Match No. 13 - Saturday, 12th March 1881, 3:15pm

  • "...Hargreaves and Mitchell got away, and a splendid shot by Bambridge gave England a goal." Charlie Bambridge5th of 11 goals. , 64'
    • GK
    • John HawtreyOld Etonians, 2nd of 2 caps
      30 years, 7 months, 24 days
    • RB
    • Edgar FieldClapham, 2nd of 2 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 14 days
    • LB
    • Claude WilsonOxford University, 2nd of 2 caps
      22 years, 6 months, 3 days
    • HB
    • Norman BaileyClapham, 5th of 19 caps
      23 years, 7 months, 20 days
      (c)1st captaincy
    • HB
    • Jack HunterSheffield Heeley, 5th of 7 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 30 days
    • OR
    • George HoldenWednesbury Old A, 1st of 4 caps
      21 years, 5 months, 6 days
    • CF
    • Reg MacaulayCambridge Uni, Only Cap
      22 years, 6 months, 19 days
  • "...a judicious middle by McGuire enabling Smith to obtain goal number one for Scotland." John Smith, 10'
  • "...Scotland pressed on, and though Hawtrey was equal to one hard shot by Ker, he was unable to prevent Hill sending the ball between the posts." David Hill, 55'
  • "...the Scotch forwards working together in fine style, the result was another disaster for England caused by Ker." Geordie Ker, 70'
  • "...after some good play by Campbell and Ker a scrimmage took place in front of the English posts which produced a fourth success for Scotland." John Smith, 75'
  • "...five minutes more only had elapsed before Smith, heading the ball through the English posts, gave the visitors their fifth point ten minutes before time." John Smith, 80'
  • "...the Scottish forwards went away with such a rush that they carried the English goal again, Ker giving again the final kick." Geordie Ker, 89'
    • GK
    • George GillespieGeorge Gillespie.
      Born 22nd Jun 1859, Scotland.
    • RB
    • Andrew WatsonAndrew Watson.
      Born 24th May 1856, Demerara, British Guiana.
    • LB
    • Tom VallanceThomas Vallance.
      Born 27th May 1856, Renton.
    • HB
    • Charles CampbellCharles Campbell.
      Born 1854, Coupar Angus.
    • HB
    • David DavidsonDavid Davidson.
      Date of birth unknown, Glasgow.
    • HB
    • William McGuireWilliam McGuire.
      Born 24th Mar 1860, Beith.
    • OR
    • David HillDavid Hill.
      Date of birth unknown.
    • IR
    • Geordie KerGeorge Ker.
      Date of birth unknown, Glasgow.
    • CF
    • Joseph LindsayJoseph Lindsay.
      Born 13th Nov 1858, Dumbarton.
    • IL
    • Henry McNeilHenry McNeil.
      Born 1853, Scotland.
    • OL
    • John SmithJohn Smith.
      Born 12th Aug 1855, Mauchline.


  • Three Disallowed GoalsIn the first half: "A claim of hands gave Scotland a free kick, and another goal was got, though the umpires disallowed this in consequence of off side." And in the second: " had hardly resumed before Ker passing to Smith the latter claimed a goal, which was not allowed, owing to off-side." And then just before time: "...but the Scotchmen again forced their way past the opposite backs, though the goal they got was disallowed for off-side."
  • Player MilestoneJohn Hawtrey's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneEdgar Field's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneClaude Wilson's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneGeorge Holden's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneThurston Rostron's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneReg Macaulay's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneJohn Hargreaves' Last Cap


  • The Times Monday 14th March 1881, page 6
  • Leeds Mercury "England v Scotland", Monday 14th March 1881, page 3.



  • Francis Arthur Marindin


  • 8,500

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -20 ranking points to 1928 points England - 2nd
  • Scotland - 1st