Match No. 32 - Saturday, 4th February 1888

  • Jack Doughty, 17'
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    • GK
    • Robert Mills-RobertsDr. Robert Herbert Mills-Roberts.
      Born 5th Aug 1862, Ffestiniog.
    • RB
    • Alfred DaviesAlfred Owen Davies.
      Born 1863, Wales.
      (c)
    • LB
    • Bob RobertsRobert Roberts.
      Born 1864, Penycae.
    • HB
    • Jack PowellJohn Powell.
      Born 25th Mar 1860, Ffrwd.
    • HB
    • Peter GriffithsPeter Griffiths.
      Born 1862, Wales.
    • HB
    • Joe DaviesJoseph E. Davies.
      Born 12th Jul 1864, Cefn Mawr.
    • OR
    • John ChallenJohn Bonamy Challen.
      Born 23rd Mar 1863, Ruthin.
    • IR
    • Jack DoughtyJohn Doughty.
      Born 1865, Bilston, England.
    • CF
    • Billy LewisWilliam Lewis.
      Born 1864, Bangor.
    • IL
    • William Pryce-JonesWilliam Pryce-Jones.
      Born 29th Dec 1867, Wales.
    • OL
    • Billy OwenWilliam Owen.
      Born 1862, Wales.
  • "Good defence was shown by Davies and Mills-Roberts, but the latter was eventually beaten by a shot by Dewhurst, who scored the first goal." Fred Dewhurst6th of 11 goals. , 15'
  • "Some time elapsed [in the second half] before Dewhurst secured a second goal for England." Fred Dewhurst7th of 11 goals. , 65'
  • "A long shot by Woodhall soon gave them a third." George WoodhallOnly Goal. , 70'
  • "Lindley finished up a lengthy run by scoring a fourth goal..." Tinsley Lindley9th of 14 goals. , 75'
  • "...and Goodall added a fifth." John Goodall1st of 12 goals. , 88'
    • GK
    • Billy MoonOld Westminsters, 1st of 7 caps
      19 years, 7 months, 7 days
    • RB
    • Bob HowarthPreston NE, 2nd of 5 caps
      22 years, 7 months, 14 days
    • CH
    • Harry AllenWolves, 1st of 5 caps
      22 years, 0 months, 16 days
    • LH
    • Cecil WhiteCorinthians, 1st of 2 caps
      27 years, 3 months, 1 day
    • IR
    • John GoodallPreston NE, 1st of 14 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 15 days
    • IL
    • Fred DewhurstPreston NE, 6th of 9 caps
      24 years, 1 month, 19 days

Notes

  • Match InfoThe first match to be selected by the new 7 man FA Select Committee.
  • Match InfoOriginally due to be played at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground. The match was switched to Crewe at the last minute for reasons unknown. For the record it is described as a Wales home match.
  • Disputed CaptainTinsley Lindley is the most plausible candidate.
  • Player MilestoneBilly Moon's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneFrank Saunders' Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarry Allen's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneCecil White's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneGeorge Woodhall's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneJohn Goodall's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneDennis Hodgetts' 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneGeorge Woodhall's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneJohn Goodall's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneGeorge Woodhall, 70' - 100th goal scored by England

Sources

  • The Times "Sporting Intelligence", Monday 6th February 1888
  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. 2013)
  • Welsh Football Data Archive

Managers

Referee

  • Ireland John Sinclair

Attendance

  • 7,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 4 ranking points to 1917 points England - 2nd
  • Wales - 3rd