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148 vs. Wales

Saturday, 24 October 1925
Home International Championship 1925-26 (38th) Match

Ireland 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Party

England Party

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 30,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm CMT

 
Results 1919-30

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - William Nunnerley
Wales

Linesmen - Charles Wreford-Brown, 59 (9 October 1866), and not known

The new offside law introduced, favouring attacking play instead of defensive

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 29th to 28th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: David Rollo Selectors: Team Selection by Committee, on Monday, 12 October 1925;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, Elisha 32 24 August 1893 G Liverpool FC, England 7 10 GA
  Rollo, David 35 26 August 1890 RB Blackburn Rovers FC, England 15 0
  McConnell, William H. 24 2 September 1901 LB Reading FC, England 2 0
  Gowdy, Joseph 27 December 1897 RH Falkirk FC, Scotland 3 0
  Chatton, J. Harold A. 26 23 April 1899 CH Partick Thistle FC, Scotland 3 0
  Sloan, Thomas M. 27 23 September 1898 LH Cardiff City FC, Wales 1 0
  Bothwell, Andrew W. 25 7 October 1900 OR Ards FC 1 0
  Irvine, Robert W. 25 29 April 1900 IR Everton FC, England 7 2
  Davey, Hugh H. 28 14 June 1897 CF Reading FC, England 1 0
  Hopkins, James 25 23 February 1900 IL Brighton & Hove Albion FC, England 1 0
  McMullan, David 23/24 1901 OL Liverpool FC, England 1 0

reserves:

Shortt (Glenavon AFC)

team notes:

Tom Sloan replaced Captain Robert Irving of Dundee FC, Rollo taking the captaincy. Jimmy Hopkins replaced The Celtic FC's Paddy Gallagher at inside-left.
 
2-3-5 Scott -
Rollo, McConnell -
Gowdy, Chatton, Sloan -
Bothwell, Irvine, Davey, Hopkins, McMullen

Averages:

Age 27.0/1 Appearances/Goals 3.8 0.2

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Claude Ashton, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the FA Charity Shield, on Monday, 5 October 1925.
114th match, W 75 - D 23 - L 16 - F 346 - A 111.
England Lineup
  Baker, B. Howard 33 13 February 1892 G Chelsea FC & Corinthians FC 2 0 GA
  Smart, Thomas 29 20 September 1896 RB Aston Villa FC 4 0
  Hudspeth, Francis C. 35
187 days
20 April 1890 LB Newcastle United FC 1 0
  Kean, Frederick W. 26 3 April 1899 RH The Wednesday FC 5 0
  Armitage, George 27 17 January 1898 CH Charlton Athletic FC 1 0
  Bromilow, G. Thomas 31 7 October 1894 LH Liverpool FC 5 0
  Austin, Sam W. 25 29 April 1900 OR Manchester City FC 1 0
  Puddefoot, Sydney C. 31 17 October 1894 IR Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
  Ashton, Claude T. 24 19 February 1901 CF Corinthians FC 1 0
  Walker, William H. 27 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 13 7
  Dorrell, Arthur R. 29 30 March 1896 OL Aston Villa FC 4 1

reserves:

Harry Nuttall (Bolton Wanderers FC, although he was withdrawn because of injury) and Jack Leslie (Plymouth Argyle FC - withdrawn because of his colour). Replaced by Stanley Earle (West Ham United FC).

team notes:

The left-back berth went through various occupants in the run up to this match. Originally handed to Huddersfield Town AFC's Sam Wadsworth. He had to cry off through injury, so Notts County FC's Horace Cope was drafted in. He too cried off through injury, so, a week before the match was due to take place, in stepped Frank Hudspeth.
Jack Leslie was picked because of his skill, and dropped because of his colour. Allegedly, but without any evidence, he was in the starting line-up and dropped to 'reserve status' with Walker taking his place
Frank Hudspeth becomes the third oldest debutant, after Alec Morten and Ted Taylor.
 
