Welsh Amateur International Players

Contents
Welsh Amateur International Results
Leading Welsh Cap Holders
Welsh International Reports

Football Links
Welsh International Players;

John Huw Jones 1924
Derek Williams
Trefor Owen
Crittall Athletic F.C.
(Danny McCarthy)
Dulwich Hamlet F.C.
Tooting & Mitcham F.C.

 

Welsh Amateur International Results
1908 - 1974
 

Complete record of the
Welsh Amateur International Results

 (not necessarily in chronological order)

Date
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914

1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1924

1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1930
1931
1931
1932
1932
1933
1933
1933
1934
1934
1935
1935
1936
1936
1937
1937
1938
1939

1947

1947
1948
1948
1948
1948
1949
1949
1950
1950
1951
1951
1952
1952
1953
1953
1953
1954
1954
1954
1955
1955
1955
1956
1956
1956
1957
1957
1957
1957
1958
1958
1958
1958
1959
1959
1959
1960
1960
1960
1961
1961
1961
1962
1962
1962
1963
1963
1963
1964
1964
1964
1965
1965
1965
1966
1966#
1966#
1966
1966
1966#
1966#
1967
1967
1968
1968
1968
1969
1969#
1969
1969#
1970#
1970
1970
1970#
1971
1971
1971
1972
1972
1972
1973
1973
1973
1974
1974
#

Opponents (Venue)
England (Stockport)
England (Aberdare)
England (Huddersfield)
England (Newtown)
England (Bishop Auckland)
England (Llandudno)
England (Plymouth)
1914/18 Great War
England (Merthyr)

England (Wolverhampton)
England (Swansea)
England (Middlesborough)
England (Llandudno)
South Africa (Colwyn Bay)

England (Plymouth)
England (Wrexham)
England (Reading)
England (Cardiff)
England (Brighton)
England (Aberystwyth)
Scotland (Glasgow)
England (Bournemouth)
Scotland (Swansea)
England (Swansea)
Scotland (Edinburgh)
England (Torquay)
Scotland (Bangor)
Norway (Bergen)
England (Bangor)
Scotland (Greenock)
England (Wimbledon)
Scotland (Aberystwyth)
England (Portmadoc)
Scotland (Dumfries)
England (Portsmouth)
Scotland (Bangor)
England (Rhyl)
England (Cheltenham)
1940/46 Second World War
England (Dulwich Hamlet)

England (Rexville, Newport) 
England (Bangor)
England (Shrewsbury)
India (Wrexham)
India (Swansea)
England (Swindon)
England (Llanelly)
England (Bangor)
Scotland (Dumfries)
England (Leicester)
Scotland (Ebbw Vale)
England (Bangor)
Scotland (Inverness)
England (Highbury, London)
Scotland (Wrexham)
South Africa (Bangor)
England, (Rexville, Newport)
Scotland (Ayr)
Ireland (Belfast)
England (Bournemouth)
Scotland (Bangor)
Ireland (Llanidloes)
England (Swansea)
Scotland (Glasgow)
Ireland (Belfast)
England (Peterborough)
Scotland (Newtown)
Ireland (Ebbw Vale)
England (Bangor)
England (Shrewsbury)
Scotland (Dumfries)
Ireland (Coleraine)
South Africa (Bangor)
England (Bangor)
Scotland (Aberystwyth)
Ireland (Llandudno)
England (Brighton)
Scotland (Kilmarnock)
Ireland (Ballymena)
England (Ton Pentre)
Scotland (Ton Pentre)
Ireland (Portmadoc)
England (Shrewsbury)
Scotland (Perth)
Ireland (Ballymena)
England (Bangor )
Scotland (Wrexham)
Ireland (Wrexham)
England (Shrewsbury)
Scotland (Paisley)
Ireland (Belfast)
England (Aberystwyth)
Scotland (Rhyl)
Ireland (Newtown)
England (Kingston-Thames)
Scotland (Perth)
Rep. of Ireland (Bangor)
Ireland (Portadown)
Iceland (Reykjavik)
Scotland (Llanelli)
Rep. of Ireland (Dublin)
England (Portmadoc)
Ireland (Newtown)
England (Watford)
Scotland (Hampden Park)
Ireland (Portadown)
England (Cardiff)
Scotland (Wrexham)
Ireland (Ton Pentre)
Holland (Bangor)
Scotland (Berwick)
England (Hendon)
Ireland (Ballymena)
Holland (Oosterhout)
England (Llanidloes)
Scotland (Rhyl)
Ireland (Llanelli)
England (Hereford)
Scotland (Hawick)
Ireland (Welshpool)
England (Merthyr Tydfil)
Scotland (Barry)
Ireland (Rhyl)
Scotland (Dumfries)
Ireland (Denbigh)
Denotes Competition of U.E.F.A for Amateurs

Result
L 0v1
L 2v5
L 0v6
L 1v5
L 0v3
L 1v3
L 1v9

L 0v9
W 2v0
L 0v7
D 4v4
L 1v2
W 1v0

L 1v2
L 1v2
L 0v4
L 1v2
D 1v1
L 1v2
L 0v1
L 0v5
L 1v2
L 1v3
W 5v1
L 0v1
D 0v0
W 2v1
L 3v5
L 0v4
L 1v6
L 2v5
L 3v7
D 1v1
L 1v9
L 0v2
L 2v8
L 2v5

D 2v2
L 1v4
L 2v7
W 4v3
L 1v4
D 0v0
L 1v4
L 1v3
L 0v1
L 0v1
L 1v4
L 0v2
L 3v4
L 2v3
D 3v3
L 0v1
W 1v0
L 0v2
D 0v0
L 2v3
L 1v3
L 0v5
L 1v2
W 2v1
D 2v2
L 1v2
L 0v5
D 1v1
W 3v1
L 2v5
D 0v0
L 0v3
L 1v3
L 1v3
L 0v2
L 1v3
L 3v4
L1v6
D 3v3
L 2v3
D 2v2
D 3v3
W 4v1
L 2v3
L 1v3
L 1v3
D 3v3
W 3v1
L 0v2
L 0v7
L 0v1
D 2v2
L 1v2
D 1v1
D 1v1
L 1v4
L 0v2
L 0v1
D 0v0
D 3v3
D 1v1
W 2v1
W 1v0
D 3v3
D1v1
D 1v1
W 1v0
L 0v1
D 1v1
W 1v0
L 0v2
W 3v0
L 0v3
L 1v3
L 1v3
D1v1
W 3v1
W 1v0
L 1v3
W 2v0
L 0v3
D 1v1
L 1v2
W 2v1
D 1v1
W 1v0



Welsh International
Leading Cap Holders
since the Second World War
Gilbert Lloyd 33
(Llanelli)
Arthur Evans 27
(Machynlleth, Marine, Flint and Bangor City)
Glyn Owen 21 
(Newtown,Portmadog, Bangor City)
Trefor Owen 18
(Llanfair Caereinion and Tooting & Mitcham)
Peter Rees 16
(Machynlleth)
Dave McCarter 16
(Portmadoc)
Phil Woosnam 15
(Caersws)
Idwal Robling 14
(Lovells Athletic)
other players who reached double figures;
Gwyn Morgan (Johnstown)
Graham Reynolds (Newport County)
Maldwyn Evans (Cardiff City)
Alan McIntosh (Cardiff City
Derek Williams (Mold Alexandra) 


1908

England
1v0
Wales
(at Stockport)
(22nd February 1928)

Wales: Charles Morgan (Chirk), Jeff Jones (Llandrindod Wells), Horace Blew (Wrexham), John E Griffiths (Connahs Quay), Ernest Peake (Aberystwyth T), Llew Davies (Wrexham), J Williams (Ton Pentre), George Griffiths (Wrexham), Robert Peake (Aberystwyth T), Tommy D Jones (Aberdare Ath), Arthur Hughes (Wrexham)

Horace Blew (left)
(1877 - 1957)
Horace was in the first Welsh Amateur team, but also gained 22 full Welsh International Caps.

He played for Grove Park Old Boys, Rhostyllen and joined Wrexham at the start of the 1897-88 season.
He played once for Manchester United and once for Manchester City in 1906.

Also appeared for Druids, Brymbo and Bury.
With Wrexham, he won 2 Welsh Cup Winners medals 

Referee William J Sykes (England)   Attendance 850


1909

Wales
(A Hughes 2)
2v5
England
(at Aberdare)
(20th February 1909)

 

Wales: Charles Morgan (Chirk), Hubert Wright (Chirk), E Pryce Evans (Towyn), Thomas Rees (Aberystwyth T), Arnold Dargie (Bangor), Charles H Jones (Druids), George Petrie (Connahs Quay), Hugh Jones (Welshpool), Herbert Hannaby (Druids), Tommy D Jones (Aberdare Ath), Arthur Hughes (Wrexham)     

Referee William Nunnerley (Wales)   Attendance 4000


1909/10

England
6v0
Wales
(at Huddersfield)
(19th February 1910) 

Wales: Norman Goodwin (Druids), Jeff Jones (Llandrindod Wells), E Pryce Evans (Towyn), Robert Davies (Stafford Rangers), Thomas Hamer (Llanidloes T), Glyn Jones (Wrexham), Samuel Jones (Ruabon), Caradoc Evans (Exeter C), Arnold Dargie (Bangor), H Jones (Towyn), John N Love (Chirk).

Referee John T Howcroft (England)   Attendance 8000


1910/11

Wales
(Hannaby)
1v2
England
(at Newtown)
(18th February 1911)
 

Wales: Leigh Roose (Sunderland), Hwfa Williams (Bangor), Horace Blew (Wrexham), R Hughes (Whitchurch), John G Potts (Johnstown Amateurs), Arthur Hughes (Llangollen), Thomas James (Aberystwyth T), Thomas C Owen (Llandrindod Wells), Herbert Hannaby (Rhos), Arnold Dargie (Bangor), James Roberts (Mold)      

Referee William Nunnerley (Wales)   Attendance 3000


1911/12

England
3v0
Wales
(at Bishop Auckland)
(17th February 1912) 

Wales: Gordon Owen (Aston Villa), Hwfa Williams (Bangor), T Hughes (Rhos), R Davies (Rhos), Leo Newton (Cardiff Corinthians), Charles H Jones (Druids), Robert M Evans (Bangor), Samuel Samuels (Wrexham), Ernest Hammett (Treharris), Alan Boswell (Cardiff Corinthians), William Vaughan (Llanidloes T).

Referee James W Marsh (England)   Attendance 4500


1913

Wales
(Shervey)
1v3
England
(at Llandudno)
(8th February 1913)
 

Wales: Gordon Owen (Llandudno), A T Jones (Swansea T), William Goodwin (Holywell), Hwfa Williams (Bangor), Leo Newton (Cardiff Corinthians), John H Thomas (Cardiff Corinthians), Alan Boswell (Cardiff Corinthians), James Shervey (Bristol Rovers), Walter Jones (Carnarvon Utd), J R Tait (Cardiff Corinthians), William Vaughan (Llanidloes T)      

Referee James W Marsh (England)     Attendance 4500


1919/20

Wales
0v9
England
(at Llandudno)
(24th January 1920) 

Wales: Wyn Owen (Welsh Nomads), Trevor Jones (Wrexham), Frank Pierce (Bangor), Eddie Jenkins (Cardiff Corinthians), Walter Jones (Rhosymedre), Edward Carter (Saltney), W Hughes (Connahs Quay), Reg Jones (Rhos), Tommy Josephs (Holyhead Railway Institute), Caradoc Davies (Festiniog) Evan Edwards (Merthyr T)      

Referee W J Morgan (Wales)

 

Attendance 6000


1921/22

Wales
0v7
England
(at Swansea)
(1922) 

Wales (selected): G. Mitchell (Pembroke Dock), F. Blew (Wrexham), S.H. Davies (Queens Park), H.P. Evans (Cardiff City), E. Jenkins (Cardiff Corinthians), J.R.B Mousdale (Emmanuel College Cambridge), H. Ellis (Holywell), Cecil Edwards (Holywell), Idwal Davies (Southport) F. Thomas (Cardiff Corithians) T. Wolfe (Swansea)     

 

England (selected): H.F. Bell (Corpus Christie,Cambridge), B.H. Gates (London Caledonians), A.E. Knight (Portsmouth), C.T. Ashton (Cambridge), M. Woosnam, Captain,  (Manchester City), F. W. Spiller (Oxford City), R.J. Thorne-Thorne (Cambridge University), E. Kail (Dulwich Hamlet), F.N.S. Creak (Cambridge University), R. Boreham (Wycombe) Lt. K.E. Hegan (Army)  


County Times,
28th January 1922

The English Amateur XI avenged their defeat by Wales last season at Swansea, by 7v0. Only four that Welsh team played, Mitchell,  E. Jenkins, Cecil Edwards and Idwal Davies.
Wales put in a plucky fight in the first half and the score at the interval stood 1v0 against them.
There was a dramatic change in the second hlaf, with England vastly superior. Max Woosnam was dominant in the XI in the opening half, when the Welshmen were holding their own, had a great deal to do with the resulting victory.



1923/24

Welsh Amateur International

WALES
1 v 2
ENGLAND
at Llandudno
22nd March 1924

Information and images kindly supplied by David Hughes,
grandson of J.H. Jones, the Welsh goalkeeper during this match

England

1 J.F. Mitchell(Manchester City)
2 Sergeant Twine (Army)
3 A.G. Bower (Corinthians)
4 C.T. Ashton (C) (Corinthians)
5 G.H. Armitage (Wimbledon)
6 F.H. Ewer (Casuals)
7 R. Goldie
(Northampton Nomads)10 H.E. Miller (At Albans)
11 K.E. Hegan (Army)
8 E. Kail (Dulwich Hamlet)
9 F.N.S. Creek (Corinthians)

Wales

22 J.H. Jones (Holyhead)
21 Frank Blew (Wrexham)
20 J. Lloyd (Llanidloes)
19 JRB Mousedale
(Corinthians)
18 E. Jenkins (C)(Cardiff City)
17 E Thomas(Cardiff Cameroons)
16 W
Grace(Wycombe Wand'rs)
15 J. Nicholls(Newport County)
14 I. Davies(Liverpool Marine)
13 D. Hulse (Chirk)
12 S. Hill(Blackwells, Plymouth)

England Win Amateur International

The thirteenth amateur international match between Wales and England which took place at Llandudno, was won by England after a very stern struggle, the Welsh team being unfortunate, for on the day's play they did not deserve to lose.

They enjoyed practically all the attack in the first half, when they should have put the issue beyond doubt, but, try as they would, the Welsh forwards could not round off their clever field work with goals.

During this period they were so much the superior of the English eleven that Jones, the home goalkeeper, waited twenty minutes before he was called upon. When brought into action he was found safe and sound; in fact, he made the best save of the match when Creek tried to place a shot out of the Holyhead man's reach.

England, on paper, had the stronger side, but it was never allowed to get into working order on the field owing to the swift tackling methods of the Welsh half-back line, who dominated play They were much quicker on the ball, made sensible swinging passes out to the wing and they cut into their combination with such accuracy that the latter was impotent for half of the game.

Lieutenant Hegan was brought down to a standard that made one wonder why he was selected to represent his country when he was held in a grip of iron, so effectively, that it was not until late on in the second half that his presence was felt. He could not hold the 'Welsh terrier' off.

When he got his cahance, however, which was only once, it was sufficient to give England the honours.

Creek, the Corinthian centre forward was far behind Jenkins, The Cardiff amateur, who was the man of the match. Not only did he hold Creek, but his propelling power behind his forwards was very effective.


Wales 
1v0
South Africa
(at Bangor)
(4th October 1924)

The South African touring party ventured south into Colwyn Bay on Saturday October 4th, where they were beaten 1-0 by the Welsh amateur team.
Wales had to put out a scratch side, and were indebted to Evans the goalie who stood the brunt of some severe pressure. It was the fourth game in eight days for the South Africans, and yet they still continued to play a fast hard game, keeping the ball low, and passing short in the best amateur style.
They must have received a very fine welcome in the hillside as they promised to return in six weeks or so to play the local side.

1929/30

Scotland
(McLelland)
1v0
Wales
(at Hampden Park)
(30th February 1930)

Scotland: RGC Peden, (Queen's Park) TK Campbell, (Queen's Park) W Wiseman,(Queen's Park) R Grant, (Queen's Park) R Gillespie, (Queen's Park) WS King, (Queen's Park)W McKenzie (Clydebank), J MacDonald (Murrayfield Amateurs), DS McLelland, (Queen's Park)
R Watt (Gourock High School FP), W Buchanan (Clydebank & Darlington)
  

 

Wales: Len Evans (Cardiff City), R Hugh (Newport County), FT Dewey (Cardiff Corinthians), F Thomas (Lovell's Athletic), E Jenkins (Lovell's Athletic), H Jones (Mold),
HV Pitt (Northern Nomads), J Nicholls (Cardiff Corinthians), F Wilkins (Northern Nomads), W Piper-Cooke (Marlborough), G Davies (Bris
tol University)

Att: 11,300  Referee: W Bell (Motherwell)

1930/31

Wales
(Pugh) 
1v2
Scotland
(Corinder, Anderson)
(at Vetch Field, Swansea)
(7th Februay 1931)

Wales: Len Evans (Cardiff City), C Wheeler (Newport County), FT Dewey (Cardiff Corinthians), E Ellis (Oswestry), B John (Cardiff Corinthians), E Jenkins (Lovell's Athletic), Rev H Davies (Wrexham), DB Evans (Wimbledon), C Roblings (Llanelli), T Pugh (Talgarth), G Davies (Swansea Town) 

 

Scotland: RGC Peden, (Queen's Park), J Gilbert (Murrayfield Amateurs), WO Walker, (Queen's Park), J MacDonald, (Queen's Park), A McCartney, (Queen's Park), SG Lennie (Dumbarton), J Turner (Partick Thistle), HT Bremner,(Queen's Park), WT Cordiner, (Queen's Park) A Anderson (Murrayfield Amateurs), GD McKenzie (Queen's Park)

Att: 5,000   Referee: WE Russell (Swindon)

 

1931/32

Scotland
(Cumming)
1v5
Wales
(Davies-Owen, Williams 2, G. Davies, Evans )
(at Tynecastle)
(2nd April 1932)

Scotland: R Wann (Edinburgh City), TK Campbell, (Queen's Park) J Christie,(Queen's Park) J Gardiner,(Queen's Park) A McCartney, (Queen's Park) RS Munro (Murrayfield Amateurs), J Crawford, (Queen's Park) Lt. CA Harvie (The Army), JM Cumming (Edinburgh City), A Anderson (Murrayfield Amateurs), J Arnott (Weir's XI)

 

Wales: Len Evans (Cardiff City), DG Gilbert (Tyroedyrhiw), FT Dewey (Cardiff Corinthians), DB Evans (Wimbledon), AH Hamer (Dulwich Hamlet), PG Miller (Trent College), F Williams (Shrewsbury Town), J Davies (Ebbw Vale), WJ Evans (Tyroedyrhiw), R Davies-Owen (Liverpool University), G Davies (Swansea Town)

Att: 6,000  Referee: E. Carnwell (Lichfield)

 

1932/33

Wales
0v0
Scotland
(at Bangor)
(8th April 1933)

Wales: F Jones (Llanidloes), FT Dewey (Cardiff Corinthians), FC Williams (Lovell's Athletic), H Friend (Cardiff Corinthians), AH Hamer (Dulwich Hamlet), D Hitchcock (Nunhead), M Arnold (Swansea Town), C Lewis (Tranmere Rovers), M Williams (Jurgen's), R Davies-Owen (Aberystwyth), Mervyn Jones (Rhyl)

 

Scotland: PE Gardiner (Edinburgh City), TK Campbell, (Queen's Park) W Hamilton (Edinburgh City), J Gardiner, (Queen's Park) R Gillespie, (Queen's Park) J Parlane (Raith Rovers), J Crawford, (Queen's Park) Lt. CA Harvie (The Army), JM Cumming (Edinburgh City), A Anderson, GD McKenzie (Queen's Park)

Gate Receipts £305   Referee: MR Williams (Bangor)

 

1933/34

Scotland
(Anderson 3, Paul)
4v0
Wales
(at Cappielow)
(10th March 1934)

Scotland: TG Smith, (Queen's Park) TK Campbell, (Queen's Park) J McKell (Edinburgh City), J Gardiner, (Queen's Park) J Stewart, (Queen's Park) R Grant,(Queen's Park)  Piper R Mackay (Cameron Highlanders), W McPherson (Clydebank High School FP), J Paul, (Queen's Park) A Anderson, (Queen's Park) D Blackwood (Gourock High School FP)

 

Wales: A Williams (Brymbo), FT Dewey (Cardiff Corinthians), CF George (Leylands), WC Heale (Enfield), F Thomas (Llanerch Celts), PG Miller (Trent College), E Rogers (Oswestry), W Foulkes (Flint), HP Mills (Llanidloes), RE Price (Machynlleth), H Smailwood (Wrexham)

