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109 vs. Wales
111 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 1 April 1911
Home International Championship 1910-11 (28th) Match

England 1 Scotland 1 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Party

Scotland Party
Team Records

Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Attendance: 38,000 (a record attendance for an international in England);
Kick-off: 3.30pm GMT

England - Jimmy Stewart ('Bache centred for Webb, whose shot was stopped, the ball came to Stewart, who shot hard into the net' 18);
Scotland - Alex Higgins ('headed in from a Smith corner' 88);
Alex Higgins had scored late in the first half. The ball certainly went in and back out into play. Despite vigorous claims, Nunnerley would not allow a goal.

Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - William Nunnerley
Linesmen - S.D. Peers, Liverpool and A.M. Robertson, Stenhousemuir, Scottish F.A. President.
  Goal Attempts  
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  Fouls Conceded  

England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, thirteenth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 27 March 1911, at 42 Russell Square, London.
77th match, W 56 - D 14 - L 7 - F 269 - A 66.
England Lineup
  Williamson, Reginald G. 26 6 June 1884 G Middlesbrough FC 4 3 GA
  Crompton, Robert 31 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 32 0
  Pennington, Jesse 27 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 16 0
  Warren, Benjamin 31 7 May 1879 RH Chelsea FC 22 2
  Wedlock, William J. 30 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 22 1
  Hunt, Rev. Kenneth R.G. 27 24 February 1884 LH Leyton FC & Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 0
  Simpson, John 25 25 December 1885 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 3 0
Stewart, James 28 15 January 1883 IR Newcastle United FC 3 2
  Webb, George W. 22 18 July 1888 CF West Ham United FC 2 1
  Bache, Joseph W. 31 8 February 1880 IL Aston Villa FC 7 4
  Evans, Robert E. 25 19 October 1885 OL Sheffield United FC 3 1


Sheffield United FC's Albert Sturgess and Sunderland AFC's George Holley.

team notes:

Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder. This is the oldest team that England have fielded thus far, a record broken for the second match in a row. They also extend their 'Home' record to twelve matches unbeaten.
Ben Warren was injured just before halftime and had to retire, although he rejoined his team for the second half.
2-3-5 Williamson -
Crompton, Pennington -
Warren, Wedlock, Hunt -
Simpson, Stewart, Webb, Bache, Evans.


Age 27.4 Appearances/Goals 10.5 0.9


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 5th
Colours: Dark blue shirts and white shorts
Capt: Jimmy Hay Selectors:
Trainer: Bill Struth (Clyde FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of eight members (Messrs. Robertson, Black, Westwater, Campbell, Dodds, McLaughlan, Craig and Brannigan), chosen, on Monday, 27 March 1911, in Glasgow.
Scotland Lineup
  Lawrence, James 26 16 February 1885 G Newcastle United FC, England 1 1 GA
  Colman, Donald C. 32 14 August 1878 RB Aberdeen FC 3 0
  Walker, John 26 6 November 1884 LB Swindon Town FC, England 3 0
  Aitken, Andrew 33 27 April 1877 RH Leicester Fosse FC, England 14 0
  Low, Wilfred L. 26 8 December 1884 CH Newcastle United FC, England 2 0
  Hay, James 30 12 December 1880 LB The Celtic FC 7 0
  Bennett, Alexander 29 20 October 1881 OR Rangers FC 10 1
  McMenemy, James 30 23 August 1880 IR The Celtic FC 7 3
  Reid, William nk not known CF Rangers FC 3 1
Higgins, Alexander 22/23 1888 IL Newcastle United FC, England 4 1
  Smith, Alexander 34 7 November 1876 OL Rangers FC 20 6


Sunderland AFC's Tommy Tait (but his club refused to release him) and Everton FC's Tom Gracie.

team notes:

This is possibly the oldest team England have thus far faced. The resultant age of Billy Reid may bring the average down.
2-3-5 Lawrence -
Colman, Walker -
Aitken, Low, Hay -
Bennett, McMenemy, Reid, Higgins, Smith.


Age 28.8-9 Appearances/Goals 6.7 1.0


    Match Report

England drew with Scotland at Goodison Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, with a score of one goal each, and thus finished first in the International Championship, Scotland being second, Wales third, and Ireland fourth.

England were decidedly lucky to escape defeat on Saturday ; indeed, on the general run of the game after the change of ends Scotland should have won, though it was only four minutes from the close of play that they obtained the equalizing goal. England won the toss, and Scotland during the opening half had to face both sun and breeze. They held their own, however, and the only goal up to the interval was the one which Stewart scored for England...

There were about 50,000 spectators, including a large contingent of Scotsmen. - The Times - Monday 3rd April, 1911

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