Friday, January 20, 2017

The British Home Championship-Part Seven (1978)


The 1978 British Home Championship

The 1978 edition of the British Home Championship took place shortly before the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
From the Home Nations, only Scotland had qualified for the big event.
That year’s edition not only served as preparation for the Scots, it was also their send off in front of home crowd before departing.
They played all their three matches at home at Hampden Park to mark the occasion.
There were security concerns for matches at Belfast; therefore Northern Ireland played all its matches away.
The Tournament kicked off on May 13th with Scotland hosting Northern Ireland at home and Wales hosting England.
Nottingham Forest forward John Robertson made his debut for Scotland.
Northern Ireland were hampered by the absence of the Arsenal trio of goalkeeper Pat Jennings and defenders Pat Rice and Sammy Nelson.
They nevertheless did well against the favored Scots and were able to contain Joe Jordan. Scotland struggled against a surprising good Irish side that had its fair of chances.
Martin O'Neill gave the Irish the lead in the 26th minute. The Scots were able to equalize ten minutes later through Derek Johnstone and the score remained unchanged (1-1).
On the same day, Wales took on England at Cardiff on a poor and bumpy dusty field and in windy conditions.
Mick Mills captained England for the first time in Emlyn Hughes’ absence.

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(Team captains, May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

For the Welsh, Gareth Davies and Philip Dwyer were earning their second caps.
England took an early lead in the 8th minute. Mills released Trevor Brooking on the right side. He crossed to the other side for Peter Barnes on the left side. Barnes crossed into the box for Bob Latchford to head home. It was his first ever goal for England.


Photo From : World Soccer , February 1979
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)


Photo From : World Soccer, July 1978
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

Photo From: England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

In the 16th minute, England’s Trevor Cherry broke his collarbone after a fall on such a hard pitch. Tony Currie replaced him and this forced a tactical reorganization for England.
Ray Wilkins was switched to right back and Mick Mills to left back.
In the 32nd minute (still in the first half), England were forced to make their second substitution. Latchford, the goalscorer, pulled a muscle and had to be replaced with Paul Mariner.


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  Wales v England, 1980
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  Wales v England, 1980
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

In the second half, Wales pulled level through Philip Dwyer. Dwyer had scored on his International debut vs. Iran just a month before.
In the 63rd minute, Mahoney in the center found Harris. Harris went to the right side and crossed for Dwyer to head home.
However, in the closing stages England pulled clear to win the match.
In the 82nd minute, the substitute Currie scored from a long-range shot.
With a minute to go, Currie passed to Steve Coppell on left side. He crossed for Peter Barnes who shot England’s Third.


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(England squad, May 13, 1978, Home Championship, Wales 1-England 3)


On May 16th, England hosted Northern Ireland at Wembley. England made changes from its previous match. Peter Shilton, Trevor Francis, Trevor Brooking and Peter Barnes were out of the lineup. In their places came, Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Emlyn Hughes, Stuart Pearson and the debutant Tony Woodcock.
Tony Currie was given a start and Emlyn Hughes reclaimed the captaincy.
Northern Ireland were still missing their Arsenal trio and were not expected to win.
England (playing in a 4-3-3 formation) were in general always in command though the Irish fought hard.


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(May 16, Home Championship, England 1-Northern Ireland 0)

Photo From: England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
(May 16, Home Championship, England 1-Northern Ireland 0)

It was in general a poor match decided on the stroke of halftime by Phil Neal’s first ever goal for England.
Wilkins' corner from the right side was headed down by Dave Watson for Neal to shoot England ahead.
England improved in the second half but could not score more.



Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(May 16, Home Championship, England 1-Northern Ireland 0)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
(May 16, Home Championship, England 1-Northern Ireland 0)

On the following day (May 17th), Scotland hosted Wales at Hampden Park.
Scotland also made some changes from its first match. Starting goalkeeper Alan Rough was given a rest.
Substitute goalkeeper James Anton Blyth was tested and started in his second cap.
Similarly, Sandy Jardine, Martin Buchan, Bruce Rioch, Joe Jordan, John Robertson and Donald Masson were out of the lineup to give a run-in for others.
These included Stuart Kennedy (his second cap), Willie Donachie, Graeme Souness, Willie Johnston and Asa Hartford.

