1891–92 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1891–92 season
Chairman Wyatt Granger
Manager Managed by club committee
Football League 7th
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Tom Nicol (17)
All: Tom Nicol (18)
Highest home attendance 8,500 (two occasions)
Lowest home attendance 5,000 (three occasions)

The 1891–92 season was the tenth season in the history of Burnley Football Club and their fourth in The Football League. It was, up to that point, their most successful League season as the team finished in seventh place, with a record of 11 wins, 4 draws and 11 defeats. The top goalscorer was Scottish forward Tom Nicol, who scored 18 goals in 27 league and cup matches, while fellow Scot Alexander McLardie was the runner-up with 10 goals.

Football League[edit]

Match results[edit]

Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
5 September 1891 Accrington (A) 0–1 7,000
7 September 1891 Preston North End (H) 2–0 Bowes, Haresnape 8,500
19 September 1891 Stoke (H) 4–1 Bowes (2), Nicol, Place 5,500
21 September 1891 Preston North End (A) 1–5 Nicol
26 September 1891 Blackburn Rovers (A) 3–3 Lang, Nicol, McLardie 4,000
10 October 1891 Stoke (A) 0–3 3,000
17 October 1891 Aston Villa (H) 4–1 Bowes, Matthew, Nicol (2) 5,000
24 October 1891 Bolton Wanderers (A) 0–2 8,500
7 November 1891 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0–0 1,200
14 November 1891 Accrington (H) 2–1 Graham, McLardie 7,000
21 November 1891 Sunderland (A) 1–2 Nicol 5,000
28 November 1891 West Bromwich Albion (H) 3–2 Nicol (2), Lang 8,000
5 December 1891 Aston Villa (A) 1–6 Hill 5,000
12 December 1891 Blackburn Rovers (H) 3–0 Nicol, Galbraith, Bowes 5,000
19 December 1891 Derby County (A) 1–0 Galbraith 4,000
26 December 1891 West Bromwich Albion (A) 0–1 5,000
2 January 1892 Everton (A) 1–1 McLardie 8,000
9 January 1892 Darwen (H) 9–0 Nicol (3), McLardie (3), Hill (2), Espie 5,000
13 February 1892 Everton (H) 1–0 Hill 8,000
1 March 1892 Notts County (A) 1–5 Espie 2,000
5 March 1892 Bolton Wanderers (H) 1–2 Nicol 5,000
26 March 1892 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1–1 Nicol 4,000
2 April 1892 Darwen (A) 6–2 Nicol (2), Bowes, McLardie (2), Hill 3,000
15 April 1892 Notts County (H) 1–0 Nicol 8,500
16 April 1892 Derby County (H) 2–4 McLardie, Graham 6,000
30 April 1892 Sunderland (H) 1–2 McLardie 8,000

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
7 Burnley 26 11 4 11 49 45 26

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
First round 23 January 1891 Everton (A) 3–1 Hill (2), Nicol 10,000
Second round 30 January 1891 Stoke (H) 1–3 Hill 6,000

Lancashire Senior Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Result Goalscorers
First round 6 February 1891 Blackpool (H) 6–2 Hill (2), Nicol, Graham (2), McLardie
Second round 20 February 1891 Darwen (A) 0–1

Player statistics[edit]

Key to positions
Statistics
Nat. Position Player Football League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland IF Billy Bowes 24 6 2 0 26 6
Scotland CF Jock Espie 10 2 0 0 10 2
Scotland OF Hugh Galbraith 5 2 0 0 5 2
England OF William Graham 17 2 2 0 17 2
England OF Robert Haresnape 1 1 0 0 1 1
Scotland OF Jimmy Hill 21 5 2 3 23 8
England GK Jack Hillman 26 0 0 0 28 0
England FB William Jeffrey 7 0 0 0 7 0
England HB Jack Keenan 9 0 2 0 11 0
Scotland FB Sandy Lang 26 2 2 0 28 2
Scotland HB James Matthew 15 1 2 0 17 1
Scotland HB Bill McFettridge 25 0 2 0 27 0
Scotland IF Alexander McLardie 24 10 2 0 26 10
Scotland CF Tom Nicol 25 17 2 1 26 18
England OF Walter Place senior 8 1 0 0 8 1
Scotland HB Daniel Spiers 6 0 0 0 6 0
Scotland IF Alec Stewart 18 0 0 0 18 0
England FB John Walker 19 0 2 0 21 0

References[edit]

  • Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club 1882–2007. Burnley FC. pp. 42–45. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2. 
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.