Match No. 178 - Saturday, 17th October 1931

  • Jimmy Dunne 43'?
  • Jimmy Kelly, 89'
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    • GK
    • Alf GardinerAlfred Gardiner.
      Born 6th Sep 1898.
    • RB
    • Sam RussellSamuel R. Russell.
      Born 2nd Jan 1900, Downpatrick.
    • LB
    • Bertie FultonRobert Patrick Fulton.
      Born 6th Nov 1906, Larne.
    • HB
    • Bob McDonaldRobert Logan McDonald.
      Born 11th Aug 1902, Omagh.
    • HB
    • Jack JonesJohn Jones.
      Born 3rd Apr 1907, Lurgan.
    • HB
    • Billy MitchellWilliam Mitchell.
      Born 22nd Nov 1910, Lurgan.
    • OR
    • Jimmy ChambersRobert James Chambers.
      Born 26th Jul 1908, Mullaghglass.
    • IR
    • Pat McConnellPatrick McConnell.
      Born 5th Feb 1900, Rasharkin.
    • CF
    • Jimmy DunneJames Dunne.
      Born 3rd Sep 1905, Dublin.
      (c)
    • IL
    • Jimmy McCambridgeJames McCambridge.
      Born 23rd Sep 1905, Larne.
    • OL
    • Jimmy KellyJames Kelly.
      Born 1911, Ballybofey.
  • Assist: Sammy Crooks. "An attack by Chambers and Dunne was beaten off, and then Crooks put over a fine centre from the right wing and Smith promptly scored." Jack Smith1st of 4 goals, 10'
  • "A minute later Waring also kicked through..." Pongo Waring2nd of 4 goals, 11'
  • "...Gardiner, after clearing well from Crooks, was beaten a third time by Hine." Ernie Hine3rd of 7 goals, 30'
  • "A pass from Crooks paved the way for a fourth goal. When he centred a misunderstanding between Gardiner and Russell occurred ald Waring seized the opening, rushing up and kicking through." Pongo Waring3rd of 4 goals, 50'
  • "Houghton added a fifth goal, a brilliant low drive, going well out of Gardiner's reach." Eric Houghton3rd of 5 goals, 60'
  • "Though in complete control of the game during the last half-hour, England failed to score again until near the end, when Houghton increased the advantage with a sixth goal." Eric Houghton4th of 5 goals, 85'
    • GK
    • Harry HibbsBirmingham, 8th of 25 caps
      25 years, 4 months, 21 day
    • RB
    • Roy GoodallHuddersfield, 17th of 25 caps
      28 years, 9 months, 17 days
      (c)7th captaincy
    • RH
    • Alf StrangeSheffield Wed, 9th of 20 caps
      31 years, 6 months, 15 days
    • CH
    • Tommy GrahamNotts Forest, 2nd of 2 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 5 days
    • OR
    • Sammy CrooksDerby, 9th of 26 caps
      23 years, 9 months, 1 day
    • IR
    • Jack SmithPortsmouth, 1st of 3 caps
      32 years, 11 month, 20 days
    • CF
    • Pongo WaringAston Villa, 3rd of 5 caps
      25 years, 0 months, 5 days
    • IL
    • Ernie HineLeicester, 5th of 6 caps
      30 years, 6 months, 8 days
    • OL
    • Eric HoughtonAston Villa, 5th of 7 caps
      21 years, 3 months, 18 days

Notes

  • Player MilestoneTommy Graham's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneJack Smith's 1st Cap
  • Goal MilestoneJack Smith's 1st Goal

Sources

  • The Times "England beat Ireland. An easy victory in Belfast.", Monday 19th October 1931, page 6.
  • nifootball.blogspot.com

Managers

Referee

  • Scotland Hugh Watson

Attendance

  • 40,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 21 ranking points to 1971 points England - 5th
  • Ireland - 24th