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Monday, 20 October 1930
Home International Championship 1930-31 (43rd) Match

England 5 Ireland 1 [5-0]
 

Match Summary
England Squad

Ireland Squad

Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
Attendance: 25,000;
Kick-off: tbc GMT

England - Harry Burgess (headed in from Houghton's pass 15, easy goal from a Strange pass 35), Jimmy Hampson (Leach sent down a ball for Hodgson to intercept, who passed to Hampson to score 25), Sammy Crooks (went through and scored 30), Eric Houghton (from a pass by Hodgson 40)
England - Alf Strange (saved penalty in the second half)
Ireland - Jimmy Dunne (a skillful dribble which was completed by hooking the ball into the net 80)
Results 1930-39

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - John Thomson
Scotland

Linesmen - H. Heath, Sheffield and not known

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 5th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Roy Goodall, fourth captaincy Selectors:
In charge: A.J. Dickenson
The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 13 October 1930.
140th match, W 90 - D 27 - L 23 - F 429 - A 155.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 24 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 5 6 GA
  Goodall, F. Roy 27 31 December 1902 RB Huddersfield Town AFC 13 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 28 20 April 1902 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 14 0
Strange, Alfred H. 30 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 4 0
  Leach, Thomas 27 23 September 1903 CH Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
  Campbell, Austen F. 29 5 May 1901 LH Huddersfield Town AFC 3 0
Crooks, Samuel D. 22 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 4 1
  Hodgson, Gordon 26 16 April 1904
born in South Africa
IR Liverpool FC 1 0
Hampson, James 24 23 March 1906 CF Blackpool FC 1 1
Burgess, Harry 26 20 August 1904 IL Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 2
Houghton, W. Eric 20 29 June 1910 OL Aston Villa FC 1 1

reserves:

Harry Nuttall (Bolton Wanderers FC) and Joe Carter (West Bromwich Albion FC)
 
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Goodall, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Leach, Campbell -
Crooks, Hodgson, Hampson, Burgess, Houghton.

Averages:

Age 25.7 Appearances/Goals 4.4 0.0

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 20th to 23rd
Colours: Royal blue jerseys, white shorts.
Capt: Billy Gillespie Selectors: Team Selection by Committee, on Monday, 13 October 1930;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, Elisha 37 24 August 1893 G Liverpool FC, England 20 41 GA
  McCluggage, Andrew 30 1 September 1900 RB Burnley FC, England 12 2
  Fulton, Robert P. 23 6 November 1906 LB Belfast Celtic FC 3 0
  Jones, John 23 3 April 1907 RH Linfield FAC 3 0
  Reid, William nk not known CH Heart of Midlothian FC, Scotland 1 0
  McCleery, William 28 25 January 1902 LH Linfield FAC 4 0
  Duggan, Harold A. 27 8 June 1903 OR Leeds United AFC, England 2 0
  Irvine, Robert W. 30 29 April 1900 IR Connah's Quay FC, Wales 14 3
Dunne, James 25 3 September 1905 CF Sheffield United FC, England 2 1
  Gillespie, William B. 39 6 August 1891 IL Sheffield United FC, England 25 13
  McCaw, J. Harold nk not known OL Linfield FAC 4 1

reserves:

Jimmy McCambridge (Everton FC) and Bill Gowdy (Hull City AFC)
 
2-3-5 Scott -
McCluggae, Fulton -
Jones, Reid, McCleery -
Duggan, Irvine, Dunne, Gilespie, McCaw

Averages:

Age 29.1 Appearances/Goals 8.2 1.7

 

    Match Report

F.A.'s BAN ON CLOCKS ON FOOTBALL GROUNDS

"Sir Charles Clegg, president, presided over a meeting of the Council of the Football Association, held at Lancaster Gate, yesterday [Monday, 13 October 1930]. A resolution was deprecating the use of clocks professing to indicate the duration of play on football grounds, and ordering their immediate removal.

"A resolution framed in a way that would prohibit players, other than British born, from taking part in the F.A. Cup Competitions unless possessed of a two years' residential qualification, was moved by Mr. C. Wreford-Brown.
"Having been slightly amended, in the suggestion of Mr C.E. Sutcliffe, the resolution, which read as follows, was carried:-
  ""That the Rules Revision Committee be instructed to draft a rule for submission to the Council, whereby no individual, other than British born, is eligible to take part in any competition sanctioned by the Football Association or any affiliated county association unless he possesses a two years' residential qualification." -
The Western Daily Press, Tuesday, 14 October 1930

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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