Photo From: World Soccer, July 1978
(May 17, Home Championship, Scotland 1-Wales 1)

Kenny Dalglish and Kenny Burns were also given starts (the pair had come on as substitutes in the previous match).
Scotland took the lead in the 10th minute. Kenny Dalglish passed to Gemmill who crossed for Derek Johnstone to head in the opener.
Wales could have tied up the match through a penalty kick, but Flynn (who made a long run-up to take his attempt) struck the post.
The unconvincing Scots seemed headed for a win when in the final minute disaster struck. They had been clearly time wasting in the last few minutes of the match to secure the score.
However, a seemingly harmless backpass from Donachie to Blyth, caught the goalkeeper out of position and earned the Welsh a tie.

Photo from: Scotland, the complete international  Football Record, Author Richard Keir
(May 17, Home Championship, Scotland 1-Wales 1)


On May 19th, Wales took on Northern Ireland at Wrexham. The conditions on he pitch were just as bad as the match at Cardiff vs. England.
For the Welsh, Byron Stevenson earned his first cap. The Irish still had Jennings and Rice unavailable, though Sammy Nelson did mane an appearance as a substitute.
The match was decided on a penalty kick awarded after Northern Ireland’s Jimmy Nicholl had fouled Nick Deacy in the box. Deacy himself took the game winning spot kick for the Welsh.

On the next day (May 20th), the Scotland-England match-up took place at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.
The occasion was the Scottish crowd’s last chance to see their representatives before the World Cup.
Initially France’s Robert Wurtz was set to referee this match, however, due to illness he had to opt out. His compatriot Georges Konrath took his place.


Photo From: England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
(May 20, Home Championship, Scotland 0-England 1)

Photo From: Scotland, the complete international  Football Record, Author Richard Keir
(May 20, Home Championship, Scotland 0-England 1)

The Scottish were missing the injure pair of Gordon McQueen and Martin Buchan.
They were nevertheless more in control in the early going, though Joe Jordan was once again ineffective.
Dave Watson had a very good game in the English defense and kept the Scottish at bay.
The Scottish were stronger in midfield with Rioch, Masson and Hartford dictating the play.


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1979
(May 20, Home Championship, Scotland 0-England 1)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1979
(May 20, Home Championship, Scotland 0-England 1)

Despite having more of the possession, Scotland could not find a breakthrough.
Scotland did have a penalty kick claim when Emlyn Hughes appeared to handle a Dalglish header, but the referee refused the appeals.
England gradually improved in the second half, when Steve Coppell was pushed in the midfield.

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1979
(May 20, Home Championship, Scotland 0-England 1)

In the 82nd minute, the English took the lead and won the match through Coppell’s first goal for England.
Trevor Brooking found Peter Barnes who crossed in the box. Trevor Francis and Alan Rough both jumped for it.  Rough was unable to hold onto the ball and Coppell struck the loose ball into the empty net.
England held on to the win and won the 1978 Home Championship with three wins in three. Scotland finished third behind Wales.


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1979
(May 20, Home Championship, Scotland 0-England 1)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1979
(England squad, May 20, Home Championship, Scotland 0-England 1)

During the match, he Scottish fans had taunted the English crowd, reminding them that they were going to Argentina.  In the end they may have regretted their actions given their performances in the Championship as well as the World Cup.
After the match, the Scottish players returned to the pitch to get a farewell from crowd of cheers.
Despite the warm send-off, the Home Championship was a foreshadowing of Scotland’s problems that lay on the horizon and exposed in Argentina.
They were in general poor and disorganized and had been mistakenly overconfident.
The farcical own goal by Donachie in the Wales match was just the most glaring example.
Their Argentina adventure would be blighted by the heavy loss vs. Peru (1-3), the disappointing tie vs. Iran (1-1) that had been seen as a formality and all capped off by the valiant and ultimately irrelevant win vs. Holland (3-2).






