Scotland - International Matches 1872-1880


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Details 1881-1890

(Match 1)  30th November 1872  (Friendly match)
SCOTLAND - ENGLAND  0-0
Referee:   William Keay (Scotland)
Crowd:     3.000, West of Scotland Cricket Ground (Hamilton Crescent), Glasgow
SCOTLAND:
Robert W.Gardner [c]                 (1/Queen's Park) -
Joseph Taylor			     (1/Queen's Park)
William Ker			     (1/Queen's Park) -
James John Thomson		     (1/Queen's Park)
James Smith			     (1/Queen's Park) -
William Muir MacKinnon               (1/Queen's Park)
James Begg (Jerry) Weir              (1/Queen's Park)
Robert Leckie			     (1/Queen's Park)
David N.Wotherspoon		     (1/Queen's Park)
Robert Smith			     (1/Queen's Park)
Alexander Rhind			     (1/Queen's Park)

ENGLAND:
Robert Barker - Ernest Harwood Greenhalgh, Reginald Courtenay Welch - Frederick Patey Chappell, 
William John Maynard - John Brockbank, John Charles Clegg, Arnold Kirke Smith, Cuthbert John Ottaway [c], 
Charles John Chenery, Charles John Morice.

Notes:  This was the first ever official international association football match to be played. Between 
        1870 and 1872, the Football Association (FA) had organised five representative matches between 
        teams from England and Scotland, all held in London. The first of these matches was held at 
        The Oval on 5th March 1870 and resulted in a 1–1 draw. The following four matches were held on 
        19th November 1870, 25th February 1871, 17th November 1871 and 24th February 1872. 
        All matches were advertised in Scottish newspapers, but the players were drawn from those who 
        played by Football Association rules - still limited at the time and largely consisting of only 
        London-based Scottish players. England were victorious 1–0 in the November 1870 match, 2–1 in the 
        November 1871 match and 1–0 in the February 1872 match; the February 1871 match was drawn 1–1. 
        The only recorded attendance figures known are 650 from the second match and 500 from the third.
        Following these games, there was some resentment in Scotland that their team did not contain more 
        home grown players. Many of the players in Scotland did not play to the FA's rules at the time, 
        inhibiting the possibility of a truly representative match between the two countries. 
        Eventually, the FA decided in its minutes of 3rd October 1872 note that: 
        “In order to further the interests of the Association in Scotland, it was decided that during the 
        current season, a team should be sent to Glasgow to play a match v Scotland.” 
        The Scottish FA had yet to be established, thus the challenge was eventually taken up by Queen's 
        Park and this match in 1872 is the earliest international football match recognised by FIFA as an 
        official international, though at the time it was considered as a continuation of the previous 
        internationals. 
        The match was arranged for St Andrew's Day and the West of Scotland Cricket Club's ground at Hamilton 
        Crescent in Glasgow chosen as the venue. The ground is still in regular use over 140 years later. 
        In fact it has been in use as a sports venue for over 150 years, making it one of the oldest in the 
        world. 
        All eleven Scottish players selected came from Queen's Park, the leading Scottish club. At that time, 
        players did not “belong” exclusively to a single club but often played for other clubs on a regular 
        basis (e.g. Gardner, Ker and Thomson also played with Granville and James and Robert Smith also played 
        with South Norwood), but the general practice has been to say they were Queen's Park players.
        Scotland had hoped to obtain the services of Arthur Kinnaird of Wanderers and Henry Renny-Tailyour 
        of Royal Engineers but both were unavailable. The Scottish side was chosen by goalkeeper and captain 
        Robert Gardner. The English side was selected from nine different clubs and was selected by Charles 
        Alcock, the Football Association Secretary and captain of the FA Cup winning Wanderers, who himself 
        was unable to play due to injury. 
        The match, initially scheduled for a 2pm kick-off, was delayed for twenty minutes due to fog. 
        The Scots wore dark blue shirts with a single lion crest badge attached and England, in white, had 
        the badge of the three lions on their shirts. 
        The crowd who gathered to watch the match paid an entry fee of a shilling, the same price charged by 
        the English Football Association for the first FA Cup final. They endured the twenty-minute delay to 
        the scheduled kick-off but then settled to watch the contest in the relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. 
        The game itself was conducted in a friendly manner and there were few contentious decisions for the 
        Scottish referee to make. 
