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Saturday, 14 February 1914
Home International Championship 1913-14 (31st) Match

England 0 Ireland 3 [0-2]
 

Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire
Attendance: 25,000;
Receipts £1205; Kick-off 3.00pm GMT

Ireland - Billy Lacey ('Secured the ball with several men between him and the goal, he dribbled, took deliberate aim and shot into the top corner of the goal' 6, 'Gillespie passed back to Lacey, who kicked though unimpeded' 80), Billy Gillespie ('Thompson ran away and centered, Pennington stumbled, Gllespie scored' 36) Match Summary
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Team Records
Results 1901-14

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Glasgow, Scotland

Linesmen - J. Clarke, Ireland and F.H. Dennis, England

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1913 International Football Association Board meeting:
Ten yard rule, post-match ball scramble.
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, twentieth captaincy Selectors:
In Charge: H. Walker
The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 2 February 1914, at 42 Russell Square, London, alongside the FA Cup third round draw.
84th match, W 60 - D 15 - L 9 - F 287 - A 73.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 30 26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 16 15 GA
  Crompton, Robert 34 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 39 0
  Pennington, Jesse 30 23 August 1883 LB West Bromwich Albion FC 22 0
  Cuggy, Francis 24 16 June 1889 RH Sunderland AFC 2 0
  Buckley, Frank C. 30 3 October 1882 CH Derby County FC 1 0
  Watson, Richard 23 11 September 1890 LH Burnley FC 2 0
  Wallace, Charles W. 29 20 January 1885 OR Aston Villa FC 2 0
  Shea, Daniel 26 5 October 1887 IR Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Elliott, George W. 24 7 January 1889 CF Middlesbrough FC 2 0
  Latheron, Edward G. 26/27 early 1887 IL Blackburn Rovers FC 2 1
  Martin, Henry 22 5 December 1891 OL Sunderland AFC 1 0

reserves:

The Wednesday FC's Tom Brittleton and Sunderland AFC's George Holley.

team notes:

Bob Crompton extends his tally as England's record appearance holder and Sam Hardy extends his record of the goalkeeper with most appearances.
This is England's first Home defeat since April 1903, ending an sequence of fourteen home matches unbeaten.
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Pennington -
Cuggy, Buckley, Watson -
Wallace, Shea, Elliott, Latheron, Martin

Averages:

Age 27.1-2 Appearances/Goals 8.2 0.1

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 24th to 20th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Pat O'Connell Selectors:
Trainer: Robert Torrans
Team chosen by Committee, on Monday, 2 February 1914, in Belfast;
Ireland Lineup
  McKee, Frederick W. 30 31 August 1883 G Belfast Celtic FAC 4 6 GA
  McConnell, William G. nk not known RB Bohemians FC 5 0
  Craig, Alexander B. 27 2 April 1886 LB Greenock Morton FC, Scotland 8 0
  Hampton, Henry V. 23 1 May 1890 RH Bradford City FC, England 9 0
  O'Connell, Patrick J. 26 8 March 1887 CH Hull City AFC, England 4 0
  Hamill, Michael 23 19 January 1889 LH Manchester United FC, England 2 1
  Rollo, David 23 26 August 1890 OR Linfield FAC 4 0
  Young, Samuel 31 14 February 1883 IR Linfield FAC 8 0
Gillespie, William B. 21 6 August 1891 CF Sheffield United FC, England 4 5
Lacey, William 24 24 September 1889 IL Liverpool FC, England 13 3
  Thompson, Frank W. 28 2 October 1885 OL Clyde FC, Scotland 11 2

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Everton FC's Johnny Houston was the original selected outside-right, his place going to David Rollo, who was actually a full-back.
 
2-3-5 McKee -
McConnell, Craig -
Hampton, O'Connell, Hamill -
Rollo, Young, Gillespie, Lacey, Thompson.

Averages:

Age 25.6 Appearances/Goals 6.5 0.7

 

    Match Report

Ireland beat England at Middlesbrough on Saturday by three goals to none. Their victory, which is the first which they have gained on English soil, was thoroughly deserved in every respect, for they outplayed their opponents at all points, and their pace, dash, and skill afforded a most pleasing contrast to the dull, spasmodic efforts of the home country. - The Times - Monday 16th February, 1914

    Football League

Football League Division One
14 February 1914
Team P Pts
Blackburn Rovers 27 37
Sunderland 27 32
Bolton Wanderers 26 30
Burnley 27 29
Bradford City 26 29
Aston Villa 26 29
Manchester United 26 29
Oldham Athletic 26 29
West Bromwich Albion 26 28
Middlesbrough 26 26
Chelsea 26 26
Everton 26 25
Sheffield United 27 24
Manchester City 26 24
Newcastle United 26 24
Tottenham Hotspur 26 23
Liverpool 26 23
The Wednesday 27 22
Derby County 26 20
Preston North End 27 17

 

Division One matches played on 14 February 1914:

BLACKBURN ROVERS 2-1 MANCHESTER CITY
Smith 17, Aitkenhead 28 (Browell 62)

18,000 (Ewood Park, Blackburn)

Blackburn were without Crompton, who was England's captain against Ireland at Middlesbrough, alongside Latheron and Shea (who was making his international debut).

