Newton Heath 1891-92

The 1891–92 season was Newton Heath LYR’s third and final season in the Football Alliance. They applied for election to the Football League towards the end of the season, and, due to their second-place finish in the Alliance, the League accepted the application. The club also took part in the FA Cup, reaching the Fourth Qualifying Round; the Lancashire Senior Cup, in which they were knocked out by Bury in the first round; and the Manchester Senior Cup, in which they reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Bolton Wanderers.

Football Alliance

DateOpponentsH / AResult
12 September 1891Burton SwiftsA2–3Donaldson, Farman2,000
19 September 1891BootleH4–0Farman, Edge (3)5,000
26 September 1891Birmingham St George’sA3–1Donaldson (2), Stewart300
10 October 1891ArdwickH3–1Donaldson, Farman (2)4,000
17 October 1891Grimsby TownA2–2Donaldson (2)3,000
31 October 1891Burton SwiftsH3–1J. Doughty, Edge, Farman4,000
7 November 1891Crewe AlexandraA2–0Donaldson, Stafford (o.g.)3,000
21 November 1891Lincoln CityH10–1Donaldson (3), Hood (2), Stewart (2), Sneddon, Farman, Bates (o.g.)6,000
28 November 1891Walsall Town SwiftsA4–1Farman, Donaldson (3)2,500
12 December 1891Sheffield WednesdayA4–2Farman (2), Owen, Sneddon4,000
19 December 1891ArdwickA2–2Farman (2)13,000
26 December 1891Small HeathH3–3Edge (2), Farman7,000
1 January 1892Nottingham ForestH1–1Edge12,000
9 January 1892BootleA1–1Hood2,000
30 January 1892Crewe AlexandraH5–3Donaldson (3), Sneddon, R. Doughty3,000
20 February 1892Sheffield WednesdayH1–1Hood6,000
27 February 1892Small HeathA2–3Farman, Sneddon3,000
5 March 1892Walsall Town SwiftsH5–0Farman (2), Sneddon (2), McFarlane3,500
19 March 1892Nottingham ForestA0–39,000
26 March 1892Grimsby TownH3–3Donaldson (2), Farman6,000
2 April 1892Lincoln CityA6–1Sneddon, Mathieson, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown2,000
9 April 1892Birmingham St George’sH3–0Donaldson (2), Hood4,000
1Nottingham Forest221453592233
2Newton Heath221273693331
3Small Heath221255533629

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
3 October 1891First Round QualifyingArdwickH5–1Farman (2), Edge, Sneddon, R. Doughty11,000
24 October 1891Second Round QualifyingHeywoodH3–2[2]Owen, Farman, Henrys
14 November 1891Third Round QualifyingSouth ShoreA2–0J. Doughty, Farman2,000
5 December 1891Fourth Round QualifyingBlackpoolH3–4Edge (2), Farman4,000

Lancashire Senior Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
6 February 1892Round 1BuryH2–3Sneddon, Farman6,000

Manchester Senior Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
13 February 1892Round 3West ManchesterH3–1Stewart, Donaldson, Sneddon
12 March 1892Semi-finalBolton WanderersHyde Road1–3Edge