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89 vs. Ireland
91 vs. Scotland

Monday, 18 March 1907
Home International Championship 1906-07 (24th) Match

England 1 Wales 1 [0-1]

Match Summary
England Party

Wales Party
Team Records

Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, Fulham, County of London
Attendance: 22,000; Receipts: exceeding £700;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

Wales - Lot Jones ('Hardy saved a Meredith shot, it ran along the crossbar, Evans dropped it in front of goal for Jones to to put through' 25)
England - Jimmy Stewart ('After a hot shot by Wall, Davies cleared the ball to Stewart, who beat Roose with a tremendous shot' 62)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Robert T. Murray
(1874) Scotland

Linesmen - Arthur G. Hines (Nottingham) and J. Everall (Wales).

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, seventh captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: Charles J. Hughes
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 11 March 1907, at 104 High Holborn alongside the draw of FA Cup semi-finals.
59th match, W 42 - D 11 - L 6 - F 196 - A 52.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 24 26 August 1882 G Liverpool FC 2 1 GA
  Crompton, Robert 27 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 13 0
  Pennington, Jesse 23 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Warren, Benjamin 27 7 May 1879 RH Derby County FC 5 0
  Wedlock, William J. 26 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 2 0
  Veitch, Colin C.M. 25 22 May 1881 LH Newcastle United FC 4 0
  Rutherford, John 22 12 October 1884 OR Newcastle United FC 3 0
  Bloomer, Stephen 33 20 January 1874 IR Middlesbrough FC 22 27
  Thornley, Irvine 23 11 October 1883 CF Manchester City FC 1 0
Stewart, James 24 15 January 1883 IL The Wednesday FC 1 1
  Wall, George 22 20 February 1885 OL Manchester United FC 1 0


Oxford University AFC's Kenneth Hunt and Tottenham Hotspur FC's Vivian Woodward (Both had also been named in the England Amateur team to face Netherlands on Monday, 1 April).

team notes:

Steve Bloomer extends his tally as record appearance holder.
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Warren, Wedlock, Veitch -
Rutherford, Bloomer, Thornley, Stewart, Wall.


Age 25.1 Appearances/Goals 4.9 2.5


Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 15th
Colours: "wearers of the Welsh red."
Capt: Billy Meredith Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, on Monday, 4 March 1907, following the match against Scotland;
Wales Lineup
  Roose, Leigh R. 29 27 November 1877 G Stoke FC, England 15 22 GA
  Meredith, Samuel 34 5 September 1872 RB Leyton FC, England 8 0
  Davies, Lloyd L. 30 23 February 1877 LB Stoke FC, England 4 1
  Latham, George 26 1 January 1881 RH Liverpool FC, England 6 0
  Morgan-Owen, Morgan M. 30 20 February 1877 CH Corinthians FC, England 12 2
  Hughes, Edward 30/31 1876 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 14 0
  Meredith, William H. 32 30 July 1874 OR Manchester United FC, England 25 8
Jones, William T. 24 28 June 1882 IR Manchester City FC, England 8 3
  Green, A. William 25 5 December 1881 CF Nottingham Forest FC, England 7 3
  Morris, A. Grenville 29 13 April 1877 IL Nottingham Forest FC, England 13 3
  Evans, Robert E. 21 19 October 1885
Born in Chester
OL Aston Villa FC, England 4 0


reserves were probably Davies and Sam Meredith

team notes:

Tha back-line of Derby County FC's Charlie Morris and Wrexham AFC's Horace Blew were replaced on the morning of the match, by Lloyd Davies and Sam Meredith.
Sam and Billy Meredith were brothers.
A resurgent Welsh team was thus far, the oldest and most experienced team to face England.
2-3-5 Roose -
S.Meredith, Davies -
Latham, Morgan-Owen, Hughes -
W.Meredith, Jones, Green, Morris, Evans.


Age 28.1-3 Appearances/Goals 10.5 1.7


    Match Report

Owing to the poor play of the forwards, England failed to beat Wales, at Fulham, yesterday, the match ending in a draw of one goal all.

During the first half, when a strong wind blew at their backs, the Englishmen generally gave a disappointing display. Such an advantage did winning the toss appear to carry with it that England's prospect of escaping defeat looked rather bad when they crossed over a goal behind ; but as it happened they improved wonderfully. They were wanting in dash and certainty when everything favoured them, they rose to the occasion splendidly on realizing their danger, but they could do no more than avert defeat. Except when breaking away three times Wales practically had to defend all the second half ; yet they were only once beaten. The inability of the English forwards to play effectively made the Welsh half-backs and backs very good. Particularly in the first half, when the necessity to dribble close and keep the ball low was most apparent, the Englishmen constantly kicked high, attempting to rush through...

W. Meredith often ran down the right wing, Pennington rarely stopping him, and a shot by the outside right led up to the Welshmen's goal. Hardy touched the ball, which went across to Evans, from whose centre Jones scored...

England's goal was in a sense lucky, and in no way due to first-rate football. For once Wall shot hard and straight, Davies kicking it out to Stewart, who returned it with great force out of Roose's reach...

There were well over 20,000 spectators, the receipts amounting to �700. - The Times - Tuesday 19th March, 1907


It was on 18 March 1907 that William Slack, an ex-army officer with a previous assault offence, murdered his ex-lover, Lucy Wilson with a hatchet as she walked along a Chesterfield street with their baby in a pram, and then casually walked off with the pram and child. Four months later, he became the last person ever to be hanged at Derby prison.

Source Notes

Welsh Football Data Archive
Original newspaper reports 
Rothmans Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60