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25 vs. Scotland
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27 vs. Scotland

Saturday, 13 March 1886
Home International Championship 1885-86 (3rd) Match

Ireland 1 England 6 [1-2]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance: 4,500; Kick-off in the afternoon DMT.

Ireland - Jimmy Williams (15-20).
England - Ben Spilsbury ('considerable time elapsed before the equalising goal came from the foot')  (scored four goals - hat-trick), Fred Dewhurst ('a few minutes after, second goal was rather luckily obtained, the ball cannoning in off one of the backs and going through out of the reach of the goalkeeper, shortly after, half-time was called'), Tinsley Lindley
;
goal times mostly unknown.
Results 1872-90

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Ireland

Type

England

Umpires -
Nicholas Lane Jackson
36 (1 November 1849), West Hackney, London (Corinthians FC & FA Hon. Secretary) &
John Sinclair
29/30 (1856), Belfast, Ireland (Irish FA)

Referee -
James E. McKillop
Scotland (SFA vice-President)

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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th

Colours:

St. Patrick blue shirts, white shorts.

Capt:

Jack Hastings

Selectors:

Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Gillespie, R. Shaw 18 23 January 1868 G

Hertford FC

2 11 GA
  Watson, James nk not known B

Ulster FC

4 0
  Devine, A. Oliver nk not known B

Limavady FC

2 0
  Molyneux, Thomas B. 17/18 1868 HB

Cliftonville FAC

9 1
  Crone, William 21/22 1864 CB

Distillery FC

6 0
  Hastings, John 27/28 1858 HB

Ulster FC

6 0
Williams, James R. nk not known OR

Ulster FC

2 1
  McClatchey, John nk not known IR

Distillery FC

2 0
  Johnston, Samuel J. 19 18 September 1866 CF

Distillery FC

4 1
  Condy, John 24/25 1861 IL

Distillery FC

2 0
  Turner, William S. nk not known OL

Cliftonville FAC

1 0

reserves:

reserves unknown
 
2-3-5 Gillespie -
Devines, Watson -
Molyneux, Crone, Hastings -
Williams, McClatchey, Johnston, Condy, Turner

Averages:

Age tbc Appearances/Goals 3.6 0.2

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd

Colours:

White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers

Capt:

Percy Walters, first captaincy.

Selectors:

The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on Monday, 8 March 1886.
England Lineup
  Rose, William C. 24 1 December 1861 G

Preston North End FC

4 3 GA
  Walters, Percy M. 22 30 September 1863 RB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 3 0
  Baugh, Richard 22 14 February 1864 LB

Stafford Road FC

1 0
  Shutt, George 24 late 1861 HB

Stoke FC

1 0
  Squire, Ralph T. 22 10 September 1863 CB

Cambridge University AFC, Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC

1 0
  Dobson, Charles F. 23 9 September 1862 HB Notts County FC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Leighton, John E. 20 26 March 1865 OR

Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC

1 0
Dewhurst, Frederick 22 16 December 1863 IR

Preston North End FC & Corinthians FC

1 1
Lindley, Tinsley 20 27 October 1865 CF

Nottingham Forest FC, Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC

1 1

Spilsbury, Benjamin W. 21 1 August 1864 IL Cambridge University AFC, Derby County FC & Corinthians FC 2 5
  Pike, Thelwell M. 19 17 November 1866 OL Brentwood FC, Cambridge University AFC, Old Malvernians FC & Corinthians FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves unknown

team notes:

Apparently Blackburn Rovers FC and Swifts FC players, including Jimmy Forrest and the Bambridge brothers, were not picked for this match as both teams were appearing in the FA Cup semi-final against each other.
Norman Bailey was also due to captain this match, but had to drop out, his was the only change from the original named team, he was replaced with George Shutt.
 
2-3-5 Rose -
Walters, Baugh -
Shutt, Squire, Dobson -
Leighton, Dewhurst, Lindley, Spilsbury, Pike

Averages:

Age 21.8 Appearances/Goals 1.5 0.1

 

   Match Report

Source Notes

Jonny Dewart at Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats
Original Newspaper Reports
TheFA.com
Rothman's Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60

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