1889–90 British Home Championship

The 1889–90 British Home Championship was an edition of the annual international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. The seventh such competition held, the 1890 edition was, for the second time, jointly won by England and Scotland, the sixth time that Scotland had won. Played during the second half of the 1889/90 season, the tournament was also notable for two matches played by England on the 15 March against Wales and Ireland simultaneously. With an increasingly crowded domestic schedule cramping available dates for matches, England fielded two entirely separate teams, both of which won their games with an aggregate of twelve goals to two.

1889–90 British Home Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dates9 February – 5 April 1890
Teams4
Final positions
Champions England
 Scotland (shared)
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored33 (5.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Scotland William Paul (4 goals)

Wales took the early lead in the competition, winning the opening game at home against Ireland. England's double victories over Wales and Ireland then placed them in front with favourites Scotland still to play a match. Scotland responded to England's lead with two comfortable wins over Wales and Ireland 5–0 and 4–1 leaving the final match between England and Scotland as the deciding game. Despite a furious and dramatic encounter, neither side could best the other and the result was a 1–1 draw, placing both England and Scotland at the head of the table, goal difference not at this stage being used to differentiate the teams.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England (C) 3 2 1 0 13 3 +10 5
  Scotland (C) 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 5
  Wales 3 1 0 2 6 10 −4 2
  Ireland 3 0 0 3 4 18 −14 0
Source: [1][2]
Rules for classification: 1) points. The points system worked as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw
(C) Champion

ResultsEdit

Wales  5–2  Ireland
Owen  
Wilcock  
Lewis  
Pryce-Jones    
Dalton    
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: James McKillop (Scotland)

Wales  1–3  England
Lewis   Currey    
Lindley  
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: James Walker (Scotland)

Ireland  1–9  England
Reynolds   Geary      
Davenport    
Townley    
Lofthouse  
Barton  
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: James McKillop (Scotland)

Scotland  5–0  Wales
Wilson   20'
Paul   36', 43', 60', 70'
 
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: William Finlay (Ireland)

Ireland  1–4  Scotland
Peden   25' Rankin   10', 70', 80'
Wyllie   50'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: William H. Stacey (England)

Scotland  1–1  England
McPherson   37' Wood   17'
Attendance: 26,379
Referee: John Reid (Ireland)

Winning squadsEdit

Name Apps/Goals by opponent Total
 
WAL[3]
 
IRE[4]
 
SCO[5]
Apps Goals
Edmund Currey 1/2 1 2 2
Harry Wood 1 1/1 2 1
Tinsley Lindley 1/1 1 2 1
Billy Bassett 1 1 2 0
Harry Daft 1 1 2 0
Billy Moon 1 1 2 0
Alfred Shelton 1 1 2 0
Arthur Walters 1 1 2 0
Percy Walters 1 1 2 0
Fred Geary 1/3 1 3
Kenny Davenport 1/2 1 2
William Townley 1/2 1 2
Joe Lofthouse 1/1 1 1
John Barton 1/1 1 1
Harry Allen 1 1 0
Johnny Holt 1 1 0
Richard Baugh 1 1 0
Jimmy Forrest 1 1 0
Charlie Mason 1 1 0
Charlie Perry 1 1 0
Bob Roberts 1 1 0
Nathaniel Walton 1 1 0
Name Apps/Goals by opponent Total
 
WAL[6]
 
IRE[7]
 
ENG[8]
Apps Goals
John McPherson 1 1/1 2 1
Willie Paul 1/4 1 4
Gilbert Rankin 1/3 1 3
Hughie Wilson 1/1 1 1
Thomas Wyllie 1/1 1 1
Walter Arnott 1 1 0
William Berry 1 1 0
Willie Groves 1 1 0
William Johnston 1 1 0
James Kelly 1 1 0
James McCall 1 1 0
Thomas McKeown 1 1 0
James McLaren 1 1 0
Thomas Robertson 1 1 0
James Wilson 1 1 0
Davie Baird 1 1 0
Isaac Begbie 1 1 0
Jack Bell 1 1 0
Richard Hunter 1 1 0
John McLeod 1 1 0
David Mitchell 1 1 0
John Rae 1 1 0
Johnny Russell 1 1 0
Andrew Brown 1 1 0
Bob Brown 1 1 0
Daniel Bruce 1 1 0
James Dunlop 1 1 0
George Gillespie 1 1 0
Matt McQueen 1 1 0
John W. Murray 1 1 0
Andrew Whitelaw 1 1 0
Frank Watt 1 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reyes, Macario; Morrison, Neil (1 October 1999). "British Home Championship 1884–1899". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  2. ^ "British Championships 1890". Scotland Football Stats. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  3. ^ Saturday, 15 March 1890 | Wales 1 England 3, England Football Online
  4. ^ Saturday, 15 March 1890 | Ireland 1 England 9, England Football Online
  5. ^ Easter Saturday, 5 April 1890 | Scotland 1 England 1, England Football Online
  6. ^ Sat 22 Mar 1890 Scotland 5 Wales 0, London Hearts Supporters Club
  7. ^ Sat 29 Mar 1890 Ireland 1 Scotland 4, London Hearts Supporters Club
  8. ^ Sat 05 Apr 1890 Scotland 1 England 1, London Hearts Supporters Club
  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.