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Saturday, 4 April 1908
Home International Championship 1907-08 (25th) Match

Scotland 1 England 1 [1-0]

Match Summary
Scotland Party

England Party

Team Records

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 121,452 (a new world record attendance); Receipts: £6995; Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

Scotland - Andy Wilson ('Quinn crossed, and although Crompton blocked White's volley, Wilson snatched the tap in' 27)
England - Jimmy Windridge ('a powerful shot hit the underside of the crossbar, and from the rebound the referee adjudged the ball to have crossed the line' 74).
According to the Dundee Courier, 'the ball hit the top of the net close to the crossbar, and rebounded out after striking the ground'
Results 1901-14

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - James Mason
Burslem, England

Linesmen - John Liddell, Queen's Park, Scotland and John Lewis, Blackburn, England

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The new world record attendance was not without incident, "so great was the pressure that no fewer than seventy persons were injured, one so severely that he had to be treated at the hospital." - The Manchester Courier. "The majority of those had dropped to the ground in a faint and recovered fully when carried out on the stretchers, but three cases were so serious that the unfortunates had to be conveyed in the ambulance van to the Victoria Hospital. These were:-  Alexander Cuthill, 11 Annfield Road, Denistoun - Internal injuries. James McDade, Railway Road, Airdrie - Injured leg. John Holt, junior, Harbour Road, Musselburgh - Internal injuries." - The Dundee Courier. "Apart from the great crush, many were injured on the head, as spectators in ruthless and cruel fashion threw stones and empty bottles at those they regarded as intruding on the general view. For a time a perfect fusillade was maintained, and those in front were compelled to crouch down to save themselves. As was to be expected, cut heads were numerous. At the finish of the match a miner, whose identity has not been established, fell between a railway carriage and the platform at Mount Florida Station, and was conveyed to the Infirmary." - The Dundee Courier.

Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Lord Rosebery's racing colours of primrose yellow and pink hooped striped shirts
Capt: Charlie Thomson Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen on Monday, 30 March 1908, in Glasgow.
Scotland Lineup
  McBride, Peter 33 16 November 1874 G Preston North End, England 5 5 GA
  McNair, Alexander 24 26 December 1883 RB The Celtic FC 4 0
  Sharp, James 27 11 October 1880 LB Woolwich Arsenal FC, England 4 0
  Aitken, Andrew 30 27 April 1877 RH Middlesbrough FC, England 11 0
  Thomson, Charles B. 29 12 June 1878 CH Heart of Midlothian FC 12 3
  May, John 33 15 April 1874 LH Rangers FC 4 0
  Howie, James 30 19 March 1878 OR Newcastle United FC, England 3 2
  Walker, Robert 29 10 January 1879 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 22 5
Wilson, Andrew 27 10 December 1880 CF The Wednesday, England 2 1
  White, Walter 25 15 May 1882 IL Bolton Wanderers FC, England 2 0
  Quinn, James 29 8 July 1878 OL The Celtic FC 5 4


Harry Rennie (Hibernian FC), William Agnew (Kilmarnock FC), Alex Gardner (Newcastle United FC), Johnnie May (Rangers FC), Alexander Bennett (The Celtic FC), Finlay Speedie (Newcastle United FC), William Lennie (Aberdeen FC). May accompanied the team as reserve for all positions.

team notes:

Newcastle United FC's Peter McWilliam was the original named left-half, his place going to the named reserve, Johnnie May, on 4 April. McWilliam had an 'injured limb'.
This is the oldest team that England have faced thus far.
2-3-5 McBride -
McNair, Sharp -
Aitken, Thomson, May -
Howie, Walker, Wilson, White, Quinn.


Age 28.7 Appearances/Goals 6.7 1.3

England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Vivian Woodward, third captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 30 March 1908, at 104 High Holborn, London.
62nd match, W 44 - D 12 - L 6 - F 207 - A 55.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 25 26 August 1882 G Liverpool FC 4 3 GA
  Crompton, Robert 28 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 17 0
  Pennington, Jesse 24 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 5 0
  Warren, Benjamin 28 7 May 1879 RH Derby County FC 9 0
  Wedlock, William J. 27 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 6 1
  Lintott, Evelyn H. 24 2 November 1883 LH Queen's Park Rangers FC 3 0
  Rutherford, John 23 12 October 1884 OR Newcastle United FC 7 0
  Woodward, Vivian J. 28 3 June 1879 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 10
  Hilsdon, George 22 10 August 1885 CF Chelsea FC 4 4
Windridge, James E. 25 21 October 1882 IL Chelsea FC 3 2
  Bridgett, G. Arthur 25 11 October 1882 OL Sunderland AFC 2 0


Bolton Wanderers FC's Sam Greenhalgh and The Wednesday FC's Frank Bradshaw.
Added on Wednesday, 1 April, were Newcastle United FC's Bill Appleyard and Crystal Palace FC's George Woodger.

team notes:

On the Wednesday before this match took place, Chelsea FC played Everton FC and both Hilsdon and Windridge featured, despite the FA's request that these players were rested. As a result, the Selection Committee added two more to the reserve list.
Jock Rutherford picked up an injury through the first half and played out the rest of this match ineffectively.
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Warren, Wedlock, Lintott -
Rutherford, Woodward, Hilsdon, Windridge, Bridgett.


Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 6.5 1.5


    Match Report

The Scotland and England match was decided at Hampden-park, Glasgow, on Saturday. After a hard game the result was a draw of one goal all. The popularity of this fixture keeps on increasing in Scotland, and all records for any football match in the shape of attendances were broken, the crowd numbering over 120,000. Unfortunately there were 70 casualties among the spectators, but only in one case was there anything serious.

In the first half England, against a strong wind and powerful sun, played the better football, the footwork of their forwards being superior to that of their opponents, but Scotland were the first to score. Quinn, their outside left, made a splendid run and centre, which enabled Wilson to score with an " unstoppable " shot...

...ten minutes before the close Windridge scored for England from a powerful shot... - The Times - Monday 6th April, 1908

Source Notes

England Football Factbook: Cris Freddi
Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60