Manchester United 2 v 0 Loughborough Town, League Division Two, Matchday 28, 4th April 1896, Season 1895-1896, Venue: Bank Street Head to Head records & stats by MUFC Manager .

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Saturday 4th April 1896

Matchday 28
Bank Street
Match 2 of 10 vs Loughborough Town


Albut, Alf Loughborough Town Committee
Red Card
Portrait Player Name RED CARD
Portrait Player Name Kept Clean Sheets
Ridgway, Joseph
Loughborough Town
HAN P W D L F A Diff Win%
H 5 5 0 0 23 2 +21 1.00
A 5 2 2 1 6 5 +1 0.40
Totals 10 7 2 1 29 7 +22 0.70
EVERY GAME VS Loughborough Town
Manchester United 2
Richard Smith ??', Bob Donaldson ??'
Loughborough Town 0
Loughborough Town team strips fail to turn up via railway and are lost somewhere in Crewe as well as the Trainer. Match report states some players have trousers rolled up above the knees & various shirt colours & knickers suitable for schoolboys scraped together, a half hour after the appointed time the teams entered the field with, as the report suggest, "a stranger would have thought a burlesque match was to be played". Spectators laugh heartily at the Loughborough Town players. Ward's knickers collapsed & he was forced to leave the field, Swift's knickers did not reach near as far as his knees and the jerseys which were of nondescript character were most composed of black and gold.

Ridgway, Joseph

Stafford, Harry

Erentz, Fredrick

Fitzsimmons, David

McNaught, James

Cartwright, Walter

Clarkin, John

Kennedy, William

Donaldson, Robert

Vance, James

Smith, Richard "Dick"
Newspaper Match Report

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