1903–04 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1903–04 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager Ernest Mangnall
Second Division 3rd
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Tommy Arkesden (11)
Billy Grassam (11)
Billy Griffiths (11)
All:
Tommy Arkesden (15)
Highest home attendance 40,000 vs Bristol City (5 September 1903)
40,000 vs Woolwich Arsenal (30 January 1904)
Lowest home attendance 6,000 vs Gainsborough Trinity (19 December 1903)
Average home league attendance 16,737
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1903–04 season was Manchester United's 12th season in the Football League.[1]

Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
5 September 1903 Bristol City H 2 – 2 Griffiths (2) 40,000
7 September 1903 Burnley A 0 – 2 5,000
12 September 1903 Burslem Port Vale A 0 – 1 3,000
19 September 1903 Glossop H 5 – 0 Griffiths (2), Arkesden, Downie, A. Robertson 3,000
26 September 1903 Bradford City H 3 – 1 Pegg (3) 30,000
3 October 1903 Woolwich Arsenal A 0 – 4 20,000
10 October 1903 Barnsley H 4 – 0 Pegg (2), Griffiths, A. Robertson 20,000
17 October 1903 Lincoln City A 0 – 0 5,000
24 October 1903 Stockport County H 3 – 1 Arkesden, Grassam, Schofield 15,000
7 November 1903 Bolton Wanderers H 0 – 0 30,000
21 November 1903 Preston North End H 0 – 2 15,000
19 December 1903 Gainsborough Trinity H 4 – 2 Arkesden, Duckworth, Grassam, A. Robertson 6,000
25 December 1903 Chesterfield H 3 – 1 Arkesden (2), A. Robertson 15,000
26 December 1903 Burton United A 2 – 2 Arkesden (2) 4,000
2 January 1904 Bristol City A 1 – 1 Griffiths 8,000
9 January 1904 Burslem Port Vale H 2 – 0 Arkesden, Grassam 10,000
16 January 1904 Glossop H 3 – 1 Arkesden (2), Downie 10,000
23 January 1904 Bradford City A 3 – 3 Griffiths (2), Downie 12,000
30 January 1904 Woolwich Arsenal H 1 – 0 A. Robertson 40,000
13 February 1904 Lincoln City H 2 – 0 Downie, Griffiths 8,000
9 March 1904 Blackpool A 1 – 2 Grassam 3,000
12 March 1904 Burnley H 3 – 1 Grassam (2), Griffiths 14,000
19 March 1904 Preston North End A 1 – 1 Arkesden 7,000
26 March 1904 Grimsby Town H 2 – 0 A. Robertson (2) 12,000
28 March 1904 Stockport County A 3 – 0 Hall, Pegg, Schofield 2,500
1 April 1904 Chesterfield A 2 – 0 Bell, Hall 5,000
2 April 1904 Leicester Fosse A 1 – 0 McCartney 4,000
5 April 1904 Barnsley A 2 – 0 Grassam, Schofield 5,000
9 April 1904 Blackpool H 3 – 1 Grassam (2), Schofield 10,000
12 April 1904 Grimsby Town A 1 – 3 Grassam 8,000
16 April 1904 Gainsborough Trinity A 1 – 0 A. Robertson 4,000
23 April 1904 Burton United H 2 – 0 Grassam, A. Robertson 8,000
25 April 1904 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 0 10,000
30 April 1904 Leicester Fosse H 5 – 2 Schofield (2), Bonthron, Griffiths, A. Robertson 7,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
2 Woolwich Arsenal 34 21 7 6 91 22 49
3 Manchester United 34 20 8 6 65 33 48
4 Bristol City 34 18 6 10 73 41 42

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
12 December 1903 Intermediate Round Small Heath H 1 – 1 Schofield 10,000
16 December 1903 Intermediate Round
Replay
Small Heath A 1 – 1 Arkesden 5,000
21 December 1903 Intermediate Round
2nd Replay
Small Heath Bramall Lane 1 – 1 Schofield 3,000
11 January 1904 Intermediate Round
3rd Replay
Small Heath Hyde Road 3 – 1 Arkesden (2), Grassam 9,372
6 February 1904 Round 1 Notts County A 3 – 3 Arkseden, Downie, Schofield 12,000
10 February 1904 Round 1
Replay
Notts County H 2 – 1 Morrison, Pegg 18,000
20 February 1904 Round 2 The Wednesday A 0 – 6 22,051

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name Second Division FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Harry Moger 13 0 0 0 13 0
GK England John Willie Sutcliffe 21 0 7 0 28 0
FB Scotland Tommy Blackstock 7 0 3 0 10 0
FB Scotland Bob Bonthron 33 1 7 0 40 1
FB England Vince Hayes 21 0 3 0 24 0
FB England Bert Read 8 0 1 0 9 0
HB Scotland Alex Bell 6 1 0 0 6 1
HB England Walter Cartwright 9 0 6 0 15 0
HB Scotland Alex Downie 29 4 6 1 35 5
HB England Dick Duckworth 1 1 0 0 1 1
HB England Billy Griffiths 30 11 7 0 37 11
HB England Charlie Roberts 2 0 0 0 2 0
HB Scotland Alex Robertson 27 10 5 0 32 10
FW England Tommy Arkesden 26 11 6 4 32 15
FW Scotland Ralph Gaudie 7 0 1 0 8 0
FW Scotland Billy Grassam 23 11 5 1 28 12
FW England Proctor Hall 8 2 0 0 8 2
FW England William Hartwell 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Hugh Kerr 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England George Lyons 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Scotland Bill McCartney 13 1 0 0 13 1
FW Ireland Tommy Morrison 9 0 7 1 16 1
FW England Dick Pegg 13 6 3 1 16 7
FW Scotland Sandy Robertson 24 0 2 0 26 0
FW Scotland Tom Robertson 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Alf Schofield 26 6 7 3 33 9
FW England Joseph Schofield 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England Harry Wilkinson 8 0 1 0 9 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1903/04". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2008.