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Stafford Road
Full name Stafford Road Railway Works Football Club
Founded 1867
Dissolved 1888
Ground Recreation Ground,
Stafford Road railway works,
Wolverhampton
Ground Capacity n/a

Stafford Road were an English association football club founded in 1876, that are now defunct. The club was connected to the Stafford Road railway works in Wolverhampton, then-Staffordshire.

History

The club was founded by the works manager Charles Crump and were noted as the strongest team in Wolverhampton until the formation of Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1877. They competed in the FA Cup on eight occasions between 1879 and 1888.

Their full results were as follows:

1879–80 – Rd 1 Wednesbury Strollers (H) won 2–0, Rd 2 Aston Villa (H) drew 1–1, replay Aston Villa (A) lost 1–3

1880–81 – Rd 1 Spilsby (H) won 7–0, Rd 2 Grantham (A) drew 1–1, replay Grantham (H) won 7–1, Rd 3 Bye, Rd 4 Aston Villa (A) won 3–2, Rd 5 Old Etonians (H) lost 1–2

1881–82 – Rd 1 Wednesbury Strollers (A) lost 1–3

1882–83 – Rd 1 Small Heath Alliance (A) drew 3–3, replay Small Heath Alliance (H) won 6–2, Rd 2 Walsall Town (A) lost 1–4

1883–84 – Rd 1 Aston Unity (H) won 5–1, Rd 2 Aston Villa (H) lost 0–5

1884–85 – Rd 1 Walsall Swifts (A) drew 0–0, replay Walsall Swifts (H) lost 0–2

1885–86 – Rd 1 Matlock (H) won 7–0, Rd 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) lost 2–4

1886–87 – did not compete

1887–88 – Rd 1 Great Bridge Unity (H) won 2–1 (Replay Ordered after protest), replay Great Bridge Unity (A) drew 1–1, 2nd replay Great Bridge Unity (H) withdrew.

They produced an England international in Dickie Baugh, who became Stafford Road's only ever international when he played in a 6–1 win against Ireland on 13 March 1886. Baugh later joined the town's professional side Wolverhampton Wanderers, as did several other notable Stafford Road players including his son Dickie Baugh (junior) and Billy Annis.

The date of the club's dissolution is unclear, but they are known to have survived into the 1920s at least. The railway works that the football club were associated with closed in 1964.

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