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64 vs. Scotland
65
66 vs. Wales

Saturday, 18 February 1899
Home International Championship 1898-99 (16th) Match

England 13 Ireland 2 [5-0]
 

Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland, county Durham
Attendance:
13,000; Kick-off tbc

England - Frank Forman ('Forman sent in a shot, rebounding off Milne's foot' 15), Fred Forman ('long high kick in off the upright' 20, 'put the ball thro' after Lewis had already cleared one shot' 52), Charlie Athersmith ('kicked' 25), Gilbert Smith ('out of the scrimmage' 32, 59, 60, 63), Steve Bloomer ('kicked' 40, 89), Jimmy Settle ('splendid shot' 53, 55, 80)
England - Jimmy Crabtree (missed penalty 46)
Ireland - Joe McAllen (penalty 65), James Campbell ('with only Hillman before, had no difficulty in scoring' 88)
Match Summary
England Squad
Ireland Squad
Team Records
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Allen Hamilton
Scotland

Linesmen - not known

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1898 International Football Association Board meeting: Domicile: no action required
Descriptive title added to laws
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Gilbert Smith, seventh, eighth or ninth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Saturday, 28 January 1899.
34th match, W 27 - D 4 - L 3 - F 145 - A 31.
England Lineup
  Hillman, W. John 27/28 early 1871 G Burnley FC 1 2 GA
  Bach, Philip 26 summer 1872 RB Sunderland AFC 1 0
  Williams, William 23 20 January 1876 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 5 0
Forman, Frank 23 23 May 1875 RH Nottingham Forest FC 3 1
Crabtree, James W. 27 23 December 1871 LH Aston Villa FC 7 0
  Needham, Ernest 26 21 January 1873 LH Sheffield United FC 8 1
Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 26 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 8 3
Bloomer, Stephen 25 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 9 17

Smith, Gilbert O. 26 25 November 1872 CF Oxford University AFC, Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC 14 10
Settle, James 23 summer 1875 IL Bury FC 1 3
Forman, Frederick R. 25 8 November 1873 OL Nottingham Forest FC 1 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

On 9 February, it was announced that Charlie Athersmith would take the place of Oxford University AFC's Gilbert Vassall. The Corinthian was needed to take the field as Captain in Oxford's varsity match against Cambridge University AFC.
Fred and Frank Forman were brothers.
   
2-3-5 Hillman -
Bach, Williams -

Fk. Forman, Crabtree, Needham -
Athersmith, Bloomer, Smith, Settle,
Fd. Forman

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 5.3 2.2

 

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Probably blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Joe McAllen Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Lewis, James 24 4 September 1874 G Glentoran FC 1 13 GA
  Pyper, John S. 21 9 January 1878 RB Cliftonville FAC 4 1
  Torrans, Samuel 29 27 October 1869 LB Linfield FAC 23 0
  Ponsonby, John 22 May 1876
born in Dumbarton, Scotland
RH Distillery FC 9 0
  Milne, Robert G. 28 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 14 1
  Cochrane, Michael 24/25 circa 1874/75 LH Distillery FC 4 0
Campbell, James 23 5 September 1875 OR Cliftonville FAC 7 1
  Mercer, John Thompson 21 27 March 1877 IR Distillery FC 4 0
  Waring, R. John nk not known CF Distillery FC 1 0
  Wattie, John nk not known IL Distillery FC 1 0
McAllen, Joseph C. 23 11 March 1874 OL Linfield FAC 2 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Jack Waring, Mick Cochrane and Jack Waring replaced Cliftonville's Jim Pyper, Jack's brother, Glentoran's George McMaster and Distillery FC's John Peden in the side.
   
2-3-5 Lewis -
Pyper, Torrans -
Ponsonby, Milne, Cochrane -
Campbell, Mercer, Waring, Wattie, McAllen.

Averages:

Age 23.8 Appearances/Goals 6.4 0.3

 

    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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