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THE MOVE FROM THE FOUR ACRES TO STONEY LANE CAME FROM A NEED TO MOVE TO MORE SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION DUE TO THE GROWING POPULARITY OF THE CLUB. SEVERAL SITES HAD BEEN VIEWED UNTIL A LEASE WAS OFFERED BY A LOCAL UNDERTAKER MR H WEBB, WHO OWNED A FIELD AT THE REAR OF THE SANDWELL BREWERY. THE LEASE WAS FOR SEVEN YEARS AND AN ANNUAL RENT OF £28 WAS AGREED. WORK BEGAN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TO CONVERT THE GROUND INTO A SUITABLE HOME FOR THE ALBION.

THE FIELD WAS RETURFED AND ASHES WERE LAID AROUND THE PLAYING AREA. A WOODEN GRANDSTAND AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS THE NOAH’S ARK STAND WAS BUILT IT WAS ON THE BREWERY SIDE WHICH RAN ALONG SANDWELL ROAD NORTH WHICH WAS COVERED IN THE CENTRE FOR 600 SPECTATORS. THE UNCOVERED PORTIONS AT EACH END HELD A FURTHER 1500 SPECTATORS. THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE GROUND WAS COVERED IN ASH AND IT WAS GRADUALLY RAISED BACK SO EVERYONE GOT A GOOD VIEW ALTHOUGH IT HAD NO COVERING AT ALL AND COULD HAVE BEEN VERY SLIPPY ON RAINY DAYS.

THE FIRST SEASON TICKETS AT STONEY LANE COST FIVE SHILLINGS ( 25P ) THE USUAL ADMISSION CHARGE BEING SIX PENNYS (2 1/2 P).

THE FIRST GAME PLAYED AT STONEY LANE WAS AGAINST THE THIRD LANARK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS FROM GLASGOW 5TH SEPTEMBER 1885 ALBION WON 4 – 1 WITH THE FIRST GOAL COMING AFTER 5 MINUTES FROM TOM GREEN.

OVER THE FIFTEEN YEARS SPENT AT STONEY LANE THIS WAS PROBABLY THE CLUBS MOST SUCCESSFUL PLAYING OVER 350 GAMES THERE AND LOSING ONLY 70. THEY SCORED OVER 900 GOALS AND WERE UNDEFEATED IN 14 CONSECUTIVE FA CUP MATCHES BETWEEN 1885 AND 1893 THAT RUN ENDING WITH A 3 – 2 DEFEAT BY BLACKBURN ROVERS IN THE FIRST ROUND.

STONEY LANE

THE LAST REMAINING PIECE OF WALL OF THE STONEY LANE GROUND

STREET SIGNS FOR STONEY LANE AND WHAT WAS ONCE THE SITE OF WEST BROMWICH ALBION’S LAST GROUND BEFORE THE MOVE TO THE HAWTHORNS

 

 

IN THE 1885-86 SEASON WBA BEAT ASTON UNITY 4 – 1IN THE FIRST ROUND WHICH BEGAN A RUN TO THEIR FIRST EVER FA CUP FINAL APPEARANCE. THE TIE TOOK PLACE 31ST OCTOBER 1885 IN FRONT 0F 4,027 FANS AT STONEY LANE. TWO GOALS EACH FROM TOM GREEN AND EZRA WOODHALL PUT THE ALBION SAFELY THROUGH TO ROUND TWO TO FACE LOCAL RIVALS WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC AGAIN AT HOME. WEDNESBURY WERE SEEKING REVENGE FOR BEING BEATEN 4-2 BY THE ALBION THE PREVIOUS SEASON AGAIN IN ROUND TWO, ONLY 3,578 TURNED OUT FOR A THRILLING GAME WHICH ENDED 3-2 WITH LOACH SCORING TWO AND GEORGE BELL THE THIRD. ALBION RECEIVED A BYE IN THE THIRD ROUND BUT ON SATURDAY 2ND JANUARY 1886 ALBION MET THEIR ARCH RIVALS WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE FA CUP ALTHOUGH THE TWO SIDES HAD MET IN FOUR FRIENDLY’S ALBION WINNING           3 AND TWICE IN THE BIRMINGHAM CUP DRAWING 1 – 1 AND ALBION WINNING THE REPLAY 2- 1.       THIS WAS HOWEVER THE FIRST TIME THE TWO SIDES HAD MET IN A MAJOR COMPETITION. BELL, GREEN AND LOACH AGAIN NOT DISAPPOINTING THE HOME CROWD OF 5,196 WITH A 3-1 VICTORY. ON TO ROUND FIVE AND ANOTHER HOME TIE FACING ONE OF THE OLDER TEAMS OF THE FA CUP OLD CARTHUSIANS.

OLD CARTHUSIANS FIRST ENTERED THE FA CUP IN THE 1879 -1880 SEASON THE YEAR THE STROLLERS WERE FORMED AND IN FACT WON THE CUP ON THEIR SECOND ATTEMPT IN 1880 – 1881SEASON. BEATEN SEMI FINALISTS IN 1883, 1885, THEY WERE A HIGH SCORING TEAM WHO DESPITE GETTING BYES IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH ROUND HAD SCORED 8 GOALS IN THIS SEASONS COMPETITION AND WERE MUCH FANCIED TO GO ALL THE WAY THIS SEASON. JANUARY 23RD 8,137 SAW A HARD FOUGHT GAME WITH AGAIN TOM GREEN SCORING THE WINNER IN A 1-0 VICTORY TO PUT ALBION THROUGH TO THE LAST EIGHT. BRENTWOOD, BLACKBURN ROVERS, SMALL HEATH ALLIANCE, REDCAR, SOUTH SHORE SWIFTS, OLD WESTMINSTERS, WEST BROMWICH ALBION. ALL WAITING FOR THE NEWS OF WHO THEY WOULD MEET IN THE 6TH ROUND ALBION HOPING TO AVOID  THE HOLDERS AND THE TEAM WHO ENDED THEIR PREVIOUS CUP RUN BLACKBURN ROVERS. THE DRAW WAS KIND ANOTHER HOME TIE AGAINST UNFANCIED OLD WESTMINSTERS. ALBION MADE LIGHT WORK OF THIS TIE WITH A 6-0 VICTORY A HAT TRICK FOR GEM BAYLIS , 2 FOR GEORGE BELL AND ONE FOR SPRY WOODHALL. GEM BAYLIS’S HAT TRICK WAS THE FIRST BY AN ALBION PLAYER IN THE FA CUP. THE SEMI FINAL TO BE PLAYED AT ASTON AGAINST SMALL HEATH ALLIANCE WHO WOULD CHANGE THIER NAME TWO YEARS LATER TO SMALL HEATH AND THEN IN 1905 BECAME BIRMINGHAM CITY. 4,100 TURNED OUT TO WITNESS ALBIONS 4-0 VICTORY LOACH 2 WOODHALL 2 TO REACH THE FINAL OF THE COMPETITION TO BE PLAYED AT THE KENNINGTON OVAL.

THE OPPONENTS WERE BLACKBURN ROVERS, WHO WERE APPEARING IN THEIR THIRD SUCCESSIVE FINAL. FOUR OF THE BLACKBURN’S  PLAYERS, FERGIE SUTER, HUGH MCINTYRE, JIMMY BROWN AND JIMMY DOUGLAS WERE PLAYING IN THEIR FOURTH FINAL IN FIVE SEASONS. FRED BUNN WAS ALBION’S  FIRST-TEAM CENTRE-HALF AT THE TIME. HOWEVER, HE GOT INJURED AND CHARLIE PERRY REPLACED HIM FOR THE FINAL ALBION  DOMINATED THE MATCH BUT HERBIE ARTHUR, THE BLACKBURN GOALKEEPER, MADE SEVERAL GOOD SAVES AND THE GAME ENDED IN A 0-0 DRAW ATTENDANCE 15,156 WITH GATE RECIPTS OF £650.

16,144 SAW THE REPLAY WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE RACECOURSE GROUND, DERBY. A GOAL BY JOE SOWERBUTTS GAVE BLACKBURN ROVERS AN EARLY LEAD. IN THE SECOND-HALF JAMES BROWN COLLECTED THE BALL IN HIS OWN AREA, TOOK THE BALL PAST SEVERAL WBA PLAYERS, RAN THE LENGTH OF THE FIELD AND SCORED ONE OF THE BEST GOALS SCORED IN A FA CUP FINAL. BLACKBURN NOW JOINED THE WANDERERS IN ACHIEVING THREE SUCCESSIVE CUP FINAL VICTORIES.

THIS WAS A MAGNIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT BY ALBION FOR A TEAM OF AMATEURS. SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE TEAM THAT REACHED THE 1886 FA CUP FINAL STILL WORKED AT SALTER’S SPRING FACTORY. THIS INCLUDED BOB ROBERTS, CHARLIE PERRY, GEORGE WOODHALL, GEORGE TIMMINS, EZRA HORTON, GEORGE BELL, AND HARRY BELL. ALL ELEVEN PLAYERS WERE BORN WITHIN A SIX-MILE RADIUS OF WEST BROMWICH. AT THE TIME THE TOWN HAD A POPULATION OF 56,000 PEOPLE.

 

MATCH REPORT

BLACKBURN ROVERS

(BROWN, SOWERBUTTS) 

H. J. ARTHUR; TURNER, SUTER; DOUGLAS, FORREST, M’LNTYRE; WALTON, STRACHAN, BROWN, FECITT, J. SOWERBUTTS. (HEYES PLAYED IN THE FIRST MATCH AT THE OVAL, BUT WALTON TOOK HIS PLACE IN THE REPLAY)
WEST BROMWICH ALBION ROBERTS; H. GREEN, H. BELL; HORTON, PERRY. TIMMINS; WOODHALL, T. GREEN, BAYLISS, LOACH, G. BELL
REFEREE: MAJOR MARINDIN ATTENDANCE: 03/04   – 15000  10/04 – 12000
BLACKBURN HAD REACHED THE FINAL FOR A THIRD TIME BY VIRTUE OF A NARROW 2-1 VICTORY AGAINST SWIFTS IN THE SEMI-FINAL. THEIR OPPONENTS THIS TIME WERE WEST BROMWICH, WHO SHOWED THEIR METTLE AS CUP FIGHTERS FROM THE MOMENT THEY SET FOOT ON THE OVAL PITCH.

FEW GAVE ALBION A CHANCE THAT DAY, BUT THERE WAS A SHOCK IN STORE FOR EVERYONE, THE ROVERS INCLUDED, FOR THE MATCH FINISHED GOALLESS. IN FACT, HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR SOME GREAT DEFENSIVE WORK BY SUTER, TURNER AND ARTHUR IN ROVERS’ GOAL, ALBION WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE WON.

ROVERS’ EXCUSE FOR A BELOW-PAR DISPLAY WAS THAT THE TEAM HAD GOT COLD WATCHING THE BOAT RACE IN THE MORNING, HAD HAD TO MISS LUNCH, AND LEFT THEMSELVES BARELY ENOUGH TIME TO DRIVE TO KENNINGTON AND GET CHANGED BEFORE THE FINAL KICKED-OFF. ROVERS, IN FACT, VERY NEARLY WON IN THE CLOSING MINUTES WHEN FECITT’S SHOT GLANCED A FRACTION THE WRONG SIDE OF A POST.

THE REPLAY TOOK PLACE AT THE DERBY COUNTY CRICKET GROUND, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THE CUP WAS FOUGHT FOR AND WON OUTSIDE LONDON. SNOW HAD FALLEN ALL THROUGH THE MORNING OF THE MATCH, ONLY CEASING SHORTLY BEFORE THE KICK-OFF, AND YET A 12,000 CROWD GATHERED TO SEE THE GAME.

ROVERS, NOW WITH WALTON IN FOR HEYES, LED AT HALF-TIME WITH A GOAL BY SOWERBUTTS, SCORED AFTER TWENTY-SIX MINUTES AS A RESULT OF A RAID IN WHICH WALTON AND FECITT WERE PROMINENT. THE SAME PLAYER AGAIN BEAT ROBERTS, BUT THE ROVERS PLAYERS MADE NO APPEAL FOR A GOAL. THINKING HIM OFFSIDE. LATER IT TRANSPIRED THAT THE REFEREE WOULD HAVE BEEN WILLING TO ALLOW THE GOAL TO STAND, AS SOWERBUTTS HAD BEEN PLAYED ON BY AN ALBION DEFENDER.

ALBION, WITH THEIR FAMOUS RUSHING TACTICS, FOUGHT LIKE DEMONS, AND CONSTANTLY HARRIED ARTHUR IN THE ROVERS GOAL. AT A TIME WHEN ALBION WERE STRIVING HARD FOR AN EQUALIZER, A MEMORABLE GOAL BY CENTRE-FORWARD JIMMY BROWN CLINCHED VICTORY FOR ROVERS WITH SEVENTEEN MINUTES TO GO. AN ALBION ATTACK BROKE DOWN AND BROWN COLLECTED A PASS FROM M’LNTYRE WELL INSIDE HIS OWN HALF, AND SUDDENLY SET OFF ON A RUN FOR GOAL. HE DRIBBLED PAST MAN AFTER MAN AND AT LAST SLIPPED THE BALL BETWEEN THE ALBION POSTS FOR A WONDERFUL INDIVIDUALIST GOAL.

MATCH REPORT

KENNINGTON OVAL – SATURDAY 2ND APRIL

ASTON VILLA 2 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

ASTON VILLA

(HUNTER, HODGETTS) 

WARNER; COULTON, SIMMONDS; YATES, DAWSON, BURTON; DAVIS, BROWN, HUNTER, VAUGHTON. HODGETTS
WEST BROMWICH ALBION ROBERTS; H. GREEN, ALDRIDGE; HORTON, PERRY, TIMMINS; WOODHALL, T. GREEN, BAYLISS, PADDOCK, PEARSON
REFEREE: MAJOR MARINDIN ATTENDANCE: 15500
FOR THE FIRST TIME, BUT BY NO MEANS THE LAST, THE FINAL WAS FOUGHT OUT BY TWO SIDES FROM THE BIRMINGHAM AREA. ALBION, AFTER THEIR SPLENDID 3-1 WIN AGAINST THE SCOTTISH IMPORTS OF PRESTON NORTH END IN THE SEMI-FINAL, WERE EXPECTED TO WIN, AND THEY CERTAINLY BEGAN THE MATCH AS IF THEY HAD THE WORLD AT THEIR FEET.

 

 

ALBION’S FORWARDS HAD TRIED SO HARD IN THE FIRST HALF WITHOUT THE REWARD OF A GOAL, THAT THEY BEGAN, PERHAPS UNDERSTANDABLY, TO LOSE HEART IN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE RUGGED VILLA DEFENDERS. AFTER HALF-TIME THE PLAY VERY DEFINITELY SWUNG VILLA’S WAY, AND THEY TOOK THE LEAD ON THE HOUR AS A RESULT OF A GHASTLY ERROR OF JUDGEMENT ON THE PART OF ALBION GOALKEEPER ROBERTS. ASSUMING WRONGLY THAT HODGETTS WAS OFFSIDE, ROBERTS MADE NO ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE WINGER’S SHOT.

IN THE LAST MINUTE. HUNTER, VILLA’S CENTRE-FORWARD AND CAPTAIN, INTER­CEPTED A BACK-PASS, AND, AFTER COLLIDING WITH ROBERTS, SUCCEEDED IN STABBING THE BALL OVER THE LINE WHILE LYING ON THE GROUND.

ACTION FROM ASTON VILLA V WEST BROMWICH ALBION  CUP FINAL

 

MATCH REPORT

 

 

KENNINGTON OVAL – SATURDAY 24TH MARCH

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 PRESTON NORTH END 1

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

(WOODHALL, BAYLISS) 

ROBERTS; ALDRIDGE. GREEN; HORTON, PERRY, TIMMINS; BASSETT,

WOODHALL. BAYLISS. WILSON. PEARSON

PRESTON NORTH END

(DEWHURST)

DR R. H. MILLS-ROBERTS; HOWARTH, N. J. ROSS; HOLMES, RUSSELL, GRAHAM; GORDON, J. ROSS, J. GOODALL, F. DEWHURST, DRUMMOND
REFEREE: MAJOR MARINDIN ATTENDANCE: 19000
AFTER TWO FINAL DEFEATS IN SUCCESSIVE YEARS, ALBION WON AT THE THIRD ATTEMPT. PRESTON, THEIR OPPONENTS, HAD ANNIHILATED HYDE 26-0 IN AN EARLIER ROUND, TO THIS DAY A RECORD SCORE IN THE CUP COMPETITION, AND HAD FORTY-THREE CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES TO THEIR CREDIT AND A CUP GOAL-TALLY OF FIFTY FOR AND ONLY TWO AGAINST.

