FA Cup
1878–79
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Region England
Number of teams 43
Defending champions Wanderers
Champions Old Etonians
Runner-up Clapham Rovers
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The Football Association Challenge Cup 1878–79 was the eighth staging of the FA Cup, England's oldest football tournament. Forty-three teams entered, although six of the forty-three never actually played a match.

First round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen Walkover Birch
Reading 1–0 Hendon 9 November 1878
Sheffield 1–1 Grantham 28 October 1878
Barnes 1–1 Maidenhead 19 October 1878
Royal Engineers 3–0 Old Foresters 9 November 1878
Clapham Rovers Walkover Finchley
Upton Park 5–0 Saffron Walden Town 30 October 1878
Wanderers 2–7 Old Etonians 9 November 1878
South Norwood Walkover Leyton
Oxford University 7–0 Wednesbury Strollers 2 November 1878
Swifts 2–1 Hawks 9 November 1878
Cambridge University 2–0 Herts Rangers 9 November 1878
Panthers Walkover Runnymede
Forest School 7–2 Rochester 2 November 1878
Old Harrovians 8–0 Southill Park 2 November 1878
Notts County 1–3 Nottingham Forest 16 November 1878
Remnants Walkover Unity
Minerva Walkover 105th Regiment
Eagley Bye
Romford 3–1 Ramblers 2 November 1878
Grey Friars 2–1 Marlow 9 November 1878
Brentwood 1–3 Pilgrims 9 November 1878

First Round Replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Grantham 1–3 Sheffield 16 November 1878
Maidenhead 0–4 Barnes 9 November 1878

Second round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 0–0 Eagley 7 December 1878
Reading 0–1 Old Etonians 18 December 1878
Barnes 3–2 Upton Park 4 January 1879
Clapham Rovers 10–1 Forest School 7 December 1878
Oxford University 4–0 Royal Engineers 7 December 1878
Swifts 3–1 Romford 21 December 1878
Cambridge University 3–0 South Norwood 4 December 1878
Old Harrovians 3–0 Panthers 21 December 1878
Remnants 6–2 Pilgrims 21 December 1878
Nottingham Forest 2–0 Sheffield 21 December 1878
Grey Friars 0–3 Minerva 7 December 1878

Second Round Replay

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Darwen 4–1 Eagley 21 December 1878

Third round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Clapham Rovers 1–0 Cambridge University 6 February 1879
Oxford University 2–1 Barnes 6 February 1879
Old Etonians 5–2 Minerva 11 January 1879
Swifts Bye
Old Harrovians 0–2 Nottingham Forest 28 January 1878
Remnants 2–3 Darwen 30 January 1879

Fourth round

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Clapham Rovers 8–1 Swifts 8 March 1879
Old Etonians 5–5 Darwen 13 February 1879
Nottingham Forest 2–1 Oxford University 25 February 1879

Fourth Round Replays

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 2–2 Darwen 8 March 1879
Old Etonians 6–2 Darwen 15 March 1879

Semi finals

Home Club Score Away Club Date
Clapham Rovers Bye
Old Etonians 2–1 Nottingham Forest 22 March 1879

Final

Main article: 1879 FA Cup Final
Home Club Score Away Club Date
Old Etonians 1–0 Clapham Rovers 29 March 1879

References

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