2 November 2010

036: 3 March 1894

036
03/03/1894
British Home Nations Championship
Ireland (IRE)
-
England (ENG)
H/T
2
2
1-0
Referee:
Thomas R. Park (SCO)
Umpires:
Venue:
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance:
8,000
Goals:
NIR: Stanfield 70, Gibson 87; ENG: Devey 43, Spiksley 55
IRELAND:
Coach:
-
Captain:
S. Torrans
Tom Scott; Robert Stewart, Sam Torrans, Sam Johnston, Jack Burnett, Bob Milne, William Dalton, George Gaffikin, Olphert Stanfield, William Gibson, James Barron

ENGLAND:
Reader; Holmes, Howarth, Crabtree, Holt, Chippendale, Reynolds, Devey, Hodgetts, Spiksley, Whitehead

Notes:
  • This was the first time that Ireland had avoided defeat in a match against England.
  • Gibson's equalising goal appeared to passed the wrong side of the post, this was in the days before nets were universally used.
  • England were reduced to ten men after 20 minutes when Holmes left the field injured.
  • The England team included Jack Reynolds, previously capped by Ireland.

Credits/Sources:
George Glass
IFFHS
The British Home Football Championships 1884-1984 (Richard Samuel, 2003)
NI Stats

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jonny.

Gibson's shot didn't go through the side netting. There wasn't any netting! The ball appeared to pass the other side of the post. All contemporary reports agree.

All the best,
Cris Freddi

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