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Wednesday, 5 February 1936
Home International Championship 1935-36 (48th) Match

England 1 Wales 2 [1-0]

Match Summary
England Party

Wales Party

Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Attendance: 27,519;
Kick-off: tbc GMT

England - Ray Bowden (Crooks passed square to Bowden to run a dozen yards to score 38)
Wales - Dai Astley (from a Phillips pass 47), Bryn Jones (dribbled around Barker and Male and beat Hibbs with a right-foot drive 67)
Results 1930-39

Wales won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary





Referee - William E. Webb

Linesmen - not known

Veterans of the Welsh team were guests of the Welsh FA, including Caeser Jenkins, Billy Meredith, Ted Vizard, Fred Keenor, Stanley Davies, J.Powell and George Latham.

Both teams wore black armbands as a mark of respect for King George V, who had died on 20 January 1936.

The match was preceded by the draw for the FA Amateur Cup third round.

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, seventh captaincy. Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the FA Cup fifth round draw, on Thursday, 30 January 1936.
168th match, W 108 - D 29 - L 31 - F 499 - A 188.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 29 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 25 26 GA
  Male, C. George 25 8 May 1910 RB Arsenal FC 7 0
  Hapgood, Edris A. 27 24 September 1908 LB Arsenal FC 15 0
  Crayston, W. John 25 9 October 1910 RH Arsenal FC 2 0
  Barker, John W. 29 27 February 1906 CH Derby County FC 8 0
  Bray, John 26 22 April 1909 LH Manchester City FC 4 0
  Crooks, Samuel D. 28 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 23 7
Bowden, E. Raymond 26 13 September 1909 IR Arsenal FC 4 1
  Drake, Edward J., injured off 46th min. 23 16 August 1912 CF Arsenal FC 3 1
  Bastin, Clifford S. 23 14 March 1912 IL Arsenal FC 13 5
  Brook, Eric F. 28 27 November 1907 OL Manchester City FC 14 8


Eric Keen (Derby County FC) and Bobby Barclay (Sheffield United FC) who was withdrawn the day before the match to play for his club in an important league tie. There appears to be no replacement.

team notes:

Ted Drake injured his eye as he headed the ball early in the match, that required him leaving the field to receive attention. Just before the interval, he received knee trouble that caused him to retire.
Harry Hibbs extends his record of the most appearances by a goalkeeper.
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Male, Hapgood -
Crayston, Barker, Bray -
Crooks, Bowden, Drake, Bastin, Brook.


Age 26.3 Appearances/Goals 10.7 1.9 


Wales Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 19th to 16th
Colours: Made by St. Margaret's - Red shirts with white collars, white shorts, red socks
Capt: Dai Astley Selectors: Team selection chosen by Committee.
Wales Lineup
  John, W. Ronald 25 29 January 1911 G Sheffield United FC, England 11 16 GA
  Ellis, Benjamin 29 11 April 1906 RB Motherwell FC, Scotland 5 0
  Jones, David O. 25 28 October 1910 LB Leicester City FC, England 5 0
  Murphy, James P. 25 8 August 1910 RH West Bromwich Albion FC, England 10 0
  Hanford, Harold 28 9 October 1907 CH Swansea Town FC 3 0
  Richards, David T. 29 31 October 1906 LH Brentford FC, England 12 0
  Hopkins, Idris M. 25 11 October 1910 OR Brentford FC, England 3 1
  Phillips, Cuthbert 25 23 June 1910 IR Aston Villa FC, England 11 4
Astley, David J. 26 11 October 1909 CF Aston Villa FC, England 9 7
Jones, Brynmor 23 14 February 1912 IL Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 3 1
  Evans, William 23 7 November 1912 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 5 1


reserves not known

team notes:

Aston Villa's Tom Griffith's was in the original line-up as right-back, as was West Bromwich Albion FC's Walter Robbins at inside-left, their places going to Ben Ellis and Bryn Jones.
2-3-5 John -
Ellis, Jones -
Murphy, Hanford, Richards -
Hopkins, Phillips, Astley, Jones, Evans.


Age 25.7 Appearances/Goals 7.0 1.1


    Match Report

Wales beat England in an international Association Football match at Wolverhampton yesterday by two goals to one...

...England were mastering it, and they fully deserved the lead they took after 40 minutes' play. A pass from Bastin was intercepted, the ball went loose, and Bowden pounced on it, dribbled over to the right, and sent in a shot from what seemed to be an impossibly acute angle.

The second half had hardly begun, however, before Wales equalized. An attack developed on the right and Phillips put the ball forward for Astley to shoot high and hard into the net from close range...

...Wales would not be denied, and after 20 minutes they scored the winning goal. There was much heading in the English penalty area, and finally it ended with Jones fastening on to the ball, working it, and driving it into the net well out of Hibbs's reach. - The Times - Thursday 6th February, 1936

Source Notes

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