Albion 100 years ago

Here is the Brighton & Hove Albion team photo for the 1913/14 season, the last campaign to be completed before the outbreak of the First World War:


One player signed was amateur Zillwood March, a winger from Bosham, who lived to the grand old age of 101, eventually passing away in 1994 in Bognor Regis.

The side finished seventh out of 19 clubs in the Southern League Division One and first in the Southern Alliance. Albion also enjoyed an excellent FA Cup run, putting out Oldham Athletic (who finished fourth in the Football League that season) after a replay. They eventually lost 3-0 in the 3rd Round at Sheffield Wednesday, in front of a 38,997 crowd.

Here’s a memento from that Cup run, featuring the team mascot, Rose:



One thought on “Albion 100 years ago

  1. Stephen buck says:

    Amazing that the coincidences still manage to follow the Albion to this day !!!!!! Albion vDoncater the last game at the goldstone and the 1st game at the Amex. The first Boxing Day fixture being the Albion V Reading in1901 & 2014 whoa!!!!! Spooky ?.!!

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