England v Ireland 6-0 (International: February 20, 1897)

February 20, 1897
International, British Championship, at Trent Bridge (Nottingham).
England – Ireland 6-0 (3-0).
Attendance: 13,490.
Referee: Mr. T. Robertson (Scottish FA), linesmen: Messrs. A.G. Hines (Notts County) and T.W. Gibson (I.F.A.).
England (2-3-5): Jack Robinson (Derby County); William John Oakley (Corinthians), Billy Williams (West Bromwich); Bernard Middleditch (Corinthians), Tommy Crawshaw (The Wednesday), Ernest Needham (Sheffield United); Charles Athersmith (Aston Villa), Steve Bloomer (Derby County), Gilbert Oswald Smith (C) (Corinthians), Harry Bradshaw (Liverpool), Fred Wheldon (Aston Villa).
Ireland (2-3-5): Thomas Scott (Cliftonville); Jack Ponsonby (Distillery), Sam Torrans (Linfield); Jack Pyper (Cliftonville), Robert Milne (Linfield), George McMaster (Glentoran); James Campbell (Cliftonville), George Hall (Distillery), Olphert Stanfield (Distillery), John Darling (Linfield), James Barron (C) (Linfield).
The goals: 1-0 Bloomer (17 min.), 2-0 Wheldon (27 min.), 3-0 Wheldon (30 min.), 4-0 Wheldon (55 min.), 5-0 Athersmith, 6-0 Bloomer (75 min).

Match report:
** Morning Post “England beat Ireland at Trent Bridge.”;

Also see:
** Sheffield Independent: “England v Ireland: Harry Bradshaw to play.”;
** Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper “Get to know Harry Bradshaw.”;

Jack Robinson, Derby County (Sporting Life: April 21, 1900).
Charles Athersmith, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: November 6, 1892):
Gilbert Oswald Smith (Lloyd’s Weekly News: October 20, 1895):
Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):

Sam Torrans, Linfield (Dundee Evening Telegraph: January 28, 1898).


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