1892–93 Stoke F.C. season

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Stoke
1892–93 season
Chairman Mr S. Barker
Manager Arthur Reeves
Stadium Victoria Ground
Football League First Division 7th (29 Points)
FA Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Joe Schofield (13)
All: Joe Schofield (13)
Highest home attendance 12,000 vs Preston North End (14 November 1892)
Lowest home attendance 1,000 vs Newton Heath (7 January 1893)
Average home league attendance 5,070
Home colours

The 1892–93 season was Stoke's fourth season in the Football League.

Stoke finally made an improvement in the Football League finishing in 7th position with 29 points.[1] Stoke fielded a settled side all season as just sixteen players were used with five of them playing in every match.[1]

Season review[edit]

League[edit]

In 1892–93 Stoke finally made an impression in the Football League and claimed seventh place in the table.[1] They collected 29 points, 11 more than bottom club Newton Heath, but were 19 points behind champions Sunderland.[1] Ted Evans became the first Stoke player to be sent-off in the league when he received his marching orders in an away match at Everton on 12 November 1892, Stoke held out for a 2–2 draw.[1] Throughout the season manager Arthur Reeves was able to field a settled side which included successful Scottish imports Davy Christie, Davy Brodie, Billy Dickson and Willie Naughton.[1] Stoke went on an eight match unbeaten run through October and November and back to back home 7–1 and 6–0 victories over Newton Heath and Bolton Wanderers respectively the best results in an encouraging campaign for the "Potters".[1]

FA Cup[edit]

There was no joy in the cup as Stoke lost 2–1 to Accrington in the first round. It proved to be the final meeting between the sides as Accrington resigned from the league at the end of the season.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Sunderland 30 22 4 4 100 36 2.778 48
2 Preston North End 30 17 3 10 57 39 1.462 37
3 Everton 30 16 4 10 74 51 1.451 36
4 Aston Villa 30 16 3 11 73 62 1.177 35
5 Bolton Wanderers 30 13 6 11 56 55 1.018 32
6 Burnley 30 13 4 13 51 44 1.159 30
7 Stoke 30 12 5 13 58 48 1.208 29
8 West Bromwich Albion 30 12 5 13 58 69 0.841 29
9 Blackburn Rovers 30 8 13 9 47 56 0.839 29
10 Nottingham Forest 30 10 8 12 48 52 0.923 28
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 12 4 14 47 68 0.691 28
12 The Wednesday 30 12 3 15 55 65 0.846 27
13 Derby County 30 9 9 12 52 64 0.813 27
14 Notts County 30 10 4 16 53 61 0.869 24
15 Accrington 30 6 11 13 57 81 0.704 23
16 Newton Heath 30 6 6 18 50 85 0.588 18

Key: P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Stoke's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 3 September 1892 Derby County H 1–3 5,000 Schofield
2 10 September 1892 Nottingham Forest A 4–3 9,000 Dunn (2), Turner (2)
3 12 September 1892 Aston Villa H 0–1 4,500
4 17 September 1892 Accrington H 2–2 9,000 Schofield, Evans
5 24 September 1892 Burnley A 2–3 9,000 Dickson (2)
6 1 October 1892 Sunderland A 1–3 8,000 Schofield
7 10 October 1892 Aston Villa A 2–3 8,000 Dickson, Evans
8 15 October 1892 Bolton Wanderers A 4–4 3,500 Evans (2), Schofield (2)
9 22 October 1892 Nottingham Forest H 3–0 5,500 Schofield, Robertson (2)
10 29 October 1892 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–1 5,000 Robertson (2)
11 5 November 1892 Notts County A 1–0 10,000 Robertson
12 12 November 1892 Everton A 2–2 12,000 Robertson, Naughton
13 14 November 1892 Preston North End H 2–1 12,000 Naughton (2)
14 19 November 1892 Burnley H 4–1 3,500 Naughton, Dickson (2), Robertson
15 26 November 1892 West Bromwich Albion A 2–1 600 Evans, Schofield
16 3 December 1892 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1 3,500
17 17 December 1892 The Wednesday H 2–0 5,000 Dickson, Naughton
18 24 December 1892 Derby County A 0–1 8,000
19 26 December 1892 Accrington A 2–5 3,000 Evans (2)
20 31 December 1892 Preston North End A 1–2 5,500 Schofield
21 7 January 1893 Newton Heath H 7–1 1,000 Dickson (3), Robertson (2), Schofield, Edge
22 14 January 1893 Bolton Wanderers H 6–0 4,500 Robertson, Evans (3), Proctor, Sommerville (o.g.)
23 28 January 1893 Everton H 0–1 5,000
24 11 February 1893 West Bromwich Albion H 1–2 6,000 Naughton
25 25 February 1893 Blackburn Rovers A 3–3 3,500 Schofield (3)
26 11 March 1893 Notts County H 1–0 4,500 Robertson
27 18 March 1893 Sunderland H 0–1 10,000
28 31 March 1893 Newton Heath A 0–1 10,000
29 1 April 1893 The Wednesday A 1–0 5,000 Dickson
30 3 April 1893 Blackburn Rovers H 2–2 8,000 Schofield, Dickson

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 23 January 1893 Accrington A 1–2 4,000 Brodie

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Leon Boullemier 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK England Bill Rowley 30 0 1 0 31 0
FB England Tommy Clare 30 0 1 0 31 0
FB England Lachie Thomson 7 0 0 0 7 0
FB England Alf Underwood 26 0 1 0 27 0
HB Scotland Davy Brodie 30 0 1 1 31 1
HB Scotland Davy Christie 27 0 1 0 28 0
HB England Jack Proctor 30 1 1 0 31 1
FW England Charlie Baker 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Scotland Billy Dickson 30 11 1 0 31 11
FW Scotland Billy Dunn 5 2 0 0 5 2
FW England Alf Edge 1 1 0 0 1 1
FW England Ted Evans 25 10 1 0 26 10
FW Scotland Danny McLaren 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Willie Naughton 24 6 1 0 25 6
FW Scotland Jimmie Robertson 26 11 1 0 27 11
FW England Joe Schofield 29 13 1 0 30 13
FW England Wilmot Turner 5 2 0 0 5 2
Own goals 1 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.