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43 vs. Scotland

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44 vs. Wales
46 vs. Scotland

Saturday, 5 March 1892
Home International Championship 1891-92 (9th) Match
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One of two games played on the same day.

Ireland 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance: 8,000; Kick-off tbc

England - Harry Daft ('Athersmith centred and Daft headed through' 44, 'Athersmith sent a long pass to Daft, who put through a second goal' 47)
Ireland - Sam Torrans (penalty saved)
First ever penalty in an England match is saved. Underwood had fouled Torrans.
The Times, The Guardian, The Sportsman, The Field and the Belfast Telegraph all credit Daft with scoring twice. Only the Athletic News credit John Devey with scoring England's first.
Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Team Records
Results 1891-1900

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 
Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Robert F. Harrison
Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - not known

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
The 1891 International Football Association Board:
The penalty kick introduced
Some Laws rewritten
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: "...their opponents in dark blue, following a few minutes later."
Capt: Willie Gordon Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Clugston, W. John 22 11 August 1869 G Cliftonville FAC 10 51 GA
  Gordon, R.W. Willis 21 28 February 1871 RB Linfield FAC 3 0
  Stewart, Robert K. 23 15 August 1868 LB Cliftonville FAC 5 0
  McKeown, Nathaniel 23 9 September 1868 RH Linfield FAC 2 0
  Spencer, Samuel nk not known CH Distillery FC 4 0
  Cunningham, William R. nk not known LH Ulster FC 2 0
  Dalton, William B. 21 16 March 1870 OR Linfield FAC 7 4
  Gaffikin, George J. 23 17 May 1868 IR Linfield FAC 6 1
  Stanfield, Olphert M. 23 26 February 1869 CF

Distillery FC

16 7
Torrans, Samuel 22 27 October 1869 IL Linfield FAC 7 0
  Peden, John injured off 15th min. 28 12 July 1863 OL

Linfield FAC

11 2

reserves:

reserves not known

notes:

Ireland played most of the match with just ten men, following Peden's twisted knee, he had collided with Holt.
This is the most experienced team England have faced thus far.
   
2-3-5 Clugston -
Gordon, Stewart -
McKeown, Spencer, Cunningham -
Dalton, Gaffikin, Stanfield, Torrans, Peden

Averages:

Age 22.9 Appearances/Goals 6.6 1.3

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: "...the English were first to appear in white jersey's..."
Capt: not known Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following a trial match, on Monday, 29 February 1892.
13th/14th match, W 12 - D 1 - L 1 - F 56 - A 12.
England Lineup
  Rowley, William S. 26 summer 1865 G Stoke FC 2 1 GA
  Clare, Thomas 27 February 1865 RB Stoke FC 2 0
  Underwood, Alfred 22 mid-1869 LB Stoke FC 2 0
  Cox, John D. 24 21 October 1867 RH Derby County FC 1 0
  Holt, John 26 10 April 1865 CH Everton FC 4 0
  Whitham, Michael 24 6 November 1867 LH Sheffield United FC 1 0
  Athersmith Harper, W. Charles 19 10 May 1872 OR Aston Villa FC 1 0
  Pearson, John H. 24 25 January 1868 IR Crewe Alexandra FC 1 0
  Devey, John H.G. 25 26 December 1866 CF Aston Villa FC 1 0
Daft, Harry B. 24 5 April 1866 OL Notts County FC 5 3
  Hodgetts, H. Dennis 28 28 November 1863 OL Aston Villa FC 4 1

reserves:

reserves not known
   
2-3-5 Rowley -
Clare, Underwood -
Cox, Holt, Whitham -
Athersmith, Pearson, Devey, Daft, Hodgetts

Averages:

Age 24.5 Appearances/Goals 2.2 0.2

 

    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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