NEWCASTLE WEST END AFC & CC
 
THE ST. JAMES PARK ERA BEGINS- 1886-87 SEASON

Newcastle West End Football Club & Cricket Club now moved the short distance from the Moor Edge ground near the Town Moor. They took up residence in the vacant St. James Park ground, which had previously been the home of Newcastle Rangers. Under the guidance of secretary Tom Watson, 180 Jefferson Street, Newcastle. who was now in charge at West End; the club took huge strides forward in their development. They entered the English FA Cup for the very first time. That season also saw the signing of their first Scottish International, with the arrival of Ralf Aitken. Despite this progress, making it to the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup, losing out to Shankhouse. The captaincy of the first season was initially with J.A. Mather, but in December James Duns from Alnwick had taken over the role. West End began their season with two away matches in September before their prestigious games verses rivals East End marked the opening of their St, James Park ground. Long standing players William Tiffin, ED Surtees & the Waggott brothers continued to feature. New faces at the club included ex rugby player William Swinburne, James Raylstone & goalkeeper Robert Oldham from Newcastle FA. Guest appearances, included the famous local Durham County Cricketer T.K. Dobson & Jack Beattie of Elswick Rangers. There were also a number Scottish players who ‘guested’ for West End, including Dumbarton’s Galbraith & McLeod & Edinburgh St Bernard’s Gunter. In September the West End club announced in the local press that ‘£200 is being spent on their new ground at ‘the Leazes’. The ground had already been railed & levelling work was underway which would be completed soon. There were stands to also be erected, to make it into ‘a capital enclosure, which should pay their promoters well in their enterprise’. Such work was noted as showing how determined the plucky West End were to make themselves ‘the boss club’ of the area. 
 
As the section is essentially another season in the history of St. James Park, this chapter concludes with a review of what else occurred at the ground, which rapidly became the cities top football venue. The Northumberland County side quickly chose it as its favoured venue to play ‘inter-county’ matches on. The Northumberland FA also began to select the ground as the neutral venue for cup ties. Finally, a new club was formed called Newcastle Wednesday & they played their home matches at St. James Park on Wednesday afternoons.
 
Firstly, below, is a comprehensive review of all of West End’s 1886-87 matches, beginning with the 1st Team; including all of their St. James Park fixtures; competitive & friendly.      
 
SEP.18th.1886, MORPETH HARRIERS (Away on Mr. Almond’s Field, Howarth Terrace, Morpeth). Won 4(1) : 1(0). Goal Scorers: R.AITKEN (4 Goals). ‘There was a large turn out of spectators’. Ralf Aitken made an immediate impact on his West End debut, scoring the opener in the first half with a fine low shot. He went on to add a second half hat trick, with Tiffin passing accurately to him time & time again.   
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.CHALMERS, A.CAMPBELL, J.WAGGOTT, J.A.MATHER (capt), J.ANGUS, J.BARKER, W.TIFFIN, R.AITKEN, W.MATHER.
MORPETH: W.ALMOND, SCOTT, BOWMAN, M.MANNERS, W.DONALDSON, R.MANNERS, T.MANNERS, J.WADE, H.JOBLING, TAYLOR, WATERSTON, Umpire- M.MILLER.
 
SEP.25th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA, Won 2:1 (Away on the Town Moor). West End were noted as missing several players as this game coincided with a Northumberland County trial match. For West End, Chalmers & Campbell  were the best players, while Chard in goal for Newcastle had a splendid game & Elgey also played well. This game saw the only appearance for West End of a forward called Wheeler.
WEST END: W.CAMERON, J.CHALMERS, J.DOUGLAS, E.WAGGOTT, J.A.MATHER, A.CAMPBELL, A.MORRIS, J.WHEELER, W.MATHER, J.BARKER, J.ANGUS.
NEWCASTLE: W.CHARD, ARKLE, PETERS, McCAIRN, WATSON, STEEL, OWEN, ELGY, WRIGHT, POTTER, BULLOCK,  
 
OCT.2nd.1886, (At Home- St. James Park), EAST END, Won 3(3): 2(0), Friendly Match to Mark The Opening of St. James Park. Goal Scorers: R.AITKEN (2- 1st Half), W.MATHER (1st Half); West End. E.HISCOCK (2nd Half) (one report said P.O’BRIEN); W.MUIR (2nd Half); East End. The crowd was recorded to be around 2000. One report gave the referee as: Jas. Phillips (Northumberland FA Secretary), another quoted Tom Watson. The ground was noted as being at the bottom of the Leazes Park, near the former site of public hangings at the Gallowgate. The match was kicked off at 3.30pm by Mr. Thomas Bell (Sheriff of Newcastle). He kicked off using ‘champion’ ball which had been presented by H.A. Murton of Grey Steeet. During the match the Workhouse Juvenile Band played.  Local reports referred to the ground as large & improving & ‘likely to become one of the best ground in the North’. The first goal from Aitken came from a high shot following a capital dribble. Mather scored next & Aitken added another before half time. In the second half East End fought back, & after Lightfoot dribbled the length of the field Hiscock put it through. East End then scored again but could not get a third. In celebration of the event, after the match the teams received a splendid meal served by Mr. J. Murray at the Northumberland Restaurant. Speeches followed chaired by Jas Phillips. Those who provided eulogies included Tom Watson & toasts followed; with the evening being a most harmonious & enjoyable affair. Below are the line ups from that first match in the ground new era.
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.CHALMERS, E.WAGGOTT, J.A.MATHER (capt), A.CAMPBELL, R.AITKEN, J.BARKER, W.MATHER, W.TIFFIN, J.ANGUS. 
Umpire- T.MORPETH.
EAST END: McCLEN, G.GOULDING(EN), S.HERON, R.LIGHTFOOT, W.BLACKETT, A.H.WHITE (capt), D.SCOTT, P.O’BRIEN, T.HOBAN, W.MUIR, E.HISCOCK.
Umpire- R.CRAWFORD.
 
OCT.9th.1886, ELSWICK RANGERS (At Home), Won 4(1) : 1(1). The match was held in the presence of a ‘very large company’ of about 600. Goal Scorers: H.MORRIS (1st Half), Elswick, J.BARKER (Approx: 43 mins), W.MATHER (65 mins), J.ANGUS (68 mins Approx), R.AITKEN (Late in 2nd Half), West End. The home side played in much better form in the second half & scored another 3 goals. The game was Ferguson’s debut. Referee: A.P.Arnold (Tyne)
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.FERGUSON, J.CHALMERS, J.A.MATHER (capt), A.CAMPBELL, W .TIFFIN, J.ANGUS, W.MATHER, R.AITKEN, J.BARKER,
Umpire- T.MORPETH.
ELSWICK: GALLAGHER, W.H.PINKETH, W.McCOURT, GIBSON, J.BEATTIE, R.McDOUGALL, A.BEATTIE (capt), J.SIM, A.STEWART, H.MORRIS, A.BOWEY.
Umpire- C.DUKE   
 
OCT.16th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, (Away) Lost 0(0) : 4(1).
Goal Scorers: BRYSON (1st Half), PALLISTER (2;- 2nd Half), another. The attendance was ‘fair’
It was noted that this game took place without a referee. A. Campbell twisted his knee in previous game & did not play. West End had a goal disallowed for offside, but through ignoring the pleas by Tiffin. It was not given & the ball was thrown back into play by the umpires after ‘a little squabbling’. Referee: J.Clapperton.
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DOUGLAS, J.TAYLOR, J.CHALMERS, J.A.MATHER, JOSEPH WELFORD, J.ANGUS, W.TIFFIN, W.MATHER, R.AITKEN, J.BARKER.
Umpire- T.MORPETH 
BISHOP AUCKLAND: W.STRACHAN, THEAKSTONE, DOWLING, BUCHANAN, WATERS, HIRST, BRYSON, FAIRLESS, PALLISTER (capt), DOBINSON, G.STRACHAN.
Umpire- CRAWFORD 
 
OCT.23rd.1886, GATESHEAD, Won 10(8) : 0(0). (At Home). The attendance was 500 spectators.
This match against Gateshead, the club reborn from the ashes of the Newcastle Rangers side; was a very one-sided affair. After W.Simms kicked off the game for Gateshead, West End soon settled down to their game, Aitken & debutant T.K. Dobson from Whitburn, putting through a ‘fusillade’ of goals through their speed. The first goal came after only five minutes &by half time they had put through 8 goals. In the second half,  West End were said to have taken matters easily. This game was Duns debut. Referee: R.Foster (Rendel).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS, A.CAMPBELL, J.A.MATHER (capt), J.CHALMERS, T.K.DOBSON, J.WELFORD, J.ANGUS, R.AITKEN, J.BARKER.
GATESHEAD: JOSEPH BENNETT, D.DAVIES, J.R.,DOUGLAS (capt), W.Y.RULE, J.GARRETT, J.INNES, Rev. H.R.HUBARD, J.D.WARDALE, W.SIMMS, W.BOSWELL, J.THOMPSON.
 
OCT.30th.1886, SUNDERLAND (Away), Lost 1(1) : 2(1) (AET- 2x10/15 mins). English FA Cup 6th Division, 1st Qualifying Rd. (Result Declared Void Due To the Match Ending in Darkness).  Attendance: ‘Played in the Presence of 5000 Spectators’. (The attendance was also given to be 3000 to 4000). Goal Scorers: A.CAMPBELL (10 mins), West End. J.LORD (1st Half), OG- J.DUNS (10 mins into 2nd period od Extra Time), Sunderland. 
West End first venture into the national competition thus had to be replayed, which they protested after the game that the winning goal had been scored in complete darkness. The FA. decided in their favour, that the match should be replayed, switching the venue to St. James Park. Sunderland argued the protest was ‘shabby’ but the decision stood. West End actually scored first in the first half of this voided match. J. Lord equalised for Sunderland later in the first half. The game ended 1:1 in normal time, with no goals being scored in the second half. Sunderland’s ‘winner’ came during the extra time period. Towards the end of the second quarter the players could only be seen like shadows in the mist. Five minutes from the end Duns put through his own goal trying to clear the ball. Nothing is known of the new forward Westefield, only ever played in that game. Referee: J.Reed (Cleveland FA).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS, J.WAGGOTT, J.A.MATHER (capt), J.CHALMERS, T.K.DOBSON, WEST(E)FIELD, J.ANGUS, R.AITKEN, J.BARKER. Umoire- T.MORPETH.
SUNDERLAND: W.KIRTLEY, W.OLIVER, J.ELLIOTT, J.McMILLAN, J.SMART, F.DALE, W.ERSKINE, T.ROONEY, R.SMITH, J.LORD, A,DAVISON. Umpire- J.GRAYSTONE.
 
NOV.13th.1886, SUNDERLAND (At Home), Won 1(0) : 0(0), English FA Cup 6th Division, 1st Rd Replay. The Ground got its first record attendance with a crowd of 4000. Goal Scorer: J.ANGUS (75 mins). The Match ball was provided by Mr. Kirkup of Northumberland Street. 
St. James Park hosted its first ever FA Cup tie & the result was a ‘Tyne-Wear Derby’ victory for the Newcastle side. West End were noted as wearing there new jerseys & their goal in the second half was given enthusiastic cheers. The goal came from a Aitken corner, & J. Angus headed in a splendid goal. Both West End’s Aitken & a Sunderland man had a goal disallowed in the game. Both sides had further chances of scoring but West End’s shooting was noted as ‘defective’ & Sunderland had efforts brilliantly saved by Oldham. (One match report stated both team line ups were the same as the previous tie). Sunderland had to play the later stages of the game with 10 men, as Oliver had to retire with a broken collar bone. Referee: Mr. Darley (Blackburn). (This match replaced a Northumberland County match at St. James Park).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.WAGGOTT, J.DUNS, A.CAMPBELL, J.A.MATHER, J.CHALMERS, T.K.DOBSON, A.CAMPBELL, J.ANGUS, R.AITKEN, W.TIFFIN.
SUNDERLAND: W.KIRTLEY, W.OLIVER, J.ELLIOTT, J.McMILLAN, J.SMART, F.DALE, W.ERSKINE, T.ROONEY, R.SMITH, J.LORD, A,DAVISON. 
 
NOV.20th.1886, (Home) GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY, Lost 2(2) : 5(4), English FA Cup 6th. Division 2nd Qualifying Rd. Referee: John Glover (Durham FA). The crowd was noted as a large attendance, but ‘not as large as the previous weeks’. Goal Scorers: R.AITKEN (2 Goals- 1st. Half), or T.K. DOBSON (2nd Goal) West End.
Gainsborough played a good fast game, but it was West End who had the first opening, when Aitken hit the bar with a magnificent shot. However after only 3 minutes Gainsborough then scored. Some reports gave West Ends second goal, scored late in the first half; as being breasted through by the West End right wing. This was T.K.Dobson ; in what was to be his last game for the club. Right at the end, Gainsborough actually put the ball through for a 6th goal, but the referee disallowed it as the time had expired. One report gave R. Amory in goal for West End. Referee: J. Glover (Durham FA Hon. Sec). 
After the match, teams had a hearty meal in David Murray’s Northumberland Restaurant, Clayton St.  
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM (R.AMORY?),  J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS, J.WAGGOTT, J.A.MATHER, J.CHALMERS, T.K.DOBSON, A.CAMPBELL, J.ANGUS, J.BARKER, R.AITKEN. Umpire- T.MORPETH.  
GAINSBOROUGH: HOWLETT, WILKINSON, JUBB, VAMPLEW, W.BROWN (capt), CATER, WATKIN, SMITH, SHARMAN, MANUEL, BOOTH. Umpire- W.CROFT.    
 
NOV.27th.1886, SUNDERLAND, (AwayAt the Newcastle Rd Ground) Lost 0(0) : 1(0),
Friendly Challenge Match for the Benefit of W.Oliver. Sunderland’s Oliver had been injured when the clubs previously met. The attendance was fully 6000. The match was kicked off by World Champion Sculler Mr, Edward Hanlon. Goal Scorer: DAVISON. The teams were met with great applause showing there was no ill feeling between the clubs. McGill/McNeal, a new player, was noted as having a brilliant game for West End. He was possibly E.McGill from Elswick Rangers as another of their players player Beattie also featured. When Davison scored the only goal in the game it was greeted with tremendous enthusiasm from crowd.
Referee: Dr. Wilson (Birtley).
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS (capt), J (or T.)WAGGOTT, J.BEATTIE, J.CHALMERS, J.ANGUS, W.TIFFIN, McGILL, R.AITKEN, J.BARKER. Umpire- M.WOOF.
SUNDERLAND: W.KIRTLEY, J.ELLIOTT, MARSHALL, J.McMILLAN, J.SMART, F.DALE, W.ERSKINE, RO(O)WNEY, R.SMITH, J.LORD, A.DAVISON. Umpire- J.GRAYSTON.
 
