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179 vs. Wales

Saturday, 17 October 1931
Home International Championship 1931-32 (44th) Match

Ireland 2 England 6 [1-3]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 40,000
; Kick-off: 3.00pm GMT
Live on National Radio, commentator: George Allison

England - Jack Smith (from a Crooks cross 10), Tom Waring (12, from a Crooks pass 50), Ernie Hine (a rebound after Gardiner saved a Crooks shot 30), Eric Houghton (low drive 60, 85)
Ireland - Jimmy Dunne (free-kick 40), Jimmy Kelly (89)
Results 1930-39

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Hugh Watson
Scotland

Linesmen - not known

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Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 28th to 31st
Colours: Green jerseys with white white winged collars, white shorts.
Capt: tbc Selectors: Team Selection by Committee, on Tuesday, 6 October 1931;
Ireland Lineup
  Gardiner, Alfred nk not known G Cliftonville FC 5 12 GA
  Russell, Samuel R. 31 2 January 1900 RB Derry City FC 3 0
  Fulton, Robert P. 24 6 November 1906 LB Belfast Celtic FC 6 0
  McDonald, Robert L. 29 11 August 1902 RH Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 2 0
  Jones, John 24 3 April 1907 CH Linfield FAC 7 0
  Mitchell, William 20 22 November 1910 LH Distillery FC 1 0
  Chambers, R. James 23 26 July 1908 OR Nottingham Forest FC, England 11 2
  McConnell, Patrick 31 5 February 1900 IR Southport FC, England 2 0
Dunne, James 26 3 September 1905 CF Sheffield United FC, England 5 4
  McCambridge, James 26 23 September 1905 IL Cardiff City FC, Wales 4 0
Kelly, James 19/20 1911 OL Derry City FC 1 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

The original left-half was Linfield FAC's Billy McCleery, his place going to Mitchell.
 
2-3-5 Gardiner -
Russell, Fulton -
McDonald, Jones, Mitchell -
Chambers, McConnell, Dunne, McCambridge, Kelly

Averages:

Age 25.3/4 Appearances/Goals 4.3 0.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 6th
Colours: The 1923 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Roy Goodall, seventh captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Wednesday, 7 October 1931.
145th match, W 93 - D 27 - L 25 - F 445 - A 165.
England Lineup
  Hibbs, E. Henry 25 27 May 1906 G Birmingham FC 8 10 GA
  Goodall, F. Roy 28 31 December 1902 RB Huddersfield Town AFC 17 0
  Blenkinsop, Ernest 29 20 April 1902 LB Sheffield Wednesday FC 19 0
  Strange, Alfred H. 31 2 April 1900 RH Sheffield Wednesday FC 9 0
  Graham, Thomas 26 12 March 1905 CH Nottingham Forest FC 2 0
  Campbell, Austen F. 30 5 May 1901 LH Huddersfield Town AFC 6 1
  Crooks, Samuel D. 23 16 January 1908 OR Derby County FC 9 2
Smith, John W. 32 28 October 1898 IR Portsmouth FC 1 1
Waring, Thomas 25 12 October 1906 CF Aston Villa FC 3 3
Hine, Ernest W. 30 9 April 1901 IL Leicester City FC 5 3
Houghton, W. Eric 21 29 June 1910 OL Aston Villa FC 5 4

reserves:

Ernie Hine (Leicester City FC) and Willis Edwards (Leeds United AFC)

team notes:

Birmingham FC's Joe Bradford was the original named inside-left, his place going to reserve Hine..
 
2-3-5 Hibbs -
Goodall, Blenkinsop -
Strange, Graham, Campbell -
Crooks, Smith, Waring, Hine, Houghton

Averages:

Age 27.3 Appearances/Goals 7.6 0.7

 

    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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