English League v Irish League 8-1 (Inter League: November 6, 1897)

November 6, 1897
International: Inter League, at Hyde Road (Manchester).
English League – Irish League 8-1 (4-0).
Attendance: 12,000.
English League (2-3-5): Charles Williams (Manchester City), Jack Earp (The Wednesday), Bernard Pumfrey (Gainsborough Trinity), Tom Booth (Blackburn Rovers), Tom Morren (Sheffield United), Billy Holmes (Manchester City), Willie Bryant (Newton Heath), Steve Bloomer (Derby County), Billy Beats (Wolves), Fred Wheldon (Aston Villa), Joe Schofield (Stoke).
Irish League (2-3-5): Jim Lewis (Glentoran), William Purves (Glentoran), Thomas Foreman (Cliftonville), Jack Pyper (Cliftonville), Bob Milne (Linfield), George McMaster (Glentoran), John Darling (Linfield), William McArthur (Glentoran), James Pyper (Cliftonville), Jim Kelly (Glentoran), Alex Campbell (Cliftonville).
The goals: 1-0 Bryant (3 min.), 2-0 Schofield (5 min.), 3-0 Wheldon, 4-0 Beats, 5-0 Bloomer (55 min.), 6-0 Wheldon (58 min.), 6-1 Campbell, 7-1 Schofield, 8-1 Beats.

William Purves, Glentoran (Dundee Evening Telegraph: January 28, 1898).

Bob Milne, Linfield (Dundee Evening Telegraph: January 28, 1898).


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