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110 vs. Scotland
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112 vs. Wales

Saturday, 10 February 1912
Home International Championship 1911-12 (29th) Match

Ireland 1 England 6 [1-3]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Team Records

Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin
Attendance: 15,000;
receipts £803 (not including tickets sold); Kick-off tbc

England - Harold Fleming ('from a Freeman pass' 12, 'scored the third' 40, ''took a pass from Freeman and had little difficulty in beating Scott' 64), George Holley ('breasted through after a McCann clearance' 17), Bert Freeman ('beat Scott' 50), Jock Simpson ('added a sixth...in semi-darkness' 85);
Ireland - Mickey Hamill ('from a scramble near the goal' 35)
Results 1901-14

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Alexander A. Armstrong
Glasgow, Scotland,
originally Scotland's A. Jackson

Linesmen - G.T. Wagstaffe Simmons, 44/45 (early 1867), Hertfordshire FA, and not known

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1911 International Football Association Board meeting:
Players registration and new ball.
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 24th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Billy Scott Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Monday, 29 January 1912;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 28 17 May 1882 G Everton FC, England 22 50 GA
  Burnison, Samuel 21 30 November 1890 RB Distillery FC 7 0
  McCann, Patrick 30/31 1881 LB Glentoran FC 6 0
  Harris, Valentine 27 23 June 1884 RH Everton FC, England 16 0
  O'Connell, Patrick J. 24 8 March 1887 CH The Wednesday FC, England 1 0
  Hampton, Henry V. 23/24 1888 LH Bradford City FC, England 4 0
  Lacey, William 22 24 September 1889 OR Everton FC, England 10 1
Hamill, Michael 23 19 January 1889 IR Manchester United FC, England 1 1
  Halligan, William 25 18 February 1886 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 2 1
  McAuley, James L. 22 24 November 1889 IL Huddersfield Town AFC, England 3 1
  Thompson, Francis W.
 injured off c.52nd minute
26 2 October 1885 OL Bradford City FC, England 6 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Their were several changes from the original named line-up on 6 February. Sam Burnison came in to replace Greenock Morton FC's Sandy Craig at left-back, then Burnison and McCann swapped positions. Harry Hampton replaced Hibernian FC's John Lamb at right-half. There were two replacements in the forward line, Airdrieonians FC's Sam Young was replaced at centre by Billy Halligan, and to his left, Greenock Morton FC's O'Hagan was replaced with Jimmy McAuley.
An accident to Frank Thompson soon after the second half started meant he had to retire, but he returned and Ireland effectively played with ten men for the rest of the match.
   
2-3-5 Scott -
Burnison, McCann -
Harris, O'Connell, Hampton -
Lacey, Hamill, Halligan, McAuley, Thompson.

Averages:

Age 24.6-8 Appearances/Goals 7.1 0.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, fourteenth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the amateur trial match, on Monday, 29 January 1912.
78th match, W 57 - D 14 - L 7 - F 275 - A 67.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 29 26 August 1882 G Liverpool FC 14 12 GA
  Crompton, Robert 32 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 33 0
  Pennington, Jesse 28 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 17 0
  Brittleton, J. Thomas 29 23 April 1882 RH The Wednesday FC 1 0
  Wedlock, William J. 31 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 23 1
  Bradshaw, William 27 spring 1884 LH Blackburn Rovers FC 3 0
Simpson, John 26 25 December 1885 OR Blackburn Rovers FC 4 1
Fleming, Harold J. 24 30 April 1887 IR Swindon Town FC 8 7
Freeman, Bertram C. 26 October 1885 CF Burnley FC 3 2
Holley, George H. 26 20 November 1885 IL Sunderland AFC 7 6
  Mordue, John 25 13 December 1886 OL Sunderland AFC 1 0

reserves:

Derby County FC's George Richards and Fleming, who was replaced by Aston Villa FC's Harry Hampton.

team notes:

Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record cap holder, in this, the oldest team to be fielded by England thus far, a record broken for the third match in a row.

newspaper notes:

"A difficulty has arisen with regard to England's team to meet Ireland...owing to the replayed Cup ties fixed for Thursday. The Football Association, without wishing to bring pressure to bear, have notified [Tim] Williamson of Middlesbrough, and [Harry] Makepeace and [Frank] Jefferis, of Everton, that unless they can travel with the rest of the party, which leaves Crewe at 5.10 on Thursday afternoon, they will not be allowed to play. Hardy, Bradshaw and Fleming are chosen to fill vacancies that may arise."
   
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Brittleton, Wedlock, Bradshaw -
Simpson, Fleming, Freeman, Holley, Mordue.

Averages:

Age 27.5 Appearances/Goals 10.4 1.0

 

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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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