A match was a object used to create fire.
After dropping the torch in the junkyard, Barbara suggested that Ian use a match instead. However, he did not have one. On prehistoric Earth, the First Doctor used matches to light his pipe. (TV: An Unearthly Child)
The First Doctor, by many accounts, had carried everlasting matches, potentially an invention of his own. (COMIC: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, AUDIO: The Time Machine, et al.)