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Saturday, 11 February 1911
Home International Championship 1910-11 (28th) Match

England 2 Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

Match Summary
England Party

Ireland Party
Team Records

Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby, Derbyshire
Kick-off (GMT): 3.00pm.

Attendance: 20,000.

England kicked-off. Ireland won the toss
[1-0] Albert Shepherd 20
 steady aim and scored',
[2-0] Bobby Evans 87
 'Simpson shooting, the ball went across to Evans, whose shot Burnison barely stopped'
[2-1] Jim McAuley 88
'scored a great goal'
 
 

Match Summary

Officials

England

 

Ireland

Referee - David Phillips
Scotland

Linesmen - J.T. Ibbotson, Derby, and not known

The 1910 International Football Association Board meeting:
New ball, Players' boots and amended Poaching rules.

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, twelfth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 30 January 1911, following the trial match at Stamford Bridge.
76th match, W 56 - D 13 - L 7 - F 267 - A 66.
England Lineup
  Williamson, Reginald G. 26 6 June 1884 G Middlesbrough FC 2 2 GA
  Crompton, Robert 31 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 30 0
  Pennington, Jesse 27 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 14 0
  Warren, Benjamin 31 7 May 1879 RH Chelsea FC 20 2
  Wedlock, William J. 30 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 20 1
  Sturgess, Albert 28 21 October 1882 LH Sheffield United FC 1 0
  Simpson, John 25 25 December 1885 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Fleming, Harold J. 23 30 April 1887 IR Swindon Town FC 6 4
Shepherd, Albert 25 10 December 1885 CF Newcastle United FC 2 2
  Woodger, George 27 3 September 1883 IL Oldham Athletic AFC 1 0
Evans, Robert E. 25 19 October 1885 OL Sheffield United FC 1 1

reserves:

Leyton FC's & Wolverhampton Wanderers FC's Rev. Kenneth Hunt and Bristol City FC's Ginger Owers.

team notes:

Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder. This is the oldest team England have fielded thus far.
If the team selection had not been deferred for a week, Jock Simpson would have been selected as a Falkirk FC player. His transfer being completed on the evening of the 23rd January.
Bob Evans is the sixtieth player to score on his England debut.
Jim McAuley's goal, two minutes from time, ended England's hopes of keeping four Home clean sheets in a row. However, they did manage to go 444 minutes without conceding a Home goal.
 
2-3-5 Williamson -
Crompton, Pennington -
Warren, Wedlock, Sturgess -
Simpson, Fleming, Shepherd, Woodger, Evans.

Averages:

Age 27.1 Appearances/Goals 8.9 0.7

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 22nd
Colours: Royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Billy Scott Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Monday, 30 January 1911 in Belfast, following their match against Wales;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 28 17 May 1882 G Everton FC, England 20 42 GA
  Burnison, Samuel 20 30 November 1890 RB Bradford FC, England 5 0
  McCann, Patrick 29/30 1881 LB Glentoran FC 4 0
  Harris, Valentine 26 23 June 1884 RH Everton FC, England 14 0
  Connor, James 33 22 September 1877 CH Belfast Celtic FAC 12 0
  Hampton, Henry V. 22/23 1888 LH Bradford City FC, England 2 0
  Lacey, William 21 24 September 1889 OR Everton FC, England 8 1
  Hannon, Denis J. 23 31 January 1888 IR Bohemians FC 3 1
  McDonnell, John nk not known CF Bohemians FC 1 0
McAuley, James L. 21 24 November 1889 IL Huddersfield Town AFC, England 2 1
  Thompson, Francis W. 25 2 October 1885 OL Bradford City FC, England 5 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Rangers FC's Sandy Craig was the original choice left-back, his place going to Paddy McCann. Chelsea FC's English McConnell was replaced by Jimmy Connor.
 
2-3-5 Scott -
Burnison, McCann -
Harris, Connor, Hampton -
Lacey, Hannon, McDonnell, McAuley, Thompson.

Averages:

Age 24.8-25.0 Appearances/Goals 7.4 0.4

 

    Match Report

England beat Ireland at Derby on Saturday by two goals to one.

The feature of the match was the good display given by the Irishmen, who quite held their own up to the interval, and, although subjected to a good deal of pressure for some time after ends had been changed, they attacked strongly at intervals and the England goal was frequently in danger. In marked contrast to the purely individual work which in the past has so often characterized Irish forwards, the two wings combined well, although the line as a whole was not entirely satisfactory. The half-backs were not very strong, but the two backs played a thoroughly sound game.

Although England won, the form shown generally was not good. The great hopes entertained of the right wing were far from being realized, and the forwards on the whole showed little combination. The wing half-backs, too, were repeatedly beaten by the opposing forwards, and the kicking and tackling of the backs were poor... - The Times - Monday 13th February, 1911

    Football League

Football League Division One
11 February 1911
Team P Pts
Manchester United 26 36
Aston Villa 24 34
Everton 26 32
Sunderland 26 32
Newcastle United 27 31
Sheffield United 26 30
Bradford City 25 28
Middlesbrough 25 26
Preston North End 27 25
Blackburn Rovers 25 24
Nottingham Forest 28 24
Oldham Athletic 23 23
Notts County 25 23
Liverpool 26 22
Manchester City 26 21
The Wednesday 25 21
Bristol City 26 21
Bury 26 20
Tottenham Hotspur 25 19
Woolwich Arsenal 23 18

 

Division One matches played on 11 February 1911:

ASTON VILLA 3-1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Henshall, Hampton, Walters (Derrick)

18,400 (Villa Park, Birmingham)

BURY 0-0 EVERTON
6,206 (Gigg Lane, Bury)

Everton were without Harris, Lacey and Scott, who were playing for Ireland against England at Derby.

