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120 vs. Ireland

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122 vs. Scotland

Monday, 15 March 1920
Home International Championship 1919-20 (32nd) Match

England 1 Wales 2 [1-2]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Wales Squad

Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
Attendance: 21,180;
Receipts £1,700; Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Charlie Buchan (dribbled and shot after a Pennington free-kick 7)
Wales - Stan Davies (penalty 14), Dick Richards (Clay's pass to Pennington, who slipped, and the pass was collected by Richards, who rounded Hardy to shoot into an empty net 35)
Results 1919-30

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Wales

Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Scotland

Linesmen - T.F. Wilker (Hertfordshire) and unknown

In December 1919, in addition to the Home Nations refusal to play against their wartime foes, the self-imposed ban was to include any other country that had subsequently played these foes, Germany, Austria and Hungary,

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st to 2nd
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Jesse Pennington, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 8 March 1920.
88th match, W 61 - D 16 - L 11 - F 292 - A 79.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 37 26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 20 18 GA
  Clay, Thomas 27 19 November 1892 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0
  Pennington, Jesse 36 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 24 0
  Ducat, Andrew 34 16 February 1886 RH Aston Villa FC 4 1
  Barson, Frank 28 10 April 1891 CH Aston Villa FC 1 0
  Grimsdell, Arthur 25 23 March 1894 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 0
  Chedgzoy, Samuel 31 27 January 1889 OR Everton FC 1 0
Buchan, Charles M. 28 22 September 1891 IR Sunderland AFC 2 2
  Elliot, George W. 31 7 January 1889 CF Middlesbrough FC 3 0
  Smith, Joseph 30 25 June 1889 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 5 1
  Quantrill, Alfred E. 23 22 January 1897
in India
OL Derby County FC 1 0

reserves:

Bert Smith (Tottenham Hotspur FC) and Clem Stephenson (Aston Villa FC).

team notes:

This is England's oldest team, so far, for the second match in a row.
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Clay, Pennington -
Ducat, Barson, Grimsdell -
Chedgzoy, Buchan, Elliot, Smith, Quantrill

Averages:

Age 30.0 Appearances/Goals 6.6 0.3

 

Wales Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 21st to 20th
Colours: Made by St. Margaret's - Red shirts with white laced-up collars, white shorts, red socks
Capt: Joe Jones Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee.
Wales Lineup
  Peers, Edward J. 33 31 December 1886 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 5 6 GA
  Millership, Harold, injured nk *not known RB Rotherham County FC, England 3 0
  Russell, Moses R. 31 20 May 1888 LB Plymouth Argyle FC, England 6 0
  Matthias, Thomas J. 29 7 November 1890 RH Wrexham AFC 5 0
  Jones, Joseph T. 33 9 January 1887 CH Stoke FC, England 10 0
  Keenor, Frederick C. 25 31 July 1894 LH Cardiff City FC 2 0
  Meredith, William H. 45 30 July 1874 OR Manchester United FC, England 48 10
  Jones, William T.J. 37 28 June 1882 IR Southend United FC, England 20 6
Davies, Stanley C. 21 24 April 1898 CF Preston North End FC, England 3 3
Richards, Richard W. 30 14 February 1890 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 2 1
  Vizard, Edward T. 30 7 June 1889 OL Bolton Wanderers FC, England 9 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Southend United FC's Ivor Jones and Bolton Wanderers FC's Jennings were part of the original line-up, there places going to Keenor and Lot Jones respectively.
Billy Meredith is the oldest player to face England, at 45 years and 229 days. And therefore making this side the oldest team England have faced, thus far.
Millership was injured and carried off towards the end of the first half. He returned for the second half.
 
2-3-5 Peers -
Millership, Russell -
Matthias,
J.Jones, Jennings -
Meredith,
W.Jones, Davies, Richards, Vizard.
notes - to cater for Millership's injury, he went outside-left, Davies went left-back and Vizard, inside-left.

Averages:

Age 31.4 Appearances/Goals 10.3 1.6

 

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Source Notes

*Most sources state that Harold Millership was born in Chirk in 1889, but there is no registration to complete this information.

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