beat Scotland on the ground of the Sheffield Wednesday Club on Saturday
by 5 goals to 4. It was a remarkable match, for England snatched a
dramatic victory after the sides had changed ends with Scotland leading
by 4 goals to 2. There were 35,000 spectators...
Within 10 minutes of the start,
England took the lead after some brilliant combined work by the
forwards. Kelly made an opening for Wallace to run down and centre the
ball to Cock, who scored very cleverly from a position almost under the
crossbar. Three minutes later Scotland drew level. The pace of Troup had
previously threatened danger, and it was from one of his runs that
Miller was enabled to score. This goal was followed by a series of hot
attacks upon the Scottish goal, and three minutes later another
brilliant movement by Kelly and Wallace enabled the latter to put the
ball into the goal-mouth, and Quantrill dashed in and did the rest...
Ducat neglected Troup, who was
far more dangerous than his partner, with the result that the outside
man was able to outpace Longworth and put his centres across
before the English defence could get back to cover Hardy. Wilson was
quite unmarked when he scored the second equalizing goal, but when Troup
again got the better of Longworth, the centre forward was not in such a
good position. Realizing that Donaldson had a better opening, he passed
out to the latter, who took the ball on the run and beat Hardy with a
very fast drive..
Scotland, however, again broke
through the home defence, and Donaldson, who was unmarked, cleverly
turned the ball over to Miller, who easily scored his side's fourth
...12 minutes after the restart
McCall passed to Kelly, who eluded the backs and sent in a shot that
glanced off the goal-post into the net. The equalizing goal came 10
minutes later; Quantrill outpaced the defence, and, from his centre,
Cock transferred the ball to Morris, who scored the finest goal of the
goalkeeping kept the English forwards out for another six minutes, but
Kelly then ran close in from a centre by Quantrill and scored a goal
worthy of Bloomer at his best. Campbell made an heroic effort to save,
and was damaged in the collision with Kelly. He was off the field for 10
minutes, Gordon keeping the goal in his absence...
Of the 44 matches between the
two countries, Scotland have won 18 and England 14, with 12 drawn games.
Times - Monday 12th April, 1920