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Wednesday, 15 November 1933
Home International Championship 1933-34 (46th) Match

England 1 Wales 2 [0-1]

Match Summary
England Party

Wales Party

St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
Attendance: 15,000;
Kick-off: 2.30pm GMT
Second half live on National Radio - commentator: George Allison

Wales - Tommy Mills (drove the ball in off the post past Hibbs after an Astley pass. The goal was given before Hapgood attempted his clearance 21), Dai Astley (headed in a Phillips free-kick 82)
England - Eric Brook (scored from a Crooks centre 59)
Results 1930-39

England won the toss, Wales kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - Samuel Thompson
Belfast, Ireland

Linesmen - Mr. Nattrass, Durham, and not known

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue or black shorts, black socks with white tops
Capt: Roy Goodall, eleventh captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 6 November 1933.
156th match, W 100 - D 29 - L 27 - F 473 - A 175.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 27 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 18 20 GA
  Goodall, F. Roy 30 31 December 1902 RB Huddersfield Town AFC 24 0
  Hapgood, Edris A. 25 24 September 1908 LB Arsenal FC 4 0
  Strange, Alfred H. 33 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 19 0
  Allen, James P., injured off 36th minute 24 16 October 1909 CH Portsmouth FC 2 0
  Copping, Wilfred 26 17 August 1907 LH Leeds United AFC 4 0
  Crooks, Samuel D. 25 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 17 7
  Grosvenor, A. Thomas 24 22 November 1908 IR/CH Birmingham FC 2 1
  Bowers, John W.A. 25 22 February 1908 CF Derby County FC 2 1
  Bastin, Clifford S. 21 14 March 1912 IL Arsenal FC 5 3
Brook, Eric F. 25 27 November 1907 OL Manchester City FC 4 2


Tom White (Everton FC) and Joe Beresford (Aston Villa FC).

team notes:

This defeat puts an end to England's successful Home run of nine victories in a row. They had won every Home match since 1928. having failed to do so for the previous four years.
(2-3-4 after 36 minutes)
Hibbs -
Goodall, Hapgood -
Strange, Allen
(Grosvenor), Copping -
Crooks, Grosvenor, Bowers, Bastin, Brook.


Age 25.9 Appearances/Goals 9.2 1.2


Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 18th to 15th
Colours: Made by St. Margaret's - Red shirts with white collars, white shorts, red socks
Capt: x Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee.
Wales Lineup
  John, W. Ronald 22 29 January 1911 G Stoke City FC, England 7 9 GA
  Lawrence, Wilfred 24 16 March 1909 RB Swansea Town FC 5 0
  Jones, David O. 23 28 October 1910 LB Leicester City FC, England 2 0
  Murphy, James P. 23 8 August 1910 RH West Bromwich Albion FC, England 5 0
  Griffiths, Thomas 27 21 February 1906 CH Middlesbrough FC, England 14 3
  Richards, David T. 27 31 October 1906 LH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 7 0
  Phillips, Cuthbert 23 23 June 1910 OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 6 1
  O'Callaghan, Eugene 27 6 October 1906 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 10 3
Astley, David J. 24 11 October 1909 CF Aston Villa FC, England 7 5
Mills, Thomas 21 28 December 1911 IL Clapton Orient FC, England 2 1
  Evans, William 21 7 November 1912 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 3 1


reserves not known

team notes:

David Jones had replaced Motherwell FC's Ellis at left-back.
2-3-5 John -
Lawrence, Jones -
Murphy, Griffiths, Richards -
Phillips, O'Callaghan, Astley, Mills, Evans.


Age 23.8 Appearances/Goals 6.2 1.1


    Match Report

Wales won the International Championship for the second season in succession when they beat England at Newcastle yesterday by two goals to one.

There can be no doubt that victory went to the better side on the day's play, for Wales were faster and they worked together better than England, many of their combined moves being brilliantly executed...

Wales got into their stride from the kick-off, and their goal scored by Mills after 21 minutes was no more than they deserved. Mills accepted a pass from Astley, ran on, and pushed the ball past Hibbs. Hapgood rushed up behind in an effort to save a goal, but he could only kick the ball against the inside of the far post and into the net. Brook obtained England's goal after 59 minutes from Crooks's centre, and Astley scored the winning goal eight minutes from the end, heading in finely from a free-kick by Phillips. - The Times - Thursday 16th November, 1933


It was on 15 November 1933 that the murder trial of 21-year-old Stanley Hobday continued into its second day. He had broken into the house of 24-year-old Charles Fox in West Bromwich, three months earlier, and stabbed him seven times, before breaking into another house nearby to clean himself up, even having a shave and sewing up the hole in his coat from the struggle, with cotton found in the house. Hobday then went on to steal a car which he crashed and overturned into a field in Cheshire. Having continued on foot, he was eventually caught in Scotland, just across the water from Cumberland. The evidence against him was overwhelming and he was found guilty on the third day of the trial. Because he was only five feet, three inches tall and weighing just nine stones, the executioner had to allow for a longer drop than usual of eight feet, seven inches when he was hanged, six weeks later.

Source Notes

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