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158 vs. Wales

160 vs. France

Saturday, 31 March 1928
Home International Championship 1927-28 (40th) Match

England 1 Scotland 5 [0-2]

Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, Middlesex
Attendance: 80,868;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Second half live on London Radio - commentator: George Allison

Scotland - Alex Jackson (headed in Morton's accurate cross 4, headed in another Morton cross 65, a shot from a third Morton cross 85), Alex James (He slipped two defenders astutely before beating Hufton 44, ran onto a rebound 66)
England - Bob Kelly (twenty-five yard free-kick 89)
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - William Bell
Scotland (x)

Linesmen - x
 Their Majesties the King and Queen of Afghanistan were in attendance, accompanied by HRH Duke of York. As well as the victorious Scottish team of 1900 were present at this match, led by Bob McColl. Only the deceased Nicol Smith was missing.

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

England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th to 16th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Roy Goodall, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 26 March 1928.
126th match, W 80 - D 25 - L 21 - F 382 - A 137.
England Lineup
  Hufton, Arthur 35 x G West Ham United FC 3 x GA
  Goodall, Frederick 25 x RB Huddersfield Town FC 7 x
  Jones, Herbert 31 x LB Blackburn Rovers FC 6 x
  Edwards, Willis 24 x RH Leeds United AFC 9 x
  Wilson, Thomas 31 x CH Huddersfield Town FC 1 0
  Healless, Henry 35 x LH Blackburn Rovers FC 2 x
  Hulme, Joseph 23 x OR Arsenal FC 6 x
Kelly, Robert 34 x IR Huddersfield Town FC 14 x
  Dean, William 21 x CF Everton FC 8 x
  Bradford, Joseph 27 x IL Birmingham FC 3 x
  Smith, William 32 x OL Huddersfield Town FC 3 x


Henry Healless (Blackburn Rivers FC), Briggs (Birmingham FC)
2-3-5 Hufton -
Goodall, Jones -
Edwards, Wilson, Bishop -
Hulme, Kelly, Dean, Bradford, Smith


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 4th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Jimmy McMullan Selectors:
Trainer : J. Kerr (Glasgow Rangers FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Tuesday, 20 March 1928.
Scotland Lineup
  Harkness, John D. 20 27 September 1907 G Queen's Park FC 3 3 GA
  Nelson, James 27 7 January 1901 RB Cardiff City FC, Wales 3 0
  Law, Thomas 19 1 April 1908 LB Chelsea FC, England 1 0
  Gibson, James D. 26 12 June 1901 RH Aston Villa FC, England 6 0
  Bradshaw, Thomas 24 7 February 1904 CH Bury FC, England 1 0
  McMullan, James 33 26 March 1895 LH Manchester City FC, England 13 0
Jackson, Alexander S. 22 12 May 1905 OR Huddersfield Town FC, England 10 6
  Dunn, James 27 25 November 1900 IR Hibernian FC 5 1
  Gallacher, Hugh K. 25 2 February 1903 CF Newcastle United FC, England 12 10
James, Alexander W. 26 14 September 1901 IL Preston North End FC, England 2 2
  Morton, Alan L. 34 24 April 1893 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 19 5


Tom Craig (Glasgow Rangers FC is the traveling reserve). William Robb (Hibernian FC), Billy McStay (Glasgow Celtic FC), Davie Meiklejohn (Glasgow Rangers FC), Henry Ritchie (Hibernian FC), Lochhead, David McCrae (St. Mirren FC), George Stevenson (Motherwell FC) and Alex Troup (Everton FC).

team notes:

Jimmy Gibson is the son of Neilly Gibson, who played for Scotland against England between 1895 and 1900.
"THE SCOTS' MIDGETS In view of the comments on the lack of inches in the Scottish attack for Wembley, the players' heights are interesting. Dunn is 5ft 6in, Gallacher 5ft 5in, James 5ft 6½in, Morton is 5ft 4½in and Jackson 5ft 10in."
2-3-5 Harkness -
Nelson, Law -
Gibson, Bradshaw, McMullan -
Jackson, Dunn,
Gallacher, James, Morton.


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


    Match Report

Source Notes

 Huddersfield Town AFC requested that their match with Bury FC be postponed due to the fact that five players had been selected for the upcoming International match.  Another two players were injured and yet another player was poorly. Despite this, the League Committee turned down their request. - Scotsman, 11 April 1934

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