Newton Heath 1895-96

The 1895–96 season was Newton Heath’s fourth season in the Football League and their second in the Second Division. They finished sixth in the league, which was not enough to earn a chance for promotion back to the First Division. In the FA Cup, the Heathens were knocked out in the Second Round, losing 5–1 in a replay against Derby County after vanquishing Kettering Town in the First Round.

The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1895–96. They were knocked out of the Lancashire Cup in the first round, losing 2–1 at home to Bury. In the Manchester Cup, they received a bye to the third round, but were immediately knocked out by Fairfield, losing 5–2.

Football League Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
7 September 1895Crewe AlexandraH5 – 0Cassidy (2), Aitken, Kennedy, Smith6,000
14 September 1895LoughboroughA3 – 3Cassidy (2), McNaught3,000
21 September 1895Burton SwiftsH5 – 0Donaldson (2), Cassidy (2), Kennedy9,000
28 September 1895Crewe AlexandraA2 – 0Smith (2)2,000
5 October 1895Manchester CityH1 – 1Clarkin12,000
12 October 1895LiverpoolA1 – 7Cassidy7,000
19 October 1895Newcastle UnitedH2 – 1Cassidy, Peters8,000
26 October 1895Newcastle UnitedA1 – 2Kennedy8,000
2 November 1895LiverpoolH5 – 2Peters (3), Clarkin, Smith10,000
9 November 1895Woolwich ArsenalA1 – 2Cassidy9,000
16 November 1895Lincoln CityH5 – 5Clarkin (2), Cassidy, Collinson, Peters8,000
23 November 1895Notts CountyA2 – 0Cassidy, Kennedy3,000
30 November 1895Woolwich ArsenalH5 – 1Cartwright (2), Clarkin, Kennedy, Peters6,000
7 December 1895Manchester CityA1 – 2Cassidy18,000
14 December 1895Notts CountyH3 – 0Cassidy, Clarkin, Donaldson3,000
21 December 1895DarwenA0 – 33,000
1 January 1896Grimsby TownH3 – 2Cassidy (3, 1 pen)8,000
4 January 1896Leicester FosseA0 – 37,000
11 January 1896Rotherham TownH3 – 0Donaldson (2), Stephenson3,000
3 February 1896Leicester FosseH2 – 0Kennedy, Smith1,000
8 February 1896Burton SwiftsA1 – 4Vance2,000
29 February 1896Burton WanderersH1 – 2McNaught1,000
7 March 1896Rotherham TownA3 – 2Donaldson, Kennedy, Smith1,500
14 March 1896Grimsby TownA2 – 4Kennedy, Smith2,000
18 March 1896Burton WanderersA1 – 5Dow2,000
23 March 1896Burslem Port ValeA0 – 33,000
3 April 1896DarwenH4 – 0Kennedy, McNaught1,000
4 April 1896LoughboroughH2 – 0Donaldson, Smith4,000
6 April 1896Burslem Port ValeH2 – 1Clarkin, Smith5,000
11 April 1896Lincoln CityA0 – 22,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
5Newcastle United3016212735034
6Newton Heath3015312665733
7Woolwich Arsenal3014412584232

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
F – A
ScorersAttendance
1 February 1896Round 1Kettering TownH2 – 1Donaldson, Smith6,000
15 February 1896Round 2Derby CountyH1 – 1Kennedy20,000
19 February 1896Round 2
Replay
Derby CountyA1 – 5Donaldson6,000