1881–82 FA Cup

The 1881–82 Football Association Challenge Cup was the eleventh staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Seventy-three teams entered, eleven more than the previous season, although five of the seventy-three never played a match.

1881–82 FA Cup
Country England
 Ireland
 Scotland
Teams73
Defending championsOld Carthusians
ChampionsOld Etonians (2nd title)
Runners-upBlackburn Rovers

First round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 3–1 Blackburn Olympic 29 October 1881
Grantham 6–0 Brigg Town 5 November 1881
Reading 5–0 Hendon 29 October 1881
Sheffield 8–0 Brigg Brittania 5 November 1881
Barnes 3–1 Rochester 5 November 1881
Royal Engineers 6–0 Kildare Ireland 5 November 1881
Marlow 3–1 Brentwood 22 October 1881
Upton Park 3–0 St Albans 22 October 1881
Windsor Home Park 0–1 Reading Minster 22 October 1881
Old Etonians 2–2 Clapham Rovers 5 November 1881
Herts Rangers 0–4 Swifts 5 November 1881
Notts County Walkover Calthorpe
Old Foresters 3–0 Morton Rangers 5 November 1881
Wednesbury Strollers 3–1 Stafford Road 5 November 1881
Romford Walkover Rangers
Henley 0–2 Maidenhead 22 October 1881
West End 3–2 Remnants 29 October 1881
Blackburn Rovers 9–1 Blackburn Park Road 29 October 1881
Hanover United Bye
Hotspur 1–0 Highbury Union 5 November 1881
Mosquitos 1–1 Pilgrims 5 November 1881
Aston Villa 4–1 Nottingham Forest 5 November 1881
Acton 0–0 Finchley 29 October 1881
Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 Providence 5 November 1881
Astley Bridge 2–2 Turton 29 October 1881
Dreadnought Walkover Caius College
Staveley 5–1 Spilsby 29 October 1881
Esher Leopold 0–5 Old Carthusians 5 November 1881
Olympic 2–4 Old Harrovians 5 November 1881
Woodford Bridge 1–1 Reading Abbey 22 October 1881
Small Heath Alliance 4–1 Derby Town 17 October 1881
Sheffield Heeley 5–1 Lockwood Brothers 17 October 1881
Bootle 2–1 Blackburn Law 5 November 1881
St Bart's Hospital Walkover Wanderers
Bolton Wanderers 5–5 Eagley 22 October 1881
Accrington Walkover Queen's Park Scotland
Wednesbury Old Athletic 9–1 Mitchell St George's 5 November 1881

First round replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Clapham Rovers 0–1 Old Etonians 19 November 1881
Pilgrims 5–0 Mosquitos 12 November 1881
Acton 4–0 Finchley 12 November 1881
Turton 1–1 Astley Bridge 12 November 1881
Astley Bridge 3–3 Turton 19 November 1881
Turton 2–0 Astley Bridge 26 November 1881
Reading Abbey 2–1 Woodford Bridge 12 November 1881
Eagley 0–1 Bolton Wanderers 12 November 1881

Second round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 3–1 Accrington 26 November 1881
Reading 1–1 West End disqualified West End 26 November 1881
Sheffield 0–4 Sheffield Heeley 26 November 1881
Royal Engineers Bye
Marlow 2–0 St Bart's Hospital 30 November 1881
Maidenhead 2–1 Acton 3 December 1881
Old Etonians Bye
Swifts 7–1 Old Harrovians 19 November 1881
Notts County 5–3 Match void Wednesbury Strollers 24 November 1881
Old Foresters 3–1 Pilgrims 3 December 1881
Blackburn Rovers 6–2 Bolton Wanderers 19 November 1881
Hanover United 1–3 Upton Park 26 November 1881
Aston Villa Bye
Turton 4–0 Bootle 3 December 1881
Old Carthusians 7–1 Barnes 3 December 1881
Sheffield Wednesday Bye
Reading Minster 3–1 Romford 3 December 1881
Reading Abbey 1–4 Hotspur 26 November 1881
Dreadnought Bye
Staveley 3–1 Grantham 28 November 1881
Wednesbury Old Athletic 6–0 Small Heath Alliance 3 December 1881

