1888–89 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
1888–89 season
Football League 5th (28 Points)
FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
Top goalscorer James Brogan (13)

The 1888–89 season was Bolton Wanderers'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 5th position with 22 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]

Bolton's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 8 September 1888 Derby County H 3 – 6 3,000 Davenport (2), Brogan
2 15 September 1888 Burnley H 3 – 4 4,000 Davenport, Brogan, Coupar
3 22 September 1888 Preston North End A 1 – 3 5,000 Weir
4 29 September 1888 Everton H 6 – 2 5,000 Davenport (2), Tyrer (2), Milne (2)
5 6 October 1888 Burnley A 1 – 4 4,000 Roberts
6 13 October 1888 Stoke H 2 – 1 5,000 Milne, Underwood (o.g.)
7 20 October 1888 Aston Villa H 2 – 3 8,000 Weir, Barbour
8 3 November 1888 Everton A 1 – 2 8,000 Barbour
9 5 November 1888 West Bromwich Albion A 5 – 1 8,000 Barbour (2), Milne, Brogan, Weir
10 10 November 1888 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 3 2,000 Brogan, McGuinness
11 17 November 1888 West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 2 3,500 Bullough
12 24 November 1888 Preston North End H 2 – 5 3,500 Brogan, Weir
13 8 December 1888 Blackburn Rovers A 4 – 4 4,000 Brogan (2), Milne, Scowcroft
14 22 December 1888 Accrington H 4 – 1 5,000 Weir (3), Owen
15 26 December 1888 Derby County A 3 – 2 3,500 Brogan, Davenport, Milne
16 29 December 1888 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 – 1 5,500 Weir, Own goal
17 12 January 1889 Aston Villa A 2 – 6 2,000 Barbour
18 19 January 1889 Stoke A 2 – 2 6,000 Owen, Brogan
19 26 January 1889 Blackburn Rovers H 3 – 2 6,000 Owen, Weir
20 5 March 1889 Notts County A 4 – 0 3,000 Brogan (2), Barbour, Davenport
21 9 March 1889 Notts County H 7 – 3 3,000 Turner, Brogan, Barbour (2), Davenport (3)
22 23 March 1889 Accrington A 3 – 2 3,000 Brogan, Roberts, Davenport

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
1QR 6 October 1888 Hurst A 0 – 0
1QR Replay Hurst withdrew from replay
2QR 31 October 1888 West Manchester H 9 – 0 Turner (3), Simmers (2), Knowles (2), Whittle, Own goal
3QR 17 November 1888 Linfield Athletic A 0 – 4

Appearances[edit]

  • Note: Bolton used their reserves in the FA Cup.
Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW England Alexander Barbour 14 9 0 0 14 9
FW Scotland James Brogan 22 13 0 0 22 13
HB England Peter Bullough 15 1 1 0 16 1
FW Scotland Thomas Coupar 3 1 0 0 3 1
FW England Kenny Davenport 22 11 0 0 22 11
FW England F. Dyer 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB England W. Flitcroft 7 0 0 0 7 0
GK Wales Sam Gillam 2 0 0 0 2 0
GK England Charlie Harrison 19 0 0 0 19 0
FB Wales Di Jones 12 0 0 0 12 0
FW England H. McGuinness 1 1 0 0 1 1
FB England D. Mercer 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England John Milne 22 6 0 0 22 6
FB England John Mitchell 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England G. Owen 7 3 0 0 7 3
FB England Jim Parkinson 2 0 0 0 2 0
HB Wales Bob Roberts 22 2 0 0 22 2
FB England Bethel Robinson 18 0 0 0 18 0
HB England J. Scowcroft 9 1 0 0 9 1
FB England E. Siddons 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB England W. Simmers 2 0 2 0 4 0
FW England Jimmy Turner 2 1 3 3 5 4
FW England Harry Tyrer 14 2 0 0 14 2
FW England David Weir 22 10 0 0 22 10

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.