1885–86 FA Cup

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FA Cup 1885–86
Country  England
 Scotland
 Wales
Teams 130
Champions Blackburn Rovers
Runners-up West Bromwich Albion

The Football Association Challenge Cup 1885–86 was the fifteenth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. One hundred and thirty teams entered, sixteen more than last season, although seven of the one hundred and thirty never actually played a match.

First Round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darlington Both teams allowed through Walsall Swifts
Darwen 2–2 Derby Junction 31 October 1885
Dulwich 1–2 South Reading 31 October 1885
Preston North End Walkover Great Lever
Stoke 2–2 Crewe Alexandra 31 October 1885
Barnes 1–7 Lancing Old Boys 31 October 1885
Royal Engineers 1–5 Old Foresters 31 October 1885
Marlow 3–0 Luton Town 31 October 1885
Clapham Rovers 12–0 1st Surrey Rifles 31 October 1885
Queen's Park 5–1 Partick Thistle 31 October 1885
Upton Park 4–2 United London Swifts 24 October 1885
Old Etonians Walkover Bournemouth Rovers
Swifts 7–1 Casuals 31 October 1885
Rochester 6–1 Reading 31 October 1885
Old Wykehamists 5–0 Uxbridge 31 October 1885
Old Harrovians Walkover St James
Notts County 15–0 Rotherham Town 24 October 1885
Hendon 0–4 Clapton 24 October 1885
Nottingham Forest 6–2 Mellors 31 October 1885
Brentwood 3–0 Maidenhead 31 October 1885
Hanover United 1–1 Romford 31 October 1885
Stafford Road 7–0 Matlock 31 October 1885
Blackburn Olympic 4–2 Match void Church 31 October 1885
Astley Bridge 3–2 Southport Central 31 October 1885
Staveley 1–1 Mexborough 31 October 1885
Small Heath Alliance 9–2 Burton Wanderers 31 October 1885
Sheffield Heeley 2–1 Eckington Works 19 October 1885
Bolton Wanderers 6–0 Eagley 17 October 1885
Accrington 5–4 Witton 17 October 1885
Wednesbury Old Athletic 5–1 Burton Swifts 31 October 1885
Lockwood Brothers 2–2 Notts Rangers 31 October 1885
Chatham 0–2 Old Carthusians 31 October 1885
Walsall Town 0–5 Aston Villa 17 October 1885
Clitheroe 0–2 Blackburn Rovers 24 October 1885
Halliwell 2–1 Fishwick Ramblers 31 October 1885
Macclesfield Town 4–1 Northwich Victoria 31 October 1885
Old Westminsters 3–1 Hotspur 31 October 1885
Redcar 3–0 Sunderland 24 October 1885
Wolverhampton Wanderers 7–0 Derby St Luke's 31 October 1885
Rossendale 6–2 Clitheroe Low Moor 24 October 1885
Derby Midland 2–1 Birmingham Excelsior 31 October 1885
Davenham 2–1 Goldenhill 31 October 1885
Hurst 2–1 Match void Bradshaw 31 October 1885
Long Eaton Rangers 2–0 The Wednesday 31 October 1885
Middlesbrough Walkover Horncastle
West Bromwich Albion 4–1 Aston Unity 31 October 1885
Padiham Walkover Heart of Midlothian
Hartford St John's 1–3 Newtown 24 October 1885
Leek 6–3 Wrexham Olympic 31 October 1885
Newark 0–3 Sheffield 31 October 1885
Notts Wanderers 2–2 Notts Olympic 31 October 1885
Derby County 3–0 Mitchell St George's 31 October 1885
Old Brightonians 2–1 Acton 31 October 1885
Darwen Old Wanderers 11–0 Burnley 17 October 1885
Rawtenstall Walkover Rangers
Lincoln City 0–2 Grimsby Town 31 October 1885
Luton Wanderers 3–2 Chesham 31 October 1885
Oswaldtwistle Rovers 3–1 Lower Darwen 31 October 1885
Stafford Rangers 1–4 Druids 31 October 1885
Higher Walton 3–4 South Shore 17 October 1885
Bollington 0–5 Oswestry 24 October 1885
Burslem Port Vale 3–0 Chirk 24 October 1885
Lincoln Lindum 4–0 Grimsby District 17 October 1885
Third Lanark 4–2 Blackburn Park Road 17 October 1885
Gainsborough Trinity 4–1 Grantham 24 October 1885

First Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 4–0 Derby Junction 7 November 1885
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Stoke 7 November 1885
Romford 3–0 Hanover United 7 November 1885
Church 2–2 Blackburn Olympic 4 November 1885
Church 3–1 Blackburn Olympic 9 November 1885
Staveley Walkover Mexborough
Notts Rangers 4–0 Lockwood Brothers 7 November 1885
Bradshaw 1–1 Match void Hurst 4 November 1885
Hurst 3–2 Bradshaw 9 November 1885
Notts Olympic 4–1 Notts Wanderers 7 November 1885

