Gloucestershire Cup

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Gloucestershire Cup
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Organising body Gloucestershire County FA
Founded 1887
Abolished 1996
Region Gloucestershire
Number of teams various
Related competitions Gloucestershire Senior Cup
Last champions Bristol City
(54th title)
Most successful club(s) Bristol City
(54 titles)

Gloucestershire Cup was the informal name of an association football competition held under the auspices of the Gloucestershire County Football Association on 99 occasions from 1887 to 1996. The full name of the competition changed over time: originally the Gloucestershire Football Association Challenge Cup, the introduction of a Junior tournament two years later led to it being renamed the Gloucestershire Football Association Senior Challenge Cup in 1889,[1] then after the advent of professionalism in football it became the Gloucestershire Senior Professional Cup.

It was originally a knockout tournament open to teams in Gloucestershire, but from 1907–08 became an annual match between the first teams of Bristol Rovers and Bristol City.[2]


Creation[edit]

The Montpelier Hotel, visible at the top of the hill, was the birthplace of the Gloucestershire Cup

The Gloucestershire cup was created by Charles Lacy Sweet of Clifton Association F.C. after a meeting in September 1887. Present at the meeting were representatives from Clifton Association, Eastville Rovers (later to become Bristol Rovers), Globe (a team made up of Old Elizabethans), Southville, and church teams St Agnes, St George and St Simon.

The draw for the first edition of the competition was held at the Montpelier Hotel in Bristol on 5 October 1887 and featured seven entrants. Eastville Rovers were awarded a bye into the second round, while the first round ties drawn were Clifton v St Agnes, Globe v Southville, and Warmley v St George.[3]

1887–88 tournament[edit]

First Round Semi-finals Final
       
 Warmley  2
 St George  1  
 Warmley  8
Second replay
     Globe  1  
 Globe  1
Replay, at St George
 Southville  0  
 Warmley  1
     
   Clifton  4
   
at St George
     
 Eastville Rovers  1
     Clifton  4  
 Clifton  5
 St Agnes  0  
 

Knockout tournament[edit]

List of tournament finals[edit]

Season Final # Date Winner[A] Score Runner-up Goalscorers Att. Venue Ref
1887–88 1 10 March 1888 Clifton 1–1 Warmley J.R. Riddell (Warmley); H.H. Francis (Clifton) 2,000 St George [4]
1 (replay) 17 March 1888 Clifton (1) 4–1 Warmley A.B. Colthurst (2), C.H. Russell (2) (Clifton); Unknown (Warmley) 2,000 St George [5]
1888–89 2 6 April 1889 Eastville Rovers (1) 1–0 Warmley W. Perrin 3,000 St George [6]
1889–90 3 22 March 1890 Clifton (2) 5–0 St George R. Barlow, A.T. Hingston, R. Innes-Pocock, H.H. Francis 2,500 St George [7][8]
1890–91 4 28 March 1891 Bedminster (1) 2–0 Warmley Griffiths, H.J. Batchelor 3,000 St George [9]
1891–92 5 12 March 1892 Warmley (1) 2–1 Bedminster Rev A.B. Macfarlane (Bedminster); J. King, G. Peacock (Warmley) 6,000 Kingswood [10]
1892–93 6 1 April 1893 Warmley (2) 4–1 Gloucester N. Britton (2), G. Peacock, W. Phipps (Warmley); W. Sessions (Gloucester) 3,500 Kingswood [11]
1893–94 7 31 March 1894 St George (1) 3–1 Eastville Rovers W. Britton (2), D.S. Gerrish (St George); H. Horsey (Eastville) 4,000 Kingswood [12]
1894–95 8 15 April 1895 St George (2) 4–3 Gloucester Winstone, Whippie, Harris, Britton (St George); Stout (2), Fielding (Gloucester) Large Kingswood [13]
1895–96 9 6 April 1896 Warmley (3) 1–0 Eastville Rovers Bowler 6,000 St George [14]
1896–97 10 19 April 1897 Warmley (4) 2–0 Bedminster P. Britton, Stone 7,000 St George [15][16]
1897–98 11 11 April 1898 Bristol City (1) 2–1 Warmley Caie, Higgins (Bristol City); Bishop (Warmley) 12,000 Eastville [17]
1898–99 12 3 April 1899 Bristol City (2) 2–1 Bristol Rovers Langham, Murphy (City); Brown (Rovers) 12,000 St George [18]
1899–1900 13 30 April 1900 Bedminster (2) 3–1 Bristol City Boucher, Lewis, Geddes (Bedminster); Russell (Bristol City) 2,000 Eastville [19]
1900–01 14 29 April 1901 Bristol City (3) 4–0 Bristol Rovers Fulton (2), Wilson, McDougall 2,800 St John's Lane [20][21]
1901–02[B] 15 31 March 1902 Bristol Rovers 0–0 Bristol City 18,000 Eastville [22]
15 (replay) 23 April 1902 Bristol City 0–0 Bristol Rovers 4,000 St John's Lane [23]
1902–03 16 13 April 1903 Bristol Rovers 0–0 Bristol City 11,790 Eastville [24][21]
16 (1st replay) 20 April 1903 Bristol Rovers 1–1 Bristol City Corbett (Rovers); Banks (City) 3,000 St John's Lane [25]
16 (2nd replay) 29 April 1903 Bristol Rovers (2) 4–2 Bristol City Corbett (2), Marriott, Dunn (pen.) (Rovers); Banks (2) (City) 5,000 St John's Lane [26]
1903–04 17 4 April 1904 Bristol City (4) 2–1 Bristol Rovers Corbett, Jones (City); Beats (Rovers) 10,537 St John's Lane [27][21]
1904–05 18 24 April 1905 Bristol Rovers 2–2 Bristol City Capes, Fenton (City); Beats, Smith (Rovers) 10,000 Eastville [28]
18 (replay) 28 April 1905 Bristol Rovers (3) 3–1 Bristol City Beats, Dunkley, Lewis (Rovers); Fisher (City) 3,000 Ashton Gate [29]
1905–06 19 16 April 1906 Bristol City (5) 4–0 Bristol Rovers Bennett, Burton, Gilligan, Wedlock 8,000 Ashton Gate [30]
1906–07 20 1 April 1907 Bristol City (6) 2–0 Bristol Rovers Gilligan (2) 11,000 Eastville [31]

