1881 FA Cup Final

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1881 FA Cup Final
Old carthusians 1881.jpg
Old Carthusians, winning side
Event1880–81 FA Cup
Date9 April 1881
VenueKennington Oval, London
RefereeWilliam Peirce Dix
Attendance4,000 [1]

The 1881 FA Cup Final was contested by Old Carthusians and Old Etonians at the Kennington Oval. Old Carthusians won 3–0, the goals scored by Edward Wynyard, Edward Hagarty Parry, and Alexander Tod.[2]


The final was played at the Kennington Oval on 9 April 1881; this was the Old Carthusians first appearance in the final and the Old Etonians, on their fourth appearance, were expected to win comfortably.[3] In the event, the Old Carthusians won convincingly.[1]

Match details

Old Carthusians3–0Old Etonians
Goal Wynyard, Goal Parry, Goal Tod Report
Attendance: 4,000 [1]
O. Carthusians
Old Etonians
GK Leonard Gillett
DF Walter Norris
DF Sir Elliott Colvin
MF James F. M. Prinsep
MF Sir Joseph Vintcent Jnr.
MF Walter Hansell
FW Lewis Richards
FW William Page
FW Edward Wynyard
FW Edward Hagarty Parry
FW Alexander Tod
GK John Rawlinson
DF Charles Foley
DF Thomas French
MF Hon Arthur Kinnaird
MF R Bryan Farrer
MF Reginald Macaulay
FW Harry Goodhart
FW Herbert Whitfeld
FW Philip Novelli
FW William Anderson
FW John Barrington Chevallier


  1. ^ a b c 1881 Final at Sporting Chronicle (archived, 25 Aug 2007)
  2. ^ a b 1881 Final - Match report at FA-Cup Finals (archived, 21 May 2008)
  3. ^ Gibbons, Philip (2001). Association Football in Victorian England – A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900. Upfront Publishing. pp. 61–62. ISBN 1-84426-035-6.
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