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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

Officials

Wales

Type

England

Referee - William Bell
Scotland

Linesmen - not known

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

Wales Team

 

Rank:

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:

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 -
Hole
(Keenor), W.Davies, Fowler, L.Davies, Williams

Averages:

Age 29.9 Appearances/Goals 11.7 1.7

 

England Team

 

Rank:

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

reserves:

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

Averages:

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

    Football League

Football League Division One
17 November 1928
Team P Pts
Derby County 15 22
The Wednesday 15 21
Blackburn Rovers 16 19
Leicester City 15 18
Leeds United 14 18
Liverpool 15 16
Aston Villa 14 16
West Ham United 16 16
Everton 15 15
Manchester City 15 15
Burnley 16 15
Manchester United 14 14
Sunderland 15 14
Newcastle United 16 14
Portsmouth 15 14
Huddersfield Town 15 13
Birmingham 15 13
Bolton Wanderers 15 13
Arsenal 15 12
Sheffield United 15 12
Cardiff City 15 11
Bury 14 9

 

Division One matches played on 17 November 1928:

ASTON VILLA 2-1 BLACKBURN ROVERS
Beresford 2 (Bourton)

31,212 (Villa Park, Birmingham)

Blackburn were without Austen Campbell, who was playing against Wales at Swansea.

BURNLEY 2-3 MANCHESTER CITY
Page 2 (Roberts, Cowan, Brook)
1
4,021 (Turf Moor, Burnley)

City were without Bert Gray, who was in goal for Wales against England at Swansea.

BURY 1-0 ARSENAL
Amos

11,046 (Gigg Lane, Bury)

Arsenal were without Joe Hulme, who scored the first two goals against Wales at Swansea.

CARDIFF CITY 0-0 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
13,845
(Ninian Park, Cardiff)

Cardiff were without Davies and Keenor (the captain and goalscorer), who were playing for Wales against England at Swansea.

LEEDS UNITED 0-2 THE WEDNESDAY
(Seed, Gregg)

25,519 (
Elland Road, Leeds)

Leeds were without Edwards (the captain) and Hart (making his international debut), who were playing against Wales at Swansea, as was Wednesday's Blenkinsop.

LEICESTER CITY 1-0 SUNDERLAND
Chandler
24,178 (
Filbert Street, Leicester)

Leicester were without Ernie Hine, who scored against Wales at Swansea.

LIVERPOOL 3-0 BOLTON WANDERERS
Hodgson 2, Edmed

27,904 (Anfield, Liverpool)

Bolton were without Fred Kean, who was a reserve against Wales at Swansea.

MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 DERBY COUNTY
(Bedford)
26,122 (Old Trafford, Manchester)

United were without Bennion and Williams, who were playing for Wales against England at Swansea, whilst Derby were without Tom Cooper, who was playing against Wales.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 1-0 BIRMINGHAM
Wilkinson

30,000 (St James' Park, Newcastle)

Birmingham were without Joe Bradford, who was playing against Wales at Swansea.

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2-1 EVERTON
Tunstall pen., Phillipson (Martin pen.)

17,839 (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

Everton were without Dean, who was playing against Wales at Swansea, and Griffiths, who was playing for Wales.

WEST HAM UNITED 0-1 PORTSMOUTH
(Smith)
18,520 (Upton Park, London)

West Ham were without Jimmy Ruffell, who was playing against Wales at Swansea.

Having escaped relegation by a point at the end of the previous season, The Wednesday were suddenly challenging at the other end of the table, just behind an in-form Derby County.

Football League Division Two
17 November 1928
Team P Pts
Notts County 15 23
Hull City 16 22
Chelsea 15 20
Southampton 15 19
Middlesbrough 15 19
Preston North End 15 18
Stoke City 15 17
Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 17
Grimsby Town 14 16
Millwall 15 16
Bradford 15 15
Tottenham Hotspur 14 15
Barnsley 14 14
Port Vale 15 14
Nottingham Forest 15 14
West Bromwich Albion 15 13
Blackpool 15 12
Swansea Town 15 12
Clapton Orient 15 10
Bristol City 15 8
Reading 15 8
Oldham Athletic 15 6

 

Division Two matches played on 17 November 1928:

HULL CITY 5-1 BRISTOL CITY
MacDonald 5, 1 pen. (Garland)
8,545
(Anlaby Road, Hull)

MIDDLESBROUGH 1-0 STOKE CITY
Camsell

15,620
(Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough)

MILLWALL 2-1 CHELSEA
Phillips, Bryant (Meredith)
37,774
(The Den, London)

NOTTS COUNTY 3-1 BLACKPOOL
B.Mills 2, Fenner (Wilson)
13,987 (Meadow Lane, Nottingham)

County were without Willie Davies, who was playing for Wales against England at Swansea.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0-3 GRIMSBY TOWN
(Coglin, Robson
2)
9,396
(Boundary Park, Oldham)

Oldham were without Jack Hacking, who was in goal against Wales at Swansea.

PORT VALE 3-0 BARNSLEY
Kirkham 2, Gillespie
7,417
(Old Recreation Ground, Stoke)

PRESTON NORTH END 5-2 CLAPTON ORIENT
Hair 3, Harrison 2, 1 pen. (Dennison, J.Williams)
14,052 (Deepdale, Preston)

Orient were without Ernie Morley, who was playing for Wales against England at Swansea.

READING 5-3 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Johnstone 3, Chandler, Hunter (Cookson 3)
10,298 (Elm Park, Reading)

SOUTHAMPTON 2-2 BRADFORD
Rowley, Jepson (McLean, Scott)
14,406 (The Dell, Southampton)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2-1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Wilding, Osborne (Burton)

23,384 (White Hart Lane, London)

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0-0 SWANSEA TOWN
16,911 (Molineux, Wolverhampton)

Swansea were without Fowler (who scored), and Hole, who were playing for Wales against England at Swansea.

Ken MacDonald's incredible goalscoring feat lifted Hull up into second place and gave them hope of promotion to the top flight, but they would have to wait another eighty years before realising that dream.

Selected Division Three matches played on 17 November 1928:

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2-2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC
 Bowden 2 (
Wyper, Whitlow)
10,502
(Home Park, Plymouth)

Plymouth were without Moses Russell, who was playing for Wales against England at Swansea.

SWINDON TOWN 4-2 LUTON TOWN
Eddleston, Roberts, Morris, Thom (Rennie, Yardley)
6,992
(County Ground, Swindon)

Luton Town led the southern section by a point from Plymouth Argyle (who had played a game more) and Queen's Park Rangers. Wrexham led the northern section by a point from Bradford City, Stockport County and Lincoln City (who had played a game more).

IN OTHER NEWS...

It was on 16 November 1928 that gale-force winds and heavy rain swept much of western Europe. People were killed or injured from falling trees, telegraph wires were brought down, rivers were flooded, buildings were damaged, the English Channel became treacherous, there were multiple shipwrecks and planes were grounded. An estimated thirty people died in and around Britain.

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.

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