THEY WERE SO SUPREMELY CONFIDENT OF WINNING THE FINAL, SO THE STORY GOES, THAT THEIR CAPTAIN ACTUALLY ASKED IF THE TEAM COULD BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH THE TROPHY BEFORE THE MATCH.

FOR THE FIRST TIME A GROUND WAS CLOSED FOR A FOOTBALL MATCH – ON A 17,000 CROWD INSIDE THE OVAL – AND UNFANCIED ALBION GAINED A POPULAR, IF SURPRISING, VICTORY. A SIDE OF PURELY LOCAL STAFFORDSHIRE EXTRACTION, WITH A WEEKLY WAGE BILL OF £10, TOOK ON ‘PROUD PRESTON’, A TEAM OF HIGHLY PAID ARTISTS, AND WON BY TWO GOALS (BAYLISS AND WOODHALL) TO ONE, AFTER DEW-HURST’S EQUALIZER FOR PRESTON HAD BEEN HOTLY DISPUTED.

THE OPEN, LONG-PASSING GAME OF WEST BROMWICH, BACKED BY THEIR TREMENDOUS ENTHUSIASM, SWEPT ASIDE PRESTON’S ARTISTRY AND ACHIEVED A VICTORY LARGELY INSPIRED BY THEIR DIMINUTIVE OUTSIDE-RIGHT BASSETT, ESSENTIALLY A MAN FOR THE BIG OCCASION.

 THE FA CUP WINNERS 1888

 

 

 BACK ROW: ALDRIDGE, HORTON, GREEN, TIMMINS, ROBERTS, PERRY ,WILSON,

FRONT ROW WOODHALL, BASSETT, BAYLIS, (CAPTAIN), PEARSON

1892 FA CUP WINNERS

LEFT TO RIGHT BASSETT, NICHOLSON, REYNOLDS, MCLEOD, READER, NICHOLLS, PERRY, PEARSON, GROVES, MCCULLOCH, GEDDES,

 

1895 – 96 TEAM

 EARLY FOOTAGE OF ALBION AT STONEY LANE

(THIS DOES PLAY AFTER 20 SECONDS WITH THE TRAINER J PADDOCK COMING ON TO AN INJURED PLAYER)

 

EARLY TRAINING SESSION

1899 TEAM IN FRONT OF THE NOAHS ARK STAND

ON 2ND MARCH, 1888, WILLIAM MCGREGOR CIRCULATED A LETTER TO SIX CLUBS FROM LANCASHIRE (PRESTON NORTH END, ACCRINGTON, BLACKBURN ROVERS, BURNLEY, BOLTON WANDERERS AND EVERTON) AND SIX FROM THE MIDLANDS (ASTON VILLA, DERBY COUNTY, NOTTS COUNTY, STOKE, WEST BROMWICH ALBION AND WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS) SUGGESTING THAT “TEN OR TWELVE OF THE MOST PROMINENT CLUBS IN ENGLAND COMBINE TO ARRANGE HOME AND AWAY FIXTURES EACH SEASON.” JOHN J. BENTLEY OF BOLTON WANDERERS AND TOM MITCHELL OF BLACKBURN ROVERS RESPONDED VERY POSITIVELY TO THE SUGGESTION. THEY SUGGESTED THAT OTHER CLUBS SHOULD BE INVITED TO THE MEETING BEING HELD ON 23RD MARCH, 1888.

THE FOLLOWING MONTH THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE WAS FORMED. THE FIRST SEASON OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER, 1888. ALBION’S PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS RECEIVED 10 SHILLINGS A WEEK, WITH NO BONUSES OR EXPENSES. ALBION FINISHED IN 6TH PLACE WITH BILLY BASSETT ENDING UP AS THE CLUB’S TOP SCORER

 WHILE JACK THE RIPPER WAS ROAMING AROUND LONDON’S EAST END THE FIRST EVER FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEASON GOT UNDER WAY. WITH ONLY 6 MINUTES LEFT TO PLAY  JOE WILSON SCORED THE FIRST EVER LEAGUE GOAL FOR ALBION AGAINST STOKE CITY  IN A   2 – 0 VICTORY AT THE VICTORIA GROUND 8TH SEPTEMBER 1888 WITH GEORGE WOODHALL SCORING THE SECOND WITH MINUTES TO PLAY IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF 4,524. ALBION CAN CLAIM THE PROUD BOAST THAT THEY WERE THE FIRST EVER LEAGUE LEADERS FOLLOWING THE OPENING DAY BUT IN REALITY NO TEAM WAS TOP DUE TO THE FACT THAT POINTS FOR WINS AND DRAWS HAD NOT BEEN DECIDED.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT ALL THE CLUBS INVOLVED FOUND THE LEAGUE WAS A SUCCESS. THE ORIGINAL RULES REQUIRED THE LAST FOUR CLUBS TO RETIRE AND APPLY FOR RE-ELECTION; ALL WERE SUCCESSFUL IN 1889, SO THE SECOND SEASON STARTED WITH THE SAME TWELVE CLUBS.

WILLIAM MCGREGOR FOUNDER OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 THE FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME FOR ALBION

STOKE 0 ALBION 2

WHEN THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE WAS FORMED IN 1888, WEST BROMWICH ALBION WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDER MEMBERS. THE THROSTLES’ FIRST MATCH IN THE NEW COMPETITION WAS AGAINST STOKE AT THE VICTORIA GROUND ON 8 SEPTEMBER 1888 AND ALBION WENT INTO THE MATCH BRIMMING WITH CONFIDENCE AFTER FRIENDLY MATCH VICTORIES OVER SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY AND WOLVES.

SOME 4,000 SPECTATORS – A GOOD CROWD FOR THE FIRST DAY OF THE BRAND-NEW COMPETITION – INCLUDED A FAIR NUMBER OF ALBION SUPPORTERS AND THEIR HOPES OF AN EARLY SUCCESS WERE SOON FULFILLED AS WEST BROM RAN THE MATCH FROM THE FIRST WHISTLE.

THEY PUSHED STOKE BACK INTO THEIR OWN HALF FROM THE ONSET AND DOMINATED THE EARLY EXCHANGES, CAUSING THE HOME GOALKEEPER, ROWLEY, SOME ANXIOUS MOMENTS. YET THE GOAL WHICH ALBION THREATENED TO SCORE WAS A LONG TIME COMING CONSIDERING THEIR TERRITORIAL SUPREMACY.

WOODHALL TWICE WENT CLOSE, AS DID THE FORCEFUL PEARSON, AND HENDRY HAD A SHOT KICKED OFF THE LINE BY SHUTT, STOKE’S ALMIGHTY DEFENDER.

STOKE, TO THEIR CREDIT, HIT BACK PURPOSEFULLY AND ALBION ‘KEEPER, BOB ROBERTS, HAD TO BE ON HIS TOES TO KEEP OUT FINE EFFORTS FROM STATON AND TUNNICLIFFE. THUS, ALTHOUGH ALBION HAD MOST OF THE FIRST HALF, STOKE WERE STILL VERY MUCH IN WITH A CHANCE AS THE 45 MINUTES ENDED.

INDEED, AS THE MINUTES TICKED AWAY IN THE SECOND-HALF ALBION’S PLAY BECAME SLOPPY AND ON ONE OCCASION ROBERTS HAD TO BE AT HIS INTERNATIONAL BEST TO KEEP OUT A STINGING SHOT FROM SAYER.

BUT WITH ONLY SIX MINUTES LEFT TO PLAY, THE ALBION THE BREAKTHROUGH THEY HAD BEEN WAITING FOR. ROWLEY UNDER INTENSE PRESSURE AND WAS FORCED TO CLEAR HIS LINE HURRIEDLY BY THROWING THE BALL AWAY. JOE WILSON, AS QUICK AS LIGHTNING SNAPPED UP THE BALL AND FIRED IT STRAIGHT: PAST THE STARTLED STOKE GOALKEEPER FOR ALBION’S FIRST-EVER:  IN THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

IN THE FINAL MINUTE THEY MADE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN POINTS WHEN GEORGE WOODHALL HEADED A SECOND GOAL FROM BILLY BASSETT’S CENTRE, AND ALTHOUGH IT COUNTED FOR NOTHING AT THIS STAGE, THE THROSTLES HAD THE PLEASURE OF TOPPING TABLE ON GOAL-AVERAGE FROM PRESTON WHO, OF CORNER TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE FA CUP THAT SEASON

STOKE: ROWLEY, CLARE, UNDERWOOD, RAMSEY, SHUTT:, SMITH, ‘SAYER, MCSKIMMING, STATON, EDGE, TUNNICLIFFE.

ALBION: ROBERTS; J.HORTON, J.GREEN, E.HORTON. C PERRY, J.BAYLISS, BASSETT, WOODHALL, HENDRY, PEARSON, WILSON

REF: MR S.SWANN (SHEFFIELD)

 ,

ROBERTS, ROBERT JOHN (1879-90 & 1891-92)

 

GOALKEEPER: 84 APPS.

6’4″ 13 ST. 0 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH, APRIL 1859. DIED: BYKER, NEWCASTLE,

OCTOBER 1929.

CAREER: CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL, GEORGE SALTER’S WORKS, ALBION (STROLLERS) (SEPTEMBER 1879, PROFESSIONAL AUGUST 1885 MAY 1890), SUNDERLAND ALBION, ALBION (MAY 1891 – MAY 1892), ASTON VILLA. RETIRED JUNE 1893.

ALBION’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLER, BOB WAS A GIANT OF A MAN, JUST THE RIGHT SIZE FOR A GOALKEEPER OF THAT TIME. HE WAS SO WELL BUILT HE COULD DEAL COMFORTABLY WITH HIGH CROSSES AND WITH ANY ROBUST FORWARD WHO CARED TO BARGE INTO HIM!

HE HAD A TREMENDOUS REACH, A BIG SAFE PAIR OF HANDS, HE WORE SIZE 13 BOOTS (WHICH ASSISTED HIM IN KICKING VAST DISTANCES) AND ABOVE ALL HE HAD A WONDERFUL TEMPERAMENT.

BOB STARTED OFF HIS PLAYING CAREER AS AN OUTFIELD PLAYER, OCCUPYING MANY DIFFERENT POSITIONS, BEFORE FINALLY SETTLING DOWN BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS.

HE WON THREE ENGLAND CAPS – HIS FIRST AGAINST SCOTLAND IN 1886-7, – AND ALSO HE PLAYED FOR THE FOOTBALL ALLIANCE AND IN THREE INTERNATIONAL TRIALS.

BOB WAS ALBION’S CUSTODIAN IN THE 1886, 1887 AND 1888 FA CUP FINALS, GAINING A WINNERS’ MEDAL IN THE LATTER V. PRESTON, WHEN HE PLAYED EXCEPTIONALLY WELL AGAINST A RED-HOT FORWARD-LINE.

IN FACT HE HAD TWO SPELLS WITH ALBION – THE SECOND BEING FOR A SINGLE SEASON – BUT DURING HIS FULL 12 YEARS WITH THE CLUB HE AMASSED AROUND 400 APPEAR­ANCES INCLUDING 84 IN LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION. A QUITE MAGNIFICENT PLAYER – VERY POPULAR – AND OBVIOUSLY AN ALBION GREAT.

BOB IS ONE OF ONLY TWO PLAYERS (THE OTHER IS EZRA HORTON) TO HAVE FEATURED IN ALBION’S FIRST FA CUP-TIE AND THE CLUB’S FIRST FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME. DEBUT V. WEDNESBURY TOWN (HOME) FA CUP RD. 1. 10-11-1883

HORTON, JOHN HENRY (1882-99)

FULL-BACK: 152 APPS.

5’1072” 11 ST. 0 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH,

FEBRUARY 1866.

DIED: JANUARY 1947, AGED 80.

CAREER DARTMOUTH SCHOOL (WEST BROMWICH), OAK VILLA, BURSLEM PORT VALE (1880-1), WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC (1881-2), ALBION (NOVEMBER 1882, PROFESSIONAL SEPTEMBER 1885 – MAY 1899). RETIRED SUMMER OF 1899, AND TOOK CHARGE OF ALBION’S RESERVES FOR A TIME.

A SCHOOL-TEACHER BY PROFESSION, ‘JACK’ HORTON WAS A GRAND FULL-BACK WHO COULD NEVER BE FAULTED WHEN IT CAME TO RESOLUTE TACKLING AND CLEARING HIS LINE, WHICH HE DID IN FINE STYLE.

A MAGNIFICENT CLUBMAN – 17 YEARS WITH ALBION – HE CHALKED UP OVER 250 GAMES FOR THE THROSTLES (ALL COMPETITIONS INCLUDING FRIENDLIES). HE WAS RIGHT-BACK IN ALBION’S FIRST-EVER LEAGUE MATCH IN 1888 (V. STOKE) AND DURING HIS LONG ASSOCIATION WITH THE CLUB HE WAS NEVER CRITICAL OF THE WAY IT WAS RUN.

IN 1895 HE PLAYED IN THE FA CUP FINAL VS. ASTON VILLA AFTER MISSING ALL THE PREVIOUS ROUNDS.

DURING HIS PLAYING DAYS ‘JACK’ FILLED IN AS A HALF-BACK AND AS AN EMERGENCY CENTRE-FORWARD BUT ALL HIS FINE WORK WAS DONE FROM THE TWO FULL-BACK POSITIONS WHERE HE EXCELLED ON MANY OCCASIONS, PERHAPS BEING SOMEWHAT UNLUCKY TO NOT GAIN ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL HONOURS.

BROTHER OF EZRA, JACK WAS A SUPPORTER OF THE ALBION RIGHT UP UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED, THE LAST GAME HE ATTENDED AT THE HAWTHORNS BEING THE SECOND DIVISION MATCH BETWEEN ALBION AND SWANSEA ON 28 DECEMBER 1946.

DEBUT V. WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC (HOME) FA CUP RD.2. 6-12-1884.

GREEN, HARRY

(1881-91)

FULL-BACK: 65 APPS.

511″ 12 ST. 0 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH,

JANUARY 1860.

DIED: NOVEMBER 1900.

CAREER: CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL, GEORGE SALTER WORKS, ALBION (JUNE 1881, PROFES­SIONAL AUGUST 1885JULY 1891), OLD HILL WANDERERS. RETIRED 1896.

HARRY WAS AN EXCELLENT FULL-BACK, MEANING­FUL AND ACCURATE WITH HIS PASSING AND PLACING OF THE BALL; CERTAINLY ONE OF THE BEST OF HIS TIME. HE WAS IN ALBION’S FA CUP FINAL TEAMS OF 1886, 1887 AND 1888, GAINING A WINNERS’ MEDAL IN THE THIRD ONE (V. P.N.E.).

DEBUT V. JUNCTION STREET SCHOOL (DERBY), (AWAY) FAC RD 1.25-10-1884. LEAGUE DEBUT V. STOKE CITY (AWAY)

8-9-1888.

HORTON, EZRA

(1882-1891)

RIGHT-HALF: 83 APPS. ONE GOAL.

510″ 11 ST. 4 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH,

AUGUST 1861.

DIED: WEST BROMWICH, JULY 1939.

CAREER: CHRIST CHURCH & BEECHES ROAD SCHOOLS WEST BROMWICH, GEORGE SALTER WORKS FC, WEST BROMWICH FC, ALBION (AUGUST 1882, PROFESSIONAL AUGUST – JUNE 1891). RETIRED, AND BECAME A REFEREE IN 1895. GUESTED FOR ASTON VILLA IN 1884-5 SEASON AND IN LATER YEARS HE TURNED OUT FOR THE WEST BROMWICH HOCKEY TEAM AS A CENTRE- HALF AND BECAME ONLY THE SECOND MIDLANDER TO REPRESENT ENGLAND AT HIS SPORT.

AS A FOOTBALLER ‘EZRA’ – NICKNAMED ‘IRONSIDES’ – WAS A VERY SPORTING PLAYER, A LARGELY DEFENSIVE RIGHT-HALF WHO WAS GOOD AT HEADING, STRONG WITH HIS KICKING AND FEARSOME IN THE TACKLE HENCE HIS NICKNAME!

