England 4 Wales 3
England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, British Home Championship, March 17, 1913. Although Wales were defeated by neighbours England at Bristol City´s Ashton Gate, Manchester United outside right Billy Meredith enjoyed an excellent game for The Dragons against The Three Lions who eventually managed to win the entertaining encounter by four goals to three.
Walter Davis put Wales into the lead with a left-foot shot that beat Derby County goalkeeper Ernald Scattergood in the 10th minute of the fixture, but goals from Harold Fleming, Eddie Latheron, and Joseph McCall in the 27th, 30th and 35th minute respectively gave the home side a 3-1 advantage at the break. After the restart, Billy Meredith reduced the deficit for the visitors when the thirty-eight-year-old striker hammered the ball into the net seven minutes into the second half, only for Aston Villa marksman Harry Hampton to make it 4-2 to England with a header three minutes later. Liverpool´s Ernest Peake scored a third goal for the Welshmen in the 70th minute, but the hosts kept the visitors at bay for the remainder of the match to secure the win. England Team: Ernald Scattergood, Bob Crompton, Jesse Pennington, Hugh Moffat, Joe McCall, Billy Bradshaw, Charles Wallace, Harold Fleming, Harry Hampton, Eddie Latheron, Joe Hodkinson. Substitutes: None. Wales Team: William Bailiff, Thomas Hewitt, Llewelyn Davies, Edwin Hughes, Ernest Peake, Joe Jones, Billy Meredith, George Wynn, Walter Davis, William Jones, Llewelyn Davies. Substitutes: None.
Billy Meredith Quickfacts
Billy Meredith joined Manchester United from Manchester City at the end of the 1905-06 term and debuted in a 1-0 First Division victory over Aston Villa at Bank Street on New Year´s Day 1907.