1928 FA Cup Final

The 1928 FA Cup Final was contested by Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium. Blackburn won 3–1, with goals from Jack Roscamp (2) and Tommy McLean. Alex Jackson scored Huddersfield's goal, making this the first final in 18 years where both teams scored. It would be the last major trophy that Blackburn Rovers would win for the next 67 years, their next major honour being the FA Premier League title in 1995.

1928 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view)
Event1927–28 FA Cup
Blackburn Rovers Huddersfield Town
3 1
Date21 April 1928
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeT.G. Bryan (Willenhall)
Attendance92,041

Match details

Blackburn Rovers3–1Huddersfield Town
Roscamp Goal 1'
McLean Goal 22'
Roscamp Goal 85'
(Report) Jackson Goal 55'
Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town
GK 1 Scotland Jock Crawford
2 Scotland Jock Hutton
3 England Herbert Jones
4 England Harry Healless (c)
5 England Willie Rankin
6 England Austen Campbell
7 England George Thornewell
8 England Syd Puddefoot
9 England Jack Roscamp
10 England Tommy McLean
11 England Arthur Rigby
Manager:
England Bob Crompton
GK 1 England Billy Mercer
2 England Roy Goodall
3 England Ned Barkas
4 England Levi Redfern
5 England Tom Wilson
6 Scotland David Steele
7 Scotland Alex Jackson
8 England Bob Kelly
9 England George Brown
10 England Clem Stephenson (c)
11 England Billy Smith
Manager:
Scotland Jack Chaplin

Match rules

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

Road to Wembley

Blackburn Rovers

Round 3: Blackburn Rovers 4–1 Newcastle United

Round 4: Exeter City 2–2 Blackburn Rovers

Replay: Blackburn Rovers 3–1 Exeter City

Round 5: Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Port Vale

Round 6: Blackburn Rovers 2–0 Manchester United

Semi-Final: Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Arsenal

(at Filbert Street, Leicester)

Huddersfield Town

Round 3: Huddersfield Town 4–2 Lincoln City

Round 4: Huddersfield Town 2–1 West Ham United

Round 5: Huddersfield Town 4–0 Middlesbrough

Round 6: Huddersfield Town 6–1 Tottenham Hotspur

Semi-Final: Huddersfield Town 2–2 Sheffield United

(at Old Trafford, Manchester)
Replay: Huddersfield Town 0–0 Sheffield United
(at Goodison Park, Liverpool)
Replay: Huddersfield Town 1–0 Sheffield United
(at Maine Road, Manchester)

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1927–28 FA Cup

The 1927–28 FA Cup was the 53rd staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Blackburn Rovers won the competition for the sixth and (as of 2017) final time, beating Huddersfield Town 3–1 in the final at Wembley.

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.

Bert Jepson

Albert Edward Jepson (9 November 1902 – 18 December 1981) was an English footballer who played as an outside right for Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion in the 1920s and 1930s.

Clem Stephenson

Clement Stephenson (6 February 1890 – 24 October 1961) was an English football player whose 20-year career at Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town included success in both the FA Cup and League Championship. Stephenson's place in history as an inside forward was assured when Herbert Chapman targeted him as the man to lead Huddersfield Town's challenge for three consecutive Football League titles in the 1920s, he also made a single appearance for England in that period.

Henry Healless

Henry "Harry" Healless (10 February 1893 – 11 January 1972) was an English international footballer, who played as a centre half.

Herbert Jones (footballer)

Herbert "Taffy" Jones (3 September 1896 – 11 September 1973) was an English professional footballer. He played for Blackpool, six times in the England team, and was a member of the FA Cup winning team Blackburn Rovers in 1928. He played as a defender.

Jack Roscamp

Jack Roscamp (8 August 1901 – 1939 – 1939) was an English footballer, renowned for his physical style of play. He played for Blackburn Rovers, for whom he scored twice in the 1928 FA Cup Final, Bradford City and Shrewsbury Town, who he also went on to manage.

List of Huddersfield Town A.F.C. managers

This is a list of the records of all the managers of Huddersfield Town since the club's inception in 1908.

Ned Barkas

Edward Barkas (21 November 1901 – 24 April 1962) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back. He played in the Football League First Division for Huddersfield Town, Birmingham and Chelsea.Barkas was born in Wardley, County Durham. He won two league championship medals and a runners-up medal in the 1928 FA Cup Final with Huddersfield before becoming manager Leslie Knighton's first signing for Birmingham, where he made nearly 300 appearances and won another FA Cup runners-up medal, in 1931. On leaving Birmingham Barkas followed Knighton to Chelsea, returning to the Midlands on the outbreak of the Second World War.He came from a footballing family: his brother Sam played for and captained England, a cousin, Billy Felton, also played for England, and three other brothers Tommy, James and Harry were professional footballers. He died in Little Bromwich, Birmingham, at the age of 60.

Syd Puddefoot

Sydney Charles Puddefoot (17 October 1894 – 2 October 1972) was an English footballer who played for West Ham United, Falkirk and Blackburn Rovers. He played mainly as a centre forward or inside right. He was also a cricketer for Essex. He went on to coach at Fenerbahçe, and manage Galatasaray and Northampton Town.

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