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 Time:  Due 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 Scorer:  Some reports suggest that the 4th England goal was credited as a Robert Parlane own goal.
  • Disallowed Goals:  According to the Morning Post their were no fewer than four disallowed goals, two for each team. All for offside.
  • Player Milestone:  Reg Birkett's Only Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Edward Christian's Only Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Harold Morse's Only Cap
  • Player Milestone:  James Prinsep's Only Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Arthur Goodyer's Only Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Arnold Hills' Only Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Henry Wace's Last Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Francis Sparks' 1st Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Charlie Bambridge's 1st Cap
  • Goal Milestone:  Billy Mosforth's 1st Goal
  • Goal Milestone:  Charlie Bambridge's 1st Goal
  • Goal Milestone:  Arthur Goodyer's 1st Goal
  • Goal Milestone:  Norman Bailey's 1st Goal
  • Player Milestone:  Henry Wace's 1st Captaincy

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.