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Saturday, 14 April 1923
Home International Championship 1922-23 (35th) Match

Scotland 2 England 2 [1-2]
 

Match Summary
Scotland Party

England Party

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 71,000; Receipts: £4,500;
Kick-off tbc GMT

England - Bob Kelly (header from a Tunstall cross 23), Vic Watson (a low header from another Tunstall cross 42)
Scotland - Andy Cunningham (a terrific drive, after Taylor saved from Lawson 31), Andy Wilson (tapped into an empty net after George Wilson missed his clearance 55)
Results 1919-30

Scotland the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Scotland

Type

England

Referee - Arthur Ward
Kirkham, Lancashire, England

Linesmen - G.N. Foster and unknown
 
Low capacity because stadium admission was raised to two shillings.

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

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Walter Cringan Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Wednesday, 4 April 1923.
Scotland Lineup
  Harper, William 26 19 January 1897 G Hibernian FC 3 2 GA
  Hutton, John 24 29 October 1898 RB Aberdeen FC 3 0
  Blair, James 34 11 May 1888 LB Cardiff City FC, Wales 7 0
  Steele, David M. 28 29 July 1894 RH Huddersfield Town FC, England 3 0
  Cringan, William 32 15 May 1890 CH The Celtic FC 5 0
  Muirhead, Thomas A. 26 31 January 1897 LH Rangers FC 2 0
  Lawson, Denis 25 11 December 1897 OR St. Mirren FC 1 0
Cunningham, Andrew 32 30 January 1891 IR Rangers FC 6 3
Wilson, Andrew N. 27 15 February 1896 CF Middlesbrough FC, England 12 13
  Cairns, Thomas 32 30 October 1890 IL Rangers FC 4 1
  Morton, Alan L. 29 24 April 1893 OL Rangers FC 8 2

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Harper -
Hutton, Blair -
Steele, Cringan, Muirhead -
Lawson, Cunningham, Wilson, Cairns, Morton.

Averages:

Age 28.6 Appearances/Goals 4.9 1.5

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 7th
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: George Wilson, fourth captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 9 April 1923.
100th match, W 67 - D 20 - L 13 - F 315 - A 93.
England Lineup
  Taylor, Edward 36 7 March 1887 G Huddersfield Town AFC 4 5 GA
  Longworth, Ephraim 35 2 October 1887 RB Liverpool FC 5 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 26 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 3 0
  Kean, Frederick W. 24 3 April 1899 RH The Wednesday FC 2 0
  Wilson, George 31 14 January 1892 CH The Wednesday FC 9 0
  Tresadern, John 30 26 September 1892 LH West Ham United FC 1 0
  Chedgzoy, Samuel 34 27 January 1889 OR Everton FC 6 0
Kelly, Robert 29 16 November 1893 IR Burnley FC 7 5
Watson, Victor M. 25 10 November 1897 CF West Ham United FC 2 2
  Chambers, Henry 26 17 November 1896 IL Liverpool FC 7 5
  Tunstall, Fred 25 29 May 1897 OL Sheffield United FC 1 0

reserves:

Percy Barton (Birmingham FC) and Billy Walker (Aston Villa)

team notes:

George Wilson was a doubt for much of the previous week, having been injured in the league match against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on the Saturday. He recovered enough to play.
 
2-3-5 Taylor -
Longworth, Wadsworth -
Kean, Wilson, Tresadern -
Chedgzoy, Kelly, Watson, Chambers, Tunstall

Averages:

Age 29.2 Appearances/Goals 4.3 0.9

England teams v. Scotland:

1922:

Dawson Clay Wadsworth Moss Wilson Bromilow York Kelly Rawlings Walker Smith

1923:

Taylor Longworth Wadsworth Kean Wilson Tresadern Chedgzoy Kelly Watson Chambers Tunstall

 

    Match Report

By playing a drawn game--two goals each--with England at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday, Scotland secured the honours of the Association International Championship for the third consecutive year.

The match was fast and interesting throughout and, although play fell below the high standard reached at Sheffield three years ago, the game provided much better football than the dull scramble on the Aston Villa ground last April. The magnificent arena of the Queen's Park Club easily accommodated the comparatively small crowd of 71,000. The price of admission, it should be said, had been raised to 2s. and rain fell before the start...

