3 November 2010

074: 2 April 1906

074
02/04/1906
British Home Nations Championship
Wales (WAL)
-
Ireland (IRE)
H/T
4
4
3-2
Referee:
Frederick Thomas Kirkham (ENG)
Umpires:
Venue:
Racecourse, Wrexham
Attendance:
5,000
Goals:
WAL: Green 13, 20, 28, H Morgan-Owen 55; IRL: Sloan 10, 25, 74, Maxwell 72.

IRELAND: (blue shirts, white shorts)
Trainer:
none
Captain:
J. Kirwan
F.W. McKee (Cliftonville); G.V.W. Willis (Linfield), J. Darling (Linfield), J. Wright (Cliftonville), R.G. Milne (Linfield), J.J. Ledwidge (Shelbourne), A. Hunter (Distillery), J. Maxwell (Belfast Celtic), C. O'Hagan (Tottenham Hotspur), H.A.de B. Sloan (Bohemians), J. Kirwan (Chelsea)

WALES: (red shirts, white shorts)
Captain: H.E. Blew
Leigh R Roose (Stoke), James Roberts (Bradford City), Horace Blew (Wrexham), Edwin Hughes (Nottingham Forest), Morgan Morgan-Owen (Corinthians), Edward Hughes (Tottenham Hotspur), William ‘Lot’ Jones (Manchester C), Hugh Morgan-Owen (Welshpool), Arthur William Green (Notts County), Richard Jones (Millwall Athletic), Robert Ernest Evans (Wrexham).

Match Highlights:
This is the oldest footage of any international football match.

Notes:
  • Wales' lead evaporated in three minutes, also because goalkeeper Roose did not perform as usual.
  • Harold Sloan became the fifth man to score a hattrick for Ireland. All five had come against Wales.
Credits/Sources:
George Glass
IFFHS
WFDA
The British Home Football Championships 1884-1984 (Richard Samuel, 2003)

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