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150 vs. Belgium

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152 vs. Wales

Wednesday, 20 October 1926
Home International Championship 1926-27 (39th) Match

originally due to take place 18 October

England 3 Ireland 3 [1-2]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad

Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire
Attendance: 25,000
; Kick-off: tbc

Ireland - Billy Gillespie (rising shot 5), Hugh Davey (a fine twenty-yard shot 44), Bobby Irvine (unmarked, shot through splendidly 51)
England - George Brown (rebound, from a Bullock overhead kick which was saved 8), Joe Spence (rounded McConnell and beat Scott without losing any pace 47), Norman Bullock (from a Spence centre 80)
Results 1919-30

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Evan Charles Sambrooke
Wales

Linesmen - W.E. Forshaw, Liverpool, and not known

Originally due to take place on Monday 18 October 1926, it was altered at the FA meeting of 4 July 1926 in Harrogate.

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 12th to 13th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Sam Wadsworth, fourth captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Charles E. Sutcliffe
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 11 October 1926.
118th match, W 76 - D 24 - L 18 - F 355 - A 121.
England Lineup
  McInroy, Albert 25 23 April 1901 G Sunderland AFC 1 3 GA
  Cresswell, Warneford 28 5 November 1897 RB Sunderland AFC 6 0
  Wadsworth, Samuel J. 30 13 September 1896 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 9 0
  Edwards, Willis 23 28 April 1903 RH Leeds United AFC 3 0
  Hill, John H. 29 2 March 1897 CH Burnley FC 3 0
  Green, George H. 25 2 May 1901 LH Sheffield United FC 5 0
Spence, Joseph W. 27 15 December 1898 OR Manchester United FC 2 1
Brown, George 23 22 June 1903 IR Huddersfield Town AFC 1 1
Bullock, Norman 26 8 September 1900 CF Bury FC 3 2
  Walker, William H. 28 29 October 1897 IL Aston Villa FC 16 8
  Ruffell, James W. 26 8 August 1900 OL West Ham United FC 2 0

reserves:

Harry Nuttall (Bolton Wanderers FC) and George Briggs (Birmingham FC)
 
2-3-5 McInroy -
Cresswell, Wadsworth -
Edwards, Hill, Green -
Spence, Brown, Bullock, Walker, Ruffell.

Averages:

Age 26.4 Appearances/Goals 4.6 0.8

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 27th to 26th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts, dark socks.
Capt: Billy Gillespie Selectors: Team Selection by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, Elisha 33 24 August 1893 G Liverpool FC, England 10 17 GA
  Rollo, David 36 26 August 1890 RB Blackburn Rovers FC, England 16 0
  McConnell, William H. 25 2 September 1901 LB Reading FC, England 4 0
  Gowdy, Joseph 28 December 1897 RH Falkirk FC, Scotland 5 0
  Morgan, F. Gerald/Gerard 27 25 July 1899 CH Nottingham Forest FC, England 4 0
  Irving, Samuel J. 33 28 August 1893 LH Cardiff City FC, Wales 11 0
  Bothwell, Andrew W. 26 7 October 1900 OR Ards FC 4 0
Irvine, Robert W. 26 29 April 1900 IR Everton FC, England 8 3
Davey, Hugh H. 29 14 June 1897 CF Reading FC, England 2 1
Gillespie, William B. 35 6 August 1891 IL Sheffield United FC, England 21 13
  Toner, Joseph S. 32 30 March 1894 OL St. Johnstone FC, Scotland 7 0

reserves:

reserves not known
 
2-3-5 Scott -
Rollo, McConnell -
Gowdy, Morgan, Irving -
Bothwell, Irvine, Davey, Gillespie, Toner.

Averages:

Age 30.0 Appearances/Goals 8.4 1.3

 

    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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