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Season 1888/89


Goalkeeper Jack Baynton

By Badge32
September 11 2016

The first season of the Football league ended with Wolves finishing in a respectable third spot behind Aston Villa and the then mighty Preston North End. Wolves also made it to the FA cup Final but came out second best to preston who completed the first League & Cup Double. Two players got Hat-Tricks this season, Wood (In the 4-1 win over Derby) the first followed by Knight (6-1 of Walsall Town Swifts). The highest scoring game was a 4-4 away draw against Accrington (Not to be mistaken for Accrington Stanley who was formed three years later).

League Table

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Preston North End 22 18 4 0 74 15 59 40
2 Aston Villa 22 12 5 5 61 43 18 29
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 12 4 6 51 37 14 28
4 Blackburn Rovers 22 10 6 6 66 45 21 26
5 Bolton Wanderers 22 10 2 10 63 59 4 22
6 West Bromwich Albion 22 10 2 10 40 46 -6 22
7 Accrington 22 6 8 8 48 48 0 20
8 Everton 22 9 2 11 35 47 -12 20
9 Burnley 22 7 3 12 42 62 -20 17
10 Derby County 22 7 2 13 41 61 -20 16
11 Notts County 22 5 2 15 40 73 -33 12
12 Stoke 22 4 4 14 26 51 -25 12

 

Fixtures & Results

Date Comp. Opponents H/A Result Scorers Att. Pos.
08/09/88 EFL Aston Villa H 1-1 Cox(og) 2,500 5
15/09/88 EFL Preston North End H 0-4   5,000 9
22/09/88 EFL Burnley H 4-1 Hunter, Knight, White(2) 4,000 7
29/09/88 EFL Blackburn Rovers H 2-2 Cooper, Wykes 5,000 4
06/10/88 EFL Accrington A 4-4 Knight, Wood, Fletcher, Stevenson(og) 4,000 7
13/10/88 EFL Burnley A 4-0 Wood(2), Knight, Hunter 4,000 5
20/10/88 EFL Blackburn Rovers A 2-2 Wood, Brodie 3,500 5
27/10/88 EFL Preston north End A 2-5 Brodie, Wykes 5,000 7
03/11/88 EFL Derby County H 4-1 Wood(3), Brodie 6,000 6
10/11/88 EFL Bolton Wanderers H 3-2 Brodie, Cooper, Knight 2,000 4
17/11/88 EFL Stoke City A 1-0 Brodie 2,000 4
24/11/88 EFL Aston Villa A 1-2 Brodie 6,000 5
08/12/88 EFL Accrington H 4-0 Brodie, Cooper(2), Knight 3,000 4
15/12/88 EFL WBA H 2-1 Brodie, Hunter 3,000 4
22/12/88 EFL Stoke City H 4-1 Brodie, Wood(2), Wykes 3,000 3
29/12/88 EFL Bolton Wanderers A 1-2 Cooper 5,500 3
05/01/89 EFL WBA A 3-1 Brodie, Hunter, Cooper 4,000 3
12/01/89 EFL Derby County A 0-3   2,000 3
19/01/89 EFL Notts County A 0-3   3,000 4
26/01/89 EFL Everton H 5-0 Lowder, Brodie, Knight, Wood(2) 3,500 3
02/02/89 FAC1 Old Carthusians H 4-3 Wykes, Knight(2), Mason 6,000 -
09/02/89 EFL Everton A 2-1 Knight, Wood 6,000 3
16/02/89 FAC2 Walsall Town Swifts H 6-1 Knight(3), Brodie, Hunter, Lowder 5,000 -
23/02/89 EFL Notts County H 2-1 Knight, Wood 4,000 3
02/03/89 FAC3 The Wednesday H 3-0 Wykes(2), Fletcher 10,000 -
16/03/89 FACSF Blackburn Rovers N 1-1 Wykes 15,000 -
23/03/89 FACSFR Blackburn Rovers N 3-1 Hunter, Allen, Wood 9,000 -
30/03/89 FACF Preston north End N 0-3   22,250 -

Home games in Bold

N = Neutral Ground

All stats and Pictures we use in these pages are from the book The Wolves: An encyclopaedia of Wolverhampton Wanderers by Tony Matthews (With Les Smith). We would like to thank the author Tony Matthews for granting us permission to use the items that are featured. I would also like to thank Pat Quirke (Wolves Musuem) and John Hendley (Wolves FC Match Day Editor) for granting permission to use Wolves FC Related pictures and stats.

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