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115 vs. Wales
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117 vs. Ireland

Saturday, 5 April 1913
Home International Championship 1912-13 (30th) Match

England 1 Scotland 0 [1-0]
 

Match Summary
England Party

Scotland Party
Team Records

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, County of London
Attendance: 52,500; Receipts £3388 10s;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

England - Harry Hampton ('Brownlie caught the ball on the goalline from a Simpson shot, but he was charged over the line by Hampton' 37)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Glasgow, Scotland

Linesmen - Arthur G. Kingscott, Long Eaton, England, and J.H. McLaughlin, Scotland.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, nineteenth captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Alfred Davis
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 31 March 1913, at 42 Russell Square.
83rd match, W 60 - D 15 - L 8 - F 284 - A 73.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 30 26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 15 12 GA
  Crompton, Robert 33 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 38 0
  Pennington, Jesse 29 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 21 0
  Brittleton, J. Thomas 30 23 April 1882 RH The Wednesday FC 4 0
  McCall, Joseph 26 6 July 1886 CH Preston North End FC 2 1
  Watson, Richard
 injured off c.70th min
22 11 September 1890 LH Burnley FC 1 0
  Simpson, John 27 25 December 1885 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 7 1
  Fleming, Harold J. 25 30 April 1887 IR Swindon Town FC 10 8
Hampton, J. Henry 27 21 April 1885 CF Aston Villa FC 2 2
  Holley, George H. 26 20 November 1885 IL Sunderland AFC 10 8
  Hodkinson, Joseph 23 3 May 1889 OL Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0

reserves:

Crystal Palace FC's & Oxford CIty FC's Reverend Kenneth Hunt and Middlesbrough FC's George Elliott.

team notes:

Aston Villa FC's Charlie Wallace was the original selected outside-right, his father had been killed in an accident, so his place went to Jock Simpson.
Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder and Sam Hardy extends his record of the goalkeeper with most appearances.
This 'Home' victory extends the home record of fourteen matches unbeaten, lasting back ten years.
Willie Watson had tore the muscles in his right leg, and after attempting playing out the game at outside-left, he had to retire from the game.
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Brittleton, McCall, Watson -
Simpson, Fleming, Hampton, Holley, Hodkinson.
Notes: After Watson retired, Holley dropped back to the half-back line and Hodkinson played at inside-left.

Averages:

Age 27.1 Appearances/Goals 10.2 1.7

England teams v. Scotland:

1912:

Williamson Crompton Pennington Brittleton Wedlock Makepeace Simpson Jefferis Freeman Holley Wall

1913:

Hardy Crompton Pennington Brittleton McCall Watson Simpson Fleming Hampton Holley Hodkinson

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars and white shorts, dark socks with white trim.
Capt: Charlie Thomson Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen on Monday, 31 March 1913, in Glasgow.
Scotland Lineup
Brownlie, James 27 15 May 1885 G Third Lanark FC 13 9 GA
  McNair, Alexander 29 26 December 1883 RB The Celtic FC 10 0
  Walker, John 28 6 November 1884 LB Swindon Town FC, England 9 0
  Thomson, Charles B. 34 12 June 1878 RH Sunderland AFC, England 19 3
  Gordon, James E. 24 23 July 1888 CH Rangers FC 5 0
  Wilson, David 29 14 January 1884  LH Oldham Athletic AFC, England 1 0
  Donnachie, Joseph 27/28 1885 OR Oldham Athletic AFC, England 1 0
  Walker, Robert 34 10 January 1879 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 29 7
  Reid, William nk not known CF Rangers FC 7 3
  Wilson, Andrew 32 10 December 1880 IL The Wednesday, England 5 1
  Robertson, George C. 28 7 March 1885 OL The Wednesday, England 4 0

reserves:

The Celtic FC's Jimmy Quinn, Rangers FC's Tommy Logan and Newcastle United FC's Jimmy Hay.

team notes:

The Celtic FC's Jimmy McMenemy was the original selected inside-right, owing to an injury, his place going to Bobby Walker.
Andrew and David Wilson were brothers. This is possibly the oldest team to face England thus far, again dependent on the age of Billy Reid.
 
2-3-5 Brownlie -
McNair, Walker -
Gordon, Thomson, Wilson -
Donnachie, Walker, Reid, Wilson, Robertson.

Averages:

Age 29.2-3 Appearances/Goals 9.4 1.3

 

    Match Report

England beat Scotland by one goal to love at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and the victory gained by this narrow margin carries with it the International Championship at Association football. England had lost to Ireland before beating Wales, while Scotland drew with Wales and then defeated Ireland. The English side thus had to win on Saturday to secure the championship for their country.

