There For The Last Time

Farewell Visits To Homes That Are No More

Andy Mutch……the scorer of the last goals Wolves ever netted at no fewer than five grounds – Bristol Rovers’ old Eastville home, The Old Showground, Scunthorpe, Chester’s Sealand Road, the Goldstone Ground at Brighton and Somerton Park, Newport.

Many clubs differ from Wolves in as much as they have sacrificed their long-time home in the name of progress – or in some cases necessity.

Read below and you will probably be surprised at just how many old grounds have gone under the bulldozers.

We list them chronologically, based on the date of Wolves’ last visit, concentrating only on venues the club have played at since the war and in League or cup.

We also spotlight only the home ground with which a particular club have been most familiarly associated over the decades, so Twerton Park in Bath, for example, is not mentioned.

Have we overlooked any? Please inform us if you think we have or if you spot any errors.

The Dell: Southampton 2 Wolves 2 (League Cup third round) October 30, 1984.

Belle Vue: Doncaster 0 Wolves 1 (Third Division) March 15, 1986

Eastville: Bristol Rovers 1 Wolves 1 (Third Division) March 25, 1986.

The Old Showground: Scunthorpe 0 Wolves 1 (Fourth Division) January 30, 1988.

Somerton Park: Newport 1 Wolves 3 (Fourth Division) April 26, 1988.

County Ground: Northampton 3 Wolves 1 (Third Division) December 4, 1988.

Sealand Road: Chester 1 Wolves 1 (Third Division) March 25, 1989.

Leeds Road: Huddersfield 0 Wolves 0 (Third Division) April 29, 1989.

Springfield Park: Wigan 1 Wolves 1 (Third Division) May 16, 1989.

Boothferry Park: Hull 0 Wolves 0 (Second Division) October 20, 1990.

Goldstone Ground: Brighton 3 Wolves 3 (Second Division) August 31, 1991.

Gay Meadow: Shrewsbury 3 Wolves 1 (League Cup second round) October 8, 1991.

Paul Blades heads clear against Millwall in 1992 on Wolves’ last visit to The Den.

The Den: Millwall 2 Wolves 0 (Second Division) October 25, 1992.

Ayresome Park: Middlesbrough 1 Wolves 0 (First Division) November 20, 1994.

Roker Park: Sunderland 2 Wolves 0 (First Division) August 26, 1995.

Filbert Street: Leicester 1 Wolves 0 (First Division) September 2, 1995.

Baseball Ground: Derby 0 Wolves 0 (First Division) February 10, 1996.

Burnden Park: Bolton 3 Wolves 0 (First Division) January 18, 1997.

Victoria Ground: Stoke 1 Wolves 0 (First Division) March 18, 1997.

Elm Park: Reading 4 Wolves 2 (League Cup third round) October 14, 1997.

Feethams: Darlington 0 Wolves 4 (FA Cup third round) January 14, 1998.

Underhill: Barnet 2 Wolves 1 (League Cup first round) August 11, 1998.

Manor Ground: Oxford 1 Wolves 3 (League Cup first round) September 5, 2000.

Maine Road: Manchester City 1 Wolves 0 (First Division) December 11, 2001.

Vetch Field: Swansea 2 Wolves 3 (League Cup first round) September 11, 2002.

Millmoor: Rotherham 4 Wolves 4 (League Cup second round) October 1, 2002.

Highbury: Arsenal 2 Wolves 0 (FA Cup fourth round) January 29, 2005.

Highfield Road: Coventry 2 Wolves 2 (Championship) April 16, 2005.

Saltergate: Chesterfield 0 Wolves 0 (League Cup first round) August 23, 2006.

Layer Road: Colchester 0 Wolves 1 (Championship) March 1, 2008.

Ninian Park: Cardiff 1 Wolves 2 (Championship) November 1, 2008.

White Hart Lane: Tottenham 1 Wolves 1 (Premier League) January 14, 2012.

Upton Park: West Ham 1 Wolves 0 (FA Cup third round) January 9, 2016.

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