1894–95 Stoke F.C. season – Wikipedia
Stoke 1894–95 football season
The 1894–95 season was Stoke’s sixth season in the Football League.
Stoke’s league struggles continued in the 1894–95 season as they were almost relegated but survived after winning five out the final six matches. This meant that Stoke played a test match against Second Division side Newton Heath which the “Potters” won 3–0 to preserve their First Division status.
Stoke had a poor 1894–95 season and by the end of February 1895 they looked destined for relegation. However Stoke made it in to the end of season test match with a remarkable run of five victories and a draw in their final six fixtures. Goal average just favoured West Bromwich at the foot of the table who finished a position higher. In the test match Stoke were paired with Newton Heath the venue being nearby Burslem, Stoke, backed by over 3,000 fans won 3–0, two goals coming from Joe Schofield, who was for the fourth season running was leading goalscorer, on this occasion jointly with Billy Dickson.
That late recovery was largely fuelled by the signing of Sunderland’s Scottish forward, Tommy Hyslop who scored seven goals in seven games including a hat-trick on his debut against Derby County. Hyslop went on to be capped for Scotland whilst at Stoke becoming the clubs’s first Scottish international.
Stoke exited the FA Cup at the Second Round again this time losing 2–0 away at Staffordshire rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Final league table
- ^ Not re-elected after losing test match. Invited to join Second Division.
Stoke’s score comes first
|1||1 September 1894||Bolton Wanderers||A||2–2||6,000||Dickson (2)|
|2||8 September 1894||Everton||H||1–3||5,000||T. Robertson|
|3||15 September 1894||Blackburn Rovers||A||0–6||7,000|
|4||22 September 1894||Sheffield United||H||1–3||3,000||Schofield|
|5||29 September 1894||Aston Villa||H||4–1||5,000||Schofield (2), Dickson (2)|
|6||6 October 1894||Sunderland||A||1–3||5,000||Dickson|
|7||13 October 1894||Nottingham Forest||H||0–3||3,000|
|8||20 October 1894||Liverpool||A||0–2||8,000|
|9||27 October 1894||Small Heath||H||2–2||1,000||Naughton, Farrell|
|10||10 November 1894||Liverpool||H||3–1||3,000||Schofield, Sandland (2)|
|11||12 November 1894||Preston North End||H||2–1||4,000||Schofield, Farrell|
|12||17 November 1894||Small Heath||A||2–4||4,000||Heames, Farrell|
|13||24 November 1894||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A||0–0||6,000|
|14||8 December 1894||The Wednesday||H||0–2||3,000|
|15||15 December 1894||West Bromwich Albion||A||2–3||4,400||Dickson, Schofield|
|16||25 December 1894||Preston North End||A||0–3||5,000|
|17||26 December 1894||Aston Villa||A||0–6||12,000|
|18||7 January 1895||Everton||A||0–3||6,000|
|19||12 January 1895||Bolton Wanderers||H||5–0||2,500||Brookfield (2), Schofield (2), Dickson|
|20||19 January 1895||Derby County||A||1–1||2,500||Farrell|
|21||26 January 1895||Sunderland||H||2–5||7,000||Meston (2)|
|22||4 February 1895||Wolverhampton Wanderers||H||0–0||3,000|
|23||9 February 1895||Sheffield United||A||0–3||3,500|
|24||23 February 1895||Nottingham Forest||A||1–3||5,500||Naughton|
|25||23 March 1895||Derby County||H||4–1||5,500||Dickson, Hyslop (3)|
|26||25 March 1895||West Bromwich Albion||H||1–1||5,100||Dickson|
|27||30 March 1895||Burnley||H||5–1||3,000||Hyslop, Farrell, Dickson, Schofield (2)|
|28||13 April 1895||Blackburn Rovers||H||5–1||4,000||Hyslop (2), Farrell, Dickson (2)|
|29||17 April 1895||The Wednesday||A||4–2||5,000||Hyslop, Schofield, Dickson, Petrie (o.g.)|
|30||20 April 1895||Burnley||A||2–1||3,000||Naughton, Crabtree (o.g.)|