1893–94 FA Cup

The 1893–94 FA Cup was the twenty-third edition of the world's oldest football knockout competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup. The cup was won by Notts County of the Football League Second Division, who defeated Bolton Wanderers 4–1 in the final to win the cup for the first and, to date, only time.[1]

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.

1893–94 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsWolverhampton Wanderers
ChampionsNotts County (1st title)
Runners-upBolton Wanderers


Round Date No. of Teams
First Qualifying Round Saturday 14 October 1893 106
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 4 November 1893 80
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 25 November 1893 40
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 16 December 1893 20
First Round Proper Saturday 27 January 1894 32
Second Round Proper Saturday 10 February 1894 16
Third Round Proper Saturday 24 February 1894 8
Semi-Finals Saturday 10 March 1894 4
Final Saturday 31 March 1894 2


First Round Proper

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Liverpool 3–0 Grimsby Town 27 January 1894
2 Preston North End 18–0 Reading 27 January 1894
3 Stoke 1–0 Everton 27 January 1894
4 Notts County 1–0 Burnley 27 January 1894
5 Nottingham Forest 1–0 Heanor Town 27 January 1894
6 Aston Villa 4–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 January 1894
7 West Bromwich Albion 2–3 Blackburn Rovers 27 January 1894
8 Sunderland 3–0 Accrington 27 January 1894
9 Derby County 2–0 Darwen 27 January 1894
10 Newton Heath 4–0 Middlesbrough 27 January 1894
11 Small Heath 3–4 Bolton Wanderers 27 January 1894
12 Leicester Fosse 2–1 South Shore 27 January 1894
13 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 2–1 Luton Town 27 January 1894
14 Woolwich Arsenal 1–2 The Wednesday 27 January 1894
15 Stockport County 0–1 Burton Wanderers 27 January 1894
16 Newcastle United 2–0 Sheffield United 27 January 1894

Second Round Proper

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Liverpool 3–2 Preston North End 10 February 1894
2 Nottingham Forest 2–0 Middlesbrough Ironopolis 10 February 1894
3 The Wednesday 1–0 Stoke 10 February 1894
4 Sunderland 2–2 Aston Villa 10 February 1894
Replay Aston Villa 3–1 Sunderland 21 February 1894
5 Burton Wanderers 1–2 Notts County 10 February 1894
6 Newton Heath 0–0 Blackburn Rovers 10 February 1894
Replay Blackburn Rovers 5–1 Newton Heath 17 February 1894
7 Leicester Fosse 0–0 Derby County 10 February 1894
Replay Derby County 3–0 Leicester Fosse 17 February 1894
8 Newcastle United 1–2 Bolton Wanderers 10 February 1894

Third Round Proper

Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Nottingham Forest 1–1 Notts County 24 February 1894
Replay Notts County 4–1 Nottingham Forest 3 March 1894
2 The Wednesday 3–2 Aston Villa 24 February 1894
3 Bolton Wanderers 3–0 Liverpool 24 February 1894
4 Derby County 1–4 Blackburn Rovers 24 February 1894


Tie No. Home Team Score Away Team Date
1 Notts County 1–0 Blackburn Rovers 10 March 1894
2 Bolton Wanderers 2–1 The Wednesday 10 March 1894


The 1894 FA Cup Final was a football match played on 31 March 1894. The final was contested by Notts County and Bolton Wanderers at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Notts County won 4–1 with Jimmy Logan becoming the second player to ever score a hat-trick at an FA Cup Final

Match details

Notts County4–1Bolton Wanderers
Watson Goal 18'
Logan Goal 29' Goal 67' Goal 70'
Cassidy Goal 87'


  1. ^ James M. Ross (6 June 2008). "England FA Challenge Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 October 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2008.
1893–94 Small Heath F.C. season

The 1893–94 season was the 13th season of competitive association football and second season in the Football League played by Small Heath F.C., an English football club based in Birmingham. In 1892–93, the inaugural season of the Football League Second Division, Small Heath had won the divisional championship but failed to gain promotion via the test match system. This year, they finished as distant runners-up in the League, eight points behind Liverpool, but were successful in the test match, defeating Darwen 3–1 to confirm their place in the First Division for the 1894–95 Football League season. The club struggled financially during the season, and there were suggestions that it might have disbanded had promotion not been secured.

Small Heath entered the 1893–94 FA Cup in the first round proper, and lost in that round for the second consecutive year, this time to the eventual losing finalists, Bolton Wanderers of the First Division. In local competitions, they were eliminated by Midland League club Loughborough in the first round of the Birmingham Senior Cup and by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the semi-final of the Mayor of Birmingham's Charity Cup. Small Heath played fewer friendly matches than in the previous season, instead competing in a regionally organised supplementary competition, the United Counties League, in which they finished third of four teams in the southern section.

Small Heath used 23 different players in nationally organised competitive matches during the season and had 12 different goalscorers. Four players, Ted Devey, Fred Wheldon, Tommy Hands and Billy Ollis, appeared in every League match, all but Devey for the second consecutive season. The top scorer was inside-forward Frank Mobley with 25 goals – his total of 24 League goals made him the Second Division's leading scorer – and all five first-choice forwards reached double figures for the second season running.

1894 FA Cup Final

The 1894 FA Cup Final was contested by Notts County and Bolton Wanderers at Goodison Park. Notts County won 4–1, with goals by James Logan (3) and Arthur Watson. Jim Cassidy scored for Bolton. Notts County became the first team from outside the top flight to win the FA Cup.

Ashford United F.C.

Ashford United F.C. are an English football club based in Ashford, Kent. The 'new' United was formed in 2011 (resurrecting a name used by the town's football club around the advent of the twentieth century). Between 1930 and 2010 the town was represented by Ashford Town FC, before it ultimately went into administration. The current club is therefore a 'phoenix club', rising from the ashes of financial ruin of its predecessor and although not a supporter owned club continues, like most non-league clubs, through the contributions of volunteers and supporters.

Ashford United are currently members of the Isthmian League South East Division following their record-breaking promotion from the Southern Counties East Football League in the 2016/17 season. United are also one of very few semi-professional teams in England to have a synthetic 3G pitch, located at their home 'The Homelands'.

Star (football badge)

In football, some national and club sides include one or more stars as part of (or beside) the badge (often referred to as a "crest") appearing on their shirt, to represent important trophies the team has previously won. Often this is a unilateral decision by a team itself, rather than a specific privilege earned or sanctioned by any governing body and as such, the relevance of these stars on a club's shirt is somewhat tenuous.

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