NEWCASTLE EAST END FC- 1883-84 SEASON
 
The club now moved from Stanley Street into the main Byker area for this season in August 1883, to a ground as described as ‘behind Byker Vicarage’. The playing area would be used later that decade by the Cheviot club whom later amalgamated with East End.  They named William Findlay as the teams captain that season. In addition to the majority of their friendly matches, the club also featured in the newly created Northumberland FA. Challenge Senior Cup, as well as the Town Moor Temperance Festival during the summer that followed the season. East End were still very much a ‘fledgling’ club at this stage in their development, but the seeds were there with a number of new players joining the ranks, strengthening the side. Team line ups are not all known, and match reports were often very small compared to then bigger local clubs like Newcastle Rangers & Tyne. The clubs second team also entered the Northumberland FA. 2nd. Team Medals competition for the first time. Many of the players in their side continued to be ex Rosewood players. The club now also formed a ‘Juniors’ side & they too featured in a the newly created Northumberland County FA. Junior Cup.
 
EAST END 1ST TEAM : COMPETITIVE FIXTURES.
 
DEC.1st.1883, At  Home, NORTH EASTERN, Lost 2 (0) : 3 (2). Northumberland FA. Challenge Cup 1st. Rd.
Scorers: JNO. OLIVER (2), J.PRINGLE (NE), (East End scores not known. Referee: R.CRAWFORD (N.RANGERS).
In the first of this cup tie North Eastern scored twice through Oliver & Pringle. East End played downhill in the second half and ‘besieged the visitors goal’, but they could not score. Oliver then dribbled up field and put it through. East End did then manage to score twice. However, it was North Eastern who progressed into the next round. 
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.BLACKETT, A.MARR, C.GRAY, W.FINDLAY,
E.HISCOCK, J.ARMSTRONG, J.SPEIGHT, J.P.COOK. Umpire- Mr. COOK.
N.EASTERN: J.DARRELL, WM.HALL (Capt), F.TORBET, G.KNOWLES, R.BELLWOOD, W.HUME, J.A.GRICE, JAMES OLIVER, JNO. OLIVER, R.A.FORSYTH, J.PRINGLE. Umpire- Mr. WILSON.
 
JUN.14th.1884, Neutral On The Town Moor, NEWCASTLE WEST END, Won 2:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival 1st. Rd.
Scorers: Not Known. REFEREE- HARDY.
EAST END: J.SPEIGHT, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, D.SCOTT, R.LIGHTFOOT, E.HISCOCK, J.BROUGHTON, S.RYDER, J.ARMSTRONG (Capt), W.WILSON, W.BLACKETT.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, C.ORMOND, J.WAGGOTT, J.WELFORD, W.TIFFIN, J.MATHER, A.BEST, T.FAWCETT, E.SURTEES, T.WAGGOTT, W.MATHER. 
 
JUN.25th.1884, Neutral On The Town Moor, NORTH EASTERN, Won 2:0, Town Moor Temperance Festival Semi Final.
Scorers & Team Line Up: Not Known.
East End won through to their first competitive cup final, but details other that the score are known.
 
JUN.25th.1884, Neutral On The Town Moor, SUNDERLAND, Lost 1:3, Town Moor Temperance Festival Final.
Scorers & Team Line Ups: Not Known.
The earliest competitive meeting of our Newcastle side in their infancy, playing against a rapidly developing Sunderland side.  
 
EAST END 1ST TEAM : FRIENDLY CHALLENGE MATCHES
 
*JUL.28th.1883, Away, BEDLINGTON BURDON, Won 1 (Disputed Goal) : 0.
This first team summer time game was played a match played between both clubs junior sides.
Scorer & Line Ups: Not Known. It was noted that the game was well attended.
(*- Result not included in the ‘Ultimate Record’).
 
OCT.13th.1883, At Home, PRUDHOE ROVERS, Won 1:0. Scorer Not Known.
It was noted that East End won this hard game in the presence of a large company. Scott was described as a junior who played well against his bigger opponents.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.BLACKETT, A.MARR, W.WILSON, J.ARMSTRONG, D.SCOTT, W.FINDLAY (Capt), J.SPEIGHT, J.P.COOK. Umpire- W.LINDSAY.
PRUDHOE: H.ROBERTSON, R.ELLIOTT, T.DUNN, A.DODD (Capt), T.MARSHALL, J.ELLISON, G.E.ROBINSON, G.CHARLTON, R.JOHNSON, W.B.DODD, J.HODGSON. Umpire- JOSEPH THOMPSON.
 
