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16 September 2020

Harry Olpherts

Name:
Hugh Olpherts 
Born: c.1884, Co. Londonderry
Height: 
Weight: 
Position: Right-Half 

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Amateur Cap (1909) 

Club Career: 
Derry Celtic 

Biography: 
To follow. 

Ireland Amateur Cap Details: 
21-11-1908 England H L 1-5 

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Assumed census return 
1901 - Bruce Terraces, Coleraine
Age 17, Tailor
1911 - Majorca Street, Antrim
Age 26, Tailor

13 September 2020

262: 11 December 1968

 261 vs Turkey - 262 - 263 vs England

TURKEY 0 - 3 NORTHERN IRELAND



8 September 2020

650: 07 September 2020

649 vs Romania - 650 - 651 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina
2020-21 UEFA Nations League - League B Group 1
Mon 7th September 2020. KO: 19.45
NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1-5 NORWAY (NOR)
(H/T 1-3)

Venue: National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast
Attendance: Behind closed doors due to Covid-19
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referees: Marcin Boniek (POL), Jakub Winkler (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Goals: NIR: P McNair (8'); NOR: Elyounoussi (3'), Haaland (8', 59'), Sørloth (20', 48')

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-1-1 (green shirts, white shorts, green socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; M Smith, D Ballard [L Boyce 46'], C Cathcart; S Dallas, J Thompson, S Davis, G Saville [C Evans 71'], S Ferguson; P McNair; C Washington [S Lavery 77']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], T Carson [GK], E Galbraith, C McLaughlin, N McGinn, K Lafferty, J Cooper, A McCalmont 
Booked: Ballard (36'), C Cathcart (69')

NORWAY: 4-4-2 (red shirts, red shorts, red socks)
Coach: Lars Lagerbäck
Captain: Stefan Johansen
Team: Jarstein (GK); Elabdellaoui [Svensson 80'], Ajer, Hovland, Aleesami [Meling 77']; Johansen [King 71'], Henriksen, Normann, Elyounoussi; Sørloth, Haaland
Unused subs: Nyland (GK), Rossbach (GK), Hanche­-Olsen, Gabrielsen, Fossum, Linnes, Berg, Thorsby 
Booked: Meling (90+3')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
DefendersJonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard* (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City)Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Ethan Galbraith** (Manchester United), Alfie McCalmont** (Leeds United)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian), Shayne Lavery (Linfield)
*late call-up due to injuries
**late call-up on matchday from U21s

Notes:
  • Gavin Whyte, NI's goalscorer against Romania three days earlier, was absent from the matchday squad for reasons unknown
  • Jonny Evans withdrew from the squad with a "slight thigh strain"
  • Jordan Jones and Matthew Kennedy both returned to their clubs injured
  • Jamal Lewis was omitted from the squad ahead of a medical with Newcastle United the next day
  • Tom Flanagan withdrew from the squad for "personal reasons" with his partner expected to give birth
  • Ethan Galbraith and Alfie McCalmont were called-up on matchday from the U21 squad which was preparing for a home game v Denmark the following day
Matchday Programme (e-programme)

6 September 2020

Own Goals

 We've all hear about the prolific journey-man Irish striker, Owen Goal. His name appears every week on Final Score. If Owen were a real striker for (Northern) Ireland he'd be fifth* equal in the all time goalscorer standings, but somehow he'd also have racked-up an impressive 21 goals against us!

Own goals are one of the most subjective statistics in the game of football, one man's O.G. is another's slight deflection. Add to that "scrimmages" and the like from the earliest days with a lack of video evidence, some goalscorers will just never be known beyond a particular reporter's opinion.

(Northern) Ireland Own Goals FOR and AGAINST

#

Date

 Comp

Res

Score

Opp 

Ven

Scorer - (min)

Score-line

For/ Against

8

28/02/85

BIC

L

0-4

ENG

A

Eames,W - (77)

0-3

0/1

18

24/03/88

BIC

L

2-10

SCO

H

Wilson,R - (77)

2-9

0/2

33

25/03/93

BIC

L

1-6

SCO

A

Torrans,S - (20)

0-2

0/3

37

31/03/94

BIC

L

1-2

SCO

H

Torrans,S - (25)

0-1

0/4

38

09/03/95

BIC

L

0-9

ENG

A

Torrans,S - (3)

