Football League Second Division  1893/94

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts Notes
1st   Liverpool 28 22 6 0 77 18 4.278 50 ▲Champions
2nd  Small Heath 28 21 0 7 103 44 2.341 42 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Notts County 28 18 3 7 70 31 2.258 39 Remained
4th  Newcastle United 28 15 6 7 66 39 1.692 36 -
5th  Grimsby Town 28 15 2 11 71 58 1.224 32 -
6th  Burton Swifts 28 14 3 11 79 61 1.295 31 -
7th  Burslem Port Vale 28 13 4 11 66 64 1.031 30 -
8th  Lincoln City 28 11 6 11 59 58 1.017 28 -
9th   Woolwich Arsenal 28 12 4 12 52 55 0.945 28 -
10th  Walsall Town Swifts 28 10 3 15 51 61 0.836 23 -
11th  Middlesbrough Ironopolis 28 8 4 16 37 72 0.514 20 ▼Resigned
12th  Crewe Alexandra 28 6 7 15 42 73 0.575 19 -
13th  Ardwick 28 8 2 18 47 71 0.662 18 Re Elected
14th  Rotherham Town 28 6 3 19 44 91 0.484 15 Re Elected
15th  Northwich Victoria 28 3 3 22 30 98 0.306 9 ▼Resigned

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Football League Test Match Series

Promotion and relegation was decided in a series of Test Matches between the bottom three clubs in the First Division and the top three clubs in the Second Division. The third from bottom club in the First Division played the third club in the Second Division, the second from bottom in the First Division played the second club in the Second Division and the bottom club in the First Division played the top club in Second Division in one-off matches at neutral venues with the winners playing in the First Division the following season and the losers in the Second Division.

Date Home Score Away
28/04/1894 Liverpool 2-0 Newton Heath
Played at Ewood Park, Blackburn
28/04/1894 Preston North End 4-0 Notts County
Played at Olive Grove, Sheffield
28/04/1894 Small Heath 3-1 Darwen
Played at Victoria Ground, Stoke

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Election for League Membership

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.
Votes Club End Result
20 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

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Election for League Membership

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.
Votes Club End Result
n/a Rotherham Town Re Elected to the League

 

End of Season Notes

 ▼Darwen were Relegated from the Football League First Division

 ▼Newton Heath were Relegated from the Football League First Division

 ▲Liverpool were Promoted to the Football League First Division

 ▲Small Heath were Promoted to the Football League First Division

 - Ardwick were Re Elected to the Football League

 ▼Northwich Victoria Resigned from the Football League

 ▲Leicester Fosse were Elected to the Football League

 ▲Burton Wanderers were Elected to the Football League

 ▲Bury were Elected to the Football League

 ▼Middlesbrough Ironopolis Resigned from the Football League

 - Rotherham Town were Re Elected to the Football League

 - Ardwick changed their name to Manchester City for the start of the 1894/95 Season