1897/98 First Division

First Team Overall First Team Appearances & Scorers Reserves
President: Sir Alfred Hickman MP.
Committee: Mr A Hollingsworth (Chairman); Others Unknown.

Secretary Manager: Jack Addenbrooke.
Trainer: Albert Fletcher.
Captain: Hillary Griffiths.

Playing Staff: Tom Baddeley, Charles Barrett, Billy Beats, Joseph Blackett, Charles Booth, Andrew Callow, Jack Chadburn, Harry Davies, George Eccles, Robert Edge, George Fleming, Frank Greatwich, Tommy Green, Henry Grey, Hill Griffiths, George Harper, George Harris, Thomas Jones, Arthur Kelsey, Arthur Knowles, Horatio Lewis, Thomas Lewis, Billy Malpass, Jack Matthias, Joe McMain, Jack Miller, Dan Nurse, Billy Owen, Ted Pheasant, Herbert Pratt, Herbert Price, Leonard Read, Herbert Smith, Jack Smith, Billy Smith, Billy Tennant, Jack Tonks, Bill Tuft, Walter Williams, Harry Wood, Tommy Worton, George Wright.

Club Finances: Profit: £221; Receipts: £5,522; Expenditure: £5,300.

 
August

21 (H) Pre Season Practice Match Details
26 (H) Pre Season Practice Match Details

September

1 (H) Preston North End W 3-0 Details
4 (H) Bury W 3-0 Details
6 (a) Burton Swifts L 1-2 Details [BCC1]
11 (a) Sunderland L 2-3 Details
18 (a) Everton L 0-3 Details
25 (H) Nottingham Forest D 0-0 Details
27 (H) Notts County D 1-1 Details [Friendly]

October

2 (H) Sheffield United D 1-1 Details
9 (H) Everton L 2-3 Details
16 (a) Stoke W 2-0 Details
18 (a) Small Heath L 2-3 Details [SC1]
23 (a) West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 Details
30 (H) Notts County W 3-1 Details

November

6 (a) Bury L 1-2 Details
13 (H) Sunderland W 4-2 Details
20 (a) Liverpool L 0-1 Details
22 (a) Oxford University W 2-1 Details [Friendly]
27 (a) Preston North End W 2-1 Details

December

4 (H) Derby County W 2-0 Details
11 (H) Liverpool W 2-1 Details
18 (a) Notts County D 2-2 Details
27 (H) Aston Villa D 1-1 Details
28 (H) West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 Details

January

8 (a) Derby County L 2-3 Details
17 (a) Leicester Fosse W 3-1 Details [BC2]
22 (a) Sheffield United L 1-2 Details
29 (a) Notts County W 1-0 Details [FAC1]

February

5 (H) Stoke W 4-2 Details
12 (H) Derby County L 0-1 Details [FAC2]
19 (H) Blackburn Rovers P-P
19 (a) Aston Villa W 5-0 Details [BCsf]
26 (a) Blackburn Rovers W 3-2 Details

March

5 (a) The Wednesday L 0-2 Details
12 (a) Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 Details
19 (H) FA Cup Details
19 (a) Reading W 3-0 Details [Friendly]
26 (N) Walsall L 0-3 Details [BCF]

April

2 (H) Blackburn Rovers W 3-2 Details
8 (a) Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Details
9 (H) Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 Details
11 (a) Aston Villa W 2-1 Details
16 (H) The Wednesday W 5-0 Details
23 (a) London Caledonians W 6-1 Details [Friendly]
25 (a) Millwall Athletic W 2-0 Details [Friendly]