As Wales had to make only one
change in the eleven that defeated Scotland at Wrexham two weeks ago
they had an exceptionally good chance of overcoming England at
Nottingham yesterday, but in a rather disappointing game the home
country gained the victory, scoring two goals to none.
Largely remodelled, the English
eleven proved good enough for the occasion, but in a game largely
spoiled by the wind they showed to no special advantage. As the play
went there was nothing to choose between the sides, but, aided by the
blustering wind in the first half, England obtained a lead which they
held to the end. Seeing that the turf was fairly soft and in quite
favourable condition, the play all round fell far below expectations.
Most noticeable was the fault of lifting the ball when every effort
should have been made to keep it under control ; and on such a squally
afternoon the play naturally became very uncertain. The match was rarely
attractive as an exhibition of skilled football, and the crowd of 12,000
people that assembled on the Nottingham Forest Club's ground had little
cause for enthusiasm...
At the end of a quarter of an
hour England scored their first goal, Woodward dribbling through and
giving Holley a neat pass, and the latter, being well placed, had no
difficulty in beating Roose...
Close upon half-time Woodward
dribbled through again and passed to Freeman, who, with the way made
clear, shot hard and low past Roose, thus scoring England's second
The record now stands
:--England, 23 wins ; Wales, 2 ; drawn games, 6.
- The Times - Tuesday 16th