1900–01 Small Heath F.C. season

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Small Heath F.C.
1900–01 season
Chairman Walter W. Hart
Secretary-manager Alf Jones
Ground Coventry Road
Football League Second Division 2nd
FA Cup Third round (eliminated by Aston Villa)
Birmingham Senior Cup First round (eliminated by West Bromwich Albion)
Birmingham Charity Cup Semi-final (eliminated by Aston Villa)
Top goalscorer League: Bob McRoberts (19)
All: Bob McRoberts (24)
Highest home attendance 18,000 vs Aston Villa, 23 March 1901
Lowest home attendance 2,000 (three matches)
Average home league attendance 5,618

The 1900–01 Football League season was Small Heath Football Club's ninth in the Football League and their seventh in the Second Division. They finished runners-up in the 18-team league, so were promoted to the First Division for 1901–02. They also took part in the 1900–01 FA Cup, entering at the first round proper and losing in the third round to Aston Villa after a replay. In locally organised competition, they lost to West Bromwich Albion in the first round of the Birmingham Senior Cup[1] and to Aston Villa in the semi-final of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham's Charity Cup.[2]

Twenty-three players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were thirten different goalscorers. Full-back Arthur Archer and half-back Walter Wigmore were ever-present over the 39-match season; goalkeeper Nat Robinson and forward Sid Wharton each missed only one match. Bob McRoberts was leading scorer with 24 goals, of which 19 came in the league.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
1 September 1900 9th Burslem Port Vale A D 2–2 Aston, Main 3,000
8 September 1900 10th Leicester Fosse H D 0–0 8,000
15 September 1900 9th New Brighton Tower A D 0–0 4,000
22 September 1900 4th Gainsborough Trinity H W 6–0 Leake 2, McRoberts 2, Walton, Thornley og 2,000
29 September 1900 3rd Walsall A D 2–2 McRoberts, Wigmore 3,000
6 October 1900 3rd Burton Swifts H W 2–0 Walton, Higginson 2,000
13 October 1900 2nd Barnsley A W 2–1 Higginson, Aston 4,000
20 October 1900 2nd Woolwich Arsenal H W 2–1 Aston, Higginson 8,000
27 October 1900 1st Blackpool A D 0–0 3,000
10 November 1900 4th Chesterfield Town H D 0–0 6,000
17 November 1900 4th Grimsby Town A D 1–1 Higginson 5,000
24 November 1900 2nd Lincoln City H W 2–0 McRoberts, Leake 5,000
1 December 1900 2nd Newton Heath A W 1–0 McRoberts 6,000
8 December 1900 2nd Glossop H W 1–0 Aston pen 8,000
15 December 1900 1st Middlesbrough A W 1–0 Archer 13,000
22 December 1900 3rd Burnley H L 0–1 10,000
26 December 1900 3rd Stockport County H W 2–0 Aston, McRoberts 7,000
29 December 1900 2nd Burslem Port Vale H W 2–1 McRoberts 2 6,000
5 January 1901 2nd Leicester Fosse A D 1–1 Aston 8,000
12 January 1901 2nd New Brighton Tower H W 4–0 McRoberts 2, Main 2 2,000
19 January 1901 1st Gainsborough Trinity A W 2–1 Aston, McRoberts 1,000
16 February 1901 3rd Barnsley H W 3–1 McRoberts, Aston, Tebbs 8,000
2 March 1901 2nd Blackpool H W 10–1 Archer, Aston 2, McRoberts 5, McMillan 2 3,000
9 March 1901 2nd Stockport County A D 0–0 5,000
16 March 1901 2nd Chesterfield Town A D 1–1 McMillan 4,000
30 March 1901 3rd Lincoln City A L 1–3 McMillan 2,500
1 April 1901 2nd Grimsby Town H W 2–1 Aston, McMillan 3,500
6 April 1901 2nd Newton Heath H W 1–0 McMillan 5,000
8 April 1901 2nd Walsall H W 2–1 Aston, Main 4,000
13 April 1901 2nd Glossop A L 0–2 2,000
15 April 1901 1st Burton Swifts A W 2–0 McMillan 2 2,000
20 April 1901 1st Middlesbrough H W 2–1 McMillan 2 8,000
22 April 1901 2nd Woolwich Arsenal A L 0–1 3,500
27 April 1901 2nd Burnley A L 0–1 1,000

League table (part)[edit]

Final Second Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1st Grimsby Town 34 20 9 5 60 33 1.82 49
2nd Small Heath 34 19 10 5 57 24 2.38 48
3rd Burnley 34 20 4 10 53 29 1.83 44
4th Glossop 34 17 8 9 57 38 1.50 42
5th Middlesbrough 34 15 7 15 50 40 1.54 37
Key Pos = League position; Pld = Matches played;
W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost;
F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
Source [3]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1900–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 9 February 1901 Stoke A D 1–1 Main 12,000
First round replay 13 February 1901 Stoke H W 2–1
a.e.t
Bennett, Wharton 10,000
Second round 23 February 1901 Burnley H W 1–0 McMillan 11,000
Third round 23 March 1901 Aston Villa H D 0–0 18,000
Third round replay 27 March 1901 Aston Villa A L 0–1 15,000

Appearances and goals[edit]

Players having played at least one first-team match
Name Position Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
League FA Cup Total
Robinson, NatNat Robinson Goalkeeper 33 0 5 0 38 0
Webb, IkeIke Webb Goalkeeper 1 0 0 0 1 0
Archer, ArthurArthur Archer Full back 34 2 5 0 39 2
Lester, FrankFrank Lester Full back 7 0 0 0 7 0
Pratt, BillyBilly Pratt Full back 16 0 2 0 16 2
Wragg, WillieWillie Wragg Full back 1 0 0 0 1 0
Adey, GeorgeGeorge Adey Half back 24 0 4 0 28 0
Layton, GeorgeGeorge Layton Half back 4 0 0 0 4 0
Leake, AlexAlex Leake Half back 31 3 5 0 36 3
Walton, BillyBilly Walton Half back 24 2 4 0 28 2
Wigmore, WalterWalter Wigmore Half back 34 1 5 0 39 1
Aston, JackJack Aston Forward 29 12 5 0 34 12
Bennett, BillyBilly Bennett Forward 28 0 5 1 33 1
Fletcher, ThomasThomas Fletcher Forward 2 0 0 0 2 0
Gard, AlfredAlfred Gard Forward 3 0 0 0 3 0
Henderson, JockJock Henderson Forward 4 0 0 0 4 0
Higginson, JackJack Higginson Forward 11 4 0 0 11 4
McMillan, JohnJohn McMillan Forward 13 10 3 1 16 11
McRoberts, BobBob McRoberts Forward 26 13 3 0 29 13
Main, WalterWalter Main Forward 13 4 4 1 17 5
Tebbs, JamesJames Tebbs Forward 3 1 0 0 3 1
Wharton, SidSid Wharton Forward 33 1 5 1 38 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Breedon Books (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  • Matthews, Tony (2010). Birmingham City: The Complete Record. DB Publishing (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2.
  • Source for match dates and results: "Birmingham City 1900–1901: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 246–47. Note that attendance figures are estimated.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham Senior Cup". The Birmingham City FC Archive. Tony Jordan. Archived from the original on 14 May 2005. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham Charity Cup. Semi-Final Ties". Birmingham Daily Post. 18 September 1900. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Birmingham City 1900–1901: English Division Two (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 23 May 2012.