1891–92 FA Cup

The 1891–92 FA Cup was the 21st staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. West Bromwich Albion won the competition, beating Aston Villa 3–0 in the final at the Kennington Oval, with Wembley Stadium still 30 years away from being built.

Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.

1891–92 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsBlackburn Rovers
ChampionsWest Bromwich Albion
(2nd title)
Runners-upAston Villa


Round Date No. of Teams
First Qualifying Round Saturday October 3, 1891 160
Second Qualifying Round Saturday October 24, 1891 80
Third Qualifying Round Saturday November 14, 1891 40
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday December 5, 1891 20
First Round Proper Saturday January 16, 1892 32
Second Round Proper Saturday January 30, 1892 16
Third Round Proper Saturday February 13, 1892 8
Semi-Finals Saturday February 27, 1892 4
Final Saturday March 19, 1892 2

Qualifying rounds

For information on the matches played from the Preliminary Round to the Fourth Qualifying Round, see 1891–92 FA Cup qualifying rounds.


First round

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Blackpool 0–3 Sheffield United January 16, 1892
2 Preston North End 6–0 Middlesbrough Ironopolis January 23, 1892
3 Stoke 3–0 Match void Casuals January 16, 1892
Replay Stoke 3–0 Casuals January 23, 1892
4 Nottingham Forest 2–1 Newcastle East End January 16, 1892
5 Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Derby County January 16, 1892
6 Aston Villa 4–1 Heanor Town January 16, 1892
7 The Wednesday 2–1 Match void Bolton Wanderers January 16, 1892
Replay The Wednesday 4–1 Bolton Wanderers January 23, 1892
8 Bootle 0–2 Darwen January 16, 1892
9 Old Westminsters 2–3 West Bromwich Albion January 16, 1892
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–2 Crewe Alexandra January 16, 1892
Replay Crewe Alexandra 1–4 Wolverhampton Wanderers January 23, 1892
11 Sunderland 3–0 Match void Notts County January 16, 1892
Replay Sunderland 4–0 Notts County January 23, 1892
12 Luton Town 0–3 Middlesbrough January 16, 1892
13 Crusaders 1–4 Accrington January 16, 1892
14 Everton 2–4 Match void Burnley January 16, 1892
Replay Everton 1–3 Burnley January 23, 1892
15 Sunderland Albion 1–2 Match void Birmingham St George's January 16, 1892
Replay Sunderland Albion 4–0 Birmingham St George's January 23, 1892
16 Small Heath 5–1 Royal Arsenal January 16, 1892

Second round

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Burnley 1–3 Stoke January 30, 1892
2 Aston Villa 2–0 Darwen January 30, 1892
3 The Wednesday 2–0 Small Heath January 30, 1892
4 Accrington 1–0 Match void Sunderland January 30, 1892
Replay Accrington 1–3 Sunderland February 6, 1892
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 Sheffield United January 30, 1892
6 Middlesbrough 1–2 Preston North End January 30, 1892
7 West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Blackburn Rovers January 30, 1892
8 Sunderland Albion 0–1 Nottingham Forest January 30, 1892

Third round

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Stoke 2–2 Sunderland February 13, 1892
Replay Sunderland 4–0 Stoke February 20, 1892
2 Nottingham Forest 2–0 Preston North End February 13, 1892
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–3 Aston Villa February 13, 1892
4 West Bromwich Albion 2–1 The Wednesday February 13, 1892


The original semi-final matches were played on February 27, 1892. Aston Villa comfortably came through their tie with Sunderland 4–1 but West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest drew their match 1–1. The tie went to a replay, again played at Molineux,[1] but again finished 1–1. A third replay was needed to separate the teams, played in Derby[1] and this time West Bromwich Albion came through winners 6–2 to reach the final against Aston Villa.

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Aston Villa 4–1 Sunderland February 27, 1892
2 West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Nottingham Forest February 27, 1892
Replay Nottingham Forest 1–1 West Bromwich Albion March 5, 1892
Replay West Bromwich Albion 6–2 Nottingham Forest March 9, 1892


The 1892 FA Cup Final was a football match played on 19 March 1892 at the Kennington Oval. The final was contested by West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa. West Brom won 3–0, with goals from Alf Geddes, Nicholls and John Reynolds.

West Bromwich Albion3 – 0Aston Villa
Geddes Goal 4'
Sam Nicholls Goal 27'
John Reynolds Goal 55'


  1. ^ a b http://www.arsenal-world.co.uk/footydb/loadcups.asp?mtno=0&ssnno=21
1891–92 FA Cup qualifying rounds

This was the fourth 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 1891–92 FA Cup for details of the rounds from the First Round onwards.