^[A] The cumulative number of cup wins for each team is shown in brackets.
^[B] The title was shared between Bristol Rovers and Bristol City in 1901–02 after two matches were played and drawn.[32]

Summary of tournament winners[edit]

It is arguable which team was the most successful of the tournament era. Bristol City's six wins and three runners-up places put them clearly ahead of any other team, but two of these wins and one second place came prior to their merger with Bedminster in 1900. The Western Daily Press at the time clearly considered the merged team to be a new club, distinct from the original, which would make Warmley the most successful team, with four wins and four second places.

Team Wins Runners-up
Bristol City 6
(1898, 1899, 1901, 1904, 1906, 1907)
3
(1900, 1903, 1905)
Warmley 4
(1892, 1893, 1896, 1897)
4
(1888, 1889, 1891, 1898)
Bristol/Eastville Rovers 3
(1889, 1903, 1905)
7
(1894, 1896, 1899, 1901, 1904, 1906, 1907)
Bedminster 2
(1891, 1900)
2
(1892, 1897)
St George 2
(1894, 1895)
1
(1890)
Clifton 2
(1888, 1890)
0
Gloucester 0 2
(1893, 1895)
No outright winner 1
(1902)

Bristol City v Bristol Rovers matches[edit]

There was a growing feeling among teams participating in the tournament that the dominance shown by City and Rovers meant that all other entrants were going into the competition each year knowing that they had no hope of winning. A solution to this problem was put forward at the annual meeting of the Gloucestershire County Football Association (GFA), held at the Crown & Dove Hotel in central Bristol on 2 August 1907. Mr W.H. Haskins, secretary of the GFA, proposed the creation of an intermediate cup competition for teams who were too accomplished to take part in the Junior Cup, but who were unable to compete with Rovers and City in the Senior competition. The proposal carried with unanimous support in the room.[33] From this point on the Senior Cup would be contested by Rovers and City only each year.

The change in the format of the competition coincided with a move from the final's traditional place in the calendar on Easter Monday, enabling more flexibility with the scheduling of matches.[34]

List of Bristol City v Bristol Rovers match results[edit]

