1927–28 FA Cup

1927–28 FA Cup
Country England
Champions Blackburn Rovers
Runners-up Huddersfield Town

The 1927–28 FA Cup was the 53rd staging of the world's oldest football cup competition, the Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup. Blackburn Rovers won the competition for the sixth and (as of 2008) final time, beating Huddersfield Town 3–1 in the final at Wembley.

Matches were scheduled to be played at the stadium of the team named first on the date specified for each round, which was always a Saturday. Some matches, however, might be rescheduled for other days if there were clashes with games for other competitions or the weather was inclement. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played, a replay would take place at the stadium of the second-named team later the same week. If the replayed match was drawn further replays would be held until a winner was determined. If scores were level after 90 minutes had been played in a replay, a 30-minute period of extra time would be played.


Round Date
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 3 September 1927
Preliminary Round Saturday 17 September 1927
First Round Qualifying Saturday 1 October 1927
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 15 October 1927
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 29 October 1927
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 12 November 1927
First Round Proper Saturday 26 November 1927
Second Round Proper Saturday 10 December 1927
Third Round Proper Saturday 14 January 1928
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 28 January 1928
Fifth Round Proper Saturday 18 February 1928
Sixth Round Proper Saturday 3 March 1928
Semi-Finals Saturday 24 March 1928
Final Saturday 21 April 1928

First round proper

At this stage 40 clubs from the Football League Third Division North and South joined the 25 non-league clubs who came through the qualifying rounds. Of those Third Division sides not playing in the First Round Proper, Millwall and Brentford were given a bye to the Third Round, Barrow were entered into the Fourth Qualifying Round (losing 3–1 to Workington), and Torquay United were not involved at any stage of the competition. To make the number of matches up, non-league Northfleet United, Aberdare Athletic and Leyton were given byes to this round. 34 matches were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 26 November 1927. Six matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Darlington4–1Chesterfield26 November 1927
2Dartford1–3Crystal Palace26 November 1927
3Bath City2–0Southall26 November 1927
4Nelson0–3Bradford Park Avenue26 November 1927
5Rochdale8–2Crook Town26 November 1927
6Watford1–2Brighton & Hove Albion30 November 1927
7Gillingham2–1Plymouth Argyle26 November 1927
8Crewe Alexandra2–2Ashington26 November 1927
ReplayAshington0–2Crewe Alexandra30 November 1927
9Luton Town9–0Clapton30 November 1927
10Gainsborough Trinity6–0Stockton26 November 1927
11Ilford4–0Dulwich Hamlet26 November 1927
12Poole1–1Norwich City26 November 1927
ReplayNorwich City5–0Poole1 December 1927
13Stockport County5–2Oswestry Town26 November 1927
14Accrington Stanley2–5Lincoln City26 November 1927
15Bristol Rovers4–2Walsall26 November 1927
16Northampton Town8–0Leyton26 November 1927
17Coventry City2–2Bournemouth26 November 1927
ReplayBournemouth2–0Coventry City30 November 1927
18Denaby United2–3Southport26 November 1927
19Shildon1–3New Brighton26 November 1927
20Northfleet United0–1London Caledonians26 November 1927
21Bradford City6–0Workington26 November 1927
22Carlisle United2–1Doncaster Rovers26 November 1927
23Spennymoor United1–1Rotherham United26 November 1927
ReplayRotherham United4–2Spennymoor United1 December 1927
24Southend United1–0Wellington Town26 November 1927
25Exeter City9–1Aberdare Athletic26 November 1927
26Merthyr Town0–0Charlton Athletic26 November 1927
ReplayCharlton Athletic2–1Merthyr Town30 November 1927
27Halifax Town3–0Hartlepools United26 November 1927
28Shirebrook1–3Tranmere Rovers26 November 1927
29Newport County0–1Swindon Town26 November 1927
30Durham City1–1Wrexham26 November 1927
ReplayWrexham4–0Durham City30 November 1927
31Botwell Mission3–4Peterborough & Fletton United30 November 1927
32Rhyl Athletic4–3Wigan Borough26 November 1927
33Kettering Town2–0Chatham26 November 1927
34Aldershot Town2–1Queens Park Rangers30 November 1927

Second Round Proper

The matches were played on Saturday, 10 December 1927. Two matches were drawn, with replays taking place in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Darlington2–1Rochdale10 December 1927
2Bournemouth6–1Bristol Rovers10 December 1927
3Gillingham2–0Southend United10 December 1927
4Crewe Alexandra2–0Stockport County10 December 1927
5Luton Town6–0Norwich City10 December 1927
6Gainsborough Trinity0–2Lincoln City10 December 1927
7London Caledonians1–0Bath City10 December 1927
8Swindon Town0–0Crystal Palace10 December 1927
ReplayCrystal Palace1–2Swindon Town14 December 1927
9Wrexham1–0Carlisle United10 December 1927
10Tranmere Rovers3–1Halifax Town10 December 1927
11Northampton Town1–0Brighton & Hove Albion10 December 1927
12Bradford City2–3Rotherham United10 December 1927
13Bradford Park Avenue0–2Southport10 December 1927
14Exeter City5–3Ilford10 December 1927
15Charlton Athletic1–1Kettering Town10 December 1927
ReplayKettering Town1–2Charlton Athletic15 December 1927
16New Brighton7–2Rhyl Athletic10 December 1927
17Peterborough & Fletton United2–1Aldershot Town10 December 1927