At the end of 21 minutes Tunstall beat the defence and placed the ball into the goal for Kelly to head it into the net. Scotland made the scores equal six minutes later, when, following a corner kick, Tresadern made a blunder, which enabled Lawson to shoot. Taylor saved by throwing himself at full length, and he was on the ground when Cunningham kicked the ball into the goal. Before the interval another dash and centre by Tunstall enabled Watson to head the second goal for England, and so England led at the interval. Ten minutes after play had been resumed Wadsworth, in an attack by Scotland, completely missed his kick, and left Wilson with an easy opening from which he made the scores equal. - The Times - Monday 16th April, 1923

Home International Championship

Other Championship match played on 14 April 1923:

WALES 0-3 IRELAND
(Irvine 2, Gillespie)

12,222 (The Racecourse, Wrexham)

    Football League

Football League Division One
14 April 1923
Team P Pts
Liverpool 38 55
Sunderland 38 52
Huddersfield Town 39 49
Manchester City 39 44
Aston Villa 39 42
Everton 38 42
Sheffield United 39 41
Newcastle United 38 41
West Bromwich Albion 38 39
Bolton Wanderers 39 39
Cardiff City 38 38
Tottenham Hotspur 39 38
Arsenal 40 38
Burnley 39 36
Preston North End 39 36
Blackburn Rovers 39 36
Middlesbrough 38 34
Birmingham 39 33
Nottingham Forest 40 32
Chelsea 38 31
Stoke 39 29
Oldham Athletic 39 27

 

Division One matches played on 14 April 1923:

ARSENAL 1-1 PRESTON NORTH END
Boreham 75 (Roberts 65)

23,000 (Highbury, London)

Arsenal were without John, who was playing for Wales against Ireland at Wrexham, and Kennedy and Mackie (making their international debuts), and Toner, who were playing for Ireland.

BIRMINGHAM 2-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Rawson 10, McClure 77 (Lindsay 48)
25,000
(St Andrew's, Birmingham)

Birmingham were without Percy Barton, who was a reserve against Scotland in Glasgow.

BLACKBURN ROVERS 2-0 MIDDLESBROUGH
McIntyre 23, McKay 83

8,000 (Ewood Park, Blackburn)

Middlesbrough were without Andy Wilson, who scored Scotland's second equaliser against England in Glasgow.

BOLTON WANDERERS 1-1 CHELSEA
J.R.Smith 42 (Whitton 60)

15,000 (
Burnden Park, Bolton)

Bolton were without Jennings and Vizard, who were playing for Wales against Ireland at Wrexham.

CARDIFF CITY 1-0 SHEFFIELD UNITED
Clennell 63
10,000 (Ninian
Park, Cardiff)

Cardiff were without Blair, who was playing for Scotland against England in Glasgow; Davies, Evans and Keenor, who were playing for Wales against Ireland at Wrexham, and Farquharson and Smith, who were playing for Ireland, whilst United were without Tunstall, who was making his international debut against Scotland, and Gillespie, who scored for Ireland.

EVERTON 2-1 ASTON VILLA
Cock 55, Troup 57 (Capewell 87)
40,000 (
Goodison Park, Liverpool)

Everton were without Chedgzoy, who was playing against Scotland in Glasgow, and Irvine, who scored twice for Ireland against Wales at Wrexham, whilst Villa were without Billy Walker, who was a reserve against Scotland. 

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0-0 LIVERPOOL
17,000 (Leeds Road, Huddersfield)

Huddersfield were without Taylor and Wadsworth, who were playing against Scotland in Glasgow, and Steele, who was playing for Scotland, whilst Liverpool were without Chambers and Longworth, who were also playing against Scotland, and Parry, who was playing for Wales against Ireland at Wrexham.

MANCHESTER CITY 1-1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Roberts 51 (Jones pen. 60)
15,000 (Hyde Road, Manchester)

STOKE 1-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED
Watkin 86

20,000 (Victoria Ground, Stoke)

SUNDERLAND 3-1 BURNLEY
Ellis 15, Paterson 25, Buchan 57 (Lindsay 43)

20,000 (Roker Park, Sunderland)

Burnley were without Kelly, who scored the opening goal against Scotland in Glasgow, and Emerson, who was playing for Ireland against Wales at Wrexham.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1-0 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Carter 85
10,000 (The Hawthorns, West Bromwich)

West Brom were without Jones, who was playing for Wales against Ireland at Wrexham.