HE PLAYED IN THREE SUCCESSIVE FA CUP FINALS FOR ALBION (1886-8) BEING A ‘WINNER’ IN THE LATTER AGAINST P.N.E. HE SKIPPERED ALBION IN 1884-5 AND HAD THE DISTINCTION OF PLAYING IN EACH OF ALBION’S FIRST 36 FA CUP-TIES. IN ALL HE APPEARED IN SOME 300 PLUS MATCHES FOR THE THROSTLES (ALL COMPETITION INCLUDING FRIENDLIES) DURING HIS NINE YEARS’ ASSOCI­ATION WITH THE CLUB.

EZRA’S BROTHER, JOHN HORTON, WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF ALBION’S FIRST XI, AND THEY PLAYED TOGETHER ON MANY OCCASIONS.

IN FACT, EZRA PLAYED IN ALBION’S FIRST- EVER FA CUP TIE AND IN THE CLUB’S FIRST- EVER FOOTBALL LEAGUE MATCH (V. STOKE IN SEPTEMBER 1888), ONE OF ONLY TWO PLAYERS TO DO SO.

DEBUT V. WEDNESBURY TOWN (HOME) FA CUP RD.L. 10-11-1883.

HE PLAYED HIS FIRST GAME FOR ALBION AGAINST ST. GEORGE’S (AWAY) IN SEPTEMBER 1882.

PERRY, CHARLES

(1884-96)

CENTRE-HALF: 219 APPS. 16 GOALS.

511″ 11 ST. 4 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH,

JANUARY 1866.

DIED: WEST BROMWICH, JULY 1927.

CAREER: CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL WEST BROMWICH, WEST BROMWICH STROLLERS FC (NOT ALBION), ALBION (MARCH 1884, PROFESSIONAL AUGUST 1885-MAY 1896). RETIRED, BECAME CLUB DIRECTOR 1896 –

1885              AND KEPT THE “GOLDEN CUP” PUBLIC HOUSE IN CROSS STREET, WEST BROMWICH, UNTIL GEORGE WOODHALL TOOK OVER IN 1905.

CHARLIE WAS A SUPERB PLAYER AND GRAND CAPTAIN. HE HAD A POLISHED STYLE, WAS DETERMINED IN EVERYTHING HE DID, COOL UNDER PRESSURE, AND A MAN WHO MARSHALLED HIS DEFENCE MAGNIFICENTLY FROM THE CENTRE-HALF POSITION, WHICH WAS UNDOUBTEDLY HIS BEST.

BROTHER OF TOM AND WALTER, HE WON THREE ENGLAND CAPS (1890-3), HAD TWO OUTINGS FOR THE LEAGUE XI, AND APPEARED IN FOUR INTERNATIONAL TRIALS (1889-91). HE WAS ALBION’S PIVOT IN THE1887, 1888 AND 1892 FA CUP FINALS, GAINING WINNERS’ MEDALS IN THE LATTER TWO. HE MISSED THE 1895 FINAL THROUGH INJURY WHICH EVENTUALLY FORCED HIM TO RETIRE FROM TOP-CLASS FOOTBALL WHEN HE WAS STILL A REASONABLY FIT MAN. TALL AND STRONG, CHARLIE WAS ALBION’S FIRST ‘GREAT’ CENTRE-HALF AND ALL TOLD HE SERVED THE CLUB IN MORE THAN 200 COMPETITIVE GAMES, BEING A REGULAR IN THE SIDE FROM 1888 TO 1895.

DEBUT V. BLACKBURN ROVERS, FA CUP FINAL, AT THE OVAL, 3-4-1886

BAYLISS, ALBERT EDWARD JAMES MATTHIAS

(1884-1892)

CENTRE-FORWARD/RIGHT-HALF:

95 APPS. 36 GOALS.

510″ 11 ST. 4 LBS.

BORN: TIPTON, AUGUST 1863.

DIED: WEST BROMWICH, AUGUST 1933.

CAREER: GREAT BRIDGE AND HORSLEY HEATH SCHOOLS, GREAT BRIDGE UNITY, TIPTON PROVIDENCE, WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC, ALBION (AUGUST 1884, PROFES­SIONAL AUGUST 1885 – MARCH 1892). GUESTED FOR WALSALL TOWN 1884-85. RETIRED 1892, AND BECAME CLUB DIRECTOR

A POST HE INITIALLY HELD WHILST AN ACTIVE PLAYER WITH ALBION (1891-1905). A POINTED A LIFE MEMBER OF THE CLUB IN AUGUST, 1909.

‘JEM’ – A NICKNAME TAKEN FROM THREE OF HIS CHRISTIAN NAMES – WAS A GRAND ALL-ROUND FOOTBALLER, ALWAYS FULL OF RUNNING, ALWAYS WILLING TO WORK, AND ALWAYS LIKELY TO SCORE AN IMPORTANT OR SPECTACULAR GOAL, WITH EITHER HEAD OR FOOT.

HE PLAYED AT WING-HALF, INSIDE-RIGHT AND CENTRE-FORWARD FOR ALBION BUT PREFERRED TO LEAD THE ATTACK – HIS BEST POSITION. HE GAINED ONE ENGLAND CAP (1891) AND WAS A MEMBER OF ALBION’S FA CUP FINAL SIDES OF 1886, 1887 AND 1888, SCORING THE FIRST GOAL IN THE LATTER TO SET UP VICTORY – AND A WINNERS’ MEDAL -OVER PRESTON NORTH END.

‘JEM’ MADE HIS ALBION DEBUT AT THE START OF THE 1884-5 CAMPAIGN (AGAINST ASTON VILLA) AND HIT OVER 20 GOALS IN HIS FIRST YEAR WITH THE CLUB. IN 1885-6 HE NOTCHED OVER 20 GOALS, INCLUDING A HAT-TRICK IN THE FA CUP-TIE V. OLD WESTMINSTER’S; HIS 1886-7 GOALS TALLY WAS AROUND THE 40 MARK, AND IN 1887-88 HE TOPPED THE CHARTS WITH 50.

BAYLISS WAS A REAL ‘GEM’ WHEN IT CAME TO FINDING A WAY PAST THE OPPOSING ‘KEEPER AND FOR ALBION HIS GOALS TOTAL WAS IN EXCESS OF 150 (ALL COMPETITIONS AND FRIENDLIES).

A GENTLEMAN IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE, HE ACTUALLY READ HIS OWN OBITUARY NOTICE IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN 1897. HE HAD GONE ON HOLIDAY TO GIBRALTAR AND WHILE HE WAS AWAY FROM HIS GREAT BRIDGE HOME, RUMOURS GAINED CURRENCY THAT HE HAD DIED. HE RETURNED AND PROVED HE WAS ALIVE AND KICKING, AND QUICKLY HAD THE NOTICE FRAMED FOR POSTERITY. HE LIVED FOR ANOTHER 36 YEARS!

DEBUT V. DERBY JUNCTION STREET SCHOOL (AWAY) FA CUP, 25-10-1884 (SCORING TWICE IN 7-1 WIN).

BASSETT, WILLIAM ISAIAH

(1886-1899)

OUTSIDE/INSIDE-RIGHT: 311 APPS.

77 GOALS.

5’6″ 10 ST. 7 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH,

JANUARY 1869.

DIED: WEST BROMWICH, APRIL 1937.

CAREER: CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL, OAK VILLA, WEST BROMWICH STROLLERS (NOT ALBION), OLD CHURCH CLUB, ALBION (AUGUST 1886 – APRIL 1899). RETIRED, AND BECAME CLUB DIRECTOR (MARCH 1905), TAKING OVER AS CHAIRMAN IN SEPTEMBER 1908, SERVING IN THAT CAPACITY UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1937 AT THE AGE OF 68. MEMBER OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (1930-37), AND FA COUNCIL MEMBER (1930-37), AND A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SELECTION COMMITTEE (ENGLAND 1936-7). HE WAS ALSO A J.P. (APPOINTED IN 1935).

BILLY BASSETT IS ONE OF THE GREAT NAMES IN ALBION’S HISTORY. A QUITE BRILLIANT FOOT­BALLER, FAST AND CLEVER, DETERMINED AND DEDICATED, HE PLAYED MOSTLY AS AN ORTHODOX OUTSIDE-RIGHT, HUGGING THE TOUCH- LINE AND PUTTING IN MANY DARTING RUNS. HIS CENTRES WERE IMMACULATE AND HIS SHOOTING RED-HOT.

HE WAS A WONDERFUL CLUBMAN WHO GAINED 16 INTERNATIONAL CAPS FOR ENGLAND (EIGHT V SCOTLAND IN SUCCESSIVE SEASONS) AS WELL AS PERFORMING REGULARLY AND CONSISTENTLY, FOR THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE SIDE AND THE FA XI. TO DATE, HE IS THE YOUNGEST ALBION INTERNATIONAL PLAYER, BEING 19 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS WHEN HE WAS FIRST CAPPED IN 1888 V IRELAND.

BILLY APPEARED IN THREE FA CUP FINALS WITH ALBION – 1888, 1892 AND 1895

COLLECTING A WINNERS’ MEDAL IN THE FIRST TWO.

HE PLAYED IN WELL OVER 450 GAMES FOR ALBION (INCLUDINGFRIENDLIES) AND SCORED MORE THAN 125 GOALS.

HE WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLUB FOR 51 YEARS AND HIS UNTIMELY DEATH ARRIVED ONLY HOURS BEFORE ALBION WERE DUE TO PLAY PRESTON NORTH END IN THE SEMI- FINAL OF THE FA CUP AT HIGHBURY. DEBUT V. WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC (HOME) FA CUP, 15-10-1887.

WOODHALL, GEORGE

(1883-92)

INSIDE-RIGHT/OUTSIDE-RIGHT:

74 APPS. 20 GOALS.

5’9″ 10 ST. 8 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH,

SEPTEMBER 1863.

DIED: WEST BROMWICH,

SEPTEMBER 1924.

CAREER: HATELEY HEATH SCHOOL, WEST BROMWICH ALL SAINTS, CHURCHFIELD FORESTERS, ALBION (MAY 1883, PROFES­SIONAL AUGUST 1885 – JULY 1892), WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (1892-4), BERWICK RANGERS (BIRMINGHAM LEAGUE, 1894), OLDBURY TOWN (1894-7). RETIRED 1898.

‘SPRY’ WOODHALL WAS SINGULARLY WELL- NICKNAMED, FOR HE WAS INDEED A SPRIGHTLY PLAYER, FIGURING PROMINENTLY AT OUTSIDE-RIGHT FOR ALBION IN THE EARLY DAYS. HE COULD CENTRE WITH GREAT ACCURACY AND COMBINED WELL IN TEAM WORK ESPECIALLY WITH BILLY BASSETT AS HIS PARTNER.

A REGULAR MEMBER OF ALBION’S FORWARD- LINE FOR NINE SEASONS, HE WON TWO ENGLAND CAPS (1888) THE SAME YEAR HE GAINED AN FA CUP WINNERS’ MEDAL, SCORING THE CLINCHING GOAL IN ALBION’S

FIRST WIN OVER PRESTON IN THE FINAL. ‘SPRY’ ALSO PLAYED IN THE 1886 AND 1887 FINALS, AND AVERAGED A GOAL EVERY THREE AND A HALF GAMES FOR ALBION. WITH HIS DELIGHTFUL PERSONALITY, ‘SPRY’ WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PLAYERS OF THE ‘OLD BRIGADE’ REMEMBERED AS A GENEROUS AND WHOLEHEARTED SPORTSMAN BY THE OLDER GENERATION WHO LIVED TO TELL THE TALES OF HIS BRILLIANT PLAY DOWN ALBION’S RIGHT FLANK.

DEBUT V. JUNCTION STREET SCHOOL (DERBY) (AWAY) FA CUP RD. 1. 25-10-1884.

HENDRY, WILLIAM HENRY

(1888-9)

CENTRE-FORWARD: 18 APPS. 4 GOALS.

5’911 ST. 0 LBS.

BORN: DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, JUNE 1864. DIED: CIRCA 1900.

CAREER: DUNDEE & INVERGOWRIE SCHOOLS, DUNBLANE THISTLE, DUNDEE WANDERERS (1886), ALBION (AUGUST 1888 – MARCH 1889), STOKE (1889-90), PRESTON NORTH END (1890-1), SHEFFIELD UNITED (1891-5), BURY (1896-7), BRIGHTON UNITED (1898). RETIRED CIRCA 1900, ILL-HEALTH.

BILLY WAS A CENTRE-FORWARD WHO HAD QUALITIES OF SPEED, HEADWORK AND WHOLE­HEARTED ENDEAVOUR. HE WAS NEVER REALLY AT HOME WITH ALBION BUT AFTER LEAVING THE BLACK COUNTRY HE DID EXTREMELY WELL WITH SHEFFIELD UNITED WHO CONVERTED HIM INTO A SOLID CENTRE-HALF. HE SKIPPERED THE BLADES FOR A TIME AND HELPED THEM WIN PROMOTION TO DIVISION ONE IN 1893, MAKING 20 APPEARANCES (2 GOALS).

DEBUT V. STOKE (AWAY) DIV. 1. 8-9-1888

WILSON, JOSEPH JAMES

(1887-90)

OUTSIDE-LEFT: 53 APPS. 20 GOALS.

5’9″ 10 ST. 12 LBS.

BORN: HANDSWORTH, BIRMINGHAM, AND JANUARY 1861.

DIED: ACOCKS GREEN, BIRMINGHAM, OCTOBER 1952, AGED 91.

CAREER: ST. MARY’S SCHOOL, HANDSWORTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HAMSTEAD SWIFTS, ASTON UNITY (1881-5), STOKE (1885), WALSALL TOWN (1885-6), ASTON VILLA (1886), WALSALL TOWN, ALBION (SEPTEMBER 1887 – MAY 1890), KIDDER­MINSTER HARRIERS, BIRMINGHAM ST. GEORGE’S (1891-2). RETIRED, BECAME A FOOTBALL LEAGUE REFEREE AND LINESMAN (1894-1910). WAS A GOLDSMITH BY PROFESSION?

ALBION’S FIRST-EVER FOOTBALL LEAGUE GOAL WAS SCORED BY JOE WILSON AGAINST STOKE, AWAY, ON 8 SEPTEMBER 1888. SIX MONTHS EARLIER THE SAME JOE WILSON HAD HELPED ALBION WIN THE FA CUP (2-1 OVER P.N.E.) SCORING HALF-A-DOZEN GOALS IN THE EARLIER ROUNDS.

A SMART, UNOBTRUSIVE LEFT-WINGER, OF DASHING STYLE AND ALL-OUT AGGRESSION,

JOE KEPT DEFENCES ON THE ALERT WITH HIS CUNNING WING PLAY. HE FORMED A FINE PARTNERSHIP AND UNDERSTANDING WITH TOM PEARSON AND WAS VIRTUALLY AN EVER-PRESENT IN ALBION’S FIRST TWO LEAGUE CAMPAIGNS.

AFTER HIS PLAYING DAYS HAD ENDED, JOE TOOK UP REFEREEING, AND HE DID A FINE JOB FOR 16 YEARS, OFFICIATING IN MOST DIVISION, IN FA CUP-TIES AND AT NON- LEAGUE LEVEL.

DEBUT V. WEDNESDAY OLD ATHLETIC (HOME) FA CUP RD. 1. 15-10-1887, SCORING TWICE IN ALBION’S 7-1 WIN.

PEARSON, THOMAS

(1886-94)

INSIDE-LEFT: 171 APPS. 88 GOALS.

5 9″ 10 ST. 12 LBS.

BORN: WEST BROMWICH, MAY 1866. DIED: WEST BROMWICH, JULY 1918.

CAREER: CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL, OAK VILLA, WEST BROMWICH SANDWELL ALBION (APRIL 1886MAY 1894). RETIRED THROUGH INJURY, AGED 28.

TOM WAS ALBION’S FIRST REALLY GREAT MARKSMAN WHO WAS LEADING SCORER IN EACH OF THE FIRST FIVE FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEASON, 1888-93.

HE WAS INDEED A BRILLIANT INSIDE-LEFT, WHO HAD ENDURANCE, RESOLUTION, HIGH QUALITY SHOOTING POWER – WITH BOTH FEET – AND A DISTINCTIVE SHORT GAIT. HE WAS CERTAINLY A NATURAL GOAL-GETTER, WHOSE ALERTNESS AND PRESENCE OF MIND BROUGHT HIM WELL OVER 100 GOALS DURING HIS ALBION CAREER, ALL MATCHES.

