BURTON SWIFTS F.C.
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|NICKNAMES||Swifts derived from their name|
|BEST WIN||8-5 v Walsall in Division 2 in 1894|
|WORST DEFEAT||0-9 v Manchester City in Division 2 in 1898|
|HIGHEST LEAGUE POSITION||6th in Division 2 with 31 pts in 1893-4|
|LOWEST LEAGUE POSITION||18th in Division 2 in 1900-01|
|MOST LEAGUE PTS (2 pts)||31 in Division 2 in 1893-4|
|MOST LEAGUE PTS (3 pts)||Not Applicable|
|MOST LEAGUE GOALS||79 in Division 2 in 1893-4|
|BEST F.A.CUP SEASON||1st round v Liverpool 1896-7; Lost 4-3|
|MOST INDIVIDUAL APPEARANCES||Unknown, but Mark Clay captained the side to cup success in 1886 (see medal below)|
|MOST INDIVIDUAL GOALS|
|HIGHEST LEAGUE CROWD|
|LOWEST LEAGUE CROWD|
|WHERE ARE THEY NOW?||Disbanded in 1901 and merged with Burton Wanderers to form Burton United|
The very rare Victorian card shown below is circa 1885
Roger and Barbara Parker have an uncle's keychain with a Burton Swifts badge attached to it, a scan of which is shown below. Does anyone know which year it was from, whether J.Parker was one of the squad of players, whether anyone can list some of the other players and maybe provided more details of J.Parker's role in their success?
Mark Clay played as a back when captaining the Swifts to Burton Cup success in 1886. His winners medal is shown below. They built on this success in 1887 by becoming the beaten finalists. Mark later joined the club committee in 1890, and club accounts are shown below.
I am grateful to his great grandson, Andy Clay, for providing the scans of the medal, the accounts and newspaper clippings of the day. If anyone can provide further evidence of Marks success or a picture of him, then email me.
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