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139 vs. Wales

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Saturday, 12 April 1924
Home International Championship 1923-24 (36th) Match

England 1 Scotland 1 [0-1]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad

The British Empire Exhibition Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 37,250;
Kick-off: tbc GMT

Scotland - Eddie Taylor (Clunas' free-kick came to Cowan, whose shot hit the post, and rebounded of Taylor's knee, or back, for an own goal 40)
England - Billy Walker (Buchan headed across the goal, Smith's header was half-hearted for Walker to score easily 60)
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Scotland

Referee - Thomas R. Dougray
Bellshill, Scotland

Linesmen - J. Fleming, Scotland and R.T. Bradshaw, Leicester.


  Goal Attempts  
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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Frank Moss, only captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 31 March 1924.
107th match, W 70 - D 22 - L 15 - F 331 - A 104.
England Lineup
Taylor, Edward 36 7 March 1887 G Huddersfield Town AFC 6 8 GA
  Smart, Thomas 27 20 September 1896 RB Aston Villa FC 3 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 27 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 5 0
  Moss, Frank 28 17 April 1895 RH Aston Villa FC 5 0
  Spencer, Charles W. 24 4 December 1899 CH Newcastle United FC 1 0
  Barton, Percy A. 31 20 January 1893 LH Birmingham FC 6 0
  Butler, William 24 27 March 1900 OR Bolton Wanderers FC 1 0
  Jack, David B.N. 24 3 April 1898 IR Bolton Wanderers FC 2 0
  Buchan, Charles M. 32 22 September 1891 CF Sunderland AFC 6 4
Walker, William H. 26 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 7 4
  Tunstall, Fred 26 29 May 1897 OL Sheffield United FC 4 0

reserves:

Originally Charlie Buchan, replaced with Bob Kelly (Burnley FC), and George Blackburn (Aston Villa FC).

team notes:

Liverpool FC's Harry Chambers was the original named inside-left. On 9 April, after Chambers was declared unfit, Charlie Buchan was brought in as centre-forward, the position originally handed to Billy Walker, who slipped into the vacant inside-left position.
 
2-3-5 Taylor -
Smart, Wadsworth -
Moss, Spencer, Barton -
Butler, Jack, Buchan, Walker, Tunstall.

Averages:

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals 4.2 0.6

 

Scotland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Jimmy McMullan Selectors:
Trainer: G.T. Livingstone (Rangers FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Wednesday, 2 April 1924.
Scotland Lineup
  Harper, William 27 19 January 1897 G Hibernian FC 6 5 GA
  Smith, John nk not known RB Ayr United FC 1 0
  McCloy, Philip 27 19 April 1896 LB Ayr United FC 1 0
  Clunas, William 24 29 April 1899 RH Sunderland AFC, England 1 0
  Morris, David 24 21 August 1899 CH Raith Rovers FC 3 1
  McMullan, James 29 26 March 1895 LH Partick Thistle FC 6 0
  Archibald, Alexander 26 6 September 1897 OR Rangers FC 6 1
  Cowan, William D. 27 9 August 1896 IR Newcastle United FC, England 1 0
  Harris, Neil L. 29 30 October 1894 CF Newcastle United FC, England 1 0
  Cunningham, Andrew 33 30 January 1891 IL Rangers FC 8 4
  Morton, Alan L. 30 24 April 1893 OL Rangers FC 11 2

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Harper -
Smith, McCloy -
Clunas, Morris, McMullan -
Archibald, Cowan, Harris, Cunningham, Morton

Averages:

Age 25.1 Appearances/Goals 4.1 0.7

 

    Match Report by Glen Isherwood

Wales had already won the British Championship, for only the third time, winning all three of their games, including a 2-0 win over Scotland, at Ninian Park and a 2-1 win over England, at Ewood Park. England had also lost 2-1 to Ireland at Windsor Park and needed to win, to avoid finishing bottom, for the first time. Scotland, the British Champions for the previous three years, needed a point to finish runners-up.

The Scots took the lead just before the interval. A Clunas free-kick came to Cowan, whose shot hit the post, rebounded against goalkeeper Ted Taylor and went in.

On the hour England were level, when Buchan headed across goal, for Billy Walker to score the equaliser.

Scotland were to regain the British Championship, the following year, and keep it for a further three years. England had to wait until 1927 to beat Scotland again, but not before finishing bottom again, in 1926.

Source Notes

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