1887–88 Stoke F.C. season

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Stoke
1887–88 season
Manager Harry Lockett
Stadium Victoria Ground
FA Cup Fifth Round
Home colours

The 1887–88 season was the fifth season Stoke took part in the FA Cup.[1]

Season review[edit]

In the 1887–88 FA Cup Stoke advanced past local rivals Burslem Port Vale whom they beat 1–0 with a goal from George Lawton, Over Wanderers, Oswestry Town plus a fourth round Bye before losing 4–1 to West Bromwich Albion.[1]

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 5 October 1887 Burslem Port Vale H 1–0 3,000 Lawton
R2 5 November 1887 Over Wanderers A 3–0 3,000 Lawton, Edge, Owen
R3 26 November 1887 Oswestry Town H 3–0 3,000 Ballham, Edge, Owen
R4 Stoke received a Bye
R5 7 January 1888 West Bromwich Albion A 1–4 3,000 Owen

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name FA Cup
Apps Goals
GK England Bill Rowley 4 0
FB England Tommy Clare 4 0
FB England Alf Underwood 4 0
HB England Joe Broadhurst 1 0
HB England Will Holford 2 0
HB England Stan Meakin 1 0
HB England George Shutt 4 0
HB England Elijah Smith 4 0
FW England Lewis Ballham 4 1
FW England Alf Edge 4 2
FW England George Lawton 4 2
FW England Doug Millward 1 0
FW England Wally Owen 4 3
FW England Jimmy Sayer 3 0

References[edit]

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