Match No. 23 - Saturday, 28th February 1885

    • GK
    • Jack HendersonA W Henderson.
      Born 31st Jul 1844, Dromore.
      Full name and date of birth is conjecture.
    • RB
    • George HewisonGeorge Hewison.
      Date of birth unknown.
    • LB
    • Frederick MooreheadFrederick William Moorhead.
      Date of birth unknown.
    • HB
    • Tom MolyneuxThomas Bryson Molyneux.
      Born 19th Jul 1857, Killead.
    • HB
    • William HoustonWilliam John Houston.
      Date of birth unknown.
    • HB
    • William EamesWilliam L'Estrange Eames.
      Born 18th Jul 1863, Neemuch, India.
    • OR
    • Billy McWhaWilliam Barrie Ritchie McWha.
      Born 1860, Ireland.
    • IR
    • Jack DavisonDr. John Robert Davison.
      Born 25th Apr 1860, Hunslet, Leeds.
    • CF
    • Johnny GibbJohn Turnbull Gibb.
      Date of birth unknown.
    • IL
    • George MageeGeorge Magee.
      Date of birth unknown.
    • OL
    • Alex DillAlexander Harrison Dill.
      Born 27th Jun 1863, Ballymoney.


  • RefereeSeveral sources state that Tom Lawrie refereed this match whilst several other sources state that it was James McKillop.
  • Goal TimeJimmy Brown's goal time is unknown but it was scored in the 2nd half.
  • Disputed Goal ScorerSome sources credit Joe Lofthouse's goal as a William Eames own goal.
  • Player MilestoneHerby Arthur's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestonePercy Melmoth Walters' 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneArthur Melmoth Walters' 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneJoe Lofthouse's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneBenjamin Spilsbury's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneFrank Pawson's Last Cap
  • Goal MilestoneCharlie Bambridge's 10th Goal
  • Goal MilestoneBenjamin Spilsbury's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneJoe Lofthouse's 1st Goal


  • The History of the English Football League: Part One 1888-1930 by Michael J. Slade (Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. 2013)



  • Scotland Disputed


  • 6,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 1 ranking points to 1907 points England - 2nd
  • Ireland - 4th