1876–77 FA Cup

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FA Cup 1876–77
Country England
Teams 37
Defending champions Wanderers
Champions Wanderers
Runners-up Oxford University

The Football Association Challenge Cup 1876–77 was the sixth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Thirty-seven teams entered, five more than the previous season, although five of the thirty-seven never played a match.

Format[edit]

First Round: 36 teams (Queen's Park getting a bye) would play.

Second Round: 18 teams (with Queen's Park still having a bye) would play

Third Round: The 10 remaining teams would play a game.

Fourth Round: 4 teams, with Wanderers getting a bye would play for a spot in the semifinal

Semi-Final: 2 of the 3 remaining teams would play for a chance to play Oxford University (after getting a bye) in the final

Final: Oxford University would face the Semi-FInal for the chance to win their second FA Cup


First round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Southall Walkover Old Wykehamists
Sheffield Walkover Trojans
Barnes Walkover Old Etonians
Royal Engineers 2–1 Old Harrovians 4 November 1876
Clapham Rovers 5–0 Reigate Priory 11 November 1876
Queen's Park Bye
Upton Park 7–0 Leyton 28 October 1876
Wanderers Walkover Saffron Walden Town
South Norwood 4–1 Saxons 4 November 1876
Oxford University Walkover Old Salopians
Shropshire Wanderers Walkover Druids
Pilgrims 4–1 Ramblers 14 October 1876
Swifts 2–0 Reading Hornets 4 November 1876
Cambridge University Walkover High Wycombe
Panthers 3–0 Wood Grange 8 November 1876
105th Regiment 3–0 1st Surrey Rifles 11 November 1876
Herts Rangers 1–2 Marlow 4 November 1876
Rochester 5–0 Highbury Union 4 November 1876
Forest School 4–1 Gresham 4 November 1876

Second round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Royal Engineers 3–0 Shropshire Wanderers 9 December 1876
Marlow 1–0 Forest School 29 November 1876
Queen's Park Bye
Upton Park 1–0 Barnes 9 December 1876
Wanderers 6–0 Southall 16 December 1876
South Norwood 0–7 Sheffield 2 December 1876
Oxford University 6–1 105th Regiment 14 December 1876
Pilgrims 1–0 Panthers 9 December 1876
Cambridge University 2–1 Clapham Rovers 16 December 1876
Rochester 1–0 Swifts 16 December 1876

Third round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Royal Engineers 1–0 Sheffield 20 January 1877
Upton Park 2–2 Marlow 24 January 1877
Wanderers 3–0 Pilgrims 20 January 1877
Oxford University Walkover Queen's Park
Cambridge University 4–0 Rochester 3 February 1877

Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Upton Park 1–0 Marlow 27 January 1877

Fourth round[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Wanderers Bye
Oxford University 0–0 Upton Park 24 February 1877
Cambridge University 1–0 Royal Engineers 17 February 1877

Replay[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Date
Oxford University 1–0 Upton Park 10 March 1877

Semi-Finals[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Venue Date
Wanderers 1–0 Cambridge University Kennington Oval 20 March 1877
Oxford University Bye

Final[edit]

Home Club Score Away Club Attendance Venue Date
Wanderers 2–1 (a.e.t.) Oxford University 3,000 Kennington Oval 24 March 1877

References[edit]