|DIVISION 2 1892/93|
|For full league and cup results click on by club required.|
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
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!
|11||Burslem Port Vale||22||6||3||13||30||57||15|
|12||Walsall Town Swifts||22||5||3||14||37||75||13|
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.
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.
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!