1929–30 York City F.C. season

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York City F.C.
1929–30 season
Chairman Arthur Brown
Manager Jock Collier
Ground Fulfordgate
Football League Third Division North 6th
FA Cup Third round
(eliminated by Newcastle United)
Top goalscorer League: Billy Bottrill (18)
All: Billy Bottrill
Tom Fenoughty (20)
Highest home attendance 12,583 vs Newcastle United, FA Cup, 15 January 1930
Lowest home attendance 2,563 vs Hartlepools United, Third Division North, 19 April 1930
Average home league attendance 5,279

The 1929–30 season was the eighth season of competitive association football and first season in the Football League played by York City Football Club, a professional football club based in York, Yorkshire, England. They finished in sixth position in the 22-team 1929–30 Football League Third Division North. They entered the 1929–30 FA Cup in the first round and lost in the third to Newcastle United.

20 players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were 11 different goalscorers. Half-back Ollie Thompson played in all 48 first-team matches over the season. Billy Bottrill and Tom Fenoughty finished as leading goalscorers with 20 goals each. Bottrill scored 18 in league competition and two in the FA Cup, while Fenoughty scored 15 in league competition and five in the FA Cup.

Match details[edit]

Football League Third Division North[edit]

Football League Third Division North match details
Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
31 August 1929 1st Wigan Borough A W 2–0 Cowie, Stockill 8,880
4 September 1929 4th Wrexham H D 0–0 8,726
7 September 1929 5th Carlisle United H D 2–2 Gardner (2) 7,462
11 September 1929 7th Wrexham A D 1–1 Davis 6,235
14 September 1929 10th Nelson A L 1–3 Cowie 4,483
18 September 1929 5th New Brighton H W 1–3 Bottrill (2), Evans 5,422
21 September 1929 10th Southport H L 0–4 5,852
28 September 1929 9th Crewe Alexandra A D 2–2 Beck, Gardner 5,373
5 October 1929 9th Chesterfield H D 1–1 Cowie 4,773
12 October 1929 10th Stockport County H L 1–2 Bottrill 6,189
19 October 1929 15th Lincoln City A L 0–3 5,310
26 October 1929 15th Tranmere Rovers H D 0–0 3,835
2 November 1929 14th Halifax Town A D 2–2 Bottrill (2, 1 pen.) 4,656
9 November 1929 12th Rotherham United H W 3–0 Fenoughty, Cowie, Millar 3,715
23 November 1929 16th South Shields H D 2–2 Gardner (2) 3,608
7 December 1929 15th Darlington H D 1–1 Millar 4,892
21 December 1929 14th Doncaster Rovers H D 2–2 Gardner, opposition o.g. 2,654'
25 December 1929 14th Barrow A D 0–0 2,229
26 December 1929 11th Barrow H W 3–1 Evans, Fenoughty, Bottrill 7,834
28 December 1929 9th Wigan Borough H W 4–0 Bottrill (3), Gardner 4,395
1 January 1930 8th New Brighton A D 1–1 Fenoughty 5,440
4 January 1930 8th Carlisle United A D 2–2 Fenoughty, Bottrill 7,149
18 January 1930 6th Nelson H W 1–0 Bottrill 5,289
25 January 1930 12th Southport A L 0–1 3,375
1 February 1930 8th Crewe Alexandra H W 4–2 Millar (3), Bottrill 4,631
8 February 1930 11th Chesterfield A L 0–3 4,830
15 February 1930 10th Stockport County A W 3–2 Beck, Gardner, Fenoughty 9,434
22 February 1930 6th Lincoln City H W 1–0 Gardner 5,298
1 March 1930 8th Tranmere Rovers A D 4–4 Gardner, Fenoughty, Millar, Bottrill 4,079
5 March 1930 5th Accrington Stanley A D 1–1 Evans 2,017
8 March 1930 5th Halifax Town H W 3–0 Evans, Fenoughty, Millar 4,355
15 March 1930 5th Rotherham United A W 5–2 Fenoughty (2), Bottrill (2), Gardner 2,259
22 March 1930 4th Rochdale H W 6–0 Gardner (2), Fenoughty (2), Millar, Bottril 4,720
29 March 1930 5th South Shields A L 1–4 Fenoughty 2,234
2 April 1930 5th Hartlepools United A L 1–3 Aitken 4,390
5 April 1930 5th Accrington Stanley H W 2–0 Sharpe, Fenoughty 4,529
12 April 1930 6th Darlington A L 2–5 Beck pen., Millar 6,028
18 April 1930 7th Port Vale A D 1–1 Gardner 15,346
19 April 1930 5th Hartlepools United H W 4–1 Evans (2), Gardner, Bottrill 2,563
21 April 1930 6th Port Vale H L 0–2 10,120
26 April 1930 6th Doncaster Rovers A W 3–0 Fenoughty (2), Evans 4,322
3 May 1930 6th Rochdale A L 2–4 Gardner, Bottrill 1,564

