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Monday, 11 March 1912
Home International Championship 1911-12 (29th) Match

Wales 0 England 2 [0-2]
 


Match Summary
Wales
Party
England Party

Team Records

The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Attendance: 10,000;
Receipts: £570; Kick-off: 3.30pm GMT

England - George Holley ('after getting a clear opening following a Simpson cross' 2), Bert Freeman ('received the ball while apparently in an offside position and going through, he had Evans beaten all the way' 41);
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Wales

Type

England

Referee - Thomas R. Dougray
Scotland

Linesmen - J. Butterfield, Liverpool, and not known

  Goal Attempts  
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  Possession  

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 20th
Colours: Red shirts with white laced collar, and white shorts
Capt: Llewelyn Davies Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, following the Scotland match, on Saturday, 2 March 1912.
Wales Lineup
  Evans, Robert O. 30 August 1881 G Coventry City FC, England 9 16 GA
  Davies, Llewelyn C. 30/31 1881 RB Wrexham AFC 8 0
  Davies, Lloyd L. 35 23 February 1877 LB Northampton Town FC, England 11 1
  Hughes, Edwin 25/26 1886 RH Wrexham AFC 12 0
  Peake, Ernest 23 May 1888 CH Liverpool FC, England 8 0
  Jones, Joseph T. 25 9 January 1887 LH Stoke FC, England 2 0
  Meredith, William H. 37 30 July 1874 OR Manchester United, England 38 9
  Wynn, George 25 14 October 1886 IR Manchester City FC, England 7 1
  Jones, Evan 23 20 October 1888 CF Oldham Athletic AFC, England 6 0
  Morris, A. Grenville 34 13 April 1877 IL Nottingham Forest FC, England 21 8
  Vizard, Edward T. 22 7 June 1889 OL Bolton Wanderers FC, England 5 0

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Evans -
Llew.Davies, Lloyd Davies -
Hughes, Peake,
J.Jones -
Meredith, Wynn,
E.Jones, Morris, Vizard.

Averages:

Age 28.1 Appearances/Goals 11.5 1.7

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, fifteenth captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Charles Crump
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 26 February 1912 at 42 Russell Square, London, alongside the draw for the FA Cup fourth round.
79th match, W 58 - D 14 - L 7 - F 277 - A 67.
England Lineup
  Williamson, Reginald G. 27 6 June 1884 G Middlesbrough FC 5 3 GA
  Crompton, Robert 32 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 34 0
  Pennington, Jesse 28 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 18 0
  Brittleton, J. Thomas 29 23 April 1882 RH The Wednesday FC 2 0
  Wedlock, William J. 31 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 24 1
  Makepeace, J.W. Henry 30 22 August 1881 LH Everton FC 3 0
  Simpson, John 26 25 December 1885 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 5 1
  Jefferis, Frank 27 3 July 1884 IR Everton FC 1 0
Freeman, Bertram C. 26 13 October 1885 CF Burnley FC 4 3
Holley, George H. 26 20 November 1885 IL Sunderland AFC 8 7
  Evans, Robert E. 26 19 October 1885 OL Sheffield United FC 4 1

reserves:

Woolwich Arsenal FC's Andy Ducat and Oxford City FC's Arthur Berry.

team notes:

Holley replaced Swindon Town FC's Harold Fleming, who was carrying an injury, at inside-left.
Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder, in this, the oldest team to be fielded by England thus far, a record broken for the fourth match in a row.
It was at the same selection meeting that the Committee decided to turn down an invitation from France to play an international match.
 
2-3-5 Williamson -
Crompton, Pennington -
Brittleton, Wedlock, Makepeace -
Simpson, Jefferis, Freeman, Holley, Evans.

Averages:

Age 28.0 Appearances/Goals 9.8 1.0

 

    Match Report

At Wrexham yesterday England added to a long list of victories over Wales at Association football, gaining a victory by two goals to none. Generally disappointing, the game, though ending in a decisive win, did not prove satisfactory from an English point of view, much of the football being indifferent, and the lead gained in the first half, which decided the result, scarcely gave a fair indication of the play. Wales during this period were often dangerous, the English defence being very moderate at times...

...Evans got away and centred. Wedlock took the ball from Peake, passed to Jefferis, who sent Simpson off on the right. The Welsh defence all crowded across, and the Blackburn Rover centring, Holley was left a clear opening, of which he made full use...

England largely controlled the play, and from a pass by Jefferis Freeman dribbled robustly through the centre and beat Evans... - The Manchester Guardian - Tuesday 12th March, 1912

Source Notes

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