1869 - 1870

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After the disappointment for local football supporters of a season with no press reports, it must have been a great relief when, in November, a regular column appeared in local press which gave the results of the main local matches along with a brief summary of play and often also the names of scorers.

Wednesday were still playing at their Highfield ground. Football at this stage of its development was hardly any different to hundreds of Sunday matches that go on every week in Sheffield today. Players would arrive already changed, or find a convenient hedge to change behind. If they were lucky there might even be a near-by pub to change in (as well as to retire to after the match). Spectators would either be friends, family or curious passers-by.

As for the last two years, Wednesday travelled out to Dronfield for their Christmas fixture and yet again they won.

The Mechanics club were sometimes called the United Mechanics and were probably connected to the Mechanics Institute which were housed on the top floor of what is now the Central Library in Surrey Street.


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Played. Won.... Drawn.. Lost... For.... Against
19 7 5 6 18 22

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Friendlies venue score
23-Oct Pitsmoor Pitsmoor
6-Nov Heeley Meersbrook Park 1-3 L
13-Nov Broomhall Highfield 2-0 W
20-Nov Broomhall Highfield 0-4 L The Cleggs played for Broomhall
23-Nov Fir Vale Fir Vale 3-0 W
27-Nov Mechanics Highfield 2-1 W
4-Dec Broomhall Ecclesall Road 1-2 L
11-Dec Pitsmoor Pitsmoor 1-0 W
27-Dec Dronfield Dronfield W W
28-Dec Mechanics Mechanics 2-3 L
8-Jan Mechanics Highfield p.p. rain
15-Jan Mechanics Highfield 1-0 W
22-Jan Broomhall Broomhall 1-2 L
29-Jan Pitsmoor Highfield 1-1 D
5-Feb Mechanics Norfolk Park 0-3 l
12-Feb Heeley Highfield 1-1 D Turner equalised for Heeley with the last kick of the match
19-Feb Broomhall Highfield 1-1 D
19-Feb Pitsmoor Highfield 0-0 D
26-Feb Fir Vale Highfield 1-0 W
5-Mar Dronfield Highfield 1-1 D


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