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80 vs. Wales
81
82 vs. Scotland

Saturday, 12 March 1904
Home International Championship 1903-04 (21st) Match

Ireland 1 England 3 [0-2]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Team Records

Cliftonville Gardens, Cliftonville, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance: 9,000;
Kick-off tbc

England - Joe Bache (a low shot that glanced in off the right post' 12), Alf Common ('added a second after an easy opening' 16, 'from a Bache pass, in off the crossbar' 65)
Ireland - Jack Kirwan ('overhead shot following a corner' 49)
Results 1901-14

? won the toss, ? kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
39 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - M.T. Roberts, Secretary, Derbyshire F.A. and not known

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  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 10th
Colours: Probably Royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Archie Goodall Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 21 17 May 1882 G Linfield FAC 4 7 GA
  McCracken, William R. 21 29 January 1883 RB Distillery FC 5 0
  Boyle, Peter 27 26 April 1876 LB Sheffield United FC, England 5 0
  Milne, Robert G. 33 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 23 2
  Goodall, Archibald L. 39 19 June 1864 CH Glossop North End FC, England (player-manager) 9 2
  Maginnis, Hugh 25 5 September 1878 LH Linfield FAC 6 0
  Mercer, John Thompson 26 27 March 1877 OR Derby County FC, England 10 0
  Sheridan, James 21 15 May 1882 IR Everton FC, England 4 1
  Connor, M. Joseph 26 26 September 1877 CF Fulham FC, England 3 1
Kirwan, John H. 26 9 February 1878 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 7 2
  Buckle, Henry R. 22 6 March 1882 OL Sunderland AFC, England 2 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Joe Connor was born O'Connor
   
2-3-5 Scott -
McCracken, Boyle -
Milne, Goodall, McGinnis -
Mercer, Sheridan, Connor, Kirwan, Buckle.

Averages:

Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals 7.1 0.6

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: White collared jerseys and navy blue shorts
Capt: Bob Crompton, fourth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the Wales match, on Monday, 29 February 1904.
50th match, W 36 - D 9 - L 5 - F 181 - A 47.
England Lineup
  Baddeley, Thomas 29 2 November 1874 G Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 4 GA
  Crompton, Robert 24 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 7 0
  Burgess, Herbert 23 December 1880 LB Manchester City FC 2 0
  Ruddlesdin, Herod 27 9 June 1876 RH The Wednesday FC 2 0
  Crawshaw, Thomas H. 31 27 December 1872 CH The Wednesday FC 10 1
  Leake, Alexander 32 11 July 1871 LH Aston Villa FC 1 0
  Brawn, William F. 25 1 August 1878 OR Aston Villa FC 2 0
Common, Alfred 23 25 May 1880 IR Sheffield United FC 2 2
  Woodward, Vivian J. 24 3 June 1879 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 4
Bache, Joseph W. 24 8 February 1880 IL Aston Villa FC 3 3
  Davis, George H. 22 5 June 1881 OL Derby County FC 2 1

reserves:

Derby County FC's Steve Bloomer.
   
2-3-5 Baddeley -
Crompton, Burgess -
Ruddlesdin, Crawshaw, Leake -
Brawn, Common, Woodward, Bache, Davis

Averages:

Age 25.8 Appearances/Goals 3.5 0.9

 

    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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