|DIVISION 2 1896/97|
|For full league and cup results click on by club required.|
Tom Boucher &
(both Notts County)
22 goals each
Arsenal suffered a tragedy in November 1896 with the death of full-back
Woolwich Arsenal (they became
Arsenal in 1914) suffered what still
ranks as their worst ever League defeat - 0-8 at Loughborough
Darwen became the last side to complete a League season without drawing a match.
The clubs on this page are listed in their original names. For the same information but with clubs in their modern names click here.
Promotion and relegation between the two division was again decided by a series of Test Matches. As in the previous season the top two clubs in Division 2 and the bottom two in Division 1 met in a mini-league. Each club played four matches - home and away matches against the two sides from the other division. At the conclusion of the matches the first and second sides in the league played in Division 1 and the third and fourth sides in Division 2.