1937–38 British Home Championship

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The 1937–38 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1937–38 season. The competition was won by England after they defeated Ireland and Wales in their opening games. Even though Scotland managed to win the final game at Wembley Stadium, England were able to hold their lead, thanks to the Welsh victory over Scotland in their opening match. Wales however were unable to continue this form, losing to England and Ireland in their subsequent matches. The Scots and Irish drew, and thus shared second place.

Table[edit]

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

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results[edit]


30 October 1937
Wales  2 – 1  Scotland
Bryn Jones Goal 25'
Seymour Morris Goal 40'
Goal 72' Alex Massie
Ninian Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 41,800
Referee: Charles E. Argent (England)

10 November 1937
Scotland  1 – 1  Ireland
James Smith Goal 48' Goal 15' Peter Doherty
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 21,878
Referee: Arthur James Jewell (England)


16 March 1938
Ireland  1 – 0  Wales
Joe Bambrick  

9 April 1938
England  0 – 1  Scotland
  Goal 6' Tommy Walker
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 93,267
Referee: William R. Hamilton (Ireland)

References[edit]

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

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