1895–96 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1895–96 season
Manager England Sam Ormerod
Football League 2nd
FA Cup Withdrew
Top goalscorer League: Meredith (12 goals)
All: Meredith / Rowan (13 goals)
Highest home attendance 30,000 vs Liverpool
(3 April 1896)
Lowest home attendance 2,000 vs Loughborough
(24 February 1896)
Home colours

The 1895–96 season was Manchester City F.C.'s fifth season of league football and fourth season in the Football League.

Football League Second Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool[1] 30 22 2 6 106 32 46
2 Manchester City 30 21 4 5 63 38 46
3 Grimsby Town 30 20 2 8 82 38 42
4 Burton Wanderers 30 19 4 7 69 40 42
5 Newcastle United 30 16 2 12 73 50 34

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: Football League

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts W D L GF GA Pts W D L GF GA Pts
30 21 4 5 63 38 1.658 46 12 3 0 37 9 27 9 1 5 26 29 19

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
7 September 1895 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 1–0 Meredith 8,000
9 September 1895 Rotherham Town H Hyde Road 2–0 Clifford, Little 3,000
14 September 1895 Leicester Fosse H Hyde Road 2–0 Finnerhan, Rowan 9,000
21 September 1895 Grimsby Town A Abbey Park 0–5 3,000
28 September 1895 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 1–0 Sharples 9,000
5 October 1895 Newton Heath A Bank Street 1–1 Rowan 10,000
12 October 1895 Darwen H Hyde Road 4–1 Rowan (2), Sharples, Chapman 10,000
19 October 1895 Crewe Alexandra A Alexandra Recreation Ground 2–0 Meredith, Finnerhan 3,000
26 October 1895 Grimsby Town H Hyde Road 2–1 Rowan, Little 14,000
2 November 1895 Darwen A Barley Bank 3–2 Meredith, Finnerhan, McReddie 4,000
4 November 1895 Rotherham Town A Clifton Lane 3–2 McReddie (2), Rowan 5,000
16 November 1895 Burton Wanderers A Derby Turn 1–4 Meredith 3,000
23 November 1895 Burton Wanderers H Hyde Road 1–1 Meredith 12,000
30 November 1895 Burton Swifts A Peel Croft 4–1 Rowan (2), Morris (2) 3,000
7 December 1895 Newton Heath H Hyde Road 2–1 Meredith, Hill 20,000
14 December 1895 Burslem Port Vale H Hyde Road Abandoned at half-time
1 – 0
McBride 2,000
21 December 1895 Burslem Port Vale A Athletic Ground Abandoned after 65 minutes
0 – 0
2,000
1 January 1896 Liverpool A Anfield 1–3 Rowan 15,000
4 January 1896 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 5–2 Morris (2), Hill (2), Finnerhan 10,000
11 January 1896 Lincoln City A Sincil Bank 2–1 Chapman, Meredith 2,000
1 February 1896 Loughborough A Athletic Ground 4–2 Finnerhan (2), Davies, Hill 2,000
10 February 1896 Burslem Port Vale A Athletic Ground 1–0 Davies 3,000
15 February 1896 Crewe Alexandra H Hyde Road 4–0 Rowan (2), Meredith, Finnerhan 4,000
17 February 1896 Burslem Port Vale H Hyde Road 1–0 Finnerhan 3,000
24 February 1896 Loughborough H Hyde Road 5–1 Morris (2), Davies, Meredith, Chapman 2,000
29 February 1896 Notts County A Trent Bridge 0–3 4,000
7 March 1896 Burton Swifts H Hyde Road 1–1 Robertson 9,000
14 March 1896 Lincoln City H Hyde Road 4–0 Robertson, Meredith, Morris, Finnerhan 9,000
21 March 1896 Newcastle United A St James' Park 1–4 Davies 12,000
3 April 1896 Liverpool H Hyde Road 1–1 Morris 30,000
4 April 1896 Leicester Fosse A Filbert Street 2–1 Meredith, Robson 4,000
8 April 1896 Notts County H Hyde Road 2–0 Meredith, Morris 6,000

Test matches[edit]

As Manchester City finished second in the league, they were entitled to play test matches to compete for promotion to the Football League's First Division. Though they played both teams bottom of the First Division for the 1895–86 season, they lost both matches on aggregate and thus failed in their promotion bid, remaining in the Second Division for the following season.

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
18 April 1896 West Bromwich Albion H Hyde Road 1–1 Rowan 6,000
20 April 1896 West Bromwich Albion A The Hawthorns 1–6 McBride 8,000
25 April 1896 Small Heath H Hyde Road 3–0 Meredith, Davies, Rowan 9,500
27 April 1896 Small Heath A Muntz Street 0–8 2,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League Test Matches Abandoned Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Charlie Williams 30 0 4 0 2 0 36 0
DF Scotland Hughie Clifford 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
DF England Thomas Porteous 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
MF Scotland James McBride 25 0 4 1 2 1 31 2
MF Scotland Willie Maley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW Canada Walter Bowman 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
FW Scotland Jock Espie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Pat Finnerhan 30 9 4 0 2 0 36 9
FW Scotland Wally McReddie 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
FW Wales Billy Meredith 29 12 4 1 1 0 34 13
FW Scotland Bob Milarvie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Hugh Morris 16 9 4 0 2 0 22 9
-- Tommy Chapman 26 3 2 0 2 0 30 3
-- Davies 11 4 2 1 1 0 14 5
-- John Ditchfield 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
-- Frank Dyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
-- Alec Gillies 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
-- James Harper 17 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
-- Robert Hill 9 4 1 0 2 0 12 4
-- Tommy Little 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
-- McCabe 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
-- George Mann 23 0 4 0 2 0 29 0
-- Miller 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
-- Bobby Moffatt 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
-- Thomas Read 5 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
-- J. Robertson 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
-- David Robson 30 1 4 0 2 0 36 1
-- Sandy Rowan 21 11 3 2 2 0 26 13
-- James Sharples 5 2 0 0 0 0 5 2

Scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elected to First Division after winning 'Test Match.'

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