HE PLAYED IN THE 1887, 1888 AND 1892 FA CUP FINALS, PICKING UP WINNERS’ MEDALS IN THE LATTER TWO. AND IN HIS SIX SEASONS WITH ALBION AS A LEAGUE PLAYER, HE MISSED JUST 14 MATCHES (ALL THROUGH INJURY).

HE WOULD SURELY HAVE EARNED INTER­NATIONAL HONOURS FOR ENGLAND HAD NOT HIS PLAYING DAYS BEEN PREMATURELY CURTAILED OWING TO A SERIOUS LEG INJURY, SUFFERED IN 1894. TOM, IN FACT, WAS A CRIPPLE AT THE AGE OF 30, BEING CONFINED TO A WHEEL-CHAIR.

DEBUT V. NOTT’S COUNTY (AWAY) FA CUP RD.6, 19-2-1887.

EARLY PHOTO FROM A GAME AT STONEY LANE C1885

 ALBIONS PLAYING RECORD AT STONEY LANE                                                                          

LEAGUE     170   88   33   49   343    230                                                                                                                                

FA CUP        27   23     0     4   84     26                                                                                                                                            

TEST              2     2     0     0       8      1    

1888 – 1889 FINAL LEAGUE TABLE

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PRESTON NORTH END 22 18 4 0 74 15 40
ASTON VILLA 22 12 5 5 61 43 29
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 22 12 4 6 51 37 28
BLACKBURN ROVERS 22 10 6 6 66 45 26
BOLTON WANDERERS 22 10 2 10 63 59 22
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 22 10 2 10 40 46 22
ACCRINGTON 22 6 8 8 48 48 20
EVERTON 22 9 2 11 35 47 20
BURNLEY 22 7 3 12 42 62 17
DERBY COUNTY 22 7 2 13 41 61 16
NOTTS COUNTY 22 5 2 15 40 73 12
STOKE CITY 22 4 4 14 26 51 12

ACC A V BLA BOL BUR DER EVE N F PNE STO WBA WOL
ACCRINGTON 1-1 0-2 2-3 5-1 6-2 3-1 1-2 0-0 2-0 2-1 4-4
ASTON VILLA 4-3 6-1 6-2 4-2 4-2 2-1 9-1 0-2 5-1 2-0 2-1
BLACKBURN ROVERS 5-5 5-1 4-4 4-2 3-0 3-0 5-2 2-2 5-2 6-2 2-2
BOLTON WANDERERS 4-1 2-3 3-2 3-4 3-6 6-2 7-3 2-5 2-1 1-2 2-1
BURNLEY 2-2 4-0 1-7 4-1 1-0 2-2 1-0 2-2 2-1 2-0 0-4
DERBY COUNTY 1-1 5-2 0-2 2-3 1-0 2-4 3-2 2-3 2-1 1-2 3-0
EVERTON 2-1 2-0 3-1 2-1 3-2 6-2 2-1 0-2 2-1 1-4 1-2
NOTTS COUNTY 3-3 2-4 3-3 0-4 6-1 3-5 3-1 0-7 0-3 2-1 3-0
PRESTON NORTH END 2-0 1-1 1-0 3-1 5-2 5-0 3-0 4-1 7-0 3-0 5-2
STOKE 2-4 1-1 2-1 2-2 4-3 1-1 0-0 3-0 0-3 0-2 0-1
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2-2 3-3 2-1 1-5 4-3 5-0 1-0 4-2 0-5 2-0 1-3
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 4-0 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-1 4-1 4-0 2-1 0-4 4-1 2-1

