1918–19 Rochdale A.F.C. season

The 1918–19 season saw Rochdale compete for their fourth season in the wartime football league, during World War I. Rochdale competed in the Lancashire section and finished 10th in the Principle Tournament and 3rd in the Subsidiary Tournament.

Rochdale
1918–19 season
StadiumSpotland Stadium
Football League Lancs10th & 3rd
Top goalscorerBilly Halligan

StatisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Football League Lancs
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK   ENG Tom Kay 29 0 29 0
GK    R. Butterworth 5 0 5 0
GK    J. West 4 0 4 0
GK   ENG Tommy Hampson 1 0 1 0
GK   ENG Harry Moody 3 0 3 0
DF    George Gutteridge 1 0 1 0
DF   ENG Vince Hayes 2 0 2 0
MF   ENG James Henderson 10 0 10 0
DF   ENG Jack Barton 6 0 6 0
DF    T. Davenport 3 0 3 0
DF    F. Chadwick 1 0 1 0
MF   ENG Jack Yarwood 14 0 14 0
DF   ENG Bob Lilley 1 0 1 0
DF   ENG Jimmy Nuttall 8 0 8 0
DF   WAL Harry Millership 3 0 3 0
DF    D. Buckley 4 0 4 0
DF   SCO Danny Crossan 8 0 8 0
DF    Johnson 2 0 2 0
MF    Herbert Tierney 2 0 2 0
DF    J. McOwen 6 0 6 0
DF    J. Taylor 1 0 1 0
DF    Fred Baines 10 0 10 0
DF    Jackson 1 0 1 0
DF    McCallum 1 0 1 0
DF    G. Hurst 2 0 2 0
MF    T.H. Duckworth 3 0 3 0
MF    Wilfred Bunting 9 2 9 2
MF    J. Jackson 7 1 7 1
MF    Sam Spruce 28 0 28 0
MF   ENG Tweedale Rigg 7 0 7 0
MF    Kelly 1 0 1 0
MF    J. Butterworth 2 0 2 0
DF   EIR Pat O'Connell 35 3 35 3
MF   ENG Jim Tully 1 0 1 0
MF    Turner 1 0 1 0
FW   EIR Billy Halligan 27 16 27 16
MF   ENG Tommy Broome 1 0 1 0
MF    Hall 1 0 1 0
MF   ENG Ernest Goodwin 28 8 28 8
MF    Thomason 3 0 3 0
MF    R. Bellis 7 2 7 2
FW    Bob Thomas 7 9 7 9
MF    G. Best 4 1 4 1
MF    Clifford Ashworth 1 0 1 0
FW   WAL Stan Davies 6 2 6 2
MF    Donald 1 0 1 0
MF    Jones 1 0 1 0
MF    G. Kirkpatrick 1 0 1 0
FW   ENG William Moody 5 0 5 0
FW   ENG Jack Peart 1 1 1 1
FW    P. Kelly 3 1 3 1
MF    A. Walker 1 0 1 0
FW    J. Smith 1 0 1 0
MF   ENG Fred Heap 13 3 13 3
FW    G. Reynolds 1 0 1 0
FW   ENG Billy Hibbert 1 0 1 0
FW    H. Smith 2 0 2 0
FW    J. Stott 1 1 1 1
FW   ENG Ernest Hawksworth 9 4 9 4
FW   ENG Dick Crawshaw 1 0 1 0
FW    A. Brown 2 0 2 0
MF   ENG Albert Smith 35 9 35 9
FW   SCO Billy Semple 1 0 1 0

CompetitionsEdit

Football League - Lancashire SectionEdit

7 September  1918 (1918 -09-07) 1 Liverpool 4–0 Rochdale Liverpool
 
 
 
 
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 15000
14 September  1918 (1918 -09-14) 2 Rochdale 1–2 Liverpool Rochdale
Thomas  
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1000
21 September  1918 (1918 -09-21) 3 Burnley 2–4 Rochdale Burnley
 
 
Bellis   
A. Smith   
Stadium: Turf Moor
28 September  1918 (1918 -09-28) 4 Rochdale 2–1 Burnley Rochdale
Halligan    (pen.)
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2000
5 October  1918 (1918 -10-05) 5 Stockport County 2–2 Rochdale Stockport
 
 
Thomas  
Halligan  
Stadium: Edgeley Park
Attendance: 1500
12 October  1918 (1918 -10-12) 6 Rochdale 4–1 Stockport County Rochdale
Halligan     (pen.)
Thomas  
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3000
19 October  1918 (1918 -10-19) 7 Southport Vulcan 3–3 Rochdale Southport
 
 
 
