Team line-Ups

 
Naturally, there are many thousands of team line-ups just of Midlands teams in the Victorian era, but for those of you out there who have 'a speciality' interest, I will publish a few team line-ups from the year 1880 of what I call the 2nd tier clubs, who are not in the Lost Teams book. Nonetheless, all these teams were good enough to get a report in the Midland Athlete newspaper, which was my main source.
Contact me if you are looking for 2nd tier team line-ups, if you want to know if your great grandad played for the Tipton FC, for example.
 
The expert eye will spot some well-known names lurking in the team sheets of these smaller teams, such as Villa's Olly Whately playing for Florence with his two brothers, Albion's Jem Bayliss at Tipton Providence, Walsall Swifts' Dyoss brothers,, Bushton,Tait and Dutton playing for Florence and Excelsior; Small Heath founders Gessey,Cooke and Hughes in the St.Lukes team, and Tipton's Jim Doughty also played for Great Bridge Unity, etc etc.
 
 
(g)=goalkeeper   (b)=back   (fb) = full back   (hb)= half back  ( f)= forwards    (c)= captain
 
WALSALL TRINITY
 
Wright/W.Walker/F.Dyoss(c)/G.Thornton/A.Powell/Careless/Poppleton/Halfoed/Glover/
J.Walker/C.Dyoss
 
TIPTON FC
 
J.Nayor (g)/ phillips/ Roberts (fb)/Christie/ Griffin (hb)/ J.Onions (c)/ Standford/
Cattell/Doughty/Hipkins/Massey   * Onions and Doughty also played for Gt.Bridge Unity
 
TIPTON PROVIDENCE
 
JEM Bayliss (c)/Colley/S.Vaughan/W.Vaughan/Austin/Doughty/Patrick/Cooper/Stokes/
Buffner/Nutting
 
RUSHALL VILLA
 
Cozens (goal)/Meek (fb)/Riley/Yates/Horme(hb)/Rodgers/OwenSmith/Lea/?/?
 
WALSALL WHITE STAR
 
Evans (goal)/ Raylonds (b)/ Street/Horne/Abbotts (hb)/ Gilson/Bird/Middlebrook/Jellings/
Shene/Booker 
 
SUTTON COLDFIELD
 
W.H.Claws (goal)/ Crosshaw/Houlston (b)/ Pimlott/Halbeard (hb)/ Lecker (c)/Smith/
G.Barnes/Bates/Greenfell/Lancaster
 
ASTON CLIFTON
 
Stokes (g)/T.Vale/Williams/Hall/Read/A.Biddle/Evans/Finemore/Downill/W.Scattergood
/T.Scattergood/Bunn
 
WALSALL FLORENCE
 
R.Green(g)/ W.Penn(b)/T.Fisher/F.Carpenter/G.Mason(hb)/T.Murphy/E.Ward/
T.Pearson/G.Pearson/F.Finscher
 
WALSALL TRINITY
 
Walker/Joyce/Glover/Mathews/Dyoss/Carelss/Ludcock/Bland/Dunn/Sanders
 
CLAREMONT ST.GEORGE
 
F.Edwards(g)/Harry Pallett/J.Smith(b)/C.Field/H.Clewer/W.Collier(hb)/C.Eden/
E.Pallett/E.Linguard/A.Hill/D.Wigley/Sneins(b) /Squelch(b)/ J.Randell/Clements/
Franklin/Jones/Bagshaw/W.Cooper/Brittain/ harry Evans(g).
 
BIRMINGHAM ROYAL
 
Cooke(g)/ LLoyd (c)/ Jackson/Farmington/Priestly/Smith/Broomfield/Williams
/Atkins/Hughes/Malins
 
EDGBASTON ROVERS
 
G.Hill/H.Cooper/W.Kendrick/A.Cooper/J.Milton/F.Jeavons/A.Probyn/W.Pratt/
A.Wadley/H.Forrester/W.Smith
 
TRAFALGAR FC
 
Bickman/Oliver/W.Lane/H.Shiner/J.Reader/W.Cashmore/E.McCoy/J.Lane/Dixon/
Ellis/Barker/Hutton
 
CHRIST CHURCH (WEST BROMWICH)
 
Spencer/Sott/Turner/Holder/Wilkes/Cross/bennett/Sheldon/Ingram/Bailey/Simcox
 
ASTON ST.PAULS
 
H.Taylor (c)/C.Nicklin/F.Nicklin/T.Haynes/J.Rodgers/J.Hall./S.Chinn/H.Millward
/T.E.Millward/Devey
 
ASTON WANDERERS
 
A.Collins(g)/Redding/Butler (fb)/Dutton/Summerfield/G.Surplice(hb)/E.Surplice/
J.Law/Freeman/Hubbard/Yates/Collins
 
BHAM ST.LUKES
 
W.Young(g)/S.Gessey(fb)/E.Wilkins/J.lLloyd/S.Hughes(hb)/J.Newman/
H.Breaknell/W.Wilkins/J.Latham/J.Bloomfield/J.Cooke
 
BHAM ST.THOMAS'
 
Carney (c)/W.Cartwright/W.Derry/J.Lydiatt(f)/J.Williams/J.Jinks/W.Holden/E.Morris
C.Amer(g)/T.Wilkes (g)/ G.Lawrence (hb)
 
ROTTON PARK ATHLETIC
 
A.Weller(g)/G.Corfield(fb)/J.Flowers(c)/C.Hobson/T.Hill(hb)/T.Griffiths/J.Cotterrill/
A.Willmott/H.Grimley/J.Dudley/E.Weller
 
WESTMINSTER FC
 
A .S.Powell(g)/J.Burton(fb)/H.Whateley/A.Whateley/Oliver Whateley/F.Hill/
W.Tomlinson/J.Fisher/T.LindenG.Stuubs/Harry Upton
 
DARLASTON ALL SAINTS
 
D.Phillips/A.Davis/C.Fenzin/J.Russell/W.Mumford/M.Mason/M.Flaherty/H.Darlington (c)
H.Simpkin/F.Phillips/J.Russell.
 
WALSALL ALMA
 
J.Taylor(g)/harper/Allen(fb)/Smith/Taylor/Hodgetts(hb)/ T.Walters(c)/ Chell
Humpage/Ricketts/Smith/Walters.
 
ARCADIANS (SELLY OAK)
 
Reeve/Glass/Wells/Riddell/Jackson/Baker/Bore/Sherlock/Robbins/Lennock
 
SANDWELL FC
 
Whitehouse(g)/Franks(fb)/Dawes/Perks(hb)/Duckworth/F.Perks/Colley
Haddrer/Cross/Jessop/Reynolds