On December 2nd, West End held their Annual General Meeting, held at the Lord Hill Inn, Pitt Street. J.S. Haig Presided & matters discussed included the appointment of a new 1st Team Captain; following the resignation of J.A. Mather. J. Duns was chosen & R. Aitken filled the vacancy on the committee. The famous Preston & England International Fred Dewhurst was also recommended to become a member of the club, but it appears this did not materialise.
 
DEC.4th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA, (At Home), Won 2:0.  The match was only played 30 minutes each way, due to the teams arriving late. West End won this ‘very tame game’, despite being without several regular players. The game was watched by a ‘good number of spectators’. 
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, J.DUNS (capt), E.WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, J.TAYLOR, J.WAGGOTT, J.BARKER, JOS.WELFORD, J.ANGUS, S.GARDNER, W.TIFFIN.
NEWCASTLE FA: W.CHARD, W.PETERS, J.WARDROPPER, A.STEEL, W.FINDLAY, ARKLE (capt), POTTER, OWEN, a sub, A.P.FARTHING, BEVERIDGE.

 
DEC.11th.1886, ELSWICK RANGERS (Away at Mill Lane, Benwell) Lost 1(0) : 5(2).
Goal Scorers: A.BOWEY, E.McGILL (1st Half), H.MORRIS (2nd Half), Elswick. J.BARKER (2nd Half), West End.
The game was played before a large number of spectators, but was marred by an incident by West End’s Duns, who rugby tackled McGirrell to stop his dribbling run. The referee had been expected to order Duns off the field but he only gave a free kick; much to the dismay of the spectators. Elswick dominated the game, with West End seldom getting near their opponents goal. It was noted that they greatly missed Aitken. J.Gall an ex Edinburgh player for them. Referee: J.W. Hornsby (Shankhouse)
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS (capt), J.CHALMERS, W.LAING, J.WAGGOTT, J.BARKER, W.TIFFIN, J.ANGUS, E.SURTEES, J.GALL. Umpire Mr. WORTH
ELSWICK: GALLAGHER, TAIT, SIMS, R.McDOUGALL, J.BEATTIE, J.TORBIT, W.McCOURT, A.BEATTIE, E.McGILL, H.MORRIS, A.BOWEY. Umpire- DUKE.
 
DEC.18th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE (At Home), Won 1(0) : 0(0). The visitors arrived very late & many of the spectators who had turned up had left again. Hence, there were not a large number of spectators present at the kick off.  The game ws only played 15 minutes each way. Goal Scorer: W.LAING (2nd Half). After a goalless first half on the frosty pitch, Raylston came close to scoring, before Laing sent the ball through amid great excitement. The goal was claimed offside by Auckland, but the referee allowed it. The Durham side then decided to leave the field of play & the game ended. The game also marked the debuts of A. McDonald & ex Northern rugby player Swinburn(e) & was noted as likely to ‘train into a better player’
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS (capt), J.CHALMERS, W.LAING, W.SWINBURN, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, J.ANGUS, W.TIFFIN.
B.AUCKLAND: W.STRACHAN, DOWLING, BULMER, HUNT, FORSTER, BUCHANAN, BRYSON, FAIRLESS, HAY, PALLISTER, G.STRACHAN.
 
DEC.25th.1886, SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH (At Home), Won 2(1) : 1(1).
Goal Scorers: W.TIFFIN (Approx:22 mins), West End, W.THOMPSON (Approx.40 mins), Shankhouse, J.RAYLSTON, (2nd Half), West End
. The Xmas Day fixture represented a good interesting struggle between two of the North East’s top sides, played 35 minutes each way. Raylston’s winning goal was recorded as ‘a swift shot’ & Hedley for Shankhouse was noted to have played well, ‘but needs to learn to pass more’.  Edward Waggott from the second team got a rare run out in the first team. Referee: R.Bellwood (North Eastern).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR ‘unnamed sub’, J.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, A.CAMPBELL, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, W.TIFFIN, E.WAGGOTT     
SHANKHOUSE: J.WOOD, J.HUDSON, W.TODD, R.RILEY, G.MATTHEWS, C.RITSON, W.HEDLEY, J.HAMILTON, W.MATTHEWS, W.THOMPSON, J.METCALF.
 
DEC.29th.1886, ST. AUGUSTINE’S (At Home), Lost 1:2. Little is known of this fixture, bar the fact that ‘Raylston & Taylor played well’.  
 
JAN.1st.1887, DUMBARTON ATHLETIC (At Home), Lost 1(1) : 3(3). There was a ‘good attendance of spectators for this important fixture. Goal Scorers: J.GALBRAITH (5 mins), R.BROWN, (1st Half), Dumbarton. J. ANGUS (1st Half), West End. A.LATTA (1st Half), Dumbarton. The attendance was about 1000. Dumbarton were noted as the runners up of the Dumbartonshire Cup & they had the best of the exchanges. The visitors also had goals disallowed in both halves for offside. West End featured Rendel’s Forster in goal & J.Wardropper. West End were now beginning to attract top Scottish sides on a regular basis.  This match would turn out to be Aikten’s last for West End. Referee: R.Bellwood (North Eastern).
WEST END: R.FORSTER, J.WARDROPPER, J.DUNS, W.SWINBURN, A.CAMPBELL, W.LAING, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, J.ANGUS, R.AITKEN.
Umpire- T.MORPETH
DUMBARTON: J.McLEOD, A.HENDRY, D.LITTLE (replaced J.Coleman), J.HENDERSON (capt), G.DEWAR, J.FOTHERINGHAM, A.LATTA, R.BROWN, J.DEWAR, J.GALBRAITH, D.McLEOD, Umpire- DAVID LIDDLE. 
 
JAN.4th.1887, ALBION ROVERS (At Home), Draw 1(1) : 1(0). (One report recorded the score as 2;2). Goal Scorers: J.ANGUS (1st Half, after some exciting play), West End. SCOTT (2nd Half), Albion Rovers. There was a very good attendance at St. James Park to ‘witness a capital exhibition of the dribbling game’. Referee: James Phillips (Northumberland FA Hon. Sec.)
Before Scott’s equaliser, Albion had come within an ace of a goal, before Minnkin had saved in brilliant fashion & on one of the Albion players was stunned in subsequent scrimmage. West End’s line up  featured several Dumbarton players as guests; J. Fotheringham, A. Hendry, J. Dewar, D. McLeod & J. Galbraith.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, J.TAYLOR (capt), A.HENDRY, J.DEWAR, A.CAMPBELL, J.FOTHERINGHAM, A.McDONALD, J.ANGUS, J.RAYLSTON, D.McLEOD, J.GALBRAITH. Umpire- R.CRAWFORD.  
ALBION ROVERS: J.W.HODSON, H.CALDER, JOHN COWAN, A.BARR, W.HOWAT, A.HARVIE, S.SCOTT, T.McEWAN, J.MORTON, J.SCOTT, J.WHITE. Umpire- Wm.CAIRNS    
 
No further matches could be played for a couple of week due to severe winter weather. On Jan.15th West End were due to play Tyne in the Northumberland Cup, rearranged from the previous week. They arrived ready in full dress to play. However the pitch at St. James Park was covered in ice. The Rev. father Watson gave an impromptu thanksgiving service instead & an anthem of ‘an umpires lot is not a happy one’ was sang by T. Morpeth. Father Watson then delivered lengthy discourse on the River Tyne; its exports & imports before the players parted. The cup tie finally went ahead a week later.
 
JAN.22nd.1887, TYNE ASSOCIATION (At Home)  Won 6(1) : 0(0). Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 1st. Round.  The attendance was reported as ‘disappointingly small’. Goal Scorers: W.TIFFIN (2, 1 each half) or A.McDONALD (1- 2nd Half), J.RAYLSTON (3- 2nd Half). R.A.OLDHAM (2nd Half). Referee: G. Hall (Northumberland FA).
Tyne won the toss & kicked off down hill, but despite this West End had the best of the first half; playing on heavy ground. The first goal came from a Barker cross, which Raylston miss kicked & it fell to Tiffin who scored. Prior to this, Tyne’s Brown had to leave the field injured. Arnold had one chance for Tyne before half time which Oldham, West End’s Red & Black Custodian, saved. On changing ends the ball was constantly in the Tyne goal area. Firstly Tiffin put through & then after Campbell hit the bar; Raylston put through. Bizarrely, Oldham got the next goal, tired of his position he went down field & put through from an Angus centre. Raylston got the fifth & sixth goals.
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS, J.CHALMERS, A.CAMPBELL, W.SWINBURN, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, J.ANGUS, W.TIFFIN.
Umpire- THOMAS MORPETH.
TYNE: F.J.ROWLAND, C.T.WILKINSON, J.DOWLING, C.V.DINGLE, C.H.STANTON, L.A.McNABB, J.S.BROWN (Cambridge University), E.BELL, A.P.ARNOLD, J.BURNS, G.B.McMILLAN.
 
JAN.29th.1887, PRUDHOE ROVERS (At Home) Won 6(4) : 0(0), Northumberland Senior Cup 2nd Round.  There was a ‘goodly number of spectators’ in attendance. Goal Scorers: J.RAYLSTONE (2- 1st Half), J.ANGUS (1st Half), W.TIFFIN (1st Half), (2nd Half not known),  Prudhoe Rangers suffered a similar fate in the cup, with ‘the play needing little description as the home team beat their opponents thoroughly’. Oldham once again left his posts to join in the play which was mostly in the Prudhoe goal. Referee: N.P.PATTINSON (Tyne)
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS, W.SWINBURN, A.CAMPBELL, J.CHALMERS, J.ANGUS, W.TIFFIN, J.RAYLSTON, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD.
Umpire- T.MORPETH.
PRUDHOE: J.DIXON (Jun), R.CHARLTON, E.ROBSON, G.LOWDON, G.CHARLTON, J.LEONARD, R.KERR, R.JOHNSON, J.DIXON (Sen), R.STEVENSON, T.SURTEES. 
 
FEB.5th.1887, RENDEL (Away at Benwell), Won 3(3) : 1(0), Northumberland Senior Cup 3rd Round. Goal Scorers: unknown (1 min), W.TIFFIN (2 Goals- 5 mins +  later in 1st Half), J.BARKER (1st Half), West End. W.BLACKBURN, (2nd Half), Rendel. Some 600 persons witnessed the encounter. From the kick off in a strong wind West End were on the attack & dribbled down from the kick off to score. Forster in goal for Rendel prevented further goals with his saves. West End now progressed into the semi finals. Referee: James Phillips (Northumberland FA Sec).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DUNS, J.TAYLOR, J.CHALMERS, A.CAMPBELL, W.SWINBURN, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, W.TIFFIN, J.ANGUS.
Umpire- T.MORPETH
RENDEL: R.FORSTER, J.WARDROPPER (capt), M.LORD, E.HOPE, J.CLARK, J.ANDERSON, G.EATON, W.BLACKBURN, JOSEPH CLARK, T.WARDROPPER, J.W.HENDERSON.
Umpire- PRATT
 
FEB.12th.1887, DURHAM UNIVERSITY (At Home), Won 4(3) : 0(0). The game was played after the West End Swifts cup tie in from of a large attendance. Goal Scorers: A.McDONALD (1st half) J.RAYLSTON (2 Goals- 1 1St. Half & 1 2nd. Half), J.ANGUS (1st Half), West End.
The game was forward J. McDonald’s debut & he shot just over early in the game. He was probably the Sunderland player, who featured for them from 1884 to 1886. This match took place after the West End Swifts match. Referee: J.Oliver (North Eastern). No further matches appear to have taken place during the winter month of February.
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR (capt), H.JEFFREY, J.CHALMERS, A.CAMPBELL, W.SWINBURN, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, J.ANGUS, J.McDONALD.
DURHAM: C.C.BROADHURST (capt), JAMES, T.G.HALL, C.V.DINGLE, W.BISS, H.S.WANSBOROUGH, J.D.WARDALE, A.P.ARNOLD, R.S.HAY, L.A.McNABB, J.BURNS.
 
MAR.5th.1887, MORPETH HARRIERS (on Neutral Ground at East End), Won 5(0) : 0(0), Northumberland Senior Cup Semi Final. ‘The attendance exceeded 4000 & they evinced the greatest enthusiasm’. The Receipts were about £40. Goal Scorers: J.ANGUS (2), J.BARKER, J.McDONALD, J.RAYLSON (All 2nd Half).
Despite having some chancres, neither side scored in the first half. West End dominated the second half, with Angus opening the scoring.  By the later stages of the second half, the Morpeth players had surrounded their citadel to try to stop further advances. Referee: W.Scott (Newcastle FA).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DUNS, J.TAYLOR, W.SWINBURNE, A.CAMPBELL, J.CHALMERS, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, J.McDONALD, J.ANGUS. Umpire- R.CRAWFORD (East End).
MORPETH: T.PATTERSON, BOWMAN, DICK, R.MANNERS, JAMES ATKINSON, M.MANNERS, A.TAYLOR, J.WATERSON, T.MANNERS, W.DONALDSON, J.S.JOBLING. Umpire- W.WOODS (North Eastern).
 
MAR.12th.1887, (Away) SCRATCH XI v EAST END XI, Practice Match (Replacing a planned full team fixture). Draw 1:1. With main game cancelled due to the pitch being snow bound, this scratch team game was played instead with the time curtailed as West End did not get the message that the game had been cancelled. A number of substitutes were used replacing several East End players who were not present. A very large number of spectators witnessed the encounter. 
EAST END SCRATCH XI: W.CHARD, T.CAMPBELL, T.MARSHALL, W.BLACKETT, A.H.WHITE, J.T.BLACKETT, D.SCOTT, J.T.MILLER, W?HENRY, T.HOBAN, E.HISCOCK. Umpire- D.CRAWFORD.
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.WARDROPPER, J.TAYLOR, E.WAGGOTT, W.SWINBURN, E.SURTEES, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, W.LAING, J.McDONALD, J.ANGUS.
Umpire- J.DUNS.
 
