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147 vs. Ireland

149 vs. Scotland

Monday, St. David's Day, 1 March 1926
Home International Championship 1925-26 (38th) Match

England 1 Wales 3 [0-1]

Match Summary
England Party

Wales Party

Selhurst Park, South Norwood, Croydon, Surrey
Attendance: 23,000; Receipts: £1,600;
Kick-off: tbc afternoon GMT

Wales - Jack Fowler (Vizard rounded Cresswell and cenred for Fowler's left foot shot just inside the post 42, charged down Pym and finished with a left foot shot 57), Willie Davies (left footed shot curling through to the corner of the goal 60)
England - Billy Walker (headed in from an Urwin return 47)
Results 1919-30

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - William E. Russell
Swindon, England

Linesmen - not known

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th to 13th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Sam Wadsworth, third captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: G.T. Wagstaffe Simmons
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 22 February 1926.
115th match, W 75 - D 23 - L 17 - F 347 - A 114.
England Lineup
  Pym, Richard H. 33 2 February 1893 G Bolton Wanderers FC 3 6 GA
  Cresswell, Warneford 28 5 November 1897 RB Sunderland AFC 5 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 29 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 8 0
  Edwards, Willis 22 28 April 1903 RH Leeds United AFC 1 0
  Townrow, John E. 24 28 March 1901 CH Clapton Orient FC 2 0
  Green, George H. 24 2 May 1901 LH Sheffield United FC 2 0
  Urwin, Tom 30 5 February 1896 OR Newcastle United FC 4 0
  Kelly, Robert 32 16 November 1893 IR Sunderland AFC 12 6
  Bullock, Norman, injured 25 8 September 1900 CF Bury FC 2 1
Walker, William H. 27 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 14 8
  Dimmock, James H. 25 5 December 1900 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0


Len Graham (Millwall FC) and Frank Osborne (Tottenham Hotspur FC)

team notes:

Willis Edwards becomes the 500th player to play for England.
Norman Bullock received a gash to his head after five minutes from accidental blow with a finger-ring, needed attention off the pitch, when he returned, with a huge plaster on his head, he took over the outside-right position.
2-3-5 Pym -
Cresswell, Wadsworth -
Edwards, Townrow, Green -
(Bullock), Kelly, Bullock, Walker, Dimmock


Age 27.2 Appearances/Goals 5.0 1.2


Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 29th to 24th
Colours: Made by St. Margaret's - Red shirts with white laced-up collars, white shorts, red socks
Capt: Stanley Davies Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee.
Wales Lineup
  Gray, Albert 25 23 September 1900 G Oldham Athletic AFC, England 8 10 GA
  Russell, Moses R. 37 20 May 1888 RB Plymouth Argyle FC, England 21 1
  Jenkins, John 33/34 1892 LB Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 7 0
  Davies, Stanley C. 27 24 April 1898 RH West Bromwich Albion FC, England 15 5
  Pullen, John 24 1 November 1901 CH Plymouth Argyle FC, England 1 0
  John, Robert F. 27 3 February 1899 LH Arsenal FC, England 4 0
Davies, William 25 10 March 1900 OR Cardiff City FC 9 3
  Davies, Leonard S. 26 28 April 1899 IR Cardiff City FC 13 3
Fowler, Jack 26 3 December 1899 CF Swansea Town FC 3 2
  Jones, Charles 26 12 December 1899 IL Nottingham Forest FC, England 1 0
  Vizard, Edward T. 36 7 June 1889 OL Bolton Wanderers FC, England 21 1


reserves not known

team notes:

Despite the Welsh victory, this was a 'scratch' side that had undergone mass changes up until the day of the match. On the day, Charles Jones played inside-left in place Stan Davies, who dropped back to right-half, with John Pullen filling the centre-half position.
For certain, on 27 February, Charles Jones and John Pullen were added to the team.
2-3-5 Gray -
Russell, Jenkins -
S.Davies, Pullen, John -
W.Davies, L.Davies, Fowler, Jones, Vizard


Age 28.4/5 Appearances/Goals 9.4 0.9


    Match Report

Wales beat England in the international match at Selhurst Park yesterday by three goals to one...

Shortly before half-time Vizard got away from a pass by Jones, and put in a centre from which Fowler scored with a hard drive into the top corner of the net...

A free kick for a foul against Russell was well-placed in the goal-mouth by Green, and Urwin lobbed the ball to Walker, who headed it straight into the goal to make the scores level. Wales soon took the lead again, however, W. Davies scoring with a fine shot from the edge of the penalty area, after clever play on the left wing by Jones and Vizard. From the kick-off Jones worked his way down the field and put across a centre which Pym ran out of goal and picked up, but he allowed L. Davies to kick the ball out of his hands, and Fowler coolly put it into an open goal. The backs were both at fault on this occasion, neither of them making any attempt to cover Pym after ha had left his goal...

Though Wales fully deserved to win on the run of the play, it can have been but seldom that an English forward line has been so ineffective.- The Times - Tuesday 2nd March, 1926

Source Notes

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