International trial matches

South v North 1-3 (International trial: February 1, 1899)


February 1, 1899
Match: International trial, at Crystal Palace, kick-off: 15:15.
South – North 1-3 (1-1).
Attendance: 7,500.
Referee: Mr. Arthur Kingscott (Derby); linesmen: Messrs. A. Davis (Great Marlow) and W.H. Bellamy (Lincolnshire).
South (2-3-5): Jack Robinson (Southampton), George Barker (Bristol City), William John Oakley (Corinthians), Bernard Middleditch (Corinthians), Stanley Briggs (Clapton), Francis D. Cautley (Cambridge University), G.C. Vassall (Oxford University), Jack Calvey (Millwall Athletic), Gilbert Oswald Smith (Corinthians), Geoffrey Plumpton Wilson (Casuals), Harry Bradshaw (Tottenham Hotspur).
North (2-3-5): Jack Hillman (Burnley), Tom Prescott (Notts County), Billy Williams (West Bromwich), Frank Forman (Nottingham Forest), Ernest Needham (Sheffield United), Tom Booth (Blackburn Rovers), Charles Athersmith (Aston Villa), Steve Bloomer (Derby County), George Johnson (Aston Villa), Jimmy Settle (Everton), Walter Place junior (Burnley).
The goals: 0-1 Bloomer (2 min.), 1-1 Smith (43 min.), 1-2 Johnson, 1-3 Bloomer (82 min.).

Images (The Sketch: February 8, 1899):
North team. Back row, left to right: Frank Forman, Tom Prescot, Tom Booth, Jack Hillman, Billy Williams, Ernest Needham. Front row, left to right: Charles Athersmith, Steve Bloomer, George Johnson, Jimmy Settle, Walter Place junior.

South team. Back row, left to right: George Barker, Francis D. Cautley, Stanley Briggs, Jack Robinson, William John Oakley, Bernard Middleditch.
Front row, left to right: G.C. Vassall, John Calvey, Gilbert Oswald Smith, Geoffrey Plumpton Wilson, Harry Bradshaw.

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

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Gilbert Oswald Smith, Corinthians (Sporting Life: April 5, 1897):

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Harry Bradshaw, Tottenham Hotspur (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):

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