With their top scorer, Harry Chambers, playing for England, Liverpool did well to hold Huddersfield (who were also, not at full strength) to a draw, and they were closing in on a second successive championship title. The return game, the following week, would see the matter concluded.

Football League Division Two
14 April 1923
Team P Pts
Notts County 39 49
West Ham United 37 47
Manchester United 40 47
Leicester City 39 47
Blackpool 39 45
Fulham 39 44
Bury 39 43
The Wednesday 38 42
Barnsley 39 41
Leeds United 39 41
Southampton 38 40
Hull City 39 39
Derby County 39 39
Bradford City 39 35
Crystal Palace 39 35
Port Vale 39 35
South Shields 39 34
Rotherham County 39 33
Coventry City 38 33
Stockport County 39 32
Clapton Orient 39 30
Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 23

 

Division Two matches played on 14 April 1923:

BARNSLEY 0-1 PORT VALE
(Reid)
8,000
(Oakwell, Barnsley)

BLACKPOOL 5-1 BURY
Charles, Barrass, Bedford 3 (Bullock)

12,000 (Bloomfield Road, Blackpool)

BRADFORD CITY 0-1 ROTHERHAM COUNTY
(Lambert)
13,000
(Valley Parade, Bradford)

CRYSTAL PALACE 1-1 SOUTH SHIELDS
Blakemore (Oxberry)
9,000 (Croydon Common Athletic Ground, London)

DERBY COUNTY 1-2 STOCKPORT COUNTY
Moore (Knowles, Humphrey)

7,000
(Baseball Ground, Derby)

FULHAM 0-2 WEST HAM UNITED
(Bishop, Moore)
33,807 (Craven Cottage, London)

West Ham were without Tresadern and Watson, who were playing against Scotland in Glasgow, with Watson scoring. Billy Henderson missed a first-half penalty for them.

HULL CITY 0-0 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
6,000 (Anlaby Road, Hull)

LEICESTER CITY 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED
(Bain)
25,000 (Filbert Street, Leicester)

NOTTS COUNTY 1-0 LEEDS UNITED
Dinsdale
12,000 (Meadow Lane, Nottingham)

SOUTHAMPTON 2-0 CLAPTON ORIENT
Dominy, Rawlings
9,000 (The Dell, Southampton)

THE WEDNESDAY 3-0 COVENTRY CITY
Sykes, Binks, Petrie
14,000 (Hillsborough, Sheffield)

The Wednesday were without Kean and Wilson, who were playing against Scotland in Glasgow.

A huge crowd saw West Ham stretch their unbeaten run to 23 games in all competitions in their relentless charge to a Wembley and promotion double. Even international call-ups and a missed penalty couldn't stop them winning again. The league run came to an end, two days later, at Barnsley, but they still won promotion, after losing in the FA Cup Final. Meanwhile, one of the founder members of the Football League, Wolves, who had won the FA Cup twice and reached the final again, just two years earlier, quietly dropped into the third division for the first time, after a dreadful season.

Selected Division Three matches played on 14 April 1923:

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2-0 SWANSEA TOWN
Fowler 2
11,000 (Home Park, Plymouth)

Plymouth were without Moses Russell, who was playing for Wales against Ireland at Wrexham, as was Swansea's Billy Hole.

WATFORD 1-1 BRISTOL CITY
Carter (Walker)
7,600 (Vicarage Road, Watford)

Bristol City led the southern section by four points from Swansea. They would clinch promotion, seven days later.

NELSON 2-1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY
Crawshaw, Broadhead (Hosker)
8,000 (Seedhill Ground, Nelson)

WIGAN BOROUGH 1-1 WREXHAM
Dennison (Burton)
9,000 (Springfield Park, Wigan)

Wrexham were without George Godding, who was in goal for Wales against Ireland at Wrexham.

Nelson led the northern section by three points from Bradford, Chesterfield and Walsall, and had a game in hand over each. Their first promotion would be secured, ten days later.

IN OTHER NEWS...

It was on 14 April 1923 that Austin Stack, the former Irish Minister for Home Affairs who had opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty that created the Irish Free State, was captured by troops. In his possession was a document accepting a proposal to end the Irish Civil War with a ceasefire and the laying down of arms.

Source Notes

Scottish Football Association
Scotland - The Complete International Record: Richard Keir
London Hearts
original newspaper reports
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
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