Walsall player 359. Sammy Holmes.


This is a short post as though I would like to publish a big post about one of the first players to play for the NEW club (Amalgamated Town and Swifts) , but unfortunatley, I cannot find much about him or our first team. SORRY!
Though they did not gain a place among the 12 founder members of The Football League in 1888, Walsall Town Swifts beat Burnley – one of the selected 12 – in the first home game of that season. A striker by the name of Sammy Holmes achieved the distinction of scoring the first-ever goal for the Town Swifts.
Sammy Holmes played 102 games scoring 46 goals over five seasons also being leading goalscorer.
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