1894–95 Newton Heath F.C. season

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Newton Heath
1894–95 season
Secretary A. H. Albut
Second Division 3rd
FA Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Dick Smith (19)
All:
Dick Smith (20)
Highest home attendance 15,000 vs Bury (12 April 1895)
Lowest home attendance 2,000 vs Lincoln City (22 December 1894)
Average home league attendance 6,563
Home colours
Away colours

The 1894–95 season was Newton Heath's third season in the Football League and their first outside the top flight. They finished third in the Second Division, earning the right to play in a Test match against Stoke City in order to regain their top-flight status. They lost the match, which was played at Vale Park, Burslem, 3–0 and remained in the Second Division. In the FA Cup, the Heathens were knocked out in the First Round after losing 3–2 to Stoke City.

A league match against Walsall Town Swifts was played on 9 March, with Newton Heath winning 14–0. However, Walsall had complained about the state of the pitch before the game, and an extra layer of sand was added prior to kick-off. Walsall's protest was upheld by The Football League, the result was nullified and the match was replayed on 9 April; Newton Heath won the replay 9–0.[1]

The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1894–95, but were knocked out in the first round of both competitions. As in the previous season, a Newton Heath team also competed in the Lancashire Palatine League, along with Bury and Liverpool. They beat Liverpool at home, but drew at Anfield and lost both matches against Bury. It was to be Newton Heath's last entry in the Palatine League.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
8 September 1894 Burton Wanderers A 0 – 1 3,000
15 September 1894 Crewe Alexandra H 6 – 1 Dow (2), Smith (2), Clarkin, McCartney 6,000
22 September 1894 Leicester Fosse A 3 – 2 Dow (2), Smith 6,000
6 October 1894 Darwen A 1 – 1 Donaldson 6,000
13 October 1894 Woolwich Arsenal H 3 – 3 Donaldson (2), Clarkin 4,000
20 October 1894 Burton Swifts A 2 – 1 Donaldson (2) 5,000
27 October 1894 Leicester Fosse H 2 – 2 McNaught, Smith 3,000
3 November 1894 Manchester City A 5 – 2 Smith (4), Clarkin 14,000
10 November 1894 Rotherham Town H 3 – 2 Davidson, Donaldson, Peters 4,000
17 November 1894 Grimsby Town A 1 – 2 Clarkin 3,000
24 November 1894 Darwen H 1 – 1 Donaldson 5,000
1 December 1894 Crewe Alexandra A 2 – 0 Clarkin, Smith 600
8 December 1894 Burton Swifts H 5 – 1 Peters (2), Smith (2), Dow 4,000
15 December 1894 Notts County A 1 – 1 Donaldson 3,000
22 December 1894 Lincoln City H 3 – 0 Donaldson, Millar, Smith 2,000
24 December 1894 Burslem Port Vale A 5 – 2 Clarkin, Donaldson, McNaught, Millar, Smith 1,000
26 December 1894 Walsall Town Swifts A 2 – 1 Millar, Stewart 1,000
29 December 1894 Lincoln City A 0 – 3 3,000
1 January 1895 Burslem Port Vale H 3 – 0 Millar (2), Rothwell 5,000
5 January 1895 Manchester City H 4 – 1 Clarkin (2), Donaldson, Smith 12,000
12 January 1895 Rotherham Town A 1 – 2 Erentz 2,000
2 March 1895 Burton Wanderers H 1 – 1 Peters 6,000
23 March 1895 Grimsby Town H 2 – 0 Cassidy (2) 9,000
30 March 1895 Woolwich Arsenal A 2 – 3 Clarkin, Donaldson 6,000
3 April 1895 Walsall Town Swifts H 9 – 0 Cassidy (2), Donaldson (2), Peters (2), Smith (2), Clarkin 6,000
6 April 1895 Newcastle United H 5 – 1 Cassidy (2), Smith (2), McDermidd (o.g.) 5,000
12 April 1895 Bury H 2 – 2 Cassidy, Donaldson 15,000
13 April 1895 Newcastle United A 0 – 3 4,000
15 April 1895 Bury A 1 – 2 Peters 10,000
20 April 1895 Notts County H 3 – 3 Cassidy, Clarkin, Smith 4,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
2 Notts County 30 17 5 8 75 45 39
3 Newton Heath 30 15 8 7 78 44 38
4 Leicester Fosse 30 15 8 7 72 53 38

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
27 April 1895 Stoke City N 0 – 3 10,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
2 February 1895 Round 1 Stoke City H 2 – 3 Smith, Peters 7,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLUBS SCORING 10 OR MORE IN A LEAGUE MATCH". footballsite.co.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2012.