1897–98 Newton Heath F.C. season

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Newton Heath
1897–98 season
Secretary A. H. Albut
Second Division 4th
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Henry Boyd (22)
All:
Henry Boyd (22)
Highest home attendance 20,000 vs Manchester City (16 October 1897)
Lowest home attendance 2,000 vs Loughborough (29 March 1898)
Average home league attendance 6,647
Home colours
Away colours

The 1897–98 season was Newton Heath's sixth season in the Football League and their fourth in the Second Division. They finished fourth in the league, which was not enough to earn them a chance for promotion back to the First Division. In the FA Cup, the Heathens were knocked out by Liverpool in the Second Round, after beating Walsall in the First Round.

The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1897–98. They reached the semi-finals of the Manchester Senior Cup before being beaten 2–1 by Manchester City in a replay, but they went two better in the Lancashire Senior Cup, beating Blackburn Rovers 2–1 in the final.

Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
4 September 1897 Lincoln City H 5 – 0 Boyd (3), Cassidy, Bryant 5,000
11 September 1897 Burton Swifts A 4 – 0 Boyd (3), Cassidy 2,000
18 September 1897 Luton Town H 1 – 2 Cassidy 8,000
25 September 1897 Blackpool A 1 – 0 Smith 2,000
2 October 1897 Leicester Fosse H 2 – 0 Boyd (2) 6,000
9 October 1897 Newcastle United A 0 – 2 12,000
16 October 1897 Manchester City H 1 – 1 Gillespie 20,000
23 October 1897 Small Heath A 1 – 2 Bryant 6,000
30 October 1897 Walsall H 6 – 0 Cassidy (2), Donaldson (2), Bryant, Gillespie 6,000
6 November 1897 Lincoln City A 0 – 1 2,000
13 November 1897 Newcastle United H 0 – 1 7,000
20 November 1897 Leicester Fosse A 1 – 1 Wedge 6,000
27 November 1897 Grimsby Town H 2 – 1 Bryant, own goal 5,000
11 December 1897 Walsall A 1 – 1 Boyd 2,000
25 December 1897 Manchester City A 1 – 0 Cassidy 16,000
27 December 1897 Gainsborough Trinity A 1 – 2 Carman 3,000
1 January 1898 Burton Swifts H 4 – 0 Boyd, Bryant, Carman, McNaught 6,000
8 January 1898 Woolwich Arsenal A 1 – 5 Erentz 8,000
12 January 1898 Burnley H 0 – 0 7,000
15 January 1898 Blackpool H 4 – 0 Boyd (2), Cartwright, Cassidy 4,000
26 February 1898 Woolwich Arsenal H 5 – 1 Bryant, Cassidy (2), Collinson, Ord (o.g.) 6,000
7 March 1898 Burnley A 3 – 6 Collinson, Bryant (2) 3,000
19 March 1898 Darwen A 3 – 2 Boyd (2), McNaught 2,000
21 March 1898 Luton Town A 2 – 2 Boyd, Cassidy 2,000
29 March 1898 Loughborough H 5 – 1 Boyd (3), Cassidy (2) 2,000
2 April 1898 Grimsby Town A 3 – 1 Cassidy (2), Boyd 2,000
8 April 1898 Gainsborough Trinity H 1 – 0 Cassidy 5,000
9 April 1898 Small Heath H 3 – 1 Boyd, Gillespie, Morgan 4,000
16 April 1898 Loughborough A 0 – 0 1,200
23 April 1898 Darwen H 3 – 2 Collinson (2), Bryant 4,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
3 Manchester City 30 15 9 6 66 36 39
4 Newton Heath 30 16 6 8 64 35 38
5 Woolwich Arsenal 30 16 5 9 69 49 37

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
29 January 1898 First Round Walsall H 1 – 0 Pears (o.g.) 6,000
12 February 1898 Second Round Liverpool H 0 – 0 12,000
16 February 1898 Second Round
Replay
Liverpool A 1 – 2 Jimmy Collinson 6,000

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