1887–88 FA Cup

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FA Cup 1887–88
Country  England
 Wales
Teams 149
Champions West Bromwich Albion
Runners-up Preston North End

The Football Association Challenge Cup 1887–88 was the seventeenth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. One hundred and forty-nine teams entered, twenty-five more than last season, although four of the one hundred and forty-nine never actually played a match.

First round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Chester 2–3 Davenham Wales 15 October 1887
Burnley 4–0 Match void Darwen Old Wanderers 15 October 1887
Grantham 4–0 Lincoln Lindum 15 October 1887
Preston North End 26–0 Hyde 15 October 1887
South Bank 3–2 Newcastle West End 15 October 1887
Stoke 1–0 Burslem Port Vale 15 October 1887
Matlock 2–3 Rotherham Town 15 October 1887
Reading 0–2 Match void Dulwich 15 October 1887
Sheffield 1–3 Lockwood Brothers 15 October 1887
Hitchin 2–5 Old Wykehamists 8 October 1887
Royal Engineers 3–0 Rochester 15 October 1887
Marlow 4–1 South Reading 8 October 1887
Old Etonians 4–2 Lancing Old Boys 8 October 1887
Swifts 3–1 Maidenhead 15 October 1887
Notts County 9–0 Lincoln Ramblers 15 October 1887
Hendon 2–4 Old Harrovians 15 October 1887
Nottingham Forest 2–1 Notts Swifts 15 October 1887
Blackburn Rovers Walkover Bury
Hotspur Bye
Stafford Road 2–1 Match void Great Bridge Unity 15 October 1887
Old Carthusians 5–0 Hanover United 15 October 1887
Blackburn Olympic Bye
Staveley 1–2 Derby County 15 October 1887
Small Heath Alliance 6–1 Aston Unity 15 October 1887
Sheffield Heeley 9–0 Attercliffe 15 October 1887
Bootle 6–0 Workington 15 October 1887
Blackburn Park Road 2–1 Blackburn Park Road disqualified Distillery 8 October 1887
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Match void Everton 15 October 1887
Accrington 11–0 Rossendale 15 October 1887
Chatham 5–1 Luton Town 15 October 1887
Walsall Town 1–2 Mitchell St George's 15 October 1887
South Shore Walkover Denton
Church Walkover Cliftonville
Macclesfield Town 1–3 Shrewsbury Town 15 October 1887
Walsall Swifts 1–2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 October 1887
Old Westminsters 4–1 Clapton 15 October 1887
Wrexham Olympic Bye
Hurst 5–3 Match void Astley Bridge 15 October 1887
Crewe Alexandra 5–0 Druids 15 October 1887
Long Eaton Rangers 6–3 Park Grange 15 October 1887
Middlesbrough 4–0 Whitburn 15 October 1887
West Bromwich Albion 7–1 Wednesbury Old Athletic 15 October 1887
Birmingham Excelsior 4–1 Match void Warwick County 15 October 1887
Leek 2–2 Northwich Victoria 15 October 1887
Sunderland 4–2 Match void Morpeth Harriers 15 October 1887
Old Brightonians 1–0 Swindon Town 8 October 1887
Derby Junction 3–2 Derby St Luke's 15 October 1887
Rawtenstall 1–3 Darwen 15 October 1887
Notts Rangers 10–1 Jardines 15 October 1887
Notts Olympic 3–6 Match void Mellors 15 October 1887
Lincoln City 4–1 Horncastle 15 October 1887
Chirk Wales 4–1 Chester St Oswald's 15 October 1887
Oswaldtwistle Rovers 3–4 Match void Witton 15 October 1887
Higher Walton 8–1 Heywood Central 15 October 1887
Burton Swifts 7–0 Southfield 15 October 1887
Chesham 4–2 Match void Watford Rovers 15 October 1887
Gainsborough Trinity 7–0 Boston 15 October 1887
Basford Rovers 3–2 Lincoln Albion 15 October 1887
Crusaders 9–0 Lyndhurst 15 October 1887
Fleetwood Rangers 4–1 West Manchester 15 October 1887
Cleethorpes Town 0–4 Grimsby Town 15 October 1887
Newcastle West End 5–1 Redcar 15 October 1887
London Caledonians 1–6 Old Foresters 15 October 1887
Old St Mark's 7–2 East Sheen 15 October 1887
Owlerton 2–1 Eckington Works 15 October 1887
Millwall Rovers Walkover Casuals
Over Wanderers 3–1 Wellington St George's 15 October 1887
Ecclesfield 4–1 Derby Midland 15 October 1887
Scarborough 3–5 Shankhouse 15 October 1887
Belper Town 2–3 Sheffield Wednesday 15 October 1887
Llangollen Wales 7–3 Match void Oswestry Town 8 October 1887
Aston Shakespeare 2–3 Match void Burton Wanderers 15 October 1887
Gateshead Association 0–3 Darlington 15 October 1887
Liverpool Stanley 1–5 Halliwell 15 October 1887
Oldbury Town 0–4 Aston Villa 15 October 1887
Elswick Rangers 3–3 Bishop Auckland Church Institute 15 October 1887

First Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Burnley Walkover Darwen Old Wanderers
Dulwich Walkover Reading
Royal Engineers Walkover Rochester
Great Bridge Unity 1–1 Stafford Road 22 October 1887
Great Bridge Unity Walkover Stafford Road
Everton 2–2 Bolton Wanderers 29 October 1887
Everton 1–1 Bolton Wanderers 12 November 1887
Everton 2–1 Everton disqualified Bolton Wanderers 19 November 1887
Astley Bridge Walkover Hurst
Warwick County 0–5 Birmingham Excelsior 22 October 1887
Northwich Victoria 4–2 Leek 22 October 1887
Morpeth Harriers 2–3 Sunderland 22 October 1887
Notts Olympic 1–2 Mellors 22 October 1887
Oswardthistle Rovers 1–4 Witton 22 October 1887
Watford Rovers 3–1 Chesham 22 October 1887
Llangollen Town Wales 0–2 Oswestry Town 22 October 1887
Aston Shakespeare Walkover Burton Wanderers 22 October 1887
Bishop Auckland Church Institute 0–2 Elswick Rangers 22 October 1887

Second round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darlington 4–3 Elswick Rangers 5 November 1887
Darwen 2–0 Church 5 November 1887
Dulwich 2–1 Hotspur 5 November 1887
Preston North End 9–1 Bolton Wanderers 5 November 1887
Shankhouse Bye
Marlow 2–3 Old Foresters 5 November 1887
Old Etonians 3–2 Old St Mark's 5 November 1887
Swifts Bye
Old Harrovians 0–4 Old Brightonians 5 November 1887
Notts County Walkover Basford Rovers
Nottingham Forest 2–0 Mellors 5 November 1887
Blackburn Olympic 1–5 Blackburn Rovers 5 November 1887
Astley Bridge 0–4 Halliwell 5 November 1887
Mitchell St George's 0–1 West Bromwich Albion 5 November 1887
Small Heath Alliance 0–4 Aston Villa 5 November 1887
Bootle 1–1 South Shore 5 November 1887
Accrington 3–2 Burnley 5 November 1887
Lockwood Brothers Bye
Chatham 3–1 Royal Engineers 5 November 1887
Grimsby Town Bye
Northwich Victoria 0–1 Crewe Alexandra 5 November 1887
Oswestry Bye
Old Westminsters 8–1 Millwall Rovers 5 November 1887
Wrexham Olympic 1–2 Davenham Wales 5 November 1887
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0 Aston Shakespeare 5 November 1887
Long Eaton Rangers 1–2 Sheffield Wednesday 5 November 1887
Middlesbrough 4–1 South Bank 5 November 1887
Birmingham Excelsior Bye
Sunderland 3–1 Newcastle West End 5 November 1887
Derby County 6–0 Ecclesfield 5 November 1887
Derby Junction 3–2 Rotherham Town 5 November 1887
Notts Rangers 4–0 Grantham 5 November 1887
Lincoln City 2–1 Gainsborough Trinity 5 November 1887
Chirk Wales 10–2 Shrewsbury Town 5 November 1887
Burton Swifts 2–5 Great Bridge Unity 5 November 1887
Crusaders 3–2 Old Wykehamists 29 October 1887
Fleetwood Rangers 1–3 Higher Walton 5 November 1887
Watford Rovers 1–3 Old Carthusians 5 November 1887
Owlerton 1–0 Sheffield Heeley 5 November 1887
Distillery 2–4 Witton 5 November 1887
Over Wanderers 0–2 Stoke 5 November 1887

