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Accrington FC

Founded 1876 in The Black Horse, Abbey Street
Turned professional nk
disbanded January 1896

Players provided 3
Total appearances 7


Thorneyholme Road

Domestic Honours FA Cup: Third round, 1887-88; They should have appeared in the third round in 1891-92, they had beaten Sunderland AFC in the previous round, but they protested and duly won the replay.
Football League founder member, competed between 1888-89 and 1892-93
, after which they resigned.
Highest League Position:
sixth out of twelve clubs, 1889-90;
Cup notes Accrington FC only appeared in fifteen FA Cup competitions between 1881-82 and 1895-96, losing their last match, a Preliminary round tie against West Manchester FC (1-5).
Home venue Thorneyholme Road Cricket Ground
Home strip Red shirts, blue shorts and blue socks


The 3 Players
Ply no. Name Pos App Gls Mins Playing Career
136 George Haworth RH 5 0 450 1887-90 3 years
59 days
118 Joe Lofthouse OR 1 1 90 1889 90 min
208 Jimmy Whitehead IR 1 0 90 1893 90 min