MAR.19th.1887, SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH (Neutral at East End), Lost 1(0) : 5(3), Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup Final. The crowd was not less than 6000 in size (about of quarter of them were recorded as having got in by scaling the fence’. (another report recorded aboue 4000). Goal Scorers: METCALF (2 Goals, Approx 5 mins + 2nd Half), another, WMATHEWS (2 Goals: 1- 1st. Half, 1- 2nd Half). Shankhouse scored soon after the kick off & they were three goals up by half time. West End’s Raylston did have chances but he missed. West End’s goal came when they raided down field & the ball was shot through. The ‘countrymen’ were without doubt then better team’. Referee: W.Scott (Newcastle FA)
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DUNS (capt), J.TAYLOR, W.SWINBURN, A.CAMPBELL, J.CHALMERS, J.BARKER, A.McDONALD, J.RAYLSTON, J.McDONALD, J.ANGUS. Umpire- JOHN OLIVER (Replaced- R.Crawford).
SHANKHOUSE: J.WOOD, W.TODD, J.HUDSON, R.RILEY, G.MATTHEWS (capt), C.RITSON, W.THOMPSON, J.METCALF, W.MATTHEWS, J.HAMILTON, W.HEDLEY. Umpire- J.BYWELL
 
APR.2nd.1887, MIDDLESBROUGH, (Home, Won 2(1) : 1(1). Goal Scorers: W.BOSWELL (17 mins), West End, OLDHAM (Own Goal) / J.WALSH (1st Half), Boro. J.ANGUS (2nd Half), West End. (McDonald had a goal ruled out for offside).  Attendance: About 800 ‘lined the ropes’. After Boswell scored West End’s opener, he passed to Angus who passed to McDonald who put it through; but it was disallowed for offside. Middlesbrough’s equaliser came when Oldham, in trying to stop a shot; carried it through the posts. In the second half McDonald kicked it over his head & hit the bar. Raylston passed to Angus in the goal mouth & he scored the winning goal, by charging it through. New players Boswell & Wardale proved themselves valuable. This hastily arranged friendly came about when West End decide to withdraw from the Northumberland Charity Shield, leaving them with a fixture. Referee: James Phillips (NFA)
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DUNS (capt), J.TAYLOR, W.SWINBURN, J.RAYLSTON, J.CHALMERS, J.D.WARDALE, J.BARKER, W.BOSWELL, J.ANGUS, J.McDONALD
MIDLESBROUGH: R.BACH, T.WYNN, T.ALVEY, J.WALSH, R.L.PEEL, B.F.McNELLIS, W.FOX, C.WATSON, A.BORRIE (capt), T.D.DALES, F.DENNIS.
 
APR.8th.1887, (At Home), EDINBURGH ST. BERNARD’S (At Home), Lost 1(1) : 3(2), This Good Friday match saw an attendance of about 2000 assembled. Goal Scorers: J.BARKER (2 mins), West End. C.HEGGIE, J.LOWE (1st Half), A.ARTHUR (2nd Half), Edinburgh.  After the cross over, the visitors displayed some clever passing & this led to a second point. As the game progressed both teams ‘seemed a bit fagged’. Weak shooting spoiled West End’s chances of equalising.
Duns got injured in the first half & had to retire for the rest of the half. Referee: James Phillips (NFA).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DUNS (capt), J.TAYLOR, W.SWINBURN, J.RAYLSTON, J.CHALMERS, J.D.WARDALE, J.BARKER, W.BOSWELL, J.McDONALD, J.ANGUS. Umpire- T.MORPETH.
EDINBURGH: J.BAILLIE (capt), W.ROSS, G.HEATHCOTE, J.GRANT, J.KENNEDY, J.HUTTON, W.CAMPBELL, C.HEGGIE, A.ARTHUR, D.RIDDOCH, J.LOWE. Umpire- W.FRASER.
   
 
APR.9th.1887, REDCAR (At Home), Won 5(2) : 1(1), Goal Scorer: J.McDONALD, J.BARKER, ‘a scrimmage’ (1st Half), West End. ‘A small attendance’. West End fielded 2 Scottish guest players from St. Bernard’s & Gateshead Goalkeeper H.Thompson. Despite putting Redcar on the defensive during all of the second half, they lost this friendly match. J.Thompson’s debut. Referee: A.Dougall. 
WEST END: H.THOMPSON (GATESHEAD), J.TAYLOR, J.CHALMERS, W.SWINBURN, GUNTER (ESB), SUTHERLAND (ESB), J.BARKER, J.THOMPSON, J.RAYLSTON, J.McDONALD, J.ANGUS. Umpire- M. WOOF.
 
APR.12th.1887, (At Home), DERBY ST.LUKE’S, Lost 0(0) : 2(0). Attendance: Nearly 1000.
Goal Scorers: W.DOLMAN (Early 2nd Half), R.ORME (2nd Half), Derby
. After an even goal less first half, West End became disorganised. They gave away their first goal, when Oldham making little effort to do. Raylston had a free kick disallowed as it did not touch another player. Referee: James Phillips (NFA).
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, T.WAGGOTT, W.SWINBURN, J.RAYLSTON, J.CHALMERS, J.D.WARDALE, J.WELFORD, E.SURTEES, J.THOMPSON, J.McDONALD (Replaced- J.Angus). Umpire- T.MORPETH   (only 10 listed)
DERBY: W.E.PARSON (capt), H.BASSANO, F.BRENTWALL, J.WRAGG, W.COXON, W.DOLMAN, G.HALKSWORTH, S.COLES, R.WRIGHT, R.ORME, J.LORD. Umpire- G.OAKES
 
APR.16th.1887, DARLINGTON (Away at Feethams), Won 3(1) : 2(2). Goal Scorers: WAITES (Approx: 10 mins), Own Goal from a ‘scrimmage’ (Approx: 15 mins), Darlington. W.BOSWELL (Approx: 42 mins), J.McDONALD (2 Goals- 2nd Half), West End. ‘There was a large company present’. West End featured Shankhouse’s W.Mathews. Referee: J. Glover.
WEST END: H.THOMPSON, J.DUNS (capt), J.TAYLOR, W.SWINBURN, J.RAYLSTON, J.CHALMERS, W.BOSWELL, J.WAGGOTT (replaced J.Barker), W.MATTHEWS, J.McDONALD, J.WILLIAMS. Umpire- T.MORPETH.
DARLINGTON: WHARTON, DAVISON, STABLER, WILKINSON, WAITES, PAYLOR, BUCKTON, M.HOPE, HUTCHINSON, BROWN, WILSON. Umpire- CRAVEN.
 
MAY 2nd.1887, GATESHEAD (At Home), Draw 2(1) : 2(1). Joseph Bennett of Gateshead Benefit Match. The Attendance was noted as ‘a moderate’ one. Goal Scorers: Unknown (1st Half), Gateshead 47 mins, J.ANGUS (55 mins), West End. West End won the toss & chose to play with the incline, Arnold kicked off for Gateshead & by half time the score was even. Soon after the change over at half time Gateshead scored again. Thomas Hoban was a guest in the Gateshead side.
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DUNS, J.WARDROPPER, W.SWINBURN, J.CHALMERS, J.RAYLSTON, J.McDONALD, J.BARKER, J.TAYLOR, W.LAING, J.ANGUS (W.BOSWELL 2nd Half?)
GATESHEAD: W,CHARD, I.INNESS, R,GREEN, J.R.DOUGLASS, J.BEATTIE, W.Y.RULE?, J.D.WARDALE?, G.B.McQUILLAN, A.P.ARNOLD, T.HOBAN (Guest)- Replaced by J.ANGUS (2nd Half), W.JEFFREYS
 
MAY 7th.1887, DARLINGTON ST. AUGUSTINE’S (At Home), Won 4(1) : 1(0). The match was attended by a goodly number of spectators of about 500 people,
for what was billed as West End’s last game of the season against the runners up of the Cleveland Cup. Goal Scorers:  J.BARKER (1st Half), West End, others not known. Once again West End had Gateshead’s Rule & Wardale in the side. Boswell was also in the side again. 
WEST END: R.A.OLDHAM, J.TAYLOR, J.DUNS, J.CHALMERS, J.RAYLSTON, W.Y.RULE, J.D.WARDALE, J.BARKER, J.ANGUS, J.McDONALD, W.BOSWELL.  
  
Although West End did not end not enter the Town Moor Temperance Festival that summer they did play one more match during the summer months in July. Prior to this on June 4th. 1887 West End Football Club Held its Annual Meeting; at the Church Institute, Percy Street, Newcastle.
Dr. I’Anson Presided & the annual report was presented by the clubs secretary Tom Watson.
He opened his address to the members stating it gave him great pleasure in being able to congratulate the members on the clubs success that season. Twelve months West End were without a ground & now thanks to the generosity of some of the patrons & members of the club, they leased & enclosed the piece of ground from the corporation & it is situated as central as any athletic ground in Newcastle. He went on to talk about the expectations of higher class matches in the city in the future. He was apologetic on his teams performance in the Northumberland Cup final, having showed such good form prior to it. The English FA Cup progression into the 2nd Qualifying round was commendable, with the prestige & financial gain which was obtained playing Sunderland. The clubs results read played 28, won 18, lost 8 & drew 7, scoring 77 goals to 44  against. (Ignoring the voided result & the scratch my results detailed above of their matches gives 29 games. It maybe that the Albion Rovers game, were many guests appeared in the line up was excluded in their report). Finally The Treasurer Reported that the club had an overall profit of £45 16s 4d, which was carried to the capital of the club. They concluded that ‘The future prospects for West End are bright & the people of Tyneside are rapidly becoming enthusiastic over the game’.
Accounts:
Income…                                 Expenditures….
Subscriptions: £21 8s 6d         Entrance Fees: £4
Match Receipts: £175 6s 7d    Match Expenses: £124 1s 10d
Use Of Ground: +£13 8s         Rent: £33 5s
Sundries: £6 2s                        Sundries: £9 1s 11d   
 
JUL.9th.1887, ASHINGTON (Away), Won 4:1. The game was billed as a football challenge match to mark the opening of the Ashington Recreation Ground. Attendance 4000. The game was played in two halves of 35 minutes.
 
WEST END 1ST. TEAM (known) APPEARANCE & GOAL RECORD (1886-87)
 
Name                                    Competitive Games. Competitive Goals. Friendly Games. Friendly Goals
AITKEN, R.                                          3                             2                             7                            7
ANGUS, J.                                            8                             5                            18 (+1 Scratch XI) 5
BARKER, J.                                          7                             4                            18 (+1 Scratch XI) 3
BEATTIE, J.                                          0                            0                             1                            0
BOSWELL, W.                                     0                             0                             4 (+1 Sub?)           2
CAMERON, W.                                    0                             0                             1                            0
CAMPBELL, A.                                   8                              1 (Voided)             9                            0
CHALMERS, J.                                    8                              0                            16                          0
DEWAR, A.                                         0                              0                            1                           0
DOBSON, T.K.                                    1                              0                            3                           0
DOUGLAS(S), J.                                 0                              0                            2                           0
DUNS, J.                                              8                              0                           10                          0
FERGUSON, J.                                    0                              0                            1                           0      
FO®STER, R.                                      0                              0                            1                           0
FOTHERINGHAM, J.                         0                              0                            1                           0
GALBRAITH, J.                                  0                              0                            1                           0
GALL, J.                                              0                              0                             1                          0
GARD(I)NER, S.                                 0                              0                            1                           0
GUNTER                                             0                              0                            1                           0
HAYES, J.                                           0                              0                             1                          0
HENDRY, A.                                      0                              0                              1                         0
JEFFREY, H.                                       0                             0                              1                         0
LAING, W.                                          0                             0                             5(+1 Scratch XI) 1
MATHER, J.A.                                    3                             0                              6                         0
MATHER, W.                                      0                             0                             5                         2
MATTHEWS, J.                                  0                             0                             1                         0
MINNIKIN, T.                                     0                             0                             3                         0
MORRIS, A.                                        0                             0                              1                        0
McDONALD, A.                                  5                            1                             5 (+1Scratch XI)0  
McDONALD, J.                                   2                            1                              7(+1 Scratch XI)3  
McGILL, J ?                                         0                            0                              1                         0                                            
McLEOD, D                                         0                            0                              1                        0
OLDHAM, R.A.                                   8                            1                           14 (+1 Scratch XI)0
RAYLSTON(E), J.                               5                            7                            13                        3
RULE, W.Y.                                         0                            0                              1                        0
SURTEES, E.                                       0                            0                              2(+1 Scratch XI)0
SUTHERLAND                                   0                            0                               1                        0   
SWINBURN(E), W.                             5                            0                              8(+1 Scratch XI)0
TAYLOR, J.                                         7                            0                             19(+1 Scratch XI)0
THOMPSON, H.                                  0                            0                              2                         0
THOMPSON, J.                                   0                            0                               2                         0
TIFFIN, W.                                          4                            3                               9                         1
WAGGOTT, E.                                    0                            0                              4(+1 Scratch XI) 0
WAGGOTT, J.A.                                3                             0                              5                          0
WAGGOTT, T.                                   0                             0                              1                          0
WARDALE, J.D.                                0                             0                              4                          0
WARDROPPER, J.                            0                              0                              2(+1 Scratch XI) 0
WELFORD, J.                                    0                              0                             4                           0
WEST(E)FIELD                                0                              0                              1                          0
WHEELER, J.                                    0                              0                              1                          0
WILLIAMS, J.                                   0                              0                              1                          0
 
REGULAR UMPIRES: THOMAS MORPETH & M.WOOF.
 
Pen Pics of West End 1st Team Players:
 
AITKEN, RALF ALLAN
DOB: FEB.16th.1863, Kilbarchan, Scotland.  DIED: JAN.10th.1928 (Aged 64), Fife?, Scotland.
Position: Forward (Outside Left). Occupation: Shipyard Plater at Leven Shipyard, Fife.
Clubs: DUMBARTON (1885-86), WEST END (1886-87, 3 Comp. Apps, 2 Goals + 7 Friendly’s 4 Goals), DUMBARTON (1887-90; 13 Apps, 5 Goals), WEST END (1889- 0 Apps), SOUTHAMPTON ST. MARY’S (1890-91 Apps Not Known).
WEST END 1st Team Debut (Competitive): OCT.30th.1886 (Void score) & NOV.13th.1886, SUNDERLAND, (Lost 1:2 & Won 1:0), FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rd.
WEST END 1st Team Debut (Friendly): SEP.18th.1886, MORPETH HARRIERS, Won 4:1 (4 Goals)
Honours: SCOTLAND: Full International Caps: - 2, 1 Goal:-
MAR.27th.1886, ENGLAND, Draw 1:1.   
MAR.24th.1888, N.IRELAND, Won 10:2, 1 Goal.  
2 Scottish Trial Match Apps:
MAR.13th.1886 Improbables 6 : 2 Probables. FEB.18th.188 Probables 1 : 5 Improbables. 
Scottish FA Cup Final Runner Up 1887 (Dumbarton)
Newcastle & District XI Rep App: JAN.1st.1887 v Corinthinans, Lost 0:5.
Northumberland County Trial App: SEP.25th.1886 Probables v Possibles.    
 