Bunting  
Goodwin  
Thomas  
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Attendance: 1500
26 October  1918 (1918 -10-26) 8 Rochdale 5–2 Southport Vulcan Rochdale
Best  
O'Connell  
A. Smith  
Thomas  
P. Kelly  
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3000
2 November  1918 (1918 -11-02) 9 Rochdale 1–3 Manchester United Rochdale
Bunting  
 
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3000
9 November  1918 (1918 -11-09) 10 Manchester United 0–1 Rochdale Manchester
J. Jackson  
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 6000
16 November  1918 (1918 -11-16) 11 Rochdale 3–2 Stoke Rochdale
A. Smith   
Halligan  
Bowser  
Jones  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4500
23 November  1918 (1918 -11-23) 12 Stoke 1–1 Rochdale Stoke-on-Trent
Herbert  
Thomas  
Stadium: Victoria Ground
Attendance: 5000
30 November  1918 (1918 -11-30) 13 Rochdale 0–2 Bury Rochdale
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3000
7 December  1918 (1918 -12-07) 14 Bury 2–1 Rochdale Bury
 
 
Halligan  
Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 4000
14 December  1918 (1918 -12-14) 15 Rochdale 1–0 Blackpool Rochdale
A. Smith  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3000
21 December  1918 (1918 -12-21) 16 Blackpool 5–1 Rochdale Blackpool
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwin  
Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 3000
28 December  1918 (1918 -12-28) 17 Oldham Athletic 0–1 Rochdale Oldham
Hawksworth  
Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 4000
11 January  1919 (1919 -01-11) 18 Manchester City 1–1 Rochdale Manchester
Lievesley  
A. Smith  
Stadium: Hyde Road
Attendance: 15000
18 January  1919 (1919 -01-18) 19 Rochdale 4–5 Manchester City Rochdale
Thomas   
O'Connell  
A. Smith  
Barnes   
Dorsett   
A.W. Smith  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 6000
25 January  1919 (1919 -01-25) 20 Port Vale 2–0 Rochdale Stoke-on-Trent
Howell  
Burgess  
Stadium: Old Recreation Ground
Attendance: 3000
1 February  1919 (1919 -02-01) 21 Rochdale 2–0 Port Vale Rochdale
Goodwin  
Hawksworth  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3000
8 February  1919 (1919 -02-08) 22 Bolton Wanderers 3–2 Rochdale Bolton
 
 
 
Goodwin   
Stadium: Burnden Park
Attendance: 7000
15 February  1919 (1919 -02-15) 23 Rochdale 2–2 Bolton Wanderers Rochdale
Halligan  
Hawksworth  
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 6000
22 February  1919 (1919 -02-22) 24 Rochdale 1–2 Preston North End Rochdale
Halligan  
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5000
1 March  1919 (1919 -03-01) 25 Preston North End 3–1 Rochdale Preston
 
 
 
Heap  
Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 5000
8 March  1919 (1919 -03-08) 26 Rochdale 3–1 Blackburn Rovers Rochdale
Halligan  
Heap  
Hawksworth  
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4500
15 March  1919 (1919 -03-15) 27 Blackburn Rovers 4–2 Rochdale Blackburn
 
 
 
 
O'Connell  
Thomas  
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 12000
22 March  1919 (1919 -03-22) 28 Everton 3–1 Rochdale Liverpool
 
 
 
Heap  
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 15000
29 March  1919 (1919 -03-29) 29 Rochdale 1–3 Everton Rochdale
Goodwin  
 
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 7000
5 April  1919 (1919 -04-05) 30 Bury 0–3 Rochdale Bury
Davies   
Halligan  
Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 6000
12 April  1919 (1919 -04-12) 31 Rochdale 0–2 Bury Rochdale
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3000
18 April  1919 (1919 -04-18) 32 Rochdale 0–2 Oldham Athletic Rochdale
 
 
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 6000
19 April  1919 (1919 -04-19) 33 Bolton Wanderers 2–1 Rochdale Bolton or Rochdale
 
 
Goodwin  
Stadium: Burnden Park or Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5000
21 April  1919 (1919 -04-21) 34 Oldham Athletic 5–0 Rochdale Oldham
 
 
 
 
 
Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 10000
26 April  1919 (1919 -04-26) 35 Bolton Wanderers 2–1 Rochdale Bolton or Rochdale
 
 
Peart  
Stadium: Burnden Park or Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 7000
29 April  1919 (1919 -04-29) 36 Rochdale 5–0 Oldham Athletic Rochdale
Goodwin  
Halligan   
A. Smith  
Stott  
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 1000

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rochdale AFC: The Official History 1907–2001 by Steven Phillipps. ISBN 1874427097