Match No. 23 - Saturday, 28th February 1885

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    • GK
    • Jack Henderson  
    • RB
    • George Hewison  
    • LB
    • Frederick Moorehead  
    • HB
    • Tom Molyneux  
    • HB
    • William Houston  
    • HB
    • William Eames  
    • OR
    • Billy McWha  
    • IR
    • Jack Davison (c) 
    • CF
    • Johnny Gibb  
    • IL
    • George Magee  
    • OL
    • Alex Dill  

Notes

  • 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

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
  •  Ireland - Committee

Referee

  •  disputed

Attendance

  • 6,000

Half Time Score

  • England 1 - 0 Ireland

ELO Rankings

  •  England - 2nd   0
  •  Ireland - 4th