Third round proper

The 44 First and Second Division clubs, entered the competition at this stage, along with Third Division Millwall and Brentford. Also given a bye to this round of the draw were amateur side Corinthian. The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 14 January 1928. Three matches were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Birmingham4–3Peterborough & Fletton United14 January 1928
2Blackpool1–4Oldham Athletic14 January 1928
3Bristol City1–2Tottenham Hotspur14 January 1928
4Burnley0–2Aston Villa14 January 1928
5Liverpool1–0Darlington14 January 1928
6Preston North End0–3Everton14 January 1928
7Reading4–0Grimsby Town14 January 1928
8Notts County2–3Sheffield United14 January 1928
9Nottingham Forest1–0Tranmere Rovers14 January 1928
10Blackburn Rovers4–1Newcastle United14 January 1928
11The Wednesday3–0Bournemouth14 January 1928
12Bolton Wanderers2–1Luton Town14 January 1928
13Wolverhampton Wanderers2–1Chelsea14 January 1928
14Middlesbrough3–0South Shields14 January 1928
15Sunderland3–3Northampton Town14 January 1928
ReplayNorthampton Town0–3Sunderland19 January 1928
16London Caledonians2–3Crewe Alexandra14 January 1928
17Swindon Town2–1Clapton Orient14 January 1928
18Wrexham2–1Swansea Town14 January 1928
19Manchester City1–0Leeds United14 January 1928
20Portsmouth0–2West Ham United14 January 1928
21Manchester United7–1Brentford14 January 1928
22Millwall1–2Derby County14 January 1928
23Hull City0–1Leicester City14 January 1928
24Huddersfield Town4–2Lincoln City14 January 1928
25Cardiff City2–1Southampton14 January 1928
26Port Vale3–0Barnsley14 January 1928
27Charlton Athletic1–1Bury14 January 1928
ReplayBury4–3Charlton Athletic18 January 1928
28Arsenal2–0West Bromwich Albion14 January 1928
29Southport3–0Fulham14 January 1928
30New Brighton2–1Corinthian14 January 1928
31Stoke City6–1Gillingham14 January 1928
32Rotherham United3–3Exeter City14 January 1928
ReplayExeter City3–1Rotherham United18 January 1928

Fourth Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 28 January 1928. Three games were drawn and went to replays in the following midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Bury1–1Manchester United28 January 1928
ReplayManchester United1–0Bury1 February 1928
2Reading0–1Leicester City28 January 1928
3Aston Villa3–0Crewe Alexandra28 January 1928
4Sunderland1–2Manchester City28 January 1928
5Derby County0–0Nottingham Forest28 January 1928
ReplayNottingham Forest2–0Derby County1 February 1928
6Swindon Town1–2The Wednesday28 January 1928
7Wrexham1–3Birmingham28 January 1928
8Sheffield United3–1Wolverhampton Wanderers28 January 1928
9Tottenham Hotspur3–0Oldham Athletic28 January 1928
10Exeter City2–2Blackburn Rovers28 January 1928
ReplayBlackburn Rovers3–1Exeter City2 February 1928
11Huddersfield Town2–1West Ham United28 January 1928
12Cardiff City2–1Liverpool28 January 1928
13Port Vale3–0New Brighton28 January 1928
14Arsenal4–3Everton28 January 1928
15Southport0–3Middlesbrough28 January 1928
16Stoke City4–2Bolton Wanderers28 January 1928

Fifth Round Proper

The matches were scheduled for Saturday, 18 February 1928. There was one replay, played in the next midweek fixture.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Leicester City0–3Tottenham Hotspur18 February 1928
2Nottingham Forest2–1Cardiff City18 February 1928
3Blackburn Rovers2–1Port Vale18 February 1928
4The Wednesday1–1Sheffield United18 February 1928
ReplaySheffield United4–1The Wednesday22 February 1928
5Manchester City0–1Stoke City18 February 1928
6Manchester United1–0Birmingham18 February 1928
7Huddersfield Town4–0Middlesbrough18 February 1928
8Arsenal4–1Aston Villa18 February 1928

Sixth Round Proper

The four quarter-final ties were scheduled to be played on Saturday, 3 March 1928. There were no replays.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1Blackburn Rovers2–0Manchester United3 March 1928
2Sheffield United3–0Nottingham Forest3 March 1928
3Huddersfield Town6–1Tottenham Hotspur3 March 1928
4Arsenal4–1Stoke City3 March 1928


The semi-final matches were played on Saturday, 24 March 1928. The Huddersfield Town–Sheffield United local derby tie went to two replays before it was settled in Huddersfield's favour. Huddersfield went on to meet Blackburn Rovers in the final at Wembley.



Main article: 1928 FA Cup Final

The 1928 FA Cup Final was contested by Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town at Wembley. Blackburn won 3–1, with goals from Jack Roscamp (2) and Tommy McLean. Alex Jackson scored Huddersfield's goal, making this the first final in 18 years where both teams scored.

Match details

21 April 1928
15:00 BST
Blackburn Rovers 3 – 1 Huddersfield Town
Roscamp  1'  82'
McLean  22'
(Report) Jackson  55'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 92,041
Referee: T. G. Bryan
Blackburn Rovers
Huddersfield Town

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