1897–98 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1897–98 season
Manager England Sam Ormerod
Football League 3rd
FA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Gillespie (18 goals)
All: Gillespie (19 goals)
Highest home attendance 20,000 vs Burnley
(20 November 1897)
Lowest home attendance 2,000 vs Gainsborough
(1 September 1897)
2,000 vs Lincoln City
(24 January 1898)
2,000 vs Small Heath
(11 April 1898)

The 1897–98 season was Manchester City F.C.'s seventh season of league football and sixth season in the Football League.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1 Burnley[1] 30 20 8 2 80 24 48
2 Newcastle United[1] 30 21 3 6 64 32 45
3 Manchester City 30 15 9 6 66 36 39
4 Newton Heath 30 16 6 8 64 35 38
5 Woolwich Arsenal 30 16 5 9 69 49 37

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 15 9 6 66 36 1.833 39 10 4 1 45 15 24 5 5 5 21 21 15

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
1 September 1897 Gainsborough Trinity H Hyde Road 3 – 0 Meredith, Gillespie, F. Williams 2,000
4 September 1897 Darwen A Barley Bank 4 – 2 S. Smith (2), Gillespie, Leonard 1,000
11 September 1897 Loughborough H Hyde Road 3 – 0 S. Smith (2), Gillespie 7,000
18 September 1897 Blackpool A Athletic Grounds 2 – 0 S. Smith, F. Williams 4,000
25 September 1897 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 4 – 1 S. Smith (3), F. Williams 7,000
2 October 1897 Loughborough A Athletic Ground 3 – 0 Gillespie, F. Williams (2) 5,000
9 October 1897 Grimsby Town H Hyde Road 3 – 0 B. Smith, Meredith, Gillespie 7,000
16 October 1897 Newton Heath A Bank Street 1 – 1 Ray 20,000
23 October 1897 Darwen H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Gillespie (2), F. Williams (2), Whitehead 7,000
30 October 1897 Burnley A Turf Moor 1 – 3 ? (o.g.) 10,000
20 November 1897 Burnley H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Gillespie 20,000
11 December 1897 Leicester Fosse H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Gillespie, Meredith 9,000
18 December 1897 Grimsby Town A Abbey Park 4 – 3 Leonard (2), Meredith, Gillespie 5,000
25 December 1897 Newton Heath H Hyde Road 0 – 1 16,000
27 December 1897 Small Heath A Muntz Street 1 – 0 Leonard 10,000
1 January 1898 Luton Town A Dunstable Road 0 – 3 4,000
3 January 1898 Walsall H Hyde Road 3 – 2 Gillespie (2), Meredith 7,000
8 January 1898 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Whitehead 16,000
15 January 1898 Walsall A Hillary Street 2 – 2 Gillespie, S. Smith 10,000
24 January 1898 Lincoln City H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Meredith, Gillespie, ? (o.g.) 2,000
5 February 1898 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 2 – 2 Holmes, Gillespie 8,000
26 February 1898 Gainsborough Trinity A The Northolme 0 – 1 2,000
16 March 1898 Newcastle United A St James' Park 0 – 2 20,000
19 March 1898 Lincoln City A Sincil Bank 1 – 2 Dougal 3,000
26 March 1898 Luton Town H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Meredith (2) 5,000
30 March 1898 Blackpool H Hyde Road 3 – 3 S. Smith, Gillespie, Dougal 4,000
2 April 1898 Leicester Fosse A Filbert Street 0 – 0 6,000
9 April 1898 Burton Swifts A Peel Croft 0 – 0 3,000
11 April 1898 Small Heath H Hyde Road 3 – 3 B. Smith, Meredith, Gillespie 2,000
16 April 1898 Burton Swifts H Hyde Road 9 – 0 Meredith (3), Whitehead (3), S. Smith (2), Gillespie 4,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
29 January 1898 First round Wigan County H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Gillespie 6,000
12 February 1898 Second round Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 0 – 1 14,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Tommy Chappell 7 0 0 0 7 0
GK England Charlie Williams 21 0 2 0 23 0
DF England Tommy Clare 1 0 0 0 1 0
DF England Dick Ray 20 1 2 0 22 1
MF Scotland Stuart Munn 8 0 0 0 8 0
FW Canada Walter Bowman 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England Billie Gillespie 30 18 2 1 32 19
FW Wales Billy Meredith 30 12 2 0 32 12
FW England Buxton Smith 28 2 2 0 30 2
FW England Jimmy Whitehead 20 5 2 0 22 5
FW England Fred Williams 22 7 1 0 23 7
-- George Dougal 8 2 0 0 8 2
-- Frank Dyer 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- H. Foster 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- James Harper 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Billy Holmes 29 1 2 0 31 1
-- Scotland Pat Leonard 16 4 0 0 16 4
-- Bobby Moffatt 30 0 2 0 32 0
-- Thomas Read 27 0 2 0 29 0
-- S. Smith 24 12 2 0 26 12
-- Jock Wilson 1 0 0 0 1 0

Scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Promoted to the expanded First Division

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