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Wednesday, 22 October 1924
Home International Championship 1924-25 (37th) Match

England 3 Ireland 1 [1-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad

Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Attendance: 30,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT

England - Bob Kelly (headed in from Chedgzoy's pass 15), Harry Bedford (shot, following a low Kelly cross 60), Billy Walker (headed in Tunstall's cross 70)
Ireland - Billy Gillespie (headed in a Toner cross 77)
Results 1919-30

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Peter Craigmyle
Scotland

Linesmen - F.J. Langford, Liverpool, and not known

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Sam Wadsworth, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Tuesday, 14 October 1924.
109th match, W 72 - D 22 - L 15 - F 337 - A 106.
England Lineup
  Mitchell, J. Frederick 28 18 November 1895 G Manchester City FC 1 1 GA
  Cresswell, Warneford 26 5 November 1897 RB Sunderland AFC 4 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 28 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 6 0
  Kean, Frederick W. 25 10 December 1898 RH The Wednesday FC 4 0
  Healless, Henry 31 10 February 1893 CH Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Barton, Percy A. 31 early 1893 LH Birmingham FC 7 0
Chedgzoy, Samuel 35 27 January 1889 OR Everton FC 8 0
Kelly, Robert 30 16 November 1893 IR Burnley FC 9 6
Bedford, Henry 25 15 October 1899 CF Blackpool FC 2 1
Walker, William H. 26 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 8 5
  Tunstall, Frederick E. 23 29 March 1901 OL Sheffield United FC 6 0

reserves:

Freddie Ewer (Chelsea FC), Frank Hartley (Oxford City FC & Tottenham Hotspur FC)

team notes:

Huddersfield Town FC goalkeeper Teddy Taylor was in the original line-up, he was replaced by Mitchell. The original right-back was Liverpool FC's Tommy Lucas, his place going to Cresswell, and so England fielded eleven players from eleven different 'northern' clubs.
 
2-3-5 Mitchell -
Cresswell, Wadsworth -
Kean, Healless, Barton -
Chedgzoy, Kelly, Bedford, Walker, Tunstall

Averages:

Age 28.0 Appearances/Goals 5.1 0.8

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 28th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Billy Gillespie Selectors: Team Selection by Committee, on Monday, 13 October 1924 in Belfast;
Ireland Lineup
  Farquharson, Thomas G. 23 4 December 1900 G Cardiff City FC, Wales 6 8 GA
  Manderson, Robert 31 9 May 1893 RB Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 2 0
  Kennedy, Andrew L. 29 1 September 1895 LB The Arsenal FC, England 2 0
  Chatton, J. Harold A. 25 23 April 1899 RH Partick Thistle FC, Scotland 1 0
  O'Brien, Michael T. 31 10 August 1893 CH Hull City AFC, England 6 0
  Irving, Samuel J. 31 28 August 1893 LH Dundee FC, Scotland 6 0
  Lacey, William 35 24 September 1889 OR New Brighton FC, England 23 3
  Gallagher, Patrick 33 16 March 1891 IR Glasgow Celtic FC, Scotland 8 0
  Irvine, Robert W. 24 29 April 1900 CF Everton FC, England 6 2
Gillespie, William B. 33 6 August 1891 IL Sheffield United FC, England 17 11
  Toner, Joseph S. 30 30 March 1894 OL The Arsenal FC, England 5 0

reserves:

Joe Gowdy (Falkirk FC)

team notes:

Ireland fielded a team without any Irish-based players.
 
2-3-5 Farquharson -
Manderson, Kennedy -
Chatton, O'Brien, Irving -
Lacey, Gallagher, Irvine, Gillespie, Toner.

Averages:

Age 29.5 Appearances/Goals 7.5 1.4

 

    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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