28th January – Today In Our Footballing History

28/01/1911 Belfast Wales 1-2 Billy Halligan

Billy Scott, Sam Burnison, Paddy Thunder, Val Harris, Jimmy Connor, Harry Hampton, William Renneville, Billy Lacey, Billy Halligan, James Macauley, Frank Thompson

When Wales won in Belfast against Ireland (2:1) on 28th January 1911, full-back Thomas John Hewitt (26.4.1889-12.12.1980) made his full international debut on the Welsh side. He played at first for Sandycroft -, where he also studied (engineering) -, Connahs Quay United and Saltney, then joined Wrexham AFC in 1910. Just one year later he went to England, but in London he was less lucky. During his time at Chelsea FC (1911-1913) he seriously injured himself many times and in the 1913/14 season broke his arm while playing for South Liverpool. Later he played for Swansea Town till 1920. He had played eight full “A” internationals for Wales till 1914.

Source: iffhs.de

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