1889 FA Cup Final

The 1889 FA Cup Final was contested by Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Kennington Oval.

Preston won 3–0, with goals by Fred Dewhurst, Jimmy Ross and Sam Thomson.

This completed the "Double" for the victors, Preston having already won the inaugural Football League title without losing a game, a feat which earned them the nickname "The Invincibles".

1889 FA Cup Final
Event1888–89 FA Cup
Preston North End Wolverhampton
3 0
Date30 March 1889
VenueKennington Oval, London
RefereeFrancis Marindin

Match details

Preston North End3–0Wolverhampton Wanderers
Dewhurst Goal 15'
Ross Goal 25'
Thomson Goal 70'
Preston N.E.
W. Wanderers
GK Robert Mills-Roberts
DF Bob Howarth
DF Bob Holmes
MF George Drummond
MF David Russell
MF Johnny Graham
FR Jack Gordon
FW Jimmy Ross
FW John Goodall
FW Fred Dewhurst (c)
FL Sam Thomson
William Sudell
GK Jack Baynton
DF Dickie Baugh
DF Charlie Mason
MF Albert Fletcher
MF Harry Allen
MF Arthur Lowder
FR Tommy Hunter
FW David Wykes
FW John Brodie (c)
FW Harry Wood
FL Tommy Knight
Jack Addenbrooke

Route to the Final

Preston North End

Round 1: Bootle 0–3 Preston North End

Round 2: Grimsby Town 0–2 Preston North End

Quarter-final: Preston North End 2–0 Birmingham St George's

Semi-final: Preston North End 1–0 West Bromwich Albion

(at Bramall Lane)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Round 1: Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–3 Old Carthusians

Round 2: Wolverhampton Wanderers 6–1 Walsall Town Swifts

Quarter-final: Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0 Sheffield Wednesday

Semi-final: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Blackburn Rovers

(at Alexandra Ground, Crewe)
(at Alexandra Ground, Crewe)

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Albert Fletcher (footballer, born 1867)

Albert Thomas Fletcher (4 June 1867 – 1940) was an English international footballer, who played as a right half.

Arthur Lowder

Arthur Lowder (11 February 1863 – 4 January 1926) was an English international footballer of the 1880s and 1890s who played as a left half with Wolverhampton Wanderers.He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) in 1882 from St Luke's. As a player he was an extremely hard but fair tackler, preferring the left–half berth although occasionally figuring in the forward line. He appeared in Wolverhampton Wanderers first–ever FA Cup tie in 1883. He wasn’t a tall man, standing 5ft 5ins tall, yet he loved a challenge and never gave an inch.Arthur Lowder, playing as a wing–half, made his League debut on 8 September 1888, at Dudley Road, the then home of Wolverhampton Wanderers . The visitors were Aston Villa and the match ended as a 1–1 draw. Arthur Lowder scored his debut and only League goal on 26 January 1889 at Dudley Road, against Everton. Wolverhampton Wanderers won the match 5-0 and Arthur Lowder scored the opening goal. Lowder appeared in 18 of the 22 League matches played by Wolverhampton Wanderers during the 1888–89 season and scored one goal. Playing as a wing–half (16 appearances) he was part of a midfield that achieved a big (three-League-goals-or-more) win on five separate occasions. He also played in the 1889 FA Cup Final as Wolverhampton Wanderers lost to Preston North End 3–0.Lowder was capped on one occasion by the England national football team, playing against Wales at Stoke-on-Trent on 23 February 1889. He was chosen to play in the match following the withdrawal of Alf Shelton.Arthur Lowder retired through injury in October 1891. In later years he went over to Europe where he coached in France, Germany and Norway, before returning to England in 1924 to become Chairman of the Brewood Parish Council, a position he held for 12 years. Lowder died in Taunton, Somerset, on 4 January 1926

Arthur Lowder made a total of 71 competitive appearances (46 in the Football League) for them (scoring 3 goals - 1League goal), before retiring in 1891.

Bob Holmes (footballer)

Robert Holmes, (23 June 1867 – 17 November 1955) was a professional footballer, who played for Preston North End.

Charlie Mason (footballer)

Charles Mason, known as Charlie Mason, (13 April 1863 – 3 February 1941) was an English professional footballer, who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Robust full–back Charlie Mason was born in Wolverhampton on 13 April 1863. Founder member of the club after leaving St. Luke’s School in 1877, he went on to enjoy 15 splendid years with Wolverhampton Wanderers, making almost 300 appearances, including over 100 in the League and FA Cup competitions before announcing his retirement during the Summer of 1892.Charlie Mason, playing as a full–back, made his League debut on 8 September 1888, at Dudley Road, the then home of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The visitors were Aston Villa and the match ended as a 1–1 draw. Mason appeared in 20 of the 22 League matches played by Wolverhampton Wanderers during the 1888–89 season. Playing as a full–back (20 appearances) he was part of a defence-line that kept three clean–sheets and kept the opposition to one–League–goal–in–a–match on eight separate occasions. He also played in the 1889 FA Cup Final as Wolverhampton Wanderers lost to Preston North End 3–0.

He became the first player in the club's history to receive a call-up to the England team in 1887, making his debut in a 7-0 thumping of Ireland on 5 February 1887. He won 3 caps in total, all in Home International fixtures spread over three years.

He died on 3 February 1941, in Wolverhampton aged 77.

David Wykes

David Wykes (15 September 1867 – 7 October 1895) was an English footballer who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Football League, making his debut in its inaugural season in 1888-1889.Born in Walsall on 15 September 1867, he played initially for Bloxwich Strollers, then Wednesbury Town and his home club Walsall Swifts before signing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 1888.David Wykes, playing as one of the two wingers made his League debut on 15 September 1888, at Dudley Road, the then home of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The visitors were Preston North End and the home team were defeated 4–0. At the time he was 21 years old; which made him, on the second weekend of League football, Wolverhampton Wanderers' youngest player. He was supplanted by Harry Wood as youngest Wolves player on 6 October 1888. He scored his first League goal on 29 September 1888 at Dudley Road when the visitors were Blackburn Rovers. Wykes scored the second of Wolverhampton Wanderers two goals as the match was drawn 2–2. Wykes appeared in 18 of the 22 League matches played by Wolverhampton Wanderers during the 1888–89 season and scored four goals. He also played in the 1889 FA Cup Final as Wolverhampton Wanderers lost to Preston North End 3–0.Wykes was on the winning side in 1893, when Wolves beat Everton.David Wykes played a total of 179 matches for Wolves, scoring 69 goals. He died in a Wolverhampton hospital of typhoid fever and pneumonia on 7 October 1895, aged 28, the day after playing against Stoke on 5 October 1895. His son David died in a motorcycle accident in Walsall.

Picture of David Wykes and Wolverhampton 1893 team.

Harry Allen (footballer)

Harry Allen (19 January 1866 – 23 February 1895) was an English international footballer, who played most of his career for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and was their captain.

Jack Baynton

John "Jack" Baynton (20 March 1859 – 17 May 1939) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Note: There is evidence that Jack Baynton was born in 1860, not 1859. According to the FreeBMD website there was no J Baynton born in 1859 in Rushock but there was in the 2nd quarter of 1860. Also, all sources agree Baynton died 17 May 1939. FreeBMD show a John Baynton died aged 79 which leads to a birth in 1860.

John Brodie (footballer, born 1862)

John Brant Brodie (30 August 1862 – 16 February 1925) was an English footballer who was a pivotal figure in the formative years of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Brodie attended St Luke's School in Blakenhall, and was a founding figure of the football club that became Wolverhampton Wanderers. He played in the club's first-ever FA Cup tie in 1883, scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Long Eaton Rangers, and first-ever Football League match in September 1888. He also captained the team in the 1889 FA Cup Final, where they lost 0-3 to league champions Preston North End.

Brodie won three England caps, making his debut on 2 March 1889, when he scored - as captain - in a 6-1 win over Ireland at Anfield. His other appearances were against Scotland and, again, Ireland.

He retired from playing in 1891 due to a knee injury and became headmaster of a Wolverhampton school. He later returned to Wolves as a director.

List of Preston North End F.C. players

Preston North End F.C. is a football club located in Preston, Lancashire. The team currently plays in the Football League Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

Preston were the first English league champions and won the FA Cup in the same season without conceding a goal, thereby achieving the first football "Double", and earning the nickname "The Invincibles" for completing a season unbeaten in both league and cup competition.

List of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. players

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.. The aim is for this list to include all players that have played 100 or more senior matches for the club. Other players who are deemed to have played an important role for the club can be included, but the reason for their notability should be included in the 'Notes' column.

For a list of all Wolverhampton Wanderers players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. players, and for the current first-team squad see Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.#First team squad.

Appearance figures should include total senior appearances and goals, and not only those in the Football League, although wartime games should be excluded.

Sammy Thomson

Samuel Thomson (14 February 1862 – 23 December 1943) was a leading footballer of the 1880s and 1890s. He was a Scottish international, and was a member of the Preston North End side which became famous as the 'Invincibles'.

The Invincibles (football)

In English football, "The Invincibles" is a nickname that has been used to refer to the Preston North End team of the 1888–89 season, managed by William Sudell, and the Arsenal team of the 2003–04 season managed by Arsène Wenger. Preston North End earned the nickname after completing an entire season undefeated in league and cup competition (27 games), while Arsenal were undefeated in the league only (38 games). The actual nickname of the Preston team was the "Old Invincibles", but both versions have been in use.

The term "Invincibles" has also been used elsewhere in European football. Italian clubs Milan and Juventus received the nickname after winning the 1991–92 and 2011–12 Serie A titles respectively. Celtic earned the nickname after going unbeaten across domestic league and cup competition during the 2016–17 season in Scotland. In Greece, PAOK have earned the nickname after winning the 2018–19 championship undefeated.

Tommy Hunter (footballer)

Thomas Hunter, known as Tommy Hunter (1863 – 1918) was a football player who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers in season 1888–89.

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