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Ireland vs Wales international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Saturday, 6 March 1897, 15:30 (UTC-0:25)
National teams, score:
Ireland
4-3
Wales
Referee:
Tom Robertson, Glasgow /
Scotland
Attendance, venue:
Goals:
1-0 (7') James Barron, 1-1 (19') Billy Meredith, 1-2 (27') Caesar Jenkyns, 1-3 (36') Billy Meredith, 2-3 (62') Olphie Stanfield, 3-3 (66') Jack Pyper, 4-3 (68') Jack Peden
Ireland national team line-up in match Nr.45
Managed by selection committee
Player
Caps
Age
Club
9
23
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
5
20
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
19
28
Linfield FC, Belfast
2
19
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
7
Distillery FC, Lisburn
2
Glentoran FC, Belfast
2
21
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
29
28
Distillery FC, Lisburn
1
20
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
19
33
Distillery FC, Lisburn
7
22
Cliftonville FC, Belfast
Wales national team line-up in match Nr.55
Managed by -
Player
Caps
Age
Club
14
34
Preston North End FC, Preston
2
Oswestry United FC, Oswestry
10
27
Newtown FC, Newtown
1
22
Oxford University AFC, Oxford
6
30
Newton Heath FC, Manchester
7
27
Sheffield United FC, Sheffield
5
22
Manchester City FC, Manchester
3
22
Wrexham AFC, Wrexham
1
20
Oxford University AFC, Oxford
1
Newtown FC, Newtown
7
28
Aberystwyth FC, Aberystwyth
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Ireland
11
9.273
4
4
0
0
Wales
11
5.182
9
3
0
0
Historical data sources
Evening Express (Cardiff), №3038, 06 Mar 1897; The National Library of Wales
The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast), №25472, 08 Mar 1897; Newspapers.com
The Freeman’s Journal (Dublin), №-, 08 Mar 1897; Newspapers.com
Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald (Caernarfon), №3333, 12 Mar 1897; The National Library of Wales
Comments
Ireland vs Wales post-match head-to-head
WP
34.4
P
16
W
4
D
3
L
9
GF
31
GA
68
GF/P
1.938
GA/P
4.250
Av attendance
3 544
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 1897
England vs Ireland 6-0
Nottingham, Saturday 20 February 1897
Next match:
British Championship 1897
Scotland vs Ireland 5-1
Govan, Saturday 27 March 1897
Wales national team matches
Previous match:
British Championship 1896
Scotland vs Wales 4-0
Dundee, Saturday 21 March 1896
Next match:
British Championship 1897
Wales vs Scotland 2-2
Wrexham, Saturday 20 March 1897
Top Ireland goal scorers
1. Olphie Stanfield (1887 - 1897) - 10 goals
2. Jack Peden (1887 - 1897) - 6 goals
... James Barron (1896 - 1897) - 3 goals
... Jack Pyper (1897) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 6, 1897)
Top Wales goal scorers
1. Billy Lewis (1886 - 1896) - 8 goals
2. William Owen (1882 - 1884) - 6 goals
3. Jack Doughty (1888) - 6 goals
... Billy Meredith (1896 - 1897) - 4 goals
... Caesar Jenkyns (1897) - 1 goal
(correct as of March 6, 1897)
Brief match report
Sat. 06 Mar 1897
Solitude (Cliftonville Ground), Belfast
Ireland 4-3 Wales
Goals: Barron 7, Meredith 19, Jenkyns 27, Meredith 36, Stanfield 62, Pyper 66, Peden 68

Ireland: Scott, Gibson, Torrans, Jack Pyper, Ponsonby (c), McMaster, Campbell, Stanfield, Jim Pyper, Peden, Barron. Managed by selection committee.

Wales: Trainer (c), Edwards, Parry, Darvell, Jenkyns, Jones, Meredith, Pugh, Morgan-Owen, Nock, Rea.

Att: 10 000,
Ref: Robertson (Scotland)

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