1887-1888


After the utter disaster that was the previous season, Wednesday re-organized and went out and won the Sheffield FA Challenge Cup, the Wharncliffe Charity Cup and reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup before going down to the "Invincibles" of Preston North End. Wednesday managed to chalk up over a hundred goals in friendlies and 150 goals in all matches.
P W D L F A
Friendlies 31 19 5 7 105 55
FA Cup 5 4 0 1 11 8
SA Cup 6 5 1 0 25 5
WCC 3 3 0 0 12 2
Total 45 31 6 8 153 70

1887-88
venue att score notes
SA Cup
8-Oct Owlerton Owlerton large 3-3 D
22-Oct Owlerton Olive Grove 4000 2-0 W
29-Oct Holmes Olive Grove good 6-0 W
1-Nov Eckington Works Olive Grove 3000 10-0 W
Staveley Bramall Lane 6000 1-0 W
Ecclesfield Bramall Lane 4000 3-2 W
WCC
26-Dec Heeley Bramall Lane 3000 7-0 W
18-Feb Staveley Bramall Lane 3500 3-2 W
25-Feb Rotherham Bramall Lane 2000 2-0 W
FA Cup
15-Oct Belper Belper 1500 3-2 W
5-Nov Long Eaton Rangers Long Eaton large 2-1 W
17-Dec Crusaders Essex CC, Leyton 1000 1-0 W
7-Jan Notts Forest Gregory Ground 8000 4-2 W
30-Jan Preston Olive Grove 9000 1-3 L
Friendly
3-Sep West Brom Stoney Lane 1-4 L
12-Sep Blackburn Rovers Olive Grove 2000 4-4 D
17-Sep Aston Villa Perry Bar 1-6 L
19-Sep Lockwood Brothers Olive Grove good 2-0 W
24-Sep Notts Rangers Nottingham 2-1 W
1-Oct Sheffield Olive Grove large 1-0 W
6-Oct Notts Forest Nottingham 1-2 L
24-Oct Mexborough Olive Grove moderate 9-0 W
7-Nov Rotherham Clifton Lane large 1-3 L
26-Nov Burnley Turf Moor poor 0-5 L
28-Nov Lincoln City Olive Grove good 5-1 W
5-Dec Park Grange Olive Grove moderate 5-1 W
24-Dec Derby County Olive Grove 2000 8-0 W
28-Dec Heeley Sheaf House moderate 1-1 D
31-Dec Collegiate Olive Grove good 8-1 W
9-Jan Lockwood Brothers Olive Grove 1000 3-0 W
16-Jan Mexborough Mexbro' poor 3-0 W
6-Feb Park Grange Sheaf House 1000 4-0 W
11-Feb Ecclesfield Olive Grove 1000 2-1 W
27-Feb Preston North End Bramall Lane 4000 1-8 L
5-Mar Notts County Olive Grove 1500 3-4 L
10-Mar Rotherham Olive Grove 2000 3-2 W
19-Mar Ecclesfield Olive Grove small 0-0 D
24-Mar Lincoln City Lincoln 2-1 W
31-Mar Welsh Amateurs Olive Grove 8-4 W
2-Apr Halliwell Olive Grove 3000 2-2 D
3-Apr Staveley Olive Grove 7-1 W
7-Apr Heeley Olive Grove 1000 4-0 W
14-Apr Derby County County Ground 2-2 D
28-Apr Doncaster Rovers Olive Grove 1000 3-1 W
Clinton 9-0 W

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