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33 vs. Scotland
34
35 vs. Wales

Saturday, 7 April 1888
postponed from 15 February
Home International Championship 1887-88 (5th) Match

Ireland 1 England 5 [1-3]
 


Match Summary

Ireland Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast
Attendance: 7,000;
Kick-off 'play began at' 4.00pm DMT

England - Fred Dewhurst (10), Albert Allen (14, 39, 60 hat-trick), Tinsley Lindley (?).
Ireland - Billy Crone (32)
Results 1872-90

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Ireland

Type

England

Umpires -
John Sinclair
31/32 (1856), Belfast, Ireland
(Irish FA) &
Richard Philip Gregson
35 (early 1853), England (Lancashire FA secretary).

Referee -
James E. McKillop

Scotland (Scotland FA)
(replacement for SFA's Mr McDonald)

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Royal blue and white halved shirts, white shorts.
Capt: Ollie Stanfield, aged 19 years, 41 days Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Tuesday, 27 March 1888;
Ireland Lineup
  Lawther, Ralph 22 10 August 1865 G

Distillery FC & Glentoran FC

2 15 GA
  Browne, Frederick W.J. nk not known RB

Cliftonville FAC

5 2
  Silo, Modesto 23/24 1864 LB

Belfast YMCA

1 0
  Forsyth, James 23 20 November 1864 RH

Belfast YMCA

2 0
  Rosbotham, Alexander 22 27 September 1865 CH

Cliftonville FAC

6 0
Crone, William 23/24 1864 LH

Distillery FC

10 1
  Gaussen, Arthur D.A. 25 1863 OR

Magharafelt FC

4 0
  Stanfield, Olphert M. 19 26 February 1869 IR

Distillery FC

6 1
  McVicker, John 19 29 April 1868 CF

Linfield FAC

1 0
  Wilton, James M. 19 21 November 1868 IL

St. Columb's Court FC

2 0
  Peden, John 24 12 July 1863 OL

Linfield FAC

4 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Barclay (Ulster FC) was the original named goalkeeper, Lawther taking his place, and Jimmy Watson (Ulster FC) was the original left-back, replaced by Silo.
 
2-3-5 Lawther -
Browne, Silo -
Forsyth, Rosbotham, Crone -
Gaussen, Stanfield, McVicker, Wilton, Peden

Averages:

Age 21.9/22.1 Appearances/Goals 3.9 0.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Tinsley Lindley, third captaincy. Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 26 March 1888, following trial games.
3rd match, W 3 - D 0 - L 0 - F 15 - A 2.
England Lineup
  Roberts, Robert J. 24 early 1864 G

West Bromwich Albion FC

2 4 GA
  Aldridge, Albert J. 24 summer 1863 RB

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 0
  Walters, Percy M. 24 30 September 1863 LB Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 9 0
  Holmes, Robert 20 23 June 1867 RH

Preston North End FC

1 0
  Allen, Harry 22 19 January 1866 CH

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

3 0
  Shelton, Charles 24 22 January 1864 LH

Notts Rangers FC

1 0
  Bassett, William I. 19
70 days
27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
Dewhurst, Frederick 24 16 December 1863 IR

Preston North End FC & Corinthians FC

8 11
Lindley, Tinsley 22 27 October 1865 CF

Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC

9 10
Allen, Albert 21 7 April 1867 IL Aston Villa FC 1 3
  Hodgetts, H. Dennis 24 28 November 1863 OL

Aston Villa FC

3 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

In the original line-up, goalkeeper Billy Moon (Old Westminsters FC) was replaced by Roberts. Right-back Bob Howarth (Preston North End FC) was replaced by Aldridge taking his place. Bob Holmes took the place of right-half George Haworth (Accrington FC), and Albert Allen, who took the place of inside-left Nevill Cobbold (Old Carthusians FC).
 
2-3-5 Roberts -
Aldridge, Walters -
Holmes,
H.Allen, Shelton -
Bassett, Dewhurst, Lindley,
A.Allen, Hodgetts

Averages:

Age 22.5 Appearances/Goals 3.5 1.8

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

 

Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats (link, left)
Original Newspaper Reports
TheFA.com
Rothman's Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Rootschat
Ancestry.com
 

 

 



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