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Ibrox Disaster

76 vs. Scotland
77
78 vs. Wales

Saturday, 14 February 1903
originally scheduled for 14 March 1903
Home International Championship 1902-03 (20th) Match

England 4 Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

Molineux Ground, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Attendance: 24,240;
receipts £597 (entrance fee a sixpenny); Kick-off tbc

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad
Team Records

England - Vivian Woodward ('with a neat shot from the left foot after receiving from Lockett' 19, 'scored a second' 52), Jack Sharp ('added a third after Scott had cleared from Woodward' 63), Harry Davis ('scored' 83)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.
Match delayed temporarily after twenty minutes after a dog ran onto the field.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - William Nunnerley
Wales

Linesmen - not known and Joseph McBride, Ireland

The FA changed the date of this match to 14 February at the same FA meeting that decided the England team to meet Scotland on Monday, 24 March 1902.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1902 International Football Association Board meeting:
New pitch with new laws.
Dutch FA request an International Body.
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Howard Spencer, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 26 January 1903.
46th match, W 34 - D 8 - L 4 - F 173 - A 41.
England Lineup
  Baddeley, Thomas 28 2 November 1874 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0 GA
  Spencer, Howard 27 23 August 1875 RB Aston Villa FC 4 0
  Molyneux, George 27 31 July 1875 LB Southampton FC 2 0
  Johnson, W. Harrison 27 4 January 1876 RH Sheffield United FC 4 0
  Holford, Thomas 25 28 January 1878 CH Stoke FC 1 0
  Hadley, Harry 25 26 October 1877 LH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
Davis, Harry 23 November 1879 OR The Wednesday FC 1 1
Sharp, John 25 15 February 1878 IR Everton FC 1 1
Woodward, Vivian J. 23 3 June 1879 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 2
  Settle, James 27 summer 1875 IL Everton FC 6 6
  Lockett, Arthur 25 11 March 1877 OL Stoke FC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Aston Villa FC's Billy Garraty withdrew from the original line-up, his place went to Jack Sharp.
   
2-3-5 Baddeley -
Spencer, Molyneux -
Johnson, Holford, Hadley -
Davis, Sharp, Woodward, Settle, Lockett,

Averages:

Age 25.6 Appearances/Goals 2.1 0.5

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th
Colours: Green jerseys and white shorts
According to the match card
Capt: Archie Goodall Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 20 17 May 1882 G Linfield FAC 1 4 GA
  McCracken, William R. 20 29 January 1883 RB Distillery FC 4 0
  McMillan, T. George nk not known LB Distillery FC 1 0
  Darling, John 25 30 October 1877 RH Linfield FAC 8 0
  Milne, Robert G. 32 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 21 2
  Goodall, Archibald L. 38 19 June 1864 LH Derby County FC, England 7 1
  Campbell, James C. 27 5 September 1875 OR Cliftonville FAC 13 1
  Maxwell, James nk not known IR Linfield FAC 2 0
  Sheridan, James 20 15 May 1882 CF Everton FC, England 1 0
  Sloan, Howard A. 20 25 August 1882 IL Bohemians 1 0
  Kirwan, John H. 25 9 February 1878 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 4 0

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Scott -
McCracken, McMillan -
Darling, Milne, Goodall -
Campbell, Maxwell, Sheridan, Sloan, Kirwan.

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 5.7 0.4

 

    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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