By Andy Kelly
Woolwich Arsenal had two games in the week following their 0-3 defeat at Liverpool. Both games were at the Manor Ground against opposition that they had beaten (Bolton) and drawn against (second place Everton) the previous season, so hopes were high.
First up were Bolton on Saturday 14th September. The Arsenal team lined-up as they had for the opening two games:
Thomson Sands McKinnon
Greenaway Common McLaughlan Flanagan Winship
Bolton’s team was:
Greenhalgh Fay Barber
Donaldson Bentley Jones Smith Vizard
13,000 had turned up, putting about £326 into the club’s coffers. If the locals could continue to attend in such numbers then it was likely that the directors would be willing to keep the club in Plumstead.