1924–25 British Home Championship

The 1924–25 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1924/25 season. It was one of six tournaments in seven years won by the strong Scottish team of the early 1920s, and was achieved with a whitewash of all three rivals, including England in the deciding game in Glasgow.

Both England and Scotland began well with 3–1 victories, England over Ireland and Scotland over Wales in Swansea. England went ahead by beating Wales away in their second game but were brought back level by Scotland who heavily beat Ireland 3–0 at Windsor Park. In the deciding match, the Scots outplayed their Southern rivals, winning the match and trophy 2–0 at home. Wales and Ireland were unable to decide for third place, sharing it in a scoreless draw at Wrexham.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Scotland (C) 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 6
  England 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 4
  Wales 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
  Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 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


Scotland  3 – 1  Wales
David Meiklejohn   9'
Hughie Gallacher   20'63'
  45' Billy Williams
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Arthur Ward (England)

Wales  1–2  England
Fred Keenor Frank Roberts 2

Ireland  0–3  Scotland
    4' David Meiklejohn
  25' Hughie Gallacher
  36' James Dunn
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: George Noel Watson (England)

Scotland  2–0  England
Hughie Gallacher   36'85'  
Attendance: 92,000
Referee: Arthur Ward (England)

Wales  0–0  Ireland
   

ReferencesEdit

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