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82 vs. Scotland
83
84 vs. Wales

Saturday, 25 February 1905
Home International Championship 1904-05 (22nd) Match

England 1 Ireland 1 [0-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad
Team Records

Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire
Attendance: 25,500;
Receipts £1070 14s; Kick-off tbc

Ireland - Tim Williamson (From a Kirwan corner, Williamson collected the ball, he stepped over his own goal-line, own goal 48)
England - Steve Bloomer ('a minute later, Bloomer equalised easily' 50)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Thomas Robertson
40 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - F.H. Dennis (North Ormesby, Middlesbrough) and unknown

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1905 International Football Association Board meeting:
Whole of the ball and the corner flag
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Stan Harris, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 13 February 1905.
52nd match, W 37 - D 10 - L 5 - F 183 - A 48.
England Lineup
Williamson, Reginald G. 20 6 June 1884 G Middlesbrough FC 1 1 GA
  Balmer, William A. 29 29 July 1875 RB Everton FC 1 0
  Carr, John T. 26 summer 1878 LB Newcastle United FC 1 0
  Wolstenholme, Samuel 26 16 March 1878 RH Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
  Roberts, Charles 21 6 April 1883 CH Manchester United FC 1 0
  Leake, Alexander 33 11 July 1871 LH Aston Villa FC 3 0
  Bond, Richard 21 14 December 1883 OR Preston North End FC 1 0
Bloomer, Stephen 31 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 19 27
  Woodward, Vivian J. 25 3 June 1879 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 4
  Harris, Stanley S. 23 19 July 1881 IL Old Westminsters FC & Corinthians FC 2 0
  Booth, Frank 22 summer 1882 OL Manchester City FC 1 0

reserves:

Tottenham Hotspur FC's John Brearley and Southampton FC's Edgar Bluff.
   
2-3-5 Williamson -
Balmer, Carr -
Wolstenholme, Roberts, Leake -
Bond, Bloomer, Woodward, Harris, Booth.

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 3.5 2.7

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th
Colours: Probably Royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Jack Kirwan Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Saturday, 4 February 1905;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 22 17 May 1882 G Everton FC, England 7 9 GA
  McCracken, William R. 22 29 January 1883 RB Newcastle United FC, England 8 1
  McCartney, Alexander D. 25 14 November 1879 LB Everton FC, England 5 0
  Darling, John 27 30 October 1877 CH Linfield FAC 11 0
  Connor, James 27 22 September 1877 RH Glentoran FC 3 0
  Nicholl, Henry 28 30 October 1875 LH Belfast Celtic FAC 2 0
  Murphy, J. Cornelius 25/26 1879 IR Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 1 0
  Sheridan, James 22 15 May 1882 IL Stoke FC, England 6 2
  Shanks, Thomas 22 30 March 1882 CF Brentford AFC, England 3 0
  Sloan, Howard A. 22 25 August 1882 IR Bohemians 3 0
  Kirwan, John H. 27 9 February 1878 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 10 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Tottenham Hotspur FC's Charles O'Hagan withdrew from the line-up on the morning of the match. He was replaced by Howard Sloan.
   
2-3-5 Scott -
McCracken, McCartney -
Darling, Connor, Nicholl -
Murphy, Sheridan, Shanks, Sloan, Kirwan

Averages:

Age 24.5-6 Appearances/Goals 5.4 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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