1887–88 Welsh Cup

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1887–88 Football Association of Wales Challenge Cup
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The Welsh Cup
Country  Wales
Defending champions Chirk AAA
Champions Chirk AAA
Runners-up Newtown

The 1887–88 Welsh Cup was the eleventh season of the Welsh Cup, the cup was won by Chirk AAA who defeated Newtown 5–0 in the final, at Owens Field, Chester Road, Wrexham.

First round[1][edit]

Home Result Away Remarks
Vale of Llangollen 5-0 Wrexham Excelsior
Wrexham Olympic 4-0 Alyn White Stars
Druids 3-0 Rhostyllen Victoria
Chirk Bye
Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Oswestry
Newtown 9-0 Wem White Stars
Ellesmere 0-8 Welshpool Protest: Welshpool dismissed
Llanfyllin Bye
Davenham 2-0 Chester St Oswalds
Crewe Alexandra 2-3 Northwich Victoria
Over Wanderers Bye
Bangor 3-1 Llandudno
Porthmadog 3-1 Corwen
Mold 0-1 Ruthin Mold found in next round.

Second round[1][edit]

Home Result Away Remarks
Wrexham Olympic 4-1 Vale of Llangollen Protest: Late start and ground not enclosed - Wrexham refused to replay.
Druids 1-2 Chirk
Oswestry 6-0 Ellesmere
Newtown Llanfyllin Result not found, Newtown progressed.
Northwich Victoria 3-0 Over Wanderers
Bangor 1-2 Mold
Davenham Bye
Porthmadog

Third Round[1][edit]

Home Result Away Remarks
Chirk 3-1 Vale of Llangollen
Newtown 3-1 Oswestry
Northwich Victoria 2-0 Davenham
Mold w/o Porthmadog Porthmadog withdrew

Semi Final[1][edit]

Winner Result Runner Up Venue Remarks
Chirk 5-0 Northwich Victoria Chester 17th March 1888.[2]
Newtown 2-0 Mold Oswestry 24th February 1888, crowd 1,000[3]

Final[4][5][edit]

Winner Result Runner Up Venue Crowd
Chirk 5-0 Newtown Owens Field, Chester Road, Wrexham 3,000
Chirk 5 – 0 Newtown
W Owen x2Goal
G OwenGoal
DaviesGoal
G GriffithsGoal
Owens Field, Chester Road, Wrexham
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mr Darley (Blackburn)
Chirk
Newtown

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Garland, Ian (1991). The History of the Welsh Cup 1877-1993. Bridge Books. ISBN 1-872424-37-6. 

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