Newton Heath 1893-94

The 1893–94 season was Newton Heath’s second season in the Football League. They finished last in the First Division for the second consecutive season, meaning that they faced a Test match against Liverpool in order to retain their top-flight status. They lost the match, which was played at Ewood Park, Blackburn, 2–0 and were relegated to the Second Division. In the FA Cup, the Heathens managed to reach the Second Round before being knocked out by Blackburn Rovers, losing 5–1 in a replay.
The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1893–94, but were knocked out in the first round of both competitions. In the latter half of the season, a Newton Heath team also competed in the Palatine League in an attempt to add more league fixtures to the calendar. However, the experiment was unsuccessful, as the team lost four of their eight games.
 

Football League First Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
2 September 1893BurnleyH3 – 2Farman (3)10,000
9 September 1893West Bromwich AlbionA1 – 3Donaldson4,500
16 September 1893Sheffield WednesdayA1 – 0Farman7,000
23 September 1893Nottingham ForestH1 – 1Donaldson10,000
30 September 1893DarwenA0 – 14,000
7 October 1893Derby CountyA0 – 27,000
14 October 1893West Bromwich AlbionH4 – 1Peden (2), Donaldson, Erentz8,000
21 October 1893BurnleyA1 – 4Hood7,000
28 October 1893Wolverhampton WanderersH0 – 24,000
4 November 1893DarwenH0 – 18,000
11 November 1893Wolverhampton WanderersH1 – 0Davidson5,000
25 November 1893Sheffield UnitedA1 – 3Fitzsimmons2,000
2 December 1893EvertonH0 – 36,000
6 December 1893SunderlandA1 – 4Campbell5,000
9 December 1893Bolton WanderersA0 – 25,000
16 December 1893Aston VillaH1 – 3Peden8,000
23 December 1893Preston North EndA0 – 25,000
6 January 1894EvertonA0 – 28,000
13 January 1894Sheffield WednesdayH1 – 2Peden9,000
3 February 1894Aston VillaA1 – 5Mathieson5,000
3 March 1894SunderlandH2 – 4McNaught, Peden10,000
10 March 1894Sheffield UnitedH0 – 25,000
12 March 1894Blackburn RoversH5 – 1Donaldson (3), Clarkin, Farman5,000
17 March 1894Derby CountyH2 – 6Clarkin7,000
23 March 1894Stoke CityH6 – 2Farman (2), Peden (2), Clarkin, Erentz8,000
24 March 1894Bolton WanderersH2 – 2Donaldson, Farman10,000
26 March 1894Blackburn RoversA0 – 45,000
31 March 1894Stoke CityA1 – 3Clarkin4,000
7 April 1894Nottingham ForestA0 – 24,000
14 April 1894Preston North EndH1 – 3Mathieson4,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
14Preston North End3010317445623
15Darwen307518378319
16Newton Heath306222367214

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

Test Match

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
28 April 1894LiverpoolN0 – 23,000

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
27 January 1894Round 1MiddlesbroughH4 – 0Donaldson (2), Farman, Peden5,000
10 February 1894Round 2Blackburn RoversH0 – 018,000
17 February 1894Round 2 ReplayBlackburn RoversA1 – 5Donaldson5,000

Lancashire Senior Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
20 January 1894Round 1EvertonA1 – 7McNaught10,000

Manchester Senior Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
3 February 1894Round 1Bolton WanderersA2 – 3Farman, Graham2,000