0-1

0/5

55

17/03/00

BIC

L

0–2

ENG

H

Cochrane,M - (12)

0-1

0/6

69

25/02/05

BIC

D

1-1

ENG

A

Williamson,T - (48)

1-0

1/6

125

22/10/27

BIC

W

2–0

ENG

H

Jones,H - (36)

2-0

2/6

212

05/11/58

BIC

D

2-2

SCO

A

Caldow,E - (74)

1-2

3/6

275

18/05/71

BIC

W

1-0

SCO

A

Greig,J - (14)

1-0

4/6

304

03/03/76

ICM

D

1-1

ISR

A

Lev,A - (58)

1-1

5/6*

330

17/10/79

ECQ

L

1–5

ENG

H

Nicholl,J - (74)

1-5

5/7

334

20/05/80

BIC

D

1-1

ENG

A

Brotherston,N - (81)

0-1

5/8

371

12/09/84

WCQ

W

3–2

ROM

H

Iorgulescu,G - (34)

1-0

6/8

399

21/12/88

WCQ

L

0-4

ESP

A

Rogan,A - (30)

0-1

6/9

McDonald,A - (64)

0-4

6/10

452

22/01/97

ICM

L

0-1

ITA

A

Wright,T - (9)

0-2

+

467

27/03/99

ECQ

L

0–3

GER

H

Morrow,S - (62)

0-3

6/11

469

27/04/99

ICM

D

1-1

CAN

H

Barker - (90+1)

1-1

7/11*

504

18/02/04

ICM

L

1–4

NOR

H

Gillespie,K - (58)

1-4

7/12

516

26/03/05

WCQ

L

0-4

ENG

A

Baird,C - (54)

0-3

1/7

524

15/11/05

ICM

D

1–1

POR

H

Craigan,S - (40)

0-1

7/14

537

08/09/07

ECQ

L

0-1

LVA

A

Baird,C - (56)

0-1

7/15*

538

12/09/07

ECQ

L

1-2

ISL

A

Gillespie,K - (90+1)

1-2

7/16

542

06/02/08

ICM

L

0–1

BUL

H

Evans,J - (38)

0-1

7/17

543

26/03/08

ICM

W

4–1

GEO

H

Healy,D - (55)

3-1

7/18

Kobiashvili,L - (87)

4-1

+

545

06/09/08

WCQ

L

1-2

SVK

A

Ďurica,J - (81)

1-2

8/18

551

28/03/09

WCQ

W

3–2

POL

H

Żewłakow,M - (61)

3-1

9/18

570

24/05/11

CNC

L

0-5

IRL

A

Cathcart,C - (45)

0-3

9/19

574

06/09/11

ECQ

L

1-4

EST

A

Piiroja - (40)

1-2

10/19

576

11/10/11

ECQ

L

0-3

ITA

A

McAuley,G - (74)

0-3

10/20

615

25/06/16

ECF

L

0-1

WAL

N

McAuley,G - (75)

0-1

10/21

627

08/10/17

WCQ

L

0-1

NOR

A

Brunt,C - (71)

0-1

10/22

630

24/03/18

ICM

W

2–1

KOR

H

Min-jae,K - (20)

1-1

11/22

643

05/09/19

ICM

W

1–0

LUX

H

Malget,K - (37)

1-0

12/22

(scoreline as after OG)

Notes:

  • #304 - Warren Feeney (Snr) claims this as his goal, but commonly recorded as an OG
  • #452 - Recorded in some sources as a Tommy Wright OG, but more commonly regarded as a goal for Gianfranco Zola.
  • #469 - Recorded in some sources as a Paul McVeigh goal, but more commonly regarded as an OG
  • #516 - Recorded in some sources as a Michael Owen goal, more commonly regarded as a Baird OG
  • #543 - Recorded as an OG in some international sources, UK sources record as a Peter Thompson goal
Records:
  • Most own goals "against" (Northern) Ireland: 3 (Sam Torrans 1893-1895)
  • Two own goals in a match "against" Northern Ireland: 2 (Anton Rogan & Alan McDonald vs Spain, 1988)
  • Scored at both ends: David Healy (vs Georgia, 2008)
  • Own goals "for" and "against" in the same match: vs Georgia, 2008 (disputed)

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