1905 FA Cup Final

The 1905 FA Cup Final was contested by Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Crystal Palace. Aston Villa were victorious, winning 2–0, with Harry Hampton scoring both goals.

1905 FA Cup Final
A panoramic view of the Crystal Palace ground during the 1905 FA Cup final
Event1904-05 FA Cup
Aston Villa Newcastle United
2 0
Date15 April 1905
VenueCrystal Palace, London
RefereeP. R. Harrower

Match details

Harry Hampton scores one of his two goals in the final
Aston Villa2–0Newcastle United
Hampton Goal 2' Goal 76' [1]
Aston Villa
Newcastle United[3]
England Billy George
England Howard Spencer (c)
England Alf Miles
England Joe Pearson
England Alex Leake
England Jack Windmill
England Billy Brawn
England Billy Garraty
England Harry Hampton
England Joe Bache
England Bert Hall
Scotland George Ramsay
Scotland Jimmy Lawrence
Scotland Andy McCombie
England Jack Carr
Scotland Alex Gardner
Scotland Andy Aitken
Scotland Peter McWilliam
England Jock Rutherford
Scotland James Howie
England Bill Appleyard
England Colin Veitch (c)
England Bert Gosnell
Scotland Frank Watt

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.


  1. ^ "Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk Report". Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Sporting Chronicle - 1905 FA Cup Final". Archived from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  3. ^ "FA Cup Final kits, 1900-1909". Archived from the original on 25 September 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
1899–1900 Southampton F.C. season

The 1899–1900 season was the 15th since the foundation of Southampton F.C. and their sixth in league football, as members of the Southern League.

They ended the season third in the Southern League, but reached the final of the FA Cup, thus becoming the first southern professional side to do so, and the first side from south of the midlands since 1883. In the final, they played badly as a result of divisions amongst the players and lost 4–0 to Bury.

1904–05 FA Cup

The FA Cup 1904–05 was the 34th staging of the world's oldest association football competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup (more usually known as the FA Cup). Aston Villa won the competition for the fourth time, beating Newcastle United 2–0 in the final at Crystal Palace, through two goals scored by Harry Hampton. The man of the match was Aston Villa's prolific scorer William "Billy" Garraty who was born only a few miles from the now Villa Park.

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.

1905 in sports

1905 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alex Leake

Alexander Leake (11 July 1871 – 29 March 1938), known as Alex or Alec Leake, was an English professional footballer who won five caps for his country and made 407 appearances in the Football League playing as a half back for Small Heath, Aston Villa and Burnley. After retiring from playing he took up coaching, both with professional clubs and at school level. He was a cousin of fellow Small Heath and England forward Jimmy Windridge.

Alf Miles

Alfred Miles (January 1884 – 8 February 1927), also known as Freddie, was an English footballer. As a professional he only played for Aston Villa. He was a full-back who made 269 appearances for Aston Villa in his 11-year career at Villa Park. After his retirement as a player he became the first team trainer, a job he held for 11 years.

He died in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield on 8 February 1927.

Aston Villa F.C.

Aston Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions) is a professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England. The club currently competes in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1874, they have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League in 1992. Villa are one of only five English clubs to have won the European Cup, in 1981–82. They have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, and the UEFA Super Cup once.

Villa have a fierce local rivalry with Birmingham City and the Second City derby between the teams has been played since 1879. The club's traditional kit colours are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, white shorts and sky blue socks. Their traditional club badge is of a rampant lion. The club is currently owned by the NSWE group, a company owned by the Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and the American billionaire Wes Edens.

Bert Gosnell

Albert Arthur Gosnell (10 February 1880 – 6 January 1972) was an England international footballer who played in two FA Cup finals for Newcastle United in the early 20th century and later managed Norwich City.

An outside-left, he began his career with local club Colchester Town, before joining Newcastle United following spells with New Brompton and Chatham. He featured in the 1905 and 1906 FA Cup finals, both of which ended in defeat. During his time at Newcastle, the club won the First Division title three times: 1904–05, 1906–07 and 1908–09. In 1910, he had a brief spell at Tottenham Hotspur, before moving on to Darlington. He ended his career after spending the 1912–13 season with Port Vale. During his time with Newcastle, he won one cap for England in February 1906.

