1888–89 Notts County F.C. season

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Notts County
1888–89 season
Football League 11th (12 Points)
FA Cup Round 2
Top goalscorer Harry Daft & Bob Jardine (9)

The 1888–89 season was Notts County's first season in the Football League which had just been founded. Because of this Notts County became one of the founder members of the Football League. They finished in 11th position level on points with bottom of the table Stoke and were re-elected.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Preston North End 22 18 4 0 74 15 4.933 40
2 Aston Villa 22 12 5 5 61 43 1.419 29
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 12 4 6 50 37 1.351 28
4 Blackburn Rovers 22 10 6 6 66 45 1.467 26
5 Bolton Wanderers 22 10 2 10 63 59 1.068 22
6 West Bromwich Albion 22 10 2 10 40 46 0.870 22
7 Accrington 22 6 8 8 48 48 1.000 20
8 Everton 22 9 2 11 35 46 0.761 20
9 Burnley 22 7 3 12 42 62 0.677 17
10 Derby County 22 7 2 13 41 61 0.672 16
11 Notts County 22 5 2 15 40 73 0.548 12
12 Stoke 22 4 4 14 26 51 0.510 12

Key: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Notts County's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 15 September 1888 Everton A 1 – 2 7,000 Moore
2 22 September 1888 Stoke A 0 – 3 3,000
3 29 September 1888 Aston Villa A 1 – 9 4,000 Coulton (o.g.)
4 6 October 1888 Blackburn Rovers H 3 – 3 4,000 Daft, Jardine, Moore
5 13 October 1888 Everton H 3 – 1 3,000 Daft, Jardine, Moore
6 20 October 1888 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 4 2,000 Allin (2)
7 27 October 1888 Burnley H 6 – 1 4,000 Jardine (5), Daft
8 3 November 1888 Preston North End H 0 – 7 4,000
9 10 November 1888 Accrington H 3 – 3 8,000 Daft, Jardine, C Shelton
10 24 November 1888 Stoke H 0 – 3 2,000
11 8 December 1888 Aston Villa H 2 – 4 2,000 Jardine, Weightman
12 15 December 1888 Blackburn Rovers A 2 – 5 4,000 Brown, Hodder
13 22 December 1888 Derby County A 2 – 3 2,500 Daft, Hodder
14 29 December 1888 Burnley A 0 – 1 2,000
15 5 January 1889 Preston North End A 1 – 4 4,000 Daft
16 12 January 1889 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 1 2,000 Cursham, Hodder
17 19 January 1889 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3 – 0 2,000 Cursham, E May (2)
18 26 January 1889 Accrington H 2 – 1 5,000 Daft, McLellan (o.g.)
19 23 February 1889 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 2 4,000 Jackson
20 5 March 1889 Bolton Wanderers H 0 – 4 3,000
21 9 March 1889 Bolton Wanderers A 3 – 7 3,000 Jackson, E May, Unknown
22 16 March 1889 Derby County H 3 – 5 5,000 Bailey, Daft, Jackson

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1888–89 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1QR 6 October 1888 Eckington H 4 – 1 2,000 Jackson, Emmitt, Marshall (2)
2QR 27 October 1888 Beeston St. John's H 4 – 2 2,000 Harker, HH Brown (2), Marshall
3QR 17 November 1888 Derby Midland H 2 – 1 1,500 Daft, Harker
4QR 8 December 1888 Staveley A 3 – 1 2,000 Cursham, Daft, Wardle
R1 2 February 1889 Old Brightonians H 2 – 0 3,000 C Shelton, Moore
R2 16 February 1889 The Wednesday A 2 – 3 3,000 A Shelton, Snook

Appearances[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW England Thomas Allin 6 2 0 0 6 2
FW England L.F. Bailey 1 1 0 0 1 1
HB England George Brown 19 1 3 0 22 1
FW England H.H. Brown 0 0 2 2 2 2
FW England John Brown 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB England John Clements 12 0 3 0 15 0
FB England Henry Cursham 8 2 2 1 10 3
FW England Harry Daft 19 8 4 1 23 9
HB England Charles Dobson 1 0 0 0 1 0
HB England Herbert Emmitt 4 0 3 1 7 1
FW England Galbraith 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England William Gunn 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB England Frank Guttridge 17 0 1 0 18 0
FW England Ted Harker 2 0 3 2 5 2
FW England Bill Hodder 20 3 2 0 22 3
GK England John Holland 9 0 1 0 10 0
FW England Harry Jackson 5 3 3 1 8 4
FW Scotland Bob Jardine 18 9 0 0 18 9
FW England J.T. Marshall 0 0 2 3 2 3
HB England Billy May 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW England Edward May 11 3 3 0 14 3
FB Scotland Tom McLean 12 0 2 0 14 0
FW England Albert Moore 10 3 3 1 13 4
FB England Haydn Morley 2 0 0 0 2 0
GK England Hugh Owen 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Albert Shaw 2 0 0 0 2 0
HB England Alf Shelton 21 0 4 1 25 1
HB England Charlie Shelton 15 1 3 1 18 2
GK England Mordecai Sherwin 1 0 4 0 5 0
FB England Herbert Snook 1 0 5 1 6 1
FW England H. Stevens 0 0 1 0 1 0
HB England Ben Warburton 2 0 2 0 4 0
HB England Edwin Wardle 2 0 2 1 4 1
FW England Fred Weightman 1 1 0 0 1 1
GK England Tom Widdowson 12 0 2 0 14 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Brown, Tony (2010). The Football League Match by Match 1888-89 to 1892-93. SoccerData. ISBN 978-1-899468-44-7.