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Saturday, 17 April 1937
Home International Championship 1936-37 (49th) Match

Scotland 3 England 1 [0-1]

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow
Attendance: 149,407 (all-ticket - a new World record attendance);
Receipts: £24,303; Kick-off: 3.00pm BST;
Not live on National Radio after Scottish F.A. refused permission.

England - Fred Steele (ten yard shot following a perfect Starling pass 40)
Scotland - Frank O'Donnell (easy finish from a Walker cross 47), Bob McPhail (turned in a loose ball from a tight angle after Woodley failed to hold a Delaney cross, and then a Duncan shot 80, a header from an Anderson free-kick 88)
Results 1930-39

England won the toss, Scotland kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - William McLean
Belfast, Ireland (x)

Linesmen - J. Harrison, North Riding and H. Watson, Glasgow.

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

Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th to 7th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: Jimmy Simpson Selectors: The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 12 April 1937.
Scotland Lineup
  Dawson, James 27 30 October 1909 G Glasgow Rangers FC 6 7 GA
  Anderson, Andrew 28 21 February 1909 RB Heart of Midlothian FC 15 0
  Beattie, Andrew 23 11 August 1913 LB Preston North End FC, England 1 0
  Massie, Alexander 31 13 March 1906 RH Aston Villa FC, England 16 0
  Simpson, James M. 28 29 October 1908 CH Glasgow Rangers FC 10 0
  Brown, George C.P. 30 7 January 1907 LH Glasgow Rangers FC 14 0
  Delaney, James 22 3 September 1914 OR Glasgow Celtic FC 4 2
  Walker, Thomas 21 26 May 1915 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 9 3
O'Donnell, Francis 25 31 August 1911 CF Preston North End FC, England 1 1
McPhail, Robert L. 31 25 October 1905 IL Glasgow Rangers FC 14 6
  Duncan, Douglas 27 14 October 1909 OL Derby County FC, England 13 7


George Cummings (Middlesbrough FC), Bobby Hogg, Chic Geatons and William Buchan (all Glasgow Celtic FC), Bobby Ancell (Newcastle United FC), Bob Salmond (Portsmouth FC), Alex McNab (Sunderland AFC), Torry Gillick (Everton FC), Jimmy Smith and Dave Kinnear (Glasgow Rangers FC), Charles Napier (Derby County FC).
2-3-5 Dawson -
Anderson, Beattie -
Massie, Simpson, Brown -
Delaney, Walker, O'Donnell, McPhail, Duncan.


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 9th
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: George Male, third captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 12 April 1937.
175th match, W 110 - D 30 - L 35 - F 514 - A 202.
England Lineup
  Woodley, Victor 27 x G Chelsea FC 1 3 GA
  Male, Charles 26 x RB Arsenal FC 13 x
  Barkas, Samuel 27 x LB Manchester City FC 2 x
  Britton, Clifford 27 x RH Everton FC 7 x
  Young, Alfred 31 x CH Huddersfield Town FC 3 x
  Bray, John 27 x LH Manchester City FC 6 x
  Matthews, Stanley 22 x OR Stoke City FC 4 x
  Carter, Horatio 23 x IR Sunderland AFC 6 x
Steele, Frederick 20 x CF Stoke City FC 3 x
  Starling, Ronald 27 x IL Aston Villa FC 2 0
  Johnson, Joseph 26 x OL Stoke City FC 2 x


Don Welsh (Charlton Athletic FC) and Ray Bowden (Arsenal FC)
2-3-5 Woodley -
Male, Barkas -
Britton, Young, Bray -
Matthews, Carter, Steele, Starling, Johnson


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


    Match Report

As on many occasions, the Scottish entered the field to 'Scotland the Brave', whilst the English were cheered on to the strains of Heart of Oak'.
The Attendance of 149,407 is the minimum...that is the number of tickets issued, to be taken into consideration are the complimentary tickets, Press tickets, police tickets, etc...taking the total well over the 150,000 mark.
SFA paid £6750 to Queen's Park FC for the use of Hampden Park.

Source Notes

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