Newton Heath 1899-1900

The 1899–1900 season was Newton Heath’s eighth season in the Football League and their sixth 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 were knocked out in the First Round Qualifying by South Shore.
The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1899–1900, but little progress was made in either competition. The club received a bye to the third round of the Manchester Senior Cup, but lost 5–0 to Bury. It was a similar story in the Lancashire Cup, as they beat Bolton Wanderers 3–2 in the first round before losing 1–0 to Southport Central in the second round.

Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
2 September 1899Gainsborough TrinityH2 – 2Cassidy, Lee8,000
9 September 1899Bolton WanderersA1 – 2Ambler5,000
16 September 1899LoughboroughH4 – 0Bain, Cassidy, Griffiths, own goal6,000
23 September 1899Burton SwiftsA0 – 02,000
30 September 1899Sheffield WednesdayA1 – 2Bryant8,000
7 October 1899Lincoln CityH1 – 0Cassidy5,000
14 October 1899Small HeathA0 – 110,000
21 October 1899New Brighton TowerH2 – 1Cassidy (2)5,000
4 November 1899Woolwich ArsenalH2 – 0Jackson, Roberts5,000
11 November 1899BarnsleyA0 – 03,000
25 November 1899Luton TownA1 – 0Jackson3,000
2 December 1899Burslem Port ValeH3 – 0Cassidy (2), Jackson5,000
16 December 1899MiddlesbroughH2 – 1Erentz (pen.), Parkinson5,000
23 December 1899ChesterfieldA1 – 2Griffiths2,000
26 December 1899Grimsby TownA7 – 0Bryant (2), Cassidy (2), Jackson, Parkinson, own goal2,000
30 December 1899Gainsborough TrinityA1 – 0Parkinson2,000
6 January 1900Bolton WanderersH1 – 2Parkinson5,000
13 January 1900LoughboroughA2 – 0Jackson, Parkinson800
20 January 1900Burton SwiftsH4 – 0Gillespie (3), Parkinson5,000
3 February 1900Sheffield WednesdayH1 – 0Bryant10,000
10 February 1900Lincoln CityA0 – 13,000
17 February 1900Small HeathH3 – 2Cassidy, Godsmark, Parkinson12,000
24 February 1900New Brighton TowerA4 – 1Collinson (2), Godsmark, Smith8,000
3 March 1900Grimsby TownH1 – 0Smith12,000
10 March 1900Woolwich ArsenalA1 – 2Cassidy3,000
17 March 1900BarnsleyH3 – 0Cassidy (2), Leigh6,000
24 March 1900Leicester FosseA0 – 28,000
31 March 1900Luton TownH5 – 0Cassidy (3), Godsmark (2)6,000
7 April 1900Burslem Port ValeA0 – 13,000
13 April 1900Leicester FosseH3 – 2Gillespie, Griffiths, unknown10,000
14 April 1900WalsallH5 – 0Jackson (2), Erentz, Foley, Gillespie5,000
17 April 1900WalsallA0 – 03,000
21 April 1900MiddlesbroughA0 – 28,000
28 April 1900ChesterfieldH2 – 1Holt, Grundy6,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
3Small Heath342068783846
4Newton Heath3420410632744
5Leicester Fosse341798533643

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 October 1899First Round QualifyingSouth ShoreA1 – 3Jackson3,000