First ever edition, organised by the Football Association of Wales, founded in
March 1876. Druids of Ruabon (reportedly founded in 1869 as Plasmadoc) had in
1876 been the first Welsh club to enter the FA Cup.
The official name of the competition was the Welsh Football Association Challenge Cup. Nineteen clubs entered, including eleven from Wrexham and its surrounding area; two (Northwich Victoria and Oswestry) were from England, while Swansea RFC were a rugby football side which scratched after learning the tournament was played according to the association code.
NB: home teams not clear for most fixtures. Round 1 Druids 1-1 Newtown Bangor 1-0 Carnarvon Oswestry 12-0 Chirk Gwersyllt Foresters 0-0 Northwich Victoria Corwen 0-0 Bala Newtown White Stars 1-0 Ruabon Wrexham 3-1 Civil