        On a pitch that was heavy due to a constant downpour of rain over the previous three days, the smaller 
        and lighter Scottish side pushed their English counterparts hard. The advantage that the Scots had with 
        their team being drawn from Queen's Park was negated by the way that the English team came together, 
        dispelling fears that their unfamiliarity of playing alongside each other would be an issue. 
        The crowd, whilst witnessing the first official meeting between the countries, were denied the pleasure 
        of the first goal as the match ended in a 0-0 draw (something which not recur in a game between the two 
        countries until 1970). That would come the following year at The Oval when England enjoyed a 4-2 victory 
        over the travelling Scots.
	

(Match 2) 8th March 1873 (Friendly match) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 4-2 Referee: Theodore Lloyd (England) Crowd: 2.934, Kennington Oval, London Goals: 1-0 Kenyon-Slaney (1), 2-0 Bonsor (10), 2-1 Renny-Tailyour (15), 2-2 Gibb (20), 3-2 Kenyon-Slaney (50), 4-2 Chenery (80) ENGLAND: Alexander Morten [c] - Ernest Harwood Greenhalgh, Leonard Sidgwick Howell - Alfred George Goodwyn, Pelham George von Donop - Alexander George Bonsor, William Edwin Clegg, Robert Walpole Sealy Vidal, George Hubert Hugh Heron, Charles John Chenery, William Slaney Kenyon-Slaney. SCOTLAND: Robert W.Gardner [c] (2/Queen's Park) - Joseph Taylor (2/Queen's Park) William Ker (2/Queen's Park) - James John Thomson (2/Queen's Park) Robert Smith (2/South Norwood) - William Muir MacKinnon (2/Queen's Park) Henry Waugh Renny-Tailyour (1/Royal Engineers) Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird (1/Wanderers) John Edward Blackburn (1/Royal Engineers) William Gibb (1/Clydesdale) David N.Wotherspoon (2/Queen's Park) Notes: Scotland's match against England in London on 8th March 1873 was the second genuine international, following the outstanding success of the inaugural game in Glasgow the previous November. As the Scottish FA had not yet been formed, the Scotland side was again selected by Queen's Park. Robert Gardner retained the captaincy, and he was joined on the train south by team-mates James John Thomson, William Ker, William MacKinnon, David Wotherspoon, Joseph Taylor, as well as Clydesdale's William Gibb, and Archibald Rae as umpire. However, although Queen's Park had made a healthy profit out of the first international, they only had sufficient money to send seven players and an umpire to London. They needed four locally-based recruits to make up the team. An obvious choice was Robert Smith, a Queen's Park founding member who had moved to London and was now playing for South Norwood; he had played in the November game. Two more, John Edward Blackburn and Henry Renny-Tailyour, were with the Royal Engineers at Chatham. The last was Arthur Kinnaird, who featured regularly for Wanderers. Although he was born in London, Kinnaird played for Scotland as son of an old Perthshire family. Henry Renny-Tailyour was born in India, while his Scottish father was serving in the army there. He also represented Scotland in the international rugby union match against England on 5th February 1872, remaining the only player to have represented the country in both sports. As regards the game, uniquely in international matches, there was no half-time - it only applied in the event of no goals having been scored and as it was 2-2 after 20 minutes the teams just carried on playing for the full 90 minutes.
(Match 3) 7th March 1874 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - ENGLAND 2-1 (1-1) Referee: Archibald Rae (Scotland) Crowd: 7.000, West of Scotland Cricket Ground (Hamilton Crescent), Glasgow Goals: 0-1 Kingsford (28), 1-1 Anderson (42), 2-1 A.MacKinnon (47) SCOTLAND: Robert W.Gardner (3/Clydesdale) - John Hunter (1/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) Joseph Taylor (3/Queen's Park) - Charles Campbell (1/Queen's Park) James John Thomson [c] (3/Queen's Park) - James Begg (Jerry) Weir (2/Queen's Park) John Ferguson (1/Vale of Leven) Henry McNeil (1/Queen's Park) William Muir MacKinnon (3/Queen's Park) Angus MacKinnon (1/Queen's Park) Frederick Anderson (1/Clydesdale) ENGLAND: Reginald Courtenay Welch - Robert Andrew Muter MacIndoe Ogilvie, Alfred Hugh Stratford - Francis Hornby Birley, Cuthbert John Ottaway [c] - John Robert Blayney Owen, Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston, George Hubert Hugh Heron, John Hawley Edwards, Robert Kennett Kingsford, Charles John Chenery.
