So, into season number two. Seventeen matches played, with six wins, five defeats and six draws. The goals, however, were hard to come by Old Centrals managing 16 in their inaugural season, but conceding 17.
Although founder member J. W. Selby was the club's first president, with Mr. N. C. Jenkins the first secretary, it was George Rayment who took the chair at the Old Centrals end-of-the-first-season general meeting, held at the Ridgeway Coffee Tavern, on Saturday April 26, 1890.
Old Centrals had 41 members and were looking to expand. The meeting agreed to stage a trial match in September before the start of their second season, the intention being to strengthen the squad and compete against a higher standard of opposition. Secretary Jenkins was also treasurer, and he was keeping his cards close to his chest. The club was in a sound financial condition, he reported, "able to carry over a considerable balance." What that was exactly, Jenkins wasn't saying.
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