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Monday, 22 October 1928
Home International Championship 1928-29 (41st) Match

England 2 Ireland 1 [1-1]
 

Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Attendance: 25,000;
Receipt: £2,240; Kick-off: tbc GMT

England - Bill Dean (penalty saved, 21 min).
England - Joe Hulme (Ruffell, closing in, gave the ball to Hulme, who shot into an empty net 26), Bill Dean (from a Hacking goal clearance, three players touched the ball ending with a low left-footed shot 77)
Ireland - Joe Bambrick (ran through and although the English defence stopped, believing he had handled, he scored, despite a half-hearted Cooper tackle 32)
Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad
Results 1919-30

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - Evan Charles Sambrooke
Wales

Linesmen - not known

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Willis Edwards, first captaincy Selectors:
In charge: Arthur G. Kingscott
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the trial match, on Monday, 14 October 1928.
129th match, W 83 - D 25 - L 21 - F 392 - A 140.
England Lineup
  Hacking, John 30 22 December 1897 G Oldham Athletic FC 1 1 GA
  Cooper, Thomas 23 9 April 1905 RB Derby County FC 2 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 26 20 April 1902 LB The Wednesday FC 3 0
  Edwards, Willis 25 28 April 1903 RH Leeds United AFC 12 0
  Barrett, James W., injured off 8th min 21 19 January 1907 CH West Ham United FC 1 0
  Campbell, Austen F. 27 5 May 1901 LH/CH Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
Hulme, Joseph H.A. 24 26 August 1904 OR Arsenal FC 7 2
  Hine, Ernest W. 27 9 April 1901 IR Leicester City FC 1 0
Dean, William R. 21 22 January 1907 CF Everton FC 11 17
  Bradford, Joseph 27 22 January 1901 IL/LH Birmingham FC 4 3
  Ruffell, James W. 28 8 August 1900 OL West Ham United FC 3 0

reserves:

George Beel (Burnley FC) and Fred Kean (Bolton Wanderers FC)

team notes:

Chelsea FC's Sid Bishop was the original named Captain and left-half, his place going to Austen Campbell, he was suffering with tonsilitus.
Tom Cooper almost missed the match because of a leg injury, but he was attended to and played.
Jimmy Barrett was stretchered off after he twisted his left knee whilst taking a right-footed shot. Reports suggest he either twisted his knee, or sprained his ankle. In fact, it was both, he aggravated an old knee injury and suffered a fresh sprain.
 
2-3-5,
then 2-3-4 after 8 minutes
Hacking -
Cooper, Blenkinsop -
Edwards, Barrett
(Campbell), Campbell (Bradford) -
Hulme, Hine, Dean, Bradford, Ruffell

Averages:

Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 4.2 1.7

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 19th to 20th
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Billy Gillespie Selectors: Team Selection by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, Elisha 35 24 August 1893 G Liverpool FC, England 16 24 GA
  McCluggage, Andrew 28 1 September 1900 RB Burnley FC, England 8 0
  Hamilton, Robert T. 24 11 November 1903 LB Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 2 0
  Irving, Samuel J. 35 28 August 1893 RH Chelsea FC, England 17 0
  Sloan, Thomas M. 30 23 September 1898 CH Cardiff City FC, Wales 8 0
  Morgan, F. Gerald/Gerard 29 25 July 1899 LH Nottingham Forest FC, England 8 0
  Chambers, R. James 20 26 July 1908 OR Bury FC, England 5 2
  Irvine, Robert W. 28 29 April 1900 IR Portsmouth FC, England 12 3
Bambrick, Joseph G.A. 22 3 November 1905 CF Linfield FAC 1 1
  Gillespie, William B. 37 6 August 1891 IL Sheffield United FC, England 24 13
  Mahood, John 30 12 March 1898 OL Belfast Celtic FC 5 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Joe Bambrick was a last minute replacement for Liverpool's Billy Millar.
 
2-3-5 Scott -
McCluggage, Hamilton -
Irving, Sloan, Morgan -
Chambers, Irvine, Bqmbrick, Gillespie, Mahood.

Averages:

Age 28.9 Appearances/Goals 9.6 1.7

 

    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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