|Event||1879–80 FA Cup|
|Date||9 April 1881|
|Venue||Kennington Oval, London|
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. In the event, the Old Carthusians won convincingly, with goals from Edward Wynyard, Edward Parry, and Alexander Todd.