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  • Record for most Ireland caps: Tom Molyneux's 11th appearance
  • Billy Dickson scored 4 goals (his 1st and Scotland's 7th international hat-trick)
  • William Dalton is the latest born international footballer of Europe
  • John Gow is the latest born international footballer of Scotland
  • Ireland vs Scotland Head to Head: Ireland national football team's 5th loss in 5 matches

Ireland vs Scotland international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Saturday, 24 March 1888, 15:30 (UTC-0:25)
National teams, score:
Ireland
2-10
Scotland
Referee:
Bob Parlane, Bonhill /
Scotland
Attendance, venue:
5 000, Oldpark Avenue, Belfast
Goals:
0-1 (5') Geordie Dewar, 0-2 (8') Billy Dickson, 0-3 (15') Thomas Breckenridge, 1-3 (18') John Lemon, 2-3 (24') William Dalton, 2-4 (30') Ralph Aitken, 2-5 (33') Billy Dickson, 2-6 (40') Billy Dickson, 2-7 (45') Billy Dickson, 2-8 (53') Neil McCallum, 2-9 (65') Bob Wilson (own goal), 2-10 (83') Allan Stewart
Ireland national football team line-up in match Nr.18
Managed by selection committee
Player
Caps
Age
Club
1
22
Distillery FC, Lisburn
1
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
4
24
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
1
Belfast YMCA, Belfast
5
22
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
11
30
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
1
18
Belfast YMCA, Belfast
5
19
Distillery FC, Lisburn
2
20
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
2
23
Belfast YMCA, Belfast
3
21
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
Scotland national football team line-up in match Nr.35
Managed by selection committee
Player
Caps
Age
Club
1
22
Dumbarton FC, Dumbarton
1
22
Dumbarton FC, Dumbarton
1
26
Renton FC, Renton
1
22
Queens Park FC, Glasgow
1
20
Dumbarton FC, Dumbarton
2
31
Cambuslang FC, Cambuslang
1
19
Renton FC, Renton
1
18
Rangers FC, Glasgow
1
21
Strathmore FC, Dundee
1
23
Heart of Midlothian FC, Edinburgh
2
25
Dumbarton FC, Dumbarton
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Ireland
11
3.273
3
2
0
0
Scotland
11
1.182
23.243
7
10
0
0
Historical data sources
The Glasgow Herald (Glasgow), №73, 26 Mar 1888; Google Newspapers
The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast), №22690, 26 Mar 1888; Newspapers.com
The Dundee Courier and Argus (Dundee), №10830, 26 Mar 1888; Newspapers.com
North British Daily Mail (Glasgow), №12821, 26 Mar 1888; Newspapers.com
Comments

pasaru - posted on 25 December 2011 at 19:06:42

The actual venue of the match was Oldpark Avenue (as the match of 12.03.1887 vs Wales), the grounds of Cliftonville Football Club
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Ireland vs Scotland post-match head-to-head
WP
0.0
P
5
W
0
D
0
L
5
GF
7
GA
34
GF/P
1.400
GA/P
6.800
Av attendance
3 400
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Ireland national team matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1888
Wales vs Ireland 11-0
Wrexham, Saturday 3 March 1888
Next match:
British Championship 1888
Ireland vs England 1-5
Belfast, Saturday 7 April 1888
Scotland national team matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1888
Scotland vs England 0-5
Glasgow, Saturday 17 March 1888
Next match:
British Championship 1889
Scotland vs Ireland 7-0
Govan, Saturday 9 March 1889
Top Ireland goal scorers
1. Fred Browne (1887) - 2 goals
2. Johnny Gibb (1885) - 2 goals
3. Sam Johnston (1882 - 1886) - 2 goals
... John Lemon (1888) - 1 goal
... William Dalton (1888) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 24, 1888)
Top Scotland goal scorers
1. John Smith (1879 - 1884) - 10 goals
2. George Ker (1880 - 1882) - 10 goals
... Billy Dickson (1888) - 4 goals
... William Harrower (1882 - 1886) - 4 goals
... Thomas Breckenridge (1888) - 1 goal
... Ralph Aitken (1888) - 1 goal
... Neil McCallum (1888) - 1 goal
... Allan Stewart (1888) - 1 goal
... Geordie Dewar (1888) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 24, 1888)
Brief match report
Sat. 24 Mar 1888
Oldpark Avenue, Belfast
Ireland 2-10 Scotland
Goals: Dewar 5, Dickson 8, Breckenridge 15, Lemon 18, Dalton 24, Aitken 30, Dickson 33, Dickson 40, Dickson 45, McCallum 53, Wilson 65 (OG), Stewart 83

Ireland: Lawther, Wilson, Browne, Forsythe, Rosbotham, Molyneux, Dalton, Stanfield (c), Barry, Lemon, Turner. Managed by selection committee.

Scotland: McLeod, Duncan Stewart (c), McCall, Allan Stewart, Dewar, Jackson, McCallum, Gow, Dickson, Breckenridge, Aitken. Managed by selection committee.

Att: 5 000,
Ref: Parlane (Scotland)

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