1891–92 Small Heath F.C. season

The 1891–92 season was the eleventh season of competitive association football played by Small Heath Football Club, an English football club based in the Small Heath district of Birmingham, and their third season in the Football Alliance. At the end of the season, in which Small Heath finished in third position, most of the teams were absorbed into the newly formed Second Division of the Football League, and the Alliance folded for lack of membership.

Small Heath entered the 1891–92 FA Cup at the first qualifying round stage. They progressed to the second round proper (last 16), but forfeited home advantage to Sheffield Wednesday for a payment of £200 and lost 2–0. In local competitions, they were eliminated by West Bromwich Albion in the second round of the Birmingham Senior Cup and by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final of the Mayor of Birmingham's Charity Cup. Small Heath also played several friendly matches during the season.

Small Heath used 23 different players in nationally organised competitive matches during the season and had eleven different goalscorers. Five players, full-back Fred Speller, half-backs Ted Devey and Billy Ollis, and forwards Jack Hallam and Fred Wheldon, were ever-present over the 29-match season. The top scorer was inside-forward Wheldon with 29 goals in all competitions, of which 21 were scored in the Alliance. Caesar Jenkyns became the first player to be capped for his country while a Small Heath player when he took the field for Wales against Ireland on 27 February 1892.

1892 FA Cup Final

The 1892 FA Cup Final was contested by West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa at the Kennington Oval. West Bromwich Albion won 3–0, with goals by Jasper Geddes, Sammy Nicholls and Jack Reynolds. This was the first FA Cup Final in which goal-nets were used.

Cross-border derby

The Cross-border derby is a football match played between Wrexham and Chester City/Chester.

The clubs are 12 miles apart but are Welsh and English respectively, though Chester's Deva Stadium straddles the England–Wales border, and its pitch lies entirely in Wales.

Wrexham edged the English-Welsh derby with 30 victories against Chester's 26 in Football League meetings. Between 1986 and 2005, the sides were in the same division in just one season (1994–95) but they were then Football League Two opponents in the three campaigns from 2005–06 to 2007–08. In 2009–10 the sides clashed again in the Conference National after Chester followed Wrexham out of the Football League. Games between the two are usually moved to Sunday, with a 12:00 kick off, minimising time for the consumption of alcohol and the risk of the two sets of supporters clashing. In the 2012–13 season, Chester won promotion to return to the Conference Premier after a three-year absence, and played Wrexham at the Racecourse ground, in a highly anticipated derby, as this was the first since Chester re-formed as a fan owned club. All away fans had to travel to the match via coaches and police escort and were unable to travel by train, unlike most years. Despite going into the game with a poor form of recent games, Chester won the match 2–0, recording their first win of the season. The most recent meeting saw Wrexham win 2-0 in March 2018. The two teams are currently separated due to Chester's relegation from the National League at the end of the 2017-18 season which sees them play their football in the National League North, one division below Wrexham.

The Cross-border derby is often considered to be one of the biggest rivalries in the lower leagues of English football, due to the close proximity of Wrexham and Chester as they are the largest settlements in the area (North east Wales/West Cheshire) and the only clubs in that area to have played in The Football League. The Welsh-English divide also makes it unique to other football derbies in Britain, as national identity is a large part of the two teams.

Manchester derby

The Manchester derby refers to football matches between Manchester City and Manchester United, first contested in 1881. United play at Old Trafford while City play at the City of Manchester Stadium, the two grounds separated by approximately 4 miles (6.4 km). The teams have played 178 matches in all competitions, United winning 73, City 53, and the remaining 52 having been drawn.

Nottingham Forest F.C.

Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as simply Forest, is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England in the Nottingham urban area. Forest were founded in 1865 and have played home matches at the City Ground since 1898. They compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. They are currently the oldest club in the Football League.Forest have won the League title once, two FA Cups, four League Cups, one FA Charity Shield, two European Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, and two Full Members' Cups. Their most successful period was under the management reign of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor between 1976 and 1982.

In Clough's last decade at the club Forest won the 1989 and 1990 League Cups, before a loss to Tottenham in the 1991 FA Cup final and then ultimately got relegated in 1993. Upon an immediate return, Forest finished third in the Premier League in 1995, before the club got relegated again in 1997 and once more in 1999 after a brief return, the club having not returned to the Premier League since. The club have mostly competed in the top two league tiers during their history except for five seasons in the third tier.

Forest have sometimes in the club's history contested the Nottingham derby with Notts County, although Forest have predominantly played in higher leagues than their city rivals.

Rhosllanerchrugog F.C.

Rhosllanerchrugog F.C. is a Welsh football team from the village of Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham. In November 2018, it was announced that Ben Barlow, vocalist of the Welsh pop-punk band Neck Deep, had signed for the club. As of September 2018 Manager Jeff Owen and assistant managers Matt Griffiths and Wes Roberts are the current coaching staff

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