1890–91 British Home Championship

The 1890–91 British Home Championship was an international football tournament between the British Home Nations. Despite strong showings from all four teams, England eventually won the trophy with victories in all three games including, as at the 1890 and 1892 competitions, matches against Wales and Ireland played simultaneously. Ireland notched up one of their highest ever wins, 7–2 over Wales, but still only finished third, whilst the Welsh ran Scotland close in their encounter, but ultimately scored zero points.

1890–91 British Home Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dates7 February – 6 April 1891
Teams4
Final positions
Champions England (3rd title)
Runners-up Scotland
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored46 (7.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ireland Olphie Stanfield (5 goals)

Scotland and Ireland began the tournament with the Scots securing a narrow win in Glasgow. They extended their lead in Wrexham despite Wales playing well and nearly taking a draw, eventually going down 3–4. England then played their double on 7 March, scoring an aggregate of 10–2 as both the amateur and professional sides easily won their games over Wales and Ireland. Ireland and Wales played for pride in their final game, Ireland routing the Welsh in Belfast and finishing five goals ahead. In the tournament decider in Blackburn, England were too strong for the Scots in a close game and the result was an England victory, giving them the trophy undisputed.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England (C) 3 3 0 0 12 3 +9 6
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 4
  Ireland 3 1 0 2 9 10 −1 2
  Wales 3 0 0 3 6 15 −9 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

Ireland  7–2  Wales
Dalton   19'
Stanfield   22', 34', 42', 80'
Gaffikin   60'
Torrans   63'
Roberts   10'
Davies   37'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Robert F. Harrison (Scotland)

England  6–1  Ireland
Lindsey    
Bassett  
Cotterill  
Henfrey  
Daft  
Whiteside  
Attendance: 15,231
Referee: Richard Gough (Wales)

England  4–1  Wales
Goodall  
Southworth  
Chadwick  
Milward  
Howell  
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Thomas Park (Scotland)

Wales  3–4  Scotland
Bowdler   12', ?'
Owen   45'
Turner  
Logan   5'
Buchanan   50'
Boyd   60', 80'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Charles Crump (England)

Scotland  2–1  Ireland
Low   6'
Waddell   60'
Stanfield   70'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: William H. Stacey (England)

England  2–1  Scotland
Goodall   20'
Chadwick   30'
Watt   85'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: William J. Morrow (Ireland)

Winning squadEdit

Name Apps/Goals by opponent Total
 
WAL[3]
 
IRE[4]
 
SCO[5]
Apps Goals
Edgar Chadwick 1/1 1/1 2 2
John Goodall 1/1 1/1 2 2
Billy Bassett 1/1 1 2 1
Alfred Milward 1/1 1 2 1
Johnny Holt 1 1 2 0
Alfred Shelton 1 1 2 0
Albert Smith 1 1 2 0
Tinsley Lindley 1/2 1 2
George Cotterill 1/1 1 1
Harry Daft 1/1 1 1
Arthur Henfrey 1/1 1 1
Jack Southworth 1/1 1 1
Fred Geary 1 1 0
Bob Holmes 1 1 0
Bob Howarth 1 1 0
Billy Moon 1 1 0
Jem Bayliss 1 1 0
John Brodie 1 1 0
Joseph Marsden 1 1 0
Charlie Perry 1 1 0
William Rose 1 1 0
Alf Underwood 1 1 0
George Brann 1 1 0
Elphinstone Jackson 1 1 0
Tom Porteous 1 1 0
Leonard Wilkinson 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 1891". Scotland Football Stats. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  3. ^ Saturday, 7 March 1891 | England 4 Wales 1, England Football Online
  4. ^ Saturday, 7 March 1891 | England 6 Ireland 1, England Football Online
  5. ^ Easter Saturday, 4 April 1891 | England 2 Scotland 1, England Football Online
  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.