Home Championship Squads


England:
Players who took part in the matches:
Goalkeepers:
1-Peter Leslie Shilton (Nottingham Forest Football Club) 
12-Raymond Neal Clemence (Liverpool Football Club)

Defenders/Midfielders /Forwards:
2-Michael Denis ‘Mick’ Mills  (Ipswich Town Football Club)
3-Trevor John Cherry (Leeds United Association Football Club)  
4-Brian Greenhoff (Manchester United Football Club)
5-David Vernon Watson
(Manchester City Football Club)  
6-Anthony Williams Currie (Leeds United Association Football Club)
7-Stephen James Coppell (Manchester United
Football Club)
8-Trevor John Francis (Birmingham City Football Club)
9-Robert Dennis Latchford (Everton
Football Club-Liverpool)
10-Trevor David Brooking
(West Ham United Football Club-London)
11-Peter Simon Barnes (Manchester City
Football Club) 
14-Emlyn Walter Hughes (captain) (Liverpool Football Club)
15-Philip George Neal (Liverpool Football Club)
16-Raymond Colin Wilkins (Chelsea Football Club-London)
18-Anthony Stewart Woodcock (Nottingham Forest Football Club)
19-James ‘Stuart’ Pearson (Manchester United Football Club)
20-Paul Mariner (Ipswich Town Football Club)

Coach: Ronald Greenwood
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral


Scotland:
Players who took part in the matches:
Goalkeepers:
Alan Roderick Rough (Partick Thistle Football Club -Glasgow)
James Anton Blyth (Coventry City Football Club / England)

Defenders:
William Pullar ‘Sandy’ Jardine (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
Martin McLean Buchan (Manchester United Football Club / England)
Kenneth Burns (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
Thomas Forsyth (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
Gordon McQueen (Manchester United Football Club / England)
Stuart Robert Kennedy (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
William Donachie (Manchester City Football Club / England)

Midfielders / Forwards:
Bruce David Rioch (captain) (Derby County Football Club / England)
Donald Sandison Masson (Derby County Football Club / England)
Archibald Gemmill  (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
Joseph Jordan (Manchester United Football Club / England)
Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish (Liverpool Football Club / England)
Derek Johnstone (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
John Neilson Robertson (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
Graeme James Souness (Liverpool Football Club / England)
Richard ‘Asa’ Hartford (Manchester City Football Club / England)
William Johnston (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)
Joseph Jordan (Manchester United Football Club / England)

Coach: Alistair MacLeod
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro


Northern Ireland:
Players who took part in the matches:
Goalkeepers:
14-James Archibald Platt (Middlesborough Football Club / England) 

Defenders/ Midfielders / Forwards:
4-Christopher John Nicholl (Southampton Football Club / England) 
6-James Michael Nicholl (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
7-Martin Hugh Michael O'Neill (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England) 
8-David McCreery (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
9-Gerald Joseph Armstrong (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club –London / England)
10-Samuel Baxter McIlroy (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
11-Trevor Anderson (Petersborough Football Club / England) 
12-Bryan Hamilton (Captain) (Milwall Football Club –London / England)
15-Roland Christopher McGrath (Manchester United Football Club / England)
20-Peter William Scott (York City Football Club / England) 
William Robert Hamilton (Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club –London / England)
George Terence Cochrane (Burnley Football Club / England)  
Samuel Nelson (Arsenal Football Club –London / England)

Coach: Robert Dennis ‘Danny’ Blanchflower
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas



Wales:
Players who took part in the matches:
Goalkeepers:
William David Davies (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 

Defenders / Midfielders / Forwards:
Malcolm Edward Page (Birmingham City Football Club / England)
Joseph Patrick Jones (Liverpool
Football Club / England)
Leighton Phillips
(Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
David Edward Jones (Norwich City
Football Club / England)
Gareth Davis (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League)   Terence Charles Yorath (captain) (Coventry City Football Club / England)
John Francis Mahoney (Middlesbrough Football Club / England)
Carl Stephen Harris (Leeds United
Association Football Club / England)     
Brian Flynn (Leeds United
Association Football Club / England) 
Alan Thomas Curtis (Swansea City Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
Philip John Dwyer (Cardiff City Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
Michael Reginald Thomas (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
Simon Deacy (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven / Holland) )
David Frazer Roberts (Hull City Football Club / England)
William Byron Stevenson (Leeds United Association Football Club / England) 

