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1898 FA Cup Final

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Referee  J Lewis
Date  16 April 1898
Event  1897–98 FA Cup
Champion  Nottingham Forest F.C.
Attendance  62,017
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Venue  Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Similar  1900 FA Cup Final, 1893 FA Cup Final, 1904 FA Cup Final, 1907 FA Cup Final, 1925 FA Cup Final

The 1898 FA Cup Final was contested by Nottingham Forest and Derby County at Crystal Palace. Forest won 3–1, with goals from Arthur Capes (2) and John McPherson. Steve Bloomer scored for Derby. Numbered seats in the pavilion were 10s. 6d. Numbered seats in the covered stands were 5s.

Summary

Forest went ahead early after a goal from Capes, but Bloomer scored an equalizer with a header. The turning point was near the midway point. Richards tried to lob from a Mcinnes cross, but Fryer was easily first to it. The custodian, however, dropped the ball at the feet of Capes, who turned it in to the empty net. Forest lost a player with an injury, but McPherson killed off the contest.

References

1898 FA Cup Final Wikipedia


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