ANGUS, JAMES ALEXANDER (JACK)
DOB: DEC.1st.1868, Blythswood, Glasgow, Scotland. DIED: APR.1891, Liverpool (Aged 22).
Position: Forward (+ Goalkeeper Sunderland Albion & Everton). Occupation: Shipyard Worker?
Clubs: GLASGOW CENTRAL (1884), HAWTHORN ROVERS FC + CC (1886-87), WEST END (FEB.1886-1888), WEST CLAYTON CC (Newcastle) (1887), KINGS PARK (1888-JAN.1889), GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY (1889), EDINBURGH TRINITY (NOV.1889), SUNDERLAND ALBION (1888-90), WEST END (1889-90), EVERTON (DEC.1888-JAN.1889 & AUG.1890-APR.1891) 
WEST END 1st Team (Competitive) Debut: APR.10th.1886, Shankhouse Black House, Lost 2:3, Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup Final.
WEST END 1st Team (Friendly) Debut: MAR.27th.1886, Sleekburn Wanderers, Won 3:1.
English League Championship Winner 19890-91 (Everton) 
Honours: Northumberland County App. NOV.26th.1887, Durham, Lost 4:5 (1 Goal)
Newcastle & District XI 1 Rep App: APR.30th.1887, Darlington, Lost 1:2.
D.Crawford’s Newcastle & District XI Rep App: APR.6th.1887, Shankhouse, Draw 1:1.
Northumberland FA Senior Challenge Cup Winner 1888, Runner Up 1886?, 1887 (West End)
Northumberland FA Charity Shield Winner 1888 (West End)
 
BARKER, JOHN
DOB: ?  DIED: 1925, Newcastle Upon Tyne?
(Address as Secretary 1885- 26 Cochrane, Street, New Benwell, Newcastle). 
Height: 5.09. 
Position: Forward. Occupation; Factory Worker lost an eye in an accident) & Publican- Turks Head & Albion Hotel.
Clubs: DRYSDALE FC + CC (1882-84 capt), WEST END FC (1885-91), WEST END CC (1885-87), EAST END / NUFC (1891-93), BATH LANE CC (1890-91), TRAFALGAR (1893), SHANKHOUSE (1893-94), NEWCASTLE WORKING MENS CC (Early 1890’s), CLARENCE CYCLING CLUB
WEST END 1st Team (Competitive) Debut: JUN.27th.1885, Rendel, Won 3:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Rd. 
(West End’s first player to be sent off- 1889 v East End).
Honours: Northumberland County Apps: 7, Newcastle & District XI Rep XI Apps: 6.
Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup Winner 1888, 1890, Runner Up 1886, 1887 (West End)
Northumberland FA Charity Shield Winner 1888 (West End) 
Northumberland & Durham Challenge Cup Runner Up 1888.
Received A Benefit Match (West End) APR.20th.1891 v Sunderland, Draw 1:1.  
 
BEATTIE, JOHN (JACK)
DOB: Approx: 1868, Lancashire?.(1881 Census- Aged 13, 4 Westermorland Ter, Westgate, Newcastle (Son of John & Sarah E).  DIED: ?  Position: Half Back
Clubs: BOLTON FC (1884), BURNLEY (1885), ELSWICK RANGERS (1886-88), WEST END (Guest- NOV.27th.1886), GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (Guest MAY 2nd.1887), NEWCASTLE SCIENCE & ART (1890-92), NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY (1891-92), VICTORIA WEDNESDAY (1890-91).
WEST END: Friendly Guest App: NOV.27th.1886, SUNDERLAND, Lost 0:1, Friendly.  
 
BOSWELL, WILLIAM
Position: Forward.
1881 Census: Aged 16 (Born- Approx 1865 Winsford, Cheshire). Apprentice Bricklayer.
17 Dean Street, Over, Cheshire (Son of James).
1891 Census: Aged 26, Locomotive Foreman, 21 Claremount South Avenue, Gateshead
(Married with 1 child)
Clubs: GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (1886-89), GATESHEAD NER, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, WEST END (1886-87), GATESHEAD NER (1889+)
WEST END: 1st Team (Friendly) Debut: APR.2nd.1887, MIDDLESBROUGH, Won 2:1.
EAST END ‘GUEST’ (Friendly): FEB.26th.1887 v DURHAM UNIVERSITY, BEDE COLLEGE.
Honours: Durham County Apps: 3. Durham County Trial Matches: 2.
 
CAMERON, WILLIAM
DOB: ? (Approx: 1863, Sunderland. 1881 Census- (Aged 17) 25 Mill Lane, Elswick, Newcastle
(Son of John  & Elizabeth). 1891 Census- (Aged 28), 37 Beaumont Street, Newcastle
Clubs; WEST END (2nd Team Goalkeeper 1886-87).
DIED: ? Position: Goalkeeper. Occupation (1881) Metal Moulder. (1891) Iron Moulder. 
WEST END: 1st Team Friendly Debut (Only App):  SEP.25th.1886, Newcastle FA, Won 2:1.
 
CAMPBELL, A.
DOB: ? DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: W EST END (1886-87)
WEST END 1st Team Debut (Competitive): OCT.30th.1886 (Void score) & NOV.13th.1886, SUNDERLAND, (Lost 1:2 – 1 Goal & Won 1:0), FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rd.
WEST END: 1st Team (Friendly) Debut: SEP.18th.1886, Morpeth Harriers, Won 4:1.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
CHALMERS, J.
DOB: ? DIED: ?
Position: Defender & Half Back.
Clubs; WEST END (1886-88)
WEST END 1st Team Debut (Competitive): OCT.30th.1886 (Void score) & NOV.13th.1886, SUNDERLAND, (Lost 1:2 & Won 1:0), FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rd.
WEST END: 1st Team (Friendly) Debut-  SEP.1st.1886, Morpeth Harriers, Won 4:1.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
DEWAR, JOHN
DOB: ? DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: DUMBARTON ATHLETIC, WEST END (Guest JAN.1st?1887)
WEST END (Guest App): JAN.4th.887, ALBION ROVERS, Draw 1:1.
 
DOBSON, THOMAS KELL (T.K.)
DOB: SEP.3rd.1865, Whitburn. DIED: Dec.23rd.1921 (Aged 57), Durham (stepped in front of a train)
1891 Census: Gardener’s Cottages, Whitburn Hall, Whitburn. Occupation: Railway Audit Clerk. 
Position: Forward (Outside Right). Brother 4 other Whitburn cricketers. F, C, & W.
Clubs: WHITBURN FC + CC (188? To ?? capt), WEST END, NORTH EASTERN.
WEST END 1st Team Debut (Competitive): OCT.30th.1886 (Void score) & NOV.13th.1886, SUNDERLAND, (Lost 1:2 & Won 1:0), FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rd.
WEST END: 1st Team Friendly Debut:  OCT.23rd.1886, GATESHEAD Won 10:0
Honours: Durham County Cricket Apps: 21 (capt) (761 Runs, including 117 not out in 1892)
Newcastle & District XVIII v SHAW & SHREWSBURY XI, Draw 236, 245 To 220 (64 Runs)
Newcastle & District XVIII v Yorkshire AUG.20th.1887, Lost. (42 Runs).
Hit 134 Runs for Whitburn v Philadelphia. JUN.1890. 
Durham County Cricket League Championship Winner 1896, 1898 (Whitburn)
Durham County Cricket League Championship Runner Up 1897 (Whitburn)
T.K. topped Whitburn’s batting averages for 11 consecutive summers. He had 3 brother who all played cricket for Whitburn. He finally retired from playing cricket I 1912 (aged 56). Returning one final time for a match in 1920. ‘A tremendous batsman with a dashing stroke’. His son T.K. (Junior) also played cricket for Whitburn & at County level for Durham.
 
DOUGLAS(S), JOHN R. (Junior)
DOB: DIED: ???
1886- Gateshead Secretary: 1 West Street, Gateshead.
Position: Defender
Clubs: NEWCASTLE RANGERS (1880-84), JESMOND, BRIGHTON CC (1884), GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (1884-90), WEST END (1884-87),
WEST END: 1st TEAM (Competitive) Debut- JAN.30th.1885, East End, Won 2:1, Northumberland Senior Cup 2nd. Rd. 
WEST END: 1st TEAM (Friendly) Debut- NOV.15th.1884, Whitburn, Won 5:2.
 
DUNS, JAMES
DOB: ? Ford, Northumberland. DIED: ?
Position: Defender (capt). Occupation; Cabinet Maker. (Cannongate, Alnwick later address)
Clubs: ALNWICK, WEST END (OCT.1886-1887 Capt), ALNWICK WORKING MEN’S FC + CC.
WEST END 1st Team Debut (Competitive): OCT.30th.1886 (Void score) & NOV.13th.1886, SUNDERLAND, (Lost 1:2 & Won 1:0), FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rd.
WEST END: 1st Team Friendly Debut:  OCT.23rd.1886, GATESHEAD Won 10:0.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End Capt)
 
FERGUSON, JOHN?
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Defender.
Clubs: NORTHERN RUGBY CLUB, TYNE ASSOCIATION, EAST END, NORTH EASTERN.
WEST END (1886-87).
WEST END: 1st TEAM (Friendly) DEBUT- OCT.9th.1886, ELSWICK RANGERS, Won 4:1.
 
FO®STER, ROBERT
DOB: ? DEID: ?
Position: Goalkeeper
Clubs: RENDEL (1884-93), NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY (1891-92), NEWCASTLE WORKING MEN’S CC
WEST END Friendly Guest App: JAN.1st.1887, DUMBARTON ATHLETIC, Lost 1:3.
 
FOTHERINGHAM, J.
DOB: ? DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: (Dumbarton; Not Proven), WILLINGTON ATHLETIC (1884-92)
WEST END: Friendly Guest App: JAN.4th.1887, ALBION ROVERS, Draw 1:1.
 
GALBRAITH, JAMES
DOB: ? DIED: ?
Position: Forward
Clubs: DUMBARTON ATHLETIC, ELSWICK RANGERS (Guest)
WEST END: Friendly Guest App: JAN.4th.1887, ALBION ROVERS, Draw 1:1.
Honours: Scottish League Championship Winner: 1888-89, 1890-91, 1891-92 (Dumbarton)
 
GALL, J.
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Outside Forward.
Clubs: EDINBURGH (ST. BERNARDS?)
WEST END: 1st TEAM (Friendly) APP: DEC.11th.1886, ELSWICK RANGERS, Lost 1:5.
 
GARD(I)NER, J. G? S?
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward
Clubs: WHITE ROSE FC & CC (1888-89), GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (1888-89),
CLARENCE CC.
WEST END (1886-89)
WEST END: 1ST Friendly App: DEC.4th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA, Won 2:0.
 
GUNTER 
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: EDINBURGH ST. BERNARDS
WEST END: 1st Team Friendly Guest App: APR.9th.1887, REDCAR, Won 5:1.
 
HAYES, J.
DOB: DIED: ?
Position; Half Back.
WEST END (1886-87)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) DEBUT- DEC.4th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA, Won 2:0.
 
HENDRY, ANTHONY
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Defender.
Clubs: DUMBARTON ATHLETIC
WEST END: 1ST Friendly Guest App: JAN.4th.1887, ALBION ROVERS, Draw 1:1.
 
JEFFREY, HARRY             
DOB: MAR.1867. Newcastle Upon Tyne. DIED: FEB.16th.1930.
Census: West Street, Westgate, Newcastle.
Position: Defender.
WEST END (1886-87 & 1889-92)
Clubs: DRYSDALE FC + CC, BOUNDARY FC + CC (1886-87), DRYSDALE (1890), SUNDERLAND, THIRD LANARK. EAST END / NUFC (1892-95), NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY, NEWCASTLE WORKING MEN’S CC, BATH LANE CC (1890-91), SOUTH SHIELDS. HEATON BOWLS CLUB (1890’s/1900’s).
WEST END (1886-1892). 
WEST END: 1st. Team (Friendly) Debut- FEB.12th.1887, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, Won 4:0.
Honours: NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TRIAL APP: MAY 16/17 1887- COLTS XXII 139 To 99 NORTHUMBERLAND XI. 0 Runs.
 
LAING, W.                                   
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: RENDEL
WEST END (1886-88)
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut: DEC.11th.1886, ELSWICK RANGERS, Lost 1:5.
 
MATHER, JOHN A.
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back (Capt)
Clubs: ELSWICK RUGBY CLUB, ELSWICK ORDNANCE WORKS CC, DUNN & CO ALBION CC (Bill Quay), EAST END
WEST END (1883-87 (capt- 1886)
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- OCT.6th.1883, RENDEL, Won 1:0
WEST END 1ST.TEAM (Competitive) Debut- JAN.12th.1884, TYNE ASSOCIATION, Lost 0:7. Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 2nd Rd.
 
MATHER, WALTER                  
DOB: DIED: ?
Occupation: Glass Blower at Lemington Glass Works.
Position: Forward
Clubs: ELSWICK RUGBY CLUB, ALBION FC, ELSWICK ORDNANCE WORKS CC, GALLOWGATE LEATHER WORKS.
WEST END FC & CC (1883-87)
WEST END: 1ST. TEAM (Competitive) Debut- FEB.10th.1883, NEWCASTLE FA; Lost 1:2, Northumberland & Durham 2nd Team Competition. 
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- OCT.14th.1882, HEATON, Lost 0:1.
 
MATTHEWS, W.   
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward.
Clubs: SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH
WEST END: 1ST TEAM ‘Friendly Guest’ APP: APR.16th.1887, DARLINGTON, Won 3:2.
Honours: Northumberland County Caps.
Northumberland Senior Cup Final Winner- 1887, 1888 (Shankhouse)
 
MINNIKIN, THOMAS   
DOB: Approx: 1866 Dundee?. DIED: ?
1881 Census: (Aged 15); 5 Kent Street, All Saints, Newcastle. Born-Chester-Le-Street.?
Occupation: Sadler’s Apprentice.
Position: Goalkeeper
Clubs: ELSWICK SWIMMING CLUB (1890’s)
WEST END (1882-90)
WEST END: 1ST. TEAM (Competitive) Debut- FEB.10th.1883, NEWCASTLE FA; Lost 1:2, Northumberland & Durham 2nd Team Competition. 
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- DEC.2nd.1882, MARLBOROUGH, Won 10.
 
MORRIS, A.  
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward
WEST END (1886-87)
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) APP: SEP.25th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA, Won 2:1
 
McDONALD, A. 
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back
Clubs: ELSWICK RANGERS
WEST END (1886-88)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Competitive) Debut-  JAN.22nd.1887, TYNE ASSOCIATION, Won 6:0. Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 1st. Round. 
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- DEC.18th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, Won 1:0.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
McDONALD, J.  
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward
Clubs: Elswick Rangers (1887-89)
WEST END (MAR.1887--1891)
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Competitive) Debut-
MAR.5th.1887, MORPETH HARRIERS, Won 5:0, Northumberland Senior Cup Semi Final.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
McLEOD, DAVID
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: DUMBARTON ATHLETIC, ELSWICK RANGERS (Guest- 1887).
WEST END 1st Team (Guest App): JAN.4th.887, ALBION ROVERS, Draw 1:1.
 
McGILL, J. (E?)                
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward
WEST END (1886-87)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) Debut- NOV.27th.1886, SUNDERLAND, Lost 0:1.
 
