Newton Heath 1898-99

The 1898–99 season was Newton Heath’s seventh season in the Football League and their fifth in the Second Division. They finished fourth in the league, which was not enough to earn promotion back to the First Division. In the FA Cup, the Heathens managed to take Tottenham Hotspur to a replay back at Bank Street after a 1–1 draw at Northumberland Park, before losing 5–3 in the replay.
The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1898–99, but little progress was made in either competition. The club received a bye to the third round of the Manchester Senior Cup, but lost 4–1 to Bury. It was a similar story in the Lancashire Cup, as they beat Darwen 5–0 in the first round before losing 6–1 to Blackburn Rovers in the second round.

Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
3 September 1898Gainsborough TrinityA2 – 0Bryant, Cassidy2,000
10 September 1898Manchester CityH3 – 0Boyd, Cassidy (2, 1 pen.)20,000
17 September 1898GlossopA2 – 1Bryant, Cassidy6,000
24 September 1898WalsallH1 – 0Gillespie8,000
1 October 1898Burton SwiftsA1 – 5Boyd2,000
8 October 1898Burslem Port ValeH2 – 1Bryant, Cassidy10,000
15 October 1898Small HeathA1 – 4Cassidy5,000
22 October 1898LoughboroughH6 – 1Brooks (2), Cassidy (2), Collinson (2)2,000
5 November 1898Grimsby TownH3 – 2Brooks, Cassidy, Gillespie5,000
12 November 1898BarnsleyH0 – 06,000
19 November 1898New Brighton TowerA3 – 0Collinson (2), Cunningham5,000
26 November 1898Lincoln CityH1 – 0Bryant4,000
3 December 1898Woolwich ArsenalA1 – 5Collinson6,000
10 December 1898BlackpoolH3 – 1Cassidy, Collinson, Cunningham5,000
17 December 1898Leicester FosseA0 – 18,000
24 December 1898DarwenH9 – 0Bryant (3), Cassidy (3), Gillespie (2), Radcliffe (o.g.)2,000
26 December 1898Manchester CityA0 – 425,000
31 December 1898Gainsborough TrinityH6 – 1Collinson (2), Bryant, Boyd, Cartwright, Draycott2,000
2 January 1899Burton SwiftsH2 – 2Boyd, Cassidy6,000
14 January 1899GlossopH3 – 0Cunningham, Erentz, Gillespie12,000
21 January 1899WalsallA0 – 23,000
4 February 1899Burslem Port ValeA0 – 16,000
18 February 1899LoughboroughA1 – 0Bryant1,500
25 February 1899Small HeathH2 – 0Boyd, Roberts12,000
4 March 1899Grimsby TownA0 – 34,000
18 March 1899New Brighton TowerH1 – 2Cassidy20,000
25 March 1899Lincoln CityA0 – 23,000
1 April 1899Woolwich ArsenalH2 – 2Bryant, Cassidy5,000
3 April 1899BlackpoolA1 – 0Cassidy3,000
4 April 1899BarnsleyA2 – 0Lee (2)4,000
8 April 1899Luton TownA1 – 0Lee1,500
12 April 1899Luton TownH5 – 0Cartwright, Cassidy, Gillespie, Lee, Morgan3,000
15 April 1899Leicester FosseH2 – 2Cassidy, Gillespie7,000
22 April 1899DarwenA1 – 1Morgan1,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
3Leicester Fosse341897644245
4Newton Heath3419510674343
5New Brighton Tower341879715243

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
28 January 1899First RoundTottenham HotspurA1 – 1Cassidy15,000
1 February 1899First Round
Replay
Tottenham HotspurH3 – 5Bryant (3)6,000