1925–26 British Home Championship

The 1925–26 British Home Championship was an international football tournament played during the 1925–26 season between the British Home Nations. The competition was won at a canter by Scotland, who whitewashed all three opponents, scoring eight goals in three games without reply.

Scotland began to competition as they finished it, with a 3–0 defeat of Wales in Cardiff as England and Ireland played a tame scoreless draw as the tournament opener. Ireland improved from their poor first match performance against Wales in their second game, running out 3–0 winners to move into second place, but were hammered 4–0 by Scotland in their final game, ending any hopes of a winners place. Hughie Gallacher scored three of Scotland's goals. England returned for the final two matches of the competition, but suffered disaster and crashed to last place as Wales won 3–1 in London and Scotland, already assured the trophy whatever the result, beat them by a single goal.

TableEdit

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

Ireland  0 – 0  England
   

Wales  0 – 3  Scotland
    70' John Duncan
  80' Adam McLean
  82' William Clunas
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Ernest Pinckston (England)

Ireland  3 – 0  Wales
Sammy Curran 2
Billy Gillespie
 

Scotland  4 – 0  Ireland
Hughie Gallacher   15'60'65'
Andy Cunningham   42'
 
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: George Noel Watson (England)


England  0 – 1  Scotland
    36' Alex Jackson
Attendance: 49,000
Referee: Thomas R. Dougray (Scotland)

ReferencesEdit

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