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SEASON: 1897-98


Prev Season: 1896-97
Next Season: 1898-99
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Harry Haslam

FA Cup:
Winners (Derby County (Crystal Palace) 3-1)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Arthur Capes, Chas Richards, Len Benbow (12 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
36

Competitive Goals:
64

Goals per game:
1.8



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
30

League Points:
31 out of 60 (2 points per win)

Points Percentage:
51.7%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored8 times7 times8 times3 times1 time
Conceded17 times7 times3 times2 times1 time
Won By4 times8 times2 times2 times
Lost By3 times4 times1 time1 time1 time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
15,000

Lowest League Attendance:
3,000

Average League Attendance:
7,733

Highest Cup Attendance:
10,000

Lowest Cup Attendance:
6,000


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
6

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0

Penalties scored:
0

Penalties conceded:
0

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION ONEHomeAwayResults
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result Home Away
1Sheffield United3017855631942271484329171.806421-11-1
2Sunderland3016594330122127843816221.433371-10-4
3Wolverhampton Wanderers30147957411041361443821271.390351-10-0
4Everton30139848391131331226715271.231352-20-2
5The Wednesday301531251421203391533912271.214331-06-3
6Aston Villa301451161511212472124914301.196333-10-2
7West Bromwich Albion3011109444585225163571929.978320-10-2
8Nottingham Forest3011910474975330194471730.95931
9Liverpool30116134845744271642921291.067282-32-1
10Derby County301161357611032401913111742.934283-40-5
11Bolton Wanderers30114152841924181322111028.683262-00-2
12Preston North End308814354375326151311928.814244-10-3
13Notts County308814364646523234291323.783241-13-1
14Bury3088143951834251905101432.765243-12-2
15Blackburn Rovers3071013395447420223391932.72224Remained in 1st Div after league expansion3-11-1
16Stoke City3088143555834211405101441.63624Remained in 1st Div after playoffs3-12-1
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosNotes
1Sat Sep 04, 1897Notts CountyH1-1Draw15,0009Capes (?)
2Sat Sep 11, 1897West Bromwich AlbionA0-2Loss8,00013
3Sat Sep 18, 1897Sheffield UnitedH1-1Draw9,00014Capes (?)
4Sat Sep 25, 1897Wolverhampton WanderersA0-0Draw6,00012
5Sat Oct 02, 1897SunderlandH1-1Draw8,00013Wragg (?)
6Sat Oct 09, 1897Notts CountyA3-1Win15,00010Forman (?), Benbow (?), Spouncer (?)
7Sat Oct 16, 1897Blackburn RoversH3-1Win6,0007McInnes (?), Benbow (?, ?)
8Sat Oct 23, 1897Bolton WanderersA0-2Loss5,00011
9Sat Oct 30, 1897Derby CountyH3-4Loss12,00011McPherson (?), Spencer (?), Capes (?)
10Sat Nov 06, 1897LiverpoolA2-1Win7,0008Richards (?), Benbow (?)
11Sat Nov 13, 1897Preston North EndH4-1Win3,0007Richards (?, ?), Spouncer (?, ?)
12Sat Nov 20, 1897Stoke CityA2-1Win3,0005Benbow (?), Spouncer (?)
13Sat Nov 27, 1897LiverpoolH2-3Loss5,0008McInnes (?), Spouncer (?)
14Sat Dec 04, 1897Sheffield UnitedA1-1Draw10,0007McPherson (?)
15Sat Dec 11, 1897West Bromwich AlbionH0-1Loss6,0008
16Sat Dec 25, 1897Preston North EndA0-3Loss6,00010
17Sat Jan 01, 1898The WednesdayA6-3Win5,00011Forman (?), McPherson (?), Richards (?, ?), Benbow (?, ?)
18Sat Jan 08, 1898Bolton WanderersH2-0Win8,0009Benbow (?), Capes (?)
19Sat Jan 15, 1898Blackburn RoversA1-1Draw5,0008Richards (?)
20Sat Jan 22, 1898The WednesdayH1-0Win10,0008McInnes (?)
21Sat Feb 19, 1898Stoke CityH3-1Win6,0007Forman (?), Capes (?), Spouncer (?)
22Sat Mar 12, 1898EvertonH2-2Draw8,0008Capes (?, ?)
23Sat Mar 26, 1898Aston VillaH3-1Win4,0007Benbow (?, ?), Capes (?)
24Sat Apr 02, 1898EvertonA0-2Loss10,0008
25Mon Apr 04, 1898BuryA2-2Draw2,0008Spencer (?), Capes (?)
26Fri Apr 08, 1898Wolverhampton WanderersH1-1Draw10,0008Forman (?)
27Sat Apr 09, 1898BuryH3-1Win6,0008Forman (?, ?), McInnes (?)
28Mon Apr 11, 1898Derby CountyA0-5Loss16,0008
29Sat Apr 23, 1898SunderlandA0-4Loss9,0008
30Sat Apr 30, 1898Aston VillaA0-2Loss9,0008