2-3-5 Baker -
Smart, Hudspeth -
Kean, Armitage, Bromilow -
Austin, Puddefoot, Ashton, Walker, Dorrell.

Averages:

Age 28.8 Appearances/Goals 3.3 0.7

 

    Match Report

For the first time since the series of games was begun in 1882, the match between Ireland and England, which was played at Belfast on Saturday, ended without a goal being scored. In the inspiring atmosphere of Belfast the Irishmen, as usual, put up a hard fight and, though they were not quite so successful in the finer points of the game, they played with such dash and astounding energy that in forcing a draw they gained no more than they deserved.- The Times - Monday 26th October, 1925

    Football League

Football League Division One
24 October 1925
Team P Pts
Sunderland 13 19
Aston Villa 12 17
Tottenham Hotspur 13 17
Huddersfield Town 11 16
Arsenal 13 15
Liverpool 11 13
Manchester United 12 13
Newcastle United 12 13
Bolton Wanderers 13 13
Birmingham 13 13
West Ham United 13 13
Leeds United 12 12
Blackburn Rovers 13 11
West Bromwich Albion 11 11
Everton 13 11
Manchester City 11 10
Notts County 13 10
Leicester City 12 9
Burnley 13 9
Sheffield United 11 8
Bury 10 8
Cardiff City 13 7

 

Division One matches played on 24 October 1925:

BIRMINGHAM 1-1 LEICESTER CITY
Islip (Chandler)

30,000 (St Andrew's, Birmingham)

BLACKBURN ROVERS 4-1 NOTTS COUNTY
Rigby, Roscamp, Harper 2, 1 pen. (Davis)
10,096
(Ewood Park, Blackburn)

Blackburn were without Puddefoot, who was making his international debut, against Ireland in Belfast, and Rollo, who was Ireland's captain.

BURY 2-3 ASTON VILLA
Bullock, Amos (York 3)

13,043 (Gigg Lane, Bury)

Villa were without Dorrell, Smart and Walker, who were playing against Ireland in Belfast.

CARDIFF CITY 0-2 MANCHESTER UNITED
(McPherson 2)

15,846 (
Ninian Park, Cardiff)

Cardiff were without Tom Sloan, who was making his international debut, for Ireland against England in Belfast.

EVERTON 4-2 LEEDS UNITED
Dean 3, Kennedy (Wainscoat, Jennings)

28,660 (
Goodison Park, Liverpool)

Everton were without Bobby Irvine, who was playing for Ireland against England in Belfast.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED
(McDonald)
18,285 (
Leeds Road, Huddersfield)

Newcastle were without Frank Hudspeth, who was making his only international appearance, against Ireland in Belfast.

MANCHESTER CITY 8-3 BURNLEY
Browell 5, Hicks, Johnson, Roberts (Hill, Kelly, Page)

19,740 (Maine Road, Manchester)

City were without Sam Austin, who was making his only international appearance, against Ireland in Belfast.

SHEFFIELD UNITED 4-0 ARSENAL
Partridge 2, Menlove, Mackie o.g.
27,555 (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

SUNDERLAND 2-1 BOLTON WANDERERS
Haworth o.g., Prior (Smith pen.)

23,516 (Roker Park, Sunderland)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3-1 LIVERPOOL
Osborne 3 (Forshaw)

29,952 (White Hart Lane, London)

Liverpool were without McMullan (making his international debut) and Scott (keeping a clean sheet in goal), who were playing for Ireland against England in Belfast.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 7-1 WEST HAM UNITED
Davies 3, 1 pen., Glidden, Wilson, Carter 2 (Ruffell)
20,851 (The Hawthorns, West Bromwich)

West Ham were without Stan Earle, who was a reserve against Ireland in Belfast.

A shock defeat for the defending champions, Huddersfield was their first in 28 league games. It would be their only home defeat of the season, however.