Coach: Michael Smith
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral



1978 Home Championship Matches:


Date: May 13, 1978
Competition: Home Championship
Result: Scotland 1-Northern Ireland 1
Venue: Glasgow -Hampden Park
Attendance: 64,433
Referee:  William John Gow (Wales)
Goalscorers:
(Scotland): Derek Johnstone 36
(Northern Ireland): Martin O'Neill 26
Lineups:
Scotland:
Alan Roderick Rough (Partick Thistle Football Club -Glasgow)
William Pullar ‘Sandy’ Jardine (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
Martin McLean Buchan (Manchester United Football Club / England) (Kenneth Burns (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England) 37th)
Thomas Forsyth (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
Gordon McQueen (Manchester United Football Club / England)
Bruce David Rioch  (Derby County Football Club / England)
Donald Sandison Masson (Derby County Football Club / England)
Archibald Gemmill (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
Joseph Jordan (Manchester United Football Club / England) (Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish (Liverpool Football Club / England) 46th)
Derek Johnstone (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
John Neilson Robertson (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)

Coach: Alistair MacLeod
Booked: Gordon McQueen

Team Captain: Bruce David Rioch
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors:

Northern Ireland:  
James Archibald Platt (Middlesborough Football Club / England) 
Bryan Hamilton (Milwall Football Club –London / England)
Peter William Scott (York City Football Club / England) 
Christopher John Nicholl (Southampton Football Club / England) 
James Michael Nicholl (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
Samuel Baxter McIlroy (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
David McCreery (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
Martin Hugh Michael O'Neill (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England) 
Trevor Anderson (Petersborough Football Club / England)  (William Robert Hamilton (Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club –London / England) 77th)
Gerald Joseph Armstrong (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club –London / England)
Roland Christopher McGrath (Manchester United Football Club / England)  (George Terence Cochrane (Burnley Football Club / England)  63rd)

Coach: Robert Dennis ‘Danny’ Blanchflower

Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors:



Date: May 13, 1978
Competition: Home Championship
Result: Wales 1-England 3
Venue: Cardiff-Ninian Park
Attendance: 17,698
Referee: Malcolm Moffat (Northern Ireland)
Goalscorers:
(Wales): Philip John Dwyer 63
(England): Bob Latchford 8, Tony Currie 82, Peter Barnes 89
Lineups:
Wales: 
1-William David Davies (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
2-Malcolm Edward Page (Birmingham City
Football Club / England)
3-Joseph Patrick Jones (Liverpool
Football Club / England)
4-Leighton Phillips
(Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
5-David Edward Jones (Norwich City
Football Club / England) (15-Gareth Davis (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League)   )
6-Terence Charles Yorath (Coventry City
Football Club / England) (14-John Francis Mahoney (Middlesbrough Football Club / England) )
7-Carl Stephen Harris (Leeds United
Association Football Club / England)     
8-Brian Flynn (Leeds United
Association Football Club / England) 
9-Alan Thomas Curtis (Swansea City Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
10-Philip John Dwyer (Cardiff City Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
11-Michael Reginald Thomas (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 

Coach: Michael Smith

Team Captain: Terence Charles Yorath
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

England:  
1-Peter Leslie Shilton (Nottingham Forest Football Club) 
2-Michael Denis ‘Mick’ Mills  (Ipswich Town Football Club)
3-Trevor John Cherry (Leeds United Association Football Club)   (6-Anthony Williams Currie (Leeds United Association Football Club) 16th)
4-Brian Greenhoff (Manchester United Football Club)
5-David Vernon Watson
(Manchester City Football Club)
16-Raymond Colin Wilkins (Chelsea Football Club-London)
7-Stephen James Coppell (Manchester United
Football Club)
8-Trevor John Francis (Birmingham City Football Club)
9-Robert Dennis Latchford (Everton
Football Club-Liverpool)  (20-Paul Mariner (Ipswich Town Football Club) 32nd)
10-Trevor David Brooking
(West Ham United Football Club-London)
11-Peter Simon Barnes (Manchester City
Football Club) 

Coach: Ronald Greenwood

Team Captain: Michael Denis ‘Mick’ Mills
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks



Date: May 16, 1978
Competition: Home Championship
Result: England 1-Northern Ireland 0
Venue: London - Wembley
Attendance: 55,000
Referee:  John Robertson Gordon (Scotland)
Goalscorers:
(England): Phil Neal 45
(Northern Ireland): None
Lineups:
England:  
12-Raymond Neal Clemence (Liverpool Football Club)
15-Philip George Neal (Liverpool Football Club)
2-Michael Denis ‘Mick’ Mills 
(Ipswich Town Football Club)
4-Brian Greenhoff (Manchester United Football Club)
5-David Vernon Watson
(Manchester City Football Club)
14-Emlyn Walter Hughes (Liverpool Football Club)
7-Stephen James Coppell (Manchester United
Football Club)
16-Raymond Colin Wilkins (Chelsea Football Club-London)
19-James ‘Stuart’ Pearson
(Manchester United Football Club)
6-Anthony Williams Currie (Leeds United Association Football Club)
18-Anthony Stewart Woodcock (Nottingham Forest Football Club)

Coach: Ron Greenwood

Team Captain: Emlyn Walter Hughes
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

Northern Ireland:  
14-James Archibald Platt (Middlesborough Football Club / England) 
6-James Michael Nicholl (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
4-Christopher John Nicholl (Southampton Football Club / England) 
20-Peter William Scott (York City Football Club / England) 
7-Martin Hugh Michael O'Neill (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England) 
12-Bryan Hamilton  (Milwall
Football Club –London / England)
15-Roland Christopher McGrath (Manchester United Football Club / England)   (George Terence Cochrane (Burnley Football Club / England)   )
10-Samuel Baxter McIlroy (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
9-Gerald Joseph Armstrong (Tottenham Hotspur
Football Club –London / England)
8-David McCreery (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
11-Trevor Anderson (Petersborough Football Club / England) 

Coach: Robert Dennis ‘Danny’ Blanchflower

Team Captain: Bryan Hamilton
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks


Date: May 17, 1978
Competition: Home Championship
Result: Scotland 1-Wales 1 
Venue: Glasgow -Hampden Park
Attendance: 70,241
Referee:  Malcolm Wright (Northern Ireland)
Goalscorers:
(Scotland): Derek Johnstone 10
(Wales): William Donachie  (own goal) 90
Lineups:
Scotland:  
James Anton Blyth (Coventry City Football Club / England)
Stuart Robert Kennedy (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
William Donachie (Manchester City Football Club / England)
Kenneth Burns (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
Gordon McQueen (Manchester United Football Club / England) (Thomas Forsyth (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow) 28th)
Archibald Gemmill  (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
Graeme James Souness (Liverpool Football Club / England)
Richard ‘Asa’ Hartford (Manchester City Football Club / England)
Derek Johnstone (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish (Liverpool Football Club / England)
William Johnston (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England) (John Neilson Robertson (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England) 86th)

Coach: Alistair MacLeod

Team Captain: Archibald Gemmill
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks


Wales:
William David Davies (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
Malcolm Edward Page (Birmingham City Football Club / England) (Nicholas Simon Deacy (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven / Holland) )
Joseph Patrick Jones (Liverpool Football Club / England)
David Frazer Roberts (Hull City Football Club / England)
Leighton Phillips (Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham / England)
Terence Charles Yorath (Coventry City Football Club / England)  
John Francis Mahoney (Middlesbrough Football Club / England)
Brian Flynn (Leeds United Association Football Club / England)   
Carl Stephen Harris (Leeds United Association Football Club / England)    
Philip John Dwyer (Cardiff City Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
Alan Thomas Curtis (Swansea City Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 

Coach: Michael Smith

Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, White Socks







Date: May 19, 1978
Competition: Home Championship
Result: Wales 1-Northern Ireland 0
Venue: Wrexham-Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 9,077
Referee: 
Goalscorers:
(Wales): Nicholas Simon Deacy  pen
(Northern Ireland): None
Lineups:
Wales:  
William David Davies (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
Joseph Patrick Jones (Liverpool Football Club / England)
William Byron Stevenson (Leeds United Association Football Club / England) 
David Frazer Roberts (Hull City Football Club / England)
Gareth Davis (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
John Francis Mahoney (Middlesbrough Football Club / England)
Terence Charles Yorath (Coventry City Football Club / England) (Michael Reginald Thomas (Wrexham Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League)   )
Brian Flynn (Leeds United Association Football Club / England) 
Carl Stephen Harris (Leeds United Association Football Club / England)     
Philip John Dwyer (Cardiff City Football Club / Wales, registered in  English League) 
Nicholas Simon Deacy (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven / Holland)

