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Saturday, 9 April 1938
Home International Championship 1937-38 (50th) Match

England 0 Scotland 1 [0-1]

Match Summary
England Squad

Scotland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, Middlesex
Attendance: 93,267;
Receipt: £14,493; Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on London Television (BBC) and National Radio - commentators: George Allison and Thomas Woodrooffe

Scotland - Tommy Walker (fifteen-yard shot after bringing the ball under control 6)
Results 1930-39

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - William R. Hamilton
Ireland (x)

Linesmen -
H. Watson, Glasgow and G.V. Searls, Wiltshire
The Scottish team work black armbands as a mark of respect of R.C. Campbell, a former SFA president.
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 6th to 5th
Colours: The 1935 home uniform - White collared jerseys, navy blue shorts, black socks topped with two white hoops
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, eleventh captaincy. Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 4 April 1938.
182nd match, W 116 - D 30 - L 36 - F 544 - A 209.
England Lineup
  Woodley, Victor 28 x G Chelsea FC 8 x GA
  Sproston, Bertram 22 x RB Leeds United AFC 5 x
  Hapgood, Edris 29 x LB Arsenal FC 20 x
  Willingham, Kenneth 25 x RH Huddersfield Town FC 2 x
  Cullis, Stanley 22 x CH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 x
  Copping, Wilfred 28 x LH Arsenal FC 17 x
  Matthews, Stanley 23 x OR Stoke City FC 7 x
  Hall, William 26 x IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 x
  Fenton, Michael 24 x CF Middlesbrough FC 1 0
  Stephenson, Eric 23 x IL Leeds United AFC 1 0
  Bastin, Clifford 26 x OL Arsenal FC 18 x


Steve Smith (Leicester City FC) and Frank Broome (Aston Villa FC)
2-3-5 Woodley -
Sproston, Hapgood -
Willingham, Cullis, Copping -
Matthews, Hall, Fenton, Stephenson, Bastin


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


Scotland Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 4th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts
Capt: George Brown Selectors:
Trainer: A. Dixon (Glasgow Rangers FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 4 April 1938.
Scotland Lineup
  Cumming, David S. 27 6 May 1910 G Middlesbrough FC, England 1 0 GA
  Anderson, Andrew 29 21 February 1909 RB Heart of Midlothian FC 20 0
  Beattie, Andrew 24 11 August 1913 LB Preston North End FC, England 4 0
  Shankley, William 24 2 September 1913 RH Preston North End FC, England 1 0
  Smith, Thomas M. 28 4 October 1909 CH Preston North End FC, England 2 0
  Brown, George C.P. 31 7 January 1907 LH Glasgow Rangers FC 18 0
  Milne, John V. 27 25 March 1911 OR Middlesbrough FC, England 1 0
Walker, Thomas 22 26 May 1915 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 15 4
  O'Donnell, Francis 26 31 August 1911 CF Blackpool FC, England 5 2
  Mutch, George 25 21 September 1914 IL Preston North End FC, England 1 0
  Reid, Robert 27 19 February 1911 OL Brentford FC, England 2 0


Jimmy Carabine (Third Lanark FC) and Andy Black (Heart of Midlothian FC, both traveling reserves). William Waugh and Archie Miller (Heart of Midlothian FC), Jim Harley (Liverpool FC), Charlie Thomson (Sunderland AFC), John Blair (Motherwell FC), Alex Munro and Willie Buchan (Blackpool FC) and Dave McCulloch (Brentford FC).
2-3-5 Cumming -
Anderson, Beattie -
Shankly, Smith, Brown -
Milne, Walker, O'Donnell, Mutch, Reid


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


    Match Report

Source Notes

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