BOLTON WANDERERS 2-1 LIVERPOOL
Lillycrop 6, 75 (Miller 22)
20,000
(Burnden Park, Bolton)

Liverpool were without Bill Lacey, who scored twice for Ireland against England at Middlesbrough.

BRADFORD CITY 2-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Storer 15, Fox 65 (Cantrell 89)
18,000 (Valley Parade, Bradford)

City were without Harry Hampton, who was playing for Ireland against England at Middlesbrough.

CHELSEA 0-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED
(Shepherd 57)

35,000 (
Stamford Bridge, London)

EVERTON 5-0 SHEFFIELD UNITED
Weller 30, Clennell 43, 65, Parker 83, 86
25,000 (
Goodison Park, Liverpool)

United were without Billy Gillespie, who scored Ireland's second goal against England at Middlesbrough.

MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 BURNLEY
(Freeman 2)
35,000 (
Old Trafford, Manchester)

United were without Mickey Hamill, who was playing for Ireland against England at Middlesbrough, whilst Burnley were without Billy Watson, who was playing against Ireland.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1-0 PRESTON NORTH END
Gee 15

10,000 (Boundary Park, Oldham)

SUNDERLAND 1-0 DERBY COUNTY
Best 46
15,000 (Roker Park, Sunderland)

Sunderland were without Cuggy and Martin (making his only international appearance), who were playing for England against Ireland at Middlesbrough, whilst Holley was a reserve, and Derby were without Frank Buckley, who was making his only England appearance.

THE WEDNESDAY 2-3 ASTON VILLA
Wilson 44, 89
(Stephenson 31, Hampton 47, Bache 57)
30,000 (Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield)

Wednesday were without Tom Brittleton, who was a reserve against Ireland at Middlesbrough, whilst Villa were without Hardy and Wallace, who were playing against Ireland.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2-1 MIDDLESBROUGH
McNeal 1, Bentley 18 (Carr 67)

15,692 (The Hawthorns, West Bromwich)

West Brom were without Jesse Pennington, who was playing against Ireland at Middlesbrough, as was Middlesbrough's George Elliott.

Blackburn continued their relentless surge towards regaining the league title, even without three of their star men, though Manchester City would return a week later to knock them out of the FA Cup.

Football League Division Two
14 February 1914
Team P Pts
Notts County 28 38
Woolwich Arsenal 26 35
Hull City 25 33
Leeds City 24 31
Bradford 25 30
Fulham 26 29
Bury 26 29
Clapton Orient 24 28
Barnsley 25 28
Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 26
Bristol City 25 25
Grimsby Town 25 25
Birmingham 26 24
Stockport County 26 23
Blackpool 26 22
Huddersfield Town 26 21
Leicester Fosse 26 20
Glossop 25 16
Nottingham Forest 26 15
Lincoln City 26 14

 

Division Two matches played on 14 February 1914:

BIRMINGHAM 0-0 BARNSLEY
18
,000 (St Andrew's, Birmingham)

BLACKPOOL 1-1 FULHAM
Connor (Coleman)
5,000 (Bloomfield Road, Blackpool)

BRISTOL CITY 2-1 HULL CITY
Howarth, Brown (Stevens)

10,000 (Ashton Gate, Bristol)

Hull were without Patrick O'Connell, who was playing for Ireland against England at Middlesbrough.

CLAPTON ORIENT 1-0 LEICESTER FOSSE
Jonas

11,200 (Millfields Road, London)

GLOSSOP 0-1 NOTTS COUNTY
(Peart)

2,000 (North Road, Glossop)

GRIMSBY TOWN 1-0 BURY
W.Rippon

12,000 (Blundell Park, Cleethorpes)

LEEDS CITY 5-0 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
McLeod 3, Speirs, Sharpe

10,200 (Elland Road, Leeds)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2-1 LINCOLN CITY
Firth, Ford (Egerton)

10,000 (City Ground, Nottingham)

STOCKPORT COUNTY 3-1 BRADFORD
Proctor 2, Rodgers (Little)
7,000 (Edgeley Park, Stockport)

WOOLWICH ARSENAL 0-1 HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
(Mann)
25,000 (Highbury, London)

The two relegated clubs from the previous season were setting the pace, but only Notts County would last the course to earn promotion straight back to the First Division.

IN OTHER NEWS...

England beat Ireland 17-12 at Twickenham, in the presence of the King and the Prime Minister, on their way to winning the rugby union 'grand slam' for the second year in succession, in the last Five Nations Championship before the war.

It was on 14 February 1914 that the brakes failed on a tram as it went down a hill in the centre of Rochdale. The tram left the rails at the bottom of the hill and crashed into a shop front. The driver had multiple fractures and six passengers were also badly injured.

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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