1893–94 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
1893–94 season
Manager Dick Molyneux
The Football League 6th
Top goalscorer England Jack Southworth (27)
Highest home attendance 30,000 vs Sunderland (30 September 1893) record
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Bolton Wanderers (26 March 1894)
Average home league attendance 12,866
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: 26 appearances in goal
Scotland Bob Kelso: 26 appearances at right back, left back, right half and centre half
England Bob Howarth: 22 appearances at right & left back
Scotland Dickie Boyle: 21 appearances at right and left half
England Johnny Holt: 26 appearance at left half
Scotland Billy Stewart: 29 appearances at centre half
Scotland Alex Latta: 29 appearances at outside and inside right
Scotland Jack Bell: 24 appearances at inside right, centre forward and outside left
England Jack Southworth: 22 appearances at centre forward
England Edgar Chadwick: 24 appearances at inside left
England Alf Milward: 24 appearances at outside left, inside right and centre forward

Number of League games in which this eleven was fielded = 5

  • 9 September, 3–7 defeat by Derby
  • 30 September, 7–1 victory over Sunderland
  • 7 October, 1–2 defeat by Burnley
  • 14 October 2–2 draw with Blackburn(third consecutive game)
  • 11 November 1–2 defeat by Derby

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
England John Whitehead: 2 appearances in goal
Scotland David Jardine 2 appearances in goal
Wales Charlie Parry 11 appearances at right and left back
England Billy Lindsay 9 appearances at right and left back
Wales Smart Arridge 2 appearances at left back
Egypt Jack Walker 3 appearances at right and left half
Scotland David Storrier 1 appearance at left half
England Fred Geary 9 appearances across the forward line
England Harry Reay 1 appearance at outside right
Scotland Alan Maxwell 4 appearances at inside right and centre forward
Scotland Abe Hartley 6 appearance at inside right and centre forward
Scotland James McMillan 4 appearances at inside left
England Jack Elliott 4 appearances at centre half and outside left

The departure of Alec Stewart to newly promoted Darwen and injury to Fred Geary left Everton needing a new left half and centre forward during the summer of 1893. The two men signed were of the highest calibre in the shape of Billy Stewart who had thrice been a league runner-up with Preston and record £400 signing of Jack Southworth from cash strapped Blackburn. Despite two such high profile signings Everton's start to the season proved very inconsistent and was a bench mark for the rest of the season in which they would finish only sixth. The full back partnership of Kelso and Howarth was broken up after the first ten games and played together just three more times as six different combinations including Parry, Lindsay and Arridge were tried in a bid to bring stability in front of Richard William's goal. The half back line of Boyle, Holt and Stewart lasted just three games before John Walker was tried in place of Holt after the 3–7 defeat by Derby. Holt was quickly recalled while Kelso, having been moved out of the back line was tried regularly in place of Dickie Boyle at right half in the second half of the season. The expensive signing of Southworth came too late for the first two games of the season in which the forward line, still robbed of Geary started as Latta, Bell, Maxwell, Chadwick and Milward. Alan Maxwell was replaced at centre forward by Alf Milward for the second game with James McMillan coming into the reshuffled front rank before Southworth made the slot his own in the third game with John Bell deputising for three games and Fred Geary, now back from injury stepping in for three. Geary was restricted to just nine appearances all season in every position of the front rank while Maxwell was also unable to get into the side, moving to newly promoted Darwen where his goals were unable to stave off relegation.

