Scotland Unofficial Matches 1870-1891


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Saturday 5th March 1870 (Unofficial international)
ENGLAND - SCOTLAND  1-1  (0-0)  (There is a half-time score because no goals were scored within the first 45 minutes)
Referee: No mention is ever made of Umpires and Referees, which indicates that any disputes were settled 
         between the Captains.
Crowd: 500-600, The Oval, Kennington, London
Goals: 0-1 Crawford (75), 1-1 Baker (89)
  
ENGLAND:
(in alphabetical order): Charles William Alcock (Old Harrovians) capt., Alfred Joseph Baker (No Names), 
Edward Ernest Bowen (Wanderers), William Charles Butler (Barnes), William Parry Crake (Harrow School),
Evelyn Freeth (Civil Service) back, Edgar Lubbock (Old Etonians) back, Alexander Andrew Ellis Nash 
(Clapham Rovers), Giulio Cowley Tyler Smith (Crusaders), Alfred Horace Thornton (Old Harrovians), 
Robert Walpole Sealy Vidal (Westminster School).
 
SCOTLAND:
Alexander Morten                       (Crystal Palace) goalkeeper
William Henry Gladstone MP             (Old Etonians) full-back
James Kirkpatrick                      (Civil Service) capt.
Robert Erskine Wade Crawford           (Harrow School)
George Croughly Gordon                 (No Names)
Charles Robert Baillie-Hamilton        (Civil Service)
William Alexander Baillie-Hamilton     (Old Harrovians)
Hon.Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird         (Crusaders)
William Lindsay                        (Old Wykehamists)
John Wingfield Malcolm                 (London Scottish Rifles) back
Kenneth Augustus Muir Mackenzie        (Old Carthusians)
 
Notes:  Alexander Morten, William Lindsay and Arnold Kirke-Smith, who played for Scotland in the unofficial
        matches (1870 to 1872), later played for England. These early Scottish teams were drawn from players 
        living and working in and around London. Some of the players' Scottish links were tenuous and in some 
        cases non-existent.  
        William Henry Gladstone MP was the son of the serving Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone MP.
        Giulio Cowley Tyler Smith was often named as JC Smith thought to be due to the phonetic expression of 
        his first name Giulio as Julio.
        Until 1875 there was no half-time as we know it today. The teams would change ends after each goal was 
        scored. If no goals were scored after 45 minutes the teams would change ends but with no interval.        
        

