1879 FA Cup Final

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1879 FA Cup Final
Event 1878–79 FA Cup
Date29 March 1879
Venue Kennington Oval, London
1878
1880

The 1879 FA Cup Final was contested by Old Etonians and Clapham Rovers at the Kennington Oval, London Borough of Lambeth, South London. Old Etonians won by 1–0, the only goal scored by Charles Clerke.

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Summary

Although Clapham dominated the early stages of the final, with Norman Bailey having two attempts on target, Herbert Whitfeld continued to run at the Clapham defenders with little assistance from his colleagues. After a goalless first-half, the only goal of the game came after 59 minutes, when Charles Clerke scored from close range following a run from Harry Goodhart. [1] The old Etonians thus claimed the cup for the first time in what was considered to be "the poorest FA Cup Final to date". [2]

Match details

Old Etonians 1–0 Clapham Rovers
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Old Etonians
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C. Rovers
Old Etonians:
GK John Purvis Hawtrey
DF Edward Christian
DF Lindsay Bury
MFHon Arthur Kinnaird (C)
MF Edgar Lubbock
MF Charles Clerke
FW Norman Pares
FW Harry Goodhart
FW Herbert Whitfeld
FWJohn Chevallier
FW Mark Beaufoy
Clapham Rovers:
GK Reginald Birkett
DF Robert Ogilvie
DF Edgar Field
MF Norman Bailey
MF James Prinsep
MFFrederick Rawson
FW Arthur J. Stanley
FW Stanley Scott
FWHerbert Bevington
FWEdward Growse
FWCecil Keith-Falconer

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References

  1. "Old Etonians 1 Clapham Rovers 0". FA Cup Final 1879. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  2. Gibbons, Philip (2001). Association Football in Victorian England – A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900. Upfront Publishing. p. 55. ISBN   1-84426-035-6.