He took his first and only management job at Norwich City in 1921. He took charge for 233 games in five years, maintaining a win record of just over 25%.

Billy Garraty

William Garraty (6 October 1878 – 6 May 1931) was a footballer in the early years of professional football in England, who played for Aston Villa from August 1897 to September 1908. Before playing for Villa he played for Aston Shakespeare. Garraty was capped once by England appearing in a game against Wales in 1903.

Crystal Palace, London

Crystal Palace is an area in South London, England, named after the Crystal Palace Exhibition building which stood in the area from 1854 until it was destroyed by fire in 1936. Approximately

7 miles southeast of Charing Cross, it includes one of the highest points in London, at 367 feet (112 m), offering views over the capital. The area has no defined boundaries and straddles five London boroughs and three postal districts, although there is a Crystal Palace electoral ward and Crystal Palace Park in the London Borough of Bromley. It is contiguous with Anerley, Dulwich Wood, Gipsy Hill, Penge, South Norwood, Sydenham and Upper Norwood.

The district was a natural oak forest until development began in the 19th century, and before the arrival of the Crystal Palace, it was known as Sydenham Hill. The Norwood Ridge and an historic oak tree were used to mark parish boundaries. The area is represented by three parliamentary constituencies, four London Assembly constituencies and fourteen local councillors. After the Crystal Palace burned down in 1936, the site of the building and its grounds became Crystal Palace Park, the location of the National Sports Centre which contains an athletics track, stadium and other sports facilities. Crystal Palace Park has also been used as the setting for a number of concerts and films, such as The Italian Job and The Pleasure Garden and contains the Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform, in place since 1997. Two television transmitter masts make the district a landmark location, visible from many parts of Greater London. Local landmarks include the Crystal Palace Triangle, a shopping district made up of three streets forming a triangle; Westow Park, a smaller park that lies off the triangle to the south west of Crystal Palace Park; and the Stambourne Woodland Walk.

A pneumatic railway was briefly trialed in the area in 1864. Once the railways arrived, Crystal Palace was eventually served by two railway stations, the high level and low level stations, built to handle the large volume of passengers visiting the exhibition building. After the palace was destroyed by fire, and with railway travel declining, passenger numbers fell and the high level station was closed in 1954 and demolished 7 years later. Rail services gradually declined, and for a period in the 1960s and 1970s, there were plans to construct an urban motorway through the area as part of the London Ringways plan. With rising passenger numbers, additional London Overground services began stopping at the station and a major station redevelopment in 2012 led to proposals to extend the Croydon Tramlink service to the railway and bus stations. In 2016, Crystal Palace was named one of the best places to live in London.

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

The National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace in south London, England is a large sports centre and athletics stadium. It was opened in 1964 in Crystal Palace Park, close to the site of the former Crystal Palace Exhibition building which had been destroyed by fire in 1936, and is on the same site as the former FA Cup Final venue which was used here between 1895 and 1914.

It was one of the five National Sports Centres, run on behalf of Sport England, but responsibility was transferred to the London Development Agency (now GLA Land and Property) and is managed by Greenwich Leisure Limited, under their Better brand logo.

The athletics stadium has a capacity of 15,500, which can be increased to 24,000 with temporary seating. It hosts international athletics meetings.

Crystal Palace Park Cricket Ground

Crystal Palace Park Cricket Ground was a cricket ground in Crystal Palace in south-east London. It was located in Crystal Palace Park in the shadow of The Crystal Palace. The ground was established on 3 June 1857 and used for first-class cricket between 1864 and 1906.

The site of the ground was part of the county of Kent when it was first established and it was initially used by Kent County Cricket Club in the 1860s before becoming the main ground for London County Cricket Club between 1900 and 1904. The site of the ground is now in the London Borough of Bromley and forms part of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

FA Cup

The FA Cup, also known officially as The Football Association Challenge Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football. First played during the 1871–72 season, it is the oldest national football competition in the world. It is organised by and named after The Football Association (The FA). For sponsorship reasons, from 2015 through to 2019 it is also known as The Emirates FA Cup. A concurrent women's tournament is also held, the FA Women's Cup.