27/07/1885 FRIENDLY WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC A ? 0 1
02/08/1885 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH ALLIANCE A ? 7 0
05/09/1885 FRIENDLY FIRST GAME AT STONEY LANE THIRD LANARK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS H 2,122 4 1
12/09/1885 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 5 0
19/09/1885 FRIENDLY BIRMINGHAM EXCELSIOR H ? 4 2
21/09/1885 FRIENDLY WALSALL SWIFTS A ? 0 3
26/09/1885 FRIENDLY WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC H ? 2 1
03/10/1885 FRIENDLY NORTHWICH VICTORIA A ? 1 2
05/10/1885 FRIENDLY GREAT BRIDGE UNITY A ? 4 0
10/10/1885 FRIENDLY BLACKBURN OLYMPIC A ? 3 2
17/10/1885 FRIENDLY STOKE H ? 3 1
24/10/1885 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND STAFFORD RANGERS H 3,000 0 0
31/10/1885 F A CUP 1ST ROUND ASTON UNITY H 4,027 4 1
02/11/1885 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 3 0
07/11/1885 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND REPLAY STAFFORD RANGERS A 2,500 4 0
14/11/1885 FRIENDLY NOTTS COUNTY A ? 3 4
21/11/1885 F A CUP 2ND ROUND WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC H 3,578 3 2
23/11/1885 FRIENDLY BURNLEY H ? 0 3
28/11/1885 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 5 4
05/12/1885 BIRMINGHAM CUP 3RD ROUND NOTTS RANGERS A 520 7 2
12/12/1885 FRIENDLY DERBY MIDLAND A ? 5 3
19/12/1885 FRIENDLY ASTON UNITY H ? 7 0
26/12/1885 FRIENDLY BLACKBURN OLYMPIC H ? 4 0
28/12/1885 FRIENDLY ABANDONED BOLTON WANDERERS H ? 0 0
02/01/1886 F A CUP 4TH ROUND (RECIEVED A BYE RD 3) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 5,196 3 1
09/01/1886 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 2ND ROUND LEEK H 1,000 5 2
16/01/1886 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT ASTON ) BURSLEM PORT VALE A 3,000 5 0
23/01/1886 F A CUP 5TH ROUND OLD CARTHUSIANS H 8,137 1 0
30/01/1886 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 4TH ROUND (RECIEVD A BYE 3RD RD) STOKE FREE WANDERERS H 800 5 2
06/02/1886 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 3 2
13/02/1886 F A CUP 6TH ROUND OLD WESTMINSTER H 5,884 6 0
20/02/1886 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM FOREST H ? 1 0
27/02/1886 FRIENDLY DERBY JUNCTION H ? 5 0
06/03/1886 F A CUP SEMI FINAL (AT ASTON ) SMALL HEATH A 4,100 4 0
13/03/1886 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL (AT ASTON ) WALSALL SWIFTS A 4,000 1 1
20/03/1886 FRIENDLY NOTTS COUNTY H ? 3 0
27/03/1886 FRIENDLY STOKE A ? 3 1
03/04/1886 F A CUP FINAL (AT THE OVAL) BLACKBURN ROVERS A 15,156 0 0
10/04/1886 F A CUP FINAL REPLAY (AT DERBY) BLACKBURN ROVERS A 16,144 0 2
12/04/1886 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL REPLAY (AT ASTON ) WALSALL SWIFTS A 10,000 1 0
17/04/1886 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP SEMI FINAL (AT STOKE ) BURTON WANDERERS A 6,000 3 0
19/04/1886 VILLA – ALBION PLAYERS ASTON VILLA A ? 1 3
24/04/1886 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL (AT STOKE ) STOKE A 9,000 0 0
01/05/1886 FRIENDLY BLACKBURN ROVERS H ? 2 5
10/05/1886 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL REPLAY (AT STONEY LANE ) STOKE H 5,500 4 2
15/05/1886 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END H ? 1 0
22/05/1886 FRIENDLY BOLTON WANDERERS A ? 1 3
29/05/1886 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 3 1
19/07/1886 S.RICHARDSON TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA A ? 5 1
24/07/1886 S.RICHARDSON TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA A ? 3 6
26/07/1886 FRIENDLY WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC H ? 6 0
04/09/1886 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 0 2
11/09/1886 FRIENDLY STOKE A ? 4 0
18/09/1886 FRIENDLY THIRD LANARK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS A ? 2 1
20/09/1886 FRIENDLY HIBERNIAN A ? 1 1
25/09/1886 FRIENDLY NORTHWICH VICTORIA H ? 2 1
27/09/1886 BENEFIT MATCH BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT XI H ? 0 0
02/10/1886 FRIENDLY DERBY MIDLAND H ? 3 1
04/10/1886 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND HEDNESFORD TOWN H 3,000 8 0
09/10/1886 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND ASTON VILLA H 12,000 1 0
16/10/1886 WALSALL CUP 1ST ROUND CROSSWELL’S H 2,500 5 2
23/10/1886 FRIENDLY BOLTON WANDERERS A ? 0 1
30/10/1886 F A CUP 1ST ROUND BURTON WANDERERS H 5,107 6 0
01/11/1886 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY H ? 6 1
06/11/1886 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 2ND ROUND STAFFORD RANGERS H 2,500 5 1
13/11/1886 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND MITCHELL’S ST GEORGES H 3,000 3 0
20/11/1886 F A CUP 2ND ROUND DERBY JUNCTION A 2,100 2 1
27/11/1886 FRIENDLY OLD CARTHUSIANS H ? 5 1
04/12/1886 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END A ? 0 7
11/12/1886 BIRMINGHAM CUP 3RD ROUND DERBY COUNTY H 8,000 6 0
18/12/1886 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 1 1
27/12/1886 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END H ? 5 1
28/12/1886 FRIENDLY BOLTON WANDERERS H ? 1 2
15/01/1887 F A CUP 4TH ROUND (AT ASTON )(RECIEVED A BYE RD 3) MITCHELL’S ST GEORGES A 4,061 1 0
22/01/1887 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM COUNTY A ? 1 3
29/01/1887 F A CUP 5TH ROUND LOCKWOOD BROTHERS, SHEFFIELD A 6,029 1 0
05/02/1887 FRIENDLY ASTON UNITY H ? 5 0
07/02/1887 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 3 2
12/02/1887  F A CUP REPLAYED AT DERBY FOLLOWING A PROTEST LOCKWOOD BROTHERS, SHEFFIELD A 2,120 2 1
19/02/1887 F A CUP 6TH ROUND NOTTS COUNTY A 15,067 4 1
26/02/1887 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 3RD ROUND LEEK H 3,500 3 0
05/03/1887 F A CUP SEMI FINAL (AT NOTTINGHAM ) PRESTON NORTH END A 16,086 3 1
12/03/1887 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 0 0
19/03/1887 BIRMINGHAM CUP 4TH ROUND STOKE H 5,100 3 0
21/03/1887 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP CUP SEMI FINAL (AT BURSLEM ) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 4,000 3 0
26/03/1887 FRIENDLY HALLIWELL H ? 7 0
02/04/1887 F A CUP FINAL (AT THE OVAL) ASTON VILLA A 15,534 0 2
09/04/1887 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL (AT STOKE ) WALSALL SWIFTS A 4,000 4 0
11/04/1887 FRIENDLY THIRD LANARK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS H ? 3 1
16/04/1887 FRIENDLY DARWEN H ? 4 0
18/04/1887 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 8,000 3 3
20/04/1887 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL REPLAY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 6,000 0 0
25/04/1887 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL 2ND REPLAY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 7,500 1 3
30/04/1887 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT STOKE) BURSLEM PORT VALE A 4,000 5 1
07/05/1887 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL (AT PERRY BARR) LONG EATON RANGERS A 5,000 0 1
14/05/1887 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 3 1
16/05/1887 FRIENDLY GREAT BRIDGE UNITY A ? 0 0
21/05/1887 FRIENDLY STOKE H ? 1 0
28/05/1887 FRIENDLY BOLTON WANDERERS H ? 2 0
30/05/1887 FRIENDLY BLACKBURN ROVERS H ? 3 0
04/06/1887 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 0 1
18/06/1887 FRIENDLY SOUTH SHORE A ? 3 2
20/06/1887 FRIENDLY FLEETWOOD RANGERS A ? 3 1
27/08/1887 FRIENDLY OLDBURY TOWN CROSSWELLS A ? 1 0
03/09/1887 FRIENDLY SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H ? 4 1
10/09/1887 FRIENDLY THIRD LANARK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS A ? 0 2
17/09/1887 FRIENDLY STOKE H ? 4 0
24/09/1887 FRIENDLY BOLTON WANDERERS A ? 1 1
01/10/1887 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND BURTON WANDERERS A 3,500 12 2
03/10/1887 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM COUNTY H ? 5 1
08/10/1887 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND SMALL HEATH ALLIANCE H 4,000 2 0
15/10/1887 F A CUP 1ST ROUND WEDNEBURY OLD ATHLETIC H 2,484 7 1
17/10/1887 FRIENDLY WALSALL TOWN H ? 8 0
22/10/1887 FRIENDLY BLACKBURN ROVERS A ? 6 7
29/10/1887 FRIENDLY LINCOLN CITY H ? 4 1
31/10/1887 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND BURSLEM PORT VALE A 2,500 3 0
05/11/1887 F A CUP 2ND ROUND MITCHELL’S ST GEORGES A 7,800 1 0
07/11/1887 FRIENDLY BOLTON WANDERERS H ? 6 0
12/11/1887 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END A ? 2 4
14/11/1887 BROCKMOOR COLLIERY RELIEF FUND BRIERLY HILL ALLIANCE A ? 3 0
19/11/1887 BIRMINGHAM CUP 3RD ROUND ASTON SHAKESPEARE H 3,500 3 0
21/11/1887 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 6 2
26/11/1887 F A CUP 3RD ROUND WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 7,429 2 0
28/11/1887 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 2ND ROUND WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC A 3,000 2 1
03/12/1887 FRIENDLY BURNLEY H ? 3 0
05/12/1887 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY H ? 5 0
10/12/1887 FRIENDLY LINCOLN CITY A ? 6 1
12/12/1887 WALSALL CUP 1ST ROUND 2ND REPLAY OLDBURY TOWN A 1,000 5 1
17/12/1887 FRIENDLY LONG EATON RANGERS H ? 3 1
24/12/1887 BIRMINGHAM CUP 4TH ROUND MITCHELL’S ST GEORGES H 4,500 4 0
26/12/1887 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 1 1
31/12/1887 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 3RD ROUND LEEK A 2,700 3 2
07/01/1888 F A CUP 5TH ROUND (RECIEVED A BYE RD 4) STOKE H 9.093 4 1
14/01/1888 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM COUNTY A ? 3 3
21/01/1888 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 5 0
28/01/1888 F A CUP 6TH ROUND OLD CARTHUSIANS H 8,818 4 2
04/02/1888 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 5 0
11/02/1888 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 5,000 2 0
18/02/1888 F A CUP SEMI FINAL (AT STOKE ) DERBY JUNCTION A 5,996 3 0
25/02/1888 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 4 1
27/02/1888 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY A ? 6 1
03/03/1888 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL (AT ASTON LOWER GROUND ) ASTON VILLA A 12,000 2 3
10/03/1888 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 4 0
17/03/1888 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP SEMI FINAL STOKE A 5,500 1 0
24/03/1888 F A CUP FINAL (AT THE OVAL) PRESTON NORTH END A 18,904 2 1
31/03/1888 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL (AT STOKE ) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 8,000 0 0
02/04/1888 FRIENDLY THIRD LANARK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS A ? 0 3
03/04/1888 FRIENDLY NEWCASTLE WEST END A ? 5 1
07/04/1888 FRIENDLY EVERTON A ? 1 0
14/04/1888 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL REPLAY (AT STOKE ) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 8,500 1 1
16/04/1888 FRIENDLY BURNLEY A ? 1 0
21/04/1888 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END H ? 2 2
28/04/1888 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL 2ND REPLAY (AT STONEY LANE ) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 7,000 1 2
05/05/1888 FRIENDLY BLACKBURN ROVERS H ? 2 1
07/05/1888 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC H 5,000 4 1
12/05/1888 FRIENDLY THIRD LANARK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS H ? 5 2
19/05/1888 CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD RENTON A 6000 1 4
21/05/1888 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL GREAT BRIDGE UNITY H 6,500 10 1
22/05/1888 R.ROBERTS TESTIMONIAL MATCH WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS H ? 3 0
26/05/1888 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 1 1
28/05/1888 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END A ? 0 2
06/08/1888 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END H ? 2 4
07/08/1888 FRIENDLY BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT XI H ? 0 1
01/09/1888 FRIENDLY SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY A ? 3 1
03/09/1888 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 4 2
08/09/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE FIRST LEAGUE GAME STOKE A 4,524 2 0
15/09/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DERBY COUNTY A 3,700 2 1
17/09/1888 FRIENDLY STUDLEY & DISTRICT A ? 23 2
22/09/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS A 3,700 2 6
24/09/1888 FRIENDLY PLAYED UNDER ELECTRIC LIGHTS WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A ? 2 2
29/09/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY H 2,100 4 3
06/10/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DERBY COUNTY H 5,500 5 0
13/10/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END A 10,200 0 3
20/10/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY H 3,448 4 2
22/10/1888 FRIENDLY LONDON CALEDONIANS A ? 1 0
27/10/1888 FRIENDLY CANADIAN XI H ? 1 0
03/11/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON H 3,000 2 2
05/11/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS H 4,230 1 5
10/11/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY A 4,000 0 2
17/11/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS A 4,230 2 1
24/11/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON A 3,000 1 2
01/12/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON A 5,700 4 1
03/12/1888 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY H ? 1 1
08/12/1888 FRIENDLY KIDDIMINSTER HARRIERS A ? 4 1
15/12/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 8,600 1 2
17/12/1888 MRS J.WHITE BENEFIT MATCH WBA SECOND XI H ? 4 4
22/12/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS H 4,100 2 1
26/12/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END H 5,150 0 5
29/12/1888 FOOTBALL LEAGUE STOKE H 4,896 2 0
05/01/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 4,000 1 3
12/01/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY A 1,500 1 2
19/01/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA A 10,000 0 2
26/01/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA H 8,115 3 3
28/01/1889 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 4 2
02/02/1889 F A CUP 1ST ROUND SMALL HEATH A 3,034 3 2
09/02/1889 FRIENDLY NEWCASTLE WEST END A ? 2 0
11/02/1889 FRIENDLY SUNDERLAND ALBION A ? 1 1
16/02/1889 F A CUP 2ND ROUND BURNLEY H 5,104 5 1
17/02/1889 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND SMALL HEATH H 1,500 2 0
18/02/1889 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY A ? 2 3
22/02/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON H 2,100 1 0
02/03/1889 F A CUP 3RD ROUND CHATHAM A 17,000 10 1
09/03/1889 FRIENDLY BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE’S A ? 3 1
16/03/1889 F A CUP SEMI FINAL (AT SHEFFIELD ) PRESTON NORTH END A 22,688 0 1
23/03/1889 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 4TH ROUND (RECIEVD A BYE FIRST 3 RDS) BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE’S A 5,000 3 1
30/03/1889 FRIENDLY GRIMSBY TOWN H ? 4 0
05/04/1889 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT WEDNESBURY) WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A 5,500 2 1
06/04/1889 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP SEMI FINAL (AT WEDNESBURY ) WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A 3,500 5 0
13/04/1889 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH H ? 4 1
15/04/1889 FRIENDLY KIDDIMINSTER HARRIERS A ? 5 2
19/04/1889 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL ASTON VILLA A 8,000 0 2
20/04/1889 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL (AT STOKE ) LEEK A 5,500 2 0
22/04/1889 FRIENDLY NEWTON HEATH A ? 3 1
23/04/1889 FRIENDLY STOCKTON-ON-TEES A ? 3 2
27/04/1889 FRIENDLY BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE’S H ? 0 3
29/04/1889 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 0 2
04/05/1889 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 2 1
06/05/1889 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 3 0
08/05/1889 FRIENDLY BURTON & DISTRICT XI A ? 7 1
11/05/1889 FRIENDLY WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC A ? 2 0
18/05/1889 FRIENDLY HURST A ? 4 0
20/05/1889 HOSPITAL BENEFIT HEDNESFORD TOWN A ? 5 0
01/06/1889 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 3,000 2 0
02/09/1889 FRIENDLY WARWICK COUNTY A ? 2 0
07/09/1889 FRIENDLY GRIMSBY TOWN A ? 1 6
09/09/1889 FRIENDLY GREAT BRIDGE UNITY A ? 6 0
14/09/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DERBY COUNTY A 6,000 1 3
16/09/1889 FRIENDLY WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS H ? 2 1
21/09/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY A 6,200 2 1
28/09/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA H 10,122 3 0
05/10/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END A 10,000 0 5
12/10/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY A 6,000 2 1
14/10/1889 FRIENDLY WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A ? 1 1
19/10/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 1,550 1 4
26/10/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA A 8,000 0 1
02/11/1889 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY H ? 2 3
04/11/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS H 4,813 6 3
16/11/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE STOKE A 3,900 3 1
23/11/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY H 7,100 6 1
30/11/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS A 6,600 0 5
07/12/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS A 3,500 0 7
21/12/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON A 3,500 4 1
26/12/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END H 10,065 2 2
28/12/1889 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 8,500 1 1
04/01/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY H 4,700 4 2
11/01/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS H 5,100 3 2
18/01/1890 F A CUP 1ST ROUND ACCRINGTON A 3,400 1 3
23/01/1890 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND NOTTS RANGERS A 3,000 4 0
01/02/1890 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND BURTON WANDERERS H 3,000 23 0
08/02/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON A 2,100 0 0
15/02/1890 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 1 0
22/02/1890 FRIENDLY CHATHAM A ? 7 1
25/02/1890 F A CUP 1ST ROUND REPLAYED FOLLOWING A PROTEST BY ALBION ACCRINGTON A 5,300 0 3
17/02/1890 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND SMALL HEATH H 1,500 2 0
03/03/1890 G.TIMMINS TESTIMONIAL MATCH BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT XI A ? 4 1
08/03/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON A 8,400 1 5
15/03/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE STOKE H 1,600 2 1
22/03/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON H 4,000 4 1
31/03/1890 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 2ND ROUND STOKE H 5,000 4 0
12/04/1890 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP SEMI FINAL (AT WEDNESBURY ) WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A 5,000 2 3
29/04/1890 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 2 2
07/04/1890 FRIENDLY WEST MANCHESTER A ? 3 2
08/04/1890 FRIENDLY MIDDLESBOURGH IRONOPLIS A ? 4 3
05/04/1890 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT WEDNESBURY) WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A 5,500 2 1
14/04/1890 FRIENDLY BOOTLE A ? 3 0
19/04/1890 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL ASTON VILLA A 8,000 0 2
21/04/1890 FRIENDLY KIDDIMINSTER OLYMPIC A ? 1 2
22/04/1890 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL 2ND REPLAY (AT WOLVERHAPTON) ASTON VILLA A 6,700 2 3
26/04/1890 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 4,00 0 1
03/05/1890 FRIENDLY SUNDERLAND A ? 5 3
10/05/1890 FRIENDLY HYDE A ? 3 1
17/05/1890 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL (TROPHY SHARED ) ASTON VILLA H 4,000 1 1
24/05/1890 J.BURTON, A.ALLEN BENEFIT MATCH ASTON VILLA A ? 0 1
26/05/1890 FRIENDLY WARWICK COUNTY A ? 2 1
31/05/1890 FRIENDLY EVERTON A ? 1 4
30/08/1890 FRIENDLY STOKE A ? 2 2
06/09/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON H 5,600 1 4
08/09/1890 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 4 2
13/09/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END A 8,500 0 3
15/09/1890 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH H ? 3 1
20/09/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUNDERLAND H 8,537 0 4
22/09/1890 FRIENDLY WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A ? 2 1
27/09/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA A 12,000 4 0
29/09/1890 FRIENDLY BURSLEM PORT VALE A ? 2 1
04/10/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY H 6,000 3 1
06/10/1890 FRIENDLY CHIRK A ? 5 1
09/10/1890 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 4 1
11/10/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY A 4,900 2 3
18/10/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY H 7,367 1 1
20/10/1890 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 3 3
25/10/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON A 9,200 3 2
01/11/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA H 8,000 0 3
01/11/1890 A.EDGE TESTIMONIAL MATCH STOKE A ? 0 1
03/11/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS H 1,506 2 4
08/11/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUNDERLAND A 3,400 1 1
10/11/1890 FRIENDLY WARWICK COUNTY A ? 4 0
15/11/1890 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM FOREST H ? 2 2
22/11/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DERBY COUNTY A 4,000 1 3
29/11/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DERBY COUNTY H 405 3 4
06/12/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY A 5,500 4 5
