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21 vs. Scotland



Results 1872-90

Saturday, 23 February 1884
H
ome International Championship 1883-84 (1st) Match

Ireland 1 England 8 [0-4]


 
Match Summary

Ireland Squad

England Squad
Team Records

Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance:
3,000; Kick-off tbc DMT

England - Edward Johnson (two goals, first after 15 min), Charlie Bambridge (two goals), Harry Cursham (hat-trick), Arthur Bambridge (76).
Ireland - Billy McWha (poss 88).
goal times mostly unknown.

unknown won the toss, unknown kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials [umpires and referees are of equal relevance]

Ireland

Type

England

Umpires -
Nicholas Lane Jackson
34 (1 November 1849), West Hackney, London &
Robert
M. Kennedy
Belfast, Ireland

Referee -
Thomas Lawrie
Scotland (Scottish FA Vice-President)

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

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th
Colours: St. Patrick blue shirts, white shorts.
Capt: Jack Davison Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Hunter, Robert J. nk not known G Cliftonville FAC 3 19 GA
  Wilson, Matthew 41/42 1842 LB

Distillery FC

3 0
  Crone, William 19/20 1864 RB

Distillery FC

4 0
  Hastings, John 25/26 1858 HB

Ulster FC

5 0
  Molyneux, Thomas B. 15/16 1868 HB

Cliftonville FAC

3 0
  Davison, Dr. John R. 23 25 April 1860
 born in Leeds, England
IR

Cliftonville FAC

5 0
  Gaussen, Arthur D.A. 21 1863 OR

Moyola Park FC

2 0
McWha, William B.R. 23/24 1860 CF

Cliftonville FAC

5 1
  Johnston, Samuel J. 17 18 September 1866 CF

Distillery FC

3 1
  Dill, Alexander H. 20 27 June 1863 OL Cliftonville FAC 6 0
  Spiller, Edward A. 21 22 September 1861 IL

Cliftonville FAC

3 0

reserves:

reserves unknown

team notes:

Matthew Wilson, was nicknamed 'Daddy', and was famed for his 15 inch long ginger beard.  He was either 41 or 42 at the time of this match.
   
2-2-6 Hunter -
Wilson, Crone -
Hastings, Molyneux -
McWha, Johnston, Davidson, Gaussen, Spiller, Dill.

Averages:

Age 22.5/23.0 Appearances/Goals 3.8 0.1

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: White shirts, navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Norman Bailey, sixth captaincy. Selectors: The Football Association Committee following trial games, with Secretary Charles W. Alcock having the primary influence, on Saturday, 26 January 1884.
England Lineup
  Rose, William C. 22 1 December 1861 G

Swifts FC

1 1 GA
  Dobson, Alfred T.C. 24 April 1859 RB Notts County FC 2 0
  Beverley, Joseph 27 12 November 1856 LB

Blackburn Rovers FC

1 0
  Bailey, Norman C. 26 23 July 1857 HB

Clapham Rovers FC

10 0
  MacRae, Stuart 28 7 December 1855
in India
HB

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

4 0
  Holden, George H. 24 6 October 1859 OR

Wednesbury Old Athletic FC

2 0
Bambridge, Arthur L. 22 16 June 1861 IR

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

3 1
Johnson, Edward 24 late 1859/early 1860 CF

Stoke FC

2 2
  Dunn, Arthur T.B. 23 12 August 1860 CF Cambridge University AFC & Old Etonians FC 2 2
Bambridge, E. Charles,
 injured off 75 min.
25 30 July 1858 IL

Swifts FC

8 9
Cursham, Henry A. 24 27 November 1859 OL

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

8 5

reserves:

reserves unknown

team notes:

The original eleven had Percy de Paravicini (Old Etonians FC) starting, his place going to Beverley. Cursham replaced Nevill Cobbold (Old Carthusians FC & Cambridge University AFC). Dunn replaced Charles Wilson (Hendon FC). Clem Mitchell (Upton Park FC) and Fred Dewhurst (Blackburn Olympic FC) were replaced by Johnson and Holden.
Charlie Bambridge was injured and taken off the field of play after approximately 75 minutes; England played on with 10 men.
Arthur and Charlie Bambridge were brothers.
Norman Bailey has overtaken Billy Mosforth's record of nine caps.
This is the oldest English team thus far.
   
2-2-6 Rose -
Dobson, Beverley -
MacRae, Bailey -
Cursham,
C.Bambridge, Johnson, Dunn, A.Bambridge, Holden.

Averages:

Age 24.4 Appearances/Goals 3.9 1.0

 

    Match Report

Source Notes 

Jonny Dewart at Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats (link, left)
Original Newspaper Reports
TheFA.com
Rothman's Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60

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