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55 vs. Scotland

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57 vs. Wales

Saturday, 7 March 1896
Home International Championship 1895-96 (13th) Match

Ireland 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Cliftonville Ground, Solitude, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance: 12,000; Kick-off tbc GMT

England - Gilbert Smith ('put the ball into the Irish net...following a breakaway by the visitors' 40), Steve Bloomer ('scored a fine goal from a swift low shot out of a scrimmage' 75)
Results 1891-1900

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - James H. Robertson
Dundee,
Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - not known

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
The 1895 IFAB Proposals:
The 1895 International Football Association Board Meeting:
goal nets to be used, and eligibility
The 1895 International Football Association Board Joint Circular:
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Probably blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: James Fitzpatrick, aged 20 years 79 days Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, Thomas M. 22 9 August 1873 G Cliftonville FAC 6 17 GA
  Ponsonby, John 19 May 1876
born in Dumbarton, Scotland
RB Distillery FC 4 0
  Torrans, Samuel 26 27 October 1869 LB Linfield FAC 16 0
  Fitzpatrick, C. James 20 19 December 1875 RH Bohemians FC 1 0
  Milne, Robert G. 25 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 7 0
  Gordon, Hugh 22 17 May 1873 LH Linfield FAC 2 0
  Baird, Gideon 18 1 June 1877 OR Distillery FC 2 0
  Turner, Edward nk not known IR Cliftonville FAC 1 0
  Stanfield, Olphert M. 27 26 February 1869 CF Distillery FC 26 10
  Peden, John 32 12 July 1863 IL Distillery FC 16 5
  Miskelly, James 25 1 December 1870 OL Glentoran FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Scott -
Ponsoby, Torrans -
Fitzpatrick, Milne, Gordon -
Baird, Turner, Stanfield, Peden, Kelly.

Averages:

Age 23.6 Appearances/Goals 7.5 1.4

 

England Team

 
Rank: No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Not known with any certainty. Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on an unknown date.
25th match, W 20 - D 4 - L 1 - F 101 - A 21.
  The captaincy was probably given to George Raikes, at least according to Irish Saturday Night and The Irish Times. The London Times gives a first captaincy to Gilbert Smith, yet, Vaughan Lodge is also a possibility. Most sources do not specify any captain.
England Lineup
  Raikes, George B. 22 14 March 1873 G Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 2 1 GA
  Lodge, L. Vaughan 23 21 December 1872 RB Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC 4 0
  Oakley, William J. 22 27 April 1873 LB Oxford University AFC & Corinthians FC 2 0
  Crabtree, James W. 24 23 December 1871 RH Aston Villa FC 4 0
  Crawshaw, Thomas H. 23 27 December 1872 CH Wednesday FC 2 0
  Kinsey, George 29 20 June 1866 LH Derby County FC 3 0
  Bassett, William I. 27 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 14 5
Bloomer, Stephen 22 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 3 4
Smith, Gilbert O. 23 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 5 2
  Chadwick, Edgar W. 26 14 June 1869 IL Everton FC 6 3
  Spikesley, Frederick 26 25 January 1870 OL Wednesday FC 5 6

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Raikes -
Lodge, Oakley -
Crabtree, Crawshaw, Kinsey -
Bassett, Bloomer, Smith, Chadwick, Spikesley.

Averages:

Age 24.3 Appearances/Goals 4.6 1.6

 

    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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