1892–93 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
1892–93 season
Manager Dick Molyneux
The Football League 3rd
Top goalscorer England Fred Geary (19)
Highest home attendance 27,500 vs Preston (11 February 1893) record
Lowest home attendance 8,000 vs Notts County (7 January 1893)
Average home league attendance 12.964 (record average)
Home colours

Regular Football League First team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England Richard Williams 11 appearances in goal
England Bob Howarth 26 appearances at right & left back
Scotland James Collins 9 appearance at left back
Scotland Dickie Boyle 25 appearances at left, centre and right half
England Johnny Holt 26 appearance at centre half
Scotland Jimmy Jamieson 14 appearances at left half
Scotland Alex Latta 28 appearances at outside right, inside right and centre forward
Scotland Alan Maxwell 23 appearances at inside right, centre forward and inside left
England Fred Geary 24 appearances at outside right & centre forward
England Edgar Chadwick 27 appearances at inside left
England Alf Milward 27 appearances at outside left

Number of League games in which this eleven was fielded = 0

Other members of the first team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Scotland David Jardine 8 appearances in goal
United Kingdom Archibald Pinnell 3 appearances in goal
United Kingdom William Thomas 1 appearance in goal
Scotland Joey Murray 3 appearances in goal and 1 at inside right
United Kingdom Alex Rennie 4 appearances in goal
Scotland Bob Kelso 14 appearances at right back & left half
England James Dewar 1 appearance at left back
England Albert Chadwick 3 appearances at left back
United Kingdom Robert Thomspon 1 appearance at left back
Wales Charlie Parry 10 appearances at left back, right half and left half
Scotland Alec Stewart 12 appearances at right and left half
England Jack Elliott 4 appearances at centre half and outside left
Wales Robert Jones 2 appearance at centre half
Scotland Hope Robertson 6 appearances at left half
Scotland Jack Bell 3 appearances at outside right
Scotland Patrick Gordon 10 appearances at inside right and centre forward
Scotland Abe Hartley 1 appearance at inside right
Scotland James McMillan 2 appearances at inside left

Everton were expected to be serious title contenders in the 1892/93 season but a summer of off the field turmoil played a part in a good but not great season. The club were forced to vacate their Anfield Road home and set up at a brand new venue of Goodison Park, leaving behind them their first choice left back, Duncan McLean and forward Alan Wylie. The latter probably realised that the return from injury of Fred Geary would see him left out of the front line but McLean's decision was a surprise to the club and fans and Bob Howarth found himself with six full back partners during the season. For the second year in a row the club struggled to find a first choice keeper as six different custodians filled that role as well, including Joey Murray on three occasions, despite his normal position being as a forward. The indecision in goal was more down to the selectors than poor performance as each defeat the club suffered in the first half of the campaign was met with the keeper being dropped. Eventually the selectors settled for Richard Williams whose regular clean sheets in the latter half of the season saw the club rally to finish the season in third place and reach the cup final.

Everton's midfield trio was also broken up this season as Bob Kelso lost his place to Dickie Boyle who arrived from Dumbarton. The clubs erratic start also saw Hope Robertson replaced eight games in by Jimmy Jamieson. The Scottish left half's stay at Goodison was short and after just four months he left for Sheffield Wednesday.

1893 FA Cup Final, Wolves beat Everton 1–0.

With Sunderland marching to the title and Everton having to settle for a distant third place, albeit after an excellent run in which saw them win nine of their last ten games it was the F A cup that captured the excitement as the club won through to the final for the first time. The selectors famously fielded a weakened side for the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a league game a week before the two sides met in the cup final and won 4–2. Only four of that team appeared the following week at the cup final as Boyle and Latta were joined by Kelso, having re-established himself in defence ahead of Collins and Stewart who had taken over after Jamieson had left for Sheffield Wednesday the previous month. The major selection surprise was that Patrick Gordon was selected ahead of Fred Geary in attack. The game became farce when the fans encroached onto the woefully inadequate field at Fallowfield in Manchester and made it impossible for Latta and Milward to use their wing play to proper effect, the latter being physically tripped by a spectator on one occasion. Wolves won the game in the second half when Harry Allen's hopeful punt deceived Dick Williams who lost the ball in the sun. Everton were furious though that Allen had received the ball from a spectator who had kicked the ball of Dickie Boyle's toe as the Everton half was taking the ball away from danger and felt that the game should have been reduced to the level of a friendly with the cup being played for at a later date. The game would leave a bad taste in the mouths of every Evertonian for over a decade until they finally did win the cup in 1906.

