January 7, 1888
Match: FA Cup, Fifth Round, at Kennington Oval, kick-off: 14:15.
Old Carthusians – Bootle 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Major Marindin (the FA); Umpires: Messrs. J. Henderson (Norfolk Harriers and R.E. Hetherington (Casuals).
Old Carthusians (2-3-5): Charles Wreford-Brown, Arthur Melmoth Walters (C), W.A. Locker, T.W. Blenkiron, FJ. Barmby, S.R. Arthur, Walter Henry Ainger, Edmund Samuel Currey, H.C. Price, C.W. Parry, William Nevill Cobbold.
Bootle (2-3-5): J. Jackson, Tom Veitch (C), A. Watson, F. Woods, Johnny Holt, A. Allsop, Job Wilding, B. Lewis, R. Anderson, T. Fenn, W. Hastings.
The goals: 1-0 Cobbold (5 min.), 2-0 Cobbold.
** Bootle’s first match in London against what was describe beforehand as the best team in the South.
** The Carthusians captain, A.M. Walters, twisted his knee badly just before the end of play and was “out for the rest of the season.”
Newspaper advertisement for the FA Cup match between Old Carthusians and Bootle at the Kennington Oval (Sporting Life: January 6, 1888).
Charles Wreford Brown, Old Carthusians (Dundee Evening Telegraph: December 1, 1898):