Newton Heath 1894-95

The 1894–95 season was Newton Heath‘s third season in the Football League and their first outside the top flight. They finished third in the Second Division, earning the right to play in a Test match against Stoke City in order to regain their top-flight status. They lost the match, which was played at Vale Park, Burslem, 3–0 and remained in the Second Division. In the FA Cup, the Heathens were knocked out in the First Round after losing 3–2 to Stoke City.

A league match against Walsall Town Swifts was played on 9 March, with Newton Heath winning 14–0. However, Walsall had complained about the state of the pitch before the game, and an extra layer of sand was added prior to kick-off. Walsall’s protest was upheld by The Football League, the result was nullified and the match was replayed on 9 April; Newton Heath won the replay 9–0.
The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1894–95, but were knocked out in the first round of both competitions. As in the previous season, a Newton Heath team also competed in the Lancashire Palatine League, along with Bury and Liverpool. They beat Liverpool at home, but drew at Anfield and lost both matches against Bury. It was to be Newton Heath’s last entry in the Palatine League.
 

Football League Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
8 September 1894Burton WanderersA0 – 13,000
15 September 1894Crewe AlexandraH6 – 1Dow (2), Smith (2), Clarkin, McCartney6,000
22 September 1894Leicester FosseA3 – 2Dow (2), Smith6,000
6 October 1894DarwenA1 – 1Donaldson6,000
13 October 1894Woolwich ArsenalH3 – 3Donaldson (2), Clarkin4,000
20 October 1894Burton SwiftsA2 – 1Donaldson (2)5,000
27 October 1894Leicester FosseH2 – 2McNaught, Smith3,000
3 November 1894Manchester CityA5 – 2Smith (4), Clarkin14,000
10 November 1894Rotherham TownH3 – 2Davidson, Donaldson, Peters4,000
17 November 1894Grimsby TownA1 – 2Clarkin3,000
24 November 1894DarwenH1 – 1Donaldson5,000
1 December 1894Crewe AlexandraA2 – 0Clarkin, Smith600
8 December 1894Burton SwiftsH5 – 1Peters (2), Smith (2), Dow4,000
15 December 1894Notts CountyA1 – 1Donaldson3,000
22 December 1894Lincoln CityH3 – 0Donaldson, Millar, Smith2,000
24 December 1894Burslem Port ValeA5 – 2Clarkin, Donaldson, McNaught, Millar, Smith1,000
26 December 1894Walsall Town SwiftsA2 – 1Millar, Stewart1,000
29 December 1894Lincoln CityA0 – 33,000
1 January 1895Burslem Port ValeH3 – 0Millar (2), Rothwell5,000
5 January 1895Manchester CityH4 – 1Clarkin (2), Donaldson, Smith12,000
12 January 1895Rotherham TownA1 – 2Erentz2,000
2 March 1895Burton WanderersH1 – 1Peters6,000
23 March 1895Grimsby TownH2 – 0Cassidy (2)9,000
30 March 1895Woolwich ArsenalA2 – 3Clarkin, Donaldson6,000
3 April 1895Walsall Town SwiftsH9 – 0Cassidy (2), Donaldson (2), Peters (2), Smith (2), Clarkin6,000
6 April 1895Newcastle UnitedH5 – 1Cassidy (2), Smith (2), McDermidd (o.g.)5,000
12 April 1895BuryH2 – 2Cassidy, Donaldson15,000
13 April 1895Newcastle UnitedA0 – 34,000
15 April 1895BuryA1 – 2Peters10,000
20 April 1895Notts CountyH3 – 3Cassidy, Clarkin, Smith4,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
2Notts County301758754539
3Newton Heath301587784438
4Leicester Fosse301587725338

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
27 April 1895Stoke CityN0 – 310,000

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
2 February 1895Round 1Stoke CityH2 – 3Smith, Peters7,000