Alf Farman

Alf Farman joined the Heathens in 1889 with his first known Alliance League appearance coming on 9thNovember 1889 when he scored against Long Eaton Rangers at North Road.  By the end of that season he had scored 5 goals in 17 appearances.

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Robert Donaldson

After playing for Airdrieonians and Blackburn Rovers, Bob Donaldson arrived at Newton Heath prior to the 1891-92 Alliance season and was an immediate success.  He was an ever-present in his first season and also topped the Club’s goalscoring charts as the Heathens finished second in the competition.

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William Sharpe

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)

William Stewart

Willie Stewart was Newton Heath’s record goalscorer for the 1889-1890 season, netting ten goals in 19 games.  In fact Stewart scored in the Club’s first Alliance game when Sunderland Albion were defeated 4-1 at North Road on 21st September 1889.  Stewart had joined the Heathens a few weeks earlier from Warwick County.

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