1932–33 British Home Championship

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The 1932–33 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1932–33 season. It was won by the strong Welsh side which claimed several tournaments during the 1930s, the last undisputed victories Wales would achieve.

The tournament began with victories by both Scotland and England over Ireland, who endured a miserable competition, losing all their games and conceding nine goals. Scotland in particular began well with a 4–0 victory in Belfast. Scotland were however in for a shock in their second game in Edinburgh as they were demolished by a commanding Welsh display, losing 5–2. England by contrast managed to hold the Welsh to a scoreless draw in Wrexham and England and Wales emerged as favourites going into the final matches. Wales maintained their strong run of form, by crushing Ireland 4–1 in their final game, requiring England to beat Scotland in Glasgow to draw for the trophy. This effort proved too much for England, who went down 2–1 to the Scots, who took second place.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Wales 5 3 2 1 0 9 3 +6
 Scotland 4 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2
 England 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Ireland 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results[edit]

Ireland  0 – 4  Scotland
  Goal 3' James King
Goal 27'68' Bob McPhail
Goal 76' Jimmy McGrory
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: William Percy Harper (England)

England  1 – 0  Ireland
Bobby Barclay  

Scotland  2 – 5  Wales
Neil Dewar Goal 63'
Dally Duncan Goal 66'
Goal 10' (o.g.) John Thomson
Goal 20' Tommy Griffiths
Goal 25'46' Eugene O'Callaghan
Goal 43' Dai Astley
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: William Percy Harper (England)

Wales  0 – 0  England
   


Scotland  2 – 1  England
Jimmy McGrory Goal 5'80' Goal 30' George Hunt
Attendance: 136,259
Referee: Samuel Thompson (Ireland)

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