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Saturday, 13 February 1909
Home International Championship 1908-09 (26th) Match

England 4 Ireland 0 [0-0]
 

Match Summary
England Party

Ireland Party
Team Records

Horton Park Avenue, Horton Park, Bradford, Yorkshire
Attendance: 28,000; Receipts £800 11s. 6d.;
Kick-off 2.30pm GMT

England - George Hilsdon ('from magnificent play from Lintott' 50, penalty 87), Vivian Woodward ('from a corner' 60, 'heading in another corner' 80)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

England

Type

Ireland

Referee - James B. Stark
Airdrie

Linesmen - W.H. Bellamy (Grimsby, England) and Joseph P. Gillen (Fermanagh)

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
The 1908 International Football Association Board meeting:
Players International Match fee
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: "White shirts and black knickers"
Capt: Vivian Woodward, eighth captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, on Monday, 1 February 1909, in Birmingham, following the trial match.
67th match, W 49 - D 12 - L 6 - F 239 - A 57.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 26 26 August 1882 G Liverpool FC 5 3 GA
  Crompton, Robert 29 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 22 0
  Cottle, Joseph R. 22 4 June 1886 LB Bristol City FC 1 0
  Warren, Benjamin 29 7 May 1879 RH Chelsea FC 14 1
  Wedlock, William J. 28 28 October 1880 CH Bristol City FC 11 1
  Lintott, Evelyn H. 25 2 November 1883 LH Bradford City FC 4 0
  Berry, Arthur 21 3 January 1888 OR Oxford University AFC 1 0
Woodward, Vivian J. 29 3 June 1879 IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 18
Hilsdon, George 23 10 August 1885 CF Chelsea FC 8 14
  Windridge, James E. 26 21 October 1882 IL Chelsea FC 8 7
  Bridgett, G. Arthur
 injured first minute
26 11 October 1882 OL Sunderland AFC 7 2

reserves:

Newcastle United FC's Colin Veitch and Swindon Town FC's Harold Fleming

team notes:

Fleming replaced The Wednesday FC's Frank Bradshaw, who been suffering with a poisonous toe.
Arthur Bridgett was injured in the first minute after Jimmy Balfe knocked him off the ball. Although he remained on the pitch until the end of the match, he was unable to play.
England have equalled their record of keeping three clean sheets in a row.
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Crompton, Cottle -
Warren, Wedlock, Lintott -
Berry, Woodward, Hilsdon,
Windridge, Bridgett.

Averages:

Age 25.8 Appearances/Goals 8.9 3.5

 

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 20th
Colours: "Blue shirts and white knickers"
Capt: Val Harris Selectors: Team chosen by Committee;
Ireland Lineup
  Scott, William E. 26 17 May 1882 G Everton FC, England 14 29 GA
  Balfe, James nk not known RB Shelbourne FC 1 0
  McCartney, Alexander D. 29 14 November 1879 LB Glentoran FC 13 0
  Darling, John 31 30 October 1877 RH Linfield FAC 18 0
  Harris, Valentine 24 23 June 1884 CH Everton FC, England 7 0
  McClure, George 23 26 July 1885 LH Distillery FC 4 0
  Hunter, Andrew 25 11 October 1883 OR Belfast Celtic FC 6 0
  Lacey, William 19
142 dys
24 September 1889 IR Everton FC, England 1 0
  Greer, William nk not known CF Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 1 0
  O'Hagan, Charles 27 28 July 1881 IL Aberdeen FC, Scotland 10 2
  Young, Samuel 25 14 February 1883 OL Airdrieonians FC, Scotland 5

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

The Wednesday FC's English McConnell was in the original line-up as centre-half, but he was injured in a cup replay match against Portsmouth on the previous Thursday. Johnny Darling was his replacement and was swapped places with Val Harris at right-half.
At just 19 years and 142 days old, Billy Lacey was the youngest "Southern"-born player to appear for Ireland.
 
2-3-5 Scott -
Balfe, McCartney -
Darling, Harris, McClure -
Hunter, Lacey, Greer, O'Hagan, Young

Averages:

Age 25.4 Appearances/Goals 7.3 0.2

 

    Match Report

With a powerful eleven, which included nine members of the team that drew with Scotland last April, England beat Ireland on the Park-avenue ground at Bradford on Saturday by four goals to none. The match was the 28th of the series, and with the exception of two drawn games, all the contests have been won by England.

With the weather fine there was a very large attendance at the match, the first of its kind decided at Bradford. Over 28,000 people were present, and the gate receipts amounted to 800. There was very little grass on the playing pitch, and in places the ground was very heavy. In the first half the football was disappointing. England were always the superior side, but there was very little finish about the play of the inside forwards. Several good scoring chances were thrown away, and at half-time no goals had been scored. In the second half the English forwards showed better form. By opening out the game they quickly had the Irish defence in difficulties...

The goals were scored by Woodward (two) and Hilsdon (two). Hilsdon's second goal was from a penalty kick. - The Times - Monday 15th February, 1909

    Football League

Football League Division One
13 February 1909
Team P Pts
Newcastle United 26 39
Everton 26 35
The Wednesday 26 32
Manchester United 25 31
Liverpool 27 30
Bristol City 25 27
Sunderland 25 26
Manchester City 25 26
Sheffield United 26 25
Notts County 24 24
Aston Villa 26 24
Blackburn Rovers 25 24
Chelsea 26 24
Middlesbrough 25 23
Preston North End 25 23
Woolwich Arsenal 26 23
Nottingham Forest 26 21
Bury 25 20
Bradford City 24 16
Leicester Fosse 25 15

 

Division One matches played on 13 February 1909:

ASTON VILLA 1-3 BRADFORD CITY
Wallace 86 (Handley 37, 67, O'Rourke 61)

14,000 (Villa Park, Birmingham)

Bradford City were without Evelyn Lintott, who was playing against Ireland at Bradford.

