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Potteries Derby Statistics

The Potteries Derby is the local derby between the Potters and fellow Stoke-on-Trent based outfit Port Vale.

Competition P W D L F A GD
League 44 16 15 13 47 40 +7
FA Cup 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2
Football League Trophy 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2
TOTAL 52 19 17 16 57 50 +7

STATISTICS

First Meeting 
2nd December 1882 
drew 1-1, away (Staffordshire Senior Cup Second Round)

First Win 
9th December 1882 
won 5-1, home (Staffordshire Senior Cup Second Round Replay)

First Meeting In Major Competition
5th October 1887 
won 1-0, home (FA Cup First Round)

First Defeat 
29th March 1890 
lost 1-2, friendly (17th game between the clubs)

First League Meeting
6th March 1920 
won 3-0, away 
Division Two

First Home League Meeting
13th March 1920 
drew 0-0 
Division Two

First Defeat In Major Competition
25th September 1920 
lost, 1-2, away 
Division Two

First Home League Victory
6th October 1923 
won 1-0 
Division Two

First League Double
1923/24 
won 1-0 home, won 4-2 away 
Division Two

Highest Scoring Game
won 4-2 - 7th January 1922, away (FA Cup First Round) 
won 4-2 - 13th October 1923, away (Division Two)

Largest Winning Margin
4 goals - won 4-0, home 
26th September 1931 
Division Two

Highest Attendance
49,500, Victoria Ground 
6th January 1951 
FA Cup First Round

Highest League Attendance 
46,777, Victoria Ground 
4th September 1954 
Division Two

Most Stoke City Appearances 
24 - Dickie Smith (competitive & non-competitive) 
1919 - 1922

Most Stoke City Goals 
13 - Bob Whittingham (competitive & non-competitive) 
1917-1920

COMPETITIVE GAME RECORD

1887/88
5th October 1887 - won 1-0 (h, Lawton) 3,000 (FA Cup First Round)

Stoke City elected to Second Division

1919/20
6th March 1920 - won 3-0 (a, Whittingham, Watkin, Brown) 22,697 
13th March 1920 - drew 0-0 (h) 27,000

1920/21
25th September 1920 - lost 1-2 (a, McColl) 19,967 
2nd October 1920 - lost 0-1 (h) 27,455

1921/22
24th September 1921 - drew 0-0 (h) 27,015 
1st October 1921 - won 1-0 (a, J Broad) 24,996 
7th January 1922 - won 4-2 (a, Watkin 3, Tempest) 14,471 (FA Cup First Round)

1923/24
6th October 1923 - won 1-0 (h, Clarke) 21,685 
13th October 1923 - won 4-2 (a, J Broad 2, Eyres 2) 16,800

1924/25
20th September 1924 - lost 0-1 (h) 22,747 
24th January 1925 - lost 0-2 (a) 17,214

1925/26
31st August 1925 - lost 0-3 (a) 20,000 
7th September 1925 - lost 0-3 (h) 21,782

1927/28
5th November 1927 - lost 0-2 (h) 24,972 
17th March 1928 - drew 0-0 (a) 25,084

1928/29
15th September 1928 - won 2-1 (h, Bussey, Davies) 36,182 
26th January 1929 - won 2-1 (a, Shirley 2) 18,304

1930/31
13th December 1930 - won 1-0 (h, Robertson) 26,649 
18th April 1931 - drew 0-0 (a, 13,190)

1931/32
26th September 1931 - won 4-0 (h, Bussey 3, Sale) 28,192 
6th February 1932 - lost 0-3 (a, 20,703)

1932/33
22nd October 1932 - won 1-0 (h, Johnson) 29,243) 
4th March 1933 - won 3-1 (a, Johnson, Matthews, Ware) 19,484

Stoke City promoted to First Division 

1950/51
6th January 1951 - drew 2-2 (h, Mullard 2) 48,000 (FA Cup Third Round) 
8th January 1951 - won 1-0 (a, Bowyer) 40,903 (FA Cup Third Round Replay)

Stoke City relegated to Second Division 
Port Vale promoted to Second Division

1954/55
4th September 1954 - drew 0-0 (h) 47,000 
25th April 1955 - won 1-0 (a, Bowyer) 40,006

