1893–94 Newton Heath F.C. season

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Newton Heath
1893–94 season
Secretary A. H. Albut
First Division 16th
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Alf Farman (8)
All:
Bob Donaldson (10)
Highest home attendance 18,000 vs Blackburn Rovers (10 February 1894)
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Preston North End (14 April 1894)
Average home league attendance 8,000
Home colours
Away colours

The 1893–94 season was Newton Heath's second season in the Football League. They finished last in the First Division for the second consecutive season, meaning that they faced a Test match against Liverpool in order to retain their top-flight status. They lost the match, which was played at Ewood Park, Blackburn, 2–0 and were relegated to the Second Division. In the FA Cup, the Heathens managed to reach the Second Round before being knocked out by Blackburn Rovers, losing 5–1 in a replay.

The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1893–94, but were knocked out in the first round of both competitions. In the latter half of the season, a Newton Heath team also competed in the Palatine League in an attempt to add more league fixtures to the calendar. However, the experiment was unsuccessful, as the team lost four of their eight games.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
2 September 1893 Burnley H 3 – 2 Farman (3) 10,000
9 September 1893 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 3 Donaldson 4,500
16 September 1893 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 – 0 Farman 7,000
23 September 1893 Nottingham Forest H 1 – 1 Donaldson 10,000
30 September 1893 Darwen A 0 – 1 4,000
7 October 1893 Derby County A 0 – 2 7,000
14 October 1893 West Bromwich Albion H 4 – 1 Peden (2), Donaldson, Erentz 8,000
21 October 1893 Burnley A 1 – 4 Hood 7,000
28 October 1893 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 – 2 4,000
4 November 1893 Darwen H 0 – 1 8,000
11 November 1893 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 0 Davidson 5,000
25 November 1893 Sheffield United A 1 – 3 Fitzsimmons 2,000
2 December 1893 Everton H 0 – 3 6,000
6 December 1893 Sunderland A 1 – 4 Campbell 5,000
9 December 1893 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 2 5,000
16 December 1893 Aston Villa H 1 – 3 Peden 8,000
23 December 1893 Preston North End A 0 – 2 5,000
6 January 1894 Everton A 0 – 2 8,000
13 January 1894 Sheffield Wednesday H 1 – 2 Peden 9,000
3 February 1894 Aston Villa A 1 – 5 Mathieson 5,000
3 March 1894 Sunderland H 2 – 4 McNaught, Peden 10,000
10 March 1894 Sheffield United H 0 – 2 5,000
12 March 1894 Blackburn Rovers H 5 – 1 Donaldson (3), Clarkin, Farman 5,000
17 March 1894 Derby County H 2 – 6 Clarkin 7,000
23 March 1894 Stoke City H 6 – 2 Farman (2), Peden (2), Clarkin, Erentz 8,000
24 March 1894 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 2 Donaldson, Farman 10,000
26 March 1894 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 4 5,000
31 March 1894 Stoke City A 1 – 3 Clarkin 4,000
7 April 1894 Nottingham Forest A 0 – 2 4,000
14 April 1894 Preston North End H 1 – 3 Mathieson 4,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
14 Preston North End 30 10 3 17 44 56 23
15 Darwen 30 7 5 18 37 83 19
16 Newton Heath 30 6 2 22 36 72 14

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Test Match[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
28 April 1894 Liverpool N 0 – 2 3,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
27 January 1894 Round 1 Middlesbrough H 4 – 0 Donaldson (2), Farman, Peden 5,000
10 February 1894 Round 2 Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 0 18,000
17 February 1894 Round 2 Replay Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 5 Donaldson 5,000

Lancashire Senior Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
20 January 1894 Round 1 Everton A 1 – 7 McNaught 10,000

Manchester Senior Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
3 February 1894 Round 1 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 3 Farman, Graham 2,000

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