1891–92 British Home Championship

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The 1891-92 British Home Championship was an edition of the annual international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. It was won by England who won all three games against their rivals, even though they played two games on the same day against Wales and Ireland, providing a team of amateaur players for the Welsh match and professionals against Ireland, both teams forging solid 2–0 victories. Scotland came second, winning their matches against Wales and Ireland, who shared third place after drawing with one another.

England's double victories came shortly after the Welsh-Irish draw in Bangor and it gave them an immediate advantage over their opponents. The Scottish team then played their games, narrowly beating Ireland in Belfast and defeating Wales by a crushing 6–1 scoreline to equal England's points tally and become favourites. In the final match at Glasgow, England and Scotland played out a decider which England won easily, scoring four early goals to which Scotland could only reply with a single goal of their own.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 6 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
 Scotland 4 3 2 0 1 10 7 +3
 Ireland 1 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3
 Wales 1 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw

Results[edit]



5 March 1892
Ireland  0 – 2  England
  Harry Daft 2

19 March 1892
Ireland  2 – 3  Scotland
James Williamson Goal 42'
George Gaffikin Goal 86'
Goal 17' Alex Keillor
Goal 28' William Lambie
Goal 70' James Ellis
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: John Taylor (Wales)

26 March 1892
Scotland  6 – 1  Wales
William Thomson Goal 1'
James Hamilton Goal 8'65'
John McPherson Goal 15'44'
Davie Baird Goal 55'
Goal 87' Benjamin Lewis
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Attendance: 600
Referee: John Reid (Ireland)

2 April 1892
Scotland  1 – 4  England
Jack Bell Goal 80' Goal 1' Edgar Chadwick
Goal 20'26' Johnny Goodall
Goal 25' Jack Southworth
Ibrox Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Dr. John Smith (Scotland)

References[edit]

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