1894–95 Stoke F.C. season

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Stoke
1894–95 season
Chairman Mr S. Barker
Manager Arthur Reeves
Stadium Victoria Ground
Football League First Division 14th (24 Points)
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Joe Schofield & Billy Dickson (13)
All: Joe Schofield & Billy Dickson (13)
Highest home attendance 7,000 vs Sunderland (26 January 1895)
Lowest home attendance 1,000 vs Small Heath (27 October 1894)
Average home league attendance 3,875
Home colours

The 1894–95 season was Stoke's sixth season in the Football League.

Stoke's league struggles continued in the 1894–95 season as they were almost relegated but survived after winning five out the final six matches. This meant that Stoke played a test match against Second Division side Newton Heath which the "Potters" won 3–0 to preserve their First Division status.[1]

Season Review[edit]

League[edit]

Stoke had a poor 1894–95 season and by the end of February 1895 they looked destined for relegation.[1] However Stoke made it in to the end of season test match with a remarkable run of five victories and a draw in their final six fixtures.[1] Goal average just favoured West Bromwich at the foot of the table who finished a position higher.[1] In the test match Stoke were paired with Newton Heath the venue being nearby Burslem, Stoke, backed by over 3,000 fans won 3–0, two goals coming from Joe Schofield, who was for the fourth season running was leading goalscorer, on this occasion jointly with Billy Dickson.[1]

That late recovery was largely fuelled by the signing of Sunderland's Scottish forward, Tommy Hyslop who scored seven goals in seven games including a hat-trick on his debut against Derby County.[1] Hyslop went on to be capped for Scotland whilst at Stoke becoming the clubs's first Scottish international.[1]

FA Cup[edit]

Stoke exited the FA Cup at the Second Round again this time losing 2–0 away at Staffordshire rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Sunderland 30 21 5 4 80 37 2.162 47
2 Everton 30 18 6 6 82 50 1.640 42
3 Aston Villa 30 17 5 8 82 43 1.907 39
4 Preston North End 30 15 5 10 62 46 1.348 35
5 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 10 9 59 49 1.204 32
6 Sheffield United 30 14 4 12 57 55 1.036 32
7 Nottingham Forest 30 13 5 12 50 56 0.893 31
8 The Wednesday 30 12 4 14 50 55 0.909 28
9 Burnley 30 11 4 15 44 56 0.786 26
10 Bolton Wanderers 30 9 7 14 61 62 0.984 25
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 9 7 14 43 63 0.683 25
12 Small Heath 30 9 7 14 50 74 0.676 25
13 West Bromwich Albion 30 10 4 16 51 66 0.773 24
14 Stoke 30 9 6 15 50 67 0.746 24
15 Derby County 30 7 9 14 45 68 0.662 23
16 Liverpool 30 7 8 15 51 70 0.729 22

Key: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Stoke's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football league First Division[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 1 September 1894 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 2 6,000 Dickson (2)
2 8 September 1894 Everton H 1 – 3 5,000 Jack Robertson
3 15 September 1894 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 6 7,000
4 22 September 1894 Sheffield United H 1 – 3 3,000 Schofield
5 29 September 1894 Aston Villa H 4 – 1 5,000 Schofield (2), Dickson (2)
6 6 October 1894 Sunderland A 1 – 3 5,000 Dickson
7 13 October 1894 Nottingham Forest H 0 – 3 3,000
8 20 October 1894 Liverpool A 0 – 2 8,000
9 27 October 1894 Small Heath H 2 – 2 1,000 Naughton, Farrell
10 10 November 1894 Liverpool H 3 – 1 3,000 Schofield, Sandland (2)
11 12 November 1894 Preston North End H 2 – 1 4,000 Schofield, Farrell
12 17 November 1894 Small Heath A 2 – 4 4,000 Heames, Farrell
13 24 November 1894 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 0 6,000
14 8 December 1894 The Wednesday H 0 – 2 3,000
15 15 December 1894 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 3 4,400 Dickson, Schofield
16 25 December 1894 Preston North End A 0 – 3 5,000
17 26 December 1894 Aston Villa A 0 – 6 12,000
18 7 January 1895 Everton A 0 – 3 6,000
19 12 January 1895 Bolton Wanderers H 5 – 0 2,500 Brookfield (2), Schofield (2), Dickson
20 19 January 1895 Derby County A 1 – 1 2,500 Farrell
21 26 January 1895 Sunderland H 2 – 5 7,000 Meston (2)
22 4 February 1895 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 – 0 3,000
23 9 February 1895 Sheffield United A 0 – 3 3,500
24 23 February 1895 Nottingham Forest A 1 – 3 5,500 Naughton
25 23 March 1895 Derby County H 4 – 1 5,500 Dickson, Hyslop (3)
26 25 March 1895 West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 1 5,100 Dickson
27 30 March 1895 Burnley H 5 – 1 3,000 Hyslop, Farrell, Dickson, Schofield (2)
28 13 April 1895 Blackburn Rovers H 5 – 1 4,000 Hyslop (2), Farrell, Dickson (2)
29 17 April 1895 The Wednesday A 4 – 2 5,000 Hyslop, Schofield, Dickson, Petrie (o.g.)
30 20 April 1895 Burnley A 2 – 1 3,000 Naughton, Crabtree (o.g.)

Test match[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
27 April 1895 Newton Heath N 3 – 0 4,000 Farrell, Schofield (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1894–95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 2 February 1895 Newton Heath A 3 – 2 9,500 Jimmie Robertson, Meston (2)
R2 16 February 1895 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 2 10,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Test Match Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England George Clawley 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
GK England Bill Rowley 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
FB England Tommy Clare 24 0 2 0 1 0 27 0
FB England Jack Eccles 29 0 2 0 1 0 32 0
FB England Arthur Foster 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
FB England Alf Underwood 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
HB Scotland Davy Brodie 29 0 2 0 1 0 32 0
HB Scotland Davy Christie 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
HB Scotland Jimmy Dale 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
HB Scotland Jimmy Grewer 15 0 2 0 1 0 18 0
HB Scotland Jack Robertson 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
HB England Jimmy Turner 26 0 2 0 1 0 29 0
FW England Arthur Brookfield 6 2 2 0 0 0 8 2
FW Scotland Billy Dickson 26 13 2 0 1 0 29 13
FW England Ted Evans 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
FW England Jack Farrell 16 6 0 0 1 1 17 7
FW England Billy Heames 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
FW Scotland Tommy Hyslop 6 7 0 0 1 0 7 7
FW Scotland Wally McReddie 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Jimmy Mellor 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Samuel Meston 10 2 2 2 0 0 12 4
FW Scotland Willie Naughton 17 3 0 0 1 0 18 3
FW Scotland Jimmie Robertson 8 0 2 1 0 0 10 1
FW England Teddy Sandland 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
FW England Joe Schofield 28 11 2 0 1 2 31 13
Own goals 2 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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