Second round replay

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Notts County 11–1 Wednesbury Strollers 10 December 1881

Third round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 4–1 Turton 17 December 1881
Reading Bye
Upton Park Bye
Old Etonians 3–0 Swifts 17 December 1881
Old Foresters Bye
Blackburn Rovers Bye
Hotspur 0–0 Reading Minster 17 December 1881
Aston Villa 2–2 Notts County 31 December 1881
Old Carthusians 0–2 Royal Engineers 20 December 1881
Sheffield Wednesday 2–2 Staveley 29 December 1881
Sheffield Heeley Bye
Maidenhead Bye
Wednesbury Old Athletic Bye
Dreadnought 1–2 Marlow 17 December 1881

Third round replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Hotspur 2–0 Reading Minster 26 December 1881
Notts County 2–2 Aston Villa 7 January 1882
Aston Villa 4–1 Notts County 14 January 1882
Staveley 0–0 Sheffield Wednesday 7 January 1882
Sheffield Wednesday 5–1 Staveley 9 January 1882

Fourth round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Marlow Walkover Reading
Upton Park 5–0 Hotspur 21 January 1882
Old Etonians 6–3 Maidenhead 14 January 1882
Old Foresters 2–1 Royal Engineers 21 January 1882
Blackburn Rovers 5–1 Darwen 30 January 1882
Sheffield Wednesday 3–1 Sheffield Heeley 21 January 1882
Wednesbury Old Athletic 4–2 Aston Villa 21 January 1882

Fifth round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians Bye
Old Foresters 0–0 Marlow 14 February 1882
Blackburn Rovers 3–1 Wednesbury Old Athletic 11 February 1882
Sheffield Wednesday 6–0 Upton Park 7 February 1882

Fifth round replay

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Marlow 1–0 Old Foresters 18 February 1882

Semi-finals

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 5–0 Marlow 4 March 1882
Blackburn Rovers 0–0 Sheffield Wednesday 6 March 1882

Semi-final replay

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Sheffield Wednesday 1–5 Blackburn Rovers 15 March 1882

Final

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 25 March 1882

References

1882 in association football

The following are the association football events of the year 1882 throughout the world.

Fred Speller

Frederick John Speller (1863 – 17 August 1909) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back. He played for hometown club Great Marlow before signing for Small Heath. He made 93 appearances in the FA Cup, Football Alliance and the Football League for the club in its early days. His career was ended prematurely when he broke his leg in a match against Darwen in 1892, the season when Small Heath won the inaugural Second Division championship. Although he played a couple of league games a year later, he retired from the game in 1894. After a sudden breakdown, he died in an asylum in 1909, when he was remembered as "one of the strongest backs who ever represented the allied counties of Berks and Bucks."

Harrow Chequers F.C.

Harrow Chequers Football Club was a football club from London, England in the 1860s to early 1890s. It played as the Harrow Chequers from 1865 to 1876, when it was then renamed the Old Harrovians, and continued play until at least 1891. Derived from former pupils of Harrow School, the club was involved in the formation of the FA Cup in 1871. It was slated to play in three of the first six FA Cup competitions in the 1870s, but they forfeited each time, and never contested an FA Cup match as the Chequers. One of their players, however, Morton Betts, is remembered for scoring the first (and only) goal in the first ever FA Cup Final in 1872, which is essentially all that is remembered today of the club. However, as the Old Harrovians, the team had some more success, including reaching the semifinals of the 1877–78 FA Cup.

