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122 vs. Scotland
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124 vs. Wales

Saturday, 23 October 1920
Home International Championship 1920-21 (33rd) Match

England 2 Ireland 0 [1-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad

Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland, county Durham
Attendance: 22,000;
Kick-off: 2.45pm BST

England - Bob Kelly (from a Chedgzoy pass, giving Scott no chance 12), Billy Walker (47)
Results 1919-30

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Alexander A. Jackson
Scotland

Linesmen - not known

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Joe McCall, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 11 October 1920.
90th match, W 63 - D 16 - L 11 - F 299 - A 83.
England Lineup
  Mew, John W. 31 30 March 1889 G Manchester United FC 1 0 GA
  Downs, John Thomas 34 13 August 1886 RB Everton FC 1 0
  Bullock, Frederick E. 34 1 July 1886 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 1 0
  Ducat, Andrew 34 16 February 1886 RH Aston Villa FC 6 1
  McCall, Joseph 34 6 July 1886 CH Preston North End FC 5 1
  Grimsdell, Arthur 26 23 March 1894 LH Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
  Chedgzoy, Samuel 31 27 January 1889 OR Everton FC 2 0
Kelly, Robert 26 16 November 1893 IR Burnley FC 2 3
Walker, William H. 22 29 October 1897 CF Aston Villa FC 1 1
  Morris, Frederick 27 27 August 1893 IL West Bromwich Albion FC 2 1
  Quantrill, Alfred E. 23 22 January 1897
in India
OL Derby County FC 3 1

reserves:

George Wilson (The Wednesday) and Charlie Buchan (Sunderland AFC)
 
2-3-5 Mew -
Downs, Bullock -
Ducat, McCall, Grimsdell -
Chedgzoy, Kelly, Walker, Morris, Quantrill.

Averages:

Age 29.3 Appearances/Goals 2.5 0.6

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 27th to 28th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Billy Lacey Selectors: Team Selection by Committee, on Saturday, 9 October 1920.
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, Elisha 27 24 August 1893 G Liverpool FC, England 2 5 GA
  McCracken, Robert 30 25 June 1890 RB Crystal Palace FC, England 1 0
  Rollo, David 30 26 August 1890 LB Blackburn Rovers FC, England 7 0
  McCandless, William 25/26 1894 RH Linfield FAC 3 0
  Lacey, William 31 24 September 1889 CH Liverpool FC, England 16 3
  Emerson, William J. 28 16 December 1891 LH Glentoran FC 4 1
  Kelly, Patrick J. 24 7 September 1896 OR Manchester City FC, England 1 0
  Ferris, James 25 28 November 1894 IR Chelsea FC, England 3 1
  Doran, John F. 24 3 January 1896 CF Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 1 0
  Gillespie, William B. 29 6 August 1891 IL Sheffield United FC, England 7 5
  McCandless, John nk not known OL Bradford FC, England 5 3

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Glasgow Rangers FC's right-back, Manderson, Manchester City FC's left-half, Mickey Hamill, and Glasgow Celtic FC's inside-right Patrick Gallagher, were all replaced on 8 October by Billy McCandless, Emerson and Ferris. (McCandless took up McCracken's place at right-half, allowing him to take the vacant right-back berth)
 
2-3-5 Scott -
McCracken, Rollo -
W.McCandless, Lacey, Emerson -
Kelly, Ferris, Doran, Gillspie,
J.McCandless

Averages:

Age 27.3/4 Appearances/Goals 4.5 1.2

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

*The 1916 Summer Time Act, amendment of 2 March 1920, concerning the end of British Summer Time, was due to take place on Monday, 27 September 1920. But a further amendment on 24 September declared that BST would continue for another month and that the clocks would not revert to GMT until Monday, 25 October. This was because of the coal strike.

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