|FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1891/92|
Despite being good enough to win one match by a 9-3 margin Darwen became the first club to conceded a century of League goals in a season. On average nearly 6 goals a game were scored in their 26 League matches.
Champions Sunderland won all their 13 home League fixtures.
|Results||2||Preston North End||26||18||1||7||61||31||37|
|Results||12||West Bromwich Albion||26||6||6||14||51||58||18||*|
home and away table
At the end of the season the League was extended to 2 divisions with the newly-named First Division increased to 16 clubs.
Bromwich Albion finished in a re-election position but as FA Cup holders
were not required to seek re-election. Voting for membership of Division 1
for the 1892/93 season -
+Newton Heath are now Manchester United.
losing their place in the top flight, Darwen were one of 12 clubs invited
to form the new Second Division (no vote is believed to have been taken). The eleven other
clubs were Ardwick (now Manchester City), Bootle, Burslem Port Vale
(now Port Vale), Burton Swifts,
Crewe Alexandra, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Northwich Victoria, Sheffield
United, Small Heath (now Birmingham City) and Walsall Town Swifts (now
Walsall). Of the clubs not voted into the First Division both
Newcastle East End (later Newcastle United) and
Middlesbrough/Middlesbrough Ironopolis (they put in a combined bid)
declined invitations to join Division 2.