1878–79 FA Cup

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FA Cup 1878–79
Country England
Teams 43
Champions Old Etonians
Runners-up Clapham Rovers

The Football Association Challenge Cup 1878–79 was the eighth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Forty-three teams entered, although six of the forty-three never actually played a match.

First round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen Walkover Birch
Reading 1–0 Hendon 9 November 1878
Sheffield 1–1 Grantham 28 October 1878
Barnes 1–1 Maidenhead 19 October 1878
Royal Engineers 3–0 Old Foresters 9 November 1878
Clapham Rovers Walkover Finchley
Upton Park 5–0 Saffron Walden Town 30 October 1878
Wanderers 2–7 Old Etonians 9 November 1878
South Norwood Walkover Leyton
Oxford University 7–0 Wednesbury Strollers 2 October 1878
Swifts 2–1 Hawks 9 November 1878
Cambridge University 2–0 Herts Rangers 9 November 1878
Panthers Walkover Runnymede
Forest School 7–2 Rochester 2 November 1878
Old Harrovians 8–0 Southill Park 2 November 1878
Notts County 1–3 Nottingham Forest 16 November 1878
Remnants Walkover Unity
Minerva Walkover 105th Regiment
Eagley Bye
Romford 3–1 Ramblers 2 November 1878
Grey Friars 2–1 Marlow 9 November 1878
Brentwood 1–3 Pilgrims 9 November 1878

First Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Grantham 1–3 Sheffield 16 November 1878
Maidenhead 0–4 Barnes 9 November 1878

Second round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 0–0 Eagley 7 December 1878
Reading 0–1 Old Etonians 18 December 1878
Barnes 3–2 Upton Park 4 January 1879
Clapham Rovers 10–1 Forest School 7 December 1878
Oxford University 4–0 Royal Engineers 7 December 1878
Swifts 3–1 Romford 21 December 1878
Cambridge University 3–0 South Norwood 4 December 1878
Old Harrovians 3–0 Panthers 21 December 1878
Remnants 6–2 Pilgrims 21 December 1878
Nottingham Forest 2–0 Sheffield 21 December 1878
Grey Friars 0–3 Minerva 7 December 1878

Second Round Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 4–1 Eagley 21 December 1878

Third round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Clapham Rovers 1–0 Cambridge University 6 February 1879
Oxford University 2–1 Barnes 6 February 1879
Old Etonians 5–2 Minerva 11 January 1879
Swifts Bye
Old Harrovians 0–2 Nottingham Forest 28 January 1878
Remnants 2–3 Darwen 30 January 1879

Fourth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Clapham Rovers 8–1 Swifts 8 March 1879
Old Etonians 5–5 Darwen 13 February 1879
Nottingham Forest 2–1 Oxford University 25 February 1879

Fourth Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 2–2 Darwen 8 March 1879
Old Etonians 6–2 Darwen 15 March 1879

Semi finals[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Clapham Rovers Bye
Old Etonians 2–1 Nottingham Forest 22 March 1879

Final[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 1–0 Clapham Rovers 29 March 1879

References[edit]