1890–91 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1890–91 season
Chairman Wyatt Granger
Manager Managed by club committee
Football League 8th
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Claude Lambie (16)
All: Claude Lambie (17)
Highest home attendance 10,000 (three occasions)
Lowest home attendance 3,500 (vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1 November 1890)

The 1890–91 season was the ninth season in the history of Burnley Football Club and their third in the Football League. Burnley ended the season in eighth position with a record of 9 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats, thus finishing outside the bottom four for the first time. Scottish forwards Claude Lambie and Alexander McLardie were the top goalscorers, with 16 and 14 league goals respectively. Burnley progressed to the Second Round of the FA Cup for the first time in two years, before being knocked out by Notts County. During the season 24 different players were used by Burnley, with many of the squad hailing from Scotland. In the 6–2 win against Preston North End on 7 March 1891, striker Tom Nicol became the first and only Burnley player to score a hat-trick on his League debut.

Football League[edit]

Match results[edit]

Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
6 September 1890 Accrington (A) 1–1 Lambie 8,000
13 September 1890 Sunderland (A) 3–2 Stewart, Lambie, McLardie 5,000
20 September 1890 Aston Villa (H) 2–1 Lambie, McLardie 10,000
27 September 1890 Sunderland (H) 3–3 Lambie, Spiers, McLardie 8,000
4 October 1890 West Bromwich Albion (A) 1–3 Yates 6,000
11 October 1890 Bolton Wanderers (H) 1–2 Hill 7,500
18 October 1890 Blackburn Rovers (H) 1–6 McLardie 10,000
25 October 1890 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1–3 Mason (o.g.) 3,000
1 November 1890 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 4–2 McLardie (2), Lambie, Place senior 3,500
8 November 1890 Aston Villa (A) 4–4 Lambie (3), McLardie 5,000
15 November 1890 Derby County (H) 6–1 Lambie (4), McLardie, Marr 6,000
22 November 1890 Blackburn Rovers (A) 2–5 Place senior, McLardie 4,000
29 November 1890 Accrington (H) 2–0 McLardie, Lambie 6,000
6 December 1890 West Bromwich Albion (H) 5–4 Marr, Hill, Oswald, McLardie (2) 5,500
20 December 1890 Notts County (H) 0–1 4,500
27 December 1890 Everton (A) 3–7 Hill, McLardie (2) 12,000
25 January 1891 Derby County (A) 4–2 Lambie (3), scrimmage 2,500
2 February 1891 Preston North End (A) 0–7 3,000
10 February 1891 Notts County (A) 0–4 4,000
7 March 1891 Preston North End (H) 6–2 Nicol (3), Marr (2), Hill 7,000
14 March 1891 Everton (H) 3–2 Haresnape, Bowes, Stewart 10,000
21 March 1891 Bolton Wanderers (A) 0–1 4,500

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Games played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Points
8 Burnley 22 9 3 10 52 63 21

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
First round 17 January 1891 Crewe Alexandra (H) 4–2 (a.e.t.) Lambie, Oswald, Hill, McLardie
Second round 31 January 1891 Notts County (A) 1–2 McLardie 9,500

Lancashire Senior Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Result Goalscorers
First round 7 February 1891 Darwen (H) 2–3 Hill, Place junior

Player statistics[edit]

Key to positions
Statistics
Nat. Position Player Football League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland IF Billy Bowes 3 1 0 0 3 1
Scotland IF John Brodie 2 0 0 0 2 0
England FB William Bury 1 0 2 0 3 0
England FB Zacharious Carr 1 0 0 0 1 0
England OF Thomas Crossley 1 0 0 0 1 0
England FB James Duerden 3 0 0 0 3 0
England OF Robert Haresnape 7 1 1 0 8 1
Scotland OF Jimmy Hill 16 4 2 1 18 5
Scotland GK Archibald Kaye 22 0 2 0 24 0
England HB Jack Keenan 18 0 2 0 20 0
Scotland CF Claude Lambie 18 16 2 1 20 17
Scotland FB Sandy Lang 18 0 2 0 20 0
England IF Robert Marr 9 4 0 0 9 4
Scotland HB Bill McFettridge 21 0 2 0 23 0
Scotland IF Alexander McLardie 17 14 2 2 19 16
England HB Joseph Nash 4 0 2 0 6 0
Scotland CF Tom Nicol 3 3 0 0 3 3
Scotland OF John Oswald 15 1 1 1 16 1
? HB T Patterson 2 0 0 0 2 0
England OF Walter Place senior 5 2 0 0 5 2
Scotland HB Daniel Spiers 18 1 0 0 18 1
Scotland IF Alec Stewart 16 2 2 0 18 2
England FB John Walker 21 0 0 0 21 0
England OF Jack Yates 1 1 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  • Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club 1882–2007. Burnley FC. pp. 38–41. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2. 
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.