Att: 3,000  Referee: M C Hutton (Glasgow)

1934/35

Wales
(Mills 2) 
2v5
Scotland
(Dodds 3, Crawford, Bremner)
(at Aberystwyth)
(16th Februay 1935)

Wales: G Bennett (Barry), D Hitchcock (Nunhead), M Roberts (Colwyn Bay), Ivor Fielding (HMS Ganges), DH Williams (Llanerch Celts), Bryn Jones (Notts County), G Davies (Norwich City), A Clarke (Lovell's Athletic), HB Mills (Llanidloes), W Foulkes (Flint), M Griffiths (Llandudno) 

 

Scotland: D White (Edinburgh City), TK Campbell, (Queen's Park) W Hamilton (Falkirk Amateurs), J Gardiner, (Queen's Park) J Garden (London Caledonians), SD Stewart, (Queen's Park) J Crawford, (Queen's Park) J Kyle, (Queen's Park) JM Dodds, (Queen's Park) TH Bremner, (Queen's Park) G Patterson (Romford)

Att: 5,000   


1935/36

Scotland
(Martin)
1v1
Wales
(Mudford)
(at Palmerston Park)
(15th February 1936)

Scotland: TG Smith (Ayr United), W Peattie (St Monance Swifts), W Hamilton (Edinburgh City), WD Buchanan, (Queen's Park) J Garden (London Caledonians), JJ McShane (Edinburgh City), C Brown (RAF), L/Cpl Walker (The Army), R Murray (Stenhousemuir), W Martin, (Queen's Park) G Patterson (Romford)

 

Wales: M Williams (Druids), D Hitchcock (Nunhead), WC Peart (Royal Navy), TS Williams (Aberaman), T Ward (Cardiff City), D McCarthy (Cardiff City), T Jones (Uxbridge Town), RR Mudford (Royal Engineers), HB Mills (Llanidloes), GH Jones (Cardiff City), JG Webb (Liverpool Marine

Att: 4,500  Referee: M C Hutton (Glasgow)


Wales
(G H Jones 2, J Williams)
3v7
England
(at The Traeth, Portmadoc)
(29th February 1936) 

Wales: H Williams (Druids), B Hitchcock (Nunhead), W C Peart (Royal Navy), T  Williams (Aberaman), T Ward (Cardiff C), D McCarthy (Cardiff C), T Jones (Uxbridge T), R Mudford (Royal Engineers), R J Anthony (Treharris), G H
Jones (Cardiff C), J Williams (Bangor C)   
 

Referee A. Morris (Chirk)   Attendance 4000


1936/37

Wales
0v2
Scotland
(Whitehead, Kyle)  
(at Bangor)
(27th March 1937)

Wales: C Sidlow (Llandudno), WC Peart (Gloucester City), T Forse (Cardiff City), TS Williams (Aberaman), G Beavan (Llanerch Celts), DH Williams (Liverpool Marine), M Griffiths (Llandudo), HB Mills (Llanidloes), J Anthony (Treharris), GH Jones (Cardiff City), JG Webb (Liverpool Marine)

 

Scotland: TG Smith (St Bernard's), T Young, (Queen's Park) RDG Gordon (Edinburgh University), WS McDonald, (Queen's Park) J Gardiner, (Queen's Park) A Hosie, (Queen's Park) D Christie (Edinburgh University), J Kyle, (Queen's Park) D Whitehead (Kingstonian), W Martin, (Queen's Park) WJD Kinghorn (Queen's Park)

Att; 5,000

 

1938/39

England
5v2
Wales
(Francis, M Griffiths)
(at Cheltenham)
(28th January 1939) 

Wales: J K Hassall (Manchester Utd), T Piper (Tredomen), Tommy Forse (Cardiff C), D Gear (Cardiff C), D McCarthy (Crittalls Ath), N Evans (Northfleet), P Lewis (Shrewsbury T), S Lewis (RAF), Mervyn Griffiths (Ilford), E Francis (Hounslow), George Edwards (Swansea T)

Referee E. J. Lowe (Gloucester)   


1938-1947 inclusive - no games
Second World War


1946/47

County Times 14th December 1946
Welsh International trial at Llanidloes - North and South Mid Wales
Northern Section 3v1 Southern Section
Northern Section;
B. Hedges (Newtown), J. Ball (Aberystwyth), M. Jones (Llanidloes), W. Hamer (Llanidloes), D. Morris (Welshpool), A. Davies (Aberystwyth), F. Cadwalladr (Welshpool), Bryn Thomas (Aberystwyth University), W. Thomas (Llanidoes) B. Hughes (Llanidloes), T. Thomas (Aberystwyth).
Southern Section;
L. Watts (Knighton), D. Metcalfe (Builth Wells), G. Kinsey (Rhayader), Perry (Brecon), L. Moses (Talgarth), S. Metcalfe (Builth Wells), J. Stedman (Llandrindod Wells), J. Abberley (Llandrindod Wells), G. Jones (Rhayader), H. Sykes (Brecon ITC), M. Hughes (Builth Wells)

S. Jones gave the Southerns a 1v0 lead, but T. Thomas scored a brace and B. Hughes a third for the Northerners.
The match was abandoned five minutes into the second half, due to the conditions.

County Times 18th Jan 1947 
North Wales 1v1 South Wales trial.
Team selected;
J. K. Hassall (Llandudno), G. Gwilym (Ransome and Marles), B.J. Jones (Slough H.H.).E.H. Williams (Caernarvon), A. Clarke (Lovell's Athletic), T.R. Wood (Cardiff City), W.T. Williams (Lovell's Athletic), W. Reid (Rhondda Transport) J.D. Jones (Crittalls Athletic) Teddy Thomas (Aberystwyth), J. Woodall (Cardiff Corinthians)

England
(Edleston, Joseph)
2v2
Wales
(J.D. Jones, Reed)
(at Dulwich Hamlet)
(25th January 1947) 



Programme information kindly supplied
by Trevor Beal, Braintree Town.
Jack Jones of Crittal Athletic played for Wales.
The club later changed it's name to Braintree.

 

THE ENGLISH TEAM
G. STRETON - Is a P.T. Instructor in the R.A.F. Has assisted Notts County and other professional clubs. Small for a goalkeeper, but very agile.
G.S. BURCHELL - Is captain today. Has gained many international and other honours and is regarded as one of the greatest full-backs in the game. Played here against Scotland in 1939.
E. BUNKER - A very speedy defender, the Barnet left-back has been prominent in his club's run of success.
L. TOPP. - First cap from Hendon since 1934, has also played inside-forward. County and Inter-League honours.
J.S. PAVIOUR - A strong defensive player, but can also open up the game. Many County honours.
E.G. FRIGHT - A speedy wing-half and determined tackler. Has played for Kent County.
C.L. MARTIN - A clever winger who has also played for Kent County.
M. EDELSTON - Secretary of Reading F.C., is one of the greatest forwards in football today. Has many International honours and played her against Scotland in 1939.
C. VAUGHAN - Regarded as the best amateur centre-forward in the country. Has recently assisted Charlton Reserves. Many County and Inter-League honours.
G. BUNCE - A brilliant ball player and has many County and Inter-League honours.
L. JOSEPH. A noted schoolboy footballer and has developed a wonderful understanding with his partner. County and League honours.
THE RESERVES ARE;
C. HOCKADAY (Leyton)
J.W. JORDAN (Grays Athletic).

 

THE WELSH TEAM;
J. K. HASSALL - International honours and a good cricketer. Recently appointed Sports Master at Mitcham.
G. GWILYM - Fast and very reliable defender. Had trial for Grimsby.
B. J. JONES - Well known as a schoolby player - hails from same town as Jimmy Wilde.
E. H. WILLIAMS - Very fine attacking half who has made a name for himself during the past two seasons.
A. CLARK - Previously played at wing-half in Internationals - acts as coach for his club.
T. R. WOOD - Has made several appearances for Cardiff City at wing-half and inside-forward.
W. T. WILLIAMS - A consistent goal scorer with Lovells' for many seasons.
W. REED - Baby of the side - aged 18 - has played for Cardiff City Reserves.
J. D. JONES - Born at Wrexham, but left when 18 months' old. Scored hat-trick for London League v Isthmian League recently.
E. THOMAS - Clever ball player and may assume role of "general" in the attack today.
I. WOOLACOTT - Can play equally well on either wing and has scored many goals.
THE RESERVES ARE;
K. HOLLIS - (Flint Town United)
E. PRICE - (Machynlleth)

 

THE REFEREE TODAY:
MAJOR LING - qualified in Hertfordshire and moved to Cambridgeshire. He joined the Guards as Private and rose to Major. Whilst in Egypt, organised football and other sport and was Chairman of Cairo and District Referees' Association.

County Times 1st February 1947
England 2v2 Wales

WALES' GOOD PERFORMANCE.
In the first Welsh Amateur International for 8 years, due to the War, Wales drew 2v2 with England at Dulwich.
Judged by the pressure exerted by England, they should have won, but the Welsh defence, in which J.K. Hassall (Llandudno) was outstanding in goal. Clarke (Lovells' Athletic) excelled at centre-half and carried the honours.
Teddy Thomas (Aberystwyth), at inside-left played well in the Welsh attack. Ned Price (Machynlleth) travelled with the Welsh as reserve.
Edleston and Joseph scored for England, with J.D. Jones and Reed netting for Wales.

In this series of games, started in 1908, Wales won one at Wolverhampton in 1921, when Jonnie Lloyd (Llanidloes) got his first of five caps.
Only once before, in 1929 at Brighton, have Wales drawn with England.
On past results, Wales performed creditably, justifying the Welsh F.A. selection..

 


Welsh Amateur International
Wales
(J.D Jones)
1v4
England
(Edelston, Tanner, Joseph (2))
Rexville, Newport
29th March 1947


Wales team:
J. Hassall, TR Wood, G Gwilym, T Reynolds, W Shergold, J Jones, GH Williams, A Clark, W Reid, JD Jones, WT Williams


England team:
Bernard Streten, Leon Joseph, Maurice Edelston, Laurie Topp, John D Tanner, G Bunce, CL Martin, GS Burchell, (captain), JS Paviour, E Bunker, E Lee

 

1947/48


Welsh Amateur International
Wales
(E. Ellis, G. Hogg)
2 v 7
England
(EG Fright, J W Rawlings (2), 
Roy W Stroud, AH Hopper, 
Harold J McIlvenny (2))
24th January 1948


Wales team:
J. Hassall (Llandudno), G. Gwilym (Ransome & Marles), R. Jones (Caerau Athletic), C Taylor (Cardiff Corinthians), A. Clark (Lovells Athletic) T. R. Woods (Lovell's Athletic), F.J. Donovan (Pembroke Borough), J.D. Jones (Crittalls Athletic), C. Reynolds (Troedyrhiw), E. Ellis (Aberystwyth), C. Hodge (Cardiff Corinthians)


England team:
J.Leon Joseph, EG Fright, Harold J McIlvenny, JJ Wilson, JS Paviour, AH Hopper, AR 'Bert' Childs, CR Neale, JW Rawlings, Roy W Stroud, JR 'Bob' Hardisty



1948/49

England
4v1
Wales
(at Swindon)
(22th January 1949) 

 




1948 British Olympic Team
Three Welsh Amateur Internationals
were selected for the British squad


F.J. Donovan, J. Smith, G Manning

1949/50

Welsh Amateur International
Wales 0 v 1 England
21st January 1950
at Bangor

Welsh Amateur International Team
Wales 0v1 England.     
21 January 1950
Standing; D. Jackson, E. Griffiths, G. Groves, L. Jones, R. Porch, G. Morgan.
Sitting; F. Donovan, A. Evans, G. Manning,
R.H. Hibbott (Newtown), B.J. Griffiths

 

Welsh Amateur International Cap

Bobby Hibbott, Newtown F.C.  receives his
Welsh Amateur International Cap
against England in 1950 from Mr J. E. Neale.
Also in the picture is Harry Jones, left.

BOBBY HIBBOTT'S
WELSH AMATEUR
INTERNATIONAL SHIRT



County Times
16th March 1957
They Remembered Bob

Before  the Wales v Scotland amateur international, members of the Welsh XI visited the grave of former Welsh amateur international B.H. 'Bob' Hibbott, a Newtown F.C. player who played in the full amateur international series against England, Scotland and Ireland in 1950/51.
Bob Hibbott was one of the most popular and cleverest players ever to grace the local international arenas, until his death 5 years ago in an unfortunate accident following the course of his employment.
At his grave, the Welsh team - many of whom were his former colleagues - silently laid a wreath to keep his memory going.


In
loving memory of
Robert Harold HIBBOTT
(Bobby)
beloved husband of Sybil
and dear son of
George & Joyce Hibbott.
Who died June 12 1951,
Aged 25 Years


Bobby Hibbott lived at 7 Bryn Street, Newtown and went to school at Penygloddfa.
He joined the South Wales Borderers before the D-Day landings.
Bobby was best known for his mid-Wales area football, and in Germany he received medals in running and jumping when representing his regiment in athletics.
During the 1945/46 season, he was known as a footballer of exceptional talent, and in 1949/50, he became an amateur international for Wales, representing his country against England, Scotland and Oxford University.
Last season, 1950/51, Bobby scored 40 of Newtown's 99 goals. 


Scotland
(Stewart)
1v0
Wales
(at Palmerston Park)
(18th March 1950)

Scotland: RG Simpson, J Little, T Stewart, J McKenzie (Romford), RG Caldwell (Airdrieonians), W Hastie, G Cunningham, A Downie (Hoover Athletic), T Ferguson (Cheshunt), DG Grierson, R Brown

 

Wales: G Groves (Brecon Corinthians), G Manning (Treharris Athletic), G Morgan (Marine), A Evans (Machynlleth), E Griffiths (Wrexham), R Porch Caerau Athletic), F Donovan (Pembroke Borough), L Jones (Barry Town), RH Hibbott (Newtown), B Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), R Evans (Enfield)

Att: 500   Referee: RM Main (Cambuslang)

 

1950/51

England
(Slater2, Mortimore 2)
4v1
Wales
(Huntley)
(at Leicester)
(20th January 1951) 

England: D H Jarvis (Leytonstone), R Cowan (Cambridge University and Pegasus), L T Farrer (Bishop Aukland), L R Topp (Hendon), C E Fuller (Bromley), E G Fright (Leytonstone) H J Potts (Pegasus), J A Walton (Bury),C T Mortimore (Aldershot), W J Slater (Blackpool) G Robb (Finchley)

Wales: G Groves (Troedyrhiw), D Brown (Yiewsley), G Morgan (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Machynlleth), L. Thomas (Treharris), E Davies (Llanelli), R. Evans (Hendon),  O Davies (Caerau), J B Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), K Huntley(Swansea Town)  

Referee: F W Chadwick (Leicester)


Wales
0v1
Scotland
(Bruce)
(at Ebbw Vale)
(17th March 1951) 

Wales: G Groves (Troedyrhiw), D Brown (Yiewsley), G Morgan (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Machynlleth), J Lamb (Welsh Universities & Buckley Wanderers), K Davies (Llanelli), WA Hudson (Pembroke Borough), J Janes (Cardiff Corinthians), L Jones (BarryTown), C Davies (Llay United), K Huntley (Swansea Town)  

 

Scotland: J Ritchie (Giffnock Amateurs), R Galloway (Clyde), T Stewart (Romford), D Letham, RG Caldwell (Kilmarnock), D Stratton (Dundee United), L Hodge (Ayr United), D Taylor (Aberdeen University), A Bruce (Edinburgh University), T Henaughan, T Martin (Leith Athletic)

 

1951/52

WELSH AMATEUR TRIAL

Mid Wales XI
v
North Wales & Wrexham XI
at
Latham Park
Saturday December 22nd, 1951
Kick-off 2.30pm

Mid Wales XI
1. S. Griffiths
(Aberystwyth Town)
2. M. Jones
(Llanidloes)
3. W. Edwards
(Llanidloes)
4. A. Evans
(Machynlleth)
5. T. Owen
(Llanfair Caereinion)
6. G. Lloyd
(Newtown)
7. P. N. Rees
(Machynlleth)
8. E. P. Williams
(Newtown)
9. J. Griffiths
(Llanidloes)
10. P. Woosnam
(Caersws)
11.D. Mason
(Knighton)

North Wales & Wrexham XI
1. R. D. Williams
(Portmadoc)
2. M. Evans
(Bangor)
3. W. H. Ellis
(Buckley)
4. D. G. Roberts
(Ruthin B.L.)
5. R. Maybury
(Greenfields)
6. D. Hughes
(Chirk)
7. H. Williams
(Brymbo)
8. A. Williams
(Rhyl)
9. W. E. Griffiths
(Caernarvon)
10. G. Pritchard
(Llangefni)
11. N. Williams
(Penycae)

Referee; W.J. Rowlands, Llanidloes
Linesmen; M. Phillips, Llanidloes, H.M. Williams, Newtown

The Mid Wales XI take the field with high hopes of reversing last season's defeat at Machynlleth. We feel very proud that four former Welsh Youth Internationals and products of the County are included in today's team, viz. T. Owen, Llanfair Caereinion, P. Woosnam, Caersws, P. Rees and A. Evans, Machynlleth. Also it gives us much pleasure to see two Newtown players;-
E. P. Williams and G. Lloyd included and players from our near neighbours, Llanidloes

 

Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor Times
22nd December 1951

Newtown followers will welcome the appearance of local captain Edgar Williams and also Gwilym Lloyd, son of John Lloyd, one of the outstanding personalities in mid Wales football.
Both these players are gluttons for work.
It's pleasuring to see in the mid Wales team, Trefor Owen of Llanfair Caereinion, captain of the Welsh Youth team last season and is now a National Serviceman at Aldershot.
He plays regularly for his depot team in which he is surrounded by a galaxy of professional stars.

Mid Wales XI
10 v 0 
North Wales &Wrexham XI
WOOSNAM OF CAERSWS - THE STAR

Phil Woosnam played a great part in demoralising the north Wales defence.
At inside right, Edgar P. Williams had a great game. His speed constantlytroubling the defenders and it was he who opened the scoring in 9 minutes followaing a Mason corner.
He also got the second goal with a good drive and set up the third goal.
The two 'W's, Woosnam and Williams were the brightest lights in the game which which was a benefit to the high standard of football in mid Wales.
They beat the opposition into a demoralised unit, which only for a short while in the second half, really looked like taking command.
D. Mason and P.N. Rees scored 2 goals each.
Trefor Owen was the best defender on the field, his slide tackling were a joy to behold.
Half backs Lloyd and Evans played well.
The final goal of the 10 was scored by Edgar Williams, who ran through the defenders and put in a 20 yard drive.

 

Wales
(Nelson, D Brown, Griffiths)
3v4
England
(Lewis 2, Noble 2)
(at Bangor)
(16th February 1952) 

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra), D Brown (Hayes), C Morgan (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Bangor City), Smith (Cardiff Corinthians), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic) Paul (Lovell's Athletic) Jones (Barry Town), A Nelson (Newport County),  J B Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), Woosnam (Bangor City)


England: B R Brown (Pegasus), S Charlton (Bromley), L Stratton (Walthamstow Avenue), L R Topp (Hendon), D W Adams (Hendon), W J Slater ((Brentford), C T Mortimore (Aldershot), A W Noble (Leytonstone), J W Lewis (Walthamstow Avenue), J A Walton (Manchester United), G Robb (Finchley)

Referee: F Owen (Llay)

Scotland
(Beggs, Anderson, Grierson)
3v2
Wales

(Patterson og, Nelson)
(at Inverness)
(1st March 1952) 

Scotland: J Ritchie (Alloa Athletic), R Paterson, T Stewart, M Morton (Glasgow University), RG Caldwell (Kilmarnock), J Docherty, G Masson (Govan Amateurs), W Anderson (Bishop Auckland), W Beggs (Vale of Usk), DG Grierson, M Murray  

 

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra & Manchester City), D Brown (Hayes), G Morgan (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Bangor City), T Owen (RAMC, Aldershot), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic), P Rees (Llanidloes), Acoles (Pontllanfraith), A Nelson (Newport County), JB Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), P Woosnam (Bangor City)

Referee: JE Bartley (Denbigh)


 

1952/53

Wales
0v1
Scotland
(Brown)
(at Wrexham)
(7th March 1953)

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra & Manchester City), M Evans (Bangor City), L Birch (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Machynlleth), T Owen (Llanfaircaereinion), G Owen (Porthmadog), P Rees (Llanidloes), JB Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), WE Griffith (Cardiff Corinthians), P Woosnam (Caersws), A Davies (Connah's Quay Nomads)  

 

Scotland: J Ritchie (Hamilton Academical), IG Harnett, T Stewart, D Stewart (Eaglesham), RK Caldwell (Albion Rovers), W Hastie, B Brown JL Hodge (Albion Rovers), J Ward, R Dalziel, A Hepburn (Celtic)

Att: 10,000    Referee: JE Bartley (Denbigh)

 

1953/54

Wales 
1v0
South Africa
(at Bangor)
(3rd October 1953)

Standing; A. Evans, M. Evans, D. Williams, T. Owen, W.E. Griffith, L.A. Burch
Sitting; P.N. Rees, B.J. Griffiths, I. Robling, P. Woosnam, A. Davies 

 

 

Scotland
0v0
Wales
(at Somerset Park)
(6th March 1954)

Scotland: SH Weir, IG Harnett, T Stewart (Bishop Auckland), RL Cromar, J Valentine, WM Hastie, H Callaghan (St Mungo's FP), W McQuarrie (Billingham), J Watt (Civil Service Strollers), R Dalziel, W Omand 

 

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra & Manchester City), M Evans (Bangor City), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Machynlleth), T Owen (Llanfaircaereinion), G Owen (Porthmadog), P Rees (Llanidloes), WE Griffith (Pwllhelli & District), G Griffiths (Aberystwyth Town), P Woosnam (Caersws), K Thomas (Newport County)

 

 Att: 1,500    Referee: FS Crossley (Motherwell)

 

Results and Final Championship Table
1953/54

Ireland 2 v 1 England
(Coleraine, 12th September 1953)
Ireland 3 v 2 Wales
(Belfast, 23rd January 1954
Scotland 0 v 0 Wales
(Ayr, 6th March 1954)
England 1 v 4 Scotland
(Wembley, 27th March 1954)
Scotland 0 v 0 Ireland
(Kilmarnock, 10th April 1954)
Wales 0 v 2 England
(Newport, 24th April 1954)


Ireland
Scotland
England
Wales

Pl
3
3
3
3

W
2
1
1
0

D
1
2
0
1

L
0
0
2
2

F - A
5 - 3
4 - 1
4 - 6
2 - 5 

Pts
5
4
2
1
 

 


The British Amateur International Trophy

The 1953-54 season was notable for the inauguration of the full Amateur International tournament after seven years of an incomplete series of matches.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales battled for the magnificent new trophy presented by the Football Association of Wales to commemorate the Queen's coronation and Ireland became the first winners.

