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 West Ham United, 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
1908–09 Millwall Leyton 2–0
1909–10 Fulham Tottenham Hotspur 4–1
1910–11 Tottenham Hotspur Fulham 2–1
1911–12 Clapton Orient Millwall 3–0
1912–13 Crystal Palace West Ham United 1–0 (replay after 0–0 draw)
1913–14 Crystal Palace Tottenham Hotspur 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 Clapton Orient 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 United Clapton Orient 2–1
1925–26 West Ham United Arsenal 2–1
1926–27 Chelsea Clapton Orient 2–1
1927–28 Millwall Leyton 6–3
1928–29 Tottenham Hotspur Millwall 5–1
1929–30 West Ham United Brentford 2–1
1930–31 Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur 2–1
1931–32 Fulham Crystal Palace 2–1
1932–33 Queens Park Rangers West Ham United 3–0
1933–34 Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur 4–0
1934–35 Brentford Millwall 2–1
1935–36 Arsenal Brentford 4–2
1936–37 Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal 1–0
1937–38 Millwall Crystal Palace 4–0
1938–39 Queens Park Rangers Tottenham Hotspur 3–1
1939–1946 Tournament was not held due to World War II
1946–47 West Ham United Crystal Palace 3–2
1947–48 Tottenham Hotspur Fulham 3–1
1948–49 West Ham United 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 3–2 (replay after 1–1 draw)
1954–55 Arsenal West Ham United 2–1
1955–56 Queens Park Rangers Brentford 2–1
1956–57 West Ham United Millwall 3–1
1957–58 Arsenal West Ham United 3–1
1958–59 Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United 3–1
1959–60 Chelsea Tooting & Mitcham United 2–1
1960–61 Chelsea Arsenal 3–1
1961–62 Arsenal Millwall 3–1
1962–63 Arsenal Chelsea 4–1
1963–64 Tottenham Hotspur 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 United Dagenham 3–1
1968–69 West Ham United Tottenham Hotspur 3–2 (replay after 2–2 draw)
1969–70 Arsenal Wimbledon 2–1
1970–71 Tottenham Hotspur Wimbledon 1–0
1971–72 Orient Dagenham 2–1 (replay after 1–1 draw)
1972–73 Orient Enfield 2–1
1973–74 Tottenham Hotspur 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 2–1 AET FT 1–1
1999-00 Uxbridge Dulwich Hamlet 2–2, 5–4 pens

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Riding County Football Association". Archived from the original on 13 March 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopaedia. Yore Publications. p. 82. ISBN 1 874427 57 7. 
  3. ^ "Arsenal in the London Challenge Cup". Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  4. ^ List of winners of discontinued County Cups (Word Document)