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115 vs. Wales
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





Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Glasgow, Scotland

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

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England Team



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


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.


Age 27.1 Appearances/Goals 10.2 1.7


Scotland Team



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


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.


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

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