1901–02 FA Cup

The FA Cup 1901–02 was the thirty-first staging of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Sheffield United won the competition for the second time, beating Southampton 2–1 in the replay of the final at Crystal Palace. The first match had finished 1–1.

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. 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 at neutral venues 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.

1901–02 FA Cup
Country England
Defending championsTottenham Hotspur
ChampionsSheffield United
(2nd title)
Runners-upSouthampton

Calendar

The format of the FA Cup for the season had a preliminary round, five qualifying rounds, an intermediate round, three proper rounds, and the semi finals and final.

Round Date
Preliminary Round Saturday 21 September 1901
First Qualifying Round Saturday 5 October 1901
Second Qualifying Round Saturday 19 October 1901
Third Qualifying Round Saturday 2 November 1901
Fourth Qualifying Round Saturday 16 November 1901
Fifth Qualifying Round Saturday 30 November 1901
Intermediate Round Saturday 14 December 1901
First Round Proper Saturday 25 January 1902
Second Round Saturday 8 February 1902
Third Round Saturday 22 February 1902
Semi Finals Saturday 15 March 1902
Final Saturday 19 April 1902

Intermediate Round

The Intermediate Round featured ten ties, played between the ten winners of the Fifth Qualifying Round, and ten teams exempt to this stage. First Division Small Heath, along with Chesterfield, Newton Heath, Woolwich Arsenal, Burnley and Leicester Fosse from the Second Division were entered automatically into this round, as were non-league Reading, New Brighton Tower, Portsmouth and Millwall Athletic.

The other Second Division sides had to gain entry to this round through the earlier qualifying rounds. Barnsley, Blackpool, Bristol City, Burton United, Burslem Port Vale, Doncaster Rovers, Gainsborough Trinity, Glossop, Lincoln City and Stockport County, were all entered in the Third Qualifying Round. Of these, only Glossop and Lincoln City reached the Intermediate Round. They were joined by eight other non-league sides.

New Brighton Tower had disbanded during the summer of 1901, so Oxford City were granted a walkover.

The ten matches were played on 14 December 1901. Two matches went to replays, played in the following midweek.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Reading 2–1 Chesterfield 14 December 1901
2 Walsall 2–0 New Brompton 14 December 1901
3 Newton Heath 1–2 Lincoln City 14 December 1901
4 Bishop Auckland 2–3 Burnley 14 December 1901
5 Millwall Athletic 1–1 Bristol Rovers 14 December 1901
Replay Bristol Rovers 1–0 Millwall Athletic 18 December 1901
6 Leicester Fosse 0–1 Glossop 14 December 1901
7 Woolwich Arsenal 1–1 Luton Town 14 December 1901
Replay Luton Town 0–2 Woolwich Arsenal 18 December 1901
8 Oxford City Walkover New Brighton Tower N/A
9 Northampton Town 4–1 Darwen 14 December 1901
10 Portsmouth 2–1 Small Heath 14 December 1901

First round proper

The First Round Proper contained sixteen ties between 32 teams. 17 of the 18 First Division sides were exempt to this round, as were West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and Preston North End from the Second Division, and Southern League Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, finalists in the two previous seasons. They joined the ten teams who won in the intermediate round.

The matches were played on Saturday 25 January 1902. Seven matches were drawn, with the replays taking place in the following midweek. Two of these then went to a second replay the following week.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bury 5–1 West Bromwich Albion 25 January 1902
2 Liverpool 2–2 Everton 25 January 1902
Replay Everton 0–2 Liverpool 29 January 1902
3 Stoke 2–2 Aston Villa 25 January 1902
Replay Aston Villa 1–2 Stoke 29 January 1902
4 Walsall 1–0 Burnley 25 January 1902
5 Notts County 1–2 Reading 25 January 1902
6 Blackburn Rovers 0–2 Derby County 1 February 1902
7 The Wednesday 0–1 Sunderland 25 January 1902
8 Grimsby Town 1–1 Portsmouth 25 January 1902
Replay Portsmouth 2–0 Grimsby Town 29 January 1902
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 Bolton Wanderers 25 January 1902
10 Middlesbrough 1–1 Bristol Rovers 25 January 1902
Replay Bristol Rovers 1–0 Middlesbrough 29 January 1902
11 Woolwich Arsenal 0–2 Newcastle United 25 January 1902
12 Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Southampton 25 January 1902
Replay Southampton 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur 29 January 1902
2nd Replay Southampton 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 February 1902
13 Manchester City 1–1 Preston North End 25 January 1902
Replay Preston North End 0–0 Manchester City 29 January 1902
2nd Replay Preston North End 2–4 Manchester City 3 February 1902
14 Oxford City 0–0 Lincoln City 25 January 1902
Replay Lincoln City 4–0 Oxford City 30 January 1902
15 Northampton Town 0–2 Sheffield United 25 January 1902
16 Glossop 1–3 Nottingham Forest 25 January 1902

Second round proper

The eight second-round matches were scheduled for Saturday, 8 February 1902. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Southampton 4–1 Liverpool 8 February 1902
2 Reading 0–1 Portsmouth 8 February 1902
3 Walsall 0–5 Bury 8 February 1902
4 Lincoln City 1–3 Derby County 8 February 1902
5 Sheffield United 2–1 Bolton Wanderers 8 February 1902
6 Newcastle United 1–0 Sunderland 12 February 1902
7 Manchester City 0–2 Nottingham Forest 8 February 1902
8 Bristol Rovers 0–1 Stoke 8 February 1902

Third round proper

The four quarter final matches were scheduled for Saturday 22 February 1902. There were two replays, played in the following midweek.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Bury 2–3 Southampton 22 February 1902
2 Nottingham Forest 2–0 Stoke 22 February 1902
3 Newcastle United 1–1 Sheffield United 22 February 1902
Replay Sheffield United 2–1 Newcastle United 27 February 1902
4 Portsmouth 0–0 Derby County 22 February 1902
Replay Derby County 6–3 Portsmouth 27 February 1902

Semi finals

The semi-final matches were played on Saturday 15 March 1902. Sheffield United and Derby County drew their tie and had to replay it; this next match also finished in a draw, and so a second replay was played a week later. Sheffield United eventually won and went on to meet Southampton in the final.