08/12/1890 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 2 4
13/12/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 3,400 0 1
20/12/1890 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS A 5,500 1 2
26/12/1890 FRIENDLY ORIGINALY FOOTBALL LEAGUE MATCH PRESTON NORTH END H ? 2 0
01/01/1891 FRIENDLY ARDWICK A ? 2 2
03/01/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 9,300 0 4
10/01/1891 FRIENDLY ORIGINALY FOOTBALL LEAGUE MATCH BLACKBURN ROVERS H ? 0 4
12/01/1891 FRIENDLY BRIERLY HILL A ? 2 1
15/01/1891 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 5,000 1 3
17/01/1891 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND SMALL HEATH H 3,000 3 2
19/01/1891 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H 5,000 4 2
31/01/1891 F A CUP 2ND ROUND (RECIEVED A BYE RD 1) MITCHELL’S ST GEORGES A 7,000 3 0
07/02/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END H 4,300 1 3
11/02/1891 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 1 1
14/02/1891 F A CUP 3RD ROUND SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY A 16,871 2 0
21/02/1891 FRIENDLY BOOTLE A ? 0 0
28/02/1891 F A CUP SEMI FINAL (AT STOKE ) BLACKBURN ROVERS A 21,774 2 3
02/03/1891 C.PERRY TESTIMONIAL MATCH BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT XI H ? 1 1
07/03/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON H 800 5 1
09/03/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS H 2,700 1 0
12/03/1891 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM FOREST A ? 3 2
14/03/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS A 5,200 1 7
16/03/1891 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND WARWICK COUNTY H 2,600 6 0
16/03/1891 FRIENDLY SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY A ? 2 1
11/04/1891 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT EDGBASTON) ASTON VILLA A 12,000 2 2
18/04/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON A 3,300 0 1
21/03/1891 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END H ? 1 2
28/03/1891 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 1 2
20/03/1891 FRIENDLY EVERTON A ? 1 2
31/03/1891 FRIENDLY KETTERING A ? 1 2
04/04/1891 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 2 4
20/04/1891 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT WOLVERHAPTON) ASTON VILLA A 5,000 1 1
22/04/1891 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL 2ND REPLAY (AT WOLVERHAPTON) ASTON VILLA A 6,700 2 3
25/04/1891 FRIENDLY BRIERLY HILL A ? 2 2
27/04/1891 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 4,000 1 4
30/04/1891 FRIENDLY HEDNESFORD TOWN A ? 1 3
30/05/1891 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC H 5,000 3 2
01/09/1891 FRIENDLY BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE’S H ? 4 0
02/09/1891 FRIENDLY COLES FARM A ? 5 1
05/09/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON H 6,000 4 0
12/09/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA A 12,100 1 5
09/09/1891 FRIENDLY BURTON SWIFTS A ? 2 1
14/09/1891 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 0 4
19/09/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 10,000 4 3
21/09/1891 FRIENDLY BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE’S A ? 4 1
26/09/1891 FRIENDLY ROYAL ARSENAL A ? 1 1
28/09/1891 FRIENDLY CHATHAM A ? 1 2
30/09/1891 FRIENDLY NORTHWICH VICTORIA A ? 5 0
03/10/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS H 4,700 2 2
05/10/1891 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 3 3
10/10/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY A 4,000 0 4
17/10/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUNDERLAND H 5,500 2 5
19/10/1891 A.UNDERWOOD TESTIMONIAL MATCH STOKE A ? 1 1
24/10/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUNDERLAND A 6,000 0 4
26/10/1891 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 1 2
31/10/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE NOTTS COUNTY H 5,200 2 2
02/11/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS H 6,700 0 2
07/11/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EVERTON A 8,100 3 4
09/11/1891 FRIENDLY WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC H ? 2 0
14/11/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ASTON VILLA H 14,085 0 3
21/11/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END H 13,000 1 2
28/11/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY A 8,000 2 3
30/11/1891 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 2 8
05/12/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON H 6,000 3 1
07/12/1891 FRIENDLY WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC A ? 3 1
12/12/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DERBY COUNTY H 5,800 4 2
19/12/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BOLTON WANDERERS A 7,000 1 1
25/12/1891 FRIENDLY BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE’S H ? 1 1
26/12/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BURNLEY H 5,000 1 0
28/12/1891 FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 7,200 1 2
29/12/1891 FRIENDLY KETTERING A ? 2 0
30/12/1891 FRIENDLY LUTON TOWN A ? 4 0
01/01/1892 FRIENDLY ARDWICK A ? 2 4
11/01/1892 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 2 1
16/01/1892 F A CUP 1ST ROUND OLD WESTMINSTER A 10,000 3 2
18/01/1892 BIRMINGHAM CUP 3RD ROUND (RECIEVED A BYE RD1 & RD 2) WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC H 2,500 2 2
30/01/1892 F A CUP 2ND ROUND BLACKBURN ROVERS H 12,135 3 1
13/02/1892 F A CUP 3RD ROUND SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H 10,477 2 1
15/02/1892 BIRMINGHAM CUP 3RD ROUND REPLAY WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC A 3,500 2 1
20/02/1892 FRIENDLY CORINTHIANS A ? 4 4
27/02/1892 F A CUP SEMI FINAL (AT MOLINEUX ) NOTTINGHAM FOREST A 21,076 1 1
05/03/1892 F A CUP SEMI FINAL REPLAY (AT MOLINEUX ) NOTTINGHAM FOREST A 15,930 1 1
09/03/1892 F A CUP SEMI FINAL 2ND REPLAY REPLAY (AT DERBY ) NOTTINGHAM FOREST A 8,024 6 2
19/03/1892 F A CUP FINAL (AT THE OVAL) ASTON VILLA A 32,710 3 0
22/03/1892 FRIENDLY WREXHAM A ? 2 2
26/03/1892 FRIENDLY CORINTHIANS H ? 2 0
28/03/1892 BIRMINGHAM CUP 4TH ROUND SMALL HEATH H 4,000 4 1
02/04/1892 FRIENDLY CHIRK H ? 3 0
06/04/1892 FRIENDLY EVERTON A ? 0 7
09/04/1892 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT WOLVERHAPTON) ASTON VILLA A 8,000 2 0
18/04/1892 FRIENDLY HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN A ? 0 2
19/04/1892 FRIENDLY SHEFFIED UNITED A ? 0 3
20/04/1892 FRIENDLY BRISTOL ASSOCIATION A ? 7 0
25/04/1892 T.PEARSON TESTIMONIAL MATCH BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT XI A ? 2 2
27/04/1892 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 5,000 0
30/04/1892 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL (AT PERRY BARR) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 6,500 2 5
01/09/1892 FRIENDLY COLES FARM UNITY A ? 6 2
03/09/1892 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 0 1
05/09/1892 FRIENDLY BLOXWICH A ? 3 1
07/09/1892 FRIENDLY MIDDLESBOURGH A ? 2 7
09/01/1892 FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESTON NORTH END A 6,400 0 1
23/01/1892 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCRINGTON A 4,200 2 4
06/02/1892 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DERBY COUNTY A 7,300 1 1
12/03/1892 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BLACKBURN ROVERS A 6,000 2 3
04/04/1892 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DARWEN H 1,109 12 0
11/04/1892 FOOTBALL LEAGUE STOKE H 10,000 2 2
16/04/1892 FOOTBALL LEAGUE DARWEN A 3,000 1 1
12/09/1892 FRIENDLY WREXHAM A ? 3 1
26/09/1892 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 2 3
27/09/1892 FRIENDLY WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS A ? 0 3
17/10/1892 G.WOODHALL TESTIMONIAL MATCH BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT XI H ? 2 1
14/11/1892 FRIENDLY WALSALL TOWN SWIFTS H ? 2 2
21/11/1892 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL EVERTON H 3,500 0 2
28/11/1892 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 1 1
03/12/1892 FRIENDLY ROYAL ARSENAL A ? 4 2
05/12/1892 FRIENDLY ABANDONED HALF TIME ASTON VILLA H ? 1 1
21/01/1893 F A CUP 1ST ROUND EVERTON A 23,867 1 4
23/01/1893 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND STOKE H 3,500 3 0
04/02/1893 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA A ? 4 4
18/02/1893 FRIENDLY CORINTHIANS A ? 3 1
27/02/1893 BASS CHARITY VASE FINAL STOKE H 5150 3 3
04/03/1893 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 2 0
09/03/1893 BASS CHARITY VASE FINAL REPLAY STOKE A 6000 1 1
11/03/1893 FRIENDLY BURSLEM PORT VALE H ? 2 2
20/03/1893 C.JENKINS TESTIMONIAL MATCH SMALL HEATH A ? 0 5
25/03/1893 FRIENDLY HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN A ? 0 1
27/03/1893 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 4,000 1 3
08/04/1893 FRIENDLY BURY A ? 2 1
10/04/1893 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL ASTON VILLA A 6,500 0 6
15/04/1893 FRIENDLY NEWCASTLE UNITED A ? 2 7
17/04/1893 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 1 4
24/04/1893 FRIENDLY LINFIELD ATHLETIC ( BELFAST ) A ? 1 3
25/04/1893 FRIENDLY ULSTER XI (BELFAST ) A ? 0 1
27/04/1893 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 4 2
29/04/1893 FRIENDLY MILLWALL A ? 0 1
04/09/1893 FRIENDLY LEICESTER FOSSE A ? 0 3
11/09/1893 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 1 0
14/09/1893 FRIENDLY COSELEY A ? 7 1
18/09/1893 FRIENDLY EVERTON A ? 0 3
02/10/1893 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM COUNTY H ? 2 0
16/10/1893 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 2 2
27/11/1893 FOOTBALL LEAGUE BENEFIT MATCH W.BASSETT SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H 4,828 2 2
02/12/1893 FRIENDLY WOOLWICH ARSENAL A ? 0 5
11/12/1893 HART HILL UNITY BENEFIT DUDLEY & DISTRICT XI A ? 6 3
04/01/1884 FRIENDLY NOTTINGHAM COUNTY A ? 0 3
15/01/1894 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND WALSALL A 2,500 2 4
27/01/1894 F A CUP 1ST ROUND BLACKBURN ROVERS H 10,243 2 3
29/01/1894 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND WALSALL A 3,150 1 0
31/01/1894 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 0 2
10/02/1894 FRIENDLY CORINTHIANS A ? 2 5
12/02/1894 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND BURSLEM PORT VALE H 2,100 3 1
19/02/1894 FRIENDLY OLDBURY TOWN A ? 2 1
24/02/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE SMALL HEATH A 3000 5 4
26/02/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE SMALL HEATH H 2700 3 1
10/03/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE STOKE H 3000 5 0
17/03/1894 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT ASTON ) LOUGHBOROUGH A 3,000 6 1
19/03/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE STOKE A 3000 2 5
21/03/1894 BASS CHARITY VASE RD 1 BURTON SWIFTS A 2000 4 1
31/03/1894 FRIENDLY DONCASTER ROVERS A ? 7 1
02/04/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 4000 2 4
09/04/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 5853 3 1
11/04/1894 BASS CHARITY VASE SEMI FINAL ASTON VILLA A 5800 2 5
16/04/1894 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL ASTON VILLA A 7,000 1 3
21/04/1894 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL (AT PERRY BARR, TROPHY SHARED ) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 8,000 3 3
28/04/1894 FRIENDLY MILLWALL ATHLETIC A ? 0 3
30/04/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE FINAL DERBY COUNTY A 9000 1 1
13/09/1894 FRIENDLY ASTON VILLA H ? 5 4
 MATCH ARRANGED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ALBIONS SURVIVAL VILLA ALSO LOANED CASH WHICH TODATE AS STILL NOT BEEN REPAID (ALLEGEDLY)
17/09/1894 FRIENDLY WOOLWICH ARSENAL A ? 1 0
24/09/1894 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 2 1
27/09/1894 FRIENDLY COSELEY A ? 3 2
06/10/1894 UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE FINAL REPLAY DERBY COUNTY A 6000 1 2
08/10/1894 F.WHELDON TESTIMONIAL MATCH SMALL HEATH A ? 3 1
15/10/1894 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL EVERTON H 5,000 1 0
22/10/1894 FRIENDLY WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 0 1
20/11/1894 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 4 2
26/11/1894 S.NICHOLLS TESTIMONIAL MATCH BLACKBURN ROVERS H ? 3 1
03/12/1894 FRIENDLY WALSALL A ? 5 1
13/01/1895 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL EVERTON H 3,500 1 2
19/01/1895 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND WALSALL H 5,000 6 2
28/01/1895 FRIENDLY ABERYSTWYTH A ? 8 2
01/02/1895 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND BURTON WANDERERS (BURTON REFUSED REPLAY) A 2,000 1 1
02/02/1895 F A CUP 1ST ROUND SMALL HEATH A 10,203 2 1
04/02/1895 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP SEMI FINAL ASTON VILLA A 7,600 0 2
16/02/1895 F A CUP 2ND ROUND SHEFFIELD UNITED A 14,559 1 1
20/02/1895 F A CUP 2ND ROUND REPLAY SHEFFIELD UNITED H 10,025 2 1
02/03/1895 F A CUP 3RD ROUND WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 20,977 1 0
16/03/1895 F A CUP SEMI FINAL (AT DERBY ) SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY A 25,013 2 0
18/03/1895 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT WOLVERHAPTON) SMALL HEATH A 5,100 3 2
23/03/1895 FRIENDLY EVERTON A ? 2 9
30/03/1895 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL (AT SMALL HEATH) ASTON VILLA A 12,000 0 0
06/04/1895 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL SMALL HEATH A 8,500 0 4
08/04/1895 FRIENDLY WREXHAM A ? 2 0
20/04/1895 F A CUP FINAL (AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE) ASTON VILLA A 42,652 0 1
29/04/1895 BIRMINGHAM CUP FINAL REPLAY (AT ASTON ) ASTON VILLA A 14,200 1 0
30/04/1895 A.MATTHEWS, C.FLUCK TESTIMONIAL MATCH OLDBURY TOWN A ? 1 4
06/09/1895 J.HASSALL TESTIMONIAL MATCH WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 2 2
14/09/1895 FRIENDLY BURTON SWIFTS A ? 5 1
23/09/1895 A.HUNTER TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA A ? 1 2
24/09/1895 FRIENDLY WALSALL A ? 2 1
25/09/1895 FRIENDLY ABERYSTWYTH A ? 10 1
30/09/1895 FRIENDLY MILWALL ATHLETIC A ? 3 0
14/10/1895 FRIENDLY DUNDEE A ? 1 3
05/11/1895 LIVERPOOL CHARITY CUP EVERTON A 5,200 1 4
11/11/1895 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY A ? 2 3
18/11/1895 R.MCLEOD TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA H ? 1 1
25/11/1895 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 2 2
06/01/1896 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND SMALL HEATH H 1,000 2 1
20/01/1896 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND ASTON VILLA A 7,000 0 3
01/02/1896 F A CUP 1ST ROUND BLACKBURN ROVERS A 10,035 2 1
08/02/1896 FRIENDLY CORINTHIANS A ? 2 5
15/02/1896 F A CUP 2ND ROUND GRIMSBY TOWN A 7,008 1 1
20/02/1896 F A CUP 2ND ROUND REPLAY GRIMSBY TOWN H 8,443 3 0
29/02/1896 F A CUP 3RD ROUND DERBY COUNTY A 14,117 0 1
14/03/1896 FRIENDLY LIVERPOOL A ? 1 5
16/03/1896 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 2ND ROUND ASTON VILLA A 6,000 2 4
20/03/1896 FRIENDLY PLAYED UNDER ELECTRIC LIGHTS THAMES IRONWORKS A ? 4 2
21/03/1896 FRIENDLY WEST NORWOOD A ? 4 0
23/03/1896 FRIENDLY REVD A.R.BOURKE’S XI A ? 4 1
24/03/1896 FRIENDLY WEST BROMPTON A ? 9 1
25/02/1896 FRIENDLY WICKHAM WANDERERS A ? 4 1
28/03/1896 FRIENDLY LLANDUDNO A ? 2 1
07/04/1896 J.HORTON TESTIMONIAL MATCH STOKE H ? 3 1
13/04/1896 FRIENDLY PRESTON NORTH END H ? 2 2
21/09/1896 FRIENDLY WALSALL A ? 0 2
12/10/1896 H.WOOD TESTIMONIAL MATCH WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A ? 2 0
19/10/1896 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND ASTON VILLA H 4,000 2 1
07/11/1896 FRIENDLY GREAT MARLOW A ? 3 5
10/11/1896 W.HIGGINS TESTIMONIAL MATCH GRIMSBY A ? 2 5
20/11/1896 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 0 2
07/12/1896 DRAPER BENEFIT MATCH KETTERING A ? 1 1
09/01/1897 FRIENDLY BOLTON WANDERERS A ? 2 2
11/01/1897 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 2ND ROUND WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 2,000 1 5
25/01/1897 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND (RECIEVED A BYE RD 1) ASTON VILLA H 4,000 2 1
30/01/1897 F A CUP 1ST ROUND LUTON TOWN A 6,898 1 0
13/02/1897 F A CUP 2ND ROUND LIVERPOOL H 19,047 1 2
15/02/1897 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL EVERTON H 3,000 2 1
20/02/1897 BIRMINGHAM CUP SEMI FINAL (AT PERRY BARR) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS A 6,800 0 3
27/02/1897 FRIENDLY CORINTHIANS A ? 1 3
17/03/1897 BRIGHTON CHILDREN FREE DINNER FUND STOKE (AT BRIGHTON) A ? 2 4
20/03/1897 FRIENDLY SWINDON TOWN A ? 1 0
27/03/1897 FRIENDLY DARTFORD A ? 4 1
29/03/1897 FRIENDLY OLDBURY TOWN A ? 2 0
19/04/1897 FRIENDLY HEREFORD TOWN A ? 2 1
21/04/1897 FRIENDLY ( AT BRISTOL) DERBY COUNTY A ? 1 2
23/04/1897 VILLA PLAYERS BENEFIT MATCH ASTON VILLA A ? 1 3
24/04/1897 FRIENDLY GRAVESEND A ? 4 0
29/04/1897 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 1 5
13/09/1897 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP 1ST ROUND SMALL HEATH H 3,000 7 4
20/09/1897 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL ASTON VILLA A 8,500 0 3
27/09/1897 R.MCLEOD TESTIMONIAL MATCH LEICESTER FOSSE A ? 1 4
28/09/1897 FRIENDLY WALSALL A ? 2 1
18/10/1897 J.READER TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA H ? 2 0
08/11/1897 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND ASTON VILLA H 7,000 2 1
22/11/1897 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY A ? 5 3
29/11/1897 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL EVERTON H 5,000 1 1
06/12/1897 FRIENDLY OXFORD UNIVERSITY A ? 1 1
13/12/1897 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND BURSLEM PORT VALE A 6,000 0 0
03/01/1898 A.LEAKE TESTIMONIAL MATCH SMALL HEATH A ? 3 8
08/01/1898 FRIENDLY QUEENS PARK RANGERS A ? 4 1
17/01/1898 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND REPLAY BURSLEM PORT VALE H 3,000 0 0
22/01/1898 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 3RD ROUND (RECIEVD A BYE RD 2 ) SMALL HEATH A 4,500 1 0
29/01/1898 F A CUP 1ST ROUND NEW BRIGHTON TOWER H 15,897 2 0
12/02/1898 F A CUP 2ND ROUND SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H 16,012 1 0
14/02/1898 W.WILLIAMS TESTIMONIAL MATCH WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H ? 1 1
26/02/1898 F A CUP 3RD ROUND NOTTINGHAM FOREST H 17,483 2 3
05/03/1898 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL (AT STOKE SEMI FINAL DECLARED VOID) BURSLEM PORT VALE A 10,000 0 1
16/04/1898 FRIENDLY NEWCASTLE UNITED A ? 1 1
18/04/1898 WEST BROMWICH CHARITY CUP FINAL REPLAY EVERTON A 12,000 0 4
23/04/1898 FRIENDLY BRISTOL CITY A ? 1 1
25/04/1898 FRIENDLY CHIRK A ? 1 0
27/04/1898 FRIENDLY DEVON COUNTY A ? 8 0
28/04/1898 FRIENDLY DORSET COUNTY A ? 3 0
29/04/1898 FRIENDLY SUFFOLK COUNTY A ? 2 1
30/04/1898 FRIENDLY WATFORD A ? 1 1
05/09/1898 F.BURTON TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA A ? 1 6
12/09/1898 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP 1ST ROUND SMALL HEATH A 3,000 4 3
26/09/1898 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL WALSALL A 4,000 1 3
10/10/1898 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND ASTON VILLA A 7,000 1 6
31/10/1898 T.PERRY TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA H ? 4 0
14/11/1898 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY A ? 4 3
19/12/1898 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND WELLINGTON ST GEORGE H 750 5 0
01/01/1899 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 2,474 0 7
28/01/1899 F A CUP 1ST ROUND SOUTH SHORE BLACKPOOL H 5,870 8 0
07/02/1899 BIRMINGHAM CUP 2ND ROUND BURSLEM PORT VALE (ALBION WITHDREW FROM COMPETITION H 3,500 2 1
11/02/1899 F A CUP 2ND ROUND BURY H 14,094 2 1
25/02/1899 F A CUP 3RD ROUND LIVERPOOL H 17,124 0 2
11/03/1899 FRIENDLY NEWTON HEATH A ? 0 2
03/04/1899 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 0 1
04/04/1899 FRIENDLY NORTHHAMPTON A ? 1 6
17/04/1899 S.HOLMES TESTIMONIAL MATCH WALSALL A ? 1 1
20/04/1899 FRIENDLY SWANSEA TOWN A ? 13 1
26/04/1899 DUDLEY TOWN FC BENEFIT MATCH WALSALL AT DUDLEY A ? 1 1
29/04/1899 FRIENDLY SWINDON TOWN A ? 1 2
11/09/1899 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP 1ST ROUND BURTON SWIFTS H 2,100 4 1
16/09/1899 FRIENDLY BURTON SWIFTS A ? 0 0
18/09/1899 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND ASTON VILLA A 8,200 3 2
25/09/1899 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL ASTON VILLA A 8,250 2 2
09/10/1899 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP 2ND ROUND STOKE A 4,350 3 1
16/10/1899 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP SEMI FINAL REPLAY ASTON VILLA A 12,150 2 1
30/10/1899 J.BANKS TESTIMONIAL MATCH ASTON VILLA H ? 3 2
13/11/1899 BIRMINGHAM CHARITY CUP FINAL WALSALL (AT ASTON ) A 8,250 1 0
20/11/1899 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP SEMI FINAL (AT STONEY LANE ) WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 2,150 3 1
22/11/1899 FRIENDLY KAFFIRS XI H ? 11 6
27/11/1899 FRIENDLY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY A ? 2 2
04/12/1899 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL (AT STOKE ) BURSLEM PORT VALE A 3,500 1 1
11/12/1899 BIRMINGHAM CUP 1ST ROUND BURSLEM PORT VALE A 2,000 0 5
27/01/1900 F A CUP 1ST ROUND WALSALL A 9,106 1 1
01/02/1900 F A CUP 1ST ROUND REPLAY WALSALL H 4,892 6 1
17/02/1900 F A CUP 2ND ROUND LIVERPOOL A 15,116 1 1
21/02/1900 F A CUP 2ND ROUND REPLAY LIVERPOOL H 8,994 2 1
24/02/1900 F A CUP 3RD ROUND SOUTHAMPTON A 10,067 1 2
17/03/1900 FRIENDLY LEICESTER FOSSE A ? 1 3
26/04/1900 STAFFORDSHIRE CUP FINAL (AT ASTON ) BURSLEM PORT VALE A 5,000 5 0
28/04/1900 FRIENDLY SMALL HEATH A ? 1 1

