1885 FA Cup Final

The 1885 FA Cup Final was contested by Blackburn Rovers and Queen's Park at the Kennington Oval, a repeat of the previous year's final. Rovers won 2–0 in their second successive FA Cup Final victory, with the goals coming from Jimmy Forrest and James Brown.

1885 FA Cup Final
Event1884–85 FA Cup
Blackburn Rovers Queen's Park
England Scotland
2 0
Date4 April 1885
VenueKennington Oval, London
RefereeMajor Francis Marindin

Match details

Blackburn rovers 1885
Blackburn Rovers, winning side
Blackburn Rovers2–0Queen's Park
Forrest Goal
Brown Goal
Blackburn Rovers
Queen's Park
Blackburn Rovers
GK Herby Arthur
DF Richard Turner
DF Fergus Suter
MF George Haworth
MF Hugh McIntyre
MF Jimmy Forrest
FW Joe Sowerbutts
FW Joe Lofthouse
FW Jimmy Douglas
FW James Brown
FW Howard Fecitt
Queens Park
GK George Gillespie
DF Walter Arnott
DF William McLeod
MF John Macdonald
MF Charles Campbell
MF William Sellar
FW William Anderson
FW Ninian MacWhannell
FW Alexander Hamilton
FW David Allan
FW Woodville Gray


George Haworth

George Haworth (17 October 1864 – 5 January 1943) was an English footballer, who helped Blackburn Rovers win the FA Cup in 1885. He also made five appearances for England.

Jimmy Forrest (footballer)

James Henry Forrest (24 June 1864 – 30 December 1925) was an English footballer whose career spanned the transition from amateurism to professionalism in English football in the 1880s and 1890s. He played most of his club career for Blackburn Rovers, whose early embracing of professionalism enabled them to become one of the major teams in English football, and with whom he appeared on the winning side in five FA Cup finals (a joint record). He was the first professional player to appear for England for whom he made eleven appearances, as a half-back.

Ninian MacWhannell

Ninian MacWhannell (15 October 1860 – 23 December 1939) was a Scottish architect, author, and footballer.

Born in Hutchesontown, MacWhannell attended Glasgow High School and Glasgow School of Art before becoming an architect.He played football for Queen's Park, making five appearances for them, including appearing in the 1885 FA Cup Final.He also wrote books about the Doric language and Robert Burns. He served as a councillor and magistrate.

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