1936–37 British Home Championship

The 1936–37 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1936–37 seasons. The trophy was won by Wales with Scotland coming second. This was the last Home Championship that Wales would win exclusively, all subsequent victories would be shared with one of the other Home Nations. Wales began the competition by beating England and followed it with a similar 2–1 victory against Scotland. With the two favourites beaten Wales only required a draw with Ireland to complete a rare tournament success. They ultimately took the title in style, winning 4–1 at home. Scotland recovered from their loss to Wales in their final game with a commanding 3–1 victory over England in Glasgow to come second,[1] whilst England's only points came from their own 3–1 defeat of the disappointing Irish.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Wales (C) 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 6
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 4
  England 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 2
  Ireland 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
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

Wales  2–1  England
Glover  
S. Morris  
Bastin  

Ireland  1–3  Scotland
Kernaghan   26' Napier   28'
Munro   46'
McCulloch   62'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Thomas J. Thompson (England)

England  3–1  Ireland
Carter  
Bastin  
Worrall  
Davis  

Scotland  1–2  Wales
Walker   57'   23'80' Glover
Attendance: 23,858
Referee: Dr. Arthur W. Barton (England)

Wales  4–1  Ireland
Glover    
Jones  
Warren  
Stevenson  

Scotland  3–1  England
O'Donnell   47'
McPhail   80'89'
Steele   40'
Attendance: 149,547
Referee: William McLean (Ireland)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scotland 3 England 1[permanent dead link], The Blizzard, 1 June 2015
  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.