STOKE  1888/89 results






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22 3 4 4 15 18 1 0 10 11 33 12 12th Re-election Position Table
Sat Sep 8 League West Bromwich Albion Home Lost 0-2
Sat Sep 15 League Aston Villa Away Lost 1-5
Sat Sep 22 League Notts County Home Won 3-0
Sat Sep 29 League Accrington Home Lost 2-4
Sat Oct 6 * League Preston North End Away Lost 0-7
Sat Oct 6 * FAC 1st Qual Warwick County Home Lost 1-2
Sat Oct 13 League Bolton Wanderers Away Lost 1-2
Sat Oct 20 League Burnley Home Won 4-3
Sat Oct 27 League Blackburn Rovers Away Lost 2-5
Sat Nov 3 League Aston Villa Home Drew 1-1
Mon Nov 12 League Preston North End Home Lost 0-3
Sat Nov 17 League Wolverhampton W. Home Lost 0-1
Sat Nov 24 League Notts County Away Won 3-0
Sat Dec 1 League Blackburn Rovers Home Won 2-1
Sat Dec 8 League Burnley Away Lost 1-2
Sat Dec 15 League Everton Home Drew 0-0
Sat Dec 22 League Wolverhampton Wanderers Away Lost 1-4
Sat Dec 29 League West Bromwich Albion Away Lost 0-2
Sat Jan 12 League Everton Away Lost 1-2
Sat Jan 19 League Bolton Wanderers Home Drew 2-2
Sat Jan 26 League Derby County Away Lost 1-2
Sat Apr 6 League Derby County Home Drew 1-1
Sat Apr 20 League Accrington Away Lost 0-2

For the first time there were qualifying rounds in the FA Cup with round of entry being decided on previous performance and not League membership. Stoke, along with Bolton Wanderers and Notts County, were required to compete in the qualifying rounds with no allowance made for postponing League matches which clashed with FA Cup ties. As a result Stoke were required to play two matches on the same day on October 6th 1888 - at Preston North End in the League and at home to Warwick County in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. The first team played at eventual champions Preston (and lost 0-7) while the reserves entertained Warwick County and also lost (1-2) and so Stoke became the first ever League club to be defeated by non-league opposition in the FA Cup.




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Gabby Logan

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