Second round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Preston North End 11–3 Astley Bridge 18 November 1885
Marlow 6–1 Old Etonians 21 November 1885
Clapham Rovers Bye
Swifts 5–1 Rochester 21 November 1885
Druids 2–2 Burslem Port Vale 21 November 1885
Old Wykehamists 10–0 Luton Wanderers 21 November 1885
Old Harrovians 2–1 Old Foresters 21 November 1885
Notts County 8–0 Sheffield 21 November 1885
Nottingham Forest 4–1 Notts Olympic 21 November 1885
Romford Bye
Brentwood Town 6–1 Lancing Old Boys 14 November 1885
Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Oswaldtwistle Rovers 21 November 1885
Old Carthusians 6–0 Upton Park 21 November 1885
Small Heath Alliance 3–1 Darwen 14 November 1885
Sheffield Heeley 1–6 Notts Rangers 21 November 1885
Grimsby Town 8–0 Darlington 21 November 1885
South Shore Walkover Queen's Park
Church Walkover Third Lanark
Oswestry Town 1–1 Crewe Alexandra 21 November 1885
South Reading 1–1 Clapton 21 November 1885
Old Westminsters 3–0 Old Brightonians 21 November 1885
Redcar 2–0 Lincoln Lindum 21 November 1885
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–2 Stafford Road 21 November 1885
Rossendale 9–1 Padiham 21 November 1885
Derby Midland 1–3 Walsall Swifts 21 November 1885
Davenham 8–1 Macclesfield Town 21 November 1885
Hurst 3–1 Match void Halliwell 18 November 1885
Long Eaton Rangers 1–4 Staveley 21 November 1885
West Bromwich Albion 3–2 Wednesbury Old Athletic 21 November 1885
Leek Walkover Newtown
Derby County 2–0 Aston Villa 14 November 1885
Darwen Old Wanderers 2–1 Accrington 21 November 1885
Rawtenstall 3–3 Rawtenstall disqualified Bolton Wanderers 21 November 1885
Gainsborough Trinity 1–2 Middlesbrough 21 November 1885

Second Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Burslem Port Vale 5–1 Druids 28 November 1885
Crewe Alexandra Oswestry disqualified Oswestry
South Reading Clapton disqualified Clapton
Halliwell Walkover Hurst

Third round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Marlow Both teams disqualified Old Wykehamists
Swifts Old Harrovians disqualified Old Harrovians
Notts County 3–0 Notts Rangers 12 December 1885
Brentwood Bye
Blackburn Rovers 6–1 Darwen Old Wanderers 5 December 1885
Old Carthusians Bye
Staveley 2–1 Nottingham Forest 12 December 1885
Small Heath Alliance 4–2 Derby County 12 December 1885
Bolton Wanderers 2–3 Both teams disqualified Preston North End 12 December 1885
Church 5–1 Rossendale 12 December 1885
Halliwell 1–6 South Shore 19 December 1885
South Reading Clapham Rovers disqualified Clapham Rovers
Old Westminsters 5–1 Romford 12 December 1885
Redcar Bye
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Walsall Swifts 12 December 1885
Davenham 2–1 Crewe Alexandra 12 December 1885
Middlesbrough 2–1 Grimsby Town 19 December 1885
West Bromwich Albion Bye
Leek 2–3 Match void Burslem Port Vale 19 December 1885

Third Round Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Burslem Port Vale Walkover Leek

Fourth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Swifts Bye
Notts County Bye
Blackburn Rovers Bye
Old Carthusians Bye
Staveley Bye
Small Heath Alliance Bye
Bolton Wanderers Bye
South Shore Bye
Church Bye
South Reading 0–3 Brentwood 2 January 1886
Old Westminsters Bye
Redcar Bye
Davenham Bye
Middlesbrough Bye
West Bromwich Albion 3–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 January 1886
Burslem Port Vale Bye

Fifth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Blackburn Rovers 7–1 Staveley 23 January 1886
South Shore 2–1 Notts County 23 January 1886
Church 2–6 Swifts 16 January 1886
Old Westminsters Bolton Wanderers disqualified Bolton Wanderers
Redcar 2–1 Middlesbrough 23 January 1886
Davenham 1–2 Small Heath Alliance 16 January 1886
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Old Carthusians 23 January 1886
Burslem Port Vale 2–1 Match void Brentwood 16 January 1886

Fifth Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Brentwood 4–4 Burslem Port Vale 30 January 1886
Brentwood Walkover Burslem Port Vale

Sixth Round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Brentwood 1–3 Blackburn Rovers 27 February 1886
Small Heath Alliance 2–0 Redcar 13 February 1886
South Shore 1–2 Swifts 13 February 1886
West Bromwich Albion 6–0 Old Westminsters 13 February 1886

Semi finals[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 Swifts 13 March 1886
West Bromwich Albion 4–0 Small Heath Alliance 6 March 1886

Final[edit]

For more details on this match, see 1886 FA Cup Final.
Home Club Score Away Club Date
Blackburn Rovers 0–0 West Bromwich Albion 3 April 1886

Final Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 West Bromwich Albion 10 April 1886

References[edit]