William Sharpe’s first Alliance League goal came in Newton Heath’s 3-1 defeat of Grimsby Town on 18th October 1890 but this was not a particularly great season for strikers. Sharpe netted six goals that season and ended up leading goalscorer.
The following season he only managed 3 Alliance fixtures and wasn’t really seen much in a footballing context again until he appeared for Oldham County in 1896. He had a spell at Oldham Athletic in 1901.
Leading Newton Heath League Scorer in: 1890-1891 – 6 goals, 20 appearances (Alliance League)