1930–31 Nelson F.C. season

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Nelson
1930–31 season
Manager Jack English
Football League Third Division North 22nd (failed re-election)
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Leslie Raisbeck (11)
All: Leslie Raisbeck (15)
Highest home attendance 5,128 (vs Hull City, 2 September 1930)
Lowest home attendance 1,323 (vs Southport, 18 April 1931)
Average home league attendance 2,412
Home colours

The 1930–31 season was the 50th season in the history of Nelson Football Club, and their tenth and final as a member of The Football League. As they had done in 1927–28, the team finished bottom of the Third Division North, with a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 29 defeats giving them a total of 19 points. As a result, Nelson were forced to apply for re-election to the League. The application was not successful; in a recount following a tied vote, Chester received one more vote than Nelson and subsequently took their place in the Third Division North for the 1931–32 season. Nelson were poor throughout the season, and lost all 22 league and cup matches away from home. They fell to the bottom of the table on 26 December 1930 and remained there until the end of the season. The 0–4 defeat away at Hull City on 2 May 1931 was to be their last match in the Football League.

Nelson also entered the 1930–31 FA Cup, and reached the Second Round for the second time in their history. After defeating North Eastern League side Workington in the First Round, Nelson were knocked out by York City following a replay. The team's top goalscorer was Leslie Raisbeck, a new signing from Stockport County, who scored a total of 15 goals in all competitions. The average attendance at Seedhill was just over 2,400, by far the lowest average during Nelson's spell in the Football League.

Football League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chesterfield (C) 42 26 6 10 102 57 1.789 58 Promoted to the Second Division
2 Lincoln City 42 25 7 10 102 59 1.729 57
3 Wrexham 42 21 12 9 94 62 1.516 54
4 Tranmere Rovers 42 24 6 12 111 74 1.5 54
5 Southport 42 22 9 11 88 56 1.571 53
6 Hull City 42 20 10 12 99 55 1.8 50
7 Stockport County 42 20 9 13 77 61 1.262 49
8 Carlisle United 42 20 5 17 98 81 1.21 45
9 Gateshead 42 16 13 13 71 73 0.973 45
10 Wigan Borough 42 19 5 18 76 86 0.884 43
11 Darlington 42 16 10 16 71 59 1.203 42
12 York City 42 18 6 18 85 82 1.037 42
13 Accrington Stanley 42 15 9 18 84 108 0.778 39
14 Rotherham United 42 13 12 17 81 83 0.976 38
15 Doncaster Rovers 42 13 11 18 65 65 1 37
16 Barrow 42 15 7 20 68 89 0.764 37
17 Halifax Town 42 13 9 20 55 89 0.618 35
18 Crewe Alexandra 42 14 6 22 66 93 0.71 34
19 New Brighton 42 13 7 22 49 76 0.645 33
20 Hartlepools United 42 12 6 24 67 86 0.779 30
21 Rochdale 42 12 6 24 62 107 0.579 30 Re-elected
22 Nelson 42 6 7 29 43 113 0.381 19 Not re-elected

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Key[edit]

  • H = Home match
  • A = Away match
  • In Result column, Nelson's score shown first

Match results[edit]

Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
30 August 1930 Rochdale (A) 4–5 Bate (3), Carmedy 4,822
2 September 1930 Hull City (H) 0–2 5,128
6 September 1930 Darlington (H) 3–1 Bate (2), Howarth 3,299
10 September 1930 Lincoln City (H) 1–2 Howarth 3,955
13 September 1930 Halifax Town (A) 0–1 5,433
15 September 1930 Lincoln City (A) 0–2 6,741
20 September 1930 New Brighton (H) 2–2 Hawes, Robinson 2,585
27 September 1930 Stockport County (A) 0–1 6,822
4 October 1930 Gateshead (H) 2–2 Raisbeck (2) 2,321
11 October 1930 Doncaster Rovers (A) 0–2 3,542
18 October 1930 Crewe Alexandra (A) 2–4 Raisbeck, Robinson 4,143
25 October 1930 Accrington Stanley (H) 4–2 Carmedy (3), Raisbeck 2,756
1 November 1930 Tranmere Rovers (A) 1–7 Bate 3,257
8 November 1930 Carlisle United (H) 1–2 Carmedy 2,737
15 November 1930 York City (A) 0–3 3,874
22 November 1930 Rotherham United (H) 0–0 1,606
6 December 1930 Barrow (H) 0–3 2,154
20 December 1930 Wrexham (H) 2–0 Raisbeck, Robinson 1,685
25 December 1930 Hartlepools United (A) 0–4 4,518
26 December 1930 Hartlepools United (H) 1–1 Carmedy 2,267
27 December 1930 Rochdale (H) 0–0 2,774
1 January 1931 Southport (A) 1–8 Raisbeck 4,534
3 January 1931 Darlington (A) 1–2 Raisbeck 2,585
10 January 1931 Chesterfield (A) 1–2 Harker 5,296
17 January 1931 Halifax Town (H) 3–2 Harker, Hawes, Martin 2,462
24 January 1931 New Brighton (A) 0–2 2,227
31 January 1931 Stockport County (H) 1–1 Harker 1,593
7 February 1931 Gateshead (A) 0–2 3,161
14 February 1931 Doncaster Rovers (H) 2–0 Harker, Raisbeck 2,304
21 February 1931 Crewe Alexandra (H) 1–1 Hawes 2,232
28 February 1931 Accrington Stanley (A) 1–3 Raisbeck 2,216
7 March 1931 Tranmere Rovers (H) 0–4 1,546
14 March 1931 Carlisle United (A) 1–8 Harker 3,468
21 March 1931 York City (H) 2–5 Dixon, Raisbeck 1,645
28 March 1931 Rotherham United (A) 0–3 3,442
3 April 1931 Wigan Borough (H) 2–1 Raisbeck, Tebb 1,666
4 April 1931 Chesterfield (H) 0–5 1,827
6 April 1931 Wigan Borough (A) 1–3 Seabrook (o.g.) 2,943
11 April 1931 Barrow (A) 1–2 Carmedy 5,307
18 April 1931 Southport 1–4 Manock 1,323
25 April 1931 Wrexham (A) 1–5 Tebb 1,413
2 May 1931 Hull City (A) 0–4 4,542

FA Cup[edit]

Match results[edit]

Round Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
First round 29 November 1930 Workington (H) 4–0 Hawes, Raisbeck (3) 2,600
Second round 13 December 1930 York City (H) 1–1 Allen 3,000
Second round replay 18 December 1930 York City (A) 2–3 Raisbeck, Robinson 2,206

Player statistics[edit]

Key to positions
Statistics
Nat. Position Player Third Division North FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England IF Frank Allen 14 0 3 1 17 1
England HB Len Baker 7 0 0 0 7 0
England CF Arthur Bate 24 6 2 0 26 6
England HB James Caine 3 0 0 0 3 0
England OF Tom Carmedy 29 7 1 0 30 7
England OF Ralph Chapman 4 0 0 0 4 0
England FB Harry Counsell 3 0 0 0 3 0
England OF Arthur Dawson 10 0 0 0 10 0
England HB Charlie Dixon 16 1 0 0 16 1
England FB Billy Fairhurst 36 0 3 0 39 0
England IF Billy Harker 18 5 0 0 18 5
England IF Arthur Hawes 26 3 3 1 29 4
England GK Charlie Hillam 3 0 0 0 3 0
England OF Archie Howarth 8 2 0 0 8 2
England HB George Howes 35 0 3 0 38 0
England OF John Jewell 3 0 0 0 3 0
England IF Edward Manock 5 1 0 0 5 1
England HB Jack Martin 27 1 3 0 30 1
England CF Robert Nuttall 4 0 0 0 4 0
England CF Leslie Raisbeck 29 11 3 4 32 15
England FB Gilbert Richmond 16 0 0 0 16 0
England FB Ernie Robinson 27 0 3 0 30 0
England OF Henry Robinson 20 3 3 1 23 4
England HB Charles Sandbach 2 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland GK Peter Shevlin 16 0 2 0 18 0
Scotland HB David Suttie 38 0 3 0 41 0
England IF Tommy Tebb 14 2 0 0 14 2
England CF Stan Walker 2 0 0 0 2 0
England GK Sam Warhurst 23 0 1 0 24 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dykes, Garth (2009). Nelson FC in the Football League. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-905891-29-0.