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Wales vs Scotland international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Saturday, 20 March 1897, 15:30 (UTC+0:00)
National teams, score:
Wales
2-2
Scotland
Referee:
Tom Armitt, Leek /
England
Attendance, venue:
5 000, The Racecourse, Wrexham
Goals:
0-1 (11') John Ritchie (pen.), 1-1 (.) Morgan Morgan-Owen, 1-2 (60') Johnny Walker, 2-2 (.) Harry Pugh
Wales football team line-up in match Nr.56
Managed by -
Player
Caps
Age
Club
15
34
Preston North End FC, Preston
1
Aberystwyth FC, Aberystwyth
3
Shrewsbury Town FC, Shrewsbury
2
22
Oxford University AFC, Oxford
2
28
Chirk AAA FC, Chirk
8
27
Sheffield United FC, Sheffield
6
22
Manchester City FC, Manchester
4
22
Wrexham AFC, Wrexham
2
20
Oxford University AFC, Oxford
8
28
Aberystwyth FC, Aberystwyth
25
Chester FC, Chester
Scotland football team line-up in match Nr.60
Managed by selection committee
Player
Caps
Age
Club
1
27
St Mirren FC, Paisley
1
21
Queens Park FC, Glasgow
1
23
3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers FC, Glasgow
1
22
Hibernian FC, Edinburgh
3
26
Celtic FC, Glasgow
6
29
Dundee FC, Dundee
1
26
Hibernian FC, Edinburgh
2
22
Hibernian FC, Edinburgh
3
29
Rangers FC, Glasgow
1
27
St Bernards FC, Edinburgh
2
23
Heart of Midlothian FC, Edinburgh
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Wales
11
6.909
9
2
0
0
Scotland
11
2.000
25.568
9
2
0
0
Historical data sources
Evening Express (Cardiff), №3050, 20 Mar 1897; The National Library of Wales
The Dundee Courier and Argus (Dundee), №13644, 22 Mar 1897; Newspapers.com
Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald (Caernarfon), №3335, 26 Mar 1897; The National Library of Wales
Herald of Wales (Swansea), №3248, 27 Mar 1897; The National Library of Wales
The Montgomery County Times (Welshpool), №790, 27 Mar 1897; The National Library of Wales
Comments
Wales vs Scotland post-match head-to-head
WP
6.8
P
22
W
0
D
3
L
19
GF
16
GA
95
GF/P
0.727
GA/P
4.318
Av attendance
5 241
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Wales national team matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1897
Ireland vs Wales 4-3
Belfast, Saturday 6 March 1897
Next match:
British Championship 1897
England vs Wales 4-0
Sheffield, Monday 29 March 1897
Scotland national team matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1896
Scotland vs England 2-1
Glasgow, Saturday 4 April 1896
Next match:
British Championship 1897
Scotland vs Ireland 5-1
Govan, Saturday 27 March 1897
Top Wales goal scorers
1. Billy Lewis (1886 - 1896) - 8 goals
2. William Owen (1882 - 1884) - 6 goals
3. Jack Doughty (1888) - 6 goals
... Harry Pugh (1896 - 1897) - 2 goals
... Morgan Morgan-Owen (1897) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 20, 1897)
Top Scotland goal scorers
1. George Ker (1880 - 1882) - 10 goals
2. John Smith (1879 - 1884) - 9 goals
3. Harry McNeil (1875 - 1881) - 6 goals
4. Joe Lindsay (1880 - 1885) - 6 goals
... Johnny Walker (1895 - 1897) - 3 goals
... John Ritchie (1897) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 20, 1897)
Brief match report
Sat. 20 Mar 1897
The Racecourse, Wrexham
Wales 2-2 Scotland
Goals: Ritchie 11 (11m), Morgan-Owen, Walker 60, Pugh

Wales: Trainer (c), William Jones, Matthias, Darvell, Mates, Jack Jones, Meredith, Pugh, Morgan-Owen, Rea, Lewis.

Scotland: Patrick, Ritchie (c), Gardner, Breslin, Russell, Keiller, Kennedy, Murray, Oswald, McMillan, Walker. Managed by selection committee.

Att: 5 000,
Ref: Armitt (England)

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