Match No. 20 - Saturday, 23rd February 1884

  • Billy McWha, 88'
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    • GK
    • Robert HunterRobert John Hunter.
      Date of birth unknown, Belfast.
    • RB
    • Matt WilsonMatthew Wilson.
      Born 1842, Ireland.
      Known as Daddy.
    • LB
    • Billy CroneWilliam Crone.
      Born 31st Aug 1863, Belfast.
    • HB
    • Jack HastingsJohn Hastings.
      Born 1858, Belfast.
    • HB
    • Tom MolyneuxThomas Bryson Molyneux.
      Born 19th Jul 1857, Killead.
    • LW
    • Alex DillAlexander Harrison Dill.
      Born 27th Jun 1863, Ballymoney.
    • LW
    • Ned SpillerEdward Ashley Spiller.
      Born 22nd Nov 1861, Belfast.
    • CF
    • Billy McWhaWilliam Barrie Ritchie McWha.
      Born 1860, Ireland.
    • CF
    • Sam JohnstonSamuel Johnston.
      Born 18th Sep 1866, Belfast.
    • RW
    • Jack DavisonDr. John Robert Davison.
      Born 25th Apr 1860, Hunslet, Leeds.
      (c)
    • RW
    • Arthur GaussenArthur David Ash Gaussen.
      Date of birth unknown, Co Londonderry.
    • GK
    • William RoseSwifts, 1st of 5 caps
      22 years, 11 month, 19 days
    • RB
    • Alfred DobsonNotts County, 2nd of 4 caps
      24 years, 10 months, 26 days
    • LB
    • Joe BeverleyBlackburn, 1st of 3 caps
      27 years, 3 months, 11 day
    • HB
    • Norman BaileyClapham, 10th of 19 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 0 days
      (c)6th captaincy
    • HB
    • Stuart MacraeNotts County, 4th of 5 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 16 days
    • OR
    • George HoldenWednesbury Old A, 2nd of 4 caps
      24 years, 4 months, 17 days
    • CF
    • Arthur DunnCambridge Uni, 2nd of 4 caps
      23 years, 6 months, 11 day
    • OL
    • Harry CurshamNotts County, 8th of 8 caps
      24 years, 2 months, 26 days

Notes

  • Goal TimesNot many of the sources available agree with each other. Some outlets state that both Dunn and Holden scored two but the modern consensus is that Cursham scored three, Johnson two, Charlie Bambridge two and Arthur Bambridge one.
  • Player InjuryCharlie Bambridge retired after 75 mins due to injury, England played on with 10 men.
  • UmpiresN.L. Jackson (England), R.M. Kennedy (Ireland)
  • Home ChampionshipThe first Home Championship match for England. 100 years and 253 games later, England would play their last.
  • Hat-Trick: Harry Cursham1st hat-trick (4th overall).
  • Player MilestoneWilliam Rose's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneJoe Beverley's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneArthur Bambridge's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneEdward Johnson's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarry Cursham's Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneEdward Johnson's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneArthur Bambridge's 1st Goal

Sources

  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. 2013)
  • nifootball.blogspot.com
  • The Guardian "England v Ireland", Monday 25th February 1884, page 4.
  • The Times "England v Ireland", Monday 25th February 1884, page 10.
  • The Morning Post "England v Ireland", Monday 25th February 1884, page 2.

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland Thomas Lawrie

Attendance

  • 3,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 5 ranking points to 1898 points England - 2nd
  • Ireland - 4th

Home Championship

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    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • Scotland
    • 6
    • +9
    • 0
    • 0
    • 3
    • 3
    • England
    • 4
    • +10
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • 3
    • Wales
    • 2
    • -1
    • 2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 3
    • Ireland
    • 0
    • -18
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 3
    • Final Standings.