1885–86 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
1885–86 season
Secretary John Bentley
FA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
All: Fallon

The 1885–86 season was the fourth season in which Bolton Wanderers competed in a senior competitive football competition. The club entered the FA Cup in October 1885, but were knocked out in the third round by Preston North End and subsequently disqualified for professionalism.

F.A. Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

10 October 1885 Round 1 Eagley H 6 – 0 Gregory, Fallon (2), Hough, Bullough, Own goal
21 November 1885 Round 2 Rawtenstall A 3 – 3[1]
12 December 1885 Round 3 Preston North End H 2 – 3[2] Davenport, Struthers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ No record of team or goalscorers. Game played by reserves due to first team having a prior engagement. Rawtenstall disqualified for professionalism and having too small a pitch
  2. ^ Both teams disqualified for professionalism