March 16, 1872
Match: English FA Cup, Final, at Kennington Oval, kick-off: 15:05.
Wanderers – Royal Engineers 1-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. Alfred Stair (Upton Park); umpires: Messrs. J.H. Giffard and K. Kirkpatrick.
Wanderers (1-1-8): Reginald Courtenay Welch, Edgar Lubbock, Albert Thompson, Charles Alcock, Edward Bowen, Alex Bonsor, Morton Betts, William Crake, Thomas Hooman, Robert Vidal, Charles Wollaston.
Royal Engineers (2-1-7): William Merriman, Francis Marindin, George Addison, Alfred Goodwyn, Hugh Mitchell, Edmund Cresswell, Henry Renny-Tailyour, Henry Rich, Herbert Muirhead, Edmond Cotter, Adam Bogle.
The goal: 1-0 Betts (15 min.).
** Note that the goalscorer Morton Betts played under the name “E. Chequers.”
Categories: English FA Cup Finals