1893–94 Ardwick A.F.C. season

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Ardwick A.F.C. /
Manchester City F.C.
1893–94 season
Manager England Joshua Parlby
Football League 13th
FA Cup Qualifying round
Top goalscorer League: Morris (7 goals)
All: Morris (7 goals)
Highest home attendance 6,000 vs Liverpool
(16 Sept 1893)
Lowest home attendance 1,000 vs Burton
(11 Sept 1893)

The 1893–94 season was Ardwick A.F.C.'s third season of league football and second season in the Football League. In the latter half of the season, financial difficulties forced the reorganisation of the club into the team Manchester City F.C. on the day of their last league game of the season. By this name the club have been known for the rest of their history.

The season saw the unusual event of Ardwick being forced to play one game - away versus Crewe Alexandra - with only ten players. Ironically for a season in which Ardwick lost two thirds of their games and recorded one of their worst ever league results, they drew the match 1–1.

Team Kit[edit]

Pre-consolidation as
Manchester City F.C.
Post-consolidation as Manchester City F.C.

Football League Second Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
11 Middlesbrough Ironopolis[1] 28 8 4 16 37 72 20
12 Crewe Alexandra 28 6 7 15 42 73 19
13 Manchester City 28 8 2 18 47 71 18
14 Rotherham Town 28 6 3 19 44 91 15
15 Northwich Victoria[2] 28 3 3 22 30 98 9

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: Football League

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
28 8 2 18 47 71 -24 18 6 1 7 32 20 +12 2 1 11 15 51 -36

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]

Cup competitions[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Lancashire Senior Cup[edit]

Manchester Senior Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland William Douglas 16 0 1 0 17 0
GK Harry Stones 10 0 0 0 10 0
DF Canada Walter Bowman 21 1 0 0 21 1
DF James Cairns 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF David Robson 17 0 1 0 18 0
MF England Jimmy Yates 12 4 1 0 13 4
FW Scotland Adam Carson 6 2 0 0 6 2
FW Wales William Egan 5 0 0 0 5 0
FW Scotland Bob Milarvie 22 4 1 0 23 4
FW Wales Hugh Morris 9 7 1 0 10 7
-- Joe Baker 3 1 0 0 3 1
-- A. Bennett 12 6 0 0 12 6
-- Wales Joseph Davies 4 1 0 0 4 1
-- Frank Dyer 21 1 1 0 22 1
-- Tom Forrester 2 1 0 0 2 1
-- J. Hargreaves 8 0 0 0 8 0
-- William Hopkins 3 0 0 0 3 0
-- John Hughes 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- A. Jones 2 1 0 0 2 1
-- A. McDowell 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- John McVickers 9 0 1 0 10 0
-- Harry Middleton 15 2 1 0 16 2
-- John Milne 10 3 0 0 10 3
-- Joe O'Brien 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Ernie Pickford 8 3 0 0 8 3
-- Eric Regan 21 0 1 0 22 0
-- D. Robertson 3 3 0 0 3 3
-- Robert Robinson 4 2 0 0 4 2
-- H. Saddington 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- Arthur Spittle 1 1 0 0 1 1
-- Fred Steele 13 1 1 0 14 1
-- J. Stenson 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Danny Whittle 20 2 1 0 21 2
-- William Willey 1 0 0 0 1 0

Scorers[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Folded at the end of the season for financial reasons
  2. ^ Resigned from the Football League to play regional football

External links[edit]