Southampton3–1Nottingham Forest
Sheffield United1–1Derby County
Replay
Sheffield United1–1Derby County
Second Replay
Sheffield United1–0Derby County

Final

The Final was contested by Sheffield United and Southampton at Crystal Palace. The match finished 1–1 after extra time, with the goals scored by Alf Common for Sheffield United and Harry Wood for Southampton.

In the replay, which also took place at Crystal Palace, Sheffield United won 2–1, with goals from George Hedley and Billy Barnes. Albert Brown scored Southampton's goal.

Match details

Sheffield United1 – 1Southampton
Common Goal 55' [1] Wood Goal 88'
Sheffield United
Southampton [3]

Replay

Sheffield United2 – 1Southampton
Hedley Goal 2'
Barnes Goal 79'
Brown Goal 70'

See also

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk
  2. ^ Sporting Chronicle - 1902 FA Cup Final
  3. ^ "FA Cup Final kits, 1900-1909". Archived from the original on 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
1901–02 FA Cup qualifying rounds

The qualifying campaign for the 1901–02 FA Cup, the thirty-first staging of the world's oldest association football competition, consisted of six rounds of matches, which began on 21 September 1901 with the preliminary round. The Cup was eventually won by Sheffield United, who beat Southampton in the final.

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. 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 at neutral venues until a winner was determined.

1901–02 Small Heath F.C. season

The 1901–02 Football League season was Small Heath Football Club's tenth in the Football League and their third in the First Division, having been promoted as runners-up in the Second Division in 1900–01. They finished in 17th place in the 18-team league, one point away from safety, so were relegated back to the Second Division. They also took part in the 1901–02 FA Cup, entering at the intermediate round (between qualifying rounds and rounds proper) and losing in that round to Portsmouth. In locally organised competition, they lost to Aston Villa in the first round of the Birmingham Senior Cup.Twenty-six players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were eleven different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Nat Robinson was ever-present over the 35-match season; full-back Archie Goldie and half-back Alex Leake each missed only one match. Bob McRoberts was leading scorer with 24 goals, of which 19 came in the league.

1902 FA Cup Final

The 1902 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Southampton at Crystal Palace. Southampton became the last team from outside The Football League to reach the final of the FA Cup. The match finished 1–1 after extra time, with the goals scored by Alf Common for Sheffield United and Harry Wood for Southampton.

In the replay, which also took place at Crystal Palace, Sheffield United won 2–1, with goals from George Hedley and Billy Barnes. Albert Brown scored Southampton's goal.

Fred Pentland

Frederick Beaconsfield Pentland (29 July 1883 – 16 March 1962) was an English football player and coach.

Pentland played club football in the Football League for Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough, in the Southern Football League for Brentford, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke, and in the Midland League for Halifax Town. He was capped five times for England in 1909. He played as a forward, mainly at outside right.

As a manager, he took charge of the Germany Olympic team, the French national team, and Spanish club sides Racing de Santander, Athletic Bilbao, Atlético Madrid and Real Oviedo, before returning to England where he briefly managed Barrow.

Lincoln City F.C.

Lincoln City Football Club are a professional association football club based in the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. The team compete in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. Nicknamed the "Imps" after the legend of the Lincoln Imp, they have played at the 10,120-capacity Sincil Bank since their move from John O'Gaunts in 1895. Traditionally they play in red and white striped shirts with black shorts and red and white socks. They hold rivalries with other Lincolnshire clubs, particularly Football League sides Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town.

Founded in 1884, Lincoln won the Midland League in 1889–90, their first full season playing league football. They moved on from the Football Alliance to become founder members of the Football League Second Division in 1892, remaining there until they failed re-election in 1908. They won immediate re-election after winning the next year's Midland League, and would repeat this feat after failing re-election again in 1911 and 1920. Founder members of the Football League Third Division North in 1921, they won promotion as champions in 1931–32, but were relegated two seasons later. Crowned Third Division North champions again in 1947–48, they were relegated the next year, but would remain in the second tier for nine seasons after again winning the Third Division North title in 1951–52. Two successive relegations left them in the Fourth Division by 1962, where they would remain until Graham Taylor's title winning campaign of 1975–76.

Relegated in 1978–79, they secured promotion again two years later but suffered a double relegation to find themselves in the Conference by 1987. Lincoln made an immediate recovery however, regaining their Football League status with the Conference title in 1987–88. They were promoted again in 1997–98, but were relegated the next season. They reached the play-offs in five consecutive seasons, from 2002 to 2007, losing in the final twice (2002–03 and 2004–05) and the semi-finals three times, which is a competition record. However they exited the division at the other end when they were returned to the Conference after relegation at the end of the 2010–11 campaign. A six season stay in non-league was ended when Cowley brothers Nicky and Danny led the club to the National League title in 2016–17, as well as a run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup – this made them the first non-league side to reach that stage in 103 years. Though they lost in the League Two play-offs the next year, they did win the 2018 EFL Trophy Final. In the 2018-2019 season they were champions of League Two and gained promotion to the third tier for the first time in 20 years.

Wells City F.C.

Wells City F.C. are a football club based in Wells, Somerset, England. The club is affiliated to the Somerset County FA. They are currently members of the Western League Division One and play at the Athletic Ground.

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