Match No. 9 - Saturday, 5th April 1879, circa 4:20pm

  • Billy MacKinnon, 25'
  • John McDougall 30' ?
  • John Smith 35' ?
  • Billy MacKinnon 42' ?
  •  
    • GK
    • Robert Parlane
    • RB
    • William Somers
    • LB
    • Tom Vallance
    • HB
    • Charles Campbell (c)
    • HB
    • John McPherson
    • R
    • William Beveridge
    • R
    • Robert Paton
    • CF
    • John Smith
    • CF
    • Billy MacKinnon
    • L
    • John McDougall
    • L
    • Henry McNeil

Notes

  • Kick-off TimeDue to kick off a 4pm but reports suggest it was anytime between then and 4:20pm. The Times suggests ten past four, Leeds Mercury 4:20pm whilst The Sheffield Independent is very specific in stating 4:18pm. Scotland won the toss and England captain Wace kicked-off against the wind.
  • Disallowed GoalsAccording to the Morning Post their were no fewer than four disallowed goals, two for each team. All for offside.
  • UmpiresR.B. Colquhoun (Scotland) and A. F. Kinnaird (England)
  • Player MilestoneReg Birkett's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneEdward Christian's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarold Morse's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneJames Prinsep's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneArthur Goodyer's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneArnold Hills' Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneHenry Wace's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneFrancis Sparks' 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneCharlie Bambridge's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneBilly Mosforth's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneCharlie Bambridge's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneArthur Goodyer's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneNorman Bailey's 1st Goal

Sources

  • Association Football in Victorian England by Philip Gibbons (Minerva Press 2001) page 56.
  • The Morning Post "England v Scotland", Monday 7th April 1879, page 3.
  • Leeds Mercury "The International Footbal Match - England v Scotland", Monday 7th April 1879, page 4.
  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph "England v Scotland", Monday 7th April 1879, page 4.
  • Sheffield and Rotherham Independent "England v Scotland. Brilliant play of Mosforth.", Monday 7th April 1879, page 4.
  • The Times "Football", Monday 7th April 1879, page 11

Managers

Referee

  • Charles Wollaston

Attendance

  • Between 4,000 and 5,000

Half Time Score

ELO Rankings

  • England - 2nd
  • Scotland - 1st