The competition is open to any eligible club down to Level 10 of the English football league system – all 92 professional clubs in the Premier League (Level 1) and the English Football League (Levels 2 to 4), and several hundred "non-league" teams in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System (Levels 5 to 10). A record 763 clubs competed in 2011–12. The tournament consists of 12 randomly drawn rounds followed by the semi-finals and the final. Entrants are not seeded, although a system of byes based on league level ensures higher ranked teams enter in later rounds – the minimum number of games needed to win, depending on which round a team enters the competition, ranges from six to fourteen.

The first six rounds are the Qualifying Competition, from which 32 teams progress to the first round of the Competition Proper, meeting the first of the 48 professional teams from Leagues One and Two. The last entrants are the Premier League and Championship clubs, into the draw for the Third Round Proper. In the modern era, only one non-league team has ever reached the quarter-finals, and teams below Level 2 have never reached the final. As a result, significant focus is given to those "minnows" (smaller teams) who progress furthest, especially if they achieve an unlikely "giant-killing" victory.

Winners receive the FA Cup trophy, of which there have been two designs and five actual cups; the latest is a 2014 replica of the second design, introduced in 1911. Winners also qualify for the Europa League and a place in the FA Community Shield match. Manchester City are the current holders, having beaten Watford 6–0 in the 2019 final. Arsenal are the most successful club with 13 titles. Arsène Wenger is the most successful manager in the history of the competition, having won seven finals as manager of Arsenal.

Harry Hampton (footballer, born 1885)

Joseph Harry Hampton (21 April 1885 – 15 March 1963) was an English footballer who was born in Wellington, Shropshire. To this day Hampton remains Aston Villa's all-time leading goalscorer in the League.

History of Aston Villa F.C. (1874–1961)

Aston Villa F.C. were formed in March 1874, by four members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel (known as early as 1867 as Aston Villa Wesleyan Chapel) in Lozells. The four founders were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood. The first match was against the local Aston Brook St Mary's Rugby team. As a condition of the match, the Villa side had to agree to play the first half under rugby rules and the second half under football rules. The club were soon playing the modern version of football though and the club won its first FA Cup in 1887. Aston Villa were one of the dozen teams that competed in the inaugural Football League in 1888 with one of the club's directors, William McGregor being the league's founder. Aston Villa emerged as the most successful English club of the Victorian era. By the end of Villa's "Golden Age" at the start of the First World War, the club had won the League Championship six times and the FA Cup five times.Aston Villa won their sixth FA Cup in 1920. For the remainder of the inter-war years though, Villa were on a slow decline that would lead to them being relegated to the Second Division in 1936 for the first time in their history. They returned to the top-tier of English football by the outbreak of the Second World War. As with many clubs, the war brought much change to Villa Park and remainder of the 1940s were spent rebuilding the team. By 1957, Villa were a Cup winning side once again with the club's seventh FA Cup win. Even though Villa won the inaugural League Cup in 1960, the club were to enter into a very unsuccessful period. The 1960s saw much change at Villa Park. By the end of the 1960s, Villa were languishing in the Second Division and fan pressure led to the resignation of the Board and the introduction of Doug Ellis as Villa Chairman.

Jack Grealish

Jack Peter Grealish (born 10 September 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger or as an attacking midfielder and captains Premier League club Aston Villa.Grealish joined Aston Villa at the age of six, and made his debut for the club in May 2014, following a loan at Notts County. Eligible to represent either England or the Republic of Ireland internationally, Grealish was capped by the Republic of Ireland up to under-21 level before confirming his decision to play for England in April 2016. He played for the England under-21s for the first time in May 2016, winning the 2016 Toulon Tournament.

Jack Windmill

Joseph William Windmill MC, DCM (8 June 1881 – 29 October 1927) was an English footballer who played as a left half for Halesowen Town and Aston Villa.

List of Newcastle United F.C. seasons

This is a list of seasons played by Newcastle United Football Club in English football from 1888, when the club first competed in the FA Cup, to the most recent completed season. This list details the club's achievements in all major competitions, and the top scorers for each season.

