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Saturday, 1 April 1933
Home International Championship 1932-33 (45th) Match

Scotland 2 England 1 [1-1]

Match Summary

Scotland Party

England Party

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 136,259 (a new World record attendance); Receipts: £13,968;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT
Live on Scottish Regional and Newcastle Radio - commentator: George Allison

Scotland - Jimmy McGrory (pushed in a Duncan low cross 4, left-footed lob following a McPhail cross 81)
England - George Hunt (left foot drive on the turn from a Pickering pass 30)
Results 1930-39

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Samuel Thompson
Belfast, Ireland

Linesmen - W.W. Walden, Nottingham, and not known


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Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 7th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Bob Gillespie Selectors:
Trainer: Robert Manderston (Queen's Park FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 27 March 1933.
Scotland Lineup
  Jackson, John 26 29 November 1906 G Partick Thistle FC 4 11 GA
  Anderson, Andrew 24 21 February 1909 RB Heart of Midlothian FC 1 0
  McGonagle, William 28 30 April 1904 LB The Celtic FC 1 0
  Wilson, Peter 27 25 November 1905 RH The Celtic FC 4 0
  Gillespie, Robert 31 28 April 1901 CH Queen's Park FC 4 0
  Brown, George C.P. 26 7 January 1907 LH Rangers FC 5 0
  Crawford, James 28 21 May 1904 OR Queen's Park FC 5 0
  Marshall, James 25 3 January 1908 IR Rangers FC 2 0
McGrory, James E. 28 26 April 1904 CF The Celtic FC 6 6
  McPhail, Robert L. 27 25 October 1905 IL Rangers FC 9 3
  Duncan, Douglas 23 14 October 1909 OL Derby County FC, England 2 1


Andrew Herd (Heart of Midlothian FC) and James Marshall (Rangers FC, both traveling reserves). Joe Kennaway, Alexander Thomson and Peter Wilson (all The Celtic FC), Douglas Gray and James Fleming (replacement traveling reserve) (both Rangers FC), John Gilmour (Dundee FC), John Johnston (Heart of Midlothian FC), Willie MacFadyen (Motherwell FC),  .

team notes:

James Marshall replaced Arsenal FC's Alec James as inside-right on 28 March. James was considered unlikely to start when the team was chosen. The day after, Peter Wilson replaced the original captain, Davie Meiklejohn, allowing Bob Gillespie to become the last ever amateur to captain the Scotch team. Both withdrawals were due to leg injuries.
2-3-5 Jackson -
Anderson, McGonagle -
Wilson, Gillespie, Brown -
Crawford, Marshall, McGrory, McPhail, Duncan


Age 26.6 Appearances/Goals 3.9 0.7


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue or black shorts, black socks with white tops
Capt: Ernie Blenkinsop, fourth captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Arthur G. Kingscott
Trainer: Dave Willis (Nottingham Forest FC)
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following an inter-league match, on Monday, 27 March 1933.
152nd match, W 98 - D 28 - L 26 - F 464 - A 172.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 26 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 14 17 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 27 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 11 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 30 20 April 1902 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 26 0
  Strange, Alfred H. 32 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 15 0
  Hart, Ernest A. 31 3 January 1902 CH Leeds United FC 5 0
  Weaver, Samuel 24 8 February 1909 LH Newcastle United FC 3 0
  Hulme, Joseph H.A. 28 26 August 1904 OR Arsenal FC 9 4
  Starling, Ronald W. 23 11 October 1909 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
Hunt, George S. 23 22 February 1910 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 1
  Pickering, John 24 18 December 1908 IL Sheffield United FC 1 0
  Arnold, John 25 30 November 1907 OL Fulham FC 1 0


Lewis Stoker (Birmingham FC) and Joe Beresford (Aston Villa FC).

team notes:

Ernie Blenkinsop's final match is a record 26th consecutive appearance for England, breaking the record held by Billy Wedlock since 1913.
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Hart, Weaver -
Hulme, Starling, Hunt, Pickering, Arnold.


Age 26.6 Appearances/Goals 7.9 0.3


    Match Report

Scotland beat England in the last International match of the season at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Saturday by two goals to one. It was a splendid game with hardly a dull moment, played before a crowd of over 134,000, the largest that ahs ever watched a football match, and it was over all too soon. Many could hardly realize that the time had flown and it seemed to be only a minute or two from the start to the whistle for the interval and again from the resumption of play till the end...

Within five minutes of the start of the game Scotland were a goal to the good. McGrory, McPhail, and Duncan settled down quickly to play finely and worry the English defence almost out of reason. At last McPhail made a dazzling, dribbling run and passed out to Duncan who made a centre straight across the goal-mouth and McGrory was up near the right post to push the ball through with no one near to hinder him...

England kept at it with an occasional Scottish raid and then at last Arnold gave Hunt a through pass which he took with his left foot as he swung round and the ball went low through the goal between the near post and Jackson, who was advancing...

Then at last a fine through pass by McPhail went straight in front of McGrory and he dashed in between the backs with the ball at his feet. He veered towards the left and, as Hibbs challenged him, he shot with his left foot, still going at full speed, and the ball went crashing over Hibbs's left shoulder, rising swiftly, and into the far corner of the net. No better goal could have been wished for. It was a fitting climax to a fine game, and it brought victory to the right side. - The Times - Monday 3rd April, 1933

Source Notes

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