1892–93 Eastville Rovers F.C. season

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Eastville Rovers F.C.
1892–93 season
Ground Three Acres, Ashley Down, Bristol
Bristol & District League 6th
Gloucestershire Senior Cup 1st round
Top goalscorer Bill Rogers (9)
Home colours

The 1892–93 season was the tenth to be played by the team now known as Bristol Rovers, and their ninth playing under the name Eastville Rovers, it was significant in that it was their first year competing in an organised league, when they became founder members of the Bristol & District League (now known as the Western League).

Season review[edit]

Rovers finished in sixth place in the league, they had to a slow start to their campaign, but finished strongly, winning their last four games. There was some confusion surrounding the game against St George on 22 October, which although originally arranged as a league match it was played as a friendly as no referee had been appointed.[1]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Warmley 16 11 3 2 72 19 3.789 25
2 Trowbridge Town 16 10 4 2 66 17 3.882 24
3 St George 16 9 5 2 36 22 1.636 23
4 Bedminster 16 6 5 5 30 34 0.882 17
5 Clevedon 16 6 4 6 25 36 0.694 16
6 Eastville Rovers 16 6 3 7 36 40 0.900 15
7 Clifton 16 4 2 10 27 61 0.443 10
8 Mangotsfield 16 3 2 11 19 45 0.422 8
9 Wells City 16 1 4 11 14 51 0.275 6
Source: [2]

Match results[edit]

Bristol & District League[edit]

^[α] Eastville Rovers were nominally the home team, but the match was played at Mangotsfield[3]
^[β] Game stopped after 78 minutes due to poor light
^[γ] Wells only fielded ten players

Gloucestershire Senior Challenge Cup[edit]

Gloucestershire Junior Challenge Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

First team[edit]

^[δ] The game against St George on 22 October was originally scheduled to be a league match, but was played as a friendly when it was discovered that no referee had been appointed.[1]
^[ε] Swindon Athletic began the game with eight players, but were brought up to full strength when three substitutes were found.[4]

Reserves[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Friendly matches are not included in this section.
Match record
Competition Home Away Total
P W D L F A P W D L F A P W D L F A
Bristol & District League 8 4 2 2 21 14 8 2 1 5 15 26 16 6 3 7 36 40
Gloucestershire Cup 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 3 4
Total 9 4 3 2 23 16 9 2 1 6 16 28 18 6 4 8 39 44
Goalscorers
Player Goals
League Cup Total
Bill Rogers 8 1 9
Laurie 5 0 5
Johns 4 0 4
Attwell 3 0 3
Bob Horsey 3 0 3
Thompson 3 0 3
Taylor 2 0 2
Beverley 1 0 1
Lovett 1 0 1
Walter Perrin 1 0 1
Yates 1 0 1
Unknown 1 1 2
Opposition own goal 2 0 2

Cumulative record[edit]

The total cumulative record of Eastville Rovers up to the end of the 1892–93 season is shown below, this is calculated by adding the numbers in the section above to the total games played up to the end of the previous season. Friendly matches are not included in this table, and games held at neutral venues are considered to have been played away from home.

Match record
Competition Home Away Total
P W D L F A P W D L F A P W D L F A
Bristol & District League 8 4 2 2 21 14 8 2 1 5 15 26 16 6 3 7 36 40
Gloucestershire Cup 4 0 2 2 5 9 10 7 0 3 21 19 14 7 2 5 26 28
Total 12 4 4 4 26 23 18 9 1 8 36 44 30 13 5 12 62 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athletics". Bristol Mercury. 25 October 1892. Retrieved 12 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Robinson, ed. (2006)
  3. ^ Byrne & Jay (2003), p.36
  4. ^ "Football". Western Daily Press. 17 April 1893. Retrieved 14 December 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Byrne, Stephen; Jay, Mike (2003). Bristol Rovers Football Club: The Definitive History 1883–2003. Stroud: Tempus. ISBN 0-7524-2717-2. 
  • Robinson, Michael, ed. (2006). Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006. Cleethorpes: Soccer Books. ISBN 978-1862231443.