In the first half, when the wind blew at their backs, the home side showed distinct superiority, while afterwards, when having chiefly to defend, they proved equal to all emergencies. Perhaps the secret of England's success could be traced to the comparative failure of the Scottish forwards. Although lacking the combination expected of them, the visitors played hard and had so much of the game that many opportunities of scoring occurred, but they met with no reward, and in quite a desperate finish the only goal, obtained eight minutes before half-time, sufficed to give England the victory. The attendance was officially returned at 52,000 and the gate receipts were 3,388 16s. - The Times - Monday 7th April, 1913

    Football League

Football League Division One
5 April 1913
Team P Pts
The Wednesday 34 46
Sunderland 33 45
Manchester United 35 43
Aston Villa 33 42
Bolton Wanderers 35 42
Manchester City 35 41
Blackburn Rovers 34 39
Oldham Athletic 34 38
Derby County 34 36
Liverpool 36 35
West Bromwich Albion 34 34
Everton 35 34
Bradford City 34 33
Sheffield United 35 32
Newcastle United 33 31
Middlesbrough 34 30
Tottenham Hotspur 26 20
Chelsea 26 15
Notts County 26 13
Woolwich Arsenal 27 10

 

Division One matches played on 5 April 1913:

ASTON VILLA 1-3 LIVERPOOL
Doncaster 88 (Goddard 5, Parkinson 18, Metcalf 85)

20,000 (Villa Park, Birmingham)

Villa were without Hampton (who scored the only goal) and Hardy (who was keeping a clean sheet in goal), who were playing against Scotland at Stamford Bridge.

BLACKBURN ROVERS 1-1 WOOLWICH ARSENAL
Latheron 37 (Devine 70)
6,000 (Ewood Park, Blackburn)

Blackburn were without Crompton (who was captain), Hodkinson and Simpson, who were playing against Scotland at Stamford Bridge.

DERBY COUNTY 3-1 CHELSEA
Barnes 30, Grimes 43, Sharpe 46 (Freeman 82)
10,000 (Baseball Ground, Derby)

EVERTON 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
10,000 (Goodison Park, Liverpool)

MANCHESTER UNITED 2-1 BOLTON WANDERERS
Anderson 55, Wall 65 (Smith 77)
30,000 (
Old Trafford, Manchester)

MIDDLESBROUGH 0-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED
13,992 (
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough were without George Elliott, who was a reserve against Scotland at Stamford Bridge, whilst Newcastle were without Jimmy Hay, who was a reserve for Scotland.

NOTTS COUNTY 0-1 SHEFFIELD UNITED
(Hardinge 37)

9,500 (Meadow Lane, Nottingham)

SUNDERLAND 3-1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Mordue pen. 25, Buchan 27, Tinsley 90 (Gregory 76)
33,700 (Roker Park, Sunderland)

Sunderland were without George Holley, who was playing against Scotland at Stamford Bridge, and Charles Thomson, who was playing for Scotland, whilst West Brom were without Jesse Pennington, who was also playing against Scotland.

THE WEDNESDAY 6-0 BRADFORD CITY
Glennon 8, Kirkman 25, McLean 31, 60, Burkinshaw 58, Wright 59

12,000 (Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield)

Wednesday were without Tom Brittleton, who was playing against Scotland at Stamford Bridge, and Robertson and Wilson, who were playing for Scotland.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1-0 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Bliss 25

20,000 (White Hart Lane, London)

Oldham were without Donnachie and Wilson, who were making their Scotland debuts against England at Stamford Bridge. It was to be Donnachie's only international appearance.

Aston Villa's home defeat was a blow to their title ambitions, but they would beat Sunderland in the FA Cup Final and finish runners-up to them in the league.

Football League Division Two
5 April 1913
Team P Pts
Preston North End 34 47
Burnley 33 43
Birmingham 35 42
Barnsley 34 42
Huddersfield Town 35 41
Lincoln City 35 38
Leeds City 35 37
Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 36
Grimsby Town 35 36
Fulham 34 34
Leicester Fosse 35 33
Nottingham Forest 35 32
Bradford 34 32
Bury 35 32
Bristol City 34 31
Glossop 34 30
Clapton Orient 35 29
Hull City 34 28
Blackpool 35 24
Stockport County 35 23

 

Division Two matches played on 5 April 1913:

BARNSLEY 2-1 HULL CITY
Lillycrop, Tufnell (Stevens)

6
,000 (Oakwell, Barnsley)

BLACKPOOL 2-0 BIRMINGHAM
Bainbridge, Charles

5,000 (Bloomfield Road, Blackpool)

BRADFORD 2-3 BURNLEY
Buchanan, Little (Husband 2, Freeman)

13
,000 (Park Avenue, Bradford)

Burnley were without Billy Watson, who was injured on his international debut against Scotland at Stamford Bridge.

BURY 0-0 CLAPTON ORIENT
3,148 (Gigg Lane, Bury)

FULHAM 2-0 GLOSSOP
Walker, Lee

7
,000 (Craven Cottage, London)

GRIMSBY TOWN 0-0 LINCOLN CITY
6,000 (Blundell Park, Cleethorpes)

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 5-0 BRISTOL CITY
Mann 3, Elliott, Jee

7,500 (Leeds Road, Huddersfield)

LEEDS CITY 1-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST
McLeod

20,000 (Elland Road, Leeds)

LEICESTER FOSSE 4-1 STOCKPORT COUNTY
Douglas, Harrison pen., Mills, Osborn (Rodgers)
10,000 (Filbert Street, Leicester)

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2-0 PRESTON NORTH END
Needham, Halligan

13,000 (Molineux, Wolverhampton)

Preston were without Joe McCall, who was playing for England against Scotland at Stamford Bridge.

Though Preston lost, they would clinch promotion just seven days later and go on to lift the Second Division Championship.

IN OTHER NEWS...

It was on 6 April 1913 that a notorious French anarchist and murderer, known as Lacombe, spectacularly committed suicide by diving head first off the roof of a Paris prison.

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
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