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Lancashire F.A. meeting (April 12, 1893)


April 12, 1893
A meeting of the executive of the Lancashire Association was held at Blackburn on Wednesday night, Mr. D.B. Woolfall in the chair. The secretary’s action in fixing the Junior Cup final next Saturday at Ewood Park was confirmed.

Offers from the Blackburn Rovers, Everton, Ardwick, Accrington and Burnley Clubs were received for the use of their grounds in the final tie on April 22, between Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers, and ultimately Ewood Park, Blackburn, was selected, the officials being – referee, C.J. Hughes; linesmen, R.E. Lythgoe and S. Ormerod.

Preston North End objected to pay Everton their share of the gate in the first cup tie, which was ordered to be replayed. North End considered that as it was not a cup tie the receipts should not be divided on cup tie terms, especially the receipts from the Stand and members, but it was resolved that Everton were entitled to the half of the takings.

It was resolved that the resolution passed in the case of the Bury v. Bolton Wanderers protest, in which the cup tie was ordered to be replayed owing to the encroachment of the spectators, be not considered a precedent.
(Sporting Life: April 15, 1893)

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