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91 vs. Scotland
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93 vs. Wales

Saturday, 15 February 1908
Home International Championship 1907-08 (25th) Match

Ireland 1 England 3 [1-1]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Team Records

Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance: 22,600 (a record Irish attendance);
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

England - George Hilsdon ('The ball sent in looked to be going over, but dropped under the bar' 7, 'dribbled between the backs and putting the ball into the corner of the net' 83), Vivian Woodward ('a Wall corner followed by a close range shot' 80)
Ireland - Denis Hannon ('a finely directed powerful shot' 13)
Results 1901-14

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
43 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - David McCloskey, J.P. (Belfast Celtic FAC) and John Lewis (Blackburn)

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1907 International Football Association Board meeting:
Offside law modified and no neutral linesmen
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 16th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Billy Scott Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 25 17 May 1882 G Everton FC, England 11 20 GA
  Craig, Alexander B. 21 2 April 1886 RB Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 1 0
  McCartney, Alexander D. 28 14 November 1879 LB Belfast Celtic FAC 10 0
  Harris, Valentine 23 23 June 1884 RH Shelbourne FC 4 0
  Connor, James 30 22 September 1877 CH Belfast Celtic FAC 8 0
  McClure, George 22 26 July 1885 LH Cliftonville AFC 3 0
  Blair, John W. 26 19 November 1881 OR Belfast Celtic FAC 4 0
Hannon, Denis J. 20 31 January 1888 IR Bohemians FC 1 1
  Mercer, Harold V.A. 20 22 April 1887 CF Linfield FAC 1 0
  Burnison, Samuel 17
77 dys
30 November 1890 IL Distillery FC 1 0
  Young, Samuel 25 14 February 1883 OL Linfield FAC 3 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

There were three late changes to the Irish side, Sunderland AFC's English McConnell and Aberdeen FC's Charlie O'Hagan were needed by their respective clubs. However, Newcastle United FC's right-back Bill McCracken was demanding a £10 match fee to represent his country (the same as what the England players were receiving). The IFA refused and McCracken was replaced by Alex McCartney.
McCracken was subsequently banned from playing for Ireland (until 1920), while soon after the IFA passed a motion to cap payments to professionals to £4.
   
2-3-5 Scott -
McCartney, Craig -
Harris, Connor, McClure -
Blair, Hannon, Mercer, Burnison, Young.

Averages:

Age 23.4 Appearances/Goals 4.3 0.0

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Vivian Woodward, first captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: Richard Philip Gregson
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 3 February 1908.
60th match, W 43 - D 11 - L 6 - F 199 - A 53.
England Lineup
  Maskrey, Harry M. 27 8 October 1880 G Derby County FC 1 1 GA
  Crompton, Robert 28 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 15 0
  Pennington, Jesse 24 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 3 0
  Warren, Benjamin 28 7 May 1879 RH Derby County FC 7 0
  Wedlock, William J. 27 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 4 0
  Lintott, Evelyn H. 24 2 November 1883 LH Queen's Park Rangers FC 1 0
  Rutherford, John 23 12 October 1884 OR Newcastle United FC 5 0
Woodward, Vivian J. 28 3 June 1879 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 7
Hilsdon, George 22 10 August 1885 CF Chelsea FC 2 2
  Windridge, James E. 25 21 October 1882 IL Chelsea FC 1 0
  Wall, George 22 20 February 1885 OL Manchester United FC 2 0

reserves:

Woolwich Arsenal FC's Andy Ducat
   
2-3-5 Maskrey -
Crompton, Pennington -
Warren, Wedlock, Lintott -
Rutherford, Woodward, Hilsdon, Windridge, Wall

Averages:

Age 25.3 Appearances/Goals 4.6 0.5

 

    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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