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Saturday, 25 October 1919
Home International Championship 1919-20 (32nd) Match

Ireland 1 England 1 [0-1]
 

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 30,000; Receipts: £2,400 (a new Irish record);
Kick-off: 3.30pm GMT

Match Summary
Ireland Party

England Party

England - Jack Cock (Immediately on Cock kicking off, the ball was passed out to Turnbull, who crossed it back to Cock, who scored 1 0:30)
Ireland - Jimmy Ferris (headed in a Lynar cross 70)
Results 1919-30

Ireland won the toss, England kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Thomas R. Dougray
Bellshill, Scotland

Linesmen - not known

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: Royal blue jerseys with laced-up collars, white shorts, dark socks.
Capt: Billy Lacey Selectors: Team chosen by Committee, on Monday, 13 October 1919.
Ireland Lineup
  O'Hagan, William 28 8 August 1890 G St. Mirren FC, Scotland 1 1 GA
  McCracken, William R. 36 29 January 1883 RB Newcastle United FC, England 12 1
  McCandless, William 24/25 1894 LB Linfield FAC 1 0
  Lacey, William 30 24 September 1889 RH Liverpool FC, England 15 3
  Hamill, Michael 30 19 January 1889 CH Belfast Celtic FC 4 1
  Emerson, William J. 27 16 December 1891 LH Glentoran FC 1 0
  Lynar, David 26 9 January 1893 OR Glentoran FC 1 0
  Gallagher, Patrick 28 16 March 1891 IR The Celtic FC, Scotland 1 0
  Gowdy, Joseph 21 December 1897 CF Glentoran FC 1 0
Ferris, James 24 28 November 1894 IL Belfast Celtic FC 1 1
  Snape, Alfred 23 14 January 1896 OL Airdrieonians FC, Scotland 1 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Bill McCracken was winning his twelfth appearance, twelve and a half years after winning his eleventh, also against England, in 1907. He had been exiled, and banned by the IFA for demanding a higher match fee.
Alf Snape was also a replacement for original outside-left, Bradford FC's John McCandless, two days before this match. The vacancy was originally offered to Luton Town FC's Louis Bookman, who was unavailable.
 
2-3-5 O'Hagan -
McCracken, McCandless -
Lacey, Hamill, Emerson -
Lynar, Gallagher, Gowdy, Ferris, Snape.

Averages:

Age 27.0/1 Appearances/Goals 3.5 0.4

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: The 1903 uniform - White collared jerseys and dark club shorts
Capt: Arthur Knight, first captaincy Selectors: The fourteen-man FA International Selection Committee, following the Victory International match in Stoke, on Saturday, 18 October 1919.
87th match, W 61 - D 16 - L 10 - F 291 - A 77.
England Lineup
  Hardy, Sam 37 26 August 1882 G Aston Villa FC 19 19 GA
  Smith, Joseph 29 10 April 1890 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Knight, Arthur E. 32 7 September 1887 LB Portsmouth FC 1 0
  Bagshaw, J. James 33 25 December 1885 RH Derby County FC 1 0
  Bowser, Sidney 28 6 April 1891 CH West Bromwich Albion FC 1 0
  Watson, Richard 29 11 September 1890 LH Burnley FC 3 0
  Turnbull, Robert 23 17 December 1895 OR Bradford AFC 1 0
  Carr, John 27 26 November 1891 IR Middlesbrough FC 1 0
Cock, John G. 25 15 November 1893 CF Huddersfield Town AFC 1 1
  Smith, Joseph 30 25 June 1889 IL Bolton Wanderers FC 4 1
  Hodkinson, Joseph 30 3 May 1889 OL Blackburn Rovers FC 3 0

reserves:

Bill Voisey (Millwall Athletic FC) and Eddie Edmonds (Watford FC)

team notes:

Sam Hardy extends his record of the goalkeeper with most appearances, in this, England's oldest team so far.
Joe Hodkinson's third appearance comes six years and 203 days after his second.
 
2-3-5 Hardy -
Smith, Knight -
Bagshaw, Bowser, Watson -
Turnbull, Carr, Cook, Smith, Hodgkinson.

Averages:

Age 29.4 Appearances/Goals 3.3 0.1

 

    Match Report

The first international match since the spring of 1914 was decided at Windsor Park, Belfast, on Saturday, when Ireland and England played a drawn game, each side having scored one goal.

As the game went Ireland were unfortunate to do no more than avoid defeat. A goal was scored against them before play had lasted half a minute, but they recovered from the early disaster and for the most part outplayed the English team, who were regarded as a decidedly strong combination...

Cock kicked the goal for England and Ferris equalized for Ireland. Thirty thousand persons were present, and the gate receipts amounted to 2,500. - The Times - Monday 27th October, 1919

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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