DIVISION 2  1893/94
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Frank Mobley
 (Small Heath)
 23  goals

On Saturday September 2nd 1893 London - and in fact the south of England - witnessed its first match in the Football League when Woolwich Arsenal drew 2-2 with Newcastle United before 10,000 spectators at the Manor Ground, Plumstead. It was also Newcastle's first match in the Football League.

Liverpool won all 14 of their home League matches - Northwich Victoria lost all 14 of their away League matches

Notts County became the first club from the Second Division to win the FA Cup when they beat Bolton Wanderers 4-1 in the final played at Goodison Park..

  Season Results 1 Liverpool 28 22 6 0 77 18 50 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Small Heath 28 21 0 7 103 44 42 Promoted
    3 Notts County 28 18 3 7 70 31 39 Test Series
    Season Results 4 Newcastle United 28 15 6 7 66 39 36
    Season Results 5 Grimsby Town 28 15 2 11 71 58 32
    6 Burton Swifts 28 14 3 11 79 61 31
    7 Burslem Port Vale 28 13 4 11 66 64 30
    Season Results 8 Lincoln City 28 11 6 11 59 58 28
    Season Results 9 Woolwich Arsenal 28 12 4 12 52 55 28
    Season Results 10 Walsall Town Swifts 28 10 3 15 51 61 23
    Season Results 11 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 28 8 4 16 37 72 20 Left League
    Season Results 12 Crewe Alexandra 28 6 7 15 42 73 19
    Season Results 13 Ardwick 28 8 2 18 47 71 18 Re-election position
    Season Results 14 Rotherham Town 28 6 3 19 44 91 15 Re-election position
    Season Results 15 Northwich Victoria 28 3 3 22 30 98 9 Re-election positionLeft League
   
   

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

28

Liverpool

2

- 0 Newton Heath
  (played in Blackburn)
Sat Apr 28 Preston North End 4 - 0 Notts County
  (played at Olive Grove, Sheffield)
Sat Apr 28 Small Heath 3 - 1 Darwen
  (played at the Victoria Ground, Stoke)

R To bring the Second Division up to its full compliment of 16 clubs one new club was due to be elected to the Division at the end of 1893/94. Northwich Victoria resigned prior to the AGM leaving a second vacancy. Seven non-league sides came up against the two League sides seeking re-election in the vote for the four places in the League. Voting - 

20 votes Ardwick Re-elected to the League
20 Leicester Fosse Elected to the League
17 Burton Wanderers Elected to the League
17 Bury Elected to the League
15 Rotherham Town* Not re-elected to the League
8 Blackpool Not elected to the League
8 Loughborough Not elected to the League
7 Accrington Not elected to the League
0 Rossendale Not elected to the League

* Following the meeting Middlesbrough Ironopolis resigned from the Football League. Rotherham Town, as the highest placed side in the vote not to be elected, accepted an invitation to remain in the League.