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Wales vs Ireland international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Saturday, 29 February 1896, 15:30 (UTC+0:00)
National teams, score:
Wales
6-1
Ireland
Referee:
James Cooper, Blackburn /
England
Attendance, venue:
3 000, The Racecourse, Wrexham
Goals:
1-0 (9') Billy Lewis, 2-0 (20') Billy Lewis, 3-0 (23') Billy Meredith, 4-0 (34') Grenville Morris, 5-0 (60') Harry Pugh, 5-1 (70') Adam Turner, 6-1 (84') Billy Meredith
Wales football team line-up in match Nr.52
Managed by -
Player
Caps
Age
Club
4
Burton Swifts FC, Burton upon Trent
7
26
Newtown FC, Newtown
1
Brymbo Institute C & FC, Brymbo
1
26
Wrexham AFC, Wrexham
1
22
London Welsh FC, London
4
26
Sheffield United FC, Sheffield
3
21
Manchester City FC, Manchester
1
20
Wrexham AFC, Wrexham
1
18
Aberystwyth FC, Aberystwyth
5
27
Aberystwyth FC, Aberystwyth
22
Chester FC, Chester
Ireland football team line-up in match Nr.41
Managed by selection committee
Player
Caps
Age
Club
5
22
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
3
Distillery FC, Lisburn
15
27
Linfield FC, Belfast
1
Distillery FC, Lisburn
6
25
Linfield FC, Belfast
1
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
1
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
1
18
Distillery FC, Lisburn
25
27
Distillery FC, Lisburn
1
20
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
16
32
Distillery FC, Lisburn
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Wales
11
4.545
9
6
0
0
Ireland
11
6.818
3
1
0
0
Historical data sources
The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast), №25158, 02 Feb 1896; Irish Newspaper Archives
Evening Express (Cardiff), №2727, 29 Feb 1896; The National Library of Wales
South Wales Daily News (Cardiff), №7397, 02 Mar 1896; The National Library of Wales
The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast), №25158, 02 Mar 1896; Newspapers.com
The Freeman’s Journal (Dublin), №-, 02 Mar 1896; Newspapers.com
The Aberystwith Observer (Aberystwith), №2492, 05 Mar 1896; The National Library of Wales
The Wrexham Advertiser (Wrexham), №-, 07 Mar 1896; Newspapers.com
Comments

MLT - posted on 23 August 2009 at 14:24:47

Goalscorer for Ireland reported as Edward Turner while player in the line-up is Adam Turner.
Wales vs Ireland post-match head-to-head
WP
70.0
P
15
W
9
D
3
L
3
GF
65
GA
27
GF/P
4.333
GA/P
1.800
Av attendance
3 113
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Wales national team matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1895
Wales vs Scotland 2-2
Wrexham, Saturday 23 March 1895
Next match:
British Championship 1896
Wales vs England 1-9
Cardiff, Monday 16 March 1896
Ireland national team matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1895
Scotland vs Ireland 3-1
Glasgow, Saturday 30 March 1895
Next match:
British Championship 1896
Ireland vs England 0-2
Belfast, Saturday 7 March 1896
Top Wales goal scorers
1. Billy Lewis (1886 - 1896) - 8 goals
... Billy Meredith (1896) - 2 goals
... Grenville Morris (1896) - 1 goal
... Harry Pugh (1896) - 1 goal
(correct as of February 29, 1896)
Top Ireland goal scorers
1. Olphie Stanfield (1887 - 1894) - 9 goals
2. Jack Peden (1887 - 1893) - 5 goals
3. William Dalton (1888 - 1891) - 4 goals
4. George Gaffikin (1891 - 1893) - 4 goals
... Adam Turner (1896) - 1 goal
(correct as of February 29, 1896)
Brief match report
Sat. 29 Feb 1896
The Racecourse, Wrexham
Wales 6-1 Ireland
Goals: Lewis 9, Lewis 20, Meredith 23, Morris 34, Pugh 60, Turner 70, Meredith 84

Wales: Sam Jones, Parry (c), Matthias, Rogers, White, Jack Jones, Meredith, Pugh, Morris, Rea, Lewis.

Ireland: Scott, Ponsonby, Torrans, McCoy, Milne, Campbell, Turner, Baird, Stanfield (c), McCashin, Peden. Managed by selection committee.

Att: 3 000,
Ref: Cooper (England)

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