OCT.20th.1883, Away, BIRTLEY. Won 1 (Disputed Goal) : 0 (HT- 0:0). Scorer: Not known. 
The game was played 30 minutes each way, with a strong wind prevailing. Second Team player McFarlane made his senior debut for East End. 
EAST END: J.SPEIGHT, J.FENWICK, M.K.JHISCOCK, W.BLACKETT, G.McFARLANE, R.LIGHTFOOT, J.BROUGHTON, D.SCOTT, W.FINDLAY, R.FINDLAY, J.ARMSTRONG.
BIRTLEY: GREENWELL, GRAY, WATSON, CURRY, BOLAM, BELL, WHITE, JOYCE, STANDLEY, W.CRIGHTON, SURTEES.  
 
OCT.27th.1883, At Home, TANTOBIE, Won 3:0. (The score was also reported as 1:0).  Scorers: Not Known.
EAST END: J.SPEIGHT, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.WILSON, A.MARR, W.BLACKETT, J.ARMSTRONG, R.FINDLAY, W.FINDLAY, J.BROUGHTON, J.P.COOK.
TANTOBIE: B.HANNANT, SHIELD, SCOTT, R.HANNANT, McRUMB, HODGSON, ATTHEY, STOREY, W.STOKER, DIXON.  
 
NOV.3rd.1883, At Home At Heaton (Possibly NE Ground), SUNDERLAND ‘A’s, Lost 0 (0):3 (0). With East End being the ‘forerunners’ of United, this game is considered to be the first meeting between Newcastle & Sunderland; albeit their second team. The score was level at half time, but Sunderland ran out winners in the second half. Scorers: Not Known. A forward named Chrisp appears in his only line for East End.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.WILSON, W.BLACKETT, R.LIGHTFOOT, R.FINDLAY, J.ARMSTRONG, W.FINDLAY, CHRISP, J.P.COOK.
SUNDERLAND: STEWART, HALL, ALLAN, WOODWARD, McMILLAN, McDONALD, BROWN, ELLIOTT, ANDERSON, ATKINSON. (Only 10 names listed).
 
NOV.10th.1883, At Home, NEWCASTLE WEST END, Draw 1:1. A senior meeting of the two clubs whose rivalry within the city was beginning to grow. Scorers: Not Known.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, A.MARR, R.LIGHTFOOT, BAILEY, J.SPEIGHT, J.P.COOK, W.FINDLAY, R.FINDLAY, J.ARMSTRONG.
WEST END: T.MINNIKIN, J,WAGGOTT, C.ORMOND, J.HENDERSON, T.WAGGOTT, E.SURTEES, J.MATHER, W.MATHER, W.TIFFIN, T.FAWCETT, H.LONGBOTTOM.    
 
NOV.17th.1883, At Home, JARROW, Won 4:2. Scorers: R.FINDLAY (2), J.ARMSTRONG, J.FENWICK.
REFEREEE- J.E. STOREY. Jarrow played with 10 men in the first half.
EAST END: W.BAILES, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.WILSON, W.BLACKETT, R.LIGHTFOOT, R.FINDLAY, J.BROUGHTON, J.ARMSTRONG, J/SPEIGHT, J.P.COOK.
JARROW: WHITE, FERGUSON, WATT, HILL, DOUGLAS, McDONAT, BURTON, GALLAGHER, MORRIS, SCOTT, BURTON.  
 
NOV.24th.1883, Away, WHITBURN, Won 1:0. Scorers & Line Ups: Not Known.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.WILSON, J.BLACKETT, C.GRAY, R.FINDLAY, W.BLACKETT, J.ARMSTRONG, J.P.COOK, J.SPEIGHT.
WHITBURN: HINDMARSH, HOPE, STENTON, BOWMAN, HINDMARSH, REA, HOGG, STATTERS, DOBSON, HOGG, HUMPHREY.   
 
JAN.1st.1884, Away, ALL SAINTS, Won 4:1. Scorers: W. FINDLAY (2), J.SPEIGHT, J.P.COOK (EE); J.TRIGG (SAINTS).          
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.BLACKETT, W.WILSON, J.ARMSTRONG, J.SPEIGHT, J.P.COOK, W.FINDLAY, E.HISCOCK, W.COULSON. Umpire: R. FINDLAY.
ALL SAINTS: T.TRIGG, C.TRIGG, E.TRIGG, NICHOLSON, NOBLE, FEATHERSTONE, WEATHERALL, J.TRIGG, HENRY, PENMAN, MITCHELL.
 
