DIVISION 2  1894/95
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
David Skea
(Leicester Fosse)
22 goals

When Walsall Town Swifts turned up for a Second Division fixture at Newton Heath they immediately objected to the state of the home pitch - it was little more than sand and mud. The match went ahead and Newton Heath won 14-0 but the match was declared void and ordered to be replayed. That time the Heathens only won 9-0!
(full story)

It was not the best of seasons for Walsall. Financial problems meant that the players didn't always get paid and against Newcastle in December they refused to take to the field until they had a promise of payment. The match kicked off late and later had to be abandoned but the result was allowed to stand
(full story - abandoned matches).

Bottom of the heap though were Crewe Alexandra who lost all 15 away League matches during the season.

It didn't take long for Woolwich Arsenal to fall foul of the footballing authorities. In only their second league season abuse of a referee saw their ground closed for five weeks forcing home matches to be played at New Brompton (Gillingham) and Leyton.

  1 Bury 30 23 2 5 78 33 48 Promoted
    2 Notts County 30 17 5 8 75 45 39 Test Series
    Season Results 3 Newton Heath 30 15 8 7 78 44 38 Test Series
    4 Leicester Fosse 30 15 8 7 72 53 38
    5 Grimsby Town 30 18 1 11 79 52 37
    Season Results 6 Darwen 30 16 4 10 74 43 36
    Season Results 7 Burton Wanderers 30 14 7 9 67 39 35
    Season Results 8 Woolwich Arsenal 30 14 6 10 75 58 34
    Season Results 9 Manchester City 30 14 3 13 82 72 31
    Season Results 10 Newcastle United 30 12 3 15 72 84 27
    11 Burton Swifts 30 11 3 16 52 74 25
    Season Results 12 Rotherham Town 30 11 2 17 55 62 24
    13 Lincoln City 30 10 0 20 52 92 20 Re-election position
    Season Results 14 Walsall Town Swifts 30 10 0 20 47 92 20 Re-election positionLeft League
    15 Burslem Port Vale 30 7 4 19 39 77 18 Re-election position
    16 Crewe Alexandra 30 3 4 23 26 103 10 Re-election position
   
   

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    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

27

Bury

1

- 0 Liverpool
  (played in Blackburn)
Sat Apr 27 Derby County 2 - 1 Notts County
  (played at Filbert Street, Leicester)
Sat Apr 27 Stoke 3 - 0 Newton Heath
  (played in Burslem)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

R Three non-league sides challenged the four clubs seeking re-election in the vote for League membership. Voting -

   
   
22 votes Burslem Port Vale Re-elected to the League
22 Lincoln City Re-elected to the League
18 Crewe Alexandra Re-elected to the League
18 Loughborough Elected to the League
? Blackpool Not elected to the League
? Fairfield Athletic Not elected to the League
? Walsall Town Swifts Not re-elected to the League