Season Final # Date Winner Score Scorers Att. Venue Ref
1907–08 21 29 April 1908 Bristol City 2–0 Burton, Maxwell 9,000 Ashton Gate [34]
1908–09[α] 22 1 September 1909 Draw 1–1 McKenzie (City); Corbett (Rovers) 10,000 Eastville [35]
22 (1st replay) 13 October 1909 Draw 1–1 Cowell (City); Corbett (Rovers) 3,000 Ashton Gate [36]
22 (2nd replay) 26 January 1910 Bristol City 2–1 Cowell, Radford (City); Roberts (Rovers) 2,000 Eastville [37]
1909–10 23 6 April 1910 Bristol City 2–0 Foster (2) 1,000 Ashton Gate [38]
1910–11 24 19 April 1911 Bristol City 1–0 Foster 4,000 Eastville [39]
1911–12 25 3 February 1912 Bristol City 1–0 Copestake 8,966 Ashton Gate [40]
1912–13 26 25 March 1913 Bristol Rovers 1–0 Brogan 10,000 Eastville [41]
1913–14 27 14 April 1914 Bristol City 2–0 Brown, Harris 9,000 Ashton Gate [42]
World War I (1914–1918)
1919–20 28 24 September 1919 Bristol City 4–0 Neesam (2), Howarth (2) 7,000 Eastville [43]
1920–21 29 29 September 1920 Bristol City 1–0 Banfield 12,000 Ashton Gate [44]
1921–22 30 1 May 1922 Bristol City 2–0 Fairclough, Pocock 9,000 Eastville [45]
1922–23 31 16 April 1923 Abandoned after 80 minutes due to poor light with City winning 3–1 8,000 Ashton Gate [46]
31 (replay) 7 May 1923 Bristol City 1–0 aet Smith 4,991 Ashton Gate [47]
1923–24 32 30 April 1924 Draw 1–1 Walsh (City); Phillips (Rovers) 7,396 Eastville [48]
32 (replay) 5 May 1924 Bristol City 2–0 Walsh, Torrance 6,091 Ashton Gate [49]
1924–25 33 27 April 1925 Draw 1–1 Whatmore (Rovers); Walsh (City) 5,102 Ashton Gate [50]
33 (replay) 29 April 1925 Bristol Rovers 2–0 Phillips, Morgan 4,123 Eastville [51]
1925–26 34 19 April 1926 Bristol City 4–1 Keating (3), Paul (City); Holcroft (Rovers) 3,500 Eastville [52]
1926–27 35 1 January 1927 Bristol City 4–0 Walsh (2, 1 pen), Keating, Martin 9,601 Ashton Gate [53]
1927–28 36 10 April 1928 Bristol Rovers 1–0 Ormston 7,600 Eastville [54]
1928–29 37 19 September 1928 Bristol City 2–0 Barber, Williams 6,923 Ashton Gate [55]
1929–30 38 30 September 1929 Draw 0–0 3,000 Eastville [56]
38 (replay) 22 April 1930 Bristol City 4–1 Vials (2), Johnson, Homer (City); Phillips (Rovers) 3,962 Ashton Gate [57]
1930–31 39 1 October 1930 Bristol City 3–1 Townrow, Homer (pen), Elliott (City); Dennis (pen) (Rovers) 5,000 Ashton Gate [58]
1931–32 40 9 September 1931 Bristol City 1–0 Elliott 11,000 Eastville [59]
1932–33 41 14 September 1932 Draw 3–3 Irving, Eyres, Jackson (Rovers); Homer (2), Bowen (City) 7,000 Ashton Gate [60]
41 (replay) 24 April 1933 Bristol City 4–3 Scriven (2), Loftus, Bowen (City); Stoddart, Wyper, McNestry (Rovers) 5,000 Eastville [61]
1933–34 42 13 September 1933 Draw 0–0 8,361 Eastville [62]
42 (replay) 3 April 1934 Bristol City 2–1 Riley (2) (City); Havelock (Rovers) 7,000 Ashton Gate [63]
1934–35 43 26 September 1934 Bristol Rovers 2–1 Smith (2, 1 pen) (Rovers); Riley (City) 5,216 Ashton Gate [64]
1935–36 44 25 September 1935 Bristol Rovers 3–1 Crisp, Wildsmith, Harwood (Rovers); Bradford (City) 6,293 Eastville [65]
1936–37 45 9 September 1936 Bristol City 1–0 Haycox 5,000 Ashton Gate [66]
1937–38 46 27 September 1937 Bristol Rovers 2–1 McArthur (2) (Rovers); Brain (City) 3,648 Eastville [67]
1938–39 47 21 September 1938 Bristol City 3–0 Clayton (2), Gallacher 2,500 Ashton Gate [68]
World War II (1939–1945)
1944–45 48 26 December 1944 Bristol City 5–0 Clark (4), Owen 9,048 Eastville [69]
1945–46 49 24 September 1945 Bristol City 3–1 Collins, Clark, Curran (City); Lambden (Rovers) 7,962 Ashton Gate [70]
1946–47 50 26 May 1947 Draw 2–2 Leamon, Hodges (Rovers); Clark, Collins (City) 17,151 Eastville [71]
50 (replay) 7 June 1947 Bristol City 2–0 Williams, Thomas 11,434 Ashton Gate [72]