1889 – 1890

P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
PRESTON 22

8

1

2

41

12

7

2

2

30

18

33

.3666

EVERTON 22

8

2

1

40

15

6

1

4

25

25

31

.625

BLACKBURN 22

9

0

2

59

18

3

3

5

19

23

27

.9024

WOLVES 22

6

3

2

28

14

4

2

5

23

24

25

.3421

WEST BROM 22

8

1

2

37

20

3

2

6

10

30

25

.94

ACCRINGTON (OLD) 22

6

4

1

33

25

3

2

6

20

31

24

.9464

DERBY 22

8

2

1

32

13

1

1

9

11

42

21

.7818

ASTON VILLA 22

6

2

3

30

15

1

3

7

13

36

19

.8431

BOLTON 22

6

1

4

37

24

3

0

8

17

41

19

.8307

NOTTS CO 22

4

3

4

20

19

2

2

7

23

32

17

.8431

BURNLEY 22

3

1

7

20

21

1

4

6

16

44

13

.5538

STOKE 22

2

3

6

18

20

1

1

9

9

49

10

.3913


1890 – 1891

  P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
EVERTON 22

9

0

2

39

12

5

1

5

24

17

29

.1724

PRESTON 22

7

3

1

30

5

5

0

6

14

18

27

.9130

NOTTS CO 22

9

1

1

33

11

2

3

6

19

24

26

.4857

WOLVES 22

8

1

2

23

8

4

1

6

16

42

26

.78

BOLTON 22

9

0

2

36

14

3

1

7

11

20

25

.3823

BLACKBURN 22

7

1

3

29

19

4

1

6

23

24

24

.2093

SUNDERLAND 22

7

2

2

31

13

3

3

5

20

18

23

.6451

BURNLEY 22

7

1

3

33

24

2

2

7

19

39

21

.8253

ASTON VILLA 22

5

4

2

29

18

2

0

9

16

40

18

.7758

ACCRINGTON (OLD) 22

5

1

5

19

19

1

3

7

9

31

16

.56

DERBY 22

6

1

4

38

28

1

0

10

9

53

15

.5802

WEST BROM 22

3

1

7

17

26

2

1

8

17

31

12

.5964


 1891 – 1892

P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
SUNDERLAND 26

13

0

0

55

11

8

0

5

38

25

42

.5833

PRESTON 26

12

0

1

42

8

6

1

6

19

23

37

.9677

BOLTON 26

9

2

2

29

14

8

0

5

22

23

36

.3783

ASTON VILLA 26

10

0

3

63

23

5

0

8

26

33

30

.5892

EVERTON 26

8

2

3

32

22

4

2

7

17

27

28

.0

WOLVES 26

8

2

3

34

15

3

2

8

25

31

26

.2826

BURNLEY 26

9

1

3

34

14

2

3

8

15

31

26

.0888

NOTTS CO 26

9

3

1

41

12

2

1

10

14

39

26

.0784

BLACKBURN 26

8

3

2

39

26

2

3

8

19

39

26

.8923

DERBY 26

6

3

4

28

18

4

1

8

18

34

24

.8846

ACCRINGTON (OLD) 26

7

3

3

24

20

1

1

11

16

58

20

.5128

WEST BROM 26

6

3

4

37

24

0

3

10

14

34

18

.8793

STOKE 26

5

0

8

19

19

0

4

9

19

42

14

.6229

DARWEN 26

4

1

8

31

43

0

2

11

7

69

11

.339

THE 1892 FA CUP FINAL WAS TO BE THE LAST STAGED AT KENNINGTON OVAL A CROWD OF 32, 810 WATCHED ALBION BEAT ARCH RIVAL ASTON VILLA 3-0. THE RESULT WAS TELEGRAPHED BACK TO WEST BROMWICH WHICH WAS RECIEVED WITH SHOCK AS VILLA HAD BEEN FIRM FAVOURITES HAVING BEATEN ALBION 5 YEARS EARLIER IN 1887. THEY ALSO BOASTED JANES COWAN A DOMINATING CENTRE HALF AND CHARLIE ATHERSMITH A RIGHT WINGER WHO WAS ONLY 19 BUT ALREADY AN ESTABLISHED ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL. ALBION HAD TALENT OF THEIR OWN IN BILLY BASSETT WHO HAD STARRED IN THE 1888 WIN OVER PRESTON NORTH END.

FROM THE KICK OFF ALBION PUT THE PRESSURE ON VILLA AND WITHIN FOUR MINUTES 21 YEAR OLD JASPER GEDDES PUT THE UNDERDOGS IN FRONT. SAMMY NICHOLLS ADDED THE SECOND AND THIRD COMMING FROM”BALDY” REYNOLDS . WARNER THE VILLA GOALKEEPER BORE MUCH OF THE BLAME FOR HIS SIDES DEFEAT, PARTICULARY AMONG THE VILLA SUPPORTERS WHO SMASHED THE WINDOWS OF HIS BUSINESS, A PUBLIC HOUSE.


1892 – 1893

10-09-1892   BOLTON

3-1

WEST BROM
17-09-1892   WEST BROM

2-1

WOLVES
19-09-1892   WEST BROM

3-2

ASTON VILLA
24-09-1892   DERBY

1-1

WEST BROM
01-10-1892   WEST BROM

0-0

MAN UTD
08-10-1892   MAN UTD

2-4

WEST BROM
15-10-1892   WEST BROM

3-0

EVERTON
22-10-1892   SUNDERLAND

8-1

WEST BROM
29-10-1892   WEST BROM

4-2

NOTTS CO
05-11-1892   ASTON VILLA

5-2

WEST BROM
07-11-1892   WEST BROM

1-0

BOLTON
12-11-1892   WEST BROM

4-0

ACCRINGTON
19-11-1892   NOTTS CO

8-1

WEST BROM
26-11-1892   WEST BROM

1-2

STOKE
10-12-1892   WEST BROM

0-1

PRESTON
17-12-1892   ACCRINGTON

5-4

WEST BROM
24-12-1892   WEST BROM

1-3

SUNDERLAND
26-12-1892   WEST BROM

1-2

BLACKBURN
27-12-1892   WOLVES

1-1

WEST BROM
31-12-1892   BURNLEY

5-0

WEST BROM
02-01-1893   SHEFF WED

6-0

WEST BROM
07-01-1893   WEST BROM

7-1

BURNLEY
14-01-1893   EVERTON

1-0

WEST BROM
21-01-1893  FA CUP 1ST RD EVERTON

4-1

WEST BROM
28-01-1893   BLACKBURN

2-1

WEST BROM
11-02-1893   STOKE

1-2

WEST BROM
02-03-1893   NOTTM FOREST

3-4

WEST BROM
18-03-1893   WEST BROM

3-0

SHEFF WED
01-04-1893   WEST BROM

3-1

DERBY
03-04-1893   WEST BROM

2-2

NOTTM FOREST
13-04-1893   PRESTON

1-1

WEST BROM

 A POSTCARD INFORMING MR ARCHIE BOSTOCK HE WAS SELECTED TO PLAY AGAINST ASTON VILLA AT PERRY BARR


02-09-1893   ASTON VILLA

3-2

WEST BROM
09-09-1893   WEST BROM

3-1

MAN UTD
16-09-1893   DERBY

2-3

WEST BROM
23-09-1893   WEST BROM

1-1

BURNLEY
25-09-1893   SHEFF WED

2-4

WEST BROM
30-09-1893   NOTTM FOREST

2-3

WEST BROM
07-10-1893   WEST BROM

0-0

WOLVES
14-10-1893   MAN UTD

4-1

WEST BROM
21-10-1893   WEST BROM

3-6

ASTON VILLA
28-10-1893   SHEFF UTD

0-2

WEST BROM
04-11-1893   WEST BROM

4-2

STOKE
06-11-1893   WEST BROM

5-2

BOLTON
11-11-1893   DARWEN

2-1

WEST BROM
25-11-1893   SUNDERLAND

2-1

WEST BROM
27-11-1893   WEST BROM

2-2

SHEFF WED
04-12-1893   WEST BROM

2-0

PRESTON
09-12-1893   BURNLEY

3-0

WEST BROM
16-12-1893   WEST BROM

2-2

DARWEN
23-12-1893   WEST BROM

2-3

SUNDERLAND
26-12-1893   WEST BROM

3-1

SHEFF UTD
27-12-1893   WOLVES

0-8

WEST BROM
30-12-1893   EVERTON

7-1

WEST BROM
06-01-1894   WEST BROM

2-1

BLACKBURN
13-01-1894   BLACKBURN

3-0

WEST BROM
20-01-1894   STOKE

3-1

WEST BROM
27-01-1894 FA CUP 3RDRD WEST BROM

2-3

BLACKBURN
03-02-1894  

 

