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146 vs. France

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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 Squad

England Squad

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 - 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 Glasgow 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 20 April 1890 LB Newcastle United FC 1 0
  Kean, Frederick W. 26 10 December 1898 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, he was in the starting line-up, but dropped to 'reserve status' with Walker taking his place.
 
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

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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