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52 vs. Scotland

53
54 vs. Wales

Saturday, 9 March 1895
Home International Championship 1894-95 (12th) Match

England 9 Ireland 0 [5-0]

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad
Team Records

Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, Derbyshire
Attendance: 10,000; Receipts: £295; Kick-off after 3.30pm GMT

England - Sam Torrans (own goal from a corner 3), Steve Bloomer (4, 58), Frank Becton (15, 'Bloomer sent in a shot, striking the crossbar and Beckton sent in a beauty from the rebound' 60), Billy Bassett ('grand side shot' (one report states that H.Gordon, in clearing.put the ball through his own goal) 30 [It was Ireland's 200th goal conceded]), Rab Howell ('from a corner kick' 36), Jack Goodall ('sent in a weak shot, which Gordon let through' 65, 'Bassett struck the crossbar, Goodall finishing the goal' 87)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - James H. Robertson
Dundee, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - John James Bentley, 34 (June 1860), Chapeltown, Bolton Wanderers FC & unknown

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1894 International Football Association Board meeting:
Registration issues
Close season rules
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Bob Holmes, third captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Wednesday, 20 February 1895 at 61 Chancery Lane, London.
22nd match, W 18 - D 3 - L 1 - F 95 - A 20.
England Lineup
  Sutcliffe, John William 26 14 April 1868 G Bolton Wanderers FC 2 0 GA
  Crabtree, James W. 23 23 December 1871 RB Burnley FC 2 0
  Holmes, Robert 27 23 June 1867 LB Preston North End FC 7 0
Howell, Raby 27 12 October 1867 RH Sheffield United FC 1 1
  Crawshaw, Thomas H. 22 27 December 1872 CH Wednesday FC 1 0
  Turner, James 28/29 1866 LH Stoke FC 2 0
Bassett, William I. 26 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 12 5
Becton, Francis 21 28 October 1873 IR Preston North End FC 1 2
Bloomer, Stephen 21 20 January 1874 CF Derby County FC 1 2
Goodall, John 31 19 June 1863 IL Derby County FC 10 10
  Schofield, Joseph A. 24 1 January 1871 OL Stoke FC 3 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Both Aston Villa FC's Jack Devey and Jack Reynolds were replaced the day before this match took place, Frank Becton and Rab Howell were their replacements. Jamie Haydock (Blackburn Rovers FC) also withdrew from the original line-up at some point, his place going to Jack Goodall.
Jack Reynolds had already played five times for the Irish team, scoring once (1890-91 (two appearances and one goal against England))
 
2-3-5 Sutcliffe -
Crabtree, Holmes -
Howell, Crawshaw, Turner -
Bassett, Becton, Bloomer, Goodall, Schofield.

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 3.8 1.0

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Probably blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Bob Milne Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Monday, 18 February 1895;
Ireland Lineup
  Gordon, Thomas 27 24 May 1867 G Linfield FAC 2 14 GA
  Gordon, Hugh 21 17 May 1873 RB Linfield FAC 1 0
Torrans, Samuel 25 27 October 1869 LB Linfield FAC 14 0
  McKee, Hiram W.H. 17
174 dys
16 September 1877 RH Cliftonville FAC 1 0
  Milne, Robert G. 24 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 4 0
  Burnett, John 23 18 July 1871 LH Glentoran FC 4 0
  Morrison, Thomas 21 1 February 1874 OR Glentoran FC 1 0
  Gaffikin, George J. 26 17 May 1868 IR Linfield FAC 14 4
  Stanfield, Olphert M. 26 26 February 1869 CF Distillery FC 23 9
  Sherrard, William 22 22 June 1872 IL Cliftonville FAC 1 0
  Jordan, Thomas H. 22 16 November 1872 OL Linfield FAC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Tommy and Hugh Gordon were brothers, as was Willie (1892).
 
2-3-5 T.Gordon -
H.Gordon, Torrans -
McKie, Burnett, Milne -
Morrison, Gaffikin, Stanfield, Sherrard, Jordan

Averages:

Age 23.1 Appearances/Goals 6.0 1.2

 

    Match Report

Ireland's William 'Beg' Sherrard would die on 9 October 1895, he took ill with influenza. He was only 23 years old. He would play in all three of Ireland's games in 1895, scoring their solitary goal in the Scotland defeat.

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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