Blackburn Rovers v Darwen 3-1 (FA Cup: December 6, 1879)

December 6, 1879
Match: FA Cup, Second Round, at Alexandra Meadows (Blackburn), kick-off: 15:00.
Blackburn Rovers – Darwen 3-1 (1-1).
Attendance: 5,500; gate receipts: £70.
Referee: Mr. Thomas (Stoke-on-Trent); Umpires: Messrs. H. Ibbotson (Blackburn) and E. Taylor (Darwen).
Blackburn Rovers (2-2-6): Roger Howarth, D.H. Greenwood, A. Birtwistle, Hugh McIntyre, Fred Hargreaves (C), John Duckworth, Richard Birtwistle, Jimmy Brown, George Avery, J. Hargreaves, John Lewis.
Darwen (2-2-6): J. Duxbury, Fergie Suter (C), W. Brindle, W.H. Moorhouse, S. Fish, Tot Rostron, T. Marshall, E. Suter, J. Gledhill, R. Kirkham, T. Bury.
The goals: 1-0 Brown (5 min.), 1-1 Own goal (Howarth, 43 min.), 2-1 J. Hargreaves, 3-1 Brown.

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