Second Round Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
South Shore 0–3 Bootle 12 November 1887

Third round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darlington 0–2 Shankhouse 26 November 1887
Darwen 1–1 Witton 26 November 1887
Dulwich 1–3 Swifts 26 November 1887
Preston North End 4–0 Halliwell 3 December 1887
Stoke 3–0 Oswestry 26 November 1887
Old Etonians 7–2 Old Westminsters 26 November 1887
Old Foresters Bye
Nottingham Forest 2–1 Notts County 26 November 1887
Aston Villa Bye
Old Carthusians 5–0 Old Brightonians 24 November 1887
Sheffield Wednesday Bye
Accrington 1–3 Blackburn Rovers 26 November 1887
Grimsby Town 2–0 Lincoln City 26 November 1887
Davenham Wales 2–2 Chirk Wales 19 November 1887
Crewe Alexandra Bye
Middlesbrough 2–2 Sunderland 26 November 1887
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 November 1887
Derby County 6–2 Owlerton 26 November 1887
Derby Junction 2–1 Lockwood Brothers 19 November 1887
Notts Rangers Bye
Higher Walton 1–6 Bootle 26 November 1887
Crusaders 4–0 Chatham 26 November 1887
Great Bridge Unity 2–1 Birmingham Excelsior 26 November 1887

Third Round Replays[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Witton 0–2 Darwen 3 December 1887
Chirk Wales 6–1 Davenham Wales 26 November 1887
Sunderland 4–2 Sunderland disqualified Middlesbrough 3 December 1887

Fourth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 3–1 Notts Rangers 17 December 1887
Preston North End Bye
Stoke Bye
Shankhouse 0–9 Aston Villa 17 December 1887
Old Foresters 4–2 Grimsby Town 17 December 1887
Nottingham Forest 6–0 Old Etonians 17 December 1887
Blackburn Rovers Bye
Old Carthusians Bye
Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Swifts 10 December 1887
Middlesbrough Bye
West Bromwich Albion Bye
Derby County Bye
Derby Junction Bye
Chirk Wales Bye
Crusaders 0–1 Sheffield Wednesday 17 December 1887
Great Bridge Unity 1–2 Bootle 17 December 1887

Fifth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 0–3 Blackburn Rovers 7 January 1888
Nottingham Forest 2–4 Sheffield Wednesday 7 January 1888
Aston Villa 1–3 Preston North End 7 January 1888
Old Carthusians 2–0 Bootle 7 January 1888
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Derby County 7 January 1888
Middlesbrough 4–0 Old Foresters 7 January 1888
West Bromwich Albion 4–1 Stoke 7 January 1888
Chirk Wales 0–1 Derby Junction 31 December 1887

Sixth Round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Sheffield Wednesday 1–3 Preston North End 30 January 1888
Middlesbrough 0–2 Crewe Alexandra 28 January 1888
West Bromwich Albion 4–2 Old Carthusians 28 January 1888
Derby Junction 2–1 Blackburn Rovers 28 January 1888

Semi finals[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Preston North End 4–0 Crewe Alexandra 18 February 1888
West Bromwich Albion 3–0 Derby Junction 18 February 1888

Final[edit]

For more details on this match, see 1888 FA Cup Final.
Home Club Score Away Club Date
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 Preston North End 24 March 1888

References[edit]