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Seasons Archive 1901-1915

RESULTS

Match DateOpponentsF-AGOALSCORERS
2-Sep-1911STALYBRIDGE CELTIC RESERVES6-2BODEN -3FORSTERELLIS
CARTWRIGHT-p
9-Sep-1911Hurst1-0FORSTER
16-Sep-1911ROCHDALE RESERVES7-1FORSTER -2BODEN ELLIS
CARTWRIGHTCHALLINORWINNINGTON
30-Sep-1911Wrexham (FAC 1q.)2-4WINNINGTONPALIN
7-Oct-1911BUXTON3-0ELLIS -2CARTWRIGHT-p
14-Oct-1911Hazel Grove4-3CARTWRIGHT -2FORSTERDAVIES
21-Oct-1911CHESTER RESERVES4-0FORSTERDAVIES ELLIS
CARTWRIGHT-p
28-Oct-1911Stalybridge Celtic Reserves1-3ELLIS
4-Nov-1911HAZEL GROVE5-0ELLIS -3WINNINGTONFORSTER
11-Nov-1911Rochdale Reserves0-0
18-Nov-1911HURST0-5
25-Nov-1911Macclesfield Reserves1-1FORSTER
2-Dec-1911NANTWICH5-0ROSE -3pELLIS -2
9-Dec-1911MACCLESFIELD RESERVES2-0WINNINGTONELLIS
16-Dec-1911LOSTOCK GRALAM (Friendly)3-3JOHNSONReeves (og)Not Known
25-Dec-1911Northwich Victoria1-1ELLIS
26-Dec-1911ECCLES BOROUGH RESERVES2-0CARTWRIGHTHUGHES
30-Dec-1911Whitchurch1-3DAVIES
1-Jan-1912Eccles Borough Reserves3-3CHALLINORELLISCARTWRIGHT
6-Jan-1912Chester Reserves2-0GREENHALGHELLIS
20-Jan-1912CHESTER (CSC 1) withdrew1-1GREENHALGH
27-Jan-1912Northwich Victoria (M/Cr & S. C.C. 1)1-0ELLIS
3-Feb-1912CREWE ALEXANDRA RESERVES4-3DAVIES FORSTERELLIS
CARTWRIGHT
10-Feb-1912Nantwich1-3LAMBERT
2-Mar-1912Crewe Alexandra Reserves1-2ELLIS
16-Mar-1912BUXTON (M/Cr & S. C C. 2)9-2DAVIES -2ELLIS -2LEES -2
CHALLINORBODEN -pBENYON
23-Mar-1912HOOLEY HILL2-3ELLISBENYON
30-Mar-1912WHITCHURCH (M/Cr & S. C.C. S/F)4-0DAVIES -2LEES BENYON
5-Apr-1912NORTHWICH VICTORIA2-1DAVIES -2
6-Apr-1912Buxton1-2WINNINGTON
8-Apr-1912WHITCHURCH6-0MARSHALL -2DAVIES -2LEES
ELLIS
13-Apr-1912Hooley Hill0-0
20-Apr-1912NORTHWICH VICTORIA (Altrincham S.C. S/F)1-5DAVIES
27-Apr-1912Eccles Borough (Manchester & Salford4-1DAVIES -2FORSTERMARSHALL
Charity Cup Final - Manchester City

At the end of the campaign 7 clubs resigned, including 5 of the bottom seven, with Hooley Hill and Nantwich being the exceptions. Altrincham and Tyldesley Albion followed Denton and others into the Lancashire Combination. Four clubs entered their reserve sides into the Manchester League – Chester, Eccles Borough, Rochdale and Stalybridge Celtic. The competition was now at its weakest for many years ... and there was worse to come.

THE MANCHESTER LEAGUE TABLE

PositionTeamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal AveragePoints
1Hurst24184282302.7340
2Northwich Victoria24145551321.5933
3WITTON ALBION24135658321.8131
4Macclesfield24125751341.5029
5Eccles Borough Res.241131048391.2325
6Stalybridge Celtic Res.241031155531.0423
7Chester Reserves241031140500.8023
8Nantwich231111140450.8923
9Crewe Alexandra Res.231011239470.8321
10Hooley Hill24731446650.7117
11Rochdale Reserves24641445700.6416
12Buxton22541330660.4514
13Hazel Grove24531648700.6913

This proved to be the last Manchester League season before World War I. The top four clubs were a cut above the rest, and there was a definite decline in standards and in interest.

Two of Buxton’s games remained unplayed. All the top four clubs joined the Lancashire Combination, which also admitted Nantwich and the reserve sides of Rochdale and Stalybridge Celtic. This ‘ripped the heart out’ of the Manchester league, which therefore ceased to operate.

Where next?

1910-11 RESULTS Match DateOpponentsF-AGOALSCORERS 3-Sep-1910Buxton2-2HEWITT -2 1p. 10-Sep-1910NANTWIC
1912-13 RESULTS Match DateOpponentsF-AGOALSCORERS 4-Sep-1912Northwich Victoria (Victoria Hospital Fund)2

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