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Saturday, 17 November 1928
Home International Championship 1928-29 (41st) Match

Wales 2 England 3 [0-2]

Match Summary
Wales Party

England Party

Vetch Field, Glamorgan Street, Swansea, Glamorgan
Attendance: 22,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Joe Hulme (kicked in a Dean square ball 11, shot in following a Ruffell cross 25), Ernie Hine (set up by Bradford 86)
Wales - Jack Fowler (headed through from a corner 55), Fred Keenor (88)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - William Bell

Linesmen - not known

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Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 21st to 19th
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.
Wales Lineup
  Gray, Albert 28 23 September 1900 G Manchester City FC, England 13 23 GA
  Morley, Ernest J. 27 11 September 1901 RB Clapton Orient FC, England 3 0
  Russell, Moses R. 40 20 May 1888 LB Plymouth Argyle FC, England 23 1
  Griffiths, Thomas 22 21 February 1906 RH/CH Everton FC, England 3 0
Keenor, Frederick C., injured 34 31 July 1894 CH/OR Cardiff City FC 24 3
  Bennion, S. Raymond 32 1 September 1896 LH Manchester United FC, England 7 0
  Hole, William J. 31 1 November 1897 OR Swansea Town FC 9 1
  Davies, William 28 10 March 1900 IR Notts County FC, England 13 6
Fowler, Jack 28 3 December 1899 CF Swansea Town FC 6 3
  Davies, Leonard S. 29 28 April 1899 IL Cardiff City FC 20 5
  Williams, D. Rees nk *not known OL Manchester United FC, England 8 2


reserves not known

team notes:

Fred Keenor was injured before the interval and spent the rest of the first half on the sidelines. He spent the second half as an outside-right as a 'passenger', Griffiths went centre-half. Despite this, he still managed to score Wales' final goal.
2-3-5 Gray -
Morley, Russell -
Griffiths, Keenor
(Griffiths), Bennion -
(Keenor), W.Davies, Fowler, L.Davies, Williams


Age 29.9 Appearances/Goals 11.7 1.7


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th to 12th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Willis Edwards, second captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Wednesday, 7 November 1928.
130th match, W 84 - D 25 - L 21 - F 395 - A 142.
England Lineup
  Hacking, John 30 22 December 1897 G Oldham Athletic AFC 2 3 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 23 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 3 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 26 20 April 1902 LB The Wednesday FC 4 0
  Edwards, Willis 25 28 April 1903 RH Leeds United AFC 13 0
  Hart, Ernest A. 26 3 January 1902 CH Leeds United AFC 1 0
  Campbell, Austen F. 27 5 May 1901 LH Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
Hulme, Joseph H.A. 24 26 August 1904 OR Arsenal FC 8 4
Hine, Ernest W. 27 9 April 1901 IR Leicester City FC 2 1
  Dean, William R. 21 22 January 1907 CF Everton FC 12 17
  Bradford, Joseph 27 22 January 1901 IL Birmingham FC 5 0
  Ruffell, James W. 28 11 August 1900 OL West Ham United FC 4 0


Fred Kean (Bolton Wanderers FC) and Joe Carter (West Bromwich Albion FC)

team notes:

Almost immediately after the start of the match, Bill Dean had his eye damaged, thus explaining his below-par performance today.
2-3-5 Hacking -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Edwards, Hart Campbell -
Hulme, Hine, Dean, Bradford, Ruffell


Age 25.8 Appearances/Goals 5.1 1.7


    Match Report

England beat Wales at Swansea by three goals to two, this being their second victory of the season, and their thirty-first against Wales. Wales showed pluck and enthusiasm, but England's superior team work and sure passing on heavy ground brought them a lead of two goals in 25 minutes, and up to the interval Wales did little to suggest that they would make a real fight of it...

...but after 11 minutes England took the lead. Dean ran out to the left and passed square across the goalmouth to Hulme, who kicked in...

...and in the 25th minute England scored again. Ruffell dribbled through cleverly and centred accurately, enabling Hulme to score again...

...but in the 10th minute Fowler headed through after a corner-kick with the goalkeeper out of position...

With four minutes remaining for play Bradford made the way for another score for England, passing to Hine, who sent a low shot into the net. Two minutes later Keenor, who had a little previously made an unsuccessful effort, gained a second goal for Wales. - The Times - Monday 19th November, 1928

Source Notes

*Some sources state that David Rees Williams was born in Merthyr Tydfil in January 1900. However, there is no registration for that period, there is for March 1899 and then June and September 1901.

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