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

Scotland 1 England 2 [0-0]

Match Summary
Scotland Party

England Party

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshires
Attendance: 111,214;
Receipts: £7,100; Kick-off 3.00pm GMT;
Live on Glasgow Radio only

Scotland - Alan Morton (McLean took a neat pass from McPhail to centre for Morton, who bundled the ball into the net 53)
England - Bill Dean (a powerful shot after outpacing Thomson, from an Edwards pass 69, raced through and rounded Harkness 88)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Arthur Ward
Kirkham, Lancashire, England

Linesmen - A. Josephs, Durham, and not known

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

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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 The Celtic FC 11 0
  Thomson, Robert 23 24 October 1903 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 The Celtic FC 4 1
  Cunningham, Andrew 36 30 January 1891 IR 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 Rangers FC 16 5


John Hutton (Aberdeen FC), Tom Craig (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 27.2 Appearances/Goals 6.6 1.7


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:
In charge: Arthur G. Kingscott
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 28 March 1927.
120th match, W 77 - D 25 - L 18 - F 360 - A 125.
England Lineup
  Brown, John H. 28 19 March 1899 G The Wednesday FC 2 4 GA
  Goodall, F. Roy, injured 24 31 December 1902 RB Huddersfield Town FC 2 0
  Jones, Herbert 30 3 December 1896 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Edwards, Willis 23 28 April 1903 RH Leeds United AFC 5 0
  Hill, John H., injured 30 2 March 1897 CH/OR Burnley FC 4 0
  Bishop, Sidney M. 27 10 February 1900 LH/CH Leicester City FC 1 0
  Hulme, Joseph H.A. 22 26 August 1904 OR/IL The Arsenal FC 1 0
  Brown, George 23 22 June 1903 IR Huddersfield Town AFC 3 0
Dean, William R. 20 22 January 1907 CF Everton FC 2 4
  Rigby, Arthur 26 7 June 1900 IL/LH Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Page, Louis A. 28 27 March 1899 OL Burnley FC 2 0


Fred Kean (The Wednesday FC) and Bob 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.
It was against Roy Goodall's head that Hill cut his own head against, Goodall himself needed treatment, as did Joe Hulme, who became lame for parts of the second half.
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 25.5 Appearances/Goals 2.2 0.2


    Match Report

England beat Scotland, for the first time since 1920, in the international match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday, by two goals to one. The last occasion on which England had beaten Scotland in Scotland was as far back as 1904. The official return showed that over 111,000 people watched the game on Saturday. Although England's success was to some extent aided by the ineffectiveness of the Scottish team, it was the result of a whole-hearted, and often skilful, display...

When the pressure was at its height Hill again had to leave the field, and he had hardly gone when Scotland's enterprise was rewarded. McLean, the outside right, sent over a perfect cross-pass which Morton met with his head, and, although Brown touched the ball, he was unable to stop it...

From a clearance upfield by Goodall, Dean gathered the ball, and, beating off Thomson, the Scottish left back, ran in and shot the ball strongly into the net...

The Englishmen were not to be denied, and four minutes from the end of the game Dean again raced through, and, although he was tackled by three Scots, shot the winning goal after Thomson had attempted to pass the ball back to the goalkeeper. England finished the game strongly, and were worthy winners. - The Times - Monday 4th April, 1927

Source Notes

This was England's first win at the 1908 rebuild of Hampden Park, and the first in Glasgow since 1904.

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