Coach: Michael Smith

Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, White Socks


Northern Ireland :
James Archibald Platt (Middlesborough Football Club / England) 
Bryan Hamilton (Milwall Football Club –London / England)
Peter William Scott (York City Football Club / England)  (Samuel Nelson (Arsenal Football Club –London / England) )
James Michael Nicholl (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
Christopher John Nicholl (Southampton Football Club / England) 
David McCreery (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
Roland Christopher McGrath (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
Martin Hugh Michael O'Neill (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England) 
Gerald Joseph Armstrong (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club –London / England)
Samuel Baxter McIlroy (Manchester United Football Club / England) 
Trevor Anderson (Petersborough Football Club / England)  (George Terence Cochrane (Burnley Football Club / England)   )

Coach: Robert Dennis ‘Danny’ Blanchflower

Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks



Date: May 20, 1978
Competition: Home Championship
Result: Scotland 0-England 1
Venue: Glasgow -Hampden Park
Attendance: 88,319
Referee: Georges Konrath (France)
Goalscorers:
(Scotland): None
(England): Steve Coppell 82
Lineups:
Scotland:   
Alan Roderick Rough (Partick Thistle Football Club -Glasgow)
Stuart Robert Kennedy (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
Kenneth Burns (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)
Thomas Forsyth (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow)
William Donachie (Manchester City Football Club / England)
Bruce David Rioch (Derby County Football Club / England) (Grame James Souness (Liverpool Football Club / England) 74th)  
Donald Sandison Masson (Derby County Football Club / England) (Archibald Gemmill (Nottingham Forest Football Club / England)  74th)
Richard ‘Asa’ Hartford (Manchester City Football Club / England)
Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish (Liverpool Football Club / England)
Joseph Jordan (Manchester United Football Club / England)
William Johnston (West Bromwich Albion Football Club / England)

Coach: Alistair MacLeod
Booked: Joe Jordan

Team Captain: Bruce David Rioch
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks
         
England:
12-Raymond Neal Clemence (Liverpool Football Club)
15-Philip George Neal (Liverpool Football Club)
2-Michael Denis ‘Mick’ Mills  (Ipswich Town Football Club)
6-Anthony Williams Currie (Leeds United Association Football Club)
5-David Vernon Watson (Manchester City Football Club)  
14-Emlyn Walter Hughes (Liverpool Football Club) (4-Brian Greenhoff (Manchester United Football Club) 73rd)
16-Raymond Colin Wilkins (Chelsea Football Club-London)
7-Stephen James Coppell (Manchester United Football Club)
20-Paul Mariner (Ipswich Town Football Club) (10-Trevor David Brooking (West Ham United Football Club-London) 76th)
8-Trevor John Francis (Birmingham City Football Club)
11-Peter Simon Barnes (Manchester City Football Club) 

Coach: Ronald Greenwood

Team Captain: Emlyn Walter Hughes
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Admiral
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks


Final table               P     W   D   L  GF  GA  GD     Pts
1- England              3     3    0        0    5     1    +4       6
2- Wales                       3     1    1     1    3     4    -1       3
3- Scotland             3     0    2     1    2     3    -1       2
4- Northern Ireland  3     0    1     2    1     3    –2       1

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points


References:
World Soccer, July 1978
England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
Scotland, The Team, Author: Andrew Ward
Wizards and Bravehearts, A History of the Scottish National Side, Author: David Potter, 2004
Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1979
Scotland, the complete international  Football Record, Author Richard Keir
‘The Auld Enemy-England v Scotland: The Comprehensive History of More than a Century of Soccer Rivalry’, Author: Dean Hayes, Published in 1996
Official Match Programme,  England v Hungary, 1978
Official Match Programme,  Wales v England, 1980



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