(Match 4) 6th March 1875 (Friendly match) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 2-2 (1-1) Referee: Francis Arthur Marindin (England) Crowd: 2.000, Kennington Oval, London Goals: 1-0 Wollaston (5), 1-1 McNeil (30), 2-1 Alcock (70), 2-2 Andrews (75) ENGLAND: William Henry Carr - Edward Brownlow Haygarth, William Stepney Rawson - Francis Hornby Birley, Pelham George von Donop - Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston, Charles William Alcock [c], Herbert Edward Rawson, Alexander George Bonsor, George Hubert Hugh Heron, Richard Lyon Geaves. SCOTLAND: Robert W.Gardner (4/Clydesdale) - John Hunter (2/Glasgow Eastern) Joseph Taylor [c] (4/Queen's Park) - Alexander Kennedy (1/Glasgow Eastern) Alexander McLintock (1/Vale of Leven) - James Begg (Jerry) Weir (3/Queen's Park) William Muir MacKinnon (4/Queen's Park) Henry McNeil (2/Queen's Park) Thomas Cochrane Highet (1/Queen's Park) Peter Andrews (1/Glasgow Eastern) John McPherson (1/Clydesdale)
(Match 5) 4th March 1876 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - ENGLAND 3-0 (3-0) Referee: William C.Mitchell (Scotland) Crowd: 16.000, West of Scotland Cricket Ground (Hamilton Crescent), Glasgow Goals: 1-0 MacKinnon (8), 2-0 McNeil (12), 3-0 Highet (16) SCOTLAND: Alexander McGeoch (1/Dumbreck) - Joseph Taylor [c] (5/Queen's Park) John Hunter (3/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) - Alexander McLintock (2/Vale of Leven) Alexander Kennedy (2/Glasgow Eastern) - Henry McNeil (3/Queen's Park) William Muir MacKinnon (5/Queen's Park) Thomas Cochrane Highet (2/Queen's Park) William Miller (1/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) John Ferguson (2/Vale of Leven) John Campbell Baird (1/Vale of Leven) ENGLAND: Arthur Henry Patrick Savage - Edgar Field, Frederick Thomas Green - Beaumont Griffith Jarrett, Ernest Henry Bambridge - Walter Scott Buchanan, George Hubert Hugh Heron [c], Charles Eastlake Smith, William John Maynard, Charles Francis William Heron, Arthur William Cursham. Notes: This was a World Record attendance for a full international match.
(Match 6) 25th March 1876 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - WALES 4-0 (1-0) Referee: Robert Gardner (Scotland) Crowd: 17.000, West of Scotland Cricket Ground (Hamilton Crescent), Glasgow Goals: 1-0 Ferguson (40), 2-0 Lang (48), 3-0 MacKinnon (53), 4-0 H.McNeil (70) SCOTLAND: Alexander McGeoch (2/Dumbreck) - Joseph Taylor (6/Queen's Park) Robert W.Neill (1/Queen's Park) - Alexander Kennedy (3/Glasgow Eastern) Charles Campbell [c] (2/Queen's Park) - Thomas Cochrane Highet (3/Queen's Park) John Ferguson (3/Vale of Leven) James J.Lang (1/Clydesdale) William Muir MacKinnon (6/Queen's Park) Moses McLay McNeil (1/Rangers) Henry McNeil (4/Queen's Park) WALES: David Thomson - William Addams Williams Evans, Samuel Llewelyn Kenrick [c] - Edwin Alfred Cross, William Williams - Dr.Daniel Grey, William Henry Davies, George Frederick Thomson, John Hawley Edwards, John Jones, Alfred Davies. Notes: Henry and Moses McNeil were the first brothers to play for Scotland. Solicitor Samuel Llewelyn Kenrick, who captained Wales, was the first Chairman and Honorary Secretary of the Football Association of Wales. In his playing career, he gained five caps. Kenrick was also the referee of the match between Wales and Scotland on 14th March 1881, which the Scots won 5-1. New World Record attendance for a full international match.
