Stoke (a) 1896/97

Saturday 5 September 1896 at Victoria Ground (Att 4,000)
Wolves (1) 1 (Edge 30): Tennant, Eccles, Dunn, Griffiths, Malpass, Owen, Tonks, Edge, Beats, Wood, Black.
Stoke (0) 2 (Johnson*, Wood 90): Latham, Clare, Eccles, Peacock, Simpson, Brodie, Johnson, W.Maxwell, Baird, Wood, Schofield.

Referee: Mr J. Jefferies (Rotherham).
Kick-off: The start to the match was delayed by over an hour as Wolves arrival was delayed by the late running of their train.
Landmark: Stoke’s Jimmy Peacock was making his Football League debut.
Newspaper: Some reports state that Alf Wood netted Stoke’s first.
Position: 6th.