Scotland - International Matches 1872-1880


Overview
Details 1881-1890

Unofficial Matches 1870-1891


(Match 1)  30th November 1872  (Friendly match)
SCOTLAND - ENGLAND  0-0  (The teams changed ends after 45 minutes)
Referee:   William Keay (Scotland)
Crowd:     3.000, West of Scotland Cricket Ground (Hamilton Crescent), Glasgow
SCOTLAND:
Robert 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 Biggar "Jerry" Weir            (1/Queen's Park)
Robert Leckie			     (1/Queen's Park)
David 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 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 details of these matches are listed separately 
        under "Scotland Unofficial Matches". 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 to change this and the minutes of a meeting on 3rd October 1872 recorded 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 Football Association had yet to be established, thus the challenge was eventually taken up by 
        Queen's Park FC, the leading Scottish club, 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 (30th November 1872) and the West 
        of Scotland Cricket Club's ground at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow was chosen as the venue. The ground was 
        enclosed and enabled admission to be controlled and charged. It is still in regular use today. In fact, it 
        has been in use as a sports venue since 1862, making it one of the oldest in the world. 
        The Scottish side was chosen by goalkeeper and captain Robert Gardner. All eleven players were selected from 
        Queen's Park FC. It had been decided not to call on Hon.Arthur Kinnaird of Wanderers and Henry Renny-Tailyour 
        of the Royal Engineers to make the journey north. It was also decided that the team would wear the Queen's 
        Park kit of the day, blue jerseys (with the addition of a lion rampant badge), white knickerbockers and blue 
        and white striped stockings.
        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.
        The FA decided its team at a meeting on 14th November 1872. The side was drawn 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 although he took on the role of one of the two umpires. 
        In the team was Frederick Chappell who had played for Scotland against England, despite having no Scottish 
        connections, in the unofficial international between the countries on 25th February 1871. He was sometimes 
        listed as Frederick M Chappell. In football teams he was also often listed as F McLean. In February 1873 he 
        formally changed his name to Frederick Brunning Maddison. The FA also decided the players would wear dark blue 
        caps, white jerseys (with the Royal arms of England of three lions passant embroidered on the left breast) and 
        white flannel trousers or knickerbockers.
        The match, initially scheduled for a 2pm kick-off, was delayed for twenty minutes due to fog. The crowd who 
        gathered to watch the match paid an entry fee of a shilling (0.05), 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 a 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. 
        The Scottish goalkeeper Robert Gardner and his team-mate Robert Smith switched positions after 45 minutes as did 
        their English counterparts, Robert Barker and William John Maynard. 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. 
        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 opponents hard. The advantage that the Scots had with their team being solely 
        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 first goal 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 (The teams changed ends after each goal) Referee: Theodore Lloyd (England) Crowd: 2.934, Kennington Oval, London Goals: 1-0 Kenyon-Slaney (2), 2-0 Bonsor (10), 2-1 Renny-Tailyour (15), 2-2 Gibb (20), 3-2 Kenyon-Slaney (60), 4-2 Chenery (75) 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 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) Hon.Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird (1/Wanderers) John Edward Blackburn (1/Royal Engineers) William Gibb (1/Clydesdale) David Wotherspoon (2/Queen's Park) Notes: Scotland's match against England in London on 8th March 1873 was the second official international, following the outstanding success of the inaugural game in Glasgow the previous November. As the Scottish Football Association had not yet been formed, the Scotland side was again selected by Queen's Park FC. 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 of 33 8s 0d (33.40) 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 Hon.Arthur Kinnaird, who featured regularly for Wanderers. Although he was born in London, Hon.Arthur 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 the score was 2-2 after 20 minutes the teams just carried on playing for the full 90 minutes and changing ends after each goal. The approximate times of the goals have been confirmed from contemporaneous newspaper reports although the timing of the third goal (Renny-Tailyour) and the fifth goal (Kenyon-Slaney) are thought not be as accurate as the others.
(Match 3) 7th March 1874 (Friendly match) SCOTLAND - ENGLAND 2-1 (The teams changed ends after each goal) 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 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 Biggar "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 (The teams changed ends after each goal) Referee: Alfred Stair (England) Crowd: 2.000, Kennington Oval, London Goals: 1-0 Wollaston (24), 1-1 McNeil (34), 2-1 Alcock (65), 2-2 Andrews (74) 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 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 Biggar "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) (1/Clydesdale) Notes: Four players named John McPherson were capped by Scotland between 1875-1897. Three of them are numbered in this archive so as to avoid any confusion. The other was John Campbell McLeod McPherson (second in chronological order), first capped in 1879. John McPherson (1) - (Clydesdale, one cap: 6th March 1875).
(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 (35) 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: Along with the introduction to a half-time change over and interval - wooden bars were also introduced, replacing a tape between the goalposts. This was a World Record attendance for a full international match and also the first one to be played in front of a grandstand.
(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 Walker 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 Joseph 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 (22), 0-2 Richmond (48), 1-2 Lyttelton (55), 1-3 Ferguson (69) ENGLAND: Morton Peto Betts - William Lindsay, Lindsay Bury - Beaumont Griffith Jarrett, William Stepney Rawson [c] - Charles Henry Reynolds Wollaston, Alfred Lyttelton, William H.Mosforth, Arthur William Cursham, John Bain, Cecil Vernon Wingfield-Stratford. SCOTLAND: Alexander McGeoch (3/Dumbreck) - Robert Walker Neill (2/Queen's Park) Thomas 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 Cunningham McGregor (1/Vale of Leven) John McDougall (1/Vale of Leven) John Smith (1/Mauchline) John Ferguson (4/Vale of Leven) Notes: The Scottish international players John Smith (seven caps between 1877-1881) and Dr.John Smith (three caps between 1883-1884) are the same player. He was awarded MB CM (Batchelor of Medicine: Master of Surgery) at the end of the 1880/81 Academic Year at Edinburgh University and was then entitled to use the prefix "Doctor".
(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 Walker Neill (3/Queen's Park) Thomas Vallance (2/Rangers) - James Phillips (2/Queen's Park) Charles Campbell [c] (4/Queen's Park) - John Smith (2/Mauchline) John Cunningham 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 Gardner (5/Clydesdale) - Andrew McIntyre (1/Vale of Leven) Thomas 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 Cunningham 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 Lyttelton - 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 Walker 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 Joseph Lang (2/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) James Biggar "Jerry" Weir (4/Queen's Park) James Andrew Kennedy 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 Scott Somers (1/3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers) Thomas 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/Edinburgh University) 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 Vallance (5/Rangers) William Scott 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/Edinburgh University)
(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 Walker 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 Cunningham 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 Scott 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 John [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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