1902–03 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1902–03 season
Manager Scotland Tom Maley
Football League
Second Division
1st (promoted)
FA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Gillespie (29 goals)
All: Gillespie (29 goals)
Highest home attendance 35,000 vs Small Heath
(10 January 1903)
Lowest home attendance 8,000 vs Glossop
(22 November 1902)
8,000 vs Barnsley
(24 November 1902)
8,000 vs Blackpool
(11 April 1903)

The 1902–03 season was Manchester City F.C.'s twelfth season of league football and first season back in the Second Division of the Football League. Managing an immediate promotion, the club gained their second minor league trophy in their then-short history.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1 Manchester City 34 25 4 5 95 29 54
2 Small Heath 34 24 3 7 74 36 51
3 Woolwich Arsenal 34 20 8 6 66 30 48
4 Bristol City 34 17 8 9 59 38 42
5 Manchester United 34 15 8 11 53 38 38

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
34 25 4 5 95 29 3.276 54 15 1 1 64 15 31 10 3 4 31 14 23

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
6 September 1902 Lincoln City H Hyde Road 3 – 1 McOustra (2), Bevan 16,000
13 September 1902 Small Heath A Muntz Street 0 – 4 12,000
20 September 1902 Leicester Fosse H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Meredith, Gillespie, ? (o.g.) 12,000
27 September 1902 Chesterfield Town A Recreation Ground 1 – 0 Meredith 15,000
4 October 1902 Burnley A Turf Moor 1 – 1 Miller 4,000
11 October 1902 Preston North End H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Gillespie 16,000
18 October 1902 Burslem Port Vale A Athletic Ground 4 – 1 Gillespie (2), Meredith, Drummond 5,000
22 October 1902 Gainsborough Trinity A The Northolme 3 – 0 Gillespie (2), Miller 4,000
25 October 1902 Barnsley H Hyde Road Abandoned
5 – 0
Meredith, Gillespie, Drummond, Threlfall, ? (o.g.) 16,000
1 November 1902 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 0 – 1 11,000
8 November 1902 Burton United H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Gillespie, McOustra 13,000
15 November 1902 Bristol City A St John's Lane 2 – 3 Turnbull, Drummond 13,000
22 November 1902 Glossop H Hyde Road 5 – 2 Gillespie (3), Turnbull, ? (o.g.) 8,000
24 November 1902 Barnsley H Hyde Road 3 – 2 Gillespie (2), Meredith 8,000
6 December 1902 Stockport County H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Meredith (2), Turnbull (2), Gillespie 12,000
13 December 1902 Blackpool A Bloomfield Road 3 – 0 Meredith, Turnbull, Gillespie 5,000
20 December 1902 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Gillespie (3), Turnbull 25,000
25 December 1902 Manchester United A Bank Street 1 – 1 Bannister 40,000
26 December 1902 Preston North End A Deepdale 2 – 0 Gillespie, Drummond 10,000
27 December 1902 Doncaster Rovers A Intake Ground 2 – 1 Hynds, Gillespie 30,000
1 January 1903 Doncaster Rovers H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Bannister (2), Meredith, Turnbull 25,000
3 January 1903 Lincoln City A Sincil Bank 0 – 1 6,000
10 January 1903 Small Heath H Hyde Road Abandoned after 40 minutes
0 – 0
35,000
17 January 1903 Leicester Fosse A Filbert Street 1 – 1 Threlfall 7,000
24 January 1903 Chesterfield Town H Hyde Road 4 – 2 Meredith (3), Turnbull 15,000
31 January 1903 Burnley H Hyde Road 6 – 0 Meredith (2), Gillespie (2), Threlfall, Bannister 16,000
14 February 1903 Burslem Port Vale H Hyde Road 7 – 1 Bannister (2), Gillespie (2), Turnbull, Meredith, McOustra 12,000
23 February 1903 Small Heath H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Meredith (2), Gillespie, Threlfall 20,000
28 February 1903 Gainsborough Trinity H Hyde Road 9 – 0 Bannister (3), Gillespie (2), Turnbull (2), Meredith, Threlfall 15,000
7 March 1903 Burton United A Peel Croft 5 – 0 Bannister (2), Gillespie (2), Meredith 5,000
14 March 1903 Bristol City H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Meredith, Threlfall 20,000
21 March 1903 Glossop A North Road 1 – 0 Bannister 7,000
4 April 1903 Stockport County A Edgeley Park 2 – 0 Gillespie, Turnbull 10,000
10 April 1903 Manchester United H Hyde Road 0 – 2 30,000
11 April 1903 Blackpool H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Meredith (2) 8,000
14 April 1903 Barnsley A Oakwell 3 – 0 Meredith, Bannister, Gillespie 5,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
7 February 1903 First round Preston North End A Deepdale 1 – 3 Turnbull 8,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Abandoned Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK John Edmondson 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
GK England Jack Hillman 31 0 1 0 2 0 34 0
DF Scotland Tommy Hynds 31 0 1 0 2 0 34 0
FW England Jimmy Bannister 21 0 1 0 1 0 23 0
FW England Frank Booth 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
FW England Billie Gillespie 32 0 1 0 2 0 35 0
FW Wales Billy Meredith 34 0 1 0 2 0 37 0
FW Scotland John Miller 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
FW Scotland Sandy Turnbull 22 0 1 0 1 0 24 0
-- Fred Bevan 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
-- Robert Davidson 26 0 0 0 2 0 28 0
-- R. Dearden 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
-- Jimmy Drummond 14 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
-- Sammy Frost 30 0 1 0 1 0 32 0
-- Billy Holmes 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
-- Jamie Hosie 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
-- McMahon 17 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
-- Scotland Willie McOustra 32 0 0 0 2 0 34 0
-- Bobby Moffatt 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
-- Willie Orr 13 0 1 0 1 0 15 0
-- Percy Slater 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
-- Fred Threlfall 25 0 1 0 2 0 28 0

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