1898 FA Cup Final
Nottingham Forest posing with the trophy
|Event||1897–98 FA Cup|
|Date||16 April 1898|
|Venue||Crystal Palace, London|
The 1898 FA Cup Final was contested by Nottingham Forest and Derby County at Crystal Palace. Forest won 3–1, with goals from Arthur Capes (2) and John McPherson. Steve Bloomer scored for Derby. Numbered seats in the pavilion were 10s. 6d. Numbered seats in the covered stands were 5s.
Forest went ahead early after a goal from Capes, but Bloomer scored an equalizer with a header. The turning point was near the midway point. Richards tried to lob from a Mcinnes cross, but Fryer was easily first to it. The custodian, however, dropped the ball at the feet of Capes, who turned it in to the empty net. Forest lost a player with an injury, but McPherson killed off the contest.
|Nottingham Forest||3–1||Derby County|
|Capes 19' 42'
Derby County