But the advent of the new trophy did not provide the increase in attendances and general interest anticipated. Crowds at the matches were, if anything, smaller than in the previous season, and the time has come for a serious spell of thought by the four associations on what can be done to boost this tournament.

(The Playfair Football Annual 1954-55)


1954/55

Express and Times November 27, 1954
Williams should have his place
Reds 4v2 Blues
In a match, when goals are not important, the Reds beat the Blues in a Welsh Amateur International trial in Barmouth. The two teams were drawn from the Welsh League, Mid-Wales and Wrexham Areas, and the Cambrian Coast League.
Of the 22 players on view, thirteen have connections with Mid-Wales.
In the Reds were goalkeeper Meirion Griffiths (Barmouth), Gwilym Davies (Caersws), Arthur Evans (Flint United and Machynlleth), Trefor Owen (Loughborough  and Llanfair Caereinion), Edgar P. Williams (Newtown).
In the Blues K. Ll. Jones (Bryncrug and U.C.W.), Gwynfor Jones (55th RA), D. L Phillips (Bangor College and Barmouth), J. E. Richards (Barnouth), Des Morgan (Kington) and Peter Rees (Llanidloes).
The outstanding forward was undoubtedly Edgar Williams, the Newtown schoolmaster. His distribution and industrious play made him conspicuous and perhapps it is unfortunate that the present inside left berth appears to be Phil Woosnam's, but if at all possible, a place should be found for Williams.

Derek Williams scored all four goals for the Reds but he will be the first to acknowledge that two were gifts from E.P. Williams. Trefor Owen scored both Blues goals. 


Welsh Amateur International
Wales
()
v
Ireland
()
Llanidloes
22nd January 1955

Programme Details
courtesy of the David Powell, Newtown AFC
 Collection


Sir George Hamer, CB JP
Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire
President Llanidloes AFCP


Mr Milwyn Jenkins
Vice President FAW


Mr E.J. Morgan
Vice President FAW


Mr Glasgow Jones
Member of FAW

 


Mr Herbert Powell
Secretary FAW

PEN PICTURES OF WELSH PLAYERS
DEREK WILLIAMS (U.C.N.W.). Goalkeeper. Derek is a twenty year old student at Bangor University and has already been capped for Wales in Amateur International Matches on no less than eight occasions, besides playing in Youth International Matches. This season he has been more often than not first choice for Wrexham's Football League XI, and made his Football League debut for Manchester City when as a sixteen year old schoolboy, he deputised for Bert Trautman in an important League game. Born Mold, Flintshire. Ht 6ft 1in. Wt. 13.5st.
MALDWYN EVANS (Bangor City) Right Back. First played for Wales at Highbury in 1953, and has held this position ever since. A Post Office worker at Bangor, he has represented the Civil Service on a number of occasions. Six Amateur International Caps. Ht. 5ft 10.5ins. Wt. 11st 10.5lbs
GWYN MORGAN (Lovell's Athletic). Left back. (Captain) Gwyn has made a remarkable comeback after a serious injury received a couple of seasons ago. Returns to Captain the Welsh Team today, his last appearance for his country being in Season 1951-52. Today he gets his ninth cap. Has assisted Johnstown Utd, Marine (Liverpool) before migrating to South Wales. Born Johnstown, Wrexham, is stockily built and a tenacious tackler.
ARTHUR EVANS. (Flint Town Utd) Right half back. Arthur will require no introduction to Mid Wales Soccer enthusiasts, his home town being Machynlleth. Has played for Wales twelve times in this series which is more than any other member of today's team, and at 24 is young enough to double this number. A Schoolteacher at Mold, he plays regularly for Flint Town Utd F.C., last year's Welsh Cup Winners. Ht. 5ft 10.5ins Wt. 11.5st.
TREFOR OWEN (Loughborough College) Centre half. Trefor graduated into the Welsh Amateur International Team from the Youth International Series, and holds six Youth and seven Amateur International Caps. Reported to have played well for the English Universities against Scottish Universities recently. A six footer, he turns the scales at 12st. 8lbs.
GLYN OWEN (U.C.N.W.) Left half back. Glyn cannot be mistaken on the field for his fiery coloured hair always makes him look conspicuous. Stockily built, Glyn has always gained a reputation for intelligent half back play, and is always on the move. Gained his first Cap in Season 1952-53 and today is his sixth appearance for his country. A Student at Bangor University. 5ft. 7ins. in height and weighs 11st.
PETER REES (Llanidloes Town) Outside right. Peter will be playing on his own ground today. Has played in Schoolboy and Youth International Matches for Wales, and in the present series has represented the Pricipality against Scotland(three times), England, South Africa and Ireland. 5ft. 8ins. in height, weighs 9st. 9lbs.
BERKELEY J. GRIFFITHS (Lovell's Athletic) Inside right. Like Gwyn Morgan, his team mate, Berkeley has been honoured by Wales for a number of seasons since he first appeared in Season 1949-50. A hard working inside forward, today will be his tenth appearance for Wales. Hails from Newport, Monmouthshire.
RAY FARRELL (Cardiff Corinthians) Centre forward. Ray is a newcomer to the Team and is a former Cardiff Schoolboy Outside, Graduated to the Cardiff Corinthians team by way of Cardiff Nomads Juniors. Age 21, 5tf. 11in. in height, 11st 3lb. Born Cardiff.
PHILLIP WOOSNAM (Caersws Amateurs) Insude left. Phil is at present an Officer Cadet at the Mons Officer Cadet School, and his football prowess has soon been recognised by the Army, being selected for the Army XI against Scotland at Ibrox Park earlier this week. 22 years of age, Phil today gains his ninth Amateur International Cap, and also plays for Wales in Youth International Matches.
E.G. EVANS (Fforestfach) Outside left. Elwyn is the second new cap in today's Welsh Team. A strong player who can shoot with either foot, Elwyn is at present leading goalscorer in Welsh League Div. 1 with 24 goals. A Swansea boy, 24 years of age, Height 5ft 11ins, Weight 12st. 4lbs. 

PEN PICTURES OF IRISH PLAYERS
WESLEY ARD (Coleraine) Goalkeeper. First team keeper for his club past two seasons. Capped against Scotland last season, and England this season
FRANK MONTGOMERY (Coleraine) Right back. Captained the Irish Amateur Championship Team of last season playing in all three matches. Like club mate, Ard, he is a regular right back for his team.
JOHN DAVIS (Crusaders) Left back. Was also in three Championship games of last season, and is the first team player for his club.
RONNIE GRIFFIN (Cliftonville) Right half back. A Youth International who gets his first Amateur cap. Regular position is at left half. A big strong player.
ERNIE McCLEARY (Distillery) Centre half. Has many Amateur Caps for the past six seasons. Main stay of his club in their revival to reach third place in the Irish League table.
WILLIE CUBITT (Distillery) Left half back. Can play at inside left and is a clever constructive player. With many Amateur caps.
BRUCE SHIELS (Cliftonville) Outside right. Was one of the Irish F.A. Team which toured Canada two seasons ago, but lost form last season. Has regained it this season. A big, strong forward, with a powerful shot.
Dr KEVIN McGARRY (Cliftonville) Inside right. A brilliant inside forward who was out of the Amateur Internationals owing to lack of training due to his medical practice. Has this season been the inspiration of Ireland's first club to shake all the professional clubs.
DAVE LAWTHER (Cliftonville) Centre forward. Nominally an outside right, he was a member of the Ards Irish Cup winning team two years ago, joining Cliftonville this season, and pressed into srervice as attack leader. Was so brilliant in his first match he won his first Amateur cap.
STEWARD CAMPBELL (Glenavon) Inside left. A former Youth International who was in all three Amateur Internationals last season. Is well up in the Irish League goal scoring list.
MAURICE McVEIGH (Glenavon). Outside right. Has held this position in Amateur Internationals for several seasons. A tricky, clever player who makes goals for the inside forwards. 

WELCOME
As President of Llanidloes Town A.F.C. I wish, on behalf of everybody concerned, to extend a very cordial welcome to the Officials of the Irish and Welsh Football Associations, the players and all the visitors who have come to witness the game in this Ancient Borough, situated in the centre of the Principality.
It was not until last season that the Irish F.A. took part in the Amateur International Series, and at their first attempt they found top place in the Championship table We extend our sincere congratulations upon their great achievement.
We feel honoured and thank the F.A.W. for selecting this venue for the second occasion at International level.
I know I can say on behalf of every Welshman "Croeso i Gymru", ("Welcome to Wales"). May you all return to your respective homes with very happy recollections of your visit and of your short stay in our midst.
George F. Hamer.


Wales
0v5
Scotland
(Murray 4. McCann)
(at Bangor)
(5th March 1955)

Wales: D Williams (Wrexham & University Collge, Bangor), M Evans (Bangor City), G Morgan (Lovell;s Athletic), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic), T Owen (Loughborough College), G Owen (University College, Bangor), R Vernon (Blackburn Rovers), RH Williams (Cliftonville), WE Griffiths (Pwllheli & District), P Woosnam (Caersws & The Army), K Tucker (Merthyr Tydfil) 

 

Scotland: F Crampsey, G Savage (St Mungo's FP), WM Hastie, RL Cromar, J Valentine, JF Robb, J Reid, RH McCann, M Murray, R Dalziel, W Omand

Att: 5,500   

 


1955/56

Scotland
(Locke, Robb)
2v2
Wales

(Woosnam, Marsden)
(at Hampden Park)
(10th March 1956)

Scotland: F Crampsey, IG Harnett, WM Hastie, RL Cromar, JF Robb, J Chalmers (Dunfermine Athletic), J Reid, RH McCann, JH Devine, L Locke (Bromley), W Omand 

 

Wales: K Brown (Treharris Athletic), M Evans (Bangor City), G Warburton (Brymbo), A Evans (Flint Town), T Owen (Atherstone Town), G Owen (UCNW), P Rees (Llanidloes), P Woosnam (Leyton Orient), L Owen-Davies (Holywell), R Hawthorne (Lovell's Athletic), H Marsden (Rhos Rangers)

Referee: RH Mann (Worcester)


1956/57


County Times
27th February 1957

Welsh F.A. - Play Gordon Please
Gordon Stephens

From various reports I have seen of last week's England v Wales Amateur International at Peterborough, it would seem that the Welsh forwards lacked the genius of Phil Woosnam in a line that sorely needed a 'General' to prompt its attack.
In my opinion, the nearest approach to Woosnam in Welsh Amateur Football, today is Newtown's Gordon Stephens, who on present form is without equal. True he had a trial in which he was not at his best - chiefly I believe because he was suffering from stomach trouble, which eventually laid him low for some time.
Now he is obviously returning to full health for his recent play for Newtown has been improving.
WHAT BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SELECTORS THAN TO PUT GORDON AGAINST THE SCOTS ON HIS OWN GROUND ON MARCH 9TH - I BELEIVE HE WOULD 'CLICK'.

Wales
(Rees) 
1v1
Scotland
(Scarlet)
(at Newtown)
(9th March 1957)

Wales: K Brown (Treharris Athletic), C Lea, BG Davies (Llanelli), A Evans (Flint Town), T Owen (Atherstone Town), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic), G Roberts, R Roberts, WE Griffiths (Pwllheli & District), R Hawthorne (Lovell's Athletic), P Rees (Llanidloes) 


Scotland: DW Neil (Kilmarnock), G Taylor (Hounslow Town), T Pettigrew, D Borthwick (Muirend Amateurs), W Neil (Airdrieonians), J Bennie (Babcock & Wilcox), NC Hopper, A Findlay (Giffnock North), J Scarlett (Babcock & Wilcox), R McInven, G Cummings (Hounslow Town)

Referee: S Carswell (Belfast)

County Times
9th March 1957

On paper, Scotland will field a powerful team.
Latham Park (Newtown) has been cut and trimmed and at the time of writing, looks as pleasant as Wembley Stadium.
Much new terracing has been laid, more crash barriers erected and spectators can be assured of an unimterupted  viewing from any part of the ground
Ball boys have been appointed and club players are acting as ground stewards.
Yes, its all going to be nery 'cut glass' - all we want now is for the match to be in keeping with the arrangements.
Prices for the game are; stand 7/6, covered areas 3/6, reserved side 3/-, ground 2/6, schoolchildren 1/-. 



County Times
16th March 1957
They Remembered Bob

Before  the Wales v Scotland amateur international, members of the Welsh XI visited the grave of former Welsh amateur international B.H. 'Bob' Hibbott, a Newtown F.C. player who played in the full amateur international series against England, Scotland and Ireland in 1950/51.
Bob Hibbott was one of the most popular and cleverest players ever to grace the local international arenas, until his death 5 years ago in an unfortunate accident following the course of his employment.
At his grave, the Welsh team - many of whom were his former colleagues - silently laid a wreath to keep his memory going.


In
loving memory of
Robert Harold HIBBOTT
(Bobby)
beloved husband of Sybil
and dear son of
George & Joyce Hibbott.
Who died June 12 1951,
Aged 25 Years


Bobby Hibbott lived at 7 Bryn Street, Newtown and went to school at Penygloddfa.
He joined the South Wales Borderers before the D-Day landings.
Bobby was best known for his mid-Wales area football, and in Germany he received medals in running and jumping when representing his regiment in athletics.
During the 1945/46 season, he was known as a footballer of exceptional talent, and in 1949/50, he became an amateur international for Wales, representing his country against England, Scotland and Oxford University.
Last season, 1950/51, Bobby scored 40 of Newtown's 99 goals. 



County Times
16th March 1957

Although Wales had the better of the chances, the Scots fought hard enough to deserve a share of the spoils.
Highlight priority was the play of the centre halfs, Trefor Owen and Billy Neil - this pair was excellent in covering the middle for their respective sides.
For Welsh partizans, came the highlight they really wanted when after shots from several Welsh forwards had been blocked or diverted during a scramble, Peter Rees scored with a simple shot from an easy position after 21 minutes.
Trefor Owen almost scored with a 60 yard volley, dipping low.
Welsh keeper Ken Brown was very solid.
It was a very nice gesture of the Welsh FA to make a last minute selection of Newtown's Gordon Stephens as reserve. I think he is the type required to make goals - and get them.
Owen was unfortunate to concede a needless corner from which it gave Scotland their equaliser.




1957 / 58
Welsh Amateur International Matches

Wales
2v5
England
(at Bangor)

County Times
16th November 1957

Mid Walians Did Well

Although Wales were defeated at Bangor on Saturday in the first Amateur International of the season, the three players with mid Wales connections - centre half and captain Trefor Owen, at right half Arthur Evans and winger Peter Rees, all played exceptionally well.
Evans and Rees ar Machynlleth born. Rees now plays for his home town team after a long spell with the Daffodils of Llanidloes.
Evans much travelled, this season is a Bangor City player.
Owen saw his football at Llanfair Caereinion, but is currently playing for the Londoners Tooting and Micham.
Peter Rees's free kick brought Wales the second score in a 5v2 defeat.
England custodian Pinner found the shot too hot a handful and dropped it at the feet of an eager Welsh forward.

Ireland
3v1
Wales

(at Coleraine)

County Times
25th January 1958

Wales need a marksman

Wales were hardly ever in the picture at Coleraine and only two Welshmen played to a consistent standard throughout.
Ring winger Peter Ress of Machynlleth and wing half Glyn Owen of Sheffield United, scorer of Wales's only goal, a 30 yard drive on 61 minutes with Ireland already 3 up.
TheWelsh keeper, Brown of Treharris, played a blinder in the second half.
Wales need a centre forward badly.
  

Scotland
(Orr, McDonald, Albiston)
3v0
Wales

(at Palmerston Park)
(8th March 1958)

Scotland: J Freebairn (Glasgow University), G Taylor (Hounslow Town), F McGregor (Jordanhill Training College), T Everett (Hitchin Town), W Neil (Airdrieonians), G Savage (Third Lanark), H Brown (Kilmarnock Amateurs), K McDonald (Hounslow Town), J Albiston (Spartans), D Thomson (Clyde), D Orr (Queen's Park Rangers)

 

Wales: R Lovegrove (Gwynfi), R Taylor (Treharris Athletic), BG Davies (Llanelli), A Evans (Bangor City), K Harris (Brecon Corinthians), Glyn Owen (Porthmadog), C Owen (Ton Pentre), B Thomas (Cardiff Corinthians), RS King (Ton Pentre), T Evans (Holyhead), A McIntosh (Llandudno)

Referee: K Campbell (Dungannon)

County Times
15th March 1958

The Old Old Story

The Welsh Amateur FA XI ended up its season at the hands of Scotland at Dumfries on Saturday, to a complete hattrick of losses in the International Season to hold the spoon; which is still wooden!  



1958 / 59
Welsh Amateur International Matches

England
v
Wales

County Times
8th January 1959

Forthcoming fixture advertised, but no later match report.


Wales
3v4
Ireland
(at Llandudno)

County Times
17th January 1959

Glyn Owen of Newtown and Bangor, turned on one of his extra special amateur international displays. Wales had to be outstanding in the second half.  


County Times
24th January 1959

Poor Welsh Forward Display

The Irish team were smarter all round.
Arthur Evans gave away an  early penalty.
Newtown's Glyn Owen was up to his usual international form and started Wales on its 3 goals in four minutes spell, with an excellently placed free kick.
Minutes later the Red Dragons netted again and two minutes from time, full back ap Iorwerth took a first time belt at a loose ball from 30 yards out for it to flash into the net like a space atom from Harwell.
Ireland had 80% of the game.
With the possible exception of Dave Roberts of Leytonstone. the Welsh attack was more ragged than Cinderella's skirt and changes must be made.
It seems that the members of the committee has a monopoly in north and south Wales as regards to International selection. It's about time the Mid Wales and Wrexham, area were represented in an F.A. Attack. 

Wales
(K Jones) 
1v3
Scotland
(Grant, Penman 2)
(at Aberystwyth)
(7th March 1959)

 

County Times
14th February 1959

Stand tickets for the Wales v Scotland match are 7/3 centre through at 7/6 each.
Whatever the shortcomings the Welsh side may have, spectators can be assured - barring injuries - of seeing two of the finest wing halves in Wales in Glyn Owen of Newtown and Arthur Evans, the Machynlleth native, now plying the Cheshire League with Bangor City.  