Harry Cursham

Henry Alfred Cursham, known as Harry Cursham, (27 November 1859 – 6 August 1941) was an English footballer and cricketer. He played football mostly for Notts County, with spells at Corinthian, Grantham Town and Thursday Wanderers. In cricket, he played two first class games for Nottinghamshire.Cursham holds the individual goalscoring record for the FA Cup, with 49 goals in 44 games. He also played eight games for the England national football team, scoring five goals.

List of Bolton Wanderers F.C. players

Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, Greater Manchester. The club was formed in Bolton in 1874 as Christ Church F.C. and was renamed Bolton Wanderers F.C. in 1877. They played their first competitive match in October 1881, when they entered the First Round of the 1881–82 FA Cup. The club moved to Burnden Park in 1895 and the Reebok Stadium in 1997. Since playing their first competitive match, almost 140 players have made at least 100 appearances (including substitute appearances); those players are listed here.

Bolton Wanderers's record appearance-maker is Eddie Hopkinson, who made more than 570 appearances between 1952 and 1970. The club's leading scorer is Nat Lofthouse with 285 goals in his 14 years with the club. Along with Hopkinson and Lofthouse, seven other players have made more than 500 appearances. Other than Lofthouse, only Joe Smith has scored more than 200 goals for the club. Of the players currently at the club, English defender David Wheater has made the most appearances.

List of Bolton Wanderers F.C. players (1–24 appearances)

Bolton Wanderers F.C. is an English association football club based in Horwich, Greater Manchester. The club was formed in Bolton in 1874 as Christ Church F.C., and played their first competitive match in October 1881, when they entered the First Round of the 1881–82 FA Cup. The club was renamed Bolton Wanderers F.C. in 1877, and they moved to Burnden Park in 1895 and the Reebok Stadium in 1997. The club won its first significant trophy in 1923 by beating West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium. Over the next forty years the club won a further three FA Cups. The club has gained promotion to the Premier League one three separate occasions; first in 1995, then again in 1997, with each term lasting for only one season on each occasion, before again gaining promotion in 2001. The club played at the highest level in English football for eleven years before relegation to the second tier in 2012.

Since playing their first competitive match, more than 850 players have made a competitive first-team appearance for the club, many of whom have played less than 25 matches (including substitute appearances).

As of August 2011, a total of 472 players have played fewer than 25 competitive matches for the club. Six former players – C.E. Harrison, Tom Wilson, Bob Hatton, David Cross, Nicky Southall and Kaiyne Woolery – each made 24 appearances during their spell at Bolton Wanderers. Christian Doidge is the most recent player to have made their debut for the club.

List of Bolton Wanderers F.C. players (25–99 appearances)

Bolton Wanderers F.C. is an English association football club based in Horwich, Greater Manchester. The club was formed in Bolton in 1874 as Christ Church F.C., and played their first competitive match in October 1881, when they entered the First Round of the 1881–82 FA Cup. The club was renamed Bolton Wanderers F.C. in 1877, and they moved to Burnden Park in 1895 and the Reebok Stadium in 1997. The club won its first significant trophy in 1923 by beating West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium. Over the next forty years the club won a further 3 FA Cups. The club has gained promotion to the Premier League one three separate occasions; first in 1995, then again in 1997, with each term lasting for only one season on each occasion, before again gaining promotion in 2001. The club has played at the highest level in English football on a permanent basis since then.

Since playing their first competitive match, more than 850 players have made a competitive first-team appearance for the club, many of whom have played between 25 and 99 matches (including substitute appearances).

Four players have fallen one short of 100 appearances for Bolton Wanderers, John Slater and Evan Jones, whose appearances were reduced due to the first World War, Harry McShane, who played for the club between 1947 and 1951 and Dorian Dervite who played between 2014 and 2018. John Owen, who appeared between 1906 and 1911 played 98 times for the club. English goalkeeper Ben Alnwick is the player still at the club closest to 100 appearances, having played 75 matches for Bolton Wanderers.

As of March 2016, a total of 235 players have played between 25 and 99 competitive matches for the club. Of those players, ten are still playing for the club and can add to their total.

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