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52 vs. Scotland

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54 vs. Wales

Saturday, 9 March 1895
Home International Championship 1894-95 (12th) Match

England 9 Ireland 0 [5-0]

Match Summary
England Party

Ireland Party
Team Records

Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby, Derbyshire
Attendance: 10,000; Receipts: £295; Kick-off after 3.30pm GMT

England - Sam Torrans (own goal from a corner 3), Steve Bloomer (4, 58), Frank Becton (15, 'Bloomer sent in a shot, striking the crossbar and Becton sent in a beauty from the rebound' 60), Billy Bassett ('grand side shot' (one report states that H.Gordon, in clearing.put the ball through his own goal) 30 [It was Ireland's 200th goal conceded]), Rab Howell ('from a corner kick' 36), Jack Goodall ('sent in a weak shot, which Gordon let through' 65, 'Bassett struck the crossbar, Goodall finishing the goal' 87)
Results 1891-1900

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - James H. Robertson
Dundee, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - John James Bentley, 34 (June 1860), Chapeltown, Bolton Wanderers FC & unknown

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1894 International Football Association Board meeting:
Registration issues
Close season rules
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Bob Holmes, third captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Wednesday, 20 February 1895 at 61 Chancery Lane, London.
22nd match, W 18 - D 3 - L 1 - F 95 - A 20.
England Lineup
  Sutcliffe, John W. 26 12 April 1868 G Bolton Wanderers FC 2 0 GA
  Crabtree, James W. 23 23 December 1871 RB Burnley FC 2 0
  Holmes, Robert 27 23 June 1867 LB Preston North End FC 7 0
Howell, Raby 27 12 October 1867 RH Sheffield United FC 1 1
  Crawshaw, Thomas H. 22 28 December 1872 CH Wednesday FC 1 0
  Turner, James 28 6 October 1866 LH Stoke FC 2 0
Bassett, William I. 26 27 January 1869 OR West Bromwich Albion FC 12 4 or 5
Becton, Francis 21 28 October 1873 IR Preston North End FC 1 2
Bloomer, Stephen 21 20 January 1874 CF Derby County FC 1 2
Goodall, John 31 19 June 1863 IL Derby County FC 10 10 or 11
  Schofield, Joseph A. 24 1 January 1871 OL Stoke FC 3 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Both Aston Villa FC's Jack Devey and Jack Reynolds were replaced the day before this match took place, Frank Becton and Rab Howell were their replacements. Jamie Haydock (Blackburn Rovers FC) also withdrew from the original line-up at some point, his place going to Jack Goodall.
Jack Reynolds had already played five times for the Irish team, scoring once (1890-91 (two appearances and one goal against England))
 
2-3-5 Sutcliffe -
Crabtree, Holmes -
Howell, Crawshaw, Turner -
Bassett, Becton, Bloomer, Goodall, Schofield.

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 3.8 1.0

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: Probably blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Bob Milne Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Monday, 18 February 1895;
Ireland Lineup
  Gordon, Thomas 27 24 May 1867 G Linfield FAC 2 14 GA
  Gordon, Hugh 21 17 May 1873 RB Linfield FAC 1 0
Torrans, Samuel 25 27 October 1869 LB Linfield FAC 14 0
  McKee, Hiram W.H. 17
174 dys
16 September 1877 RH Cliftonville FAC 1 0
  Milne, Robert G. 24 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 4 0
  Burnett, John 23 18 July 1871 LH Glentoran FC 4 0
  Morrison, Thomas 21 1 February 1874 OR Glentoran FC 1 0
  Gaffikin, George J. 26 17 May 1868 IR Linfield FAC 14 4
  Stanfield, Olphert M. 26 26 February 1869 CF Distillery FC 23 9
  Sherrard, William 22 22 June 1872 IL Cliftonville FAC 1 0
  Jordan, Thomas H. 22 16 November 1872 OL Linfield FAC 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Tommy and Hugh Gordon were brothers, as was Willie (1892).
Olphie Stanfield extends his tally as Ireland's record appearance holder. He is already their record goalscorer.
 
2-3-5 T.Gordon -
H.Gordon, Torrans -
McKie, Burnett, Milne -
Morrison, Gaffikin, Stanfield, Sherrard, Jordan

Averages:

Age 23.1 Appearances/Goals 6.0 1.2

 

    Match Report

The powerful professional team representative of England at Derby on Saturday gained a brilliant victory. Their football was well appreciated by a large crowd of people, which had assembled in spite of bad weather. Both forward and behind the superiority of the Englishmen was very marked. John Goodall, the international player, played particularly well, and was strongly supported by the wings. After a well-made corner the opening goal was kicked by Bloomer in the first few minutes ; the same player quickly added a second, and in less than a quarter of an hour a third came from Beckton. England still attacked strongly, and goals by Bassett and Howell enabled them to cross over with a lead of five. The character of the game did not subsequently vary, and a heavy score was run up. Goodall kicked two more goals and Beckton and Bloomer one each, the victory being with England by nine goals to none. - The Times - Monday 11th March, 1895

Ireland's William 'Beg' Sherrard would die on 9 October 1895, he took ill with influenza. He was only 23 years old. He would play in all three of Ireland's games in 1895, scoring their solitary goal in the Scotland defeat.

