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98 vs. Bohemia
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100 vs. Wales

Saturday, 13 February 1909
Home International Championship 1908-09 (26th) Match

England 4 Ireland 0 [0-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad
Team Records

Park Avenue, Horton Park, Bradford, Yorkshire
Attendance: 28,000; Receipts £800 11s. 6d.;
Kick-off 2.30pm GMT

England - George Hilsdon ('from magnificent play from Lintott' 50, penalty 87), Vivian Woodward ('from a corner' 60, 'header' 80)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - James B. Stark
Airdrie

Linesmen - W.A. Bellamy (England) and Joseph P. Gillen (Fermanagh)

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1908 International Football Association Board meeting:
Players International Match fee
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "White shirts and black knickers"
Capt: Vivian Woodward, eighth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the inter-league match, on Monday, 1 February 1909.
67th match, W 49 - D 12 - L 6 - F 239 - A 57.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 26 26 August 1882 G Liverpool FC 5 3 GA
  Crompton, Robert 29 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 22 0
  Cottle, Joseph R. 22 summer 1886 LB Bristol City FC 1 0
  Warren, Benjamin 29 7 May 1879 RH Chelsea FC 14 1
  Wedlock, William J. 28 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 11 1
  Lintott, Evelyn H. 25 2 November 1883 LH Bradford City FC 4 0
  Berry, Arthur 21 3 January 1888 OR Oxford University AFC 1 0
Woodward, Vivian J. 29 3 June 1879 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 18
Hilsdon, George 23 10 August 1885 CF Chelsea FC 8 14
  Windridge, James E. 26 21 October 1882 IL Chelsea FC 8 7
  Bridgett, G. Arthur
 injured first minute
26 11 October 1882 OL Sunderland AFC 7 2

reserves:

Newcastle United FC's Colin Veitch and Swindon Town FC's Harold Fleming

team notes:

Fleming replaced The Wednesday FC's Frank Bradshaw, who been suffering with a poisonous toe.
Arthur Bridgett was injured in the first minute after Jimmy Balfe knocked him off the ball. Although he remained on the pitch until the end of the match, he was unable to play.
   
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Cottle -
Warren, Wedlock, Lintott -
Berry, Woodward, Hilsdon,
Windridge, Bridgett.

Averages:

Age 25.8 Appearances/Goals 8.9 3.5

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 20th
Colours: "Blue shirts and white knickers"
Capt: Val Harris Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 26 17 May 1882 G Everton FC, England 14 29 GA
  Balfe, James nk not known RB Shelbourne FC 1 0
  McCartney, Alexander D. 29 14 November 1879 LB Glentoran FC 13 0
  Darling, John 31 30 October 1877 RH Linfield FAC 18 0
  Harris, Valentine 24 23 June 1884 CH Everton FC, England 7 0
  McClure, George 23 26 July 1885 LH Distillery FC 4 0
  Hunter, Andrew 25 11 October 1883 OR Belfast Celtic FC 6 0
  Lacey, William 19
142 dys
24 September 1889 IR Everton FC, England 1 0
  Greer, William nk not known CF Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 1 0
  O'Hagan, Charles 27 28 July 1881 IL Aberdeen FC, Scotland 10 2
  Young, Samuel 25 14 February 1883 OL Airdrieonians FC, Scotland 5

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

The Wednesday FC's English McConnell was in the original line-up as centre-half, but he was injured in a cup match against Portsmouth on the previous Thursday. Johnny Darling was his replacement and was swapped places with Val Harris at right-half.
At just 19 years and 142 days old, Billy Lacey was the youngest "Southern"-born player to appear for Ireland.
   
2-3-5 Scott -
Balfe, McCartney -
Darling, Harris, McClure -
Hunter, Lacey, Greer, O'Hagan, Young

Averages:

Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 7.3 0.2

 

    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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