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46 vs. Scotland
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48 vs. Wales

Saturday, 25 February 1893
Home International Championship 1892-93 (10th) Match

England 6 Ireland 1 [4-1]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad
Team Records

Wellington Road Football Ground, Perry Barr, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Attendance: 10,000;
Kick-off 3.25pm GMT

England - Walter Gilliat ('scored' 8, 'the ball hitting the upright and bounding through' 18, 'from a pass by Topham, and another good opening' 30), Gilbert Smith ('gained another' 43), W.N. Winckworth ('with a long shot' 60), Rupert Sandilands ('coming away, scored another' 75).
Ireland - George Gaffikin ('brilliant shot' 9)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Thomas R. Park
30/31 (1862), Glasgow, Scotland

Linesmen - not known

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1892 International Football Association Board meeting:
Law alterations
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: George Cotterill, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following trial games, on Saturday, 18 February 1893.
16th match, W 14 - D 1 - L 1 - F 66 - A 14.
England Lineup
  Charsley, C. Christopher 28 7 November 1864 G Small Heath FC 1 1 GA
  Harrison, A. Hugh 23 30 November 1869 RB Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Pelly, Frederick R. 23 11 August 1869 LB Old Foresters FC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Smith, Albert 23 23 July 1869 RH Nottingham Forest FC 3 0
Winckworth, Walter Norman 23 9 February 1870 CH Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 2 1
  Cooper, Norman Charles 22 12 July 1870 LH Cambridge University AFC, Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC 1 0
  Topham, Robert 25 3 November 1867 OR Wolverhampton Wanderers FC & Casuals FC 1 0
Smith, Gilbert O. 20 25 November 1872 IR Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 1 1
  Cotterill, George H. 23 4 April 1868 CF Old Brightonians FC & Corinthians FC 3 1
Gilliat, Walter E. 23 22 July 1869 IL Old Carthusians FC 1 3
Sandilands, Rupert R. 24 7 August 1868 OL Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 2 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Gilliat replaced original choice, Cunliffe Gosling (Old Etonians FC)
   
2-3-5 Charsley -
Harrison, Pelly -
Smith, Winckworth, Cooper -
Topham, Smith, Cotterill, Gilliat, Sandilands

Averages:

Age 23.5 Appearances/Goals 1.5 0.2

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Probably dark blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Jimmy Small Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Clugston, W. John 23 11 August 1869 G Cliftonville FAC 12 60 GA
  Gordon, R.W. Willis 21 28 February 1871 RB Linfield FAC 5 0
  Stewart, Robert K. 24 15 August 1868 LB Cliftonville FAC 7 0
  Crawford, S. Alexander 23/24 1869 RH Cliftonville FAC 6 0
  Spencer, Samuel nk not known CH Distillery FC 6 0
  Cunningham, William R. nk not known LH Ulster FC 4 0
  Small, James M. 25 7 July 1867 OR Cliftonville FAC 2 0
Gaffikin, George J. 24 17 May 1868 IR Linfield FAC 7 3
  Stanfield, Olphert M. 23 26 February 1869 CF Distillery FC 18 7
  Torrans, Samuel 23 27 October 1869 IL Linfield FAC 9 0
  Peden, John 29 12 July 1863 OL Linfield FAC 13 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

This is the most expereinced team have faced thus far.
   
2-3-5 Clugston -
Gordon, Stewart -
Crawford, Spencer, Cunningham -
Small, Gaffikin, Stanfield, Torrans, Peden

Averages:

Age 23.9 Appearances/Goals 8.1 1.0

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

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

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