WEST BROM

3-1

EVERTON
03-03-1894   PRESTON

3-1

WEST BROM
24-03-1894   WEST BROM

0-1

DERBY
26-03-1894   WEST BROM

3-0

NOTTM FOREST
07-04-1894   BOLTON

0-3

WEST BROM

P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
ASTON VILLA 30

12

2

1

49

13

7

4

4

35

29

44

.0

SUNDERLAND 30

11

3

1

46

14

6

1

8

26

30

38

.6363

DERBY 30

9

2

4

47

32

7

2

6

26

30

36

.1774

BLACKBURN 30

13

0

2

48

15

3

2

10

21

38

34

.3018

BURNLEY 30

13

0

2

43

17

2

4

9

18

34

34

.1960

EVERTON 30

11

1

3

63

23

4

2

9

27

34

33

.5789

NOTTM FOREST 30

10

2

3

38

16

4

2

9

19

32

32

.1875

WEST BROM 30

8

4

3

35

23

6

0

9

31

36

32

.1186

WOLVES 30

11

1

3

34

24

3

2

10

18

39

31

.8253

SHEFF UTD 30

8

3

4

26

22

5

2

8

21

39

31

.7704

STOKE 30

13

1

1

45

17

0

2

13

20

62

29

.8227

SHEFF WED 30

7

3

5

32

21

2

5

8

16

36

26

.8421

BOLTON 30

7

3

5

18

14

3

1

11

20

38

24

.7307

PRESTON 30

7

1

7

25

24

3

2

10

19

32

23

.7857

DARWEN 30

6

4

5

25

28

1

1

13

12

55

19

.4457

MAN UTD 30

5

2

8

29

33

1

0

14

7

39

14

.5


01-09-1894   SHEFF UTD

2-1

WEST BROM
08-09-1894   WEST BROM

5-1

WOLVES
15-09-1894   WEST BROM

5-0

LIVERPOOL
22-09-1894   SUNDERLAND

3-0

WEST BROM
29-09-1894   EVERTON

4-1

WEST BROM
13-10-1894   ASTON VILLA

3-1

WEST BROM
20-10-1894   WEST BROM

2-2

DERBY
27-10-1894   DERBY

1-1

WEST BROM
03-11-1894   WEST BROM

1-0

SHEFF UTD
05-11-1894   WEST BROM

1-1

BOLTON
10-11-1894   WEST BROM

4-1

BIRMINGHAM
17-11-1894   WEST BROM

3-2

ASTON VILLA
24-11-1894   BURNLEY

2-0

WEST BROM
01-12-1894   WEST BROM

1-4

EVERTON
08-12-1894   NOTTM FOREST

5-3

WEST BROM
15-12-1894   WEST BROM

3-2

STOKE
22-12-1894   BLACKBURN

3-0

WEST BROM
26-12-1894   WEST BROM

0-2

SUNDERLAND
27-12-1894   WOLVES

3-1

WEST BROM
29-12-1894   WEST BROM

0-1

BURNLEY
01-01-1895   LIVERPOOL

4-0

WEST BROM
05-01-1895   WEST BROM

4-5

PRESTON
26-01-1895   WEST BROM

2-0

BLACKBURN
02-02-1895 FA CUP 1ST RD BIRMINGHAM

1-2

WEST BROM
16-02-1895 FA CUP 2ND RD SHEFF UTD

1-1

WEST BROM
20-02-1895 FA CUP 2ND RD REPLAY WEST BROM

2-1

SHEFF UTD
23-02-1895   BIRMINGHAM

1-2

WEST BROM
26-02-1895   PRESTON

5-0

WEST BROM
02-03-1895 FA CUP 3RD RD WEST BROM

1-0

WOLVES
16-03-1895 FA CUP SEMI FINAL WEST BROM

2-0

SHEFF WED
25-03-1895   STOKE

1-1

WEST BROM
01-04-1895   SHEFF WED

3-2

WEST BROM
13-04-1895   BOLTON

5-0

WEST BROM
15-04-1895   WEST BROM

1-0

NOTTM FOREST
20-04-1895 FA CUP FINAL ASTON VILLA

1-0

WEST BROM
22-04-1895   WEST BROM

6-0

SHEFF WED

P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
SUNDERLAND 30

13

2

0

51

14

8

3

4

29

23

47

.1621

EVERTON 30

12

2

1

47

18

6

4

5

35

32

42

.64

ASTON VILLA 30

12

2

1

51

12

5

3

7

31

31

39

.9069

PRESTON 30

9

3

3

32

14

6

2

7

30

32

35

.3478

BLACKBURN 30

9

5

1

40

15

2

5

8

19

34

32

.2040

SHEFF UTD 30

10

2

3

33

17

4

2

9

24

38

32

.0363

NOTTM FOREST 30

10

1

4

33

22

3

4

8

17

34

31

.8928

SHEFF WED 30

10

2

3

36

19

2

2

11

14

36

28

.9090

BURNLEY 30

8

2

5

28

24

3

2

10

16

32

26

.7857

BOLTON 30

8

3

4

45

23

1

4

10

16

39

25

.9838

WOLVES 30

7

4

4

24

25

2

3

10

19

38

25

.6825

BIRMINGHAM 30

6

6

3

35

28

3

1

11

15

46

25

.6756

WEST BROM 30

9

2

4

38

21

1

2

12

13

45

24

.7727

STOKE 30

7

3

5

35

25

2

3

10

15

42

24

.7462

DERBY 30

4

5

6

23

23

3

4

8

22

45

23

.6617

LIVERPOOL 30

6

4

5

38

28

1

4

10

13

42

22

.7285


02-09-1895   ASTON VILLA

1-0

WEST BROM
07-09-1895   WEST BROM

0-2

BURNLEY
14-09-1895   WEST BROM

1-2

PRESTON
21-09-1895   STOKE

3-1

WEST BROM
28-09-1895   WEST BROM

3-1

NOTTM FOREST
05-10-1895   SHEFF WED

5-3

WEST BROM
12-10-1895   WEST BROM

1-1

ASTON VILLA
19-10-1895   EVERTON

1-1

WEST BROM
26-10-1895   WEST BROM

2-3

SHEFF WED
02-11-1895   BURY

3-0

WEST BROM
04-11-1895   WEST BROM

2-3

BOLTON
09-11-1895   WEST BROM

1-0

STOKE
16-11-1895   NOTTM FOREST

2-0

WEST BROM
23-11-1895   WEST BROM

0-3

EVERTON
30-11-1895   WEST BROM

2-1

WOLVES
14-12-1895   DERBY

4-1

WEST BROM
21-12-1895   BIRMINGHAM

2-2

WEST BROM
26-12-1895   WEST BROM

1-1

SUNDERLAND
04-01-1896   SHEFF UTD

2-0

WEST BROM
11-01-1896   BURNLEY

3-0

WEST BROM
18-01-1896   WEST BROM

0-0

DERBY
25-01-1896   SUNDERLAND

7-1

WEST BROM
01-02-1896 FA CUP 1ST RD BLACKBURN

1-2

WEST BROM
15-02-1896 FA CUP 2ND RD GRIMSBY

1-1

WEST BROM
17-02-1896   BLACKBURN

1-0

WEST BROM
20-02-1896 FA CUP 2ND RD REPLAY WEST BROM

3-0

GRIMSBY
22-02-1896   WEST BROM

1-0

SHEFF UTD
29-02-1896 FA CUP 3RD RD DERBY

1-0

WEST BROM
07-03-1896   WOLVES

1-2

WEST BROM
09-03-1896   WEST BROM

1-3

BURY
03-04-1896   PRESTON

0-0

WEST BROM
04-04-1896   BOLTON

2-1

WEST BROM
06-04-1896   WEST BROM

0-0

BIRMINGHAM
18-04-1896 TEST MATCH MAN CITY

1-1

WEST BROM
20-04-1896 TEST MATCH WEST BROM

6-1

MAN CITY
25-04-1896 TEST MATCH LIVERPOOL

2-0

WEST BROM
27-04-1896 TEST MATCH WEST BROM

2-0

LIVERPOOL
29-04-1896   WEST BROM

3-2

BLACKBURN

P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
ASTON VILLA 30

14

1

0

47

17

6

4

5

31

28

45

.7333

DERBY 30

12

2

1

42

13

5

5

5

26

22

41

.9428

EVERTON 30

10

4

1

40

17

6

3

6

26

26

39

.5348

BOLTON 30

12

2

1

34

14

4

3

8

15

23

37

.3243

SUNDERLAND 30

10

5

0

36

14

5

2

8

16

27

37

.2682

STOKE 30

12

0

3

43

11

3

0

12

13

36

30

.1914

SHEFF WED 30

10

2

3

31

18

2

3

10

13

35

29

.8301

BLACKBURN 30

10

1

4

26

18

2

4

9

14

32

29

.8

PRESTON 30

8

5

2

31

18

3

1

11

13

30

28

.9166

BURNLEY 30

8

5

2

33

11

2

2

11

15

33

27

.0909

BURY 30

7

1

7

32

24

5

2

8

18

30

27

.9259

SHEFF UTD 30

9

4

2

28

12

1

2

12

12

38

26

.8

NOTTM FOREST 30

11

1

3

34

16

0

2

13

8

41

25

.7368

WOLVES 30

10

0

5

43

18

0

1

14

18

47

21

.9384

SMALL HEATH 30

7

2

6

22

24

1

2

12

17

55

20

.4936

WEST BROM 30

5

4

6

18

22

1

3

11

12

37

19

.5084


01-09-1896   BLACKBURN

1-2

WEST BROM
05-09-1896   WEST BROM

3-1

ASTON VILLA
12-09-1896   SHEFF WED

3-1

WEST BROM
19-09-1896   WEST BROM

1-1

PRESTON
26-09-1896   LIVERPOOL

0-0

WEST BROM
03-10-1896   WEST BROM

0-2

SHEFF WED
10-10-1896   ASTON VILLA

2-0

WEST BROM
17-10-1896   WEST BROM

1-0

WOLVES
24-10-1896   WEST BROM

0-0

BURY
31-10-1896   WEST BROM

0-1

LIVERPOOL
02-11-1896   WEST BROM

1-0

BOLTON
14-11-1896   WEST BROM

0-1

SHEFF UTD
21-11-1896   STOKE

2-2

WEST BROM
28-11-1896   WEST BROM

1-0

SUNDERLAND
05-12-1896   SHEFF UTD

0-1

WEST BROM
12-12-1896   WEST BROM

1-2

STOKE
19-12-1896   BOLTON

2-2

WEST BROM
25-12-1896   DERBY

8-1

WEST BROM
26-12-1896   WEST BROM

1-0

BLACKBURN
28-12-1896   WOLVES

6-1

WEST BROM
02-01-1897   NOTTM FOREST

0-1

WEST BROM
16-01-1897   WEST BROM

1-4

EVERTON
23-01-1897   WEST BROM

4-0

NOTTM FOREST
30-01-1897 FA CUP 1ST RD LUTON

0-1

WEST BROM
06-02-1897   WEST BROM

1-4

DERBY
13-02-1897 FA CUP 2ND RD WEST BROM

1-2

LIVERPOOL
06-03-1897   SUNDERLAND

2-1

WEST BROM
13-03-1897   BURY

3-0

WEST BROM
03-04-1897   WEST BROM

3-0

BURNLEY
10-04-1897   BURNLEY

5-0

WEST BROM
16-04-1897   PRESTON

0-0

WEST BROM
17-04-1897   EVERTON

6-3

WEST BROM


04-09-1897   ASTON VILLA

4-3

WEST BROM
11-09-1897   WEST BROM

2-0

NOTTM FOREST
18-09-1897   DERBY

3-2

WEST BROM
25-09-1897   WEST BROM

2-0

STOKE
02-10-1897   BURY

3-2

WEST BROM
09-10-1897   WEST BROM

1-1

ASTON VILLA
16-10-1897   SUNDERLAND

0-2

WEST BROM
23-10-1897   WEST BROM

2-2

WOLVES
30-10-1897   STOKE

0-0

WEST BROM
01-11-1897   WEST BROM

2-0

BOLTON
06-11-1897   WEST BROM

2-2

EVERTON
13-11-1897   WEST BROM

2-1

LIVERPOOL
20-11-1897   WEST BROM

3-1

DERBY
27-11-1897   EVERTON

6-1

WEST BROM
11-12-1897   NOTTM FOREST

0-1

WEST BROM
18-12-1897   WEST BROM

1-0

BURY
27-12-1897   WEST BROM

1-1

BLACKBURN
28-12-1897   WOLVES

1-1

WEST BROM
01-01-1898   LIVERPOOL

1-1

WEST BROM
15-01-1898   WEST BROM

3-1

PRESTON
29-01-1898 FA CUP 1ST RD WEST BROM

2-0

NEW BRIGHTON TOWER
05-02-1898   BLACKBURN

1-3

WEST BROM
12-02-1898 FA CUP 2ND RD WEST BROM

1-0

SHEFF WED
19-02-1898   WEST BROM

2-2

SUNDERLAND
26-02-1898 FA CUP 3RD RD WEST BROM

2-3

NOTTM FOREST
12-03-1898   WEST BROM

0-2

SHEFF WED
19-03-1898   NOTTS CO

2-2

WEST BROM
26-03-1898   WEST BROM

2-0

SHEFF UTD
31-03-1898   PRESTON

1-1

WEST BROM
02-04-1898   BOLTON

2-0

WEST BROM
04-04-1898   WEST BROM

0-3

NOTTS CO
09-04-1898   SHEFF WED

3-0

WEST BROM
11-04-1898   SHEFF UTD

2-0

WEST BROM

P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
SHEFF UTD 30

9

4

2

27

14

8

4

3

29

17

42

.8064

SUNDERLAND 30

12

2

1

27

8

4

3

8

16

22

37

.4333

WOLVES 30

10

4

1

36

14

4

3

8

21

27

35

.3902

EVERTON 30

11

3

1

33

12

2

6

7

15

27

35

.2307

SHEFF WED 30

12

0

3

39

15

3

3

9

12

27

33

.2142

ASTON VILLA 30

12

1

2

47

21

2

4

9

14

30

33

.1960

WEST BROM 30

8

5

2

25

16

3

5

7

19

29

32

.9777

NOTTM FOREST 30

7

5

3

30

19

4

4

7

17

30

31

.9591

LIVERPOOL 30

7

4

4

27

16

4

2

9

21

29

28

.0666

DERBY 30

10

3

2

40

19

1

3

11

17

42

28

.9344

BOLTON 30

9

2

4

18

13

2

2

11

10

28

26

.6829

PRESTON 30

7

5

3

26

15

1

3

11

9

28

24

.8139

NOTTS CO 30

4

6

5

23

23

4

2

9

13

23

24

.7826

BURY 30

8

3

4

25

19

0

5

10

14

32

24

.7647

BLACKBURN 30

4

7

4

20

22

3

3

9

19

32

24

.7222

STOKE 30

8

3

4

21

14

0

5

10

14

41

24

.6363


03-09-1898   BOLTON

3-3

WEST BROM
10-09-1898   WEST BROM

1-1

DERBY
17-09-1898   WEST BROM

2-0

BURY
24-09-1898   BLACKBURN

4-1

WEST BROM
01-10-1898   WEST BROM

2-0

SHEFF WED
08-10-1898   SUNDERLAND

2-0

WEST BROM
15-10-1898   WEST BROM

1-2

WOLVES
22-10-1898   EVERTON

1-0

WEST BROM
29-10-1898   WEST BROM

2-0

NOTTS CO
05-11-1898   STOKE

2-1

WEST BROM
07-11-1898   WEST BROM

3-0

EVERTON
12-11-1898   WEST BROM

0-1

ASTON VILLA
19-11-1898   BURNLEY

1-1

WEST BROM
26-11-1898   WEST BROM

3-0

SHEFF UTD
03-12-1898   NEWCASTLE

3-0

WEST BROM
10-12-1898   WEST BROM

2-0

PRESTON
17-12-1898   LIVERPOOL

2-2

WEST BROM
24-12-1898   WEST BROM

2-0

NOTTM FOREST
26-12-1898   WEST BROM

0-1

LIVERPOOL
27-12-1898   WOLVES

5-1

WEST BROM
31-12-1898   WEST BROM

1-0

BOLTON
07-01-1899   DERBY

4-1

WEST BROM
14-01-1899   BURY

1-1

WEST BROM
21-01-1899   WEST BROM

6-2

BLACKBURN
28-01-1899 FA CUP 1ST RD WEST BROM

8-0

SOUTH SHORE
04-02-1899   WEST BROM

1-0

SUNDERLAND
11-02-1899 FA CUP 2ND RD WEST BROM

2-1

BURY
14-02-1899   SHEFF WED

1-2

WEST BROM
25-02-1899 FA CUP 3RD RD WEST BROM

0-2

LIVERPOOL
04-03-1899   WEST BROM

0-1

STOKE
09-03-1899   NOTTS CO

0-0

WEST BROM
18-03-1899   WEST BROM

0-1

BURNLEY
25-03-1899   SHEFF UTD

5-0

WEST BROM
01-04-1899   WEST BROM

2-0

NEWCASTLE
08-04-1899   PRESTON

4-0

WEST BROM
22-04-1899   NOTTM FOREST

3-0

WEST BROM
24-04-1899   ASTON VILLA

7-1

WEST BROM

P

HW

HD

HL

HGF

HGA

AW

AD

AL

AGF

AGA

POINTS

G AVG

ASTON VILLA 34

15

2

0

58

13

4

5

8

18

27

45

.9

LIVERPOOL 34

12

3

2

29

10

7

2

8

20

23

43

.4848

BURNLEY 34

11

5

1

32

15

4

4

9

13

32

39

.9574

EVERTON 34

10

2

5

25

13

5

6

6

23

28

38

.1707

NOTTS CO 34

9

6

2

33

20

3

7

7

14

31

37

.9215

BLACKBURN 34

9

5

3

41

23

5

3

9

19

29

36

.1538

SUNDERLAND 34

11

3

3

26

10

4

3

10

15

31

36

.0

WOLVES 34

9

5

3

30

13

5

2

10

24

35

35

.125

DERBY 34

11

5

1

46

19

1

6

10

16

38

35

.0877

BURY 34

9

5

3

31

18

5

2

10

17

31

35

.9795

NOTTM FOREST 34

6

6

5

22

18

5

5

7

20

24

33

.0

STOKE 34

10

4

3

29

17

3

3

11

18

35

33

.9038

NEWCASTLE 34

9

3

5

33

18

2

5

10

16

30

30

.0208

WEST BROM 34

11

1

5

28

9

1

5

11

14

48

30

.7368

PRESTON 34

10

4

3

29

14

0

5

12

15

33

29

.9361

SHEFF UTD 34

7

8

2

31

20

2

3

12

14

31

29

.8823

BOLTON 34

6

5

6

24

21

3

2

12

13

30

25

.7254

SHEFF WED 34

8

2

7

26

24

0

6

11

6

37

24

.5245


 

02-09-1899   WEST BROM

1-1

NEWCASTLE
09-09-1899   ASTON VILLA

0-2

WEST BROM
16-09-1899   WEST BROM

2-0

LIVERPOOL
23-09-1899   BURNLEY

2-0

WEST BROM
30-09-1899   WEST BROM

1-0

PRESTON
07-10-1899   NOTTM FOREST

6-1

WEST BROM
14-10-1899   WEST BROM

3-3

GLOSSOP
21-10-1899   STOKE

1-0

WEST BROM
28-10-1899   WEST BROM

1-0

SUNDERLAND
04-11-1899   WOLVES

2-0

WEST BROM
06-11-1899   WEST BROM

1-2

SHEFF UTD
11-11-1899   EVERTON

1-3

WEST BROM
25-11-1899   DERBY

4-1

WEST BROM
02-12-1899   WEST BROM

0-1

BURY
09-12-1899   NOTTS CO

1-2

WEST BROM
16-12-1899   WEST BROM

0-0

MAN CITY
23-12-1899   SHEFF UTD

1-1

WEST BROM
26-12-1899   WEST BROM

0-0

EVERTON
30-12-1899   NEWCASTLE

4-2

WEST BROM
06-01-1900   WEST BROM

0-2

ASTON VILLA
13-01-1900   LIVERPOOL

2-0

WEST BROM
20-01-1900   WEST BROM

2-0

BURNLEY
27-01-1900 FA CUP 1ST RD WALSALL

1-1

WEST BROM
01-02-1900 FA CUP 1ST RD REPLAY WEST BROM

6-1

WALSALL
03-02-1900   PRESTON

5-2

WEST BROM
17-02-1900 FA CUP 2ND RD LIVERPOOL

1-1

WEST BROM
21-02-1900 FA CUP 2ND RD REPLAY WEST BROM

2-1

LIVERPOOL
24-02-1900 FA CUP 3RD RD SOUTHAMPTON

2-1

WEST BROM
03-03-1900   SUNDERLAND

3-1

WEST BROM
10-03-1900   WEST BROM

3-2

WOLVES
19-03-1900   WEST BROM

4-0

STOKE
24-03-1900   BLACKBURN

2-0

WEST BROM
31-03-1900   WEST BROM

0-0

DERBY
02-04-1900   WEST BROM

1-0

BLACKBURN
07-04-1900   BURY

1-0

WEST BROM
14-04-1900   WEST BROM

0-0

NOTTS CO
16-04-1900 LAST EVER LEAGUE GAME AT STONEY LANE   WEST BROM

8-0

NOTTM FOREST
21-04-1900   MAN CITY

4-0

WEST BROM
24-04-1900   GLOSSOP

1-1

WEST BROM

P HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA POINTS G AVG
ASTON VILLA 34

12

4

1

45

18

10

2

5

32

17

50

.2

SHEFF UTD 34

11

5

1

40

11

7

7

3

23

22

48

.9090

SUNDERLAND 34

12

2

3

27

9

7

1

9

23

26

41

.4285

WOLVES 34

8

4

5

28

16

7

5

5

20

21

39

.2972

NEWCASTLE 34

10

5

2

34

15

3

5

9

19

28

36

.2325

DERBY 34

11

2

4

32

15

3

6

8

13

28

36

.0465

MAN CITY 34

10

3

4

33

15

3

5

9

17

29

34

.1363

NOTTM FOREST 34

12

3

2

42

16

1

5

11

14

39

34

.0181

STOKE 34

9

5

3

24

15

4

3

10

13

30

34

.8222

LIVERPOOL 34

9

4

4

31

19

5

1

11

18

26

33

.0888

EVERTON 34

11

1

5

30

15

2

6

9

17

34

33

.9591

BURY 34

12

2

3

29

14

1

4

12

11

30

32

.9090

WEST BROM 34

8

6

3

27

11

3

2

12

16

40

30

.8431

BLACKBURN 34

12

2

3

38

22

1

2

14

11

39

30

.8032

NOTTS CO 34

5

7

5

29

22

4

4

9

17

38

29

.7666

PRESTON 34

9

3

5

28

20

3

1

13

10

28

28

.7916

BURNLEY 34

10

2

5

28

17

1

3

13

6

37

27

.6296

GLOSSOP 34

4

6

7

19

22

0

4

13

12

52

18

.4189


 J

CHARLIE PERRY

BORN  WEST BROMWICH JANUARY 1866                                                                        

DIED   WEST BROMWICH JULY 1927

MADE HIS ALBION DEBUT AGAINST BLACKBURN ROVERS IN THE FA CUP FINAL AT THE OVAL 3RD APRIL 1886. AN ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE FIRST LEAGUE TEAM IN 1888. PLAYED IN FOUR FA CUP FINALS 1886,1887,1888,1892 COLLECTING WINNERS MEDALS IN THE LAST TWO.CAPTAIN AND CENTRE HALF WITH 14 GOALS IN 25 GAMES. SECOND IN THE LIST WAS TOM PEARSON WHO SCORED 12 IN 26.  

 

JOE WILSON FIRST EVER LEAGUE GOAL SCORER

  

 JOE WILSON WAS BORN IN HANDSWORTH, BIRMINGHAM AND ATTENDED ST MARY’S COUCIL SCHOOL AND HANDSWORTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. HE BEGAN HIS FOOTBALL CAREER DURING THE AMATEUR ERA, JOINING HAMSTEAD SWIFTS IN 1877 BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO ASTON UNITY THREE YEARS LATER. IN SEPTEMBER 1885 HE MOVED TO STOKE BUT DID NOT REMAIN AT THE CLUB LNG AS LATER THAT SAME YEAR HE BEGAN PLAYING FOR WALSALL TOWN WHO MERGED WITH WALSALL SWIFTS TO FORM WALSALL FC. HE THEN SIGNED FOR STON VILLA IN AUGUST 1886 BEFORE RE JOINING WALSALL TOWN TWELVE MONTHS LATER WERE HE REMAINED FOR ONE MONTH THEN TIURNED PROFFESSIONAL WITH WEST BROM IN 1887 . HE SCORED TWICE ON HIS ALBION DEBUT AGAINST WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC IN OCTOBER 1887 IN A 7 – 1 VICTORY IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE FA CUP, AND WAS A MEMBER OFTHE THE TEAM THAT BEAT PRESTON NORTH END IN THE FINAL IN 1888. 1888 – 89 SAW THE FIRST EVER LEAGUE SEASON AND JOE WILSON SCORED ALBION’S FIRST EVER LEAGUE GOAL WITH ONLY 6 MINS LEFT TO PLAY. 

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