    Football League

 

Football League Division One
9 March 1895
Team P Pts
Sunderland 26 39
Aston Villa 26 35
Everton 24 35
Sheffield United 28 30
Blackburn Rovers 26 28
Preston North End 26 28
Nottingham Forest 24 28
Burnley 23 26
The Wednesday 23 25
Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 22
Small Heath 25 20
Liverpool 25 19
West Bromwich Albion 25 19
Bolton Wanderers 25 18
Derby County 24 15
Stoke 24 13

 

Division One matches played on 9 March 1895:

SHEFFIELD UNITED 4-0 SUNDERLAND
Docherty, Watson 2, Davies
 8,000 (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

United were without Rab Howell, who scored for England against Ireland at Derby.

SMALL HEATH v. THE WEDNESDAY
MATCH POSTPONED - WATERLOGGED PITCH
(Coventry Road, Birmingham)

Wednesday would have been without Tommy Crawshaw, who was playing for England against Ireland at Derby.

STOKE 1-2 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Hyslop (Green, Hutchison)

MATCH ABANDONED AFTER 70 MINUTES - WATERLOGGED PITCH

(Victoria Ground, Stoke)

Stoke were without Schofield and Turner, who were playing for England against Ireland at Derby, as was West Brom's Billy Bassett, who scored.

Although Sunderland suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, and they lost the FA Cup semi-final to Aston Villa, the following week, they won all of their remaining league games to regain the Championship for the third time in four years.

 

 

 

Football League Division Two
9 March 1895
Team P Pts
Bury 24 41
Notts County 25 32
Darwen 23 31
Newton Heath 22 30
Grimsby Town 23 30
Leicester Fosse 24 27
Woolwich Arsenal 25 27
Burton Wanderers 23 25
Manchester City 23 24
Newcastle United 24 23
Burton Swifts 24 21
Rotherham Town 26 20
Lincoln City 23 16
Walsall Town Swifts 21 12
Burslem Port Vale 25 10
Crewe Alexandra 23 9

 

Division Two matches played on 9 March 1895:

BURTON WANDERERS 4-0 BURSLEM PORT VALE
 Rose 2, Capes, Garfield

1,000 (Derby Turn, Burton)

CREWE ALEXANDRA 2-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED
Barnett, o.g. (Hedley)
2,000 (Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe)

DARWEN 4-3 ROTHERHAM TOWN
Watson, Bailey, McKennie, McAvoy (nk, Coupar)
2,000 (Barley Bank, Darwen)

GRIMSBY TOWN 7-1 BURTON SWIFTS
Eccleston, McCairns 2, Rose, Frost, Fletcher 2 (Birch)
2,000 (Abbey Park, Grimsby)

MANCHESTER CITY 7-1 NOTTS COUNTY
Rowan, Meredith, Finnerhan 2, McReddie, Sharples, Walker Pen. (Bruce)
7,000 (Hyde Road, Manchester)

NEWTON HEATH 14-0 WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS
Donaldson, Smith 6, Cassidy 3, Peters, Clarkin, nk
(Bank Street, Manchester)

WOOLWICH ARSENAL 3-3 LEICESTER FOSSE
Mortimer, Sharpe, O'Brien (nk)
3,000 (Lyttelton Ground, London)

 

 

Notts County's hopes of catching Bury at the top of the Second Division were all but extinguished by a ruthless Manchester City, who included a twenty-year-old Welshman called Billy Meredith in their list of scorers. Incredibly, he played his last match for City in the FA Cup semi-final, 29 years later, before retiring at the age of 49! Newton Heath's incredible victory was declared void when Walsall's protest about the state of the pitch was upheld. They returned to Manchester, the following month, and promptly lost 9-0.

IN OTHER NEWS...

Scotland defeated England, 6-3, at Richmond, to win the rugby union triple crown and their third successive Calcutta Cup.

It was on 9 March 1895 that an inquest returned the verdict that 39-year-old, Frank Taylor, of Tooting had murdered his wife and six of his seven children by cutting their throats with a razor, two days earlier. He had then cut his own throat and died on the way to hospital. His eldest child, 15-year-old, Frank Junior, survived by fighting off his father's frenzied attack and then escaping from the house with blood pouring from a neck wound. Notes found in the house indicated that Frank Senior had been planning the murders for a few days after a period in which he had been struggling to find work to feed his family.

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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