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222 vs. Ireland

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Saturday, 15 April 1939
Home International Championship 1938-39 (51st) Match

Scotland 1 England 2 [1-0]

Match Summary
Scotland Squad

England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow
Attendance: 149,269;
Receipts: £24,341; Kick-off 3.00pm BST
Live on National Radio - commentators: Rex Kingsley and Tom Cragg

Scotland - Jimmy Dougall (into an empty net after Morris passed back to Woodley, who was not in his goal 21)
England - Pat Beasley (volley following a Lawton through-ball 66), Tommy Lawton (headed in from a Matthews cross 89)
Results 1930-39

Scotland won the toss, England kicked-off.


Match Summary






Referee - William R. Hamilton
Ireland (x)

Linesmen - R.E. Carruthers, Airdrie

The teams were presented to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

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 3rd to 4th
Colours: Dark blue shirts with white collars, white shorts - changed at half-time
Capt: James Dougall Selectors:
Trainer: Robert Manderston (Queen's Park FC)
The Scottish Football Association Selection Committee, of seven members, chosen, following the inter-league match.
Scotland Lineup
  Dawson, James 29 30 October 1909 G Glasgow Rangers FC 14 16 GA
  Carabine, James 27 23 November 1911 RB Third Lanark FC 3 0
  Cummings, George 25 5 June 1913 LB Aston Villa FC, England 9 0
  Shankley, William 24 2 September 1913 RH Preston North End FC, England 5 0
  Baxter, Robert D. 27 23 November 1911 CH Middlesbrough FC, England 3 0
  McNab, Alexander 27 27 December 1911 LH West Bromwich Albion FC, England 2 0
  McSpadyen, Alexander 24 19 December 1914 OR Partick Thistle FC 2 0
  Walker, Thomas 23 26 May 1915 IR Heart of Midlothian FC 20 9
Dougall, James 25 3 October 1913 CF Preston North End FC, England 1 1
  Venters, Alexander 25 9 June 1913 IL Glasgow Rangers FC 3 0
  Milne, John V. 28 25 March 1911 OL Middlesbrough FC, England 2 0


Andy Anderson (Heart of Midlothian FC) and James McDonald (Glasgow Celtic FC, both traveling reserves). John Brown (Clyde FC), Andy Beattie and George Mutch (Preston North End FC), Frank Dunlop (Aberdeen FC), John Blair (Motherwell FC), Billy Forrest (Middlesbrough FC), Torry Gillick (Everton FC), Jock Dodds (Blackpool FC).
2-3-5 Dawson -
Carabine, Cummings -
Shankly, Baxter, McNab -
McSpadyen, Walker, Dougall, Venters, Milne


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


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.
Second half - the kit of Queen's Park FC
Capt: Eddie Hapgood, nineteenth captaincy. Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 27 March 1939.
190th match, W 122 - D 30 - L 38 - F 573 - A 221.
England Lineup
1 Woodley, Victor 29 x G Chelsea FC 16 x GA
2 Morris, William 26 x RB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 x
3 Hapgood, Edris 30 x LB Arsenal FC 28 x
4 Willingham, Kenneth 26 x RH Huddersfield Town FC 10 x
5 Cullis, Stanley 23 x CH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 9 x
6 Mercer, Joseph 24 x LH Everton FC 2 x
7 Matthews, Stanley 24 x OR Stoke City FC 15 x
8 Hall, William 27 x IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 x
9 Lawton, Thomas 19 x CF Everton FC 5 x
10 Goulden, Leonard 26 x IL West Ham United FC 11 x
11 Beasley, Albert 25 x OL Huddersfield Town FC 1 1


Wilf Copping (Leeds United AFC) and Frank Broome (Aston Villa FC)

team notes:

Under rain so heavy that, utterly drenched at half-time and without a spare kit, the England men had to play in the unfamiliar colours of Queen's Park in the second half.
Eric Brook was the original named outside-left, but on 11 April, itwas announced that he could not take his place due to a groin injury. Pat Beasley replaced him a day later.
2-3-5 Woodley -
Morris, Hapgood -
Willingham, Cullis, Mercer -
Matthews, Hall, Lawton, Goulden, Brook


Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


    Match Report

Source Notes

The SFA paid Queen's Park FC £6761 for the rental of their ground for this match.

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