1922–23 British Home Championship

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The 1922–23 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1922–23 season. It was won by the strongest of the Home Nations during the decade, Scotland who almost whitewashed the other three nations but ultimately were held to a 2–2 draw by England in the final, deciding match.

England and Scotland dominated the tournament, both winning their opening two matches. England began six months earlier than their opponents, defeating Ireland at home in October 1923. Scotland matched this result in their opening game in March 1924 and continued with a second victory over Wales, against whom England only managed a draw in Cardiff; in the final matches, Scotland drew with England, doing just enough to take the trophy by a single point. Ireland, playing for pride comprehensively beat Wales in the last match of the competition to come third.

Table[edit]

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

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results[edit]

England  2 – 0  Ireland
Harry Chambers 2  

Ireland  0 – 1  Scotland
  Goal 70' Andrew Wilson
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Arthur Ward (England)


Scotland  2 – 0  Wales
Andrew Wilson Goal 6'55'  
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Isaac Baker (England)

Scotland  2 – 2  England
Andy Cunningham Goal 28'
Andrew Wilson Goal 55'
Goal 31' Bob Kelly
Goal 42' Vic Watson
Attendance: 71,000
Referee: Arthur Ward (England)

References[edit]

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