London Challenge Cup

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The London Challenge Cup was a football tournament formerly organised by the London FA. The London Challenge Cup was first contested in 1908, and other than during the World Wars, was contested every season until 1974, when the tournament was disbanded.[1]

After a 16-year hiatus, the tournament was resurrected in 1990-91, but only lasted 10 years before being once again discontinued.

In its original guise, the tournament was won by most of the major professional clubs in London such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, but the quality of entrants after the revival was lower, with all the winners except Leyton Orient in 1992-93 being non-League clubs.

Results of finals[edit]

Results of finals during the initial period[2]

Season Winners Runners-up Final result
1908-08 Millwall Leyton 2-0
1909-10 Fulham Tottenham 4-1
1910-11 Tottenham Fulham 2-1
1911-12 Leyton Millwall 3-0
1912-13 Crystal Palace West Ham 1-0 (replay after 0-0 draw)
1913-14 Crystal Palace Tottenham 2-0
1914-15 Millwall Arsenal 2-1
1915-1919 Tournament was not held due to World War I
1919-20 Chelsea Crystal Palace 1-0
1920-21 Crystal Palace Leyton 1-0
1921-22 Arsenal Crystal Palace 1-0
1922-23 Charlton Athletic Crystal Palace 2-1
1923-24 Arsenal Charlton Athletic 3-2 (some sources says 3-1)[3]
1924-25 West Ham Leyton 2-1
1925-26 West Ham Arsenal 2-1
1926-27 Chelsea Leyton 2-1
1927-28 Millwall Leyton 6-3
1928-29 Tottenham Millwall 5-1
1929-30 West Ham United Brentford 2-1
1930-31 Arsenal Tottenham Hotspurs F.C. 2-1
1931-32 Fulham Crystal Palace 2-1
1932-33 Queens Park Rangers West Ham 3-0
1933-34 Arsenal Tottenham 4-0
1934-35 Brentford Millwall 2-1
1935-36 Arsenal Brentford 4-2
1936-37 Tottenham Arsenal 1-0
1937-38 Millwall Crystal Palace 4-0
1938-39 Queens Park Rangers Tottenham 3-1
1939-1946 Tournament was not held due to World War II
1946-47 West Ham Crystal Palace 3-2
1947-48 Tottenham Fulham F.C 3-1
1948-49 West Ham Chelsea 2-1 (replay after 1-1 draw)
1949-50 Chelsea Brentford 3-0 (replay after 4-4 draw)
1950-51 Charlton Athletic Brentford 2-1
1951-52 Fulham Charlton Athletic 1-0
1952-53 West Ham United Brentford 2-1
1953-54 Arsenal Chelsea F.C. 3-2 (replay after 1-1 draw)
1954-55 Queens Park Rangers Brentford 2-1
1955-56 Queens Park Rangers Brentford 2-1
1956-57 West Ham Millwall 3-1
1957-58 Arsenal West Ham 3-1
1958-59 Tottenham West Ham 3-1
1959-60 Chelsea TM United 2-1
1960-61 Chelsea Arsenal 3-1
1961-62 Arsenal Millwall 3-1
1962-63 Arsenal Chelsea 4-1
1963-64 Tottenham Chelsea 2-0
1964-65 Brentford Chelsea 2-1
1965-66 Queens Park Rangers Arsenal 4-0
1966-67 Brentford Fulham 2-1 (replay)
1967-68 West Ham Dagenham 3-1
1968-69 West Ham Tottenham 3-2 (replay after 2-2 draw)
1969-70 Arsenal Wimbledon 2-1
1970-71 Tottenham Wimbledon 1-0
1971-72 Leyton Dagenham 2-1 (replay after 1-1 draw)
1972-73 Leyton Enfield 1893 2-1
1973-74 Tottenham Hayes 5-0

Results of finals during the revived period[4]

Season Winners Runners-up Final result
1990-91 Carshalton Athletic Welling United 4-2
1991-92 Welling United Dulwich Hamlet 2-0
1992-93 Leyton Orient Barnet 3-2
1993-94 Uxbridge Welling United 3-0
1994-95 St Albans City Fisher '93 6-0
1995-96 Bromley Leyton Pennant 3-2
1996-97 Uxbridge Leyton Pennant 1-0 (after 3-3 draw)
1997-98 Boreham Wood Uxbridge 3-1
1998-99 Dulwich Hamlet Uxbridge 3-2
1999-00 Uxbridge Dulwich Hamlet 2-2, 25-24 pens

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References[edit]

  1. ^ London FA County Cups introduction
  2. ^ Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopaedia. Yore Publications. p. 82. ISBN 1 874427 57 7. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ List of winners of discontinued County Cups (Word Document)