LIVERPOOL 3-0 THE WEDNESDAY
Parkinson 3
12,000 (Anfield, Liverpool)

MANCHESTER UNITED 3-1 BRISTOL CITY
Picken, West, Homer (Sweet)

14,000 (
Old Trafford, Manchester)

Bristol City were without Billy Wedlock, who was playing against Ireland at Derby.

MIDDLESBROUGH 1-2 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Carr (Jones 2)
12,000 (
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough were without Tim Williamson, who was in goal against Ireland at Derby, whilst Oldham were without George Woodger, who was making his only international appearance, against Ireland.

NOTTS COUNTY 2-2 NEWCASTLE UNITED
Cantrell 2 (Randall, Stewart)
10,000 (
Meadow Lane, Nottingham)

Newcastle were without Albert Shepherd, who scored the opening goal against Ireland at Derby.

PRESTON NORTH END 2-0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
McLean, Danson
10,000 (Deepdale, Preston)

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2-2 MANCHESTER CITY
Kitchen, Peake (J.Smith, Ross)
8,000 (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

Sheffield United were without Evans, who scored, what turned out to be, the winner, and Sturgess, both of whom were making their international debut against Ireland at Derby.

SUNDERLAND 2-2 BLACKBURN ROVERS
Holley pen., Coleman (Bradshaw pen., Davies)
12,000 (Roker Park, Sunderland)

Blackburn were without Crompton, who was captain against Ireland at Derby, and Simpson, who was making his international debut against Ireland.

WOOLWICH ARSENAL 0-0 BRADFORD CITY
10,000 (Manor Ground, London)

Bradford City were without Hampton and Thompson, who were playing for Ireland against England at Derby.

Manchester United stayed top, but they were helped by an early injury to Bristol City striker, Ginger Owers, who was originally named as an England reserve against Ireland.

Football League Division Two
11 February 1911
Team P Pts
Bolton Wanderers 26 34
Chelsea 24 33
Derby County 26 33
Blackpool 25 31
West Bromwich Albion 25 31
Burnley 26 31
Clapton Orient 24 29
Hull City 25 29
Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 28
Glossop 25 25
Leicester Fosse 24 24
Bradford 25 23
Fulham 23 23
Leeds City 25 21
Huddersfield Town 25 19
Birmingham 24 18
Gainsborough Trinity 25 17
Barnsley 24 16
Stockport County 25 16
Lincoln City 25 15

 

Division Two matches played on 11 February 1911:

BARNSLEY 2-2 LINCOLN CITY
Tufnell, Rutter (Barrell, Yule)

4
,000 (Oakwell, Barnsley)

BRADFORD 1-1 BOLTON WANDERERS
Little (Smith)

8
,000 (Park Avenue, Bradford)

Bradford were without Sam Burnison, who was playing for Ireland against England at Derby.

BURNLEY 1-0 FULHAM
Newton

10
,000 (Turf Moor, Burnley)

CHELSEA 1-0 CLAPTON ORIENT
Hilsdon

41,000 (Stamford Bridge, London)

Chelsea were without Ben Warren, who was playing against Ireland at Derby.

GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 1-1 HULL CITY
Lowe (Smith)

3,000 (Blundell Park, Cleethorpes)

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0-3 DERBY COUNTY
(Bentley 2, Bloomer)

8,000 (Leeds Road, Huddersfield)

Huddersfield were without Jim McAuley, who scored Ireland's goal against England at Derby.

LEEDS CITY 3-1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
McLeod, Mulholland, Enright (Wright)
10,700 (Elland Road, Leeds)

West Brom were without Jesse Pennington, who was playing against Ireland at Derby.

LEICESTER FOSSE 1-1 GLOSSOP
Watkin (Wilson)

7,000 (Filbert Street, Leicester)

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0-3 BLACKPOOL
(Clennell 2, Morley)
9,000 (Molineux, Wolverhampton)

In-form Derby won their seventh game in a row in all competitions, but only won three of their last twelve league games and dropped to sixth.

IN OTHER NEWS...

Oxford beat Cambridge 3-2 in the annual varsity match at Queen's Club, West Kensington.

Ireland beat England 3-0 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin in the Five Nations rugby championship.

It was on 11 February 1911 that 36-year-old Dr Alan Fielding of Ottery St Mary in Devon was found dead in a Charing Cross hotel bedroom alongside a letter to the coroner explaining that he had poisoned himself with cyanide and asking for the inquest to be short and not to cross-examine his widow, and one to the hotel proprietor apologising for the adverse publicity that his death would bring upon the hotel. The only reason given was stress through overwork, though he was also suffering from inflammation of the lungs and the onset of influenza.

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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