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152 vs. Wales

154 vs. Belgium

Saturday, 2 April 1927
Home International Championship 1926-27 (39th) Match

Scotland 1 England 2 [0-0]

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow
Attendance: 111,214;
Receipts: £7100; Kick-off 3.00pm BST;
Live on Glasgow Radio only

Scotland - Alan Morton (header following a McLean cross 53)
England - Bill Dean (a powerful shot after outpacing Thomson 69, raced through and rounded Harkness 88)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - Arthur Ward
Kirkham, Lancashire, England (x)

Linesmen - x

England had not won in Scotland since 1904, desperate to bring that run to an end, Tim Paton, the Yorkshire cotton millionaire, offered the England players £10 bonus should they win, plus another £10 per goal score. - England Expects: James Corbett, p.47

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

Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd to 3rd
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Billy McStay Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Wednesday, 23 March 1927.
Scotland Lineup
  Harkness, John D. 19 27 September 1907 G Queen's Park FC 2 2 GA
  McStay, William 32 21 April 1894 RB Glasgow Celtic FC 11 0
  Thomson, Robert 21 24 October 1905 LB Falkirk FAC 1 0
  Morrison, Thomas nk not known RH St. Mirren FC 1 0
  Gibson, James D. 25 12 June 1901 CH Partick Thistle FC 4 0
  McMullan, James 32 26 March 1895 LH Manchester City FC, England 11 0
  McLean, Adam 27 27 April 1899 OR Glasgow Celtic FC 4 1
  Cunningham, Andrew 36 30 January 1891 IR Glasgow Rangers FC 12 5
  Gallacher, Hugh K. 24 2 February 1903 CF Newcastle United FC, England 10 9
  McPhail, Robert L. 21 25 October 1905 IL Airdrieonians FC 1 0
Morton, Alan L. 33 24 April 1893 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 16 5


John Hutton (Aberdeen FC), Tom Craig (Glasgow Rangers FC), Bob Gillespie (Queen's Park FC) and Jimmy Crawford (Queen's Park FC)

team notes:

Jimmy Gibson is the son of Neilly Gibson, who played for Scotland against England between 1895 and 1900.
2-3-5 Harkness -
McStay, Thomson -
Morrison, Gibson, McMullan -
McLean, Cunningham, Gallacher, McPhail, Morton.


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 12th to 10th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Jack Hill, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Saturday, 26 March 1927.
120th match, W 77 - D 25 - L 18 - F 360 - A 125.
England Lineup
  Brown, John 28 x G The Wednesday FC 2 x GA
  Goodall, Frederick 24 x RB Huddersfield Town FC 2 x
  Jones, Herbert 30 x LB Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Edwards, Willis 23 x RH Leeds United AFC 5 x
  Hill, John 30 x CH/OR Burnley FC 4 x
  Bishop, Sidney 27 x LH/CH Leicester City FC 1 0
  Hulme, Joseph 22 x OR/IL Arsenal FC 1 0
  Brown, George 23 x IR Huddersfield Town FC 3 x
Dean, William 20 x CF Everton FC 2 x
  Rigby, Arthur 26 x IL/LH Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Page, Louis 28 x OL Burnley FC 2 x


Keen (The Wednesday FC), Kelly (Huddersfield Town FC)

team notes:

"ENGLISH CAPTAIN'S PLUCK Jack Hill had three stitches put in a gash over his left eye and was advised not to resume, but insisted on returning. The wound broke out afresh early in the second half, but Hill again went out, despite earnest persuasions not to do so." Scotland's only goal came whilst Hill was receiving treatment.
2-3-5 Brown -
Goodall, Jones -
Edwards, Hill, Bishop -
Hulme, Brown, Dean, Rigby, Page
After half-an-hour, Jack Hill returned to the field as outside-right. Bishop went into the centre, with Rigby becoming the new left-half.


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


    Match Report

Source Notes

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