Saturday 19th November 1870 (Unofficial international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 1-0 (0-0) (There is no half-time score) Umpires: Morton Peto Betts (England) and Alexander Morten (Scotland) Crowd: 600-700, The Oval, Kennington, London Goal: 1-0 Walker (10) ENGLAND: (in alphabetical order): Charles William Alcock (Harrow Pilgrims) capt., Alfred Joseph Baker (Wanderers), Thomas Neil Carter (Eton College) back, John Cockerell (Brixton Club) back, William Parry Crake (Barnes Club), Thomas Charles Hooman (Wanderers), Edgar Lubbock (West Kent) back, Walter Baldero Paton (Harrow School), Henry Jacob Preston (Eton College), Robert Walpole Sealy Vidal (Westminster School), Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker (Clapham Rovers). SCOTLAND (in alphabetical order): Galfrid Francis Congreve (Old Rugbeians) Robert Erskine Wade Crawford (Harrow School) William Alexander Baillie-Hamilton (Old Harrovians) Quintin Hogg (Wanderers) back Gilbert George Kennedy (Wanderers) Hon.Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird (Old Etonians) back James Kirkpatrick (Civil Service) capt.goalkeeper William Lindsay (Old Wykehamists) Charles Edward Burroughs Nepean (University College, Oxford) back Henry William Primrose (Civil Service) Robert Smith (Queen's Park) Notes: Galfrid Francis Congreve was listed as an Old Rugbeian but was not educated at Rugby School and there is no record of him playing for the club.
Saturday 25th February 1871 (Unofficial international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 1-1 (There is no half-time score) Referee: Charles Mansfield Tebbut (Wanderers) Umpires: Robert Barker (Hertfordshire Rangers, for England) and William Wallace (Wanderers, for Scotland) Crowd: 500, The Oval, Kennington, London Goals: 0-1 Nepean (20), 1-1 Walker (30) ENGLAND: Morton Peto Betts (West Kent) goalkeeper 1, Charles William Stephenson (Westminster School) back, Edgar Lubbock (West Kent) half-back, Charles William Alcock (Harrow Pilgrims) capt., Alfred Joseph Baker (Wanderers), William Butler (Civil Service), John Cockerell (Brixton) goalkeeper 2, William Parry Crake (Barnes), Thomas Charles Hooman (Wanderers), Robert Walpole Sealy Vidal (Westminster School), Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker (Clapham Rovers). SCOTLAND: James Kirkpatrick (Civil Service) capt.goalkeeper 1 William Henry Gladstone MP (Old Etonians) back Quintin Hogg (Wanderers) half-back Hon.Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird (Wanderers) capt. Frederick Chappell (Oxford University) John Frederic Inglis (Charterhouse School) William Lindsay (Old Wykehamists) Arnold Kirke-Smith (Oxford University) Charles Edward Burroughs Nepean (University College, Oxford) Robert Smith (Queen's Park) goalkeeper 2 Gilbert Edward Primrose (Civil Service) Notes: Both teams had two goalkeepers who alternated in the position. In the newspaper reports a player named F McLean (or alternatively Maclean, McClew or McClean) was discovered to be a pseudonym for Frederick Chappell who had no Scottish connections. He played for England in the first official international (Match 1).
Saturday 18th November 1871 (Unofficial international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 2-1 (There is no half-time score) Umpires: Alfred Stair (England) and Gilbert Kennedy (Scotland) Crowd: 650, The Oval, Kennington, London Goals: 1-0 Walker (quickly in the first 45 mins), 2-0 Walker (quickly in the first 45 mins), 2-1 Renny-Tailyour (towards the end of the match) ENGLAND: Charles William Stephenson (Wanderers) goalkeeper, Albert Childers Thompson (Eton Club, Cambridge) back, Edgar Lubbock (Old Etonians) half-back, Charles William Alcock (Wanderers) capt., Thomas Southey Baker (Clapham Rovers), Morton Peto Betts (Harrow Chequers), Jarvis Kenrick (Clapham Rovers), Robert Walpole Sealy Vidal (Westminster School), Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker (Clapham Rovers), Percy Weston (Barnes), William Parry Crake (Harrow Chequers). SCOTLAND: Robert Smith (South Norwood) goalkeeper William Lindsay (Old Wykehamists) back Charles Edward Burroughs Nepean (Oxford University) half-back Henry Waugh Renny-Tailyour (Royal Engineers) capt. Hugh Mitchell (Royal Engineers) Robert Erskine Wade Crawford (Old Harrovians) Harold Stuart Ferguson (Royal Military Academy, Woolwich) Fitzgerald Hamilton Crawford (Harrow Chequers) Arnold Kirke-Smith (Oxford University) James Kirkpatrick (Civil Service) Edward Hay Mackenzie Elliot (Harrow Chequers)
Saturday 24 February 1872 (Unofficial international) ENGLAND - SCOTLAND 1-0 (There is no half-time score) Umpires: Alexander Morten (the only official mentioned in reports) Crowd: 800-900, The Oval, Kennington, London Goal: 1-0 Clegg (20) ENGLAND: Charles William Stephenson (Wanderers) goalkeeper, Edgar Lubbock (Old Etonians) back, Albert Childers Thompson (Old Etonians) half-back, Charles William Alcock(Wanderers) capt., Alexander George Bonsor (Old Etonians), Charles John Chenery (Crystal Palace), John Charles Clegg (Sheffield), Thomas Charles Hooman (Wanderers), Percy Weston (Barnes), Robert Walpole Sealy Vidal (Westminster School), Charles Henry Reynold Wollaston (Oxford University). SCOTLAND: Charles Edward Burroughs Nepean (Oxford University) goalkeeper 1 Edward Hay Mackenzie Elliot (Harrow Chequers) back William Lindsay (Old Wykehamists) half-back Montague Johnstone Muir-Mackenzie (Old Carthusians) capt.goalkeeper 2 Robert Erskine Wade Crawford (Harrow Chequers) Harold Stuart Ferguson (Royal Artillery) Hugh Mitchell (Royal Engineers) Fitzgerald Hamilton Crawford (Harrow Chequers) Edward Vincent Ravenshaw (Charterhouse School) Henry Holmes Stewart (Cambridge University) Charles Maude Thompson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Wednesday 19th September 1888 (Unofficial international) SCOTLAND - CANADA 4-0 (1-0) Referee: Charles Campbell (Queen's Park) Crowd: 6.000, Exhibition Grounds, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 McColl (nk), 2-0 Berry (nk), 3-0 McColl (nk), 4-0 Berry (nk) SCOTLAND: George Gillespie (Queen's Park) Donald Robertson Gow (Rangers) John Forbes (Vale of Leven) Allan Stewart (Queen's Park) John Robertson Auld (3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) John Muir (Rangers) Alexander Hamilton (Queen's Park) William Hall Berry (Queen's Park) John Middleton Campbell (Renton) James McCall (Renton) John McPherson (Cowlairs) CANADA: Alexander Noble Garrett (Toronto), Fred Killer (Berlin Rangers), Solomon Brubacher (Berlin Rangers), Edward Payson Gordon (Berlin Rangers), Wilfred Pirt Mustard (Berlin Rangers), Henry Hempton Pirie (Queen's College), Alex Gibson (Berlin Rangers), Walter W Bowman (Berlin Rangers), Tom Gibson (Berlin Rangers), Walter Proudfoot Thomson (Toronto Varsity), EW Webster (Galt).
Saturday 3rd October 1891 (Unofficial international) SCOTLAND - CANADA 5-1 (1-0) Referee: John Reid (Ireland) Crowd: 5.000, Ibrox Park, Glasgow Goals: 1-0 Hamilton (35), 2-0 McCreadie (49), 2-1 Bell (60), 3-1 Hamilton (63), 4-1 Hamilton (nk), 5-1 Bell (nk) SCOTLAND: John McLeod (Dumbarton) Walter Arnott (Queen's Park) Hugh Fleming Smith (3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) Matthew McQueen (Leith Athletic) Andrew McCreadie (Rangers) William Maley (Celtic) George Hector (Battlefield) William Hall Berry (Queen's Park) James Hamilton (Queen's Park) Alexander McMahon (Celtic) John Bell (Dumbarton) CANADA: Alexander Noble Garrett (Toronto), EJ Gregory (Fall River Rovers)*, Henry Waring (Fall River Rovers)*, John Clarke Warbrick (Toronto Varsity), James J Dalton (Pawtucket)*, C Forrester (Toronto Varsity), Robert Bell (Fall River Rovers)*, Alex Jeffrey (Pawtucket)*, Walter Proudfoot Thomson (Toronto Varsity), Edward Cumming Senkler (Osgoode Hall, Toronto), Neil Munro (Pawtucket)*. Notes: This team was made up of Canadians and Americans. The American players are indicated by *. The tour was originally intended to be made by Canadian players from the Western Football Association. However, some players withdrew and players were recruited from American clubs in New England with whom the WFA had close ties.


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