OLDHAM, ROBERT A. (BOB)   
DOB: Approx: 1866, Newcastle. DIED: ?
Census: 1881: (Aged 15) 29 Lefroy Street, Elswick, Newcastle.
Position: Goalkeeper
Clubs; NEWCASTLE FA, HAWTHORN ROVERS FC & CC (1883), ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS (1884-86), PARK RANGERS, GROVE FC (1882), DRYSDALE FC. BRUNSWICK, EAST END (Guest), GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (Guest- 1888?), NORTH ELSWICK, NEWCASTLE HARRIERS ATHLETICS CLUB. GREEN MARK WEDNESDAY (1893)
WEST END (1884-88)
WEST END 1st Team Debut (Competitive): OCT.30th.1886 (Void score) & NOV.13th.1886, SUNDERLAND, (Lost 1:2 & Won 1:0), FA Cup 1st Qualifying Rd.
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) Debut- APR.4th.1885, HEATON ATHLETIC, Won 5:2.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
RAYLSTON(E), JAMES     
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back
Clubs: KILMARNOCK, EAST END (1887-90), SUNDERLAND AFC (1889), SUNDERLAND ALBION (1890+), KIDDERMINSTER.
WEST END (1886-88 + 1889-91)
WEST END 1ST TEAM (Competitive) Debut-  JAN.22nd.1887, TYNE ASSOCIATION, Won 6:0. Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 1st. Round. 
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) DEBUT- DEC.18th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, Won 1:0.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
RULE, W. Y.                                  
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: VILLA ‘A’, NEWCASTLE RANGERS (1882-83), 1st NORTHUMBERLAND ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS, GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (1884-90)
WEST END (1886-87)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) App- MAY 7th.1887, DARLINGTON ST. AUGUSTINE’S,
Won 4:1.
 
SURTEES, EDWARD (ED)    
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: ?
WEST END FC & CC (1882-88)
WEST END: 1ST. TEAM (Competitive) Debut- FEB.10th.1883, NEWCASTLE FA; Lost 1:2, Northumberland & Durham 2nd Team Competition. 
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- OCT.14th.1882, HEATON, Lost 0:1.
 
SUTHERLAND,     
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Half Back.
Clubs: EDINBURGH ST. BERNARDS.
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly Guest) APP: APR.9th.1887, REDCAR, Won 5:1.
 
SWINBURNE, WILLIAM
DOB: DIED: ?
Position:  (capt- 1888)
Clubs; NORTHERN RUGBY CLUB (1880-86), NEWCASTLE RANGERS, HAWTHORN ROVERS, SOUTH ELSWICK, CLAVERING CC (1886). EAST END (1887-88), BATH LANE CC (1890-91). CITY OF NEWCASTLE (The Pelicans) BASEBALL CLUB (1890’s), NEWCASTLE WORKING MENS CC. 
WEST END FC & CC (1886-91) 
WEST END 1ST TEAM (Competitive) Debut-  JAN.22nd.1887, TYNE ASSOCIATION, Won 6:0. Northumberland Senior Challenge Cup 1st. Round. 
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) DEBUT- DEC.18th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, Won 1:0.
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End).
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TRIAL APP: MAY 16/17 1887- COLTS XXII 139 To 99 NORTHUMBERLAND XI. 5 Runs.
 
TAYLOR, JAMES?  
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Defender
Clubs: DRYSDALE FC & CC, RENDEL (1893-94), BATH LANE CC (1891), BENWELL, NEWCASTLE WORKING MENS CLUB CC. 
WEST END: (1885-92:- Capt 1886-7)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Competitive) Debut- JAN.30th.1886, EAST END, Won 2:1. Northumberland Senior Cup 2nd. Rd.  
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- SEP.26th.1885, SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH,
Lost 1:2
Honours: Northumberland Challenge Senior Cup Final Runner Up: 1887 (West End)
 
THOMPSON, H.          
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Goalkeeper
Clubs: NORTH DURHAM CC, GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (1886-90), GATESHEAD NER.
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly Guest) APP:- APR.9th.1887, REDCAR, Won 5:1.
 
THOM(P)SON, J.  
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward
Clubs: NEWCASTLE RANGERS (1881-83), GATESHEAD FC (1886-90), GATESHEAD NER
WEST END: (1886-88)
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly Guest) APP- APR.9th.1887, REDCAR, Won 5:1.
 
TIFFIN, WILLIAM   
DOB: Approx: 1857, Wetherall, Cumberland. DIED: NOV.7th.1925. Newcastle?
1881 Census: (Aged 20?), 46 Maple Street (lodger), Elswick. Occupation Tailor.
1891 Census (Aged 34): Taylor, 87 George Street, Westgate, Newcastle.
Position: Forward
Clubs: CITY OF NEWCASTLE BASEBALL CLUB (1890’s). Northumberland County Secretary 1890’s
WEST END FC & CC (1882-90)
WEST END: 1ST. TEAM (Competitive) Debut- FEB.10th.1883, NEWCASTLE FA; Lost 1:2, Northumberland & Durham 2nd Team Competition. 
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- OCT.14th.1882, HEATON, Lost 0:1.
 
WAGGOTT, EDWIN
DOB: Approx: 1868, Newcastle. DIED: ?
1881 Census: (Aged 13), 244 Stanhope Street, Westgate, Newcastle. Occupation: Engine Fitter.
Position: Defender
Clubs: ELSWICK WORKS QUOITS CLUB
WEST END FC & CC (1883-90)
WEST END: 1ST. TEAM (Competitive) Debut- FEB.21st.1885, NEWCASTLE FA, Won 2:1.
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- SEP.20th.1884, HEATON, Won 3:2.
 
WAGGOTT, JOHN A.       
DOB: Approx: 1865, Gateshead. DIED: ?
1881 Census; (Aged 16), 41/43 Jefferson Street, Westgate, Newcastle. Occupation. Apprentice Engine Fitter (Brother of Henry).
Position: Defender
Clubs: DRYSDALE FC & CC, WELLINGTON ROVERS (1890?), BATH LANE CC (1887-91).
WEST END FC & CC (1881-90)
WEST END 1ST.TEAM (Competitive) Debut- JAN.12th.1884, TYNE ASSOCIATION, Lost 0:7.
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) Debut- OCT.14th.1882, HEATON, Lost 0:1.
 
WARDALE, J. D.
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward & Half Back.
Clubs; MARKET RAISEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL, NEWCASTLE RANGERS (1880-82), HEATON (1884-85),  GATESHEAD ASSOCIATION (1884-90), NORTH DURHAM RUGBY & CRICKET CLUB, BISHOP AUCKLAND CHURCH INSTITUTE, DURHAM UNIVERSITY, NEWCASTLE MEDICALS, SHIPCOTE CC. 
WEST END (1886-88)
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly) APP: APR.2nd.1887, MIDDLESBROUGH, Won 2:1. 
Honours: Durham County FA App: DEC.18th.1886 v Cleveland.
Durham & District XI Rep App: FEB.28th.1887 v Sunderland   
 
WARDROPPER, JOSEPH (JOE) ?
DOB: DIED: ?
1886- (Rendel Secretary- 20 Brunel Terrace, Elswick, Newcastle. (Engine Fitter)
Position: Defender
Clubs: BEAUMONT CC (1883), RENDEL (1883-93 capt), ST. AIDAN’S, NEWCASTLE FA (Guest- DEC.4th.1886). ELSWICK RANGERS (1886-87), BEAUMONT CC, BARROW.
WEST END (1886-92)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Friendly) APP: JAN.1st.1887, DUMBARTON ATHLETIC, Lost 1:3.
Honours: Northumberland County Apps.
 
WELFORD, JOSEPH (A?) (Junior)  
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: 
Clubs: ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS (1882-86), GATESHEAD NER (1888-90)
WEST END (1884-88).
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Competitive) Debut- JUN.14th.1884, EAST END, Lost 0:2, Town Moor Temperance Festival Cup.
 
WEST(E)FIELD   
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward.
WEST END (1886-87)
WEST END: 1ST TEAM (Competitive) Debut- OCT.30th.1886, SUNDERLAND, Lost 1:2 (AET). English FA Cup 6th Division, 1st Qualifying Rd (Void Result)
 
WHEELER, J.   
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly Guest?) Debut- SEP.25th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA, Won 2:1
 
WILLIAMS, J.   
DOB: DIED: ?
Position: Forward.
WEST END: 1St TEAM (Friendly Guest?) Debut- APR.16th.1887, DARLINGTON, Won 3:2
 
WEST END 2ND TEAM
 
During the 1886-87 season West End ha ‘two competing second teams. One was called the ‘2nd Team’ while the other was called the ‘Swifts’. This demonstrates the rapid growth in the stature & size of the club. Thomas Watson of 180 Jefferson Street, Newcastle; acted as both sides secretary. Both teams entered the Northumberland 2nd Team Competition. The 2nd Team were captained by ?  & the Swifts captain was Joseph Simpson. Few team line ups exist for the 2nds’ but the Swifts seem to have been more high profile & the line up was often reported. It seems that only rarely were the players interchangeable between the two sides. The home venue for the Swifts matches was initially not at St. James Park, & they used Brunswick’s ground. However from early 1887 the home games were noted as being played at the ground or the Leazes. They played are noted as playing their home games on Brunswick’s ground, ‘kindly lent’. The 2nd’s home venue will require further research to find out of they used SJP or not. Below are details of these sides matches played that season, beginning with the 2nds…
 
SEP.25th.1886, POINT PLEASANT, Lost 0:6, (Away at Wallsend).
The game was an easy victory for the home team.
 
OCT.2nd.1886, MORPETH HARRIERS 2nd. (Away) Won 4:1.
 
OCT.9th.1886, BACKWORTH HOTSPUR 2nd. (Away) Lost 3:4.
 
OCT.23rd.1886, BRUNSWICK 2nd (Away at Bath Lane), Won 3:1.
West End won this well contested game. Todd, Kyle, Taylor & Jeffrey al played well for the winners.
WEST END: M.DOUGLAS, H.AMORY, J.AMORY, W.TODD, T.KYLE, W.BURKE, W.FINDLAY, TAYLOR, W.BROWN, H.JEFFREY, J.BAYLEY (Line up not in correct order).
 
NOV.6th.1886, WHITBURN, (At Home), No Score? Match Abandoned Due To Stormy Weather.
 
NOV.27th.1886, HEBBURN ARGYLE (At Home), Lost 0:1
Played 20 minutes each way. The ground was greasy, which prevented good shooting. The visitors had the best of the game, with their goalkeeper being hardly called upon. 
 
DEC.4th.1886, CHEVIOT, (At Home), Lost 0(0) : 7(5). The goal scorers included PURVIS (1 min). Played 30 minutes each way, but as darkness set in the second half, West End left the field after a dispute arose. In the first half the Cheviot custodian was not called upon. The visitors continued their superiority throughout the game.
WEST END: DOUGLAS, H.WAGGOTT, G.TAYLOR, W.TODD, W.KENNON, J.BLAYLOCK, BAYLEY, S.CUBBENS, W.BURKE, T.STANGER, A Sub.
CHEVIOT: W.COLDWELL (capt), F.COXON, J.HEPPELL, J.HARRISON, A.STOREY, W.CHADWICK, PURVIS, A.MUIR, J.THOMS, C.TINLIN, INGLES.
  
 
DEC.11th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA, (At Home on the Leazes), Lost 1(1) : 8(4).
Playing down field in the first half, FA. scored four goals. They added another four in the second half.
Gow played as an outfield played & along with Appleby they were the best for West End. The seconds possibly played Shankhouse 2nd. Team away on Christmas Day, but the score is not known.
 
JAN.22nd.1887, WEST END ‘B’ v RENDEL 2nd, Lost 0:8, Scratched Northumberland 2nd Tram Competition Rd Tie (Match revised to be a friendly as only 9 West End players turned up).  
WEST END: W.CAMERON, H.WAGGOTT, H.JEFFREY, G.TAYLOR, W.TODD, W.FINDLAY, W.MOAT, J.BLAYLOCK, W.BROWN, W.BAILEY, M.DOUGLAS.
Umpire- J.VEITCH.
 
WEST END 2ND. TEAM (known) APPEARANCE RECORD
 
Name                             Friendly Apps.                   Cup Apps
AMORY, H.                           1
AMORY, J.                            1
BAILEY? W?                                                                   1
BAYLES, J.                            2
BLAYCOCK, JAMES            1                                       1
BROWN, WILLIAM              1                                       1
BURKE, W.                            2               
CAMERON, W.                                                                1
CUBBENS, S.                         1
DOUGLAS, M.                       2                                        1
FINDLAY, W.                         1                                       1
JEFFREY, H.                           1                                       1
KENNON, W.                          1
KYLE, T.D.                              1
MOAT, W.                                                                        1
STANGER, THOMAS W. (TOM)1
TAYLOR, G.                            1                                       1
TODD, W.                                2                                       1
WAGGOTT, HENRY              1                                       1
 
Additional Information:
 
JAMES BLAYLOCK
Other Clubs: Newcastle Rangers (1883-84).
WEST END (1886-87)
 
WILLIAM BROWN
Other Clubs; White Rose (1886-87), Rendel (1887-89), Elswick Leather Works (1886-87), St. Luke’s CC, Gateshead Association (1888-89).
 
HENRY WAGGOTT
DOB: Approx: 1867, Newcastle.
1881 Census: (Aged 14), 41/43 Jefferson Street, Westgate, Newcastle. Scholar. (brother of John)
Other clubs: Wellington Rovers, Chester-Le-Street Co-Operative Swifts (JAN.1887)
WEST END (1882-87)
 
WEST END ‘SWIFTS’
 
SEP.18th.1886, MORPETH HARRIERS 2nd; Won 3(1) : 1(1). (Played away on Mr. Almond’s Field, Heworth Terrace). Goal Scorers: W.TIFFIN (10 mins), West End. E.MANNERS (1st Half), Morpeth. W.TIFFIN (46 mins), E.SURTEES (2nd Half), West End. Referee: Tom Watson (West End). The game was played 35 minutes each way. The game commenced slowly but soon became ‘very keen & swift’. Brewis for the home team had three chances to score in the first half, but missed. West End scored first through Tiffin, then E.Manners scored for Morpeth. Tiffin regained the lead fpor West End a minute into the second half & the side played with credible swiftness & accuracy. Minnikin in goal, also gave admirable service for the winners.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, W.CAMERON, W.BROWN, A.DIX(CKS)ON, J.AMORY, J.HAYES, W.TIFFIN, E.SURTEES, S.GARDE(I)NER, J.SIMPSON (capt), R.PAPE.
MORPETH: T.LOFTUS, M.YOUNG, T.BROWN, W.DONKIN, W.DODDS, E.RUTHERFORD, A.BREWIS, J.MUCKLE, E.MANNERS, J.DODDS, J.COWENS.
 
