1894–95 British Home Championship

The 1894–95 British Home Championship was an international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. The competition was won by England, who like second placed Wales, did not lose a game. Wales however failed to win one either, scoring three draws and so finishing behind England. Scotland took joint second place with three points gained from a win, draw and a loss. Ireland came last with a single point garnered from their draw with Wales.

1894–95 British Home Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dates9 March – 6 April 1895
Teams4
Final positions
Champions England (6th title)
Runners-upShared:  Wales/ Scotland
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored26 (4.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)6 Players (2 goals)

England and Ireland played the first match of the competition, the Irish suffering a 9–0 defeat in Derby to give England the immediate advantage. Ireland and Wales then played a 2–2 draw in Belfast before England and Wales drew at the Queen's Club, the only international football match ever played there. Wales finished their competition as Scotland entered it, the teams drawing in Wrexham to give Wales three points in an unbeaten tournament. Scotland beat Ireland in their second game, ending Ireland's tournament with a single point before England and Scotland, level on points, played out the decider at Goodison Park. In the event England were just too strong, easily dismissing their opponents 3–0 to win the trophy.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England (C) 3 2 1 0 13 1 +12 5
  Wales 3 0 3 0 5 5 0 3
  Scotland 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 3
  Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 14 −11 1
Source:[citation needed]
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

England  9–0  Ireland
Steve Bloomer   4'
Frank Becton   15'60'
Johnny Goodall   65' (87)
Billy Bassett   30'
Raby Howell   36'
Sam Torrans   3' (o.g.)
 
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: James Robertson (Scotland)

Ireland  2–2  Wales
George Gaukrodger   32'
William Sherrard   42'
Harry Trainer   10'85'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: William H. Jope (England)

England  1–1  Wales
Rupert Sandilands   74' William Lewis   69'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Thomas Park(Scotland)

Wales  2–2  Scotland
William Lewis   10'
Thomas Chapman   60'
  30' Jake Madden
  39' John Divers
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: William H. Jope (England)

Scotland  3–1  Ireland
William Lambie   1'
John Walker   60'70'
  35' William Sherrard
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Thomas B. Mitchell (England)

England  3–0  Scotland
Steve Bloomer   30'
Neilly Gibson   35' (o.g.)
Steve Smith   44'
 
Attendance: 42,500
Referee: John Reid (Ireland)

ReferencesEdit

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.