 

Wales: R Lovegrove (Gwynfi), A Ap Iorwerth (Arsenal), H Wood (Ton Pentre), A Evans (Bangor City), H Hughes (Pwhlleli), G Owen (Newtown), K Jones (Ton Pentre), D Roberts (Leytonstone), P Riley (Chirk), G Reynolds (Lovell's Athletic), T Grace (Lovell's Athletic)  

 

Scotland: W Pinkerton, W Neil (Airdrieonians), G Taylor (Hounslow Town), DC Grant (Elgin City), R McKinven, K McLeod (Jordanhill Training College), A Penman (Dundee), R McKechnie (Stranraer), K McDonald (Hounslow Town), M Darroch, R Carlisle (Jordanhill Training College)

 Att: 4,000    Referee: J Russell (Belfast)

County Times
14th March 1959

The Welsh forwards gave their usual insipid display against Scotland.
Not even the new cetntre forward, Pat Riley could help much though he gave the pass that netted Wales's only score. However, he got little support.
It seems high time that the Welsh FA scrapped the lot of the old guard in the front line and had a much closer look at the Mid Wales and Wrexham District Leagues.
Season after season selections are made from the extremes of north and south of the Principality - chiefly the same players who fail to rise to the occasion time and again.
The Welsh team is fast becoming famed for defence - and only for defence.



1959 / 60
Welsh Amateur International Matches

Ireland
3v2
Wales

(at Ballymena)

County Times
23rd January 1960

No Fire in Dragon's Attack

Wales should have beaten Ireland, but it was the same old tale - the north and south Wales forwards' shooting went west.
Ireland made most of fewer chances and this clinched a near thing. Their goals came from three defensive errors and yet this was quite a good Welsh defence for 95% of the game.
Wales deserved credit for fighting back when twice in arrears and making matters level - though it should have been the Irish to fight back.
One of the goals accredited to Wales was an own goal by Irishman Forde, who headed a D. Pierce (Portmadoc) cross into his own net.
It was D. Pierce who cracked in the second Welsh goal, a minute after the interval, when he met a diving centre.
Keenan 2 and Barr were the Irish boys whose goals kept their shamrock from withering by the heat of the dragons.


Scotland
(Ferguson, McLeod, Clegg)
3v3
Wales

(Davies, Williams 2)
(at Rugby Park)
(5th March 1960)

Scotland: A Yardley (East Fife), G Taylor (Hounslow Town), J Field (Methilhill Strollers), T Everett (Hitchin Town), W Neil (Airdrieonians), K McLeod (Montrose), BJA Clegg (Stenhousemuir), A Ferguson, W Telfer Jordanhill Training College), T McHattie (Hounslow Town), A Finlayson (Glasgow University)  

 

Wales: M Crook (or Cook?), R Taylor, JR Williams, K Rossiter, B Jones (Holywell Town), G Owen (Newtown), A McIntosh (Llandudno), T Rawlings, G Davies, O Edwards (City of Cardiff TC), D Pierce

 Referee: S Cummings (Belfast)

 


1960 / 61 
Welsh Amateur International Matches

Wales
v
England
(at ? )

County Times
29th October1960

To Play England

Although seven mid-Wales players took part in the final trial at Abergavenny, it results in only footballer Brinley Powell of Knighton is selected to play England on November the 5th.


Wales;
T.E. Roberts (Liverpool University)
E. ap Iorwerth (Tooting and Mitcham)
B. Powell (Knighton)
A. J. Jarvis (Grove Park, Wrexham)
B.R. James(London University)
Glyn Owen (Portmadoc)
A. McKintosh (Llandudno)
W. G. Davies (Tooting and Mitcham)
K. Fitzgerald (Lovells Athletic)
O. M Edwards (Rhos)
D.G. Pierce (Portmadoc)
Reserve; R.G. Taylor (Ton Pentre)

Wales
4v1
Ireland

(at Portmadoc)


Welsh centre forward Ron Broom challenges
Ireland's centre half Anderson to the ball



Wales
(Davies 2, McKintosh) 
3v3
Scotland
(McHattie, Buchanan 2)
(at Ton Pentre)
(4th March 1961)

Wales: Trevor Roberts (Liverpool University), Bryn Jones (Holywell Town), Emyr Ap Iorwerth (Porthmadog), Alan Jarvis, Glyn Owen (Newtown), Alan Blair, Alan McIntosh (Llandudno), David Roberts, Ron Broom, Graham Davies, Dafydd Pierce  


Scotland: GW Miller, RL Cromar, R Duncan (Dunfermline Athletic) FR Larkin (Edinburgh University), W Neil (Airdrieonians), DA Grant, P Buchanan, T McHattie (Hounslow Town), J McDowell (Cliftonville), D Houston, W Omand

 

1961/62

Scotland
(Buchanan, Hopper, Houston)
3v1
Wales

(Fisher)
(at Muirton Park)
(3rd March 1962)

Scotland: J Prentice (Irvine Meadow), RL Cromar, J Vernon (Jordanhill Training College), J Stewart (Greenock Juniors), W Neil, D Grant, J Neeson (Dumbarton), NC Hopper, P Buchanan, G Whitelaw (Partick Thistle), D Houston 

 

Wales: I Roberts (Liverpool University), B Jones (Holywell Town), E Ap Iorwerth (Porthmadog), A Wood (Lovell's Athletic), JJ Fisher (Wycombe Wanderers), WJ Evans (Loughborough College), M Gilligan (Llanelli), O Edwards (City of Cardiff TC), J Williams (Penmaenmawr), J Roberts (Cardiff Corinthians), A McIntosh (Cardiff City)

Referee: HF Brown (Northern Ireland)

 


1962/63

Wales
(Reynolds, Fitzgerald 2) 
3v1
Scotland
(Burgess)
(at Wrexham)
(20th April 1963
originally scheduled 2nd March 1963)

Wales: T Roberts (Liverpool University), BD Miles (Ton Pentre), BWA Powell (Kingston Town), T Casey (Barnet), JJ Fisher (Wycome Wanderers), WJ Evans (Loughborough College), G Lloyd (Llanelli), JO Williams (Bangor University), G Reynolds (Brecon Corinthians), K Fitzgerald (Lovell's Athletic), D McCarter (Bangor University)  

Scotland: W Murdoch (Motherwell), RL Cromar, J Pollotschek, W Kerr, JS Cole, A Hepburn (Glasgow University, J Neeson, W Burgess (Eyemouth United), A Roxburgh, FR Larkin (Edinburgh University), P Cormack (Hibernian)

 

1963/64

Scotland
(Grant)
1v0
Wales

(at Love Street)
(29th February 1964)

Scotland: RB Clark, J Pollotschek, W Neil, J Stewart, JS Cole, DA Grant, NC Hopper, DA Miller, A Roxburgh (East Stirlingshire), G O'Rourke (Hendon), WR Kilpatrick  

 

Wales: WE Dicken (Loughborough College), BWA Powell (Kingston Town), BD Miles (Ton Pentre), T Casey (Barnet), JJ Fisher (Hendon), P Davies (Merthyr Tydfil), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli), LK Pritchard (Borough United), GEA Reynolds (Newport County), O Edwards (Wrexham), D McCarter (Porthmadog)

Referee: TJ Mitchell (Lurgan)

 


1964/65

Wales
(K Davies) 
1v1
Scotland
(Ford)
(at Rhyl)
(20th February 1965)

Wales: J Edwards (Bradley SC), BWA Powell (Kingston Town), J Griffin (Llandudno), T Casey (Barnet), JJ Fisher (Oxford City), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli), K Davies (RAF), G Davies (Caersws Amateurs), GEA Reynolds (Newport County), M Jones (Gwynfi Welfare)  


Scotland*: W Murdoch (Forres Mechanics), W Ritchie (Cumnock Juniors), P Sweeney (Jordanhill Training College), T Barr (Lanark United), D Grant (Elgin City), A McLean (Aberdeen University), W Hay, W Carter, D Ford (Hearts), A Ingram, P Breslin
* Absence of many Queen's Park players as they has a Scottish Cup tie v Celtic the same day

 


1965/66

Amateur European Cup Competition
Qualifying Round

Scotland
(Ford 2)
2v0
Wales

(at Muirton Park)
(26th February 1966)

Scotland: W Murdoch, C Gilmour, T Barr, I Robertson, W Neil, D Grant (Elgin City), NC Hopper, A Bell (St Mirren), D Ford (Hearts), A Ingram, M Mackay  

 

Wales: G Burrows (Barry Town), BWA Powell (Kingston Town), J Griffin (Borough United), D Lawrence (Swansea Town), M Jones (Barking), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli), B Fitzgerald (Lovell's Athletic), N Williams (Cardiff College), P Davies (Merthyr Tydfil), D McCarter (Porthmadog)

Referee: S Carswell (Belfast)

 


1966/67

Amateur European Cup Competition
Qualifying Round

Wales
(Raybould) 
1v1
Scotland
(Buchanan)
(at Llanelli)
(19th November 1966)

Wales: G Burrows (Barry Town), BWA Powell (Kingston Town), J Griffin (Borough United), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), M Jones (Barking), A Blair (Aberystwyth), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli), P Raybould (Swansea University), I Regan (Barry Town), S Morse (Bridgend Town), D McCarter (Porthmadog)  

 

Scotland: J Taylor T Barr, C Gilmour, G Cumming (Partick Thistle), W Neil, E Hunter, J Graham (Glasgow University), J McLaughlin, D Ford (Hearts), P Buchanan, M Hay

 


1967/68
Wales
Amateur International Champions
 

Wales
1v0
England
(at Portmadoc)


Scotland
(Campbell)
1v1
Wales

(Lloyd)
(at Hampden Park
originally scheduled for
East End Park)
(2nd March 1968)

Scotland: G Wilson, T Barr, B Quinn, NC Hopper, W Neil, J McLaughlin, C Emery, M Hay, J Brankin (Glasgow University), I Campbell, M Mackay  

 

Wales: I Pritchard (Porthmadog), EA Edwards (Brymbo Steel Works), R Meek (Bridgend Town), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), A Phillips (Barry Town), A Blair (Aberystwyth), T Williams (Cardiff College of Education), P Raybould (Swansea University), S Morse (Bridgend Town), M Edwards (Brymbo Steel Works), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli)


Ireland
0v1
Wales
(at Portadown)

Welsh Squad
v Ireland
I Pritchard (Portmadoc), Tony Edwards (Brymbo Steelworks)
Roy Meek (Bridgend), George Renton (Bridgend)
Alan Phillips (Barry), Alan Blair (Aberystwyth)
T. Williams (Cardiff College of Education, 
Phil Raybould (Swansea University), S. Morse (Bridgend)
T. Cotton (Ammanford), Gilbert Lloyd (Llanelli)
Martin Edwards (Brymbo Steelworks)


1968/69

Amateur European Cup Competition
Qualifying Round

Wales
(Holme) 
1v1
Scotland
(Mackay)
(at Wrexham)
(5th April 1969)

Wales: GT Pierce (Caernarfon Town), EA Edwards (Brymbo Steel Works), R Meek (Bridgend Town), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), A Phillips (Barry Town), A Blair (Aberystwyth), W Williams (Swansea Town, T Cotton (Swansea Town), TC Holme (Bridgend Town), NT Dawkins (Walthamstow Avenue), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli)   


Scotland: G Wilson, T Barr, A Sheridan, NC Hopper, A Gould (East Fife), D Stewart (East Fife), G Armstrong (Troon Juniors), P Hamill, I Whitehead (Vale of Leithen), I Campbell, M Mackay

Referee: G McCabe (Sheffield)


1969/70

Amateur European Cup Competition
Qualifying Round

Scotland
0v3
Wales

(Beer, Jenkins, Williams)
(at Shielfield)
(28th February 1970)

Scotland: R Purvis, T Barr, A Sheridan, J Hastie, W Currie (Albion Rovers), D Stewart, A Hyslop (Glasgow University), I Campbell, I Whitehead, P Hamill, I Hume. Sub; Mackay  

 

Wales: G Pierce (Porthmadog), J Rees (Metropolitan Police), R Thomas (Bangor City), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), A Phillips (Tooting & Mitcham), D Thomas (Rhyl), A Beer (Swansea Town), I Jenkins (Coventry College of Education), P Allen (Bangor City), M Williams (Llanidloes), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli) Sub: Yeates (Ton Pentre)

Att 1,300    Referee: J McMullen (Northern Ireland)


1970/71

Wales
(Best, Holme 2) 
3v1
Scotland
(Campbell)
(at Rhyl)
(6th February 1971)

Wales: G Millington (Rhyl), B Price (Wrexham), R Meek (Bridgend Town), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), A Phillips (Tooting & Mitcham), DS Evans, (Rhyl), M Williams (Llanidloes), J Emmanuel (Ferndale), P Holme (Bridgend Town), R Jones (Newport County), R Best (Merthyr Tydfil)


Scotland: R Purvis, T Barr, F Thomson, W Currie (Albion Rovers), E Hunter, W Whyte, J Cormack (Hearts), I Robertson, I Browning (East Stirlingshire), K Houliston (Queen of the South), IM Bill


 

1971/72

Scotland
0v2
Wales

(Williams, Anthony)
(at Hawick)
(5th February 1972)

Scotland: R Purvis, J Gray (Vale of Leithen), J Porter (Edinburgh City Police), J Brown (Hibernian), W Currie, I Browning (East Stirlingshire), D Park (Inverness Caledonian), J McGrory, J Cardno (Rhyl), W Whyte, R Denholm  

 

Wales: G Millington (Rhyl), B Price (Porthmadog), R Meek (Bridgend Town), GG Renton (Bridgend Town), A Phillips (Hendon), DS Evans, (Rhyl), D Williams (Llanelli),DGD Lloyd (Llanelli), A Sumner (Blaenau Ffestiniog), B Davies (Leatherhead), G Anthony (St Albans)


1972/73

Wales
(J O Williams) 
1v2
Scotland
(Scott)
(at Barry)
(3rd February 1973)

Wales: G Millington (Witton Albion), K Matthews (Bridgend Town), K Stimpson (Bridgend Town), M Hancock (Cardiff College of Education), A Phillips (Hendon), DS Evans, (Rhyl), T Williams (Hitchin Town), I Morris (Enderby), JO Williams (Aberystwyth), G Anthony (Slough Town), DGD Lloyd (Llanelli),
Subs: W Lloyd (Aberystwyth) for Morris, E Wynn-Jones (Bangor City) for Anthony  


Scotland: A Kruzycki (Spartans), W Currie, A MacFarlane (Drumchapel Amateurs), G Ferguson (Ilford), C Thomson, K Forrest (Bishop Auckland), A Scott, R Murray (Metropolitan Police), D Ackerman (Spartans), V Franchetti, D Daye (East Stirlingshire)


1973/74

Scotland
(Smith)
1v1
Wales

(Turner)
(at Palmerston Park)
(24th February 1974)

Scotland: R Lowrie, J McGowan, A McFarlane (Duntocher Hibs), A Bowie, C Thomson, K Forrest (Bishop Auckland), M McLaren (Selkirk), J Borland, I Fallis, J Inglis, D Costello (Spartans)
Subs: I Smith for McLaren, D Gibson for Borland  

 

Wales: C Weaver (Cardiff College of Education), J Rees (Metropolitan Police), G Walters (Barking), B Thomas (Merthyr Tydfil), S Edwards (Cardiff College of Education), T Williams (Slough Town), M Owen (Pwhlleli), W Lloyd (Aberystwyth), G Anthony (Slough Town), G Hicks (Pembroke), T Turner (Gresford

Att: 300    Referee: GB Smith (Edinburgh)


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John Huw Jones
born 1895
Welsh Amateur International 1924

 

Information and images kindly supplied by David Hughes, grandson of J.H. Jones


John Huw Jones was born on the 28th March, 1895, and is seen as a babe in the following picture. He was living in his father's grocers shop in 14 Greenfield Terrace, Holyhead..

This is a picture of my Great granddad (William Jones) with some family members and staff outside his grocer's and butcher's shop in Kingsland, Holyhead.

The shop was later sold to Thomas Brothers and was a grocers shop and post office with a bakery at the back.
It must have been going for many years as I remember Mr Thomas there in the 1960s. It is still there but it is a house now.

My Grand Father (John Huw Jones) is the babe in arms on the right, he can't be more than one year old there so that would make this photograph taken in 1895, as that was the year he was born.


1901 census, 14 Greenfield Terrace, Holyhead

William Jones was 45, and running a business on his own account as a butcher and grocer. Mary was 47. Their family living at home consisted of Margaret 19, William Thomas 17, Robert Chambers 14, Humphrey Owen 11, Elizabeth A. 8, and John Huw 6. All were born in Holyhead, apart from William himself and sons Robert and Humphrey
Elizabeth Jones 18, was a domestic servant.

At some point after 1901, John Huw Jones had moved with the family to Garreg Lwyd farm.

This is Bryn Bella farm Rhoscolyn, with my grandfather, John Huw Jones, sitting on the wall. He can't be more than thirteen years old there, so this picture would have been taken in about 1906-07.

My Great Grandfather William Jones is standing in the gate with other farm workers.  As William Jones had his own small farm about two miles away called Gareg-Lwyd which is still there today. I think they used to get together at times to help each other, Harvest time etc.

Association Football

John was a Welsh Amateur International and played football for Holyhead Railway Institute, Liverpool, Holyhead F.C. and Llandudno.

BRILLIANT GOALKEEPING
Jones Saves Two Penalties in
Welsh National League Game
By Cymro

One of the best performances in the Welsh National League was Conway's win at Rhos. They deserved success by more than a goal margin.

Rhos had not been defeated on their own ground in a league match for two seasons. Conway's new right wing, Glover and Meyer did well and Bob Jones, late of Penmaemawr opened out the game finely.

Another capital win was credited to Bangor, who scored the only goal at Connahs Quay. The Bangor team were well balanced throughout  and deserved their victory, the Quay forwards being poor in comparison with the visitors.

Rhyl at home beat Holyhead, accomplishing the double, having beaten the harbourmen last week.

Notwithstanding that three shots beat him J. H. Jones played a great game in goal for Holyhead against the Rhyl forwards. He saved two penalties  within the space of three minutes.  


J.H. Jones

The druids lost to Colwyn Bay, but the result did not flatter the Eirian Park men, who ought to have been a couple of goals down at the interval. Both Colwyn Bay's goals were scored in the second half.

Llandudno repeated last week's performance at Chirk by winning on their own ground, this time by eight to one. Chirk hardly deserved this fate, as there was more than a fraction of luck about about the two Llandudno goals, which came before the Chirk defence crumbled. It will be interesting to see how the Llandudno team fare against the more formidable teams.

Wrexham Reserves, at The Racecourse evened their account with Flint.

Mold and Bukley played a thrilling draw, each side scoring once in the second half.

Oak Alyn beat Denbigh with something to spare..

Results
Welsh National League
Rhos 1 Conway 2
Llandudno 8 Chirk 1
Wrexham 3 Flint 0
Connah's Quay 0 Bangor 1
Rhyl 3 Holyhead 0
Druids 0 Colwyn Bay 2
Mold 1 Buckley 0
Oak Alyn 3 Denbigh 2

Holyhead Railway Institute F.C.
1920/21
North Wales Coast League Division One
CHAMPIONS
Division One Championship Trophy
and the
Amateur Cup

 

Back Row L-R; Richard Jones, John Huw Jones, Roland Williams
Middle Row; Tom Ellis (Chairman of the committee),
H.R. Williams (league secretary), H.J. Lewis, H. Johnson,
W.T. Jones, J. Abbitt (captain), Furber, Capt. W.J. Nash O.B.E. (President), Percy Weeks (Hon. Secretary)

Front Row; Huw Jones, R.T. Owen, W.J. Ellis, D.T. Griffith


North Wales Coast

1920 / 21

League Division One

Pl  W  D  L  F   A  Pts

Holyhead Railway Institute
Holywell United  
Denbigh United  
Bangor Athletic
Blaenau Festiniog Comrades
Llandudno FC
Colwyn Bay FC
Conwy FC
Caernarfon Athletic  
Llanrwst Town  
Portmadoc 
Ogwen Valley FC 

22 17  2   3 70 22 36 
22 15  3   4 92 37 33 
22 12  4   6 57 35 28 
22 11  4   7 64 60 26
22 11  3   8 58 40 25
22 10  4   8 50 57 24 
22 10  3   9 60 48 23
22 10  2 10 44 57 22 
22  7  2 13 44 65 16 
22  4  5 13 38 66 13 
22  4  3 15 40 76 11
22  1  4 17 23 77  6

League Table courtesy of theWelsh Football Data Archive


North Wales Coast League
1893 - 1935
(click here)


This photo is of my grand-father and his brothers they all played for Holyhead at some time.
They are from left to right, Robert Chambers Jones, John Huw Jones (grandfather) and Humphrey Owen Jones with William Thomas Jones seated
.

My grandfather, John Huw Jones had one amateur international cap for playing against England at Llandudno in 1924.

JOHN HUW JONES
WELSH AMATEUR  INTERNATIONAL




Welsh Amateur Junior
International Caps

Wales v Scotland
1922 at Edinburgh
1923 at Bangor Wales 4v1 Scotland
1924 at Dundee
1927 at Bangor

1923 TEAM v SCOTS WORE CAPS

The North Wales Coast F.A. at Rhyl last week were asked if the custom of presenting caps to players could be revived for this season's Coronation inter-association match against the Scottish Juniors at Easter Road, Edinburgh on March 7.

