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1894 FA Cup Final: Notts County 4 Bolton Wanderers 1

1894 FA Cup Final Score: Notts County 4 Bolton Wanderers 1

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool

Date: Saturday 31st March 1894

Scorers: Notts County – James Logan 3, Arthur Watson. Bolton Wanderers – Jim Cassidy

Notts County Team: George Toone, Fay Harper, Jack Hendry, Charlie Bramley, David Calderhead, Alf Shelton, Arthur Watson, Sam Donnelly, James Logan, Dan Bruce, Harry Daft

Bolton Wanderers Team: John Sutcliffe, John Somerville, Di Jones, Harry Gardiner, Alex Paton, Archie Hughes, Joe Dickinson, Jim Wilson, Robert Tannahill, Handel Bentley, Jim Cassidy

Referee: C. J. Hughes

Attendance: 37,000

notts county football club 1894 fa cup winning team

1984 FA Cup Final Match Report

The Football Association chose Goodison Park, Liverpool, as the 1894 FA Cup Final venue. Every precaution was taken to avoid a repetition of the previous year’s fiasco at Fallowfield. The 37,000 crowd was smaller than anticipated, many people fearful of being hurt in a crush.

Notts County ran away with the Cup, scoring four goals and becoming the first Second Division club to triumph in a final. The score might have been worse, but for John Sutcliffe, the Bolton goalkeeper, whom the County forwards pounded the whole afternoon.

JimmyLogan, playing a superb game at center-forward, was still able to register a hat-trick and thereby equal Townley’s feat for Blackburn in 1890. Arthur Watson was County’s other scorer, and Jim Cassidy replied for Bolton.

Bolton tried their best but was laboring under severe disadvantages. Alex Paton was swathed in bandages, Gardiner wasn’t fit, Bentley was ill, Somerville was troubled with a facial injury and shouldn’t have played, and Hughes got hurt only five minutes after the start.

Notts County, though in the Second Division, were the best side in the country for about six weeks, which, fortunately for them, coincided with the 1894 FA Cup Final.

bolton wanderers 1894 starting lineup

1984 FA Cup Round By Round

First Round

Middlesbrough Ir v Luton T 2-1; Nottingham Forest v Heanor T 1-0; NOTTS COUNTY v Burnley 1-0; Stockport County v Burton Wanderers 0-1; Leicester Fosse v South Shore 2-1; Derby County v Darwen 2-0; Newton Heath v Middlesbrough 4-0; West Bromwich Albion v Blackburn Rovers 2-3; Newcastle United v Sheffield United 2-0; Small Heath v BOLTON WANDERERS 3-4; Liverpool v Grimsby Town 3-0; Preston North End v Reading 18-0; Woolwich Arsenal v Sheffield Wed 1-2; Stoke v Everton 1-0; Sunderland v Accrington Stanley 3-0; Aston Villa v Wolves 4-2

Second Round

Middlesbro Ir v Nott’m Forest 0-2; NOTTS COUNTY v Burton Wand 2-0; Leicester Fosse v Derby Co 0-0, 0-3; Newton Heath v Blackburn R 0-0. 1-5; Newcastle Utd v BOLTON WANDERERS 1-2; Liverpool v PNE 3-2; Sheff Wed v Stoke 1-0; Sunderland v Aston Villa 2-2,1-3

Third Round

Nott’m Forest v NOTTS COUNTY 1-1,1 -4; Derby Co v Blackburn R 1-4; BOLTON WANDERERS v Liverpool 3-0; Sheff Wed v Aston Villa 3-2


NOTTS COUNTY v Blackburn Rovers 1 -0; BOLTON WANDERERS v Sheffield Wednesday 2-1

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