1885–86 Stoke F.C. season

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1885–86 season
Manager Harry Lockett
Stadium Victoria Ground
FA Cup First Qualifying Round
Home colours

The 1885–86 season was the third season Stoke took part the FA Cup.[1]

Season review[edit]

Stoke fared little better in the 1885–86 FA Cup again failing to go beyond the first qualifying round, losing to nearby Crewe Alexandra in a replay after extra time.[1]

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
QR1 31 October 1885 Crewe Alexandra H 2–2 2,000 Sayer, Shutt
QR1 Replay 7 November 1885 Crewe Alexandra A 0–1 2,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name FA Cup
Apps Goals
GK England Percy Birch 2 0
FB England Tommy Clare 2 0
FB Wales Edgar Montford 2 0
HB England Fred Bettany 2 0
HB England Horace Brown 2 0
HB England Elijah Smith 2 0
FW England Joe Copestake 2 0
FW England Alf Edge 2 0
FW England George Lawton 2 0
FW England Jimmy Sayer 2 1
FW England George Shutt 2 1

Staffordshire Senior Cup[edit]

Round Opponent Venue Result
R1 Goldenhill A 1–0
R2 Smallthorne A 7–1
R3 Mitchell' St. George H 1–1
R3 replay Mitchell' St. George H 2–0
Semi final Walsall Town Swifts H 3–1
Final West Bromwich Albion A 2–4


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.