1870 - 1871

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This was the first full season of press coverage for football. Wednesday had a very successful time with only one loss (to Broomhall) and seven wins. Wednesday moved this season from Highfield to Myrtle Road. This would have been a field which overlooked the city centre, including Bramall Lane. This may have been on the site of the Ball Inn recreation ground or further along Myrtle Road. Whichever it was it would have been meant a tiring trek up the hill to each home fixture.

The Clegg Brothers played for Wednesday for the first time.

Wednesday played their first out of town match against Derby Saint Andrews. The first match was played at the Queen's Grounds (which is at Hillsborough Corner) when Wednesday stuffed Derby by seven goals to nil.


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Played. Won.... Drawn.. Lost... For.... Against
12 7 4 1 20 3


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venue score
First Team
8-Oct Mackenzie Myrtle Road(a) 1-0 W Mackenzie played on a field adjacent to Wednesday's.
15-Oct Heeley Meersbrook Park 1-1 D
22-Oct Broomhall Ecclesall Road 1-0 W
29-Oct Mackenzie Myrtle Road 0-0 D
5-Nov Heeley Meersbrook Park 1-0 W
19-Nov Derby St Andrews Queen's Hotel 7-0 W The Queen's Hotel is still there, opposite Hillsborough Barracks. Football (amongst other things) was played on a field round the back.
26-Nov Fir Vale Shirecliffe Lane 1-0 W
7-Jan Derby St Andrews Osmaston Park 4-0 W
9-Jan Mackenzie Myrtle Rpad 1-1 D
21-Jan Heeley Myrtle Road 0-0 D
4-Feb Broomhall Myrtle Road 0-1 L
25-Feb Fir Vale Myrtle Road 3-0 W
Second Team
10-Dec Broomhall Myrtle Road 8-0 W
26-Dec Fir Vale Shirecliffe Lane 0-4 L
14-Jan Broomhall Ecclesall Road 4-1 W
28-Jan Mackenzie Myrtle Road 0-0 D
Third Team
21-Nov Broomhall Ecclesall Road 3-0 W
3-Dec Mackenzie Myrtle Road 0-1 L
17-Jan Oxford Myrtle Road 5-0 W
11-Feb Broomhall Myrtle Road 1-0 W


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