The club was originally formed as Newcastle East End F.C., who became founding members of the Northern League in 1889. East End were renamed Newcastle United F.C. in 1892 after acquiring Newcastle West End's ground, St James' Park and gained admission to the Football League a year later. Their fifth season in Division Two saw Newcastle finish as runners-up, and despite failing to win promotion through a set of test matches, they did so after the league was extended to 18 teams. Newcastle became Division One champions in the 1904–05 season and also reached the final of the FA Cup, where they were defeated 2–0 by Aston Villa. Their first success in the competition came in 1910 when they beat Barnsley in the 1910 final, after it had gone to a replay.The club suffered relegation back to Division Two after the 1933–34 season, when they finished in 21st place. They were still competing in the league by the time football was suspended because of the Second World War in 1939, and eventually regained their place in 1948. Newcastle finished mostly in the bottom half of the table during their second spell in the top flight, before again facing relegation after the 1960–61 season. After four seasons they returned to Division One as Division Two champions and qualified for European competition for the first time in the 1968–69 season by participating in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which was eventually won by Newcastle; their most recent trophy to date.Relegation to Division Two occurred in 1978 and the club spent a six-year spell back in this division before returning to Division One in 1984, which lasted for five seasons before again facing relegation. After avoiding relegation to Division Two, now the third tier of English football after its restructuring, in 1992, Newcastle gained promotion from Division One as champions to the FA Premier League a year later. Their first season in the Premier League saw a finish in third place, meaning qualification to the UEFA Cup was secured, where they finished in the second round in their first season in the competition. Newcastle came close to winning the Premier League in 1996 and 1997, after finishing as runner-up in the league consecutively. Their record finish in the UEFA Cup came in the 2003–04 season, when they reached the semi-finals, where they were beaten 2–0 on aggregate by Marseille.

Newcastle United F.C.

Newcastle United Football Club is a professional football club in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. Founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, they have played at St James' Park since. The ground was developed into an all-seater stadium in the mid-1990s and now has a capacity of 52,354.The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition's history, spending 86 seasons in the top tier as of May 2018, and has never dropped below English football's second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. They have won four League Championship titles, six FA Cups and a Charity Shield, as well as the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup, the ninth highest total of trophies won by an English club. The club's most successful period was between 1904 and 1910, when they won an FA Cup and three of their First Division titles. The club was relegated in 2009 and 2016, but returned to the Premier League for the 2017–18 season.

Newcastle has a local rivalry with Sunderland, with whom they have contested the Tyne–Wear derby since 1898. The club's traditional kit colours are black and white striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. Their crest has elements of the city coat of arms, which features two grey seahorses. Before each home game, the team enters the field to "Local Hero", and "Blaydon Races" is also sung during games.The club has been owned by Mike Ashley since 2007, succeeding long-term chairman Sir John Hall. The club is the 17th-highest revenue producing club in the world in terms of annual revenue, generating €169.3 million in 2015. Newcastle's highest placing was in 1999, when they were the fifth-highest revenue producing football club in the world, and second in England only behind Manchester United.

Pat Harrower

Patrick Robertson "Pat" Harrower (19 January 1863 – June 1936) was a Scottish international rugby union fullback who played club rugby for London Scottish F.C. and international rugby for Scotland. Harrower is also notable as an association football referee, and he officiated the 1905 FA Cup Final.

Pat was the son of corn merchant George Kerr Harrower and his wife, Jemima Margaret Wright. The family lived in Broughty Ferry, which was then a suburb of Dundee, but later became a section of the city. His parents separated, and Pat went with his mother and siblings to live in England in 1879. In 1885, Pat married Annie Mary Lake; they had one son, Stewart Dare Harrower. Pat and Annie separated. About 1899, Patrick married Elizabeth Maud (surname unknown). Finally, in 1926, Pat married Ivy Owen. Pat and Ivy had another son, Patrick. Although he was well-known for his refereeing career, Pat mostly worked as a shipping merchant and insurance broker. In June 1936, he died in Pancras, London, England. He was buried in St. Pancras Cemetery on 09 June 1936.

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