2 November 2010

026: 7 February 1891

026
07/02/1891
British Home Nations Championship
Ireland (IRE)
-
Wales (WAL)
H/T
7
2
4-2
Referee:
Robert F. Harrison (SCO)
Umpires:
Taylor (WAL), William Morrow (Belfast - IRE)
Venue:
Ulsterville, Belfast
Attendance:
12,000*
Goals:
IRE: Dalton (19), Stanfield (22,34,42,80), Gaffikin (60), Torrans (63); WAL: Roberts (10), A. Davies (37)
IRELAND:
Coach:
-
Captain:
A. Crawford

WALES:
Turner (Wrexham), Roberts (Rhosllanerchrugog), Lloyd (Ruthin), Griffiths (Chirk AAA), Mates (Chirk AAA), Lea (Wrexham), (J) Davies (Chirk AAA), Owen (Chirk AAA) (capt), (A) Davies (Shrewsbury Town), Lewis (Chester), Bowdler (Shrewsbury Town).
  • Olphie Stanfield became the first Ireland player to score an international hattrick.
  • IFFHS records the attendance as 6,000 but the Glasgow Herald records that "over ten thousand spectators lined the ropes" and the London Evening Standard states 12,000.
Credits/Sources:
George Glass
Marshall Gillespie
IFFHS
The British Home Football Championships 1884-1984 (Richard Samuel, 2003)
@killultagh
"Another Skyblue Drunk"

3 comments:

hnisc said...

According to the Glasgow Herald match report "over ten thousand spectators lined the ropes."

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=G9VEAAAAIBAJ&sjid=t7YMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1741%2C3460077

asd said...

London Evening Standard says 12,000

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000183/18910209/010/0002

jcd said...

Cheers ASD. I don't have a subscription for that, but your word is good!

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