Pictured is the North Wales Coast F.A. team which met the Scots at Bangor in 1923.

Back (centre);  Messers J. Trevor Jones (Bangor), Edward Bithell (Colwyn Bay), and T.O. Morgan (Conway).
Standing (from left); R. T. Hughes, Denbigh (linesman), R.T. Pattison (trainer - now a Bangor director) F. Blew (Llandudno) H. Smith (Rhyl) J.H. Jones (Holyhead), Enoch Jones (Llandudno), Bob Evans ( Denbigh),
Lt. Col. J. Llewelyn Williams, Holywell (hon secretary) William Roberts Llandudno (now NWCFA hon treasurer)

Seated (from left); H. R. Williams, Bangor (referee - now NWCFA secretary), J.E. Neal (Colwyn Bay), J. Hughes (Rhyl), Caradog Evans (University College and Bangor City) Howie Jones (Colwyn Bay)
Front; Norman Pritchard, captain (Bangor City) and W.S. Warburton (Rhyl).

The North Wales Coast side beat the Scots 4v1 - the first time Wales had beaten them in the series which commenced in the 1911/12 season. This was their fourth meeting.


THE WELSH TEAM
WHICH PLAYED AT DUNDEE
IN 1924


John Huw Jones is the 4th from the right, middle row

Wales 3v1 Ireland
20th February 1926


John Huw Jones is 5th from the left, back row


Welsh Amateur International Cap

WALES
1 v 2
ENGLAND
at Llandudno
22nd March 1924

England

1 J.F. Mitchell(Manchester City)
2 Sergeant Twine (Army)
3 A.G. Bower (Corinthians)
4 C.T. Ashton (C) (Corinthians)
5 G.H. Armitage (Wimbledon)
6 F.H. Ewer (Casuals)
7 R. Goldie
(Northampton Nomads)10 H.E. Miller (At Albans)
11 K.E. Hegan (Army)
8 E. Kail (Dulwich Hamlet)
9 F.N.S. Creek (Corinthians)

Wales

22 J.H. Jones (Holyhead)
21 Frank Blew (Wrexham)
20 J. Lloyd (Llanidloes)
19 JRB Mousedale
(Corinthians)
18 E. Jenkins (C)(Cardiff City)
17 E Thomas(Cardiff Cameroons)
16 W
Grace(Wycombe Wand'rs)
15 J. Nicholls(Newport County)
14 I. Davies(Liverpool Marine)
13 D. Hulse (Chirk)
12 S. Hill(Blackwells, Plymouth)

England Win Amateur International

The thirteenth amateur international match between Wales and England which took place at Llandudno, was won by England after a very stern struggle, the Welsh team being unfortunate, for on the day's play they did not deserve to lose.

They enjoyed practically all the attack in the first half, when they should have put the issue beyond doubt, but, try as they would, the Welsh forwards could not round off their clever field work with goals.

During this period they were so much the superior of the English eleven that Jones, the home goalkeeper, waited twenty minutes before he was called upon. When brought into action he was found safe and sound; in fact, he made the best save of the match when Creek tried to place a shot out of the Holyhead man's reach.

England, on paper, had the stronger side, but it was never allowed to get into working order on the field owing to the swift tackling methods of the Welsh half-back line, who dominated play Thy were much quicker on the ball, made sensible swinging passes out to the wing and they cut into their combination with such accuracy that the latter was impotent for half of the game.

Lieutenant Hegan was brought down to a standard that made one wonder why he was selected to represent his country when he was held in a grip of iron, so effectively, that it was not until late on in the second half that his presence was felt. He could not hold the 'Welsh terrier' off.

When he got his cahance, however, which was only once, it was sufficient to give England the honours.

Creek, the Corinthian centre forward was far behind Jenkins, The Cardiff amateur, who was the man of the match. Not only did he hold Creek, but his propelling power behind his forwards was very effective.

 

Welsh Goalkeeper of Promise

After Stanley Earle comes J.H. Jones, of Holyhead, who three times played for Wales in amateur international games.

Jones has forsaken his amateur status to sign professional forms for Liverpool, who, as I hinted recently, badly needed new blood.

I am told by a sound critic who saw him keep goal for Wales against England that Jones is a goalkeeper one can label promising.


John signs for First Division team, Liverpool for the 1923 / 24 season.


HOLYHEAD GOALKEEPER
FOR LIVERPOOL
(October 1924)

Our Holyhead reporter, telephoning last night, states that he is given to understand that J. H. Jones, the clever Holyhead goalie, was interviewed this week by two gentlemen on behalf of Liverpool Football Club, and that as the result he has signed an amateur form for them.

"J.H." as he is popularly called along the Coast, is undoubtedly recognised as one of the most brilliant goalkeepers in the Welsh League. He is also to guard the breach in the North Wales v Scotland Senior International match at Edinburgh tomorrow (Saturday).

This is the third successive season for him to represent North Wales in this match, and he also played for Wales in the Amateur International  at Llandudno.

It is understood that he will be watched at Edinburgh by members of the Liverpool Club and that he will figure in a trial match with that club next August.




LIVERPOOL F. C.
1924/25

Heplayed 4 times for Liverpool, as cover for Liverpool's regular goalkeeper, Elisha Smith, during the 1924/25 season.

Liverpool Reserves
v
Blackpool Reserves
224th September 1924



Liverpool
3v1
Preston North End
8th November 1924

Points of the Play

It was obvious from the outset that Preston had little to offer in the way of attractive football.

In one of Liverpool's early attacks, McCall narrowly missed scoring against his own side as the ball went just over the bar as he cleared from Forshaw.

Then Jones had his first experience of pressure and he saved well from Marquis.

This was followed by good work from the Liverpool forwards, and Rawlings scored his sixth goal of the season after McCall had intercepted a centre by Shone.

Rawlings had moved to the inside position and he sent in a hard drive which completely beat Branston. Wadsworth was very effective in his forward moves and he caused Branston some trouble to keep out a capital effort.

After McCall had given Preston forwards a lead in attack, Forshaw scored a second goal for Liverpool with one of the greatest efforts of the match. Chambers got away and Yates hesitated to challenge him at the right moment, with the result that he crossed the ball so accurately that Forshaw had simply to nod it into the net.

With two goals lead Liverpool were inclined to take things for granted but there was certainly more shooting, especially by Chambers, and it was in this period that Branston revealed his cleverness.

Shots by Rawlings, Hopkin and McNab were splendidly cleared and at the eightieth minute Harrison scored for Preston, the ball turning into the net off McKinlay.

Liverpool replied with more vigour, and following another fine save by Branston from Rawlings, Forshaw scrambled the ball into the net from a well placed corner kick.

Liverpool;
Jones, Lucas, Mackinlay, McNab, Wadsworth, Bromilow, Rawlings, Forshaw, Chambers, Shone, Hopkin

Preston North End;
Branston, Hamilton, Yates; Mercer, McCall, Crawford; Aitken, Williamson, Marquis, Paterson, Harrison

 


JONES DEBUT

It is Liverpool tomorrow. More mid-week troubles and more mid-week pleasures. With the going as it is just now, Liverpool F.C. are moving at great pace, and are making other sides look like commoners.

Well in their recent efforts; but they are still a championship side, and they believe that they can regain their lost place and settle to a second season of honours.

Huddersfield were worthy champions last season, and this season they started in such a manner that everybody thought it was to be a walk-over. Then came a succession of drawn games, after which the cruellest blow of all - Ted Taylor's injury, which split the side.

One could hardly imagine that a team should lose confidence through the absence of a goalkeeper; yet we have seen here and elsewhere how valued a first-class goalkeeper can be. Both sides will be without  their regular goalkeeper - Elisha Scott will not play, and we shall therefore see Boot and the Welshman, Jones.

Goalkeeping has had a special interest to us in Liverpool this season, and the new youngsters have so far gone through their work with much credit. Undoubtedly, Huddersfield will be specially strenuous and stern tomorrow aat 2.45 to bring back their lost hopes; but if the home forwards continue their swinging ways, there should be no doubt about the verdict.

It is a fact that many have escaped some eyes, that Liverpool are equal to the top of the League if one counts matches in excess of those above as won !!!

This is the side we all thought - oh, yes you did; and so did I - was altogether  too old  and too poor to carry Liverpool's work this season. They played like it early on, and only their superlative endeavours of the last two months have brought a fading side into a bright light. I congratulate all the men who have helped to make the side resemble the championship days.

Liverpool
1v3
Huddersfield Town
12th November 1924

WEAK ANFIELD
HALF-BACKS
by S.H.H.

Huddersfield Town beat Liverpool by the odd goal in five at Anfield yesterday, moreover, deserved their win. They were a more convincing side than the Reds, who contributed to their own failure by weak half-back play on the part of MacNabb and Bromilow. This was Liverpool's second home defeat - the first being in the opening game.

The Reds' halves were never sure in their tackling, while Bronilow was responsible for the first goal being scored against his side.

He chose to work his way across the field instead of s first time clearance, and when dispossessed  Lucas and McKinlay were so wide apart that Smith, the Town winger could not be stopped.


A BONNY GOAL

Liverpool had a chance of making amends when, following a drive by Rawlings, Forshaw got the ball in the net after the keeper had stopped the winger's shot, but within a minute Cook, with a bonny first time effort, had dashed their hopes.

After this Liverpool played without heart.


The forwards, who had opened promisingly, lost their command of the ball ubder the relentless tackling of Watson, Wilson (T.) and Spence, and fell to individual rather than collective movements. A bouncing ball added to their discomfiture as when McKinlay tried to  ward off Huddersfield centre, Jones  did not anticipate the move, and, failing to leave his goal in time, had his charge captured.

The second half was a strenuous affair, in which Liverpool set about redeeming themselves, but although MacNabb made up some leeway  when he turned to account a free-kick taken by McKinley outside the penalty area, luck did not again come the way of the Anfielders.


Jones puches clear

The champions have lost three games since Taylor was injured, and to some extent it has been put down to the loss of theeir international goalkeeper. Ted Taylor was looking on yesterday, and I think he would be the first to admit, if questioned, that he could no doubt have done better than Boot did The 'keeper safely dealt with shots from Rawlings, Forshaw and Chambers and although he enjoyed some luck, such as when Chambers in the last minute put a cross that came back off the face of the bar, he did not make one slip.

BOOT AND JONES

Boot had certainly more to do than Jones, who finished up stronger than he had shaped in the first half. Yet the Liverpool man, apart the incident just referred to and again when he had the ball kicked out of his hands by Wilson through coming on half-heartedly to the penalty line to a long drive, kept a clever goal.


Wilson nets the third goal

Liverpool never really settled down after the second goal. The forwards moved didjointedly, and, receiving no support from their halves, had to forage for the ball themsleves, the result being their movrements were spasmodic. Rawlings was the only one that had initiative, but even he had an off day as far as shooting.

In the halves, Wadsworth was the only one to hold his own. MacNabb and Bromilow being good in parts.

Liverpool;
Jones; Lucas, Mackinlay; McNab, Wadsworth, Bromilow; Rawlings, Shone, Forshaw, Chambers, Hopkin

Huddersfield;
Boot; Wadsworth Goodall; N. Smith, T. Wilson, Steele; W.H. Smith, Stephenson Cook Williams Wilson


Burnley
2v1
Liverpool
19th November 1924

Liverpool;
Jones; Lucas, Mackinlay; McNab, Cockburn, Bromilow; Rawlings, Forshaw, Chambers, Shone, Hopkin

 

Liverpool
1v0
Tottenham Hotspur
18th April 1925

Liverpool;
Jones; Lucas, Longworth; Cockburn, Pratt, Mackinlay; Rawlings, Forshaw, Baron, Shone, Hopkin

Tottenham Hotspur;
Hinton; Clay, Grimsdell; Smith Skitt Skinner; Thompson Seed Lane Hargreaves Dimmock 

1924 / 25 League Table

Liverpool 2v5South Africa
Anfield
1st October 1924

South African and Liverpool
Football Clubs
Visit of South Africa to England 1924

Liverpool; Jones, Longworth, Parry, Findlay, Cockburn, Pratt, Rawlings, Brown, Shears, Kilburn,
South Africa; A.J. Riley (Transvaal), C.R. Thompson, (Transvaal), G. Burton (Natal), G. Parry (Western Province), A. Shearn (Natal), B. Tochy (Natal) Schwican (Traansvaal), G Hodgson (Transvaal), D. J. Murray (Western Province). N.S. Walker (Transvaal) E.S.G. Stuart (Transvaal) 

FOOTBALL

SOUTH AFRICANS WIN
AT ANFIELD

A LESSON FOR ENGLISH
LEAGUE PLAYERS

By "Bee"

At Anfield yesterday, 15,000 spectators saw the South African footballers beat Liverpool by 5 goals to 2, after one of the most enjoyable games ever witnessed at the ground.

That the South Africans were worth their victory is only partly stating the case. They taught the home football public a lot of things they did not know. Yet England sent out missionaries to show the South Africans the proper manner of playing the game.

In South Africa, where the ball bounces high and the grounds are hard, the players have by force of circumstances, been taught that they must make progress by simple methods of passing and by upward pass. It is so simple and effective that the miracle is the English footballers do not realise how easy it is.

Perhaps English crowds are the barrier; they so like to see a ball worked and so see a player become tricky. It cannot be said that the South Africans were tricky; but the idea at the back of their heads was simply "progress", and they made much by their principle.

Secret of Success

Allied to their passing movements was the shot that mattered. Without the shot they might just as well not have been particular in making upward movements. In their case the shot was just as important as the pass.

They shot instantly, in striking contrast to English players.

The latter does not shoot until he sees an opening, works the ball to right or left, then applies a tap here or a tap there.

The South Africans did everything very thoroughly, even to the charging in the back, which was according to their football law. They did not wait for a half-back to toddle up to the touch line to take a throw in. They used the back-heel touch as though they had lived with Meredith for years.

But they did not overdo these things; they simply used them as necessary parts in the movement up they field. There were more up the middle passes from the tourists than one sees in a season of First Division football. That is one of the reasons why the visitors are doing so well. 

The stamina of the side is another remarkable feature. They were always on the go, and after Liverpool had treated them as if they were small fry, they retaliated by forcing Liverpool to work very hard.

Liverpool responded, and through the ex-Preston centre, Shears, they got level at 2 goals all. Then the South Africans rallied and made merry, and Liverpool could not carry on the pace as they had run themselves out.

Cockburn was certaainly injured, but McDevitt came out in his stead and therefore there was no excuse on this score. The most remarkable feature of the touring side was their age. The goalkeeper, a tall, keen fellow who has reach, anticipation and a safe pair of hands, is only twenty but looks more like thirty-five. The inside right, who took my eye from the first moment, is only nineteen, but plays like a seasoned professional. 
  

How the Goals Came


It was joyous football; a goal-getting game that showed us that South African football has improved more quickly than our own.

Murray opened the score and Shears drew level. Stuart, on the outside left berth, has a shot something like that of McKinlay, and he swerved the ball a yard before it entered the net. Shears scored to make things level, but Walker increased the score abd Suart and Murray added further goals to make the final 5-2 - not a bit more than the winners deserved.

On the Liverpool side, Jones made some good saves. Pratt was the best half-back, and Rawlings and Brown made a very accommodating right-wing pair. Shears is particularly good with his head.

Result; South Africans 5 goals, Liverpool 2 goals.
Teams;

Liverpool; Jones; Longworth, Parry; Findlay. Cockburn, Pratt; Rawlings, Brown, Shears, Keetley, Lawson.
South Africa; Riley; Thompson, Brunton; Parry, Shearn, Tuchy; Schwican, Hodgson, Murray, Walker, Stuart


South African tour
of Britain 1924
(click here for comprehensive report)

Date

Opponents

WDL

FvA

August 30th
September 6th
September 10th
September 13th
September 17th
September 24th
September 27th
September 29th
October 1st
October 4th
October 11th
October 15th
October 18th
October 22nd
October 25th
October 31st
November 2nd
November 5th
November 8th
November 13th
November 15th 
November 22nd
November 24th
November 26th
November 29th
December 3rd

Dublin Bohemians
Wimbledon
Brentford
Wycombe Wanderers
Chelsea
Northern Ireland
North-West Ireland
Northampton Town
Liverpool
Wales
England
Aston Villa
Palatine League
Queen's Park
Dulwich Hamlet
Zwaluwen
Netherlands
Corinthians
The Army
Isthmian League
Corinthians
Colwyn Bay & District
Manchester City
England
Norfolk County
Everton

W
W
L
W
W
W
W
W
W
L
L
W
W
L
W
W
L
W
L
W
L
W
L
L
L
W

4v2
6v0
1v3
5v2
4v2
2v1
9v1
3v1
5v2
0v1
2v3
3v1
8v1
2v3
4v0
2v1
1v2
3v0
3v4
4v2
1v4
4v2
1v3
2v3
1v3
3v2

North Wales Goalkeeper

J.H. Jones, the Welsh amateur international goalkeeper who was with Liverpool last season, has returned to North Wales football and signed for Holyhead.

Jones is a first-class goalkeeper, but like others he has found Elisha Scott one of the most consistent custodians in the game, and the reserve goalkeepers at Anfield get few opportunities of League outings. But then, Scott has for years been the best goalkeeper in the game. 

Bangor City 3 Holyhead  - Welsh Senior Cup-tie

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THE GREAT WAR


During the first war my grandfather, John Huw Jones, was stationed in a place called Longhope near Scapa Flow in the Orkneys on board a R.F.A. ship called H.M.S. Victorious, an old battle ship converted into a depot and supply ship for dockyard workers.
He must have been there when the Germans scuttled their fleet on the 21st June 1919. 

Scapa Flow Scuttling of
the German High Seas Fleet
(click here
)

Contemporary reports from the Daily Mail
about the scuttling
(click here)


R.F.A. HMS Victorious. Longhope, Scapa Flow 


My grandfather must have driven buses and coaches between the wars by the look of these vehicles.
 

THE SECOND WORLD WAR

My grand-father J.H.Jones is pictured second from the left, top row.
He served in the Intelligence Corps during World War Two.
The photo shows them were they worked on Holyhead station in 1941, by 1944 he was a sergeant and I have a memo from the time with his name and rank on it.


After the war he went back to driving buses and coaches for Crosville he did that until he retired due to ill health. He passed away in 1962.
I remember him very well as I was ten years old at the time.


THE JONESES MEET
AFTER 28 YEARS

When a passenger boarded one of the Crosville 'buses at Holyhead a days ago, the driver was not mistaken when he thought that they had met before. Thereby hangs a tale.

Twenty-eight years ago - in 1917, the third year of the Great War of 1914-18 to be exact - the 'bus driver was serving in the Royal Navy and was one of three shipmates who volunteered to man a boat to go to the rescue of a sole occupant of a shipwrecked vessel somewhere in the North Sea.

The attempt was not without its risk, but the success crowned the efforts of "the three men in a boat." The shipwrecked mariner was rescued.

The reader will doubtless have guessed that the passenger mentioned earlier was none other than the sailor whom the bus driver had saved. It remains for us to disclose the identity of the two men. 

The "bus driver" is Mr J. Huw Jones, one of the well known footballer brothers (formerly of Gresford House, Holyhead), who distinguished themselves during the heyday of Soccer.

The seafarer too is a Jones, Mr John Jones of Boson Street. It is of interest to note that this was the first time for these two Jonses to meet since the dramatic sea rescue nearly thirty years ago.

 

DEREK WILLIAMS
Wrexham 1954/55

Delighted to receive this message from Derek:

It is always interesting to find one's name "up in lights" and would be interested to hear from anyone I played with for Wales, UCNW Bangor, Manchester City and Wrexham from 1950 - 1956.
Very impressed with amount of research and academic study required in posting this historical record.

Derek can be contacted via      mail@penmon.org

 

 

Mold Grammar School

Derek captained the school side, where he played both in goal and as an outfield player.
He was selected to represent Flintshire Schoolboys, and chosen as a reserve for the Welsh Schoolboys team in 1948/49.

During this time he was training with Wrexham, under the management of Les McDowell.

 


University College of North Wales,
Bangor

Derek continued his studies a U.C.N.W. Bangor and was called up to represent his country at Welsh Youth, Welsh and British Universities and Welsh Amateur level.

He continued with his studies despite interest in him from many football league sides.