(Match 7) 3rd March 1877 (Friendly match) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 1-3 (0-1) Referee: Robert Andrew Muter MacIndoe Ogilvie (England) Crowd: 2.000, Kennington Oval, London Goals: 0-1 Ferguson (25), 0-2 Richmond (48), 1-2 Lyttleton (55), 1-3 Ferguson (86) ENGLAND: Morton Peto Betts - William Lindsay, Lindsay Bury - Beaumont Griffith Jarrett, William Stepney Rawson [c] - Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston, Alfred Lyttleton, William H.Mosforth, Arthur William Cursham, John Bain, Cecil Vernon Wingfield-Stratford. SCOTLAND: Alexander McGeoch (3/Dumbreck) - Robert W.Neill (2/Queen's Park) Thomas C.Vallance (1/Rangers) - Charles Campbell [c] (3/Queen's Park) James Phillips (1/Queen's Park) - James Tassie Richmond (1/Clydesdale) William Muir MacKinnon (7/Queen's Park) John C.McGregor (1/Vale of Leven) John McDougall (1/Vale of Leven) John Smith (1/Mauchline) John Ferguson (4/Vale of Leven)
(Match 8) 5th March 1877 (Friendly match) WALES - SCOTLAND 0-2 (0-0) Referee: William A.Dick (Scotland) Crowd: 4.000, The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Goals: 0-1 Campbell (55), 0-2 Evans (75) own goal WALES: Thomas Blundell Burnett - William Addams Williams Evans, Samuel Llewelyn Kenrick [c] - John Richard Morgan, Edwin Alfred Cross - William Henry Davies, Alfred Davies, Henry Price, Alexander Fletcher Jones, John Hughes, George Frederick Thomson. SCOTLAND: Alexander McGeoch (4/Dumbreck) - Robert W.Neill (3/Queen's Park) Thomas C.Vallance (2/Rangers) - James Phillips (2/Queen's Park) Charles Campbell [c] (4/Queen's Park) - John Smith (2/Mauchline) John C.McGregor (2/Vale of Leven) John Ferguson (5/Vale of Leven) John McDougall (2/Vale of Leven) Henry McNeil (5/Queen's Park) John Hunter (4/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) Notes: The referee William Dick was the Secretary of the Scottish Football Association.
(Match 9) 2nd March 1878 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - ENGLAND 7-2 (4-0) Referee: William A.Dick (Scotland) Crowd: 10.000, 1st Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 McDougall (7), 2-0 McGregor (32), 3-0 McNeil (39), 4-0 McDougall (41), 5-0 McDougall (46), 6-0 MacKinnon (62), 6-1 Wylie (65), 7-1 McNeil (70), 7-2 Cursham (75) SCOTLAND: Robert W.Gardner (5/Clydesdale) - Andrew McIntyre (1/Vale of Leven) Thomas C.Vallance (3/Rangers) - Charles Campbell [c] (5/Queen's Park) Alexander Kennedy (4/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) - James Tassie Richmond (2/Queen's Park) John C.McGregor (3/Vale of Leven) John McDougall (3/Vale of Leven) Thomas Cochrane Highet (4/Queen's Park) William Muir MacKinnon (8/Queen's Park) Henry McNeil (6/Queen's Park) ENGLAND: Conrad Wagner - John Hunter, Edward Lyttleton - Beaumont Griffith Jarrett, Norman Coles Bailey - Arthur William Cursham [c], Percy Fairclough, John George Wylie, Henry Wace, George Hubert Hugh Heron, William H.Mosforth. Notes: John McDougall became the first player to score a hat-trick for Scotland.
(Match 10) 23rd March 1878 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - WALES 9-0 (6-0) Referee: Robert Gardner (Scotland) Crowd: 6.000, 1st Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 P.Campbell (4), 2-0 Weir (15), 3-0 P.Campbell (18), 4-0 Baird (37), 5-0 Ferguson (38), 6-0 Weir (42), 7-0 Ferguson (50), 8-0 Watson (60), 9-0 Lang (70) SCOTLAND: Robert Parlane (1/Vale of Leven) - James Duncan (1/Alexandria Athletic) Robert W.Neill [c] (4/Queen's Park) - James Phillips (3/Queen's Park) David Davidson (1/Queen's Park) - John Ferguson (6/Vale of Leven) John Campbell Baird (2/Vale of Leven) James J.Lang (2/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) James Begg (Jerry) Weir (4/Queen's Park) James A.K.Watson (1/Rangers) Peter Campbell (1/Rangers) WALES: Edward Phennah - George Garnet Higham [c], John Powell - Henry Valentine Edwards, William Williams - George Foulkes Savin, James Davies, Dr.Daniel Grey, Thomas Johnson Britten, John Price, Charles Edwards.