The Football League[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
3 September 1892 Nottingham Forest H 2–2 Fred Geary, Alf Milward 14,000
10 September 1892 Aston Villa A 1–4 Fred Geary 12,000
17 September 1892 Blackburn A 2–2 Alex Latta, Alan Maxwell 9,000
24 September 1892 Newtown Heath H 6–0 Fred Geary (2), Edgar Chadwick (2), Alan Maxwell, Alf Milward 10,000
1 October 1892 Aston Villa H 1–0 Alan Maxwell 10,000
8 October 1892 Sunderland H 1–4 Alex Latta 18,000
15 October 1892 West Bromwich Albion A 0–3 8,000
19 October 1892 Newtown Heath A 4–3 Alex Latta (4) 4,000
24 October 1892 Accrington H 1–1 Alf Milward 14,000
29 October 1892 Bolton Wanderers A 1–4 Alex Latta 6,000
5 November 1892 Derby County A 6–1 Alex Latta (3), Fred Geary (3) 5,000
12 November 1892 Stoke H 2–2 Fred Geary, Alf Milward 12,000
26 November 1892 Wednesday H 3–5 Edgar Chadwick (2), Alf Milward 12,000
3 December 1892 Preston North End A 0–5 5,000
10 December 1892 Wolverhampton H 3–2 Edgar Chadwick, Patrick Gordon, Fred Geary 10,000
17 December 1892 Notts County A 2–1 Alex Latta, Fred Geary 10,000
24 December 1892 Burnley H 0–1 10,000
3 January 1893 Sunderland A 3–4 Alf Milward (2). Alex Latta 5,000
7 January 1893 Notts County H 6–0 Alf Milward, Alex Latta, Alan Maxwell, Fred Geary (2), Edgar Chadwick 8,000
12 January 1893 Nottingham Forest A 1–2 Alex Stewart 5,000
14 January 1893 West Bromwich Albion H 1–0 Fred Geary 10,000
28 January 1893 Stoke A 1–0 Alf Milward 5,000
11 February 1893 Preston North End H 6–0 Alan Maxwell (2), Alex Latta, Patrick Gordon, Edgar Chadwick, Alf Milward 27,500
13 February 1893 Wednesday A 2–0 Edgar Chadwick, Harry Brandon own goal
25 February 1893 Accrington A 3–0 Edgar Chadwick (2), Bob Kelso (penalty) 4,000
18 March 1893 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 4–2 Fred Geary (2), Abe Hartley, Jack Elliott 5,000
1 April 1893 Blackburn Rovers H 4–0 Robert Jones, Alan Maxwell, Fred Geary, James McMillan 14,000
3 April 1893 Bolton Wanderers H 3–0 Alex Latta, Fred Geary 20,000
8 April 1893 Burnley A 0–3 7,000
15 April 1893 Derby County H 5–0 Alex Latta (2), Fred Geary (2), Alf Milward 12,000

Football Association Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
21 January 1893 First West Bromwich Albion H 4–1 Fred Geary (2), Alex Latta, Alan Maxwell 23,867
4 February 1893 Second Nottingham Forest H 4–2 Fred Geary, Alf Milward (2), Edgar Chadwick 25,000
18 February 1893 Quarter final Wednesday H 3–0 Fred Geary, Bob Kelso (penalty), Edgar Chadwick 30,000
14 March 1893 Semi Final Preston North End Bramall Lane, Sheffield 2 – 2 (after extra time) Patrick Gordon, Edgar Chadwick 30,000
16 March 1893 Semi Final replay Preston North End Bramall Lane, Sheffield 0–0 30,000
20 March 1893 Semi Final second replay Preston North End Ewood Park, Blackburn 2–1 Patrick Gordon, Alan Maxwell 20,000
25 March 1893 1893 FA Cup Final Wolverhampton Wanderers Fallowfield Stadium, Manchester 0–1 45,067

Football League First Division[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Sunderland 30 22 4 4 100 36 2.778 48
2 Preston North End 30 17 3 10 57 39 1.462 37
3 Everton 30 16 4 10 74 51 1.451 36
4 Aston Villa 30 16 3 11 73 62 1.177 35
5 Bolton Wanderers 30 13 6 11 56 55 1.018 32
6 Burnley 30 13 4 13 51 44 1.159 30
7 Stoke 30 12 5 13 58 48 1.208 29
8 West Bromwich Albion 30 12 5 13 58 69 0.841 29
9 Blackburn Rovers 30 8 13 9 47 56 0.839 29
10 Nottingham Forest 30 10 8 12 48 52 0.923 28
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 12 4 14 47 68 0.691 28
12 The Wednesday 30 12 3 15 55 65 0.846 27
13 Derby County 30 9 9 12 52 64 0.813 27
14 Notts County[1] 30 10 4 16 53 61 0.869 24
15 Accrington[2] 30 6 11 13 57 81 0.704 23
16 Newton Heath[3] 30 6 6 18 50 85 0.588 18

Records[edit]

The following positive or neutral records were set by the 1891–92 Everton team

  • Most points in a season = 36
  • Most home points in a season = 21
  • Most away points in a season = 15
  • Most wins in a season = 16
  • Equalled most home wins in a season = 9 matched 1890–91 team
  • Most home draws in a season = 3
  • Most goals scored in a season = 74
  • Most home goals scored in a season = 44
  • Most away goals scored in a season = 30
  • Biggest away win in league history 6–1 @ Derby County 5 November 1892
  • Equalled most goals in a single game = 4 Alex Latta, vs Newton Heath, 19 October 1892
  • Most hat tricks by team in a season = 3
  • Equalled Most season hat tricks = 2 Alex Latta matched his own 1892 record
  • Most Everton Hat tricks career = 5 Alex Latta (added two this season)
  • Longest winning sequence in club history = 8 from 14 January to 3 April 1893
  • Longest home winning sequence in club history = 6 from 7 January to season's end
  • Longest unbeaten run in club history = 8 from 14 January to 3 April
  • Equalled longest unbeaten home run in club history = 6 from 7 January to season's end matching 1889–90 team and 1890–91 team
  • Equalled longest home drawn sequence = 2 matching 1889–90 team
  • Equalled fewest away draw in a season = 1 matching 1889–90 and 1890–91 teams

The following negative records were also set by the team

  • Equalled most home defeats in a season = 3 matching with 1888–89 team and 1891–92 team
  • Most goals conceded in a season = 51
  • Equalled most home goals conceded in a season = 17 matching 1888–89 team
  • Most away goals conceded in a season = 34
  • First season in history without an ever present player
  • Longest winless home sequence in a season = 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Invited to join Second Division after losing test match to Darwen
  2. ^ Resigned from Football League after losing test match to Sheffield United
  3. ^ Remained in First Division after winning test match against Small Heath