Match No. 9 - Saturday, 5th April 1879, 4:00pm

  • Billy Muir MacKinnon, 25'
  • John McDougall c30
  • John Smith c35
  • Billy Muir 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 Muir MacKinnon  
    • L
    • John McDougall  
    • L
    • Henry McNiel  

Notes

  • Kick-off TimeDue to kick off a 4pm but reporting seems to suggest it was anytime between then and 4:20pm. The Sheffield Independent is very specific in stating 4:18pm. Scotland won the toss and England captain Wace kicked-off against the wind.
  • Disputed Goal ScorerSome reports suggest that the 4th England goal was credited as a Robert Parlane own goal.
  • Disallowed GoalsAccording to the Morning Post their were no fewer than four disallowed goals, two for each team. All for offside.
  • Player MilestoneReg Birkett's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneEdward Christian's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneRev Harold 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.
  • 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 Independent "England v Scotland. Brilliant play of Mosforth.", Monday 7th April 1879, page 4.

Managers

  •  England - Committee
  •  Scotland - Committee

Referee

  •  Charles Wollaston

Attendance

  • Between 4,000 and 5,000

Half Time Score

  • England 1 - 4 Scotland

ELO Rankings

  •  England - 2nd   0
  •  Scotland - 1st