1911–12 British Home Championship

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The 1911–12 British Home Championship was a football competition played between the British Home Nations during the second half of the 1911–12 season. England and Scotland shared the trophy after both beat Wales and Ireland and then drew the deciding match at Hampden Park. Ireland took third place after beating Wales in an exciting 3–2 win away in Cardiff. Wales, who came last with zero points, lost all three matches and conceded six goals.

England began the competition with a 6–1 thrashing of Ireland in Dublin, giving them the immediate advantage and making them favourites for the title, having won four of the previous five tournaments. Scotland too began with a win, a more subdued 1–0 victory over the Welsh. Scotland followed this with a 4–1 win in Belfast, briefly taking the top of the table before England joined them by beating Wales 2–0 in Wrexham. In the deciding game in Glasgow, Scotland and England played out a tough 1–1 draw. As neither side had broken the deadlock, both shared the tournament. In the final match, Wales and Ireland played a gripping game for third place, the Irish taking it by a single goal.


Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 5 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7
 Scotland 5 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
 Ireland 2 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7
 Wales 0 3 0 0 3 2 6 −4

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw


Ireland  1 – 6  England
Mickey Hamill Goal 35' Goal 12'40'64' Harold Fleming
Goal 17' George Holley
Goal 50' Bert Freeman
Goal 85' Jock Simpson
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alexander A. Jackson (Scotland)

Scotland  1 – 0  Wales
Jimmy Quinn Goal 87'  
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: James Mason (England)

Ireland  1 – 4  Scotland
James McKnight Goal 42' (Pen.) Goal 8'23' Walter Aitkenhead
Goal 60' William Reid
Goal 70' Bobby Walker
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Herbert S. Bamlett (England)

Scotland  1 – 1  England
Andrew Wilson Goal 7' Goal 13' George Holley
Attendance: 127,307
Referee: James Mason (England)


  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.