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1879 FA Cup Final

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Champion  Old Etonians F.C.
Event  1878–79 FA Cup
Date  29 March 1879
1879 FA Cup Final
Venue  Kennington Oval, London
Similar  1873 FA Cup Final, 1888 FA Cup Final, 1913 FA Cup Final

The 1879 FA Cup Final was contested by Old Etonians and Clapham Rovers at the Kennington Oval, London Borough of Lambeth, South London. Old Etonians won 1–0, the only goal scored by Charles Clerke.


Although Clapham dominated the early stages of the final, with Norman Bailey having two attempts on target, Herbert Whitfeld continued to run at the Clapham defenders with little assistance from his colleagues. After a goalless first-half, the only goal of the game came after 59 minutes, when Charles Clerke scored from close range following a run from Harry Goodhart. The old Etonians thus claimed the cup for the first time in what was considered to be "the poorest FA Cup Final to date".


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