Newton Heath 1890-91

The 1890–91 season was Newton Heath’s second season in the Football Alliance; they finished in 9th position. The club also took part in the FA Cup, reaching the Second Qualifying Round; the Lancashire Senior Cup, in which they reached the Second Round; and the Manchester and District Challenge Cup, in which they finished as runners-up to Ardwick.

Football Alliance

DateOpponentsH / AResult
6 September 1890DarwenH4–2Farman, Evans, J. Doughty, Owen6,000
13 September 1890Grimsby TownA1–3Stewart3,000
20 September 1890Nottingham ForestH1–1J. Doughty5,000
27 September 1890StokeA1–2Milarvie2,000
11 October 1890BootleA0–54,000
18 October 1890Grimsby TownH3–1Ramsay, Evans, Sharpe2,500
1 November 1890Crewe AlexandraH6–3Farman, Stewart (2), Craig, Evans, Ramsay4,000
8 November 1890Walsall Town SwiftsA1–2Sharpe3,000
22 November 1890Nottingham ForestA2–8Farman, Ramsay2,000
29 November 1890Sunderland AlbionH1–5Ramsay2,000
13 December 1890Small HeathH3–1Sharpe, Milarvie, Speller (o.g.)1,000
27 December 1890BootleH2–1Stewart, Milarvie5,000
5 January 1891StokeH0–13,000
10 January 1891Birmingham St George’sA1–6Farman1,000
17 January 1891Walsall Town SwiftsH3–3Owen, Milarvie, Ramsay1,500
24 January 1891Sheffield WednesdayA2–1Sharpe, Stewart3,000
14 February 1891Crewe AlexandraA1–0Farman3,000
21 February 1891Sheffield WednesdayH1–1Craig4,000
7 March 1891Small HeathA1–2Sharpe2,000
14 March 1891Birmingham St George’sH1–3Sharpe2,000
28 March 1891DarwenA1–2Ramsay2,000
11 April 1891Sunderland AlbionA1–2Ramsay3,500
8Crewe Alexandra228410596720
9Newton Heath227312375517
10Small Heath227213586616

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
4 October 1890First Round QualifyingHigher WaltonH2–0Farman, Evans3,000
25 October 1890Second Round QualifyingBootle ReservesA0–13,000

Lancashire Senior Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
7 February 1891Round 1WittonA4–3Craig, Milarvie, unknown, unknown
19 February 1891Round 2Preston North EndA1–3Farman2,000

Manchester Senior Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
14 February 1891Round 3HurstH2–2Jones (2)500
21 March 1891Semi-finalStockport CountyArdwick3–1Stewart, Craig, Milarvie5,000
18 April 1891FinalArdwickWest Manchester0–110,000