SEP.25th.1886, LEMINGTON RANGERS, Won 4:2 (Away at Ryton). A well contested game played in two halves of 30 minutes. The brothers Clark played well for the losers.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, J.AMORY, W.BROWN, J.HAYES, MORDUE, DIXON (jun), H.WILSON, A.FISH, GARDINER, T.EWAGGOTT, J.SIMPSON (capt).
LEMINGTON: SMILES, CLARK, ATKINSON, TEASDALE, NICHOLSON, CHARLTON, J.SWEDDLE, T.SWEDDLE, CLARK, LYNCH, BRODIE (capt).     
 
OCT.9th.1886, MIDDLESBROUGH 2nd., Lost 1:3 (Away).
The ‘Boro’, were unbeaten prior to this game & the game was exciting throughout. Taylor, Bell & Pawson were best for the winners. The teams arrived late at 3.40pm.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, W.BROWN, J.AMORY, DIXON, T.WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, GARDNER, E.SURTEES, W.LAING, J.SIMPSON (capt). (Only 10 names listed)
MIDDLESBROUGH: POLLARD, WATSON, LOFTUS, BELL, CRUSE, McNELLIS, TAYLOR, PAWSON, JONES, GRAHAM, PICKSTON. 
 
OCT.16th.1886, BISHOP AUCKLAND 2nd (At Home at Brunswick FC’s Ground), Won 3:1. A fair attendance was recorded. Referee: J. Clapperton. Greener (a junior) played, as they were one short. He was fast throughout.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, J.AMORY, W.BROWN, J.HAYES, DICKSON, GREENER. J.SIMPSON (capt), E.WAGGOTT, GARDINER, E.SURTEES, W.LAING.
BISHOP’S: W.PICKERING, J.BULMER, T.WARDALE, G.STRACHAN, T.ADDISON, L.ETHRINGTON, J.TODD, J.WAILES, J.WALKER, W.HALL, R.PICKERING. 
 
OCT.23rd.1886, BACKWORTH (At Home), Won 3(2) : 1(0). Goal Scorers: T.WAGGOTT (1st Half), W.TIFFIN (1st Half), West End. (2nd Half scorers not known). The game was noted for its good passing. Sinclair & Donnachie played well for the losers.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, W.BROWN, T.WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, E.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, J.SIMPSON, W.TIFFIN, W.MATHER, E.SURTEES, S.GARDNER.
 
NOV.20th.1886, WHITBURN, (Away), Won 4:0.
The Swifts were declared victors after a well contested game.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, W.BROWN, T.WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, E.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, J.SIMPSON, BROWN?, J.VASEY- (SUB), E.SURTEES, S.GARDNER. 
WHITBURN: A.GRUNDY, BROWNING, STENTON, STENTON, ROBSON, SCOTT, WILSON, T.WILSON, F.HOGG, W.HOGG, F.DOBSON.
 
DEC.4th.1886, RENDEL, Lost (score not known).
‘Rendel beat West End by a good total’.
 
JAN.15th.1887 (Away), EAST END 2nd TEAM, Won 2:0, Northumberland FA 2nd Team Medal Competition 1st Rd. The match took place, with East End having placed sand on the ground to prevent it being a sheet of ice. Marshall (late of Tyne Association) was noted having a good game. McDougall in goal, made some good saves, preventing the score being higher. Referee: W. Scott (Newcastle FA).
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, T.WAGGOTT, W.BROWN, W.LAING, E.WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, JOSEPH WELFORD, J.SIMPSON (capt), W.MATHER, E.SURTEES, S. G?.GARDINER.
Umpire- J.DAV(E)Y
EAST END: A.McDOUGAL, SAM HERON, C.S?HISCOCK, W.WILSON, J.WILSON, T.MARSHALL, T.ROCHE, E?MILLER or LIDDELL, S.RYDER, J.BARKER, J.BROUGHTON. Umpire- J.ARMSTRONG.
 
JAN.29th.1887, BARRINGTON UNION JACKS 2nd TEAM (Neutral at North Eastern FC), Won 3:0. Northumberland FA 2nd Team Competition 2nd Rd.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, T.WAGGOTT, W.BROWN, J.HAYES, E.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, J.SIMPSON (capt), W.MATHER, E.SURTEES, S.GARDNER. (Only 10 players listed)
Umpire- J.DAV(E)Y
 
FEB.5th.1887, ST MARY’S & ST. JAMES, (At Home), Won 4:1.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, W.BROWN, J.HAYES, E.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, J.WAGGOTT, J.SIMPSON, W.MATHER, E.SURTEES, S.GARDNER. (10 listed)
 
FEB.12th.1887, RENDEL (At Home), Won 7:0, Northumberland FA 2nd. Team Competition 3rd Rd. The home side were described as being in ‘capital form’.   
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, T.WAGGOTT, W,BROWN, J.HAYES, E.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, J.WAGGOTT, J.SIMPSON (capt), W.MATHER, E.SURTEES, S.GARDNER.
Umpire- J.DAV(E)Y
 
FEB.19th.1887, BACKWORTH HOTSPUR, (Away), Lost 0:1. A Good match was witnessed, despite neither side being well represented.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, WILLIAM BROWN, T.(W?)WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, E.WAGGOTT, R.UMPIRE, J.SIMPSON, J.COLLIER- (SUB), E.SURTEES, T? GARDINER, (W.MATHER, W.LAING  OR J.WAGGOTT).
BACKWORTH: J.TAIT, G.LOWES, G.JOLLY, J.BROWN, W.BROWN, W.SCOTT, J.DOUGLAS, R.COVEL, T.DOWNIE, C.DONNACHIE, J.HUNTER.    
 
MAR.5th.1887, WHITBURN 2nd TEAM, (At Home at St. James Park), Won 6:2.
The brother Dobson played a good game for Whitburn.
 
MAR.19th.1887, SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH, 2nd TEAM (Neutral on North Eastern FC Ground). Lost 0(0) : 5(1). Northumberland 2nd Team Competition Semi Final. 1st. Half Goal Scorer: W.BROWN (OG).
This exciting game was played before a goodly number of spectators.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, T.WAGGOTT, W.BROWN, W.LAING, E.WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, J.SIMPSON, J.WAGGOTT, W.MATHER, E.SURTEES, S.GARDNER.
SHANKHOUSE: J.PARKER, W.RAWSON, R.BRYDEN, R.TURPIN, H.BATTEN, R.DICK, R.DOWNEY, A.HAMILTON, J.CARR, R.CARR, R.HAMILTON.
 
MAR.26th.1887, GATESHEAD SWIFTS (Away), Won 5:0. A Pleasant game.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, T.WAGGOTT, J.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, C.ARCHER, J.HAYES, S.GARDINER, E.SURTEES, W.SWINBURNE, J.SIMPSON, R.COLLIER.
 
APR.2nd.1887, CHEVIOT, (At Home), Won 4:2.
Goal Scorers: W.TIFFIN (2), E.SURTEES, J.HAYES, West End.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, T.WAGGOTT, J.WAGGOTT, J.HAYES, E.WAGGOTT, W.LAING, W.TIFFIN, JOSEPH WELFORD, J.SIMPSON, E.SURTEES, S,GARDNER. Umpire- J.DAVY.
CHEVIOT: J.DANIELS, W.COLDWELL, F.COXON, J.HEPPELL, W.CHADWICK, J.G.BURN, J.PURVIS, A.MUIR, A.STOREY, C.TINLIN, J.THOMS.
 
WEST END SWIFTS (known) APPEARANCE RECORD
 
Name                            Cup Apps.                 Friendly Apps.      Friendly Goals                 
AMORY, J.                                                              5
ARCHER, C.                                                            1
BROWN, WILLIAM          4                                   8
BROWN                                                                   1
CAMERON, W.                                                       2
COLLIER, J. (SUB)                                                 1
COLLIER, R.                                                           1
DIXON, A. (Jun)                                                      4
FISH, ANDREW                                                     1
GARD(I)NER, S (G? T?)    4 (1- G?)                      9 (1- T?)
GREENER                                                               1
HAYES, J.                           4                                   9                         1
LAING, W.                          4                                   7
MATHER, W.                     4                                    2
MINNIKIN, THOMAS       4                                   10
MORDUE                                                                  1                           
PAPE, R.                                                                   2
SIMPSON, JOSEPH (capt) 4                                   10
SURTEES, EDWARD        4                                   10                       2
SWINBURNE, WILLIAM                                        1
TIFFIN, WILLIAM                                                   4                        5    
UMPIRE, R.                                                              1 (Possibly a pun for Davey the sides Umpire)
VASEY, J (SUB)                                                       1
WAGGOTT, E.                   4                                     6
WAGGOTT, JOHN            2                                     3
WAGGOTT, THOMAS     4                                     6                        1
WELFORD, JOSEPH         1                                     1                  
WILSON, H.                                                              1
                      
Additional Information;
 
BROWN, WILLIAM
Other Clubs: WHITE ROSE FC, ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS, GATESHEAD, RENDEL, ST. LUKE’S CC. 
 
WAGGOTT, THOMAS W.
DOB: Approx: 1865, Newcastle.
1881 Census: (Aged 16), 244 Stanhope Street, Westgate, Newcastle. Occupation- Iron Moulder
(Brother of Edwin)
Clubs: ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS, GLOUCESTER CC.
WEST END FC & CC (1882-87) 
 
WEST END JUNIORS / 3rd’s
 
West End fielded a third team that season, who were often referred to as the Juniors. They entered the Northumberland Junior Cup. The Juniors Captain was recorded as A. Douglas. They did well to progress as far as the semi final of the Northumberland Junior Cup & were unlucky not to make into the final.  
 
SEP.18th.1886, CHEVIOT ‘B’, (At Home) Won 3:2, This ‘good game resulted in a victory for the home side West End’. 
WEST END: GOW, J.HARDMAN, J.IRWIN, BURNS, HUTCHINSON, JEFFREY, DONALD, A.DOUGLAS (capt), SINCLAIR, DIXON, ROBINSON.
CHEVIOT: R.JERSIN, MELL, A sub, STOKOE, GRAHAM, MacINTYRE, STANGER, COOKE, RICHARDSON, BARNES, GLADSTONE.
 
OCT.16th.1886, WHITE STAR, (Away), Draw 0:0.
 
OCT,23rd.1886, LAMBERTS, (Away), Lost 0:4. Thomas Tinlin (Charles’ brother) scored one of the goals for Lamberts
. Mather & Bewley played well for the winners.
 
OCT.30th.1886, ELSWICK RANGERS JUNIORS, (At Home) Won 5:1. Goal Scorers: J.ROBINSON (2 Goals), SINCLAIR, J.IRWIN, W.CRIGHTON, West End. The game was described as ‘one-sided’.   
 
NOV.20th.1886, GROVE JUNIORS (At Home at The Leazes), Won 6(1) : 0(0). Goal Scorers: STANGER, J.ROBINSON, WAKEFIELD (3 Goals), DONALD. West End also had a goal disallowed for offside.
 
NOV.27th.1886, BEES BUCKS, Lost 0:3.
 
DEC.4th.1886, NEWCASTLE FA 3rd TEAM, (Away), Lost 0:8.
Goal Scorers: ROBSON (4), ELGY (2), DIXON, ROBINSON.
 
DEC.18th.1886, GROVE JUNIORS (Away), Lost 0:1 (Disputed Goal). Goal Scorer: A.WATSON
The goal scored 5 minutes before time, & was given despite West End disputing it. Their players then decided to leave the field.
 
JAN.15th.1887, ELSWICK RANGERS JUNIORS, Won 2:0, Northumberland FA Junior Cup 1st Rd. Goal Scorers: STANGER, SINCLAIR.
 
FEB.19th.1887, POINT PLEASANT, (Away at Carville, Wallsend), Won 2(0) : 0(0), Northumberland FA Junior Cup 2nd Rd. Referee: John Oliver (North Eastern). 
 
MAR.5th.1887, SCIENCE & ART JUNIORS, Won 2(0) : 1(0), Northumberland FA. Junior Cup Semi Final. Goal Scorer: STANGER (1st Half), West End. West End scored 2 goals in quick succession; following some neat passing. Douglass whose pass led to the first goal, was in a collision with Wilde & had to leave the field of play. Sciences side included A.Muir & Findlay. Unfortunately the score did not stand as Science & Art lodged a protest claiming West End had fielded an unregistered player. The complaint was sustained & Science & Art were awarded the tie. However, the West End club secretary then forwarded the names of his team & then the Northumberland FA, then decided that the tie should be replayed.   
 
MAR.19th.1887, SCIENCE & ART JUNIORS (At SJP), Lost 1(1) : 2(0), Northumberland FA. Junior Cup Semi Final Replay. Goal Scorer: DONALD, West End, A.MUIR, Science.
WEST END: GRAHAM, ANDERSON, McGREGOR, BROWN, DOUGLAS, WALKER, SINCLAIR, DONALD, STANGER, ROBINSON, McALLUM.   
 
APR.16th.1887, BRUNSWICK 3rd TEAM, (At Home), Lost 0:6.
 
MAY 7th.1887, KENSINGTON ROVERS (At Home), Won 3:0. Goal Scorers: DUFFY, ROBINSON.
 
WEST END JUNIORS (known) APPEARANCE RECORD
 
Name                                    Cup Apps    Cup Goals            Friendly Apps.      Friendly Goals
ANDERSON, W (Defender)       1
BROWN (Half Back)                  1
BURNS (Half Back)                                                                        1
CRIGHTON, W. (Half Back)                                                          1                            1
DIXON   (Forward?)                                                                        2                            1         
DONALD, J. (Forward)               1                                                   2                            1
DOUGLAS, A. (Forward?/Capt) 2                                                  3
DUFFY                                                                                            1                             1
ELGY                                                                                               1                             2    
GOW, C. (Goalkeeper)                                                                    1   
GRAHAM, J. (Goalkeeper)         1
HARDMAN, J (Defender)                                                               1                 
HUTCHINSON (Half Back)                                                            1               
IRWIN, JAMES (Defender)                                                            2                             1
JEFFREY (Half Back)                                                                     1    
McALLUM (Forward)                1
McGREGOR (Defender)             1
ROBSON      (Forward)                                                                  1                              4
ROBINSON, JAMES (Forward) 1                                                 5                              5
SINCLAIR (Forward)                  2                 1                              2                              1     
STANGER, THOMAS (Forward)3                2                              1                             1
WAKEFIELD (Forward)                                                                1                              3 
WALKER, THOMAS (Half Back)1
 
Additional Information;
 
WILLIAM CR(E)IGHTON:
1881 Census (Likely Identification): William (Aged 11), 75 Sycamore Street, Elswick.
Clubs: Birtley (1883-88), Durham City.
WEST END (1884-88)
 
J. DONALD:
Other Clubs: White Rose, Science & Art, Newcastle Wednesday, Victoria Wednesday.
WEST END (1886-87)
 
CHARLES GOW
1881 Census: Stanhope Street, Westgate, Newcastle. Scholar- 
 
JAMES IRWIN:
Other Clubs: White Rose (1886-87), Newcastle Albion (Secretary), East End Wednesday (1892-93),
Bull Park Bowls Club (1910+).
Family History Information: DOB- JAN.16th.1869, Bolton-Le-Sands, Lancashire.
DIED: APR.13th.1922, Newcastle (Aged 53); at 137 Stone Street, Newcastle.
Occupation: Cabinet Maker (& apprentice to artist Ralph Hedley.
Census: 1891- Address: 47 Edward Street, Westgate, Newcastle.
(Brother of Thomas Irwin, West End 1st Team)
WEST END (1886-88)
 
J.McALLUM:
Other clubs: Elswick Rangers (1886-88)
WEST END Guest?
 