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Sat Jan 29, 1898Grimsby Town1H4-0Win6,000McInnes (?), Richards (?, ?), Capes (?)
Sat Feb 12, 1898Gainsborough Trinity2H4-0Win10,000McInnes (?), Richards (?, ?), Benbow (?)
Sat Feb 26, 1898West Bromwich AlbionQuarterA3-2Win16,500Forman (?), Richards (?), Spouncer (?)
Sat Mar 19, 1898Southampton St Mary'sSemiN1-1Draw30,000Benbow (?)
Thu Mar 24, 1898Southampton St Mary'sSemiY1N2-0Win12,000McInnes (?), Richards (?)
Sat Apr 16, 1898Derby CountyFinalN3-1Win62,017McPherson (?), Capes (?, ?)


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Thu Sep 02, 1897Gainsborough TrinityEnglandH5-0Win400McPherson (?), McInnes (?), Benbow (?, ?, ?)
Wed Sep 08, 1897LoughboroughEnglandA5-1Win500Richards (?, ?), Capes (?, ?), Capes (?)
Mon Sep 13, 1897Langley Mill RangersEnglandA2-0Win-Radford (?), ? (?)
Mon Sep 20, 1897Leicester FosseEnglandA0-4Loss-
Wed Oct 27, 1897Gainsborough TrinityEnglandA6-2Win2,000Capes (?, ?, ?, ?), Simpson (?), Hancock (?)
Sat Dec 18, 1897Derby CountyEnglandA4-2Win3,000Forman (?), Spencer (?), Richards (?, ?)
Mon Dec 27, 1897Notts CountyEnglandA1-0Win10,000? (?)
Tue Apr 26, 1898NewarkEnglandA5-0Win1,200Forman (?), Iremonger (?, ?), Richards (?), McCracken (?)
Wed Apr 27, 1898Worksop TownEnglandA4-1Win-Forman (?), Bradshaw (?, ?), Thornley (?)
Thu Apr 28, 1898Leicester FosseEnglandH1-0Win1,500Capes (?)



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKDan Allsop321589
GKMartin (1897-98)4121
DAdam Scott311597
DArchibald Ritchie251456
DJames Iremonger17386
MAdrian Capes11
MChris Goodchild11
MFrank Forman3216797
MJames Benbow11
MJB Hancock
MJohn Thornley11
MPeter McCracken9342
MRichardson (1898)11
MWillie Wragg3014791
FAlf Spouncer2914787
FArthur Capes33159912
FArthur Shaw11
FChas Richards311561012
FFred Forman743
FFred Spencer115422
FJohn McPherson33141094
FLen Benbow30138912
FTom Bradshaw6312
FTom McInnes2914877
A Radford11
Parry (1897)
Simpson


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
12Arthur Capes33
12Chas Richards31
12Len Benbow30
7Alf Spouncer29
7Frank Forman32
7Tom McInnes29
4John McPherson33
2Fred Spencer11
1Willie Wragg30



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1897-98

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Stoke CitySat Nov 20, 1897A2-1Sat Feb 19, 1898H3-1
The WednesdaySat Jan 01, 1898A6-3Sat Jan 22, 1898H1-0