1909–10 British Home Championship

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1909–1910 British Home Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dates12 February – 11 April 1910
Teams4
Final positions
Champions Scotland (10th title)
Runners-up England
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored12 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s)Wales Grenville Morris and Wales Robert Evans (2 goals)

The 1909–10 British Home Championship was an annual football competition played between the British Home Nations during the second half of the 1909/10 season. It was won by Scotland after a very close three-way competition between the Scots, England and Ireland which Scotland only won by a single point, Ireland and England coming joint second with Wales trailing, again by a single point.

England and Ireland were well matched throughout the contest, drawing in their opening match, a result which gave Scotland the advantage after they narrowly beat Wales in Kilmarnock during their opening game. Their challenge faltered in the second game as Ireland beat them by the same scoreline in Belfast. England too achieved a 1–0 win, over Wales in Cardiff. This put England and Ireland at the head of the table, but they were soon surpassed by the Scots, who defeated England 2–0 in Glasgow. Ireland's bid for the trophy was forestalled by Wales in the final match of the competition, who won 4–1 to score their only points of the competition in a powerful performance.

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Scotland (C) 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 4
 England 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 3
 Ireland 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 3
 Wales 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 2
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points. The points system worked as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
(C) Champion.

Results[edit]

Ireland 1 – 1 England
Goal 43' Frank Thompson Goal 51' Harold Fleming
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alex Jackson (Scotland)

Scotland 1 – 0 Wales
Archie Devine Goal 86'  
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Herbert S. Bamlett (England)

Wales 0 – 1 England
  Goal 66' Andrew Ducat
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: James Stark (Scotland)

Ireland 1 – 0 Scotland
Frank Thompson Goal 54'  
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: John Thomas Howcroft (England)

Scotland 2 – 0 England
Jimmy McMenemy Goal 20'
Jimmy Quinn Goal 32'
 
Attendance: 106,205
Referee: James Mason (England)

Wales 4 – 1 Ireland
Goal 45'72' Grenville Morris
Goal 24'30' Robert Evans
Goal 47' (pen.) Johnny Darling
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: James Mason (England)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Championship 1910". EU-Football. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.