DIVISION 2  1892/93
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Fred Wheldon
 (Small Heath)
 24  goals

Lincoln City's first match in the Football League on Saturday 3rd September 1892 didn't go exactly as they would have wanted. They arrived late at Bramall Lane for their match against Sheffield and the kick-off had to be put back over an hour. When it did start they conceded a goal within the first three minutes and eventually lost 4-2.

Burslem Port Vale became the first  - and still only - club to concede 10 goals at home in a League match when they lost
0-10 to Sheffield United on Saturday December 3rd 1892. They must have had nightmares about playing their next match a week later - this time away to Sheffield United  - but they only lost that one 0-4.

Burton Swifts were due to play a Preliminary Round FA Cup tie against on the same day as a League match. They re-arranged the cup tie to the previous Wednesday - with a kick-off time of 8 o'clock in the morning!
(kick-off times)

  Season Results 1 Small Heath 22 17 2 3 90 35 36 Test Series
    Season Results 2 Sheffield United 22 16 3 3 62 19 35 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Darwen 22 14 2 6 60 36 30 Promoted
    Season Results 4 Grimsby Town 22 11 1 10 42 41 23
    Season Results 5 Ardwick 22 9 3 10 45 40 21
    Season Results 6 Burton Swifts 22 9 2 11 47 47 20
    Season Results 7 Northwich Victoria 22 9 2 11 42 58 20
    Season Results 8 Bootle 22 8 3 11 49 63 19 Left League
    Season Results 9 Lincoln City 22 7 3 12 45 51 17 Re-election position
    Season Results 10 Crewe Alexandra 22 6 3 13 42 69 15 Re-election position
    Season Results 11 Burslem Port Vale 22 6 3 13 30 57 15 Re-election position
    Season Results 12 Walsall Town Swifts 22 5 3 14 37 75 13 Re-election position
   
   

Full home and away table

The clubs on this page are listed in their original names. For the same information but with clubs in their modern names click here.

   
    Test Matches Test Series
   

Promotion and relegation was decided in a series of Test Matches between the bottom three clubs in Division 1 and the top three clubs in Division 2. The third from bottom club in Division 1 played the third club in Division 2, the second from bottom in Division 1 played the second club in Division 2 and the bottom club in Division 1 played the top club in Division 2 in one-off matches at neutral venues with the winners playing in Division 1 the following season and the losers in Division 2.

   
Sat Apr 22 Darwen 3 - 2 Notts County
  (played at Hyde Road, Manchester)
Sat Apr 22 Sheffield United 1 - 0 Accrington*
  (played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham)
Sat Apr 22 Small Heath 1 - 1 Newton Heath
  (played at the Victoria Ground,  Stoke)
Replay
Thu Apr 27 Newton Heath 5 - 2 Small Heath
  (played at Bramall Lane,  Sheffield)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     

R At the end of the 1892/93 season the Second Division was extended from 12 to 16 clubs. Lincoln City, Crewe Alexandra, Burslem Port Vale and Walsall Town Swifts were all re-elected to the Second Division. New clubs elected to the Second Division were Woolwich Arsenal (now Arsenal), Liverpool, Newcastle United and Rotherham Town. Voting figures have not survived the passage of time - unless you can help!

*Accrington had lost their place in the First Division after the Test series but declined a Second Division spot and were replaced by Middlesbrough Ironopolis. 

Left League
Bootle resigned in August and were not replaced leaving 15 clubs in the Second Division for the 1893/94 season.