Football League Division Two
24 October 1925
Team P Pts
Middlesbrough 13 20
Chelsea 11 19
Derby County 11 17
The Wednesday 12 16
South Shields 11 15
Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 15
Port Vale 12 14
Darlington 14 14
Oldham Athletic 11 13
Hull City 12 13
Preston North End 14 13
Swansea Town 12 11
Bradford City 12 11
Barnsley 12 11
Portsmouth 11 11
Blackpool 13 10
Southampton 13 9
Stoke City 12 9
Nottingham Forest 12 9
Clapton Orient 12 6
Stockport County 12 5
Fulham 12 5

 

Division Two matches played on 24 October 1925:

BARNSLEY 2-2 FULHAM
Hine, Fletcher (Prouse, Pape)
8,309
(Oakwell, Barnsley)

BLACKPOOL 4-0 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Gill, Binks 2, Mee

10,724 (Bloomfield Road, Blackpool)

BRADFORD CITY 1-1 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Burkinshaw pen. (Douglas)
11,553
(Valley Parade, Bradford)

CHELSEA 5-0 PRESTON NORTH END
Thain 2, Turnbull 2, Wilson
40,539 (Stamford Bridge, London)

CLAPTON ORIENT 1-2 SOUTH SHIELDS
Broadbent (Wilson 2)
13,784
(Millfields Road, London)

DARLINGTON 7-1 PORTSMOUTH
McKenzie 2, Hooper, Brown 2, Childs, Ruddy (Haines)
9,424
(Feethams, Darlington)

DERBY COUNTY 7-3 STOKE CITY
Storer 2, Bedford 3, Whitehouse, Murphy (Davies 2, Archibald)
16,874 (Baseball Ground, Derby)

HULL CITY 1-2 MIDDLESBROUGH
Wilkinson (McClelland, Birrell)
10,358 (Anlaby Road, Hull)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2-0 THE WEDNESDAY
B
urton, Spaven
12,244 (City Ground, Nottingham)

Wednesday were without Fred Kean, who was playing against Ireland in Belfast.

PORT VALE 2-0 STOCKPORT COUNTY
Maddock, Kirkham
9,954 (Old Recreation Ground, Stoke)

SOUTHAMPTON 4-1 SWANSEA TOWN
Rawlings 2, Price, Coundon (Deacon)

11,739 (The Dell, Southampton)

Middlesbrough and Chelsea were setting the pace, with the Londoners staying unbeaten until their fifteenth game of the campaign, but neither would win promotion.

Selected Division Three matches played on 24 October 1925:

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2-1 QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS
Cook, Nightingale (Middleton)

8,816
(Goldstone Ground, Hove)

Brighton were without Jimmy Hopkins, who made his only international appearance, for Ireland against England in Belfast.

BRISTOL CITY 0-1 READING
(Smith)

10,858 (Ashton Gate, Bristol)

Reading were without Davey, who was making his international debut, and McConnell, who were playing for Ireland against England at Belfast.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 7-2 BOURNEMOUTH & BOSCOMBE ATHLETIC
Leslie 2, Cock 2, Corcoran, Black 2 (Eyre, Stringfellow)

10,693 (Home Park, Plymouth)

Jack Leslie showed England what they were missing as Plymouth scored 34 goals in their first seven home games of the season.

SOUTHEND UNITED 1-2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC
Shaw (Steele, Gibson)

8,804
(The Kursaal, Southend)

Charlton were without George Armitage, who was making his only international appearance, against Ireland in Belfast.

Plymouth led the southern section by a point from Reading and had a game in hand. Bradford led the northern section by two points from Grimsby Town, and Rochdale (who had a game in hand).

IN OTHER NEWS...

It was on 24 October 1925 that Bulgaria appealed to the League of Nations after a border dispute led to Greece invading the Bulgarian town of Petrich. Five days later, the Greeks withdrew, as they had been ordered to.

Source Notes

Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats
Original Newspaper Reports
TheFA.com
FA Council minutes
Rothman's Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Ancestry.com

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