League table (part)[edit]

Final Football League Third Division North table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts
4th Chesterfield 42 22 6 14 76 56 1.36 50
5th Lincoln City 42 17 14 11 83 61 1.36 48
6th York City 42 15 16 11 77 64 1.20 46
7th South Shields 42 18 10 14 77 74 1.04 46
8th Hartlepools United 42 17 11 14 81 74 1.09 45
Key Pos = League position; Pld = Matches played;
W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost;
F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
Source [1]

FA Cup[edit]

FA Cup match details
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Fourth qualifying round 16 November 1929 Scarborough A W 3–1 Bottrill (2), Cowie 8,089
First round 30 November 1929 Tranmere Rovers H D 2–2 Fenoughty (2) 5,580
First round replay 5 December 1929 Tranmere Rovers A W 1–0 Fenoughty 4,882
Second round 14 December 1929 Southend United A W 4–1 Davis, Gardner, Fenoughty (2) 11,000
Third round 11 January 1930 Newcastle United A D 1–1 Gardner 38,674
Third round replay 15 January 1930 Newcastle United H L 1–2 Evans 12,583

Appearances and goals[edit]

Players with names struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.
Key to positions: GK – Goalkeeper; FB – Full back; HB – Half back; FW – Forward
Players having played at least one first-team match
Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK  ENG Jack Farmery 38 0 6 0 44 0
GK  ENG Ralph Ridley 4 0 0 0 4 0
FB  SCO David Archibald 17 0 0 0 17 0
FB  ENG Jack Brooks 30 0 6 0 36 0
FB  ENG Sam Johnson 37 0 6 0 43 0
HB  ENG Harry Beck 41 3 6 0 47 3
HB  ENG Charlie Davis 41 1 6 1 47 2
HB  ENG Ollie Thompson 42 0 6 0 48 0
FW  SCO James Aitken 4 1 0 0 4 1
FW  ENG Billy Bottrill 39 18 6 2 45 20
FW  SCO Jimmy Cowie 14 4 3 1 17 5
FW  SCO Sam Evans 37 7 6 1 43 8
FW  ENG Tom Fenoughty 29 15 6 5 34 20
FW  SCO Sam Gallacher Left club during playing season 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW  ENG Bill Gardner 31 16 3 2 34 18
FW  ENG Syd Glidden Left club during playing season 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW  SCO Willie Millar 37 9 5 0 42 9
FW  ENG George Sharpe 7 1 0 0 7 1
FW  ENG Tom Smiles 8 0 0 0 8 0
FW  ENG Reg Stockill 1 1 1 0 2 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

  • Batters, David (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  • Windross, Dave; Jarred, Martin (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Selby: Citizen Publications. ISBN 978-0-9531005-0-7. 
  • Source for match dates, results, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 252–253. 
  • Source for league positions: "York City 1929–1930: Results". Statto Organisation. Archived from the original on 19 September 2015. 
  • Source for player details: Jarred; Windross. Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. pp. 6–103. 

Specific

  1. ^ "York City 1929–1930: Table: Final table". Statto Organisation. Archived from the original on 6 November 2015.