1891–92 British Home Championship

The 1891–92 British Home Championship was an edition of the annual international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. It was won by England who won all three games against their rivals, even though they played two games on the same day against Wales and Ireland, providing a team of amateur players for the Welsh match and professionals against Ireland, both teams forging solid 2–0 victories. Scotland came second, winning their matches against Wales and Ireland, who shared third place after drawing with one another.

1891–92 British Home Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dates27 February – 2 April 1892
Teams4
Final positions
Champions England (4th title)
Runners-up Scotland
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored23 (3.83 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Harry Daft
England Johnny Goodall
Scotland James Hamilton
Scotland John McPherson (2 goals)
Scotland's team that lost to England in April 1892.

England's double victories came shortly after the Welsh-Irish draw in Bangor and it gave them an immediate advantage over their opponents. The Scottish team then played their games, narrowly beating Ireland in Belfast and defeating Wales by a crushing 6–1 scoreline to equal England's points tally and become favourites. In the final match at Glasgow, England and Scotland played out a decider which England won easily, scoring four early goals to which Scotland could only reply with a single goal of their own.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England (C) 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3 4
  Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
  Wales 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1
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  1–1  Ireland
Lewis   22' Stanfield   87'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: John Campbell (Scotland)

Wales  0–2  England
  Henfrey   15'
Sandilands   87'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: James Robertson (Scotland)

Ireland  0–2  England
  Harry Daft   44', 47'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Robert Harrison (Scotland)

Ireland  2–3  Scotland
Williamson   42'
Gaffikin   86'
Keillor   17'
Lambie   28'
Ellis   70'
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: John Taylor (Wales)

Scotland  6–1  Wales
Thomson   1'
Hamilton   8', 65'
McPherson   15', 44'
Baird   55'
Lewis   87'
Attendance: 600
Referee: John Reid (Ireland)

Scotland  1–4  England
Bell   80' Chadwick   1'
Goodall   20', 26'
Southworth   25'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Dr. John Smith (Scotland)

Winning squadEdit

Name Apps/Goals by opponent Total
 
WAL[3]
 
IRE[4]
 
SCO[5]
Apps Goals
Arthur Dunn 1 1 2 0
Dennis Hodgetts 1 1 2 0
Johnny Holt 1 1 2 0
George Toone 1 1 2 0
John Goodall 1/2 1 2
Harry Daft 1/2 1 2
Jack Southworth 1/1 1 1
Edgar Chadwick 1/1 1 1
Arthur Henfrey 1/1 1 1
Rupert Sandilands 1/1 1 1
Billy Bassett 1 1 0
Bob Holmes 1 1 0
Jack Reynolds 1 1 0
Alfred Shelton 1 1 0
Charlie Athersmith 1 1 0
Tommy Clare 1 1 0
John Cox 1 1 0
John Devey 1 1 0
John Pearson 1 1 0
William Rowley 1 1 0
Alf Underwood 1 1 0
Michael Whitham 1 1 0
George Cotterill 1 1 0
Cunliffe Gosling 1 1 0
Anthony Hossack 1 1 0
George Kinsey 1 1 0
Henry Lilley 1 1 0
Joseph Schofield 1 1 0
William Winckworth 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 1892". Scotland Football Stats. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
  3. ^ Saturday, 5 March 1892 | Wales 0 England 2, England Football Online
  4. ^ Saturday, 5 March 1892 | Ireland 0 England 2, England Football Online
  5. ^ Saturday, 2 April 1892 | Scotland 1 England 4, England Football Online
  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.