1947–48 51 8 May 1948 Bristol Rovers 2–1 Morgan, Watkins (Rovers); Clark (City) 16,000 Ashton Gate [73]
1948–49 52 14 May 1949 Bristol Rovers 2–0 Lambden, Morgan 15,111 Eastville [74]
1949–50 53 13 May 1950 Bristol City 2–0 Williams (2) 17,000 Ashton Gate [75]
1950–51 54 12 May 1951 Shared 1–1 Lambden (Rovers); Boxley (City) 16,673 Eastville [76]
1951–52 55 10 May 1952 Bristol City 2-1 Jimmy Rogers, Cyril Williams
1952–53 56 8 May 1953 Bristol City 2-0 John Ayteo, Alois Eisentrager
1953–54 57 3 May 1954 Shared 2-2 Alois Eisentrager, Cyril WIlliams
1954–55 58 2 May 1955 Bristol Rovers 2-1 John Atyeo
1955–56 59 30 April 1956 Bristol Rovers 1-0
1956–57 60 29 April 1957 Bristol City 2-1 John Atyeo, Dermot Curtis
1957–58 61 29 April 1958 Bristol City 4-1 Bobby Etheridge (2), Dermot Curtis, John Atyeo
1958–59 62 4 May 1959 Shared 1-1 Bert Tindill
1959–60 63 2 May 1960 Bristol City 3–2 Atyeo (2), Rogers (City); Biggs (2) (Rovers) 7,195 Ashton Gate
1960–61 64 1 May 1961 Bristol City 3-1 John Atyeo (2), Jantzen Derrick
1961–62 65 1 May 1962 Bristol City 3-1 Brian Clark (3)
1962–63 66 23 May 1963 Bristol Rovers 2-1 Jantzen Derrick
1963–64 67 28 April 1964 Shared 2-2 Gordon Low, Bobby Williams
1964–65 68 26 April 1965 Bristol Rovers 3-2 Terry Bush, Brian Clark
1965–66 69 12 May 1966 Bristol Rovers 1-0
1966–67 70 9 May 1967 Bristol City 3-0 Chris Crowe, Tony Ford, Roger Peters
1967–68 71 14 May 1968 Shared 1-1 Gerry Sharpe
1968–69 72 28 April 1969 Bristol City 5-0 John Galley, Chris Garland, Bobby Kellard, Gerry Sharpe, Alan Skirton
1969–70 73 22 April 1970 Bristol City 2-1 Bobby Kellard (2)
1970–71 74 4 May 1971 Shared 1-1 Keith Fear
1971–72 75 9 May 1972 Bristol Rovers 1–1
(4–2 pen)
Allan (Rovers); Emanuel (City) 13,137 Ashton Gate [77]
1972–73 76 1 May 1973 Bristol City 2–2
(5–3 pen)
Gerry Gow (2)
1973–74 77 29 April 1974 Bristol Rovers 2-0
1974–75 78 29 April 1975 Bristol Rovers 2–1 aet Gary Collier
1975–76 79 4 May 1976 Bristol City 3–2 aet Jimmy Mann (2), Paul Cheesley
1976–77 80 24 May 1977 Bristol City 1-0 Jimmy Mann
1977–78 81 2 May 1978 Bristol City 3-0 Kevin Mabbutt (2), Jimmy Mann
1978–79 82 15 May 1979 Bristol City 2-0 Gerry Gow, Jimmy Mann
1979–80 83 6 May 1980 Bristol City 1-0 Howard Pritchard
1980–81 84 5 May 1981 Bristol City 1–0 aet Kevin Mabbutt
1981–82 85 8 September 1981 Bristol Rovers 1-0
1982–83 86 21 September 1982 Bristol Rovers 2-1 Gary WIlliams
1983–84 87 20 September 1983 Bristol Rovers 3–2 aet Howard Pritchard, Glyn Riley [78]
1984–85 88 21 May 1985 Bristol Rovers 3–1 aet Alan Walsh, Steve White, Paul Bannon, Nick Tanner
1985–86 89 9 September 1985 Bristol City 1–0 Steve Johnson (pen) [79]
1986–87[β] 90 2 December 1987 Bristol City 2–1 Paul Fitzpatrick (pen), Mike Tanner
1987–88 91 15 March 1988 Bristol City 3–1 Paul Fitzpatrick, Steve Galliers, John Pender
1988–89 92 17 August 1988 Bristol Rovers 3–0 Mehew, White
1989–90 93 8 August 1989 Bristol Rovers 2–1 David Smith
1990–91 94 15 August 1990 Bristol City 4–1 David Smith, Gary Shelton, Nicky Morgan (2)
1991–92 95 7 August 1991 Bristol City 3–2 Purnell, Mehew (Rovers), Bob Taylor (2), Rob Edwards (City)
1992–93 96 5 August 1992 Bristol Rovers 2–1 Cole (City), Mehew, Stewart (Rovers)
1993–94 97 5 August 1993 Bristol Rovers 1–1
(5–3 pen)
Clark (Rovers), Bryant (City)
1994–95 98 3 August 1994 Bristol Rovers 0–0
(11–10 pen)
1995–96 99 6 August 1996 Bristol City 1–0 Goater

^[α] The 1908–09 final was held over to the beginning of the following season due to fixture congestion suffered by City.
^[β] The 1986–87 final was held over to the following season.

Total Bristol City wins: 53 Total Bristol Rovers wins: 27

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