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40 vs. Scotland
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41 vs. Wales
43 vs. Scotland

Saturday, 7 March 1891
Home International Championship 1890-91 (8th) Match
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One of two games played on the same day.

England 6 Ireland 1 [3-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad
Team Records

Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St.Peter's, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Attendance: 15,231; Kick-off tbc

England - George Cotterill ('from a pass by Brodie' 15), Arthur Henfrey (17), Harry Daft (35 'out of a scrimmage'), Tinsley Lindley (60, 'broke through the back division, and with only the goalkeeper before him scored again' 83), Billy Bassett (63)
Ireland -
Tommy Whiteside (61)
Results 1891-1900

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Richard Thomas Gough
31 (April 1859), Oswestry, Welsh FA

Umpires - not known

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1890 International Football Association Board meeting:
The penalty kick proposed and delayed for a year
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Tinsley Lindley, fourth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following trial games, on Thursday, 26 February 1891.
10th/11th match, W 9 - D 1 - L 1 - F 50 - A 11.
England Lineup
  Rose, William C. 29 1 December 1861 G

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 4 GA
  Marsden, Joseph T. 22 11 October 1868 RB Darwen FC 1 0
  Underwood, Alfred 21 mid-1869 LB Stoke FC 1 0
  Bayliss, A.E. James M. 27 14 August 1863 RH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Perry, Charles 25 January 1866 CH West Bromwich Albion FC 2 0
  Brodie, John B. 28 30 August 1862 LH Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3 1
Bassett, William I. 22 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 6 3
Cotterill, George H. 22 4 April 1868 IR Cambridge University AFC, Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC 1 1
Lindley, Tinsley 25 27 October 1865 CF

Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC

13 13
Henfrey, Arthur G. 23 19 December 1867 IL Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC 1 1
Daft, Harry B. 24 5 April 1866 OL Notts County FC 4 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

James Tattersall (Accrington FC) withdrew from the England line-up, his place going to Brodie.
   
2-3-5 Rose -
Marsden, Underwood -
Bayliss, Perry, Brodie -
Bassett, Cotterill, Lindley, Henfrey, Daft

Averages:

Age 24.4 Appearances/Goals 3.4 1.4

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: possibly Royal blue and white halved shirts, white shorts.
Capt: Alex Crawford Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Clugston, W. John 21 11 August 1869 G Cliftonville FAC 8 48 GA
  Forbes, George 21/22 1869
born in Canada
RB Distillery FC 2 0
  Morrison, Robert 21 30 August 1869
born in Scotland
LB Linfield FAC 2 0
  Crawford, S. Alexander 21/22 1869 RH Distillery FC 4 0
  Reynolds, John 22 21 February 1869 CH Ulster FC
reputedly signed for West Bromwich Albion FC at this match
4 1
  Moore, Richard 24 18 January 1867 LH Linfield FAC 2 0
Whiteside, Thomas 18 26 September 1872 OR Distillery FC 1 1
  Stanfield, Olphert M. 22 26 February 1869 IR

Distillery FC

13 5
  McCabe, William nk not known CF Ulster FC 1 1
  McIlvenny, J. Robert nk not known IL Distillery FC 2 0
  Peden, John 27 12 July 1863 OL

Linfield FAC

9 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Morrison, Whiteside, McCabe and McIlvenny were replacements.
   
2-3-5 Clugston -
Forbes, Morrison -
Crawford, Reynolds, Moore -
Whiteside, Stanfield, McCabe, McIlvenny, Peden.

Averages:

Age tbc Appearances/Goals 4.4 0.9

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Bob Morrison died four months after this match on 12 July 1891, after suffering with pneumonia.

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

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