JAN.2nd.1884, Away, NEWCASTLE FA. Lost 0:2.  Scorers: A.P.FARTHING, W.SCOTT (NEWCASTLE FA). 
In this ‘well fought contest’ the brothers Findlay & Coulson played best for East End.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, C.HISCOCK, D.SCOTT, J.ARMSTRONG, R.LIGHTFOOT, R.FINDLAY, E.HISCOCK, W.FINDLAY, W.COULSON, J.SPEIGHT.
NEWCASTLE FA: J.SNAITH, A.ELLIOT, A.PETERS, J.PRINGLE, G.SIMPSON, A.STEEL, A.P.FARTHING, W.SCOTT, J.ROWELL, E.POTTER, W.PETERS.
 
JAN.19th.1884, At Home, ST. CUTHBERT’S, Won 3 (0) : 0 (0). Played 30 minutes each way. Ed Hiscock amused the spectators with his fine ‘dodging’. Scorers Not Known.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.WILSON, W.BLACKETT, J.ARMSTRONG, W.COULSON, J.P.COOK, W.FINDLAY, R.LIGHTFOOT, E.HISCOCK.
ST. CUTHBERT’S: JACKSON, WHITE , FRASER, CURRY, HINDMARSH, WEDDELL, TAYLOR, MALLOTT, HINDMARSH, COUP, HARDY. 
 
FEB.2nd.1884, Away, CITY HARRIERS, Won 8:0. Unfortunately the scorers from this record win to date are not known.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FEBWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.WILSON, W,.BLACKETT, ‘A Subsitute’, E.HISCOCK, J.ARMSTRONG, W.FINDLAY, J.P.COOK, J.SPEIGHT.
CITY HARRIERS: PLAYFAIR, HAYS, HUNTER, GRACIE, SMITH, CURRIE, BIRCH, DOUGAN, SMITH, DOYLE, BASTON.  
 
FEB.16th.1884, Away, ROSEHILL, Won 2:0. Scorers Not Known.
EAST END: J.BLACKETT, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.BLACKETT, J.ARMSTRONG, E,HISCOCK, W.WILSON, W.FINDLAY, J.BROUGHTON, J.SPEIGHT, J.P.COOK.
ROSEHILL: APPLEBY, MOFFATT, WALLACE, CAMPBELL, ROGERS, OLIVER, BARRETT, SWAN, SHIELDS, McNAUGHTON, FOLEY.
 
FEB.23rd.1884, At Home, WHITBURN, Won 2:0, Scorers Not Known.
EAST END:  J.BOUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.BLACKETT, W.WILSON, J.ARMSTRONG, E,HISCOCK, R.LIGHTFOOT, W.FINDLAY, J.P.COOK, J.SPEIGHT.
 WHITBURN: HINDMARSH, STENTON, HOPE, HINDMARSH, PRESTOL, T.K.DOBSON, HOGG, YOUNG, STATTERS, WILSON. (Only 10 players named).
 
MAR.8th.1884, Away, PRUDHOE ROVERS, Lost 1:4. Scorers Not Known.
EAST END: W.BLACKETT, J/FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, W.WILSON, J.ARMSTRONG, ‘A Substitute’, E.HISCOCK, J.BROUGHTON, D.SCOTT, J.P.COOK, W.FINDLAY.
PRUDHOE: ROBERTSON, DUNN, JOHNSON, LEONARD, BLACKBURN, ROBSON, ROBINSON, HODGSON, CHARLTON, G.ROBSON (Only 10 players named).  
 
MAR.22nd.1884, Away, NEWCASTLE WEST END, Lost 0 : 2 (1 Disputed). Scorers: W.MATHER (WE).
(One match report also gave the score as 0:3).
 
MAR.29th.1884, Away, NORTH EASTERN, Won 4:3 (1 DISPUTED). Scorers: E.HISCOCK, J.P.COOK (3 GOALS( (EE).
JAS. OLIVER (1), (NE). A Penalty (NE). Played 30 minutes each way.
EAST END: J.BROUGHTON, J.FENWICK, M.K.HISCOCK, J.ARMSTRONG (Capt), R.LIGHTFOOT, W.BLACKETT, E.HISCOCK, J.SPEIGHT, W.FINDLAY, D.SCOTT, J.P.COOK.
N.EASTERN: STOKOE, ROBINSON, FERGUSON, DOUGLAS, STRAFFORD, BELLWOOD, JOHN OLIVER, SIMPSON, ELLIOTT, JAMES OLIVER, PRINGLE.  
 
