1888–89 Derby County F.C. season

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Derby County
1888–89 season
Football League 10th (16 Points)
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer Alex Higgins (12)

The 1888–89 season was Derby County's first season in the Football League which had just been founded. Because of this they became one of the founder members of the Football League. They finished in 10th position with 16 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]

Derby County's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 8 September 1888 Bolton Wanderers A 6 – 3 3,000 L Plackett (2), Cooper (2), Bakwell (2)
2 15 September 1888 West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 2 3,000 H Plackett
3 22 September 1888 Accrington H 1 – 1 3,000 Higgins
4 29 September 1888 Preston North End H 2 – 3 6,000 H Plackett, Wright
5 6 October 1888 West Bromwich Albion A 0 – 5 1,500
6 13 October 1888 Accrington A 2 – 6 3,000 Higgins, L Plackett
7 20 October 1888 Everton H 2 – 4 2,000 Chatterton, Bakwell
8 27 October 1888 Everton A 2 – 6 5,000 L Plackett, Needham
9 3 November 1888 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 4 6,000 Lees
10 24 November 1888 Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 2 3,000
11 8 December 1888 Preston North End A 0 – 5 4,000
12 22 December 1888 Notts County H 3 – 2 2,500 Bakwell, Higgins, Unknown
13 26 December 1888 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 3 3,500 Higgins (2)
14 29 December 1888 Aston Villa A 2 – 4 4,000 Bakwell, Spilsbury
15 12 January 1889 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3 – 0 2,000 Cooper, L Plackett, Higgins
16 19 January 1889 Burnley A 0 – 1 3,000
17 26 January 1889 Stoke H 2 – 1 2,500 L Plackett, Cooper
18 2 March 1889 Burnley H 1 – 0 3,000 Cooper
19 9 March 1889 Aston Villa H 5 – 2 3,000 Higgins (4), Cooper
20 16 March 1889 Notts County A 5 – 3 5,000 Bakwell, Higgins, Cooper (2), Lees
21 6 April 1889 Stoke A 1 – 1 4,000 L Plackett
22 15 April 1889 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 3 4,000

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1888–89 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 2 February 1889 Derby Junction H 1 – 0 4,000 Higgins
R2 16 February 1889 Aston Villa A 3 – 5 2,000 Cooper (2), L Plackett

Appearances[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW England George Bakewell 16 6 2 0 18 6
HB England E.W. Bellhouse 2 0 0 0 2 0
GK England Harold Bestwick 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK England Enos Bromage 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England William Chatterton 5 1 0 0 5 1
HB England G. Clifton 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Lewis Cooper 15 8 2 2 17 10
FB Scotland Archibald Ferguson 16 0 1 0 17 0
FB England H. Harbour 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB England Ernest Hickinbottom 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Alex Higgins 21 11 2 1 22 12
FB England William Hopewell 5 0 0 0 5 0
FB England Arthur Latham 20 0 2 0 22 0
FW England John Lees 5 2 0 0 5 2
GK England Joseph Marshall 16 0 0 0 16 0
HB England Issac Monks 3 0 1 0 4 0
HB England Haydn Morley 4 0 2 0 6 0
FW England Thomas Needham 9 1 1 0 10 1
GK England Ruben Pitman 3 0 2 0 5 0
FW England Harry Plackett 16 2 0 0 16 2
FW England Lawrence Plackett 22 7 2 1 24 8
FB England Frank Roulstone 1 0 0 0 1 0
HB England Walter Roulstone 21 0 2 0 23 0
HB England J. Smith 10 0 0 0 10 0
FW England Benjamin Spilsbury 1 1 1 0 2 1
HB England Albert Williamson 19 0 2 0 21 0
HB England Levi Wright 4 1 0 0 4 1

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.