JAMES ROBINSON
Other Clubs: Newcastle Working Mens CC
WEST END (1884-90)
 
WEST END CRICKET CLUB SUMMER 1887.
 
On November 27th 1886, the West End Cricker Club held an Annual Dinner. The West End Cricket Club then held their Annual Meeting on February 8th 1887 at the Lord Crew Inn, Pitt Street (near to St. James Park). At this meeting the following officers were elected:
Isaac T. Walton Captain. Fed Ashworth Vice Captain.
Treasurer: A.J. Erskine. Secretary: T.H. Howe, 23 Claremont Road, Newcastle.
Committee: J.Stokoe, T.Walton, W.Tiffin, G.Lambert, A.Best, F.Fenwick, D.Laird. At the meeting was confirmed that the club would stage its home cricket matches on St. James Park, Leazes Terrace. The club had both a first team & second tem during the summer season of 1887. Below is a review of the clubs summer season of friendly matches…   
 
1ST TEAM
 
MAY 7th. (Away) OVINGHAM, Won by 10 Runs; 46 To 36.
J.Waggott & F.Ashworh batted well for the vistors & T.Walker bowled well for the home team.
WEST END: G.LAMBERT (1), T.LEE (3), J.HART (3), J.STOKOE (0), W.BAKER (9), J.WAGGOTT (4), H.LONGBOTTOM (1), F.ASHWORTH (4), J.T.WALTON (0), R.HART (15), T.WALTON (0 Not Out), Extras: 6.
 
MAY 14th. (Away) BYWELL, Lost by 10 Runs; 10 To 23.
H.Pagett bowled well for the winners taking 6 wickets for 0 runs.
WEST END: G.LAMBERT (0), T.LEE (0), T.HOWE (0), W.SWINBURN (0), J.WALTON (0), J.STOKOE (6 not out), H.LONGBOTTOM (0), WALTON (0), J.WAGGOTT (0), J.SYMM (0), WILKINSON (0), Extras: 4.
 
MAY 21st. (Away at West Cuttingwood) MORPETH, Won 41 To 13.
Swinburn bowled well taking 8 wickets for 9 runs & Ashworth 2 for 2.
WEST END: W.SWINBURN (12), F.ASHWORTH (4), W.BAKER (0), J.DUNS (0), J.STOKOE (7), G.LAMBERT (1), T.H.HOWE (0), T.LEE (4), WALTON (2), H.LONGBOTTOM (2), T.WALTON (1 not out), Extras: 8. 
MORPETH: WALDOCK (1), MOORE (6), DAGLISH (0), GIBSON (0), ATKINSON (0), PRICE (0), MACKAY (2), BROWN (0), KING (2), WALDOCK (0), JOBLING (0 not out). Extras: 2.
 
MAY 28th. (Away) BACKWORTH PERCY, Won 41 To 29.
J. Thompson & J. Duns batted in good form for the winners & W. Gregory was best for the losers.
Ashworth bowled 5 wickets for 6 runs & Swinburn bowled 5 for 9 runs.
WEST END: J.THOMPSON, J.STOKOE, G.LAMBERT, J.DUNS, T.LEE, H.LONGBOTTOM, W.SWINBURN, T.WALTON, J.WALTON, F.ASHWORTH, AMORY.
BACKWORTH: N.GREGORY (4), CLARK (0), BARRASS (0), W.GREGORY (13 not out), ELLIOTT (1), T.LASCELLES (8), HOWE (0), WILLIAMSON (0), TODD (1), R.LASCELLES (1), THOMPSON, Extras: 1.
 
JUN.4th. (Away) DUNSTON, Won by 6 Runs; 30 To 24.
 
JUN.11th (Away at the Barracks) ROYAL ARTILLERY, Won 97 To 48.
Ashworth bowled 6 for 12 & Swinburne 2 for 4.
WEST END: J.STOKOE (20 not out), T.LEE (27), LAMBERT (3), J.DUNS (3), BAKER (1), WAGGOTT (0), LONGBOTTOM (0), WATSON (0), ASHWORTH (19 not out), SWINBURNE (5), OLIVER (4), Extras: 15.
R.ARTILLERY: HOPE (8), H.JOHNSON (0), BATTY (1), BARTON (0), J.JOHNSON (7), HARDAKER (17 not out), OSBORNE (5), BRENNAN (2), KIRTON (4), ROBINSON (0), BERRY (2), Extras: 2. 
 
JUN.25th. (Away) BURNMOOR, Lost 51 To 69.
The match saw Burnmoor’s W. Middleton bowl out 3 men in 4 bowls & A. Gowland took 2 in 2 balls
WEST END: G.LAMBERT (24), J.WAGGOTT (10), J.DUNS (7), T.MORPETH (0), H.LONGBOTTOM (0), J.WALTON (0), F.ASHWORTH (0), W.TIFFIN (0), J.BARKER (1), T.BLAYLOCK (0), T.BLENKARN 1 not out), Extras: 7.
 
JUL.2nd. (*Home), BACKWORTH PERCY, Lost by 2 Runs; 51 To 53. 
This was West End’s first home cricket match at St. James Park. Swinburn bowled 4 for 16 & Ashworth 6 for 30 runs.
WEST END: G.LAMBERT (4), J.WAGGOTT (7), J.DUNS (1), J.WALTON (2), W.SWINBURNE (22), ASHWORTH (9), J?.WALTON (0), W.MATHER (0), T.MORPETH (0), E.SURTEES (0), T.WALTON ((0 not out), Extras: 6.  
BACKWORTH: W.GREGORY (0), G.TAYLOR (1), T.LASCELLES (6), G.HOWE (0), F.BAGGON (9), T.CLARK (0), J.GILLIS (8), J.THOMPSON (0), H.GILLIS (7), E.LASCELLES (15), W.SCOTT (1 not out), Extras: 6.
 
JUL.22nd. (* Home), ALBERT HOUSE, Won 55 To 38.
H. Jeffrey batted well for the winners.
 
JUL.30th. (* Home), OVINGHAM, Won 73 To 35.
The home team won after a pleasant game. Swinburne bowled in good form, taking 5 wickets for 7 runs; while Ashworth took 5 for 14 runs.
WEST END: J.STOKOE (31), T.LEE (0), G.LAMBERT (6), H.JEFFREY (3), T.HOWE (2), J.DUNS (11), W.SWINBURNE (9), J.WAGGOTT (2), T.WALTON (7), J.WALTON (3), F.ASHWORTH (0 not out). Extras- 17.
OVINGHAM: B.WRIGHT (1), W.ARMSTRONG (1), C.E.B.ORD (1), M.LENOX (0), J.WRIGHT (3), T.BLAYLOCK (3), T.WALKER (0), R.HALL (0), W.C.TURNER (8), M.ELLIOTT (2 not out), L.COULSON (2), Extras- 14.
 
AUG.6th. (* Home), WALKER, Draw 76 To 23 for 7. The match ended with Walker having two players still to bat & two in bat not out. The result was noted as a draw greatly in favour of West End.
WEST END: STOKOE (3), LEE (5), JEFFREY (12), LAMBERT (5), HENRY (16), TAYLOR (3), SWINBURNE (2), T.WALTON (3), APPLEBY (0), LONGBOTTOM (7), WALTON (0 not out). Extras: 15.
WALKER: WHITEHEAD (8), WALLACE (1), RICHARDSON (0), R.CARR (0), LOWES (9), HUNT (1), D.NICHOL (2), PATTERSON (0 not out), BELL (1 not out), Extras: 1 (SMITH & C.CARR Did Not Bat).
 
AUG.13th. (* Home), BURNMOOR, Won 66 To 11.
The visitors were unable to stand up to the bowling of Swinburne & Jeffrey. The former took 6 wickets for 8 runs & the latter took 4 for 3 runs.      
WEST END: LAMBERT (0), STOKOE (3), JEFFREY (0), LEE (18), SWINBURNE (1), WAGGOTT (0), DUNS (23), BROWN (0), T.WALTON (1), J.WALTON (2). FENWICK (11 nout out). Extras- 7
BURNMOOR: J.GOWLAND (0), BEANEY (3), A.GOWLAND (0), LONSDALE (2), ATKINSON (1), LIDDELL (2), WINSKIP (0), HOWE (0), WHITTLING (0), SMITH (3), BLAYLOCK (0 not out). Extras 0.
 
AUG.20th. (Away) WHICKHAM, Won 68 To 35. Swinburn took 5 wickets & Ashworth took 5.
WEST END: ASHWORTH (0), LEE (7), STOKOE (16), JEFFREY (3), SWINBURNE (0), DUNS (25), LAMBERT (10 not out), WAGGOTT (0), H.LONGBOTTOM (Absent). Extras- 5.
WHICKHAM: ATKINSON (0), SPENCER (0), BURN (0), THIPIN (0), HEIGHTON (0), COPELAND (2), COOK (4), FALDON (15 not out), FRAZER? (12), SANDERSON (0), DINSDAN (0). Extras- 2.
 
2nd TEAM
 
JUL.23rd. (* Home), CHELSEA, Won by 11 Runs; 69 To 58.
 
WEST END CRICKET CLUB (Known) APPEARANCES & RUNS (* = 1st Team Footballer)
 
Name                                      Matches                  Runs
AMORY:                                  1                               0
APPLEBY, THOMAS:            1                               0
ASHWORTH, FRED:              8                             36
BAKER, W. G:                         3                             10
*BARKER, J:                           1                              1
BLAYLOCK, T?:                     1                              0
BLENKARN, T:                       1                              1
BROWN:                                   1                              0
*DUNS, JAMES:                      8                              70
FENWICK, F:                          1                               11
HART, J:                                  1                                3
HART, R:                                 1                                15
HENRY:                                   1                                16
HOWE, T. H:                           3                                2
*JEFFREY, HARRY:              4                                18
LAMBERT, G:                        11                               54
LEE, T:                                     9                                 64
LONGBOTTOM, H:               8                                37
*MATHER, W:                        1                                 0
MORPETH, THOMAS           2                                 0
OLIVER:                                  1                                 4
STOKOE, J:                             9                                 86
*SURTEES, EDWARD:          1                                  0
*SWINBURNE, WILLIAM:   9                                 53
SYMM, J:                                 1                                 0
TAYLOR:                                1                                  3
THOMPSON, J:                      1                                  0
*TIFFIN, WILLIAM:             1                                 0                                                           
*WAGGOTT, JOHN:             8                                 23
WALTON, J. T (Jun):             9                                  9
WALTON, T:                          8                                 12
WATSON:                               1                                  0
WILKINSON:                         1                                  0
 
Additional Player Information:
 
FRED ASHWORTH:
Other Clubs: ELSWICK ORDNANCE WORKS CC, NEWCASTLE WANDERERS CC.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TRIAL APP: MAY 16/17 1887- COLTS XXII 139 To 99 NORTHUMBERLAND XI. 8 Runs.
 
T. H. HOWE:
Other Clubs: BRIGHTON CC
 
G. LAMBERT:
Other Clubs: ELSWICK ORNANCE WORKS FC + CC, TYNE ASSOCIATION, NEWTON FC, BLENHEIM CC, NORTH DURHAM RFC & CC, DAILY LEADER CC, BRIGHTON CC, OVINGHAM CC.
 
T. LEE:
Other Clubs: NEWCASTLE WORKING MEN’S CC
 
H. LONGBOTTOM:
Other Clubs: WEST END FC, ELSWICK ORDNANCE WORKS CC & CYCLING CLUB, TYNESIDE WANDERERS CC, NEWCASTLE WORKING MEN’S CC.
 
THOMAS MORPETH:
Other Clubs; NEWCASTLE RANGERS FC, BRIGHTON CC, GLOUCESTER CC, WEST ELSWICK CC.
 
J. WALTON:
Other Club WEST END FC (1890-92), TRAFALGAR FC, NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY FC. 
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OTHER MATCHES AT ST. JAMES PARK – 1886-87 SEASON 
 
 
OCT.16th.1886, NORTHUMBERLAND 5(4) : 3(3) HALLAMSHIRE. COUNTY CHALLENGE MATCH. Goal Scorers: W.THOMPSON (2 mins), SAM WOOD (2 Goals- One each half), G.YOUNG (2 Goals- 1st Half), Northumberland. F.W.THOMAS (THOMSON) (3 Goals- 1st Half), Hallamshire.  Referee: R.K.Wilson (Birtley). Attendance: ‘ A gate of about 500 to 600’.
After the match, the Northumberland County players received the badge with ‘the old castle’ on it, for the first time. The side contained 4 current East end players& 4 other who play for them at some point; as well as a West End player.   
NORTHUMBERLAND: J.WOODS (Shankhouse), J.DUNS (West End), J.FERGUSON (Tyne), J.BEATTIE (Elswick Rangers), A.H.WHITE (Capt- East End), W.BLACKETT (East End), D.SCOTT (East End), W.THOMPSON (Shankhouse), S.WOOD (Boundary), G.YOUNG (Bedlington), W.MUIR (East End). Umpire- G.HALL (NFA).  
HALLAMSHIRE: MICHAELWAITE (Rotherham), T.WAINWRIGHT (capt), J.H.HELLEWELL, S.HUMBERSTONE (Clinton), B.BENNETT (Rotherham), J.BOWNS (Gitsmoor), J.HUNSWORTH, F.W.THOMAS, O.WALLER (Gitsmoor), W.GUMMER, C.W.MORRISON. Umpire- J.A.FROST.  
 
OCT.21st.1886. NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL CLUB FORMED.
They were noted in the local press, that they would play their home matches on Wednesday’s at St. James Park. Secretary: T.S. Graham, 6 Osbourne Road, Newcastle. Committee Members Included: A.P.Arnold. They were occasionally referred to as ‘The Holidaymakers’ or ‘The Magpies’. The membership & team was made up largely of local tradesmen.
 
NOV.3rd.1887, NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY- 1st Practice Match (Held on St. James Park)
Details not known.   
 
