1893–94 British Home Championship

The 1893–94 British Home Championship was an edition of the annual international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. It was won by Scotland in a close competition in which neither Scotland nor England lost a game but Scotland managed to accumulate one more point than England with a victory over Ireland.

1893–94 British Home Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dates24 February – 7 April 1894
Teams4
Final positions
Champions Scotland (5th title)
Runners-up England
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored29 (4.83 per match)
Top scorer(s)England John Veitch(3 goals)

Wales and Ireland began the tournament, Wales winning the match easily 4–1 and gaining an early advantage. Ireland's second match was against England and the Irish managed to hold their opponents to a 2–2 draw in a very tough match. England recovered to beat Wales, scoring five goals, but this total was matched by Scotland in their first match. Scotland also managed to beat Ireland, the Irish again only narrowly missing out on victory, losing 1–2. In the final game of the competition England and Scotland played, Scotland only needing a draw to achieve the trophy. Despite a very strong encounter, the Scots held England to a 2–2 draw and took the tournament by a single point.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Scotland (C) 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 5
  England 3 1 2 0 9 5 +4 4
  Wales 3 1 0 2 7 11 −4 2
  Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
Source: [1]
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  4–1  Ireland
  55'82' William Lewis
  40' Edwin James
  75' Jack Rea
  20' Olphie Stanfield
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: John Campbell(Scotland)

Ireland  2–2  England
  70' Olphie Stanfield
  83'William Gibson
  43' John Devey
  55' Fred Spiksley
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Thomas Park (Scotland)

Wales  1–5  England
  10' Jack Bowdler   30'55'80' John Veitch
  85' Robert Gosling
  31'o.g.' Charlie Perry
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Thomas Park(Scotland)

Scotland  5–2  Wales
Davidson Berry   40'
John Barker   44'
Thomas Chambers   70'
David Alexander   75'
John Johnstone   85'
  15'40' Hugh Morris
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Joseph McBride (Ireland)

Ireland  1–2  Scotland
Olphie Stanfield   65'   25' (o.g.) Sam Torrans
  28' Jack Taylor
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Edward Phennah (Wales)

Scotland  2–2  England
William Lambie   7'
Sandy McMahon   75'
  35' Johnny Goodall
  85' Jack Reynolds
Attendance: 45,017
Referee: John Reid (Ireland)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "British Championship 1894". eu-football.info. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.