1955/56
8th October 1955 - lost 0-1 (a) 36,271 
31st March 1956 - drew 1-1 (h, Oscroft) 36,362

1956/57
10th October 1956 - won 3-1 (h, Coleman 2, Kelly) 38,729 
29th April 1957 - drew 2-2 (a, King, Graver) 18,753

Port Vale relegated to Third Division

*Vale celebrated their centenary with a home friendly game against Stoke City on Monday 26th April 1976, which ended in a 1-1 draw*

Port Vale promoted to Second Division

1989/90
23rd September 1989 - drew 1-1 (h, Palin) 27,032 
3rd February 1990 - drew 0-0 (a) 22,075

Stoke City relegated to Third Division 
Port Vale relegated to Third Division

1992/93
24th October 1992 - won 2-1 (h, Cranson, Stein pen) 24,459 
15th November 1992 - drew 0-0 (h) 24,490 (FA Cup First Round) 
24th November 1992 - lost 1-3 (a, Sandford) 19,810 (FA Cup First Round Replay) 
3rd March 1993 - lost 0-1 (a) 22,254 (Autoglass Trophy Semi Final South) 
31st March 1993 - won 2-0 (a, Stein, Gleghorn) 20,373

Stoke City promoted to First Division 
Port Vale promoted to First Division

1994/95
14th March 1995 - drew 1-1 (a, Sandford) 19,510 
22nd April 1995 - lost 0-1 (h) 20,429

1995/96 
27th August 1995 - lost 0-1 (h) 14,283 
12th March 1996 - lost 0-1 (a) 16,737

1996/97
13th October 1996 - drew 1-1 (a, Keen) 14,396 
20th April 1997 - won 2-0 (h, Sheron 2) 16,426

1997/98
12th October 1997 - won 2-1 (h, Forsyth, Keen) 20,125 
1st March 1998 - drew 0-0 (a) 13,853

Stoke City relegated to Second Division 
Port Vale relegated to Second Division

2000/01
17th September 2000 - drew 1-1 (a, Lightbourne) 8,948 
17th February 2001 - drew 1-1 (h, O'Connor) 22,133 
5th March 2001 - lost 1-2 aet (a, Mohan) 11,323 (LDV Vans Trophy) (played at Britannia Stadium)

2001/02
21st October 2001 - drew 1-1 (a, Iwelumo) 10,344 
10th February 2002 - lost 0-1 (h) 23,019

Stoke City promoted to First Division

CROSSING THE DIVIDE

Players who have played for both clubs include...

Elijah Adams, Ron Andrew, Len Armitage, Sam Ashworth, Bill Asprey, Sam Baddeley, Tom Baddeley, Frank Baker, Louis Ballham, George Bateman, Jason Beckford, Harry Benson, Bill Bentley, Brian Bithell, Alan Bloor, Albert Boardman, Lucien Boullimier, Jack Bowman, Arthur Box, Bill Bradbury, Dave Brammer, Arthur Bridgett, Ian Brightwell, David Brodie, Joe Brough, Jackie Brown, Adrian Capes, Mark Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Tommy Clare, Albert Cook, Billy Cope, Harry Cotton, Tom Coxon, Harry Croxton, Archie Cumberbridge, Dickie Cunliffe, Harry Davies, Tony Dinning, Alan Dodd, Billy Draycott, Archie Dyke, Billy Eardley, Frank Eardley, Wayne Ebanks, Ted Evans, Arthur Fielding, John Flowers, Peter Ford, Tommy Greaves, Jimmy Greenhoff, Peter Griffiths, Steve Guppy, Cliff Hallam, Mark Harrison, Arthur Hartshone, Billy Heames, Geoff Hickson, Teddy Holdcroft, Tom Holford, Vic Horrocks, Sam Howshall, Arthur Jepson, Alf Jones, Tony 'Zico' Kelly, Wilf Kirkham, Tony Lacey, George Lawton (forward), Billy Leach, Terry Lees, Harry Leese, Aaron Lockett (Stoke reserve), Arthur Lockett (Vale reserve), John Lumsdon, Ted McDonald, Bob McSkimming, Neil Mackenzie, Arden Maddison, Jack Maddock, Paul Maguire, Alan Martin, Harry Mellor, Bob Milarvie, Bert Miller, Lee Mills, Ernie Millward, Ian Moores (trial with Vale), Jackie Mudie, Albert Mullard, Ernie Mullineux, Jimmy O'Neill, Harry Oscroft, Alf S. Owen, Gareth Owen, Wally Owen, Louis Page, Jack Peart, Syd Peppitt, Ted Proctor, Bob Ramsey, Dr Leigh Richmond Roose, Valentine Rouse, Arthur Rowley, Billy Rowley, Harry Sellars (player-coach at Vale), Kevin Sheldon, George Shutt, Barry Siddall, Eric Skeels, Bob Smith, Sam Spencer (brief spell with Vale), Freddie Steele, Jimmy Swarbrick, Harry Taylor (briefly), Billy Tempest, Billy Twemlow, Steve Waddington, Tom Ward, Cyril Watkin, Frank Watkin, Frank Whitehouse, Bob Whittingham, Louis Williams, Ronnie Wilcox, Ron Wilson, Alf Wood, John Woodward, Davide Xausa (trial with Vale)