DEC.1st.1886, NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY 5:0 ST. OSWALD’S COLLEGE, TYNEMOUTH
Goal Scorers: V.THOMPSON (3 Goals), GRAHAM, HARVEY SCOTT. (At Home at SJP)
Newcastle won their first ever match  pleasant game in easy fashion.  Wednesday matches were free admission.
 
DEC.8th.1886, NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY 4:0 JARROW TRADESMEN.
Goal Scorers: MUIR, V.THOMPSON, PHILLIPS (1st Half), MUIR (2nd Half). (At Home at SJP).
Match Abandoned with 3 minutes remaining;
due to darkness & heavy rain. Jarrow used several substitutes. The game started late at 3.30pm & was played 20 minutes each way.
 
DEC.31st.1886, NEWCASTLE & DISTRICT XI 2(2) : 2(1) GLASGOW RANGERS SWIFTS.
Goal Scorers: G.BEVERIDGE (5 mins), T.HOBAN (Approx.43 mins), Newcastle. COOK (1st Half, COCHRANE (2nd Half) Glasgow. Referee: Robert Crawford (East End).
Rangers featured Scottish International goalkeeper Chalmers. The match was played on slippery frozen ground.
NEWCASTLE: W.CHARD, J.WARDROPPER, J.TAYLOR, T.ARKLE, A.H.WHITE (Guest), T.BRADFORD, G.DAVIDSON, G.POTTER, T.HOBAN (replaced A.P.Farthing), G.BEVERIDGE, W.MUIR (Guest). Umpire- W.SCOTT.
RANGERS: CHALMERS, NICHOL, MACFARLANE (replaced Burns), HOTSON, COOK (Replaced Deans), DUNCAN, CAMPBELL, FISHER, PRINGLE, COCHRANE, COOK. Umpire- RICKETTS.
 
JAN.3rd.1887, NEWCASTLE & DISTRICT XI 1(0) : 5(0) CORINTHIANS
Attendance: Above 3000. Goal Scorers: T.LINDLEY (52 mins), W.N.COBBOLD (2 Goals- 2nd Half), A.T.B.DUNN (2nd Half), F.DEWHURST (2nd Half), Corinthians. A.H.WHITE (2nd Half), Newcastle. 
The Newcastle side faced the famous Corinthians whose line up that included 6 England Internationals
NEWCASTLE:R.FOSTER, J.WARDROPPER, J.DUNS, J.BEATTIE, A.H.WHITE, W.BLACKETT, D.SCOTT, J.BEATTIE, W.MUIR, W.THOMPSON, T.HOBAN, R.AITKEN (12 names listed).
CORINTHIANS: W.R.MOON, A.W.PLATT, *D.M.WALTERS, C. HOLDEN-WHITE, F.E.SANDERS, *A.AMOS, J.B.CHALLEN, *A.T.B.DUNN, *FRED DEWHURST (Preston), *W.N.COBBOLD, *T.LINDLEY (* = England Internationals)
After the match, the Corinthians players were presented with a souvenir cigarette case.
 
FEB.27th.1887, NORTHUMBERLAND 4(1) : 1(0) LANCASHIRE JUNIORS. County Challenge Match. Attendance A large number of nearly 3000. Goal Scorers: W.HEDLEY (1st Half). T.HOBAN (2- 2nd Half), W.THOMPSON (2nd Half), Northumberland. W.WRIGHT (2nd Half), Lancashire. 
White & Blackett had been selected but could not play. The teams were photographed before the kick off by Mr. Innes. Ritson hit the bar in the first half. Referee: J.Douglas (Durham FA)
NORTHUMBERLAND: R.A.OLDHAM, J.DUNS, J.WARDROPPER, J.BEATTIE, G.MATTHEWS, C.RITSON,J.BARKER, J.RAYLSTON(E), J.BARKER, T.HOBAN, W.HEDLEY. Umpire- G.Hall (Northumberland FA).
LANCASHIRE: J.UNSWORTH (West Hughton), W.BUTCHER (Fleetwood Rangers), G.DOBSON (Everton), J.HALSTEAD (capt- Haslington CI), A.GIBSON (Everton), W.WATERWORTH (Lytham), D.ROBINSON (Fleetwood Rangers), W.WRIGHT (Fleetwood Rangers), J.HORSEFIELD (Livesey Grasshoppers), G.FARMER (Everton), J.COSTLEY (Everton). Umpire- Woolfall (Lancs FA).   
 
MAR.2nd1887, THEATRE ROYAL 0(0) : 1(0) TYNE THEATRE. A Theatrical Benefit Match for Medical Charities. Attendance: about 3000. The match was kicked off by Miss Grace Huntley. Referee: James Phillips (NFA). Goal Scorer: JEFFREY (2nd Half). The efforts of the players produced much laughter. The players showed total indifference to the rules. One of the umpires had to retire hurt. The ‘Royals’ wore the Northumberland County Black & White Stripes, While Tyne played in various colours given to them. The match was played 30 minutes each way.
THEATRE ROYAL: J.W.PIERCE, J.H.MILBURN, G.MONAGHAN (capt), F.EVANS (junior), W.WEST, ROSTAM (replaced F.Johnson), HOWELL (replaced- G.Dunn), EUGENE, J.ALBERTO, F.MAXTED, J.F.BRAY.       
TYNE THEATRE: HASSAN, ARLOTTI, ARLOTTI, SMITH, YATES, ARMSTRONG, DANBY, SEALKY, WEAVER (replaced- Martinette), JEFFREY, GAIL.  
 
MAR.12th.1887, CHEVIOT 5(2) : 0(0) ASHINGTON RISING STAR, Northumberland FA 2nd Team Competition Semi Final Replay. (Neutral at West End’s Ground). Referee: Meuse (Elswick Leather Works). Cheviot’s last season before they amalgamated with East End, culminated in their progression into the final of the second team competition. 
CHEVIOT: T.MILLER, F.COXON, W.COLDWELL (capt), J.HEPPLE, W.CHADWICK, J.BURNS, J.THOMS, C.TINLIN, A.STOREY, W.ROCHE, A.MUIR. Umpire- John Oliver (North Eastern).
ASHINGTON: T.WEATHERSTONE, W.DAVISON, T.COWAN, J.RUTHERFORD, C.EDGAR, W.SCHOOLER, J.JACKSON (capt), G.ATCHINSON, J.ARMSTRONG, J.RUTTER, H.PYLE. Umpire- E,Hendy (Shankhouse).
 
APR.6th.1887, NEWCASTLE & DISTRICT XI, Draw 1(0) : 1(0), SHANKHOUSE. Benefit Match for the Shankhouse Disaster Fund. Attendance: 3000 To 4000 spectators. Goal Scorer: J.ANGUS (2nd Half), Newcastle. J.METCALF (2nd Half), Shankhouse. Referee: James Phillips (NFA).
NEWCASTLE: T.ELLISON (Shankhouse, replaced R.A.Oldham), I.INNES, J.TAYLOR, W.SWINBURNE, J.BEATTIE, A.H.WHITE, D.SCOTT, A.McDONALD, E.McGIRL, T.HOBAN, J.ANGUS. Umpire- J.W.Hornsby.
SHANKHOUSE: J.WOOD, W.TODD, J.HUDSON, R.RILEY, GEO.MATTHEWS (capt), C.RITSON, J.METCALF, A.HAMILTON, W.MATTHEWS, J.HAMILTON, W.HEDLEY.Umpire- Mee.
    
APR.23rd.1887 (A), ELSWICK RANGERS 6(2) : 3(1) ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS. Northumberland FA Charity Shield Semi Final Replay. (Neutral Ground at West End, Kicked off at 2.30pm). Played in front of ‘a very fair muster of spectators’. Referee: R. Crawford. The match ball was presented by Kirksop & Co.
Goal Scorers: ‘A Scrimmage’ (1st Half), E.McGIRL, unknown (2nd Half) (E.Rangers), unknown ELW scorers. Umpires: W.G. Scotter (North Eastern) & E. Hendy (Shankhouse).   
 
APR.23rd.1887 (B), SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH 2(2) : 1(0) MORPETH HARRIERS, Northumberland FA Charity Shield Semi Final. (Neutral at West End). This match followed the previous semi final tie. Goal Scorers: BOWMAN (OG- 2 mins), Another, Shankhouse. Match ball donated by H.A. Murton. Referee: W.Scott (Newcastle FA).
SHANKHOUSE: J.PARKER (Replaced Woods), W.TODD, J.HUDSON, R.REILLY, G.MATTHEWS (capt), C.RITSON, J.METCALF, W.THOMPSON, W.MATTHEWS, J.HAMILTON, W.HEDLEY. Umpire- J.Bywell (North Eastern).
MORPETH: (Included): PATTERSON (Goalkeeper), DICK. Umpire- R.M. Bellwood (North Eastern)  
 
APR.30th.1887, SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH 2(1) : 0(0), ELSWICK RANGERS, Northumberland FA Charity Shield Final. (Neutral at West End). Watched by ‘a good concourse of spectators’. Proceeds To the Hospital Sunday Fund. Goal Scorers: J.HAMILTON (2, 1st Half & 85 mins). Umpire- R. Crawford.
SHANKHOUSE: J.PARKER, J.HUDSON, W.TODD, R.REILLY, G.MATTHEWS, C.RITSON, J.METCALFE, W.THOMPSON, W.MATTHEWS, J.HAMILTON, W.HEDLEY.
ELSWICK RANGERS: J.McDONALD, R.SIMMS, R.McLEOD, N.McCALLUM, J.BEATTIE, S.REED, A.BEATTIE, E.WYNN, E.McGIRL, A.BOWEY, J.BAXTER. 
 
JUN.29th.1887 (Race Wednesday), WHITE ROSE 1 : 1 SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH,
Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Team Final (
Played on West End’s Neutral Ground). 
 
JUL.9th.1887, WHITE ROSE 3 : 0 SHANKHOUSE BLACK WATCH, Town Moor Temperance Festival 2nd Team Final Replay (Played on West End’s Neutral Ground). 
 
OTHER NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY MATCHES (Not at SJP)
 
SEP.25th.1886, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY TRIAL MATCH: At a field just outside Bedlington; ‘PROBABLES’ 1(0) : 1(1) ‘POSSIBLES’. Goal Scorers: J.YOUNG (1st. Half), Possibles. W.MUIR (2nd Half) Probables. Referee: David Crawford (NFA President).
PROBABLES: R.A.OLDHAM (WE), J.TAYLOR (WE), J.FERGUSON (Tyne), M.MANNERS (Morpeth Harriers), A.H.WHITE (EE), W.BLACKETT (EE), T.K.DOBSON (WE), W.THOMPSON (Shankhouse), R.AITKEN (WE), W.MUIR (EE), G.MATTHEWS (Shanhkouse). Umpire- W.SCOTT (El;swick Leather Works).
PROBABLES: J.WOOD (Shankhouse), F.AINGER (Rothbury), A.PERKINS (Wlswick Leather Works), C.RITSON (Shankhouse), J.BEATTIE (Elswick Rangers), J.ATKINSON (Barrington), W.H.AINGER (Rothbury), A.BEATTIE (Elswick Rangers), S.WOOD (Boundary), J.YOUNG (Bedlington West End), STEWART (Elswick Rangers). Umpire- G.HALL (NFA).
 
NOV.13th.1886, NORTHUMBERLAND 3(3) : 2(0) DURHAM, At Bedlington (Rescheduled instead of SJP). Played 40 mins each way. Goal Scorers: OG (off a Hoban shot)- 7 mins, D.SCOTT (1st Half), A.H.WHITE (1st Half), Northumberland. G.W.PALLISTER (2nd Half), T.D.DALIS (2nd Half), Referee: Mr. Wilson (Birtley). Muir had a goalm disallowed for offside.
NORTHUMBERLAND: W.WOOD (Shankhouse), J.WARDROPPER (Rendel), J.FERGUSON (Tyne), J.BEATTIE (Elswick Rangers), A.H.WHITE (capt- EE), W.BLACKETT (EE), D.SCOTT (EE), W.THOMPSON (Shankhouse), W.MUIR (EE), S.WOOD (Boundary), T.HOBAN (EE). Umpire- G.Hall (NFA)
DURHAM: W.STRACHAN (B.Auckland), R.THEAKSTON (B.Auckland), J.DOWLING (B.Auckland), W.DOBINSON (B.Auckland), G.PIERCY (Port Clarence), W.HALL (Shildon), T.BRYSON (B.Auckland), J.MIDDLETON (Medomsley), T.BLENCOWE (Port Clarence), G.W.PALLISTER (capt- B.Auckland), T.D.DALIS (Medomsley). Umpire- C.E.Glover (Durham FA).
 
MAR.26th.1887, NORTHUMBERLAND 2(1) : 3(3) CLEVELAND, Away at Redcar. The attendance was a ‘small; perhaps about 800’. Goal Scorers: A.BORRIE (2- 1st Half, 17 mins +?), J.RAYLSTON (35 mins), Northumberland. W.HIKELEY (1st Half), W.THOMPSON (2nd. Half).
NORTHUMBERLAND: R.A.OLDHAM (WE), J.DUNS (WE), J.WARDROPPER (Rendel), C.RITSON (Shankhouse), J.BEATTIE (Elswick Rangers), G.MATTHEWS (Shankhouse), J.BARKER (WE), W.THOMPSON (Shankhouse), J.RAYLSTON (WE), T.HOBAN (WE), W.HEDLEY (Shankhouse).
CLEVELAND: J.KNOX (S.Bank), J.GRANT (Guisborough), G.MACREE (Redcar), J.WALSH (Middlesbrough), R.AGAR (Redcar), W.FARTHING (Redcar), W.POWSON (Port Clarence), W.FOX (Middlesbrough), A.BORRIE (Middlesbrough), J.BULMAN (Redcar), W.HIKELEY (Redcar).
 
APR.30th.1887, NEWCASTLE & DISTRICT XI 1(1) : 2(1) DARLINGTON, Away at Feethams. Match for the Benefit of Darlington Hospital. Goal Scorers: WAITES (29 mins), HAY (1st Half) BUCKTON (85 mins). Referee: C.L.GLOVER.
NEWCASTLE: A.P.PAGE (B.Auckland), J.WARDROPPER (Rendel), J.DUNS (WE), W.SWINBURN (WE), J.RAYLSTON (WE), J.TAYLOR (WE), FAIRLESS, J.BARKER (EE), R.S.HAY, J.ANGUS (WE), MACDONALD (WE). Umpire- Thomas Watson (WE).
DARLINGTON: DAVISON, STABLER, SMEDDLE, RICKINSON, TAYLOR, WAITES, H.HOPE, BROOKS, HUTCHINSON, M.HOPE, BUCKTON. Umpire- C.S.Craven.    
 
        
 
 
 
                                
       
  




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