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.

1894 FA Cup Final
Event1893–94 FA Cup
Notts County Bolton Wanderers
4 1
Date31 March 1894
VenueGoodison Park, Liverpool
RefereeC. J. Hughes
Attendance37,000 (official)

Match details

Notts county 1894
Notts County, winning team
Notts County4–1Bolton Wanderers
Watson Goal 18'
Logan Goal 29' Goal 67' Goal 70'
Cassidy Goal 87'
Notts County
Bolton Wanderers


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.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.

Daniel Bruce (footballer)

Daniel Bruce (20 October 1870 – 6 February 1931) was a Scotland international footballer who played on the losing side in the 1890 Scottish Cup Final for Vale of Leven and on the winning side in the 1894 FA Cup Final for Notts County. He scored 49 goals in 98 appearances in the Football League playing for Notts County and Small Heath. He played as a left-sided or centre forward.

Di Jones

David Jones, known as Di Jones (1867 – 27 August 1902) was a Welsh footballer who played as a full-back for Oswestry, Chirk, Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City in the late 19th century. He also won 14 caps for the Welsh national team.

Harry Daft

Harry Butler Daft (5 April 1866 – 12 January 1945) was an English footballer who played for Notts County, with whom he won the FA Cup in 1894, as well as making five appearances as a left winger for the national side. He was also an accomplished first-class cricketer, playing 200 matches for Nottinghamshire between 1885 and 1899.

James Logan (footballer, born 1870)

James "Jimmy" Logan (24 June 1870 – 25 May 1896) was a Scottish professional footballer. He was most famous for scoring a hat-trick in the 1894 FA Cup Final for Notts County in a 4–1 victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Jim Cassidy (footballer)

Jim Cassidy was a Scottish footballer who played most of his career as a centre-forward for Bolton Wanderers in the late 19th century.

Cassidy was born in Kilmarnock on 2 December 1869 and started his football career at Kilmarnock, before moving on to Glasgow Hibernian.

In 1889, Cassidy joined Bolton where he remained (with short spells with Carfin Shamrock and Celtic) for 9 seasons, making 219 appearances, scoring 101 goals.

In an FA Cup tie against Sheffield United on 1 February 1890, Cassidy scored 5 goals in a 13-0 rout, with a further 4 goals coming from Davie Weir.

Cassidy also scored Bolton’s consolation goal in the 1894 FA Cup Final - Bolton were 4-0 down to Notts County when, with three minutes to play, County’s goalkeeper George Toone came out to meet a Bolton attack only to slip while attempting to clear and leave Cassidy with one of the easiest cup final goals of all time.

Joe Dickenson

Joseph Dickenson was an English footballer. He made his Football League debut in 1892 for Bolton Wanderers and went on to make 42 league appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals. He also appeared for the club in the 1894 FA Cup Final. In 1894 he moved to New Brompton and made 11 appearances in the club's first season in the Southern Football League. After spells playing for Chatham and Grays United he returned to New Brompton in 1903 and made a further two appearances. No details of his subsequent career are known.

John Somerville (Scottish footballer)

John Somerville was a Scottish footballer and manager, serving in both capacities, as well as that of secretary, for Bolton Wanderers.Joining the club in 1890, he went on to make 293 appearances for the club, playing in the 1894 FA Cup Final. When Frank Brettell left the club, Somerville was made secretary-player, on retirement becoming secretary-manager and eventually becoming the club's first full-time manager in 1908. Under Somerville, the club were promoted to the First Division on three separate occasions and relegated four times. During the season that Bolton were relegated the fourth time, Somerville stepped down, being replaced by Will Settle. He remained as secretary for the rest of the season before leaving the club. He later became a Football League linesman.

Notts County F.C.

Notts County Football Club is a professional association football club based in Nottingham, England. They were relegated from League Two after finishing 23rd of 24 teams in the 2018-19 season and will participate in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system, for the 2019–20 season. Founded in 1862, they are the oldest professional association football club in the world, and predate The Football Association itself. The club became one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888. They are nicknamed the "Magpies" due to the black and white colour of their home strip, which inspired Italian club Juventus to adopt the colours for their kit in 1903. After playing at different home grounds during their first fifty years, including Trent Bridge, the club moved to Meadow Lane in 1910 and have remained there since. Notts County hold a local rivalry with city neighbours Nottingham Forest, as well as with other nearby clubs such as Mansfield Town.

Notts County finished third in the top flight of English football in the 1890–91 season, which remains their highest ever league position. They also reached the 1891 FA Cup Final, finishing as runners-up to Blackburn Rovers. However three years later the club won the 1894 FA Cup Final with a 4–1 victory over Bolton Wanderers. From 1897 until 1920 they played in the First Division which was then the top flight, barring the 1913–14 season when they won the Second Division immediately following relegation the previous year. They won the Second Division for a third time in the 1922–23 campaign, before suffering relegations down to the Third Division South, which they won in their first attempt in 1930–31.

The club were back in the Third Division South by World War II, but were again promoted as champions in 1949–50 and spent most of the 1950s in the second tier before successive relegations saw them drop back into the Fourth Division. County won promotion as runners-up in 1959–60. They returned to the fourth tier by 1964, but were promoted as champions in the 1970–71 season, before securing promotion out of the Third Division under the stewardship of Jimmy Sirrel in 1972–73. They made their return to the top flight by finishing as runners-up of the Second Division in 1980–81. County were relegated after a three season stay, and ended the decade back in the third tier, before Neil Warnock masterminded play-off successes in 1990 and 1991 that saw them promoted back into the top flight. However they were immediately relegated, thus missing out on the first-ever season of Premier League football. They fell back into the basement division by 1997–98, but managed to finish the season as champions. Following a financial crisis they were relegated again in 2004, before they won the League Two title in 2009–10 amid a takeover bid from a Middle Eastern consortium that eventually fell through despite great publicity and initial expectations. County were relegated back to the bottom tier at the end of the 2014–15 season and remained there until the end of the 2018–19 season when they were relegated from the Football League for the first time.

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