Joe Schofield is the only person to have managed both Stoke City (1915-19) and Port Vale (1924-30). John Rudge spent 16 years as manager at Vale Park before moving to the Britannia Stadium in 1999 as Director of Football, where he remained until the summer of 2013. There are also numerous professionals who have played at Stoke then been part of the managerial set-up at Port Vale. These includeTom Holford, Freddie Steele, Jackie Mudie, Sir Stanley Matthews, Harry Sellars, Alan Bloor, Gordon Banks (coach), Ian Brightwell (coach), Keith Downing (assistant manager) and Micky Adams

COMPETITIVE GAME GOALSCORERS (TOTAL 37)

4 goals 
Arty Watkin, Walter Bussey

3 goals 
James Broad

2 goals 
John Eyres, John Shirley, Joseph Johnson, Arthur Mullard, Tim Coleman, Mark Stein, Lee Sandford, Mike Sheron, Kevin Keen

1 goal 
George Lawton, Robert Whittingham, David Brown, James McColl, William Tempest, George Clarke, Harry Davies, William Robertson, Thomas Sale, Stanley Matthews, Harold Ware, Frank Bowyer, Harry Oscroft, George Kelly, John King, Andrew Graver, Leigh Palin, Ian Cranson, Nigel Gleghorn, Kevin Keen, Richard Forsyth, Kyle Lightbourne, James O'Connor, Nicky Mohan, Chris Iwelumo

HAT-TRICK HEROES

- Billy Herbert in the 9-0 war victory in 1917/18
- George Mountford (five goals) in another 8-1 war win in 1944/45 
- Freddie Steele in a 6-2 regional war victory a week later 
- George Mountford, again, with four goals in a 6-0 League North triumph in 1944/45

George Mountford (5 goals) 
17th February 1945 (Football League North Cup Qualifying Competition)

George Shutt (4 goals) 
9th December 1882 (Staffordshire Cup)

Arty Watkin (4 goals) 
14th December 1914 (Birmingham Cup)

Bob Whittingham (4 goals) 
12th October 1918 (Football League, Lanc. Reg. Sec.)

George Mountford (4goals) 
5th May 1945 (Football League North, Second Championship)

Lewis Ballham (3 goals) 
7th May 1887 (friendly)

Willie Dickson (3 goals) 
8th October 1894 (friendly)

Mart Watkins (3 goals) 
6th October 1902 (Staffordshire Cup)

Arty Watkin (3 goals) 
7th January 1922 (FA Cup)

Harry Davies (3 goals) 
5th May 1927 (North Staffs Royal Infirmary Cup)

Walter Bussey (3 goals) 
26th September 1931 (Football League)

Freddie Steele (3 goals) 
24th February 1945 (Football League North Cup Qualifying Competition)

Fred Basnett (3 goals) 
16th August 1945 (friendly)

Jeff Cook (3 goals) 
14th August 1981 (friendly)

Lee Chapman (3 goals) 
21st April 1982 (Wedgwood Trophy)

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