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Tuaisceart Éireann

 

 
363 vs. France
364
365 vs. Wales

Saturday, 20 October 1962
Home International Championship 1962-63 (68th) Match

Northern Ireland 1 England 3 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Northern Ireland Squad
England Squad

Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, county Antrim
Attendance: 39,000, maybe as much as 55,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

England - Jimmy Greaves (pounced on a rebound 38), Mick O'Grady (from a Greaves pass 71, just inside the post from a Peacock pass 73)
Northern Ireland - Hugh Barr (both Barr and Armfield went for the ball 62)
Results 1960-1965

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Northern Ireland

Type

England

Referee (-) - James Barclay
x (-), Scotland.

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Northern Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 47th to 48th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Green continental jerseys with white v-neck collar/cuffs, white shorts, green socks with white tops.
Capt: Danny Blanchflower Manager: Robert Peacock, 34 (29 September 1928), appointed October 1962.
second match, W 1 - D 0 - L 1 - F 3 - A 3.
Northern Ireland Lineup
  Irvine, Robert J. 20 18 June 1942 G Linfield FAC 3 7 GA
2 Magill, E. James 23 7 May 1939 RB Arsenal FC, England 5 0
3 Elder, Alexander R. 21 25 April 1941 LB Burnley FC, England 12 0
4 Blanchflower, R. Dennis 36 10 February 1926 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 54 2
5 Neill, W.J. Terence 20 8 May 1942 CHB Arsenal FC, England 8 0
6 Nicholson, James J. 19 27 February 1943 LHB Manchester United FC, England 8 0
7 Humphries, William M. 26 8 June 1936 OR Coventry City FC, England 4 1
8 Barr, Hubert H. 27 17 May 1935 IR Coventry City FC, England 3 1
9 McMillan, Samuel T. 21 20 September 1941 CF Manchester United FC, England 1 0
10 McIlroy, James 30 25 October 1931 IL Burnley FC, England 49 10
11 Bingham, William L. 31 5 August 1931 OL Everton FC, England 50 6

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Bertie Peacock played for Ireland against England on six seperate occasions from 1954 until 1960, scoring one in 1958.
Danny Blanchflower extends his tally as the record appearance holder for Ireland.
 
2-3-5 Irvine
Magill, Elder -
Blanchflower, Neill, Nicholson -
Humphries, Barr, McMillan, McIlroy, Bingham

Averages:

Age 24.9 Appearances/Goals 17.9 1.7

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th to 8th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Jimmy Armfield, third captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
138th match, W 77 - D 33 - L 28 - F 379 - A 196, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 27 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 27 38 GA
2 Armfield 27   RB Blackpool 31  
3 Wilson, Ramon 27 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 17 0
4 Moore, Robert F.C. 21 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 7 0
5 Labone, Brian 22 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 1 0
6 Flowers 28   LHB Wolves 38  
7 Hellawell, Michael S. 24 30 June 1938 OR Birmingham City FC 2 0
8 Hill, Frederick 22 17 January 1940 IR Bolton Wanderers FC 1 0
9 Peacock, Alan 24 29 October 1937 CF Middlesbrough FC 3 0
10 Greaves 22   IL Tottenham 24  
11 O'Grady, Michael 20 11 October 1942 OL Huddersfield Town AFC 1 2

unused substitutes:

-
 
2-3-5 Springett -
Armfield, Wilson -
Moore, Labone, Flowers -
Hellawell, Hill, Peacock, Greaves, O'Grady

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Mike O'Grady, twenty-year-old Huddersfield winger and the fifth son of an Irishman, was the latest player tried at outside-left. He must have shaken the skeletons of his ancestors as he sank Northern Ireland with two goals. Jimmy Greaves, another player with deep Irish roots, also scored in a match that featured the debut at centre-half of Brian Labone.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG