1890–91 FA Cup qualifying rounds

This was the third season where the FA Cup, or the Football Association Challenge Cup, used a series of qualifying rounds in order to determine qualifiers for the actual Cup competition itself and the first season that a Preliminary Round was used.

See 1890–91 FA Cup for details of the rounds from the First Round onwards.

Preliminary Round

Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Saturday 27 September 1890
Crusaders 5–0 Rochester

First Qualifying Round

Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Saturday 4 October 1890
93rd Highland Regiment 7–0 Luton Town
Ardwick 12–0 Liverpool Stanley
Bishop Auckland 3–0 Rendel
Boston 3–0 Eckington Works
Carlisle 1–6 Bootle
Chatham 1–2 Crusaders
Chesham 1–2 Watford Rovers
Chester St Oswalds 0–6 Chester
City Ramblers W–W[1] Crystal Palace Engineers
Clifton 1–7 Wednesbury Old Athletic
Cliftonville 4–3 Macclesfield Town
Clinton 3–7 Jardines
Darlington St Augustine's 3–2 Barnard Castle Athletic
Darlington West End 3–2 Darlington St Hilda's
Derby Junction 0–1 Sheffield United
Ecclesfield 8–2 Grimsby Town
Elswick Rangers 2–5 Newcastle West End
Folkestone 2–1 Old Wykehamists
Gainsborough Trinity 1–3 Lincoln City
Gateshead Association 2–8 Sunderland Albion
Gorton Villa 4–1 Denton
Gravesend 4–1 Old Harrovians
Hunts County 3–1 Norwich CEYMS
Hurworth 0–14 Stockton
Ipswich Town 2–0 Reading
Kidderminster 4–1 Bath City
Langley Green Victoria 5–0 Kettering Town
Leicester Fosse 0–4 Burton Wanderers
Long Eaton Rangers W–W[2] Heeley
Matlock W–W[3] Leys Recreation
Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Middlesbrough 11–0 Scarborough
Milwall Athletic 2–3 Ilford
Morpeth Harriers 0–2 Whitburn
Nantwich 5–4 Linfield Athletic
Newark 4–0 Notts Olympic
Newton Heath 2–0 Higher Walton
Northwich Victoria 3–2 Chirk
Old Brightonians 3–4 Old Carthusians
Old Etonians 4–1 Swifts
Old St Mark's 2–3 London Caledonians
Oldbury Town 3–1 Wellington St George's
Over Wanderers 2–3 Druids
Port Clarence 4–1 Whitby
Rhosllanerchrugog W–W[4] Shrewsbury Town
Rotherham Swifts 5–2 Attercliffe
Rotherham Town 13–0 Sheffield
Shankhouse 5–4[5] Birtley
Small Heath 8–0 Hednesford Town
Southwick 6–0 Bishop Auckland Church Institute
Staveley 19–0 Sheffield Walkley
Swindon Town 9–0 Maidenhead
Warmley 0–12 Walsall Town Swifts
Warwick County 1–3 Burslem Port Vale
Windsor Phoenix Athletic 6–1 Schorne College
Witton 1–4 Heywood Central
Wolverton 0–4 Marlow
Workington W–W[6] Clitheroe
Saturday 18 October 1890
Shankhouse 5–1 Birtley

Second Qualifying Round

Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Saturday 25 October 1890
93rd Highland Regiment 3–2 Watford Rovers
Belper Town 4–2 Leeds Albion
Bishop Auckland 1–2 Newcastle East End
Bootle 1–0 Newton Heath
Burslem Port Vale 2–3 Walsall Town Swifts
Burton Swifts 2–1[7] Sheffield United
Chester 2–0 Northwich Victoria
City Ramblers 0–8 Old Carthusians
Cliftonville W–W[8] Rhosllanerchrugog
Crusaders 6–1 Folkestone
Darlington W–W[9] Darlington West End
Darlington St Augustine's 1–4 Middlesbrough
Doncaster Rovers 4–5 Kilnhurst
Ecclesfield W–W[10] Grantham Rovers
Heywood Central 9–0 Gorton Villa
Ilford 2–0 Gravesend
Kidderminster 4–0 Oldbury Town
Langley Green Victoria 2–1[11] Great Bridge Unity
Halliwell W–W[12] Ardwick
Leek 2–0 Druids
Lincoln City 9–0 Boston
London Caledonians 6–3 Old Etonians
Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Long Eaton Rangers 7–3 Heanor Town
Loughborough 8–1 Burton Wanderers
Mansfield Town 0–4 Staveley
Matlock Town 1–0 Derby St Luke
Newark (Disqualified) 3–1 Beeston
Newcastle West End 8–1 Southwick
Norwich Thorpe 0–4 Ipswich Town
Owlerton 1–4 Rotherham Town
Rotherham Swifts 3–4 Jardines
Shankhouse 2–0 Ashington
South Bank 7–2 Port Clarence
South Shore 10–0 Workington
Stockton 1–2 Middlesbrough Ironopolis
Sunderland Albion W–W[13] Whitburn
Swindon Town 2–0 Marlow
Windsor Phoenix Athletic 1–2 Hunts County
Wrexham 2–3 Nantwich
Saturday 6 December 1890
Wednesbury Old Athletic 0–2 Small Heath
Saturday 11 November 1890
Great Bridge Unity 4–2 Langley Green Victoria

Third Qualifying Round

Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Saturday 15 November 1890
93rd Highland Regiment 6–0 Swindon Town
Belper Town 2–6 Loughborough
Great Bridge Unity 1–0[14] Kidderminster
Halliwell 4–3 Bootle
Heywood Central 5–0 South Shore
Ilford 0–7 Crusaders
Ipswich Town 5–2 Hunts County
Leek 1–2 Cliftonville
Lincoln City 3–0 Ecclesfield
London Caledonians 2–0 Old Carthusians
Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Long Eaton Rangers 4–1 Jardines
Middlesbrough 2–0[15] Darlington
Middlesbrough Ironopolis 6–1 South Bank
Nantwich 4–5 Chester
Newcastle East End 5–0 Shankhouse
Newcastle West End 0–3 Sunderland Albion
Rotherham Town 6–1 Beeston
Sheffield United 3–0 Matlock Town
Staveley 6–2 Kilnhurst
Walsall Town Swifts 5–3 Small Heath

Fourth Qualifying Round

Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Saturday 12 December 1890
Chester W–W[16] Cliftonville
Crusaders 4–2 London Caledonians
Halliwell 2–1 Heywood Central
Ipswich Town 1–4 93rd Highland Regiment
Kidderminster 3–1 Walsall Town Swifts
Lincoln City 4–1 Staveley
Long Eaton Rangers 2–1 Rotherham Town
Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier)
Middlesbrough Ironopolis 6–0[17] Darlington
Newcastle East End 2–2 Sunderland Albion
Sheffield United 6–1 Loughborough
Saturday 20 December 1890
Middlesbrough Ironopolis 3–0 Darlington
Newcastle East End 0–2 Sunderland Albion


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  5. ^ Game void
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  7. ^ Burton Swifts disqualified
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  14. ^ Great Bridge Unity disqualified
  15. ^ Middlesbrough disqualified
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  17. ^ Game void
  • "FA Cup Past Results". The Football Association. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
1890–91 FA Cup

The 1890–91 FA Cup was the twentieth edition of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup.

Qualifying rounds
FA competitions
The Football League and Football Alliance
Lower leagues
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