Derek Williams,
Some of his
Welsh Amateur International Appearances

1951/52

Wales
(Nelson, D Brown, Griffiths)
3v4
England
(Lewis 2, Noble 2)
(at Bangor)
(16th February 1952) 

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra), D Brown (Hayes), C Morgan (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Bangor City), Smith (Cardiff Corinthians), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic) Paul (Lovell's Athletic) Jones (Barry Town), A Nelson (Newport County),  J B Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), Woosnam (Bangor City)

England: B R Brown (Pegasus), S Charlton (Bromley), L Stratton (Walthamstow Avenue), L R Topp (Hendon), D W Adams (Hendon), W J Slater ((Brentford), C T Mortimore (Aldershot), A W Noble (Leytonstone), J W Lewis (Walthamstow Avenue), J A Walton (Manchester United), G Robb (Finchley)

Referee: F Owen (Llay)

 

Scotland
(Beggs, Anderson, Grierson)
3v2
Wales

(Patterson og, Nelson)
(at Inverness)
(1st March 1952) 

Scotland: J Ritchie (Alloa Athletic), R Paterson, T Stewart, M Morton (Glasgow University), RG Caldwell (Kilmarnock), J Docherty, G Masson (Govan Amateurs), W Anderson (Bishop Auckland), W Beggs (Vale of Usk), DG Grierson, M Murray  

 

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra & Manchester City), D Brown (Hayes), G Morgan (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Bangor City), T Owen (RAMC, Aldershot), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic), P Rees (Llanidloes), Acoles (Pontllanfraith), A Nelson (Newport County), JB Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), P Woosnam (Bangor City)

Referee: JE Bartley (Denbigh)

 

1952/53

Wales
0v1
Scotland
(Brown)
(at Wrexham)
(7th March 1953)

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra & Manchester City), M Evans (Bangor City), L Birch (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Machynlleth), T Owen (Llanfaircaereinion), G Owen (Porthmadog), P Rees (Llanidloes), JB Griffiths (Lovell's Athletic), WE Griffith (Cardiff Corinthians), P Woosnam (Caersws), A Davies (Connah's Quay Nomads)  

 

Scotland: J Ritchie (Hamilton Academical), IG Harnett, T Stewart, D Stewart (Eaglesham), RK Caldwell (Albion Rovers), W Hastie, B Brown JL Hodge (Albion Rovers), J Ward, R Dalziel, A Hepburn (Celtic)

Att: 10,000    Referee: JE Bartley (Denbigh)

1953/54

Wales 
1v0
South Africa
(at Bangor)
(3rd October 1953)

Standing; A. Evans, M. Evans, D. Williams, T. Owen, W.E. Griffith, L.A. Burch
Sitting; P.N. Rees, B.J. Griffiths, I. Robling, P. Woosnam, A. Davies 

 

 

Scotland
0v0
Wales
(at Somerset Park)
(6th March 1954)

Scotland: SH Weir, IG Harnett, T Stewart (Bishop Auckland), RL Cromar, J Valentine, WM Hastie, H Callaghan (St Mungo's FP), W McQuarrie (Billingham), J Watt (Civil Service Strollers), R Dalziel, W Omand 

 

Wales: D Williams (Mold Alexandra & Manchester City), M Evans (Bangor City), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic), A Evans (Machynlleth), T Owen (Llanfaircaereinion), G Owen (Porthmadog), P Rees (Llanidloes), WE Griffith (Pwllhelli & District), G Griffiths (Aberystwyth Town), P Woosnam (Caersws), K Thomas (Newport County)

 

  Att: 1,500    Referee: FS Crossley (Motherwell)

 

 

Results and Final Championship Table
1953/54

Ireland 2 v 1 England
(Coleraine, 12th September 1953)
Ireland 3 v 2 Wales
(Belfast, 23rd January 1954
Scotland 0 v 0 Wales
(Ayr, 6th March 1954)
England 1 v 4 Scotland
(Wembley, 27th March 1954)
Scotland 0 v 0 Ireland
(Kilmarnock, 10th April 1954)
Wales 0 v 2 England
(Newport, 24th April 1954)


Ireland
Scotland
England
Wales

Pl
3
3
3
3

W
2
1
1
0

D
1
2
0
1

L
0
0
2
2

F - A
5 - 3
4 - 1
4 - 6
2 - 5 

Pts
5
4
2
1
 

 

 

 

The British Amateur International Trophy

The 1953-54 season was notable for the inauguration of the full Amateur International tournament after seven years of an incomplete series of matches.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales battled for the magnificent new trophy presented by the Football Association of Wales to commemorate the Queen's coronation and Ireland became the first winners.

But the advent of the new trophy did not provide the increase in attendances and general interest anticipated. Crowds at the matches were, if anything, smaller than in the previous season, and the time has come for a serious spell of thought by the four associations on what can be done to boost this tournament.

(The Playfair Football Annual 1954-55)


1954/55

Express and Times November 27, 1954
Williams should have his place
Reds 4v2 Blues
In a match, when goals are not important, the Reds beat the Blues in a Welsh Amateur International trial in Barmouth. The two teams were drawn from the Welsh League, Mid-Wales and Wrexham Areas, and the Cambrian Coast League.
Of the 22 players on view, thirteen have connections with Mid-Wales.
In the Reds were goalkeeper Meirion Griffiths (Barmouth), Gwilym Davies (Caersws), Arthur Evans (Flint United and Machynlleth), Trefor Owen (Loughborough  and Llanfair Caereinion), Edgar P. Williams (Newtown).
In the Blues K. Ll. Jones (Bryncrug and U.C.W.), Gwynfor Jones (55th RA), D. L Phillips (Bangor College and Barmouth), J. E. Richards (Barmouth), Des Morgan (Kington) and Peter Rees (Llanidloes).
The outstanding forward was undoubtedly Edgar Williams, the Newtown schoolmaster. His distribution and industrious play made him conspicuous and perhaps it is unfortunate that the present inside left berth appears to be Phil Woosnam's, but if at all possible, a place should be found for Williams.

Derek Williams scored all four goals for the Reds but he will be the first to acknowledge that two were gifts from E.P. Williams. Trefor Owen scored both Blues goals. 


Welsh Amateur International
Wales
()
v
Ireland
()
Llanidloes
22nd January 1955

Programme Details
courtesy of the David Powell, Newtown AFC
 Collection


Sir George Hamer, CB JP
Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire
President Llanidloes AFCP


Mr Milwyn Jenkins
Vice President FAW


Mr E.J. Morgan
Vice President FAW


Mr Glasgow Jones
Member of FAW

 


Mr Herbert Powell
Secretary FAW


PEN PICTURES OF WELSH PLAYERS
DEREK WILLIAMS (U.C.N.W.). Goalkeeper. Derek is a twenty year old student at Bangor University and has already been capped for Wales in Amateur International Matches on no less than eight occasions, besides playing in Youth International Matches. This season he has been more often than not first choice for Wrexham's Football League XI, and made his Football League debut for Manchester City when as a sixteen year old schoolboy, he deputised for Bert Trautman in an important League game. Born Mold, Flintshire. Ht 6ft 1in. Wt. 13.5st.
MALDWYN EVANS (Bangor City) Right Back. First played for Wales at Highbury in 1953, and has held this position ever since. A Post Office worker at Bangor, he has represented the Civil Service on a number of occasions. Six Amateur International Caps. Ht. 5ft 10.5ins. Wt. 11st 10.5lbs
GWYN MORGAN (Lovell's Athletic). Left back. (Captain) Gwyn has made a remarkable comeback after a serious injury received a couple of seasons ago. Returns to Captain the Welsh Team today, his last appearance for his country being in Season 1951-52. Today he gets his ninth cap. Has assisted Johnstown Utd, Marine (Liverpool) before migrating to South Wales. Born Johnstown, Wrexham, is stockily built and a tenacious tackler.
ARTHUR EVANS. (Flint Town Utd) Right half back. Arthur will require no introduction to Mid Wales Soccer enthusiasts, his home town being Machynlleth. Has played for Wales twelve times in this series which is more than any other member of today's team, and at 24 is young enough to double this number. A Schoolteacher at Mold, he plays regularly for Flint Town Utd F.C., last year's Welsh Cup Winners. Ht. 5ft 10.5ins Wt. 11.5st.
TREFOR OWEN (Loughborough College) Centre half. Trefor graduated into the Welsh Amateur International Team from the Youth International Series, and holds six Youth and seven Amateur International Caps. Reported to have played well for the English Universities against Scottish Universities recently. A six footer, he turns the scales at 12st. 8lbs.
GLYN OWEN (U.C.N.W.) Left half back. Glyn cannot be mistaken on the field for his fiery coloured hair always makes him look conspicuous. Stockily built, Glyn has always gained a reputation for intelligent half back play, and is always on the move. Gained his first Cap in Season 1952-53 and today is his sixth appearance for his country. A Student at Bangor University. 5ft. 7ins. in height and weighs 11st.
PETER REES (Llanidloes Town) Outside right. Peter will be playing on his own ground today. Has played in Schoolboy and Youth International Matches for Wales, and in the present series has represented the Pricipality against Scotland(three times), England, South Africa and Ireland. 5ft. 8ins. in height, weighs 9st. 9lbs.
BERKELEY J. GRIFFITHS (Lovell's Athletic) Inside right. Like Gwyn Morgan, his team mate, Berkeley has been honoured by Wales for a number of seasons since he first appeared in Season 1949-50. A hard working inside forward, today will be his tenth appearance for Wales. Hails from Newport, Monmouthshire.
RAY FARRELL (Cardiff Corinthians) Centre forward. Ray is a newcomer to the Team and is a former Cardiff Schoolboy Outside, Graduated to the Cardiff Corinthians team by way of Cardiff Nomads Juniors. Age 21, 5tf. 11in. in height, 11st 3lb. Born Cardiff.
PHILLIP WOOSNAM (Caersws Amateurs) Insude left. Phil is at present an Officer Cadet at the Mons Officer Cadet School, and his football prowess has soon been recognised by the Army, being selected for the Army XI against Scotland at Ibrox Park earlier this week. 22 years of age, Phil today gains his ninth Amateur International Cap, and also plays for Wales in Youth International Matches.
E.G. EVANS (Fforestfach) Outside left. Elwyn is the second new cap in today's Welsh Team. A strong player who can shoot with either foot, Elwyn is at present leading goalscorer in Welsh League Div. 1 with 24 goals. A Swansea boy, 24 years of age, Height 5ft 11ins, Weight 12st. 4lbs. 

PEN PICTURES OF IRISH PLAYERS
WESLEY ARD (Coleraine) Goalkeeper. First team keeper for his club past two seasons. Capped against Scotland last season, and England this season
FRANK MONTGOMERY (Coleraine) Right back. Captained the Irish Amateur Championship Team of last season playing in all three matches. Like club mate, Ard, he is a regular right back for his team.
JOHN DAVIS (Crusaders) Left back. Was also in three Championship games of last season, and is the first team player for his club.
RONNIE GRIFFIN (Cliftonville) Right half back. A Youth International who gets his first Amateur cap. Regular position is at left half. A big strong player.
ERNIE McCLEARY (Distillery) Centre half. Has many Amateur Caps for the past six seasons. Main stay of his club in their revival to reach third place in the Irish League table.
WILLIE CUBITT (Distillery) Left half back. Can play at inside left and is a clever constructive player. With many Amateur caps.
BRUCE SHIELS (Cliftonville) Outside right. Was one of the Irish F.A. Team which toured Canada two seasons ago, but lost form last season. Has regained it this season. A big, strong forward, with a powerful shot.
Dr KEVIN McGARRY (Cliftonville) Inside right. A brilliant inside forward who was out of the Amateur Internationals owing to lack of training due to his medical practice. Has this season been the inspiration of Ireland's first club to shake all the professional clubs.
DAVE LAWTHER (Cliftonville) Centre forward. Nominally an outside right, he was a member of the Ards Irish Cup winning team two years ago, joining Cliftonville this season, and pressed into srervice as attack leader. Was so brilliant in his first match he won his first Amateur cap.
STEWARD CAMPBELL (Glenavon) Inside left. A former Youth International who was in all three Amateur Internationals last season. Is well up in the Irish League goal scoring list.
MAURICE McVEIGH (Glenavon). Outside right. Has held this position in Amateur Internationals for several seasons. A tricky, clever player who makes goals for the inside forwards. 

WELCOME
As President of Llanidloes Town A.F.C. I wish, on behalf of everybody concerned, to extend a very cordial welcome to the Officials of the Irish and Welsh Football Associations, the players and all the visitors who have come to witness the game in this Ancient Borough, situated in the centre of the Principality.
It was not until last season that the Irish F.A. took part in the Amateur International Series, and at their first attempt they found top place in the Championship table We extend our sincere congratulations upon their great achievement.
We feel honoured and thank the F.A.W. for selecting this venue for the second occasion at International level.
I know I can say on behalf of every Welshman "Croeso i Gymru", ("Welcome to Wales"). May you all return to your respective homes with very happy recollections of your visit and of your short stay in our midst.
George F. Hamer.

Wales
0v5
Scotland
(Murray 4. McCann)
(at Bangor)
(5th March 1955)

Wales: D Williams (Wrexham & University Collge, Bangor), M Evans (Bangor City), G Morgan (Lovell;s Athletic), I Robling (Lovell's Athletic), T Owen (Loughborough College), G Owen (University College, Bangor), R Vernon (Blackburn Rovers), RH Williams (Cliftonville), WE Griffiths (Pwllheli & District), P Woosnam (Caersws & The Army), K Tucker (Merthyr Tydfil) 

 

Scotland: F Crampsey, G Savage (St Mungo's FP), WM Hastie, RL Cromar, J Valentine, JF Robb, J Reid, RH McCann, M Murray, R Dalziel, W Omand

Att: 5,500   

 


Mold Alexandra F.C.

Derek made a few appearances for Mold Alex on an intermittent basis until 1955.


Manchester City
1951

Les McDowell, Wrexham's manager when Derek was training there as a schoolboy, became City's manager and he approached Derek to sign for the Manchester club. Derek signed as an amateur in May 1951. 
When he was just a 17 year old schoolboy, in February 1952, he replaced Bert Trautman in goal against Blackpool at Maine Road.
Derek certainly played his part in goal, as the game was scoreless.
Unfortunately, this was Derek's only appearance for Manchester City.

The Manchester City squad with appearances/goals for the 1951/52 First Division Season was:

Name

App/gls

Name

App/gls

K. Barnes
K. Branagan
I.A. Broadis
R.J. Clarke
R.A. Cunliffe
G. Davies
J.M. Gunning
J. Hannaway
J.P. Hart
F.J. McCourt
J. Meadows
R. Paul

1
32/1
31/4
41/10
4
3
3
35
25/12
31/1
37/10
35/1

E. Phillips
R.J. Phoenix
D. Revie
J. Rigby
G.B. Smith
W. Spurdle
B.C. Trautman
D. Westcott
E. Westwood
D. Williams
J. Williamson
Own Goal 

10
14/1
26/6
38
3
9
41
19/11
7
1
15/3
0/1

 

There were some notable players in the Manchester City squad that season.
Roy Paul was a Welsh International and captained his country.
Don Revie managed Leeds United and England.
Bert Trautman broke his neck in an F.A. Cup Final, and played on.

 

www.statto.com Manchester City results 1951/52


Connah's Quay Nomads F.C.

Derek made a few appearances for Connahs Quay Nomads during 1952/53.



Click here for the Middlesex Wanderers AFC website

Derek went on a European Tour with the amateur representative side, Middlesex Wanderers in the summer of 1954.


Wrexham A.F.C.
1954/55


Back row l-r: K.B. Jones, J. Williams, R. Wynn, D. Jackson, B. Evans, P. Jackson, D.E. Roberts, A. McGowan.
Middle row: J. Jones (trainer), J.T. Davies (director), G. O'Shaughnessy, K. Matthews, E.J. Tapscott, P.T. Spruce, W.C. Green, D. Williams, E.G. Godding, P. Egglestone, B. Roberts, D. Williams, J. Capper, P. Jackson (manager), H. Hughes (trainer)
Front row: L. Speed, B. Jarvis, G. Hughes, R. Hewitt, E. Betts, T. Bannan, G. Jones, L. Samuels, B. Griffiths, W.C. Heggie, G. Richards, D. Griffiths, A.E. Parker  

Having trained with The Robins as a schoolboy, Derek signed amateur forms for the club in 1954.
His debut was on the 25th August,
standing in for Eggleston in goal..

Appearances 1954/55
25th August: Chester 1v0 Wrexham
28th August: Southport 1v2 Wrexham
1st September: Wrexham 2v1 Chester
11th September: Workington 2v1 Wrexham
15th September: Bradford City 2v2 Wrexham
18th September: Wrexham 1v3 Mansfield
22nd September: Wrexham 0v1 Scunthorpe Utd
25th September: Accrington Stanley 2v0 Wrexham
2nd October: Wrexham 1v1 Carlisle Utd
7th October: Scunthorpe 1v0 Wrexham
9th October: Grimsby 1v3 Wrexham
1st January: Wrexham 2v2 Southport


Pwllheli F.C.

Derek made a few appearances for Pwllheli during 1955/56.


Oldham Athletic F.C.
1956/59.

Derek signed for Oldham Athletic in September 1956 and quickly established himself in the first team. He made 28 appearances, but these were his only games as he was called up for National Service. His signature was retained by the club until the 30th June 1959.

1956/57 Appearances and goals

Name App/Gls
Bazely J. 13

Betts E. 24/5
Brook L. 36/1
Campbell J. 36/5
Cassidy L. 4
Chaytor K. 5/1
Crook. G. 10/6
Duffy G. 6
Fawley R. 20
Ferguson J. 1 

Name App/Gls
Hartley E. 1

Hitchen T. 3
Hobson W. 44
Jackson N. 2
Lawless T. 9
Murphy E. 39
Murray K. 10/2
Naylor W. 40
Neale P. 23/7
Pearson D. 25/12

Name App/Gls
Ross A. 3

Stenner A. 3
Teece J. 11
Thompson J. 42/3
Torrance G. 4
Travis D. 32/14
Walker T. 17/3
Williams D. 28
Worthington F. 10/1
Wright T. 8/2
Opponents 0/1

http:/
/www.statto.com - click here to see Oldham's results and League Table 1956/57


1957/58 Squad
Name
Goalkeepers
David Teece

Derek Williams
Full backs
Sammy Anderson

Louis Brook
Eddie Shimwell
William Naylor
Half backs
John Booth

Wilfred Hobson
Ian Muir
Eddie Murphy
Peter Neale
James Thompson
Forwards
John Bazley

Ken Thaytor
George Crook
Gerald Duffy
John Ferguson
Ron Fawley
Ken Murray
Previous Club

Hull City

Manchester City

--------

Huddersfield Town
Blackpool

Huddersfield Town

---------

West Stanley
Bristol Rovers
Clyde
---------
---------

Bangor City
---------
---------
Middlewich A.
St Andrews U.
Ashton Utd
Mansfield Town
Birthplace

Middleton, Lancs

Mold, N. Wales

Manchester

Halifax
Matlock
Leeds

Oldham

Consett, Co. Durham
Motherwell
Glasgow
Chesterfield
Chadderton, Lancs

Runcorn

Trindon, Co. Durham
Wingate, Co. Durham
Middlewich
Edinburgh
Ashton under Lyne
Darlington  

National Service

Derek, like many other men, was called up for National Service in 1957, spending most of this sevice in the Middle East, attached to the British Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, with spells in Malta, Cyprus, Aden and the Emirates.

 

Rugby Union

Following his army days he changed his sporting allegiance to Rugby Union, playing for Ruthin and representing Denbighshire and North Wales.


Chester Nomads F.C.

Derek returned to the football scene, playing for the Nomads from 1963, one of the oldest English Amateur teams. Following his period with with them, Derek hung his boots in 1974, because of his knee injury sustained with Wrexham.



Trefor Owen

Trefor Owen was born in Flint.

He came to Tooting from Bedworth Town in August 1957.

He had been capped by Wales 18 times

Tooting programme notes from 19/10/57 say: Trefor is giving his sister away - because his father is the minister doing the ceremony ! ! Won his nineteenth cap on 9th November 1957 when he captained Wales against England at Bangor

Wales 
1v0
South Africa
(at Bangor)
(3rd October 1953)

Standing; A. Evans, M. Evans, D. Williams, T. Owen, W.E. Griffith, L.A. Burch
Sitting; P.N. Rees, B.J. Griffiths, I. Robling, P. Woosnam, A. Davies 

 


Wales
2v5
England
(at Bangor)

County Times
16th November 1957

Mid Walians Did Well

Forth Although Wales were defeated at Bangor on Saturday in the first Amateur International of the season, the three players with mid Wales connections - centre half and captain Trefor Owen, at right half, Arthur Evans and winger Peter Rees, all played exceptionally well.
Evans and Rees ar Machynlleth born. Rees now plays for his home town team after a long spell with the Daffodils of Llanidloes.
Evans much travelled, this season is a Bangor City player.
Owen saw his football at Llanfair Caereinion, but is currently playing for the Londoners Tooting and Micham.
Peter Rees's free kick brought Wales the second score in a 5v2 defeat.
England custodian Pinner found the shot too hot a handful and dropped it at the feet of an eager Welsh forward.



Trefor instructs some junior footballers

Tooting programme note from 21/12/57 say:
Trefor Owen is joining the paid ranks


Tooting and Mitcham facts & figures book says he joined Leyton Orient in January 1958 having made 10 league appearances for Tooting.