(Match 11) 5th April 1879 (Friendly match) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 5-4 (1-4) Referee: Charles Wollaston (England) Crowd: 4.500, Kennington Oval, London Goals: 1-0 Mosforth (5), 1-1 MacKinnon (15), 1-2 McDougall (23), 1-3 Smith (26), 1-4 MacKinnon (41), 2-4 Bambridge (48), 3-4 Goodyer (60), 4-4 Bailey (75), 5-4 Bambridge (83) ENGLAND: Reginald Halsey Birkett - Edward Christian, Harold Morse - James Frederick McLeod Prinsep, Norman Coles Bailey - Arnold Frank Hills, Arthur Copeland Goodyer, Henry Wace [c], Francis John Sparks, William H.Mosforth, Edward Charles Bambridge. SCOTLAND: Robert Parlane (2/Vale of Leven) - William S.Somers (1/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) Thomas C.Vallance (4/Rangers) - Charles Campbell [c] (6/Queen's Park) John Campbell McLeod McPherson (1/Vale of Leven) William Wightman Beveridge (1/Ayr Academy) - John Smith (3/Mauchline) John McDougall (4/Vale of Leven) Robert Paton (1/Vale of Leven) William Muir MacKinnon (9/Queen's Park) Henry McNeil (7/Queen's Park)
(Match 12) 7th April 1879 (Friendly match) WALES - SCOTLAND 0-3 (0-1) Referee: John W.A.Cooper (Wales) Crowd: 2.000, The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Goals: 0-1 Campbell (34), 0-2 Smith (60), 0-3 Smith (70) WALES: John Davies - Samuel Llewelyn Kenrick [c], John Richard Morgan - Knyvett Crosse, William Williams, James William Lloyd - George Woosnam, John Hughes, John Roberts, William Roberts, John Vaughan. SCOTLAND: Robert Parlane (3/Vale of Leven) - Thomas C.Vallance (5/Rangers) William S.Somers (2/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) - John Campbell McLeod McPherson (2/Vale of Leven) David Davidson (2/Queen's Park) Henry McNeil (8/Queen's Park) - John McDougall [c] (5/Vale of Leven) Peter Campbell (2/Rangers) Robert paton (2/Vale of Leven) William Wightman Beveridge (2/Ayr Academy) John Smith (4/Mauchline)
(Match 13) 13th March 1880 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - ENGLAND 5-4 (3-2) Referee: Donald Hamilton (Scotland) Crowd: 12.000, 1st Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 Ker (5), 1-1 Mosforth (8), 2-1 Baird (39), 2-2 Bambridge (42), 3-2 Ker (44), 4-2 Ker (48), 5-2 Kay (70), 5-3 Bambridge (87), 5-4 Sparks (89) SCOTLAND: Archibald Rowan (1/Glasgow Caledonian) - Alexander McLintock (3/Vale of Leven) Robert W.Neill [c] (5/Queen's Park) - Charles Campbell (7/Queen's Park) John Campbell McLeod McPherson (3/Vale of Leven) John Smith (5/Edinburgh University) - Moses McLay McNeil (2/Rangers) George Ker (1/Queen's Park) John C.McGregor (4/Vale of Leven) John Campbell Baird (3/Vale of Leven) John Leck Kay (1/Queen's Park) ENGLAND: Harry Albemarle Swepstone - Edwin Luntley, Thomas Brindle - Norman Coles Bailey, John Hunter, Segar Richard Bastard - Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston [c], Samuel Weaver Widdowson, Francis John Sparks, William H.Mosforth, Edward Charles Bambridge.
(Match 14) 27th March 1880 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - WALES 5-1 (2-0) Referee: Alexander Stuart (Scotland) Crowd: 2.000, 1st Hampden Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 Davidson (40), 2-0 Beveridge (42), 3-0 Lindsay (50), 4-0 McAdam (55), 5-0 Campbell (60), 5-1 W.Roberts (85) SCOTLAND: George Gillespie (1/Rangers) - William S.Somers (3/Queen's Park) Archibald Lang (1/Dumbarton) - David Davidson [c] (3/Queen's Park) Hugh McIntyre (1/Rangers) James Douglas (1/Renfrew) - James McAdam (1/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) Malcolm James Eadie Fraser (1/Queen's Park) Joseph Lindsay (1/Dumbarton) John Campbell (1/Glasgow South Western) William Wightman Beveridge (3/Edinburgh University) WALES: Harry Hibbott - John Richard Morgan [c], John Powell - Edward Bowen, Henry Valentine Edwards, William Pierce Owen - William Roberts, John Roberts, John Price, Thomas Johnson Britten, John Vaughan.


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