BRISTOL CITY 1-1 THE WEDNESDAY
Burton 73 (Rollinson 48)

10,000
(Ashton Gate, Bristol)

Bristol City were without Joe Cottle (making his only international appearance) and Billy Wedlock, who were playing against Ireland at Bradford.

BURY 2-2 EVERTON
Hughes 17, Hibbert 30 (Freeman 40, Sharp pen. 64)
11,438 (Gigg Lane, Bury)

Everton were without Val Harris, Bill Lacey (making his debut) and Billy Scott, who were playing for Ireland against England at Bradford.

LIVERPOOL 4-1 LEICESTER FOSSE
Bradley 1, Goddard 15, 60, Bowyer 65 (Walker 10)
10,000 (Anfield, Liverpool)

Liverpool were without Sam Hardy, who was keeping a clean sheet against Ireland at Bradford.

MANCHESTER CITY 2-2 WOOLWICH ARSENAL
Buchan 4, Holford 83 (Ducat 32, Lewis 61)
20,000 (
Hyde Road, Manchester)

Tom Holford missed two penalties for City.

MIDDLESBROUGH 1-2 NOTTS COUNTY
Pentland 46 (Cantrell 12, 36)
12,000 (
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2-1 BLACKBURN ROVERS
West 15, Marrison 56 (Davies 40)

8,000 (City Ground, Nottingham)

Blackburn were without Bob Crompton, who was playing against Ireland at Bradford.

PRESTON NORTH END 0-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED
(Anderson 65)
10,000 (Deepdale, Preston)

Newcastle were without Colin Veitch, who was an England reserve against Ireland at Bradford.

SHEFFIELD UNITED 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED
12,000 (Bramall Lane, Sheffield)

SUNDERLAND 1-2 CHELSEA
Holley 35 (Douglas 36, Bridgeman 80)
18,000 (Roker Park, Sunderland)

Sunderland were without Arthur Bridgett, who was injured playing against Ireland at Bradford, whilst Chelsea were without Hilsdon (who scored twice), Warren and Windridge, who were also playing for England.

Newcastle's sixth successive victory put them in a commanding position as they strove to win their third league title in five years.

Football League Division Two
13 February 1909
Team P Pts
West Bromwich Albion 26 35
Tottenham Hotspur 25 34
Bolton Wanderers 27 33
Derby County 26 30
Hull City 25 29
Birmingham 27 29
Fulham 25 28
Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 27
Oldham Athletic 23 26
Burnley 25 24
Leeds City 25 24
Grimsby Town 25 23
Chesterfield Town 26 22
Stockport County 25 22
Glossop 23 21
Clapton Orient 24 21
Barnsley 26 20
Bradford 25 19
Blackpool 25 19
Gainsborough Trinity 24 18

 

Division Two matches played on 13 February 1909:

BARNSLEY 4-0 CHESTERFIELD TOWN
Boyle, Lillycrop 3

5,000 (Oakwell, Barnsley)

BURNLEY 2-0 GRIMSBY TOWN
Abbott 2, 1 pen.
8
,000 (Turf Moor, Burnley)

Burnley were awarded four penalties and a record three of them were saved by Grimsby goalkeeper, Walter Scott, who went on to stop an incredible fourteen spot kicks during the season, with only three getting past him.

CLAPTON ORIENT 5-0 STOCKPORT COUNTY
McLean, Scott 2, Louch 2

7,900 (Millfields Road, London)

FULHAM 1-2 BOLTON WANDERERS
Freeman (Hughes, Hogan)

18,000 (Craven Cottage, London)

HULL CITY 4-0 DERBY COUNTY
Temple, Taylor 2, J.Smith

8,000 (Anlaby Road, Hull)

LEEDS CITY 3-1 GLOSSOP
Croot, Burnett, Gemmell (Hopton)

10,000 (Elland Road, Leeds)

OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2-0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Andrews, Griffiths

20,000 (Boundary Park, Oldham)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 4-1 BLACKPOOL
Middlemiss 2, Minter, Steel (Walker)

15,000 (White Hart Lane, London)

Tottenham were without England captain, Vivian Woodward, who scored twice against Ireland at Bradford.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2-0 BIRMINGHAM
10,000 (Molineux, Wolverhampton)

An injury-hit West Brom experienced their fourth game in succession without a win and their lead was about to end. They would eventually miss out on promotion by an agonising 0.02 of a goal to Tottenham, in the north Londoners' first season in the league.

IN OTHER NEWS...

It was on 12 February 1909 that the sinking of a ferry steamer, the SS Penguin, led to 75 deaths after an attempt to re-negotiate an entrance to Wellington Harbour during high winds led to the vessel hitting a rock. The captain believed that it had hit the submerged hull of another boat. It was New Zealand's biggest maritime disaster of the twentieth century. The only woman to survive, along with a seventeen-year-old youth, was washed ashore underneath an overturned lifeboat, but her husband and four children all perished, the youngest of which she was holding in her arms. Seventeen women and all fourteen children were amongst the dead.

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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