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)

 

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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 1885 - July 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 (including friendlies) 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 1886 - May 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



 

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

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 ? 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  ? 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 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 ? 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 3rd Rd

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  

  

 

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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.  

First Team Strips From 1885 -1900

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