encounter between England and Ireland, under Association rules, took
place last Saturday, at Whalley Range, Manchester. The afternoon was
fine, and between five and six thousand spectators visited the ground
of the Manchester Club. Having lost the toss, Ireland kicked off with
both wind and sun in their faces...
It continued so until close upon half-time, when Spilsbury dribbled
the ball down the right side, and passed to Bambridge, who placed a
goal to the credit of England...
...after the kick out a determined attack was made on the Irish goal,
which resulted in Spilsbury obtaining another point for England. The
latter team then had a further corner kick, which Lofthouse again
undertook. He placed the ball within a few yards of the posts, and
Eames in endeavouring to clear his lines sent the ball under the Irish
Brown secured it from the kick out, and after some passing between
himself and Lofthouse he scored a fourth goal for England...
- The Times - Monday
IN OTHER NEWS...
Queen's Park beat Notts County, 2-1 at Derby in an F.A. Cup replay to reach the
semi-finals for the second year in succession. They were to repeat their
feat of the previous year, when they became the first and only Scottish club
to reach the final, but once again, Blackburn Rovers were to deny them the
It was on 27 February 1885
that the government achieved a narrow majority of 14 votes over the
opposition's motion that their indecision and neglect of the war in Sudan
had led directly to the loss of Khartoum and the death of General Gordon.