January 7, 1888
Match: FA Cup, Fifth Round, at Barley Bank.
Darwen – Blackburn Rovers 0-3 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. Stacey (Sheffield FA).
Darwen (2-3-5): William Holden, Joe Marsden, John Leach, Richard Thornber, David Owen, Tim Marsden, Strachan, Howard Shorrock, Tot Rostron, Robert Smith, Jim Shorrock.
Blackburn Rovers (2-3-5): Herbie Arthur, Joe Beverley, Fergie Suter, Lol Heyes, Jimmy Douglas, Jack Barton, Nat Walton, Walter Rushton, Jack Southworth, Edgar Chadwick, Billy Townley.
The goals: 0-1 Heyes, 0-2 Southworth, 0-3 Townley.
** Joe Marsden made his return from a broken collar bone, but injured his collar bone again early in the first half, leaving Darwen with 10 players.