Scottish Footballers’ Union v English Footballers’ Union 1-2 (Benefit: April 28, 1898)

April 28, 1898
Match: International, Benefit for Unions’ Benevolent Fund, at Ibrox Park.
Scottish Footballers’ Union – English Footballers’ Union 1-2 (0-1).
Attendance: 3,000; gate receipt: £91 1s. 6d.
Referee: Mr. Tom Robertson.
SFU (2-3-5): Matt Dickie (Rangers); Jim Welford (Celtic), Dave Gardner (Third Lanark); Bernard Breslin (Hibernian), David Russell (Celtic), Neil Gibson (Rangers); Pat Murray (Hibernian), John McPherson (Rangers), John James Campbell (Celtic), Alex “Sandy” McMahon (Celtic), Alex Smith (Rangers).
EFU (2-3-5): Jack Robinson (New Brighton Tower); Bob Holmes (Preston North End), David Storrier (Everton); Hugh Wilson (Sunderland), Bob Chatt (Aston Villa), John Tait Robertson (Everton); Charles Athersmith, Frank Becton (Liverpool), Jack Bell (Everton), Fred Wheldon (Aston Villa), Alf Milward (New Brighton Tower).
The goals: 0-1 Wheldon (20 min.), 0-2 Own goal (Russell, 66 min.), 1-2 Smith (75 min.).

Match report from the Glasgow Herald, Friday, April 29 – 1898:

1898 Players Union

Bernard Breslin, Hibernian (Dundee Evening Telegraph: January 28, 1898).

Charles Athersmith, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: November 6, 1892):

Alf Milward, New Brighton Tower (Lloyd’s Weekly News: January 17, 1892):


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