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Saturday, 28 February 1925
Home International Championship 1924-25 (37th) Match

Wales 1 England 2 [1-2]


Vetch Field, Glamorgan Street, Swansea, Glamorgan
Attendance: 8,000;
Kick-off: 3.00 pm GMT

Wales - Fred Keenor (fired in a low shot that swerved in the mud from a Fowler cross 36)
England - Frank Roberts (shot into an empty net after Gray closed down Cook 11, headed in a Dorrell cross 15)
Rothman's state that Keenor's goal was a Bower own goal
Match Summary
Wales Party

England Party
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - John Cahill
Linesmen -
Lt. E.W. Beetham RN, and not known.
This match had been in doubt because of the state of the pitch, but it had recovered sufficiently in the previous week to allow the game to take place. Although, it was still stated as 'deplorable'.
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Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 21st
Colours: Made by St. Margaret's - Red shirts with white laced-up collars, white shorts, red socks
Capt: Fred Keenor Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee, on Saturday, 14th February.
Wales Lineup
  Gray, Albert 24 23 September 1900 G Oldham Athletic AFC, England 5 6 GA
  Morley, Ernest J. 23 11 September 1901 RB Swansea Town FC 1 0
  Russell, Moses R. 36 20 May 1888 LB Plymouth Argyle FC, England 19 1
  Jenkins, Edward nk not known RH Lovell's Athletic FC 1 0
Keenor, Frederick C. 30 31 July 1894 CH Cardiff City FC 14 2
  Thomas, Edgar 29/30 1895 LH Cardiff Corinthians AFC 1 0
  Davies, William 24 10 March 1900 OR Cardiff City FC 5 2
  Nicholls, John B.L. 26 14 February 1898 IR Cardiff City FC 4 0
  Fowler, Jack 25 3 December 1899 CF Swansea Town FC 1 0
  Beadles, G. Harold 27 28 September 1897 IL Cardiff City FC 2 0
  Cook, Frederick 23 20 January 1902 OL Newport County AFC 2 0


reserves not known

team notes:

The original named right-half was Corinthians FC's G.B.R. Moulsdale, his place going to Jenkins. Also, on the left wing was Bolton Wanderers FC's Waylon Jennings, his place going to Thomas. Up until the day of the match, Bolton Wanderers FC's Ted Vizard was the outside-left, his place going to Cook.
2-3-5 Gray -
Morley, Russell -
Jenkins, Keenor, Thomas -
Davies, Nicholls, Fowler, Beadles, Cook


Age 26.7/8 Appearances/Goals 5.0 0.4


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: A.G. Bower, second captaincy Selectors:
In charge: G.T. Wagstaffe Simmons
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Saturday, 21 February 1925.
111th match, W 74 - D 22 - L 15 - F 343 - A 107.
England Lineup
  Pym, Richard H. 32 2 February 1893 G Bolton Wanderers FC 1 1 GA
  Ashurst, William 30 4 May 1894 RB Notts County FC 4 0
  Bower, Alfred George 29 10 November 1895 LB Corinthians FC, Casuals FC & Old Carthusians FC 4 0
  Hill, John H. 27 2 March 1897 RH Burnley FC 1 0
  Spencer, Charles W. 25 4 December 1899 CH Newcastle United FC 2 0
  Graham, Leonard 23 29 August 1901 LH Millwall Athletic FC 1 0
  Kelly, Robert 31 16 November 1893 OR Burnley FC 10 6
Roberts, Frank 31 3 April 1893 IR Manchester City FC 2 2
  Cook, Thomas E.R. 24 5 February 1901 CF Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 0
  Walker, William H. 27 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 10 7
  Dorrell, Arthur R. 28 30 March 1896 OL Aston Villa FC 2 0


Jack Townrow (Clapton Orient FC) and Joe Carter (West Bromwich Albion FC)

team notes:

The feature of this English formation is that in the attack, no fewer than four club centre-forwards have been included,
2-3-5 Pym -
Ashurst, Bower -
Hill, Spencer, Graham -
Kelly, Roberts, Cook, Walker, Dorrell


Age 27.9 Appearances/Goals 3.5 1.2


    Match Report


England beat Wales in the 42nd match played between the two countries at Swansea on Saturday by two goals to one. Wales, therefore, who were the International champions last year, have now no chance of repeating that performance. England were, on the day, decidedly the better team, but Wales were unfortunate in having to make three late changes in the composition of their side...

England took the lead after 11 minutes' play, when Gray left his goal in an attempt to check Cook which left Roberts and easy opening. At the end of a quarter of an hour England increased their lead. Dorrell finished a splendid run and from his centre Roberts headed the ball through...

Fowler led one or two attacks for Wales and at the end of 35 minutes he passed back to Keenor, who put in a low shot which swerved in the mud out of Pym's reach. - The Times - Monday 2nd March, 1925

Source Notes

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