Match No. 59 - Saturday, 20th February 1897

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    • GK
    • Tom ScottThomas McComb Scott.
      Born 9th Aug 1873.
    • RB
    • Jack PonsonbyJohn Ponsonby.
      Born 1876, Dumbarton, Scotland.
    • LB
    • Sam TorransSamuel Torrans.
      Born 27th Oct 1869, Belfast.
    • HB
    • Jack PyperJohn Stanley Pyper.
      Born 9th Jan 1878.
      Younger brother of Jim Pyper.
    • HB
    • Bob MilneRobert George Milne.
      Born 1st Oct 1870, Inverarity, Scotland.
    • HB
    • George McMasterGeorge McMaster.
      Born 1878.
    • OR
    • James CampbellJames Caughley Campbell.
      Born 5th Sep 1875, Belfast.
    • IR
    • George HallGeorge Hall.
      Date of birth unknown, Belfast.
    • CF
    • Olphie StanfieldOlphert Martin Stanfield.
      Born 26th Feb 1869, Corcreaney.
    • IL
    • Johnny DarlingJohn Darling.
      Born 30th Oct 1877, Belfast.
    • OL
    • James BarronJames Humphrey Barron.
      Born 30th Sep 1874, Belfast.

Notes

  • New FA Select CommitteeThe FA Select Committee expand from 7 members to 9.
  • Hat-Trick: Fred Wheldon1st hat-trick (13th overall). 30 minutes between first and third goals.
  • Player MilestoneJack Robinson's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneBilly Williams' 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneBernard Middleditch's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneFred Wheldon's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneHarry Bradshaw's Only Cap
  • Goal MilestoneSteve Bloomer's 10th Goal
  • Goal MilestoneFred Wheldon's 1st Goal
  • Goal MilestoneCharlie Athersmith'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

Managers

  • England Committee
  • Northern Ireland Committee

Referee

  • Scotland Thomas Robertson

Attendance

  • 13,490

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 1 ranking points to 2050 points England - 1st
  • Ireland - 4th