The Football League[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
2 September 1893 Sheffield United H 2–3 Alf Milward, Alex Latta 14,000
4 September 1893 Nottingham Forest H 4–0 Dickie Boyle, Alf Milward, James McMillan {2} 12,000
9 September 1893 Derby County A 3–7 Jack Southworth, Edgar Chadwick, Alf Milward 8,000
16 September 1893 Aston Villa H 4–2 Bob Kelso, John Walker, Jack Bell, James McMillan 15,000
23 September 1893 Aston Villa A 1–3 Jack Southworth 7,000
30 September 1893 Sunderland H 7–1 Edgar Chadwick {3}, Alex Latta {2}, Jack Southworth, Alf Milward 30,000
7 October 1893 Burnley A 1–2 William Stewart 10,000
14 October 1893 Blackburn Rovers H 2–2 Jack Southworth, Alf Milward 15,000
21 October 1893 Darwen H 8–1 Ales Latta {2}, Alan Maxwell {2}, Jack Southworth {2, 1-pen}, Edgar Chadwick, Jack Bell 9,000
28 October 1893 Preston North End H 2–3 Jack Southworth 16,000
4 November 1893 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–1 Alf Milward 7,000
11 November 1893 Derby County H 1–2 Alex Latta 15,000
25 November 1893 Burnley H 4–3 Edgar Chadwick, Jack Bell, Fred Geary 10,000
2 December 1893 Newtown Heath A 3–0 Fred Geary {2, 1-pen}, Edgar Chadwick 6,000
4 December 1893 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–2 4,000
9 December 1893 Sheffield United A 3–0 Jack Southworth {2}, Alf Milward 10,000
16 December 1893 Blackburn Rovers A 3–4 Jack Bell, Jack Southworth, Edgar Chadwick 10,000
23 December 1893 Wednesday H 8–1 Alex Latta, Jack Southworth {4}, Jack Bell {2}, Edgar Chadwick 9,000
30 December 1893 West Bromwich Albion H 7–1 Jack Southworth {6}, John Bell 14,000
1 January 1894 Darwen A 3–3 Jack Southworth, Edgar Chadwick, John Leach {own goal} 10,000
6 January 1894 Newtown Heath H 2–0 Jack Southworth, Edgar Chadwick 8,000
13 January 1894 Preston North End A 4–2 Jack Southworth, Edgar Chadwick, Alf Milward, Moses Saunders {own goal} 10,000
18 January 1894 Nottingham Forest A 2–3 Fred Geary, Alec Stewart {own goal} 4,000
3 February 1894 West Bromwich Albion A 1–3 Jack Bell 3,000
6 February 1894 Sunderland A 0–1 10,000
3 March 1894 Stoke A 1–3 Jack Southworth 7,000
24 March 1894 Wolves A 3–0 Fred Geary {2}, Jack Southworth 5,000
26 March 1894 Bolton H 3–2 Jack Southworth, Abe Hartley, Edgar Chadwick
16 April 1894 Bolton Wanderers A 1–0 Harry Reay 0

First Division[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Aston Villa 30 19 6 5 84 42 2.000 44
2 Sunderland 30 17 4 9 72 44 1.636 38
3 Derby County 30 16 4 10 73 62 1.177 36
4 Blackburn Rovers 30 16 2 12 69 53 1.302 34
5 Burnley 30 15 4 11 61 51 1.196 34
6 Everton 30 15 3 12 90 57 1.579 33
7 Nottingham Forest 30 14 4 12 57 48 1.188 32
8 West Bromwich Albion 30 14 4 12 66 59 1.119 32
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 14 3 13 52 63 0.825 31
10 Sheffield United 30 13 5 12 47 61 0.770 31
11 Stoke 30 13 3 14 65 79 0.823 29
12 The Wednesday 30 9 8 13 48 57 0.842 26
13 Bolton Wanderers 30 10 4 16 38 52 0.731 24
14 Preston North End[1] 30 10 3 17 44 56 0.786 23
15 Darwen[2] 30 7 5 18 37 83 0.446 19
16 Newton Heath[2] 30 6 2 22 36 72 0.500 14

Football Association Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
27 January 1894 First Stoke A 0–1 14,000

League club records set this season[edit]

  • Most points won at home in a season {23}
  • Most home victories in a season {11}
  • Equalled most away drawn games in a season {2}
  • Most goals scored in a season {90}
  • Most goals scored at home in a season {63}
  • Most individual goals in a single game {6 by Jack Southworth vs West Bromwich Albion, 30 December 1893}
  • Most hat-tricks in a season by the team {4 – includes Southworth's six as a double hat-trick}
  • Most individual hat-tricks in a season {3 – Jack Southworth, double hat-trick is counted as two hat-tricks}
  • Record scorer for a single season [Jack Southworth; 27]
  • Equalled longest sequence of away draws in a season twice {1}

Negative records[edit]

  • Most defeats in a season {12}
  • Equalled most home defeats in a season {3}
  • Most away defeats in a season {9}
  • Most goals against at home in a season {23}
  • Equalled most goals against away from home in a season {34}
  • Heaviest defeat {3–7 at Derby County; 7 September 1893}
  • Second consecutive season with no ever present players
  • Equalled longest sequence of consecutive defeats {4}
  • Equalled longest sequence of consecutive home defeats {2}
  • Longest sequence of consecutive away defeats {4}
  • Equalled longest winless away sequence in a season twice {4}

References[edit]

  1. ^ Remained in First division after winning 'Test Match' against Notts County.
  2. ^ a b Not re-elected after losing 'Test Match.' Invited to join Second Division