1888–89 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
1888–89 season
Chairman Henry Jackson/Edward W. Heelis[1][nb 1]
Manager None[2][nb 2]
Stadium Stoney Lane
Football League 6th (22 Points)
FA Cup Semi-final

The 1888–89 season was the 11th season in the history of West Bromwich Albion, as well as their first season in the newly formed Football League, of which they were a founder member. They finished in 6th position with 22 points.

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]

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 8 September 1888 Stoke A 2 – 0 4,500 Wilson, Woodhall
2 15 September 1888 Derby County A 2 – 1 3,000 Bassett, Pearson
3 22 September 1888 Blackburn Rovers A 2 – 6 8,000 Bayliss, Pearson
4 29 September 1888 Burnley H 4 – 3 2,100 Perry, Bassett, Hendry, Shaw
5 6 October 1888 Derby County H 5 – 0 2,100 Perry, Bassett, Pearson (3)
6 13 October 1888 Preston North End A 0 – 3 10,000
7 20 October 1888 Notts County H 4 – 2 2,000 Pearson (2), Wilson, Woodhall
8 3 November 1888 Accrington H 2 – 2 1,000 Wilson, Bassett
9 5 November 1888 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 5 4,000 Bassett
10 10 November 1888 Burnley A 0 – 2 5,000
11 17 November 1888 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 1 3,500 Hendry, Pearson
12 24 November 1888 Accrington A 1 – 2 2,000 Perry
13 1 December 1888 Everton H 4 – 1 5,000 Perry, Bassett (2), Hendry
14 15 December 1888 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 2 3,000 Pearson
15 22 December 1888 Blackburn Rovers H 2 – 1 1,000 Pearson, Bassett
16 26 December 1888 Preston North End H 0 – 5 5,150
17 29 December 1888 Stoke H 2 – 0 4,900 Bassett, Wilson
18 5 January 1889 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 3 4,000 Woodhall
19 12 January 1889 Notts County A 1 – 2 2,000 Bassett
20 19 January 1889 Aston Villa A 0 – 2 10,000
21 26 January 1889 Aston Villa H 3 – 3 8,515 Bassett, Pearson (2)
22 23 February 1889 Everton H 1 – 0 8,000 Crabtree

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1888–89 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 2 February 1889 Small Heath A 3 – 2 3,034 Perry, Wilson, Pearson
R2 16 February 1889 Burnley H 5 – 1 5,104 Perry (3), Wilson, Bayliss
R3 2 March 1889 Chatham A 10 – 1 17,000 Bassett (2), Perry, Wilson (3), Bayliss (2), Timmins, Own Goal
Semi final 16 March 1889 Preston North End N 0 – 1 22,688

Appearances[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW England Billy Bassett 21 11 4 2 25 13
U England Jem Bayliss 21 1 4 2 25 3
FW England Fredrick Crabtree 1 1 0 0 1 1
FB England Harry Green 9 0 4 0 13 0
FW England George Haynes 5 0 0 0 5 0
FW Scotland Billy Hendry 16 4 0 0 16 4
HB England Ezra Horton 8 0 4 0 12 0
FB England Jack Horton 19 0 1 0 20 0
HB England Albert Millard 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB England Harold Oliver 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Tom Pearson 22 11 4 1 26 12
HB England Charlie Perry 20 0 4 0 24 0
FW England Walter Perry 9 4 4 6 13 10
FB England Alexander Ramsey 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK England Bob Roberts 22 0 4 0 26 0
FW England Charlie Shaw 1 1 0 0 1 1
HB England George Timmins 22 0 4 1 26 1
FB England Luther Walker 12 0 0 0 12 0
FW England Joe Wilson 20 4 4 5 24 9
FW England George Woodhall 10 3 0 0 10 3

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Heelis succeeded Jackson at some point during 1888, but the source does not specify whether this was during 1887–88 or 1888–89.
  2. ^ Albion did not have a secretary-manager until 1890 and did not appoint a full-time manager until 1948.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Matthews (2005) p. 267.
  2. ^ Matthews (2005) pp. 257–258.
Sources
  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  • Brown, Tony (2010). The Football League Match by Match 1888-89 to 1892-93. SoccerData. ISBN 978-1-899468-44-7.