Leyton Orient 1958

In the 1959-60 season, Tooting played Leyton Orient at home in the London Challenge Cup and Trefor is mentioned in the programme as possibly playing, although he is not listed in the team line-ups.

One of our elders recalls that he did play for Leyton Orient in this game.


Football Club Scene

Featured here are football clubs whose have records
of players
who have represented Wales
at Amateur International level.
Includes players who had associations with other clubs.



Crittal Athletic F.C.



Brief History

My thanks to Trevor Beal, Briantree Town F.C. for his cooperation and contribution with this feature on Crittal Athletic and the club's Welsh connection. KD
If you can add any further information to Crittal's Welsh Amateur International players, Trevor can be contacted via
mail@penmon.org


Manor Works formed 1898.

Manor Works F.C.

Name changed to Crittal Athletic in 1921-22

Crittal Athletic F.C.

Moved to their current ground, Cressing Road (now known as the Amlin Stadium) in 1923.

Crittall Athletic were in the:

Eastern Counties League
1935-       Pl    W    D   L    F    A   Pts      Pos
1935-36  22   13    5    4   56   20   31      3/12
1936-37  22   18    2    2   81   27   38      1/12


Crittall Athletic
1936-37 Eastern Counties League Champions
-

Top Row (left to right):
H. Tabor, A. Garlick, I. Williams, D. McCarthy,
J. Proudlock, W. Bell,
C. Hymas, E. Coulthard, F.G. Rogers, W. Michael,
B. Edwards

Bottom: J. Gilchrist, R. Brittain, S. Rees,
P. Anderson, R. Halliday

Back row (L to R)
W. Michael, Danny McCarthy, Ike Williams, Bryn Jones,
Wally Bell, Bob Halliday, Danny Mullane, Billy (Wyn) Jones,
Bobby Brittain, Charlie Jones.
Front Row - Joe Dowsey, Evan Jenkins, Idris Gilchrist,
Stan Rees, Arthur Blackburn,
Evan Coulthard, Basil Edwards (trainer).

Essex County League 
1935-       Pl    W    D   L    F    A   Pts      Pos
1937-38 16    9    3    4   38   20   21      2/5


Eastern Counties League
Season     Pl    W   D     L     F    A     Pts     Pos
1938-39   24   13    3    8   61   39    29      4/13


After the war Crittal Athletic started out in the;


London League

Season Pl     W   D    L    F     A   Pts   Pos
1946-47
1947-48
1948-49
1949/50
1950-51
1951-52
26   14    5     7   70   50   33      
28   18    4     6   78   42   40      
26     9    7   10   49   47   25    
30   15    5   10   69   57   35      
28     6    7   15   49   87   19    
28   14    7     7   83   51   35 
4/14
3/15
11/14
4/16
13/15
4/15
  

Eastern Counties League

Season Pl    W    D   L     F    A    Pts Pos
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55
36    9     8   19   52   81   26     
34    9     5   20   48   87   23      
34   18    4   12   61   60   40
16/19
16/18
6/18
 

Essex & Suffolk Border League
1955-56 to 1963-64

Greater London League
1964-65 to 1965-66

1935-      
Pl    W    D   L    F    A   Pts      Pos
1964-65  24   16    3    5   59   37   35      3/13

Metropolitan League

 35-       Pl    W    D   L    F    A   Pts      Pos
1966-67   32   11    3   18   40   62   25     12/17
1967-68   26    7    4    15   36   49   18     13/14


In 1968-69 the name changed to Braintree & Crittall Athletic.

Eastern Counties League
1970-71 to 1990-91

Name change to Braintree for one season in 1981-82.
Finally changed to Braintree Town in 1982-83

Beazer Homes League
Southern Division
1991-92 to 1995-96

Ryman League
Division Three
1996-97

Ryman League
Division Two
1997-98

Ryman League
Division One
1998-99 to 2000-01

 

Ryman League
Premier Division
2001-02 to 2005-06

Conference South League
 2006-07 to 2010-11

Conference League
 2011-12 to date

 


1898 - 1998 Centenery

League table information courtesy of
Football Club History Database
http://www.fchd.info/indexc.htm


Welsh Connection

Crittal Athletic had many Welsh players in the team because Crittall Athletic were originally a works team for the Crittall Windows manufacturer who made metal windows (hence our nickname of 'The Iron') and they came to work at the factory, and obviously play football too!

Jack Jones

Jack Jones played on the 29th March 1947 for Wales v England and on the 24th January 1948 for Wales v England
I believe Jack Jones previously played for Burnley and Blackpool before the war (although I am not sure whether he made any first team appearances for either of them)


Burnley F.C.


Blackpool F.C.


1946/47
England v Wales
Amateur International
 

England
(Edleston, Joseph)
2v2
Wales
(J.D. Jones, Reed)
(at Dulwich Hamletr)
(25th January 1947) 


Programme information kindly supplied
by Trevor Beal, Braintree Town.
Jack Jones of Crittal Athletic played for Wales.
The club later changed it's name to Braintree.

 

THE ENGLISH TEAM
G. STRETON - Is a P.T. Instructor in the R.A.F. Has assisted Notts County and other professional clubs. Small for a goalkeeper, but very agile.
G.S. BURCHELL - Is captain today. Has gained many international and other honours and is regarded as one of the greatest full-backs in the game. Played here against Scotland in 1939.
E. BUNKER - A very speedy defender, the Barnet left-back has been prominent in his club's run of success.
L. TOPP. - First cap from Hendon since 1934, has also played inside-forward. County and Inter-League honours.
J.S. PAVIOUR - A strong defensive player, but can also open up the game. Many County honours.
E.G. FRIGHT - A speedy wing-half and determined tackler. Has played for Kent County.
C.L. MARTIN - A clever winger who has also played fpr Kent County.
M. EDELSTON - Secretary of Reading F.C., is one of the greatest forwards in football today. Has many International honours and played her against Scotland in 1939.
C. VAUGHAN - Regarded as the best amateur centre-forward in the country. Has recently assisted Charlton Reserves. Many County and Inter-League honours.
G. BUNCE - A brilliant ball player and has many County and Inter-League honours.
L. JOSEPH. A noted schoolboy footballer and has developed a wonderful understanding with his partner. County and League honours.
THE RESERVES ARE;
C. HOCKADAY (Leyton)
J.W. JORDAN (Grays Athletic).

 

THE WELSH TEAM;
J. K. HASSALL - International honours and a good cricketer. Recently appointed Sports Master at Mitcham.
G. GWILYM - Fast and very reliable defender. Had trial for Grimsby.
B. J. JONES - Well known as a schoolby player - hails from same town as Jimmy Wilde.
E. H. WILLIAMS - Very fine attacking half who has made a name for himself during the past two seasons.
A. CLARK - Previously played at wing-half in Internationals - acts as coach for his club.
T. R. WOOD - Has made several appearances for Cardiff City at wing-half and inside-forward.
W. T. WILLIAMS - A consistent goal scorer with Lovells' for many seasons.
W. REED - Baby of the side - aged 18 - has played for Cardiff City Reserves.
J. D. JONES - Born at Wrexham, but left when 18 months' old. Scored hat-trick for London League v Isthmian League recently.
E. THOMAS - Clever ball player and may assume role of "general" in the attack today.
I. WOOLACOTT - Can play equally well on either wing and has scored many goals.
THE RESERVES ARE;
K. HOLLIS - (Flint Town United)
E. PRICE - (Machynlleth)

 

THE REFEREE TODAY:
MAJOR LING - qualified in Hertfordshire and moved to Cambridgeshire. He joined the Guards as Private and rose to Major. Whilst in Egypt, organised football and other sport and was Chairman of Cairo and District Referees' Association.

 

County Times 1st February 1947
England 2v2 Wales

WALES' GOOD PERFORMANCE.
In the first Welsh Amateur International for 8 years, due to the War, Wales drew 2v2 with England at Dulwich.
Judged by the pressure exerted by England, they should have won, but the Welsh defence, in which J.K. Hassall (Llandudno) was outstanding in goal. Clarke (Lovells' Athletic) excelled at centre-half and carried the honours.
Teddy Thomas (Aberystwyth), at inside-left played well in the Welsh attack. Ned Price (Machynlleth) travelled with the Welsh as reserve.
Edleston and Joseph scored for England, with J.D. Jones and Reed netting for Wales.

In this series of games, started in 1908, Wales won one at Wolverhampton in 1921, when Jonnie Lloyd (Llanidloes) got his first of five caps.
Only once before, in 1929 at Brighton, have Wales drawn with England.
On past results, Wales performed creditably, justifying the Welsh F.A. selection..

 

 


1947/48


Welsh Amateur International
Wales 2 v 7 England
24th January 19480


Wales team:
J. Hassall (Llandudno), G. Gwilym (Ransome & Marles), R. Jones (Caerau Athletic), C Taylor (Cardiff Corinthians), A. Clark (Lovells Athletic) T. R. Woods (Lovell's Athletic), F.J. Donovan (Pembroke Borough), J.D. Jones (Crittalls Athletic), C. Reynolds (Troedyrhiw), E. Ellis (Aberystwyth), C. Hodge (Cardiff Corinthians).



Danny McCarthy

 

Danny McCarthy played for Crittall Athletic (now known as Braintree Town) for three seasons between 1936-37 and 1938-39 before moving to Raleigh (Nottingham). Unfortunately I do not have details of all the matches he played for us during this time.
Danny had previously played for Cardiff
City. He came back to play a further four matches towards the end of the 1948-49 season

Danny McCarthy played for Wales against Scotland, whilst he was at Cardiff, namely on 15th February 1936 and England on the 29th February 1936.
Danny also represented Wales against England on the 28th January,1939.  


Unknown Team.
Danny is standing, far right.

 


Cardiff City F.C.

 

1935/36

Scotland
(Martin)
1v1
Wales
(Mudford)
(at Palmerston Park)
(15th February 1936)

Scotland: TG Smith (Ayr United), W Peattie (St Monance Swifts), W Hamilton (Edinburgh City), WD Buchanan, (Queen's Park) J Garden (London Caledonians), JJ McShane (Edinburgh City), C Brown (RAF), L/Cpl Walker (The Army), R Murray (Stenhousemuir), W Martin, (Queen's Park) G Patterson (Romford)

 

Wales: M Williams (Druids), D Hitchcock (Nunhead), WC Peart (Royal Navy), TS Williams (Aberaman), T Ward (Cardiff City), D McCarthy (Cardiff City), T Jones (Uxbridge Town), RR Mudford (Royal Engineers), HB Mills (Llanidloes), GH Jones (Cardiff City), JG Webb (Liverpool Marine

 Att: 4,500  Referee: M C Hutton (Glasgow)

January 17th 1936
Dear Sir
Amateur International Match
Wales v England at Portmadoc, Jan 25th
Kick off 2.30
pm

You have been chosen to play for Wales in the above Match, and I should feel obliged if you would kindly let me know by return if you are fit and will accept the honour.

You will require to bring with you White Football Knickers, Stockings and Boots - shirt will be provided.

Headquarters, British Holtel, Bangor, Caer. and to which you should travel on Friday, getting there in the evening.
Messers T. Cook & Sons, of 28 High Street, Cardiff will supply the necessary Railway Ticket to you.
Best Wishes,
Yours faithfully
T. Robbins
To: Mr D. McCarthy
Cardiff City A.F.C.

Wales
(G H Jones 2, J Williams)
3v7
England
(at The Traeth, Portmadoc)
(29th February 1936) 

Wales: H Williams (Druids), B Hitchcock (Nunhead), W C Peart (Royal Navy), T  Williams (Aberaman), T Ward (Cardiff C), D McCarthy (Cardiff C), T Jones (Uxbridge T), R Mudford (Royal Engineers), R J Anthony (Treharris), G H Jones (Cardiff C), J Williams (Bangor C)    

Referee A. Morris (Chirk)   Attendance 4000


Crittall Athletic
1936-37 Eastern Counties League Champions
-

Top Row (left to right):
H. Tabor, A. Garlick, I. Williams, D. McCarthy, J. Proudlock, W. Bell,
C. Hymas, E. Coulthard, F.G. Rogers, W. Michael, B. Edwards

Bottom: J. Gilchrist, R. Brittain, S. Rees, P. Andersons, R. Halliday

Back row (L to R)
W. Michael, Danny McCarthy, Ike Williams, Bryn Jones,
Wally Bell, Bob Halliday, Danny Mullane, Billy (Wyn) Jones,
Bobby Brittain, Charlie Jones.
Front Row - Joe Dowsey, Evan Jenkins, Idris Gilchrist, Stan Rees,
Arthur Blackburn, Evan Coulthard, Basil Edwards (trainer).





 

1938/39

England
5v2
Wales
(Francis, M Griffiths)
(at Cheltenham)
(28th January 1939) 

Wales: J K Hassall (Manchester Utd), T Piper (Tredomen), Tommy Forse (Cardiff C), D Gear (Cardiff C), D McCarthy (Crittall Ath), N Evans (Northfleet), P Lewis (Shrewsbury T), S Lewis (RAF), Mervyn Griffiths (Ilford), E Francis (Hounslow), George Edwards (Swansea T)

Referee E. J. Lowe (Gloucester) 

Programme Notes;

THE CHELTENHAM TOWN
A.F.C. Limited
cordially welcome the Members of the F.A., and Visting Players and trust the game may be worthy of the best traditions of Football

 

SUPPORTERS' NOTES
We members of the Supporters' Association extend a heary welcome today to both the English and Welsh XI's, they both cannot win but one does say, may the best side do so. Naturally we who are English hope we may do this, but those of us who have followed soccer for long know what surprises have been sprung by Wales at any rate in the Professional XIs, largely due to the untiring enthusiasm of the Secretary of the Welsj F.A.. The Amateurs have not been so lucky in the past, their time is to come.
My remarks a few weeks ago in this Programme reached an old friend of mine and the late Austin Sellick, in Canada, and brought a long interesting letter home to-day. When I mention that he has not been home for 3 years you can tell how pleased I was to receive his communication. He congratulated the boys on their fight with Cardiff City. Truly our Chronicle and Graphic has a wide circulation.
W.J.L.   

 


PEN PICTURES OF WALES' AMATEUR PLAYERS

J. K HASSALL (Manchester United): Goal. Making his appearance in the Pricipality's goal, this youngster is still at School. Big things are expected of him, and he assists Manchester United Reserves. Ht 6ft 2ins. Age 19. Born Rhyl. 
The following extract taken from a provincial newspaper is well worth repeating here;
"When I called at Colwyn Bay Secondary School to see him yesterday (writes a News Chronicle reporter) he unwound his 6ft 2.5 inches - 12st 6lb of bone and sinew - from the comparatively diminutive desk."
"I just wanted so much to play for Wales that I really came to expect it," he said.
"Nervous? I had that knocked out of me. I have had nine matches with the Manchester United Reserves as goalkeeper, and six with the "A" team."
"His sportsmater believes he is the first schoolboy to receive full amateur international status."

F. PIPER (Tredomen): R. Back. A surprise selection. Earned his place in side by the way he played in final trial at Pontypool. Not very big, but plenty of pluck.

T. R. FORSE (Cardiff City): L. Back. One of the Three Old Caps in the side. Assists City in the Southern League. A robust defender who kicks well. Capped against England and Scotland, 1937. Born Cardiff. Ht. 5ft 8ins. Wt. 12st.

DE. GEAR (Cardiff City): R. H. Back. Also assists City Reserves. Made his place in the team secure by his strong tackling, and positional play. Born Barry Island. Ht. 5ft 7.5ins

D. McCARTHY (Crittalls Athletic) C. Half. A centre half who can attack as well as defend. Feeds his forwards well. Capped against England and Scotland 1936. Ht. 5ft 9.5ins. Born Llanbradach.

N. EVANS (Northfleet): L. H. Back. This player with the 'Spurs Nursery Team was also a surprise selection, but his display in the final trial warranted his inclusion. Fine hard-working player.

P. LEWIS (Shrewsbury): Outside Right. Assists Shrewsbury in the Midland League, of which they were champions last season. Schoolmaster by profession. Ht. 5ft 9.5ins. Born Queensferry, N. Wales.

S. LEWIS (R.A.F.): Inside Right. Schemes well and shows good sense of football craft, although not too strongly built compared with the burly English Amateurs. Born Caerau. Age 21. Ht. 5ft 7ins.

MERVYN GRIFFITHS (Ilford): Centre. No stranger to International Honours. He leads his forwards well, and can finish with a strong shot. Born at Llandudno, he is one of the thre N. Walians in the side. Ht. 5ft. 10ins. Capped against Scotland 1935; v Sctoland 1937; v England 1938.

E. FRANCIS (Hounslow): Inside Left. A clever player with a good shot, he is always up with his forwards. Is on the books of Crystal Palace. Born Cefn-Coed, Merthyr. Ht. 5ft 8ins. 

G. EDWARDS (Swansea): Outside Left. Fast and can also finish with a strong shot. Has played well in South Wales football.



 



 



CLUB NOTES

To-day we meet our old friends Woolwich Polytechnic for the first time this seaon and, as always, warmly welcome them to Cressing Road.
Last season they visited us twice, in the League Cup 2nd Round we beat them 6-2, but when visiting us the second time they sprang a surprise upon us by winning 2-0, at a time when we still had a good chance of lifting the League Championship.

Little will be at stake now beyond the two points, but we look forwrd to the usual good and entertaining game when our teams meet.
Last Saturday's games were played in the coldest weather we have experienced this winter. At Edmonton we had an enjoyable match, and our hosts considered themselves fortunate in snatching a point in the closing minutes. The final score was 2-2.
At home here the game did not reach the great heights, but two more points were gained at the expense of Ford Sports, to keep us well in the running for League honours. We are without a London League (Division II) engagement today.
Last week Mr Gough had to report to hospital for observation, but we are now glad to record that reassuring news has been received, and his trouble is not so serious as anticipated. "Mac" hopes to be with us again in a few days.

In our own side to-day we welcome back Danny McCarthy who gave a sound display at Edmonton, where he came in for Arthur Blackburn at the last moment.
We take this opportunity of correcting an error that crept into our programme a few weeks back. Danny McCarthy has played for Raleigh (Nottingham) the whole of the time since leaving Braintree just before the war and not Bourneville as stated.
Next week the London League (Premier Division) XI visit Dartford, while here we have what should prove to be the match of the season, when Vickers visit us in Division II, kick-off 3.30. We are level on points with them, but they have the advantage of three games in hand.

Danny worked at Raleigh for quite a time prior to his retirement. He seems to have played for a number of local Nottingham teams including Boots which has its HQ in Nottingham


Raleigh F.C.
Back row, Danny is seventh from the right

Boots F.C.
Back row, Danny is fifth from the right


Danny far left with a squad of players.
Possibly on international duty.

Danny, right, with friend B. Jackpool in Cardiff

 

The Herald and Post
Thursday, December 6th, 1990

Local Hero!


Danny with one of his
Welsh Amateur International caps

Mrs Pearl McCarthy of Llanbradach has written to the Herald and Post to tell readers about her brother-in-law Danny McCarthy.

"This is the very interesting story of my brother-in-law who lived for many years in Llanbradach.

"He was once called the Hero of the Brad and he certainly deserved that title.

"Only the old peple will remember with pride and have followed Danny's career.

"From 1926 and for four seasons, he played for the Brad - his team mates were Billy O'Shea, Cliff Lewis, J. Summers, J. Evans, G. Walker, Eric Williams, B. Smith, Bob Davies, K. Silk, Melvin Mills, H. Williams, C. Evans.

"Danny then played for Cardiff, 1934 to 1936, during the time with the city, he was on the ground staff, later he got his two caps against England and Scotland. He was asked to sign pro but he told his trainer he wanted to stay amateur - the trainer's name was George Latham, a senior trainer.

"However after two seasons he asked his trainer who got in touch with C. Jones, ex international and was in charge of the sports section for Crttall from Braintree, Essex.


"He was with them until 1938 - and while with them he was picked for Wales again. That got him his third cap and he was made captain of Wales.


"From there, he went to Raleigh's, Nottingham, where he played for Nottingham Football League.
He stayed amateur because he played for the love of the game.

"When seeing him a few months ago, he told me the proudest day of his life was when he was picked to be captain of Wales.


"He now lives in Nottingham, is married with three married children and three grand children. He is 79 but very active with so many memories and of course his favourite topic is football!" 

In the souvenir programme for the amateur international England v Wales, on January 28, 1939, Mr McCarthy is described as a "centre half who can attack as well as defend. Feeds his forwards well. Capped against England and Scotland 1936. Ht 5ft 9 and a half inches. Born Llanbradach.


George Latham, of Newtown, Powys,
the trainer who asked Danny to sign for Cardiff City on professional terms, is seen here, top left, with Cardiff City's 1927 F.A. Cup Winning team.


The C Jones it mentions in the article was Charlie Jones
who was manager of Crittall Athletic between 1935 and 1939-40,
he was previously manager of Notts County between 1934 and 1935
and prior to that as a player he started out at Cardiff City,
Stockport County, Oldham Athletic, Nottm Forest and lastly,
most famously for Arsenal, he was also capped for Wales.

