DIVISION 2  1895/96
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
George Allan 
(Liverpool)
25  goals

All the bottom three clubs dropped out of the Football League at the end of the season. Between them they only picked up one win and two draws away from home. Crewe continued their abysmal away form winning just one away point - they lost all 15 away League matches in 1894/95 as well as their first 9 matches of 1895/96 to set a record of 24 consecutive away defeats. That record still stands although they share it with Nelson who lost their matches in 1930 and 1931.

  Season Results 1 Liverpool 30 22 2 6 106 32 46 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Manchester City 30 21 4 5 63 38 46 Test Series
    3 Grimsby Town 30 20 2 8 82 38 42
    4 Burton Wanderers 30 19 4 7 69 40 42
    5 Newcastle United 30 16 2 12 73 50 34
    Season Results 6 Newton Heath 30 15 3 12 66 57 33
    Season Results 7 Woolwich Arsenal 30 14 4 12 58 42 32
    8 Leicester Fosse 30 14 4 12 57 44 32
    Season Results 9 Darwen 30 12 6 12 72 67 30
    10 Notts County 30 12 2 16 57 54 26
    11 Burton Swifts 30 10 4 16 39 69 24
    Season Results 12 Loughborough 30 9 5 16 40 66 23
    13 Lincoln City 30 9 4 17 53 75 22
    14 Burslem Port Vale 30 7 4 19 43 78 18 Re-election positionLeft League
    Season Results 15 Rotherham Town 30 7 3 20 34 97 17 Re-election positionLeft League
    16 Crewe Alexandra 30 5 3 22 30 95 13 Re-election positionLeft League
   
   

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    Test Matches Test Series
   

Promotion and relegation between the two division was again decided by a series of Test Matches but there was a change of format from that used in the previous three seasons. 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.

     
     
Sat Apr

18

Liverpool

4

- 0 Small Heath
Sat Apr 18 Manchester City 1 - 1 WBA
Mon Apr 20 Small Heath 0 - 0 Liverpool
Mon Apr 20 WBA 6 - 1 Manchester City
Sat Apr 25 Liverpool 2 - 0 WBA
Sat Apr 25 Manchester City 3 - 0 Small Heath
Mon Apr 27 Small Heath 8 - 0 Manchester City
Mon  Apr 27 WBA 2 - 0 Liverpool
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
P W D L F A Pts
Liverpool 4 2 1 1 6 2 5 Promoted
West Bromwich Albion 4 2 1 1 9 4 5 Promoted
Small Heath 4 1 1 2 8 7 3 Test Series
Manchester City 4 1 1 2 5 15 3 Test Series

R Rotherham Town did not seek re-election leaving two League sides and eight non-league sides in the vote for the three places in Division 2. Voting - 

19 Votes Blackpool Elected to the League
16 Walsall Elected to the League
15 Gainsborough Trinity Elected to the League
10 Burslem Port Vale Not re-elected to the League
10 Luton Town Not elected to the League
4 Crewe Alexandra Not re-elected to the League
3 Fairfield Athletic Not elected to the League
3 Glossop North End Not elected to the League
2 Macclesfield Not elected to the League
2 Tottenham Hotspur Not elected to the League