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Saturday, 5 April 1930
Home International Championship 1929-30 (42nd) Match

England 5 Scotland 2 [4-0]

Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, Middlesex
Attendance: 87,375;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
No live broadcast, but George Allison did provide an 'eye-witness account' at 6pm

England - Vic Watson (a swerving shot placed between Harkness and the post 12, headed in from a Crooks cross 28), Ellis Rimmer (slipped the ball past Harkness from another Crooks cross 30, left-footed drive after a Bradford pass 54), David Jack (from a Crooks' corner 33)
Scotland - James Fleming (blocked a Hibbs clearance, the ball rebounded into the goal 49, headed in a Morton cross 62)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - William McLean
Ireland (x)

Linesmen - x
Attended by HRH The Duke of Gloucester and the Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald.

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 9th to 7th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: David Jack, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following an inter-league match, on x.
137th match, W 89 - D 25 - L 23 - F 421 - A 151.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, Henry 23 x G Birmingham FC 2 x GA
  Goodall, Frederick 27 x RB Huddersfield Town FC 10 x
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 27 x LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 11 x
  Strange, Alfred 30 x RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
  Webster, Maurice 30 x CH Middlesbrough FC 1 0
  Marsden, William 28 x LH Sheffield Wednesday FC 2 x
  Crooks, Samuel 22 x OR Derby County FC 1 0
Jack, David 31 x IR Arsenal FC 5 x
Watson, Victor 32 x CF West Ham United FC 3 x
  Bradford, Joseph 29 x IL Birmingham FC 9 x
Rimmer, Ellis 23 x OL Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 2


2-3-5 Hibbs -
Goodall, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Webster, Marsden -
Crook, Jack, Watson, Bradford, Rimmer


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Davie Meiklejohn Selectors:
Trainer: J. Kerr (Glasgow Rangers FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Wednesday, 26 March 1930.
Scotland Lineup
  Harkness, John D. 22 27 September 1907 G Heart of Midlothian FC 8 15 GA
  Gray, Douglas H. 25 4 April 1905 RB Glasgow Rangers FC 7 0
  Law, Thomas 21 1 April 1908 LB Chelsea FC, England 2 0
  Buchanan, John 31 15 March 1899 RH Glasgow Rangers FC 2 0
  Meiklejohn, David D. 29 12 December 1900 CH Glasgow Rangers FC 11 2
  Craig, Thomas 34 18 July 1895 LH Glasgow Rangers FC 8 1
  Jackson, Alexander S. 24 12 May 1905 OR Huddersfield Town FC, England 16 8
  James, Alexander W. 28 14 September 1901 IR Arsenal FC, England 7 3
Fleming, James W. 28 5 December 1901 CF Glasgow Rangers FC 3 3
  Stevenson, George 25 4 April 1905 IL Motherwell FC 4 1
  Morton, Alan L. 36 24 April 1893 OL Glasgow Rangers FC 25 5


John Buchanan and James Fleming (traveling reserves from Glasgow Rangers FC). Robert Middleton (Cowdenbeath FC), Daniel Blair (Clyde FC), William Wiseman (Queen's Park FC). Jock McDougall (Sunderland AFC), Jimmy McDougall (Liverpool FC), Alexander Archibald (Glasgow Rangers FC), Alex Cheyne (Aberdeen FC), George Gibson (Bolton Wanderers FC) and James Connor (St. Mirren FC)

team notes:

John Buchanan and James Fleming replaced Aston Villa FC's Jimmy Gibson, because of injury, and Newcastle United FC's Hughie Gallacher.
2-3-5 Harkness -
Gray, Law -
Gibson, Meiklejohn, Craig -
Jackson, James, Gallacher, Stevenson, Morton.


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


    Match Report

Source Notes

As well as the 1900 'Rosebery' team of Scottish Internationalists, sponsored by Bob McColl, with the exclusion of Nick Smith, who had died in 1905, the match was attended by various dignitaries, including the Prime Minister and his daughter, Ishbel MacDonald, Mr and Mrs Arthur Henderson, the Egyptian Prime Minister and four delegates to the Egyptian Conference, Mr C.F. Adams and Mr Dwight Morrow, of the American Delegation,  Signor Grandi, Admiral Takarabe, Mr C.T. Te Water, Professor T.A. Smiddy, representing the Irish Free State and Mr T.M. Wilford, representing New Zealand, all from the Naval Conference.

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