Danny with the great Tommy Lawton

Danny McCarthy
International teams,
press articles and photos
 kindly supplied by David Dennis.
and additional information
 kindly supplied by Trevor BealCrittall Athletic Programme

Stuart Jenkins


Goalkeeper Stuart Jenkins possibly played for Wales.
He was with Crittal Athletic  from 1937-38 to 1953-54


CLUB NOTES

To-day we meet our old friends Woolwich Polytechnic for the first time this seaon and, as always, warmly welcome them to Cressing Road.
Last season they visited us twice, in the League Cup 2nd Round we beat them 6-2, but when visiting us the second time they sprang a surprise upon us by winning 2-0, at a time when we still had a good chance of lifting the League Championship.

Little will be at stake now beyond the two points, but we look forwrd to the usual good and entertaining game when our teams meet.
Last Saturday's games were played in the coldest weather we have experienced this winter. At Edmonton we had an enjoyable match, and our hosts considered themselves fortunate in snatching a point in the closing minutes. The final score was 2-2.
At home here the game did not reach the great heights, but two more points were gained at the expense of Ford Sports, to keep us well in the running for League honours. We are without a London League (Division II) engagement today.
Last week Mr Gough had to report to hospital for observation, but we are now glad to record that reassuring news has been received, and his trouble is not so serious as anticipated. "Mac" hopes to be with us again in a few days.

In our own side to-day we welcome back Danny McCarthy who gave a sound display at Edmonton, where he came in for Arthur Blackburn at the last moment.
We take this opportunity of correcting an error that crept into our programme a few weeks back. Danny McCarthy has played for Raleigh (Nottingham) the whole of the time since leaving Braintree just before the war.and not Bourneville as stated.
Next week the London League (Premier Division) XI visit Dartford, while here we have what should prove to be the match of the season, when Vickers visit us in Division II, kick-off 3.30. We are level on points with them, but they have the advantage of three games in hand.

Crittal Athletic Programme kindly
supplied by Trevor Beal

Bryn Jones

Bryn Jones possibly played for Wales 1935-36 to 1939-40, when with Crittal Athletic 

Arthur Blackburn

Arthur Blackburn, 1935-36 to 1950-51 played for Wales Schoolboys, he was previously at Aberdare, Aberaman and Newport County.


Aberdare Athletic F.C.


Newport County F.C.


Crittall Athletic
1936-37 Eastern Counties League Champions

Back row (L to R)
W. Michael, Danny McCarthy, Ike Williams, Bryn Jones,
Wally Bell, Bob Halliday, Danny Mullane, Billy (Wyn) Jones,
Bobby Brittain, Charlie Jones.
Front Row - Joe Dowsey, Evan Jenkins, Idris Gilchrist, Stan Rees,
Arthur Blackburn, Evan Coulthard, Basil Edwards (trainer).



CLUB NOTES

To-day we meet our old friends Woolwich Polytechnic for the first time this seaon and, as always, warmly welcome them to Cressing Road.
Last season they visited us twice, in the League Cup 2nd Round we beat them 6-2, but when visiting us the second time they sprang a surprise upon us by winning 2-0, at a time when we still had a good chance of lifting the League Championship.

Little will be at stake now beyond the two points, but we look forward to the usual good and entertaining game when our teams meet.
Last Saturday's games were played in the coldest weather we have experienced this winter. At Edmonton we had an enjoyable match, and our hosts considered themselves fortunate in snatching a point in the closing minutes. The final score was 2-2.
At home here the game did not reach the great heights, but two more points were gained at the expense of Ford Sports, to keep us well in the running for League honours. We are without a London League (Division II) engagement today.
Last week Mr Gough had to report to hospital for observation, but we are now glad to record that reassuring news has been received, and his trouble is not so serious as anticipated. "Mac" hopes to be with us again in a few days.

In our own side to-day we welcome back Danny McCarthy who gave a sound display at Edmonton, where he came in for Arthur Blackburn at the last moment.
We take this opportunity of correcting an error that crept into our programme a few weeks back. Danny McCarthy has played for Raleigh (Nottingham) the whole of the time since leaving Braintree just before the war.and not Bourneville as stated.
Next week the London League (Premier Division) XI visit Dartford, while here we have what should prove to be the match of the season, when Vickers visit us in Division II, kick-off 3.30. We are level on points with them, but they have the advantage of three games in hand.

Crittal Athletic Programme kindly
supplied by Trevor Beal

 


Dulwich Hamlet A.F.C.

Dulwich Hamlet have had quite a number of Welsh players.
The following have secured Welsh Amateur International Caps.
note: current information up to 1947 only
.

A.H. Hamer
5 caps

1931/32

Scotland
(Cumming)
1v5
Wales
(Davies-Owen, Williams 2, G. Davies, Evans )
(at Tynecastle)
(2nd April 1932)

Scotland: R Wann (Edinburgh City), TK Campbell, (Queen's Park) J Christie,(Queen's Park) J Gardiner,(Queen's Park) A McCartney, (Queen's Park) RS Munro (Murrayfield Amateurs), J Crawford, (Queen's Park) Lt. CA Harvie (The Army), JM Cumming (Edinburgh City), A Anderson (Murrayfield Amateurs), J Arnott (Weir's XI)

 

Wales: Len Evans (Cardiff City), DG Gilbert (Tyroedyrhiw), FT Dewey (Cardiff Corinthians), DB Evans (Wimbledon), AH Hamer (Dulwich Hamlet), PG Miller (Trent College), F Williams (Shrewsbury Town), J Davies (Ebbw Vale), WJ Evans (Tyroedyrhiw), R Davies-Owen (Liverpool University), G Davies (Swansea Town)

Att: 6,000  Referee: E. Carnwell (Lichfield)

1932/33

Wales
0v0
Scotland
(at Bangor)
(8th April 1933)

Wales: F Jones (Llanidloes), FT Dewey (Cardiff Corinthians), FC Williams (Lovell's Athletic), H Friend (Cardiff Corinthians), AH Hamer (Dulwich Hamlet), D Hitchcock (Nunhead), M Arnold (Swansea Town), C Lewis (Tranmere Rovers), M Williams (Jurgen's), R Davies-Owen (Aberystwyth), Mervyn Jones (Rhyl)

 

Scotland: PE Gardiner (Edinburgh City), TK Campbell, (Queen's Park) W Hamilton (Edinburgh City), J Gardiner, (Queen's Park) R Gillespie, (Queen's Park) J Parlane (Raith Rovers), J Crawford, (Queen's Park) Lt. CA Harvie (The Army), JM Cumming (Edinburgh City), A Anderson, GD McKenzie (Queen's Park)

Gate Receipts £305   Referee: MR Williams (Bangor)

 

C.V. George
2 caps

 

H. E. Etheridge
1 cap

When Bert Etheridge joined Dulwich Hamlet from Cardiff Corinthians, he brought along another player from the same club.
At that time, Dulwich had a player called "Taffy" Lloyd and when introduced to the newcomers, it was learned that he was the only one of the three who could speak Welsh, although he was born in London and the other two in Wales!


S. Lewis
1 cap


Dulwich Hamlet A.F.C.
English Amateur Internationals
who have played against Wales

E. I. L. Keil
7 caps v Wales

1921/22

Wales
0v7
England
(at Swansea)
(1922) 

Wales (selected): G. Mitchell (Pembroke Dock), F. Blew (Wrexham), S.H. Davies (Queens Park), H.P. Evans (Cardiff City), E. Jenkins (Cardiff Corinthians), J.R.B Mousdale (Emmanuel College Cambridge), H. Ellis (Holywell), Cecil Edwards (Holywell), Idwal Davies (Southport) F. Thomas (Cardiff Corithians) T. Wolfe (Swansea)     

 

England (selected): H.F. Bell (Corpus Christie,Cambridge), B.H. Gates (London Caledonians), A.E. Knight (Portsmouth), C.T. Ashton (Cambridge), M. Woosnam, Captain,  (Manchester City), F. W. Spiller (Oxford City), R.J. Thorne-Thorne (Cambridge University), E. Kail (Dulwich Hamlet), F.N.S. Creak (Cambridge University), R. Boreham (Wycombe) Lt. K.E. Hegan (Army)  

 

County Times,
28th January 1922

The English Amateur XI avenged their defeat by Wales last season at Swansea, by 7v0. Only four that Welsh team played, Mitchell,  E. Jenkins, Cecil Edwards and Idwal Davies.
Wales put in a plucky fight in the first half and the score at the interval stood 1v0 against them.
There was a dramatic change in the second half, with England vastly superior. Max Woosnam was dominant in the XI in the opening half, when the Welshmen were holding their own, had a great deal to do with the resulting victory.

1923/24
Welsh Amateur International

WALES
1 v 2
ENGLAND
at Llandudno
22nd March 1924

England

1 J.F. Mitchell(Manchester City)
2 Sergeant Twine (Army)
3 A.G. Bower (Corinthians)
4 C.T. Ashton (C) (Corinthians)
5 G.H. Armitage (Wimbledon)
6 F.H. Ewer (Casuals)
7 R. Goldie
(Northampton Nomads)10 H.E. Miller (At Albans)
11 K.E. Hegan (Army)
8 E. Kail (Dulwich Hamlet)
9 F.N.S. Creek (Corinthians)

Wales

22 J.H. Jones (Holyhead)
21 Frank Blew (Wrexham)
20 J. Lloyd (Llanidloes)
19 JRB Mousedale
(Corinthians)
18 E. Jenkins (C)(Cardiff City)
17 E Thomas(Cardiff Cameroons)
16 W
Grace(Wycombe Wand'rs)
15 J. Nicholls(Newport County)
14 I. Davies(Liverpool Marine)
13 D. Hulse (Chirk)
12 S. Hill(Blackwells, Plymouth)


R. S. Anderson
2 caps v Wales


W. R. Bellamy
2 caps v Wales


L. B. Morrish
2 caps v Wales


H. S. Robbins
2 caps v Wales


G. K. Whitehead
1 cap v Wales
(when with Fury Amateurs)




Tooting and Mitcham F.C.

We are looking for any information on Welsh Amateur Internationals capped while playing for Tooting & Mitcham United F.C.
What we are looking for is what games were they capped for Wales in and especially what games when they were Tooting & Mitcham players.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
David Owen-White
Tooting and Mitcham F.C. Trust
.

I am very grateful to David for supplying the photographs and information which appear here. My grateful thanks also to Ian Garland for his assistance with background information. KD

County Times
21st December 1957

FA of Wales XI 2v2 Welsh Universities

Of the forwards, only Dave Roberts of Leytonstone is retained.
He did not however play in the game.
R. Lovegrove (Gwynfi Welfare)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Woods (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans Capt. (Bangor)
D. Parry (Bala Town)
Glyn Owen (Bangor)
J. Richards (Portmadoc)
J. Reybould (Cardiff Corinthians)
David Powell (Newtown)
Gordon Stephens, (Caersws Amateurs)
B. Jones (Llay Welfare)

County Times
21st December 1957
FA of Wales XI 4v1 Welsh Universities

In this Welsh FA attack, it was a case of too many cooks spoil the broth for the wing halves overdid their forward service, to the extent that both Gordon Stephens and Dave Roberts each good when given the opportunity, were almost unnecessary.


Amateur International Trial Match
North Wales v South Wales
Llandrindod Wells, 27th September 1958

Amateur Representative Match
THE F.A. OF WALES XI
V
WELSH UNIVERSITIES
Barmouth, 13th December 1958


County Times
3rd January 1959
FA of Wales XI V University Athletic Union
M. Crook (Milford United)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Woods (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans Capt. (Bangor)
H. Hughes (Pwllheli)
Glyn Owen (Newtown)
K. Jones (Ton Pentre)
Dave Roberts (Leytonstone)
L. O. Davies (Holywell)
G. Reynolds (Lovells Athletic)
T. Grace (Lovells Athletic)

Glyn Owen, Newtown, Welsh Amateur International wing half, had another magnificent game for the FA Wales XI aon Saturday against the Universities Athletic Union.


Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts was first capped as a Welsh Amateur International on the 8th November 1958, when he was with Leytonstone. Later team sheets had him as David E Roberts. There's no clue on the team sheets where he came from.

He had represented The F.A. of Wales XI, prior to this period.

Dave Roberts signed for Tooting and Mitcham in 1959-1960 and played for about three seasons.

He was in the Olympic trials for Rome 1960 but was not selected for the squad

County Times
3rd January 1959

FA of Wales XI V University Athletic Union

M. Crook (Milford United)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Woods (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans Capt. (Bangor)
H. Hughes (Pwllheli)
Glyn Owen (Newtown)
K. Jones (Ton Pentre)
Dave Roberts (Leytonstone)
L. O. Davies (Holywell)
G. Reynolds (Lovells Athletic)
T. Grace (Lovells Athletic)

Wales
3v4
Ireland
(at Llandudno)


County Times
24th January 1959

Poor Welsh Forward Display

The Irish team were smarter all round.
Arthur Evans gave away an  early penalty.
Newtown's Glyn Owen was up to his usual international form and started Wales on its 3 goals in four minutes spell, with an excellently placed free kick.
Minutes later the Red Dragons netted again and two minutes from time, full back ap Iorwerth took a first time belt at a loose ball from 30 yards out for it to flash into the net like a space atom from Harwell.
Ireland had 80% of the game.
With the possible exception of Dave Roberts of Leytonstone, the Welsh attack was more ragged than Cinderella's skirt and changes must be made.
It seems that the members of the committee has a monopoly in north and south Wales as regards to International selection. It's about time the Mid Wales and Wrexha, area were represented in an F.A. attack. 


Wales
1 v 3

Scotland
(at Aberystwyth)

 

County Times
14th February 1959

Stand tickets for the Wales v Scotland match are 7/3 centre through at 7/6 each.
Whatever the shortcomings the Welsh side may have, spectators can be assured - barring injuries - of seeing two of the finest wing halves in Wales in Glyn Owen of Newtown and Arthur Evans, the Machynlleth native, now plying the Cheshire League with Bangor City.  

 

Wales;
R. Lovegrove (Gwynfi Welfare)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Wood (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans (Bangor)
H. Hughes (Pwllheli)
Glyn Owen (Newtown)
K. Jones (Ton Pentre)
Dave Roberts (Leytonstone)
Pat Riley (Chirk AAA)
W.G. Davies (Caerau Athletic)
T. Grace (Lovells Athletic)
 


County Times
14th March 1959

The Welsh forwards gave their usual insipid display against Scotland.
Not even the new cetntre forward, Pat Riley could help much though he gave the pass that netted Wales's only score. However, he got little support.
It seems high time that the Welsh FA scrapped the lot of the old guard in the front line and had a much closer look at the Mid Wales and Wrexham District Leagues.
Season after season selections are made from the extremes of north and south of the Principality - chiefly the same players who fail to rise to the occasion time and again.
The Welsh team is fast becoming famed for defence - and only for defence.




Emyr ap Iorwerth

Emyr Ab Iorwerth was a well-known Bangor City full back.


County Times
21st December 1957

FA of Wales XI 2v2 Welsh Universities

R. Lovegrove (Gwynfi Welfare)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Woods (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans Capt. (Bangor)
D. Parry (Bala Town)
Glyn Owen (Bangor)
J. Richards (Portmadoc)
J. Reybould (Cardiff Corinthians)
David Powell (Newtown)
Gordon Stephens, (Caersws Amateurs)
B. Jones (Llay Welfare)

 
Arsenal 1957


County Times
3rd January 1959

FA of Wales XI V University Athletic Union

M. Crook (Milford United)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Woods (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans Capt. (Bangor)
H. Hughes (Pwllheli)
Glyn Owen (Newtown)
K. Jones (Ton Pentre)
Dave Roberts (Leytonstone)
L. O. Davies (Holywell)
G. Reynolds (Lovells Athletic)
T. Grace (Lovells Athletic)

Wales
3v4
Ireland
(at Llandudno)


County Times
24th January 1959

Poor Welsh Forward Display

The Irish team were smarter all round.
Arthur Evans gave away an  early penalty.
Newtown's Glyn Owen was up to his usual international form and started Wales on its 3 goals in four minutes spell, with an excellently placed free kick.
Minutes later the Red Dragons netted again and two minutes from time, full back ap Iorwerth took a first time belt at a loose ball from 30 yards out for it to flash into the net like a space atom from Harwell.
Ireland had 80% of the game.
With the possible exception of Dave Roberts of Leytonstone. the Welsh attack was more ragged than Cinderella's skirt and changes must be made.
It seems that the members of the committee has a monopoly in north and south Wales as regards to International selection. It's about time the Mid Wales and Wrexham, area were represented in an F.A. attack. 


Wales
1 v 3

Scotland
(at Aberystwyth)

 

County Times
14th February 1959

Stand tickets for the Wales v Scotland match are 7/3 centre through at 7/6 each.
Whatever the shortcomings the Welsh side may have, spectators can be assured - barring injuries - of seeing two of the finest wing halves in Wales in Glyn Owen of Newtown and Arthur Evans, the Machynlleth native, now plying the Cheshire League with Bangor City.  

 

Wales;
R. Lovegrove (Gwynfi Welfare)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Wood (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans (Bangor)
H. Hughes (Pwllheli)
Glyn Owen (Newtown)
K. Jones (Ton Pentre)
Dave Roberts (Leytonstone)
Pat Riley (Chirk AAA)
W.G. Davies (Caerau Athletic)
T. Grace (Lovells Athletic)

County Times
14th March 1959

The Welsh forwards gave their usual insipid display against Scotland.
Not even the new cetntre forward, Pat Riley could help much though he gave the pass that netted Wales's only score. However, he got little support.
It seems high time that the Welsh FA scrapped the lot of the old guard in the front line and had a much closer look at the Mid Wales and Wrexham District Leagues.
Season after season selections are made from the extremes of north and south of the Principality - chiefly the same players who fail to rise to the occasion time and again.
The Welsh team is fast becoming famed for defence - and only for defence.



Wales
v
England
(at ? )

County Times
29th October1960

To Play England

Although seven mid-Wales players took part in the final trial at Abergavenny, it results in only footballer Brinley Powell of Knighton is selected to play England on November the 5th.


Wales;
T.E. Roberts (Liverpool University)
E. ap Iorwerth (Tooting and Mitcham)
B. Powell (Knighton)
A. J. Jarvis (Grove Park, Wrexham)
B.R. James(London University)
Glyn Owen (Portmadoc)
A. McKintosh (Llandudno)
W. G. Davies (Tooting and Mitcham)
K. Fitzgerald (Lovells Athletic)
O. M Edwards (Rhos)
D.G. Pierce (Portmadoc)
Reserve; R.G. Taylor (Ton Pentre)



W. G. Davies


Wales
1 v 3

Scotland
(at Aberystwyth)

 

County Times
14th February 1959

Stand tickets for the Wales v Scotland match are 7/3 centre through at 7/6 each.
Whatever the shortcomings the Welsh side may have, spectators can be assured - barring injuries - of seeing two of the finest wing halves in Wales in Glyn Owen of Newtown and Arthur Evans, the Machynlleth native, now plying the Cheshire League with Bangor City.  

 

Wales;
R. Lovegrove (Gwynfi Welfare)
E. ap Iorwerth (Arsenal)
H. Wood (Ton Pentre)
A. Evans (Bangor)
H. Hughes (Pwllheli)
Glyn Owen (Newtown)
K. Jones (Ton Pentre)
Dave Roberts (Leytonstone)
Pat Riley (Chirk AAA)
W.G. Davies (Caerau Athletic)
T. Grace (Lovells Athletic)
 


County Times
14th March 1959

The Welsh forwards gave their usual insipid display against Scotland.
Not even the new cetntre forward, Pat Riley could help much though he gave the pass that netted Wales's only score. However, he got little support.
It seems high time that the Welsh FA scrapped the lot of the old guard in the front line and had a much closer look at the Mid Wales and Wrexham District Leagues.
Season after season selections are made from the extremes of north and south of the Principality - chiefly the same players who fail to rise to the occasion time and again.
The Welsh team is fast becoming famed for defence - and only for defence.



Wales
v
England
(at ? )

County Times
29th October1960

To Play England

Although seven mid-Wales players took part in the final trial at Abergavenny, it results in only footballer Brinley Powell of Knighton is selected to play England on November the 5th.


Wales;
T.E. Roberts (Liverpool University)
E. ap Iorwerth (Tooting and Mitcham)
B. Powell (Knighton)
A. J. Jarvis (Grove Park, Wrexham)
B.R. James(London University)
Glyn Owen (Portmadoc)
A. McKintosh (Llandudno)
W. G. Davies (Tooting and Mitcham)
K. Fitzgerald (Lovells Athletic)
O. M Edwards (Rhos)
D.G. Pierce (Portmadoc)
Reserve; R.G. Taylor (Ton Pentre)