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227 vs. Ireland
228
229 vs. Wales

Monday, 30 September 1946
International Friendly Match

Éire 0 England 1 [0-1]

 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad
England Squad

Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin
Attendance: 23,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Tom Finney (82)
Results 1946-1950

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Match Summary

Officials

Éire

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Éire Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 25th
Colours: Green jerseys with white collar, white shorts, green and white hooped socks.
Capt: John Carey Manager:  
Éire Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1946 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, red socks.
Capt: George Hardwick, second captaincy. Manager:
Team chosen by Selection Committee headed by Arthur Drewry
Walter Winterbottom, 33 (31 March 1913), appointed national director of coaching in September 1946;
2nd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 8 - A 2.
England Lineup
  Swift, Frank V. 32 26 December 1913 G Manchester City FC 2 2 GA
2 Scott, Lawrence 29 23 April 1917 RB

Arsenal FC

2 0
3 Hardwick, George F.M. 26 2 February 1920 LB

Middlesbrough FC

2 0
4 Wright, William A. 22 6 February 1924 RHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

2 0
5 Franklin, Cornelius 24 24 January 1922 CHB

Stoke City FC

2 0
6 Cockburn, Henry 25 14 September 1921 LHB

Manchester United FC

2 0
7 Finney, Thomas 24 5 April 1922 OR

Preston North End FC

2 2
8 Carter, Horatio S. 32 21 December 1913 IR

Derby County FC

8 3
9 Lawton, Thomas 26 6 October 1919 CF Chelsea FC 10 7
10 Mannion, Wilfred J. 28 16 May 1918 IL

Middlesbrough FC

2 3
11 Langton, Robert 28 8 September 1918 OL

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 1

reserves:

Eddie Shimwell (Sheffield United)
 

3-4-3
[3-2-2-3]

Swift  -
Scott, Franklin, Hardwick -
Wright, Cockburn -
Carter, Mannion -
Finney, Lawton, Langton.

Averages:

Age 26.9 Appearances/Goals 3.3 1.4

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Tom Finney saved Englands blushes with a scrambled winner eight minutes from the end as the light started to fade in this Monday evening match. It was England's first ever game against the Republic of Ireland. There was a persistent drizzle throughout the game, and conditions handicapped the ball-playing England inside-forwards. The O'Flanagan brothers and right wing partners - Dr Kevin and Michael - were outstanding for Ireland. Both were also Irish rugby internationals. Manchester City left-half Billy Walsh, playing for Ireland, had been capped by England as a schoolboy. The team was skippered by John Carey, who played for both Northern and Southern Ireland and who was to become an outstanding captain of Manchester United. Billy Wright was the most authoritative of the England half-back line, but much of his work was wasted by forwards who struggled to find a way through a defiant Irish defence.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller, Football Author
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