APR.19th.1884, Away, NEWTON, Won 2:1. (Also Reported as 2:0).  Scorers & Line Ups: Not Known. 
Newton played one short with 10 men.    
 
EAST END SCRATCH MATCH
 
JAN.12th.1884, At Home, ROSEHILL. Draw 1:1. This planned fixture was reported as strangely played between a mixture of players from the two clubs against each other as ‘Scratch XI’ sides. Neither actual line up is known.  
 
EAST END 1ST. TEAM APPEARANCE DETAILS
 
Since the ‘Before They Were United’ series of books, a fair number of East End line up have now been found & from these the following appearance records for the season emerge. Excluding the cup matches, the club played 18 friendly challenge matches, they won 13, drew 1 & lost 4. 
 
Name                                   Cup Apps.    Friendly Apps.  Known Friendly Goals
 
ARMSTRONG, JOHN,                2                  15                    1
BAILES/BAYLES, WILLIAM    0                   1
BAILEY                                       0                   1                     
BLACKETT, JOHN THOMAS   0                   2              
BLACKETT, WILLIAM             2                   8
BROUGHTON, JOHN                2                   14
CHRISP                                        0                  1
COOK, JOHN P.                          1                  12                     4
COULSON, WILLIAM A.          0                   3
FENWICK, JOSEPH                   2                   15                    1
FIN(D)LAY, ROBERT                0                   7                      2
FIN(D)LAY, WILLIAM              1                  13                     2
GRAY, CHARLES                      1                   1
HISCOCK, CHARLES                0                  1
HISCOCK, EDWARD                1                  8                        1
HISCOCK, MATTHEW K.        2                  10
LIGHTFOOT, ROBERT            1                   8
McFARLANE, G.                       0                   1
MARR, ALEXANDER              1                   3
RYDER, STEPHEN                    1                   0
SCOTT, D.                                  1                   5
SPEIGHT, JOHN                        1                   12                     1
WILSON, WILLIAM                  1                  12
 
PLAYER & CENSUS DETAILS (Not Included in Previous Chapters).
 
BLACKETT, JOHN THOMAS
John was the older brother of William. He made only two appearance in first team that season was as a goalkeeper & half back.
1881 Census: Aged 19.  Born St. Peter’s, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Address- 54 St. Peter’s Road, Byker.
Occupation- Waterman. 
 
BLACKETT, WILLIAM
Younger brother of William. A Forward who would later become a Northumberland County player. His other known clubs include: RABY ROVERS, BARROW, ST. LUKE’s CC; PRIORY PARK CC.
1881 Census:  Aged 15. Born St. Peter’s, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Address- 54 St. Peter’s Road, Byker.
Occupation- Waterman.
 
HISCOCK, CHARLES. Charles was a defender, previously with ROSEWOOD, who made one appearance.
Born in Hampshire. 1901 Census: Third Avenue, Heaton. Occupation- Superintendent.   
 
HISCOCK, EDWARD (NED ‘CANNONBALL’). Forward ‘Ned’ was a cousin of Matthew. He made guest appearances for TYNE ASSOCIATION & CHEVIOT. He also played cricket for East End. He later played for RABY ROVERS & BARROW.
1881 Census: Aged 15. Born St.Peter’s, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Address- 41 Chapel Street, Byker. Scholar.
Date of Death: June 7th. 1939, Barrow.
 
HISCOCK, MATTHEW KERLEY. Matthew was Edward’s cousin & he was a defender.
1881 Census: Aged 16. Born St. Peter’s, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Address- 9 Fell Street, Byker. Occupation Scholar.
Date of Death: May 11th. 1940, Whitley Bay. Matthew was one of the clubs first shareholders in 1890.
 
McFARLANE, G. An East End Second Team player, who had previous been a defender with Rosewood. His one friendly first team appearance for East End that season was in October against Birtley; featuring as a half back.   
 
MARR, ALEXANDER.  Other clubs included: ELSWICK LEATHER WORKS & BRUNSWICK CC.
 
SCOTT, D.   Other clubs included: NEWCASTLE WEST END, RENDEL.
 
WILSON, WILLIAM. Other clubs included: ROSEWOOD, DRYSDALE CC.
 
EAST END: 2nd. TEAM
 
East End second team matches, particularly for those during the first half of the season have been difficult to find.
From the one full team line known from that season, we can seen that the side continued to feature a number of the ex Rosewood players. Mirroring the first team they entered the newly formed Northumberland FA’s cup competition; which for them was called the ‘Second Teams Medals Competition’. In addition the competitive match there were at least 5 known friendly matches.  
 
EAST END 2nd. TEAM: COMPETITIVE MATCHES
 
JAN.12th.1884, Away, SLEEKBURN WANDERERS, Lost 0:3, Northumberland 2nd. Team Medals Competition.
Scorers: Not Known. REFEREE- J.EDEN.
It can only be assumed the East End side got a bye through the 1st. Round. After the game the teams were entertained to tea at Mr. Craig’s Railway Hotel in Bedlington. This is the only known East End seconds line up from that season, with four of the players also seen making the first team that season. Lindsay, Gill & Rawlinson can only be found connected with the club that season.  T.Roach(e) would later play for the first team. Shaw continued to play at the club, during the following season.
EAST END: C.SHAW, R.LIGHTFOOT, T.ROACH, C.WALKER, LINDSAY, RAWLINSON, D.SCOTT, G.McFARLANE, GILL, W.A.COULSON. Umpire- J.ARMSTRONG.
 
EAST END 2nd. TEAM: FRIENDLY CHALLENGE MATCHES
 
NOV.24th. Away, PRUDHOE ROVERS; Score & Details Not Known.
 
DEC.8th.1883, Away at Elswick Leather Works, BRUNSWICK, Won 3:1.
 
JAN.19th.1884, At Home, RENDEL 1st. TEAM, Won 1 (Disputed Goal) : 0.
 
FEB.2nd.1884, Away, RENDEL 1st. TEAM, Draw 1:1.
 
MAR.8th.1884, At Home, PRUDHOE ROVERS 2nd. TEAM, Lost 1 (Disputed Goal) : 2.         
 
EAST END: JUNIORS
 
For the first team in the clubs history, East End developed a juniors team. The definition of ‘Juniors’ in the Northumberland FA. rules book is ‘A team whose players are under the ages of 18’. Very much akin to the modern day FA. Youth Cup age limitation.
East End Juniors are known to have played in 1 cup game and 8 friendly games. Of the later they won 3 & lost 4. The cup competition they took part in was the newly created Northumberland FA. Junior Cup. Some goal scorers have been identified, but unfortunately no full team line ups have been found. 
 
EAST END JUNIORS: COMPETITIVE MATCHES
 
NOV.10th.1883, Away At Heaton, NORTH EASTERN JUNIORS, Lost 1:4. Northumberland Junior Cup 1st. Rd.
Scorers & Team Details Not Known.
 
EAST END JUNIORS: FRIENDLY CHALLENGE MATCHES.
 
JUL.28th.1883, Away, BEDLINGTON BURDON JUNIORS, Lost 0:1. Scorer & Team Details Not Known.
This juniors match was played prior to a first team match between the two clubs & both games were played ‘in the presence of a large company’. Bedlington won after an exciting game.
 
OCT.6th.1883, At Home, ST. CUTHBERT’S JUNIORS, Lost 0:1.
 
NOV.17th.1883, Away, GUILD OF ST. JOHN, Lost 1:2.
 
JAN.19th.1884, Away, NORTH EASTERN JUNIORS, Lost 1:2.
 
FEB.2nd.1884, ROSEHILL JUNIORS, Won 4:0. This is the team first known victory.
 
MAR.15th.1884, Away, CLARENCE, Won 5:0. Scorers: D.SCOTT (2), W.PARR (2), HEWITT.
It was reported that one of the Clarence players left the field of play before half time due to an injury. They played the rest of the match with only ten men.
 
MAR.22nd.1884, At Home, LEMINGTON RANGERS, Won 6:1. Scorers: T.LLEWELYN (3), D.SCOTT (2), R.LIGHTFOOT.
 
APR.5th.1884, Home, CLARENCE, Won 4:0. Scorers: W.PARR (2), J.BROUGHTON, T.LLEWELYN.
 
2nd. & Junior Player & Census Information
 
PARR, WILLIAM HENRY, Born 1865, Hanley, Staffordshire.
1901 Census- St. Peter’s Area, Byker. Occupation- Miner.   
 
 




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