1888–89 Accrington F.C. season

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Accrington
1888–89 season
Football League 7th (20 Points)
FA Cup First Round
Top goalscorer Billy Barbour (13)

The 1888–89 season was Accrington's first season in the Football League which had just been founded. Because of this Accrington became one of the founder members of the Football League. They finished in 7th position level on points with Everton.

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]

Accrington's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 8 September 1888 Everton A 1 – 2 8,000 Holden
2 15 September 1888 Blackburn Rovers A 5 – 5 4,000 Kirkham (2), Holden, Chippendale, Southworth (o.g.)
3 22 September 1888 Derby County A 1 – 1 3,000 Brand
4 29 September 1888 Stoke A 4 – 2 3,000 Brand (2), Barbour, Holden
5 6 October 1888 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 4 – 4 3,000 Barbour (2), Brand, Holden
6 13 October 1888 Derby County H 6 – 2 3,000 Brand (3), Kirkham (2), Barbour
7 20 October 1888 Preston North End H 0 – 0 6,000
8 27 October 1888 Aston Villa A 3 – 4 6,000 Barbour, Brand, Kirkham
9 3 November 1888 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 2 1,000 Barbour (2)
10 10 November 1888 Notts County A 3 – 3 8,000 Barbour (2), Lofhouse
11 17 November 1888 Preston North End A 0 – 2 7,000
12 24 November 1888 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 1 2,000 Kirkham, Barbour
13 1 December 1888 Burnley H 5 – 1 3,000 Kirkham, Barbour (2), Brand (2)
14 8 December 1888 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 4 3,000
15 15 December 1888 Aston Villa H 1 – 1 2,000 Kirkham
16 22 December 1888 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 4 5,000 Bullough (o.g.)
17 29 December 1888 Everton H 3 – 1 3,000 Brand, Haworth, Lofhouse
18 12 January 1889 Burnley A 2 – 2 6,000 Kirkham, A Wilkinson
19 19 January 1889 Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 2 4,000
20 26 January 1889 Notts County H 1 – 2 5,000 Kirkham
21 23 March 1889 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 3 3,000 Kirkham (2)
22 20 April 1889 Stoke H 2 – 0 2,000 Gallocher, Barbour

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 2 February 1889 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 1 3,000 A Wilkinson
R1 Replay 9 February 1889 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 5 8,000

Appearances[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Scotland Billy Barbour 19 13 2 0 21 13
FW England Jim Bonar 17 0 2 0 19 0
FW Scotland Bob Brand 16 11 0 0 16 11
HB England Peter Chippendale 6 1 0 0 6 1
FW Scotland Hugh Galbraith 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Pat Gallocher 1 1 0 0 1 1
HB England George Haworth 21 1 2 0 23 1
FW England J. Holden 6 4 0 0 6 4
GK England Johnny Horne 22 0 2 0 24 0
FW England John Kirkham 19 12 2 0 21 12
FW England Joe Lofthouse 21 2 2 0 23 2
FW England Robert Macbeth 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB Scotland John McLellan 19 0 1 0 20 0
HB England Henry Parkinson 1 0 0 0 1 0
HB England Luther Pemberton 16 0 0 0 16 0
FW England J. Robertson 3 0 0 0 3 0
FB England Stephen Smith-Singleton 4 0 0 0 4 0
FB Scotland John Stevenson 22 0 2 0 24 0
HB England James Tattersall 17 0 2 0 19 0
FW England Arthur Wilkinson 4 1 2 1 6 2
HB England Jonathan Wilkinson 4 0 0 0 4 0
HB England J. Woods 2 0 0 0 2 0

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. 
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.