Newton Heath 1889-90

The 1889–90 season was Newton Heath LYR’s first season in the Football Alliance; they finished in 8th position. The club also took part in the FA Cup and the Lancashire Senior Cup, failing to get past the First Round in both competitions, as well as the Manchester and District Challenge Cup, in which they came out winners.

Football Alliance

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
21 September 1889Sunderland AlbionH4 – 1Wilson, J. Doughty, Stewart, Tait3,000
23 September 1889BootleA1 – 4Tait3,000
28 September 1889Crewe AlexandraA2 – 2Stewart, Osborne (o.g.)2,000
19 October 1889Walsall Town SwiftsA0 – 4600
26 October 1889Birmingham St George’sA1 – 5J. Doughty500
9 November 1889Long Eaton RangersH3 – 0J. Doughty (2), Farman2,500
30 November 1889The WednesdayA1 – 3J. Doughty5,000
7 December 1889BootleH3 – 0J. Doughty, Farman, Stewart4,000
21 December 1889Walsall Town SwiftsH3 – 0[2]J. Doughty, Jones (o.g.), Farman1,000
28 December 1889DarwenA1 – 4G. Owen5,000
4 January 1890Grimsby TownH4 – 1[2]Craig (2), Wilson, J. Doughty4,000
25 January 1890Sunderland AlbionA0 – 24,000
8 February 1890Grimsby TownA0 – 72,400
15 February 1890Nottingham ForestA3 – 1Stewart (2), Wilson800
1 March 1890Crewe AlexandraH1 – 2G. Owen2,000
15 March 1890Small HeathA1 – 1Wilson2,000
22 March 1890Long Eaton RangersA3 – 1Wilson (2), Farman2,000
29 March 1890DarwenH2 – 1Davies, Stewart5,000
5 April 1890Nottingham ForestH0 – 14,000
7 April 1890Small HeathH9 – 1Stewart (3), J. Doughty (2), Craig, R. Doughty, Farman, Wilson4,000
14 April 1890Grimsby TownH0 – 13,000
19 April 1890Birmingham St George’sH2 – 1Craig, J. Doughty2,500
21 April 1890Walsall Town SwiftsH2 – 1Davies, Stewart1,000
26 April 1890The WednesdayH1 – 2Craig4,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
7Birmingham St George’s221039675221
8Newton Heath229211404520
9Walsall Town Swifts228311445919

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
18 January 1890Round 1Preston North EndA1 – 6Craig7,900

Lancashire Senior Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
2 November 1889Round 1HalliwellA1 – 2Stewart2,000

Manchester and District Challenge Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
12 April 1890Semi-finalDentonHyde Road4 – 1Farman (2), Stewart, G. Owen4,000
3 May 1890FinalRoytonBrooke’s Bar5 – 2Craig (3), G. Owen, Farman4,000

Squad statistics

Pos.NameAllianceFA CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GK Tom Hay15010160
GK James Pedley100010
FB Charlie Harrison9010100
FB Andrew Mitchell19000190
FB Jack Powell17010180
HB Tom Burke500050
HB Joe Davies21210222
HB G. Felton500050
HB Jack Owen18010190
FW T. Craig11311124
FW Jack Doughty22910239
FW Roger Doughty20110211
FW Alf Farman17410184
FW James Gotheridge500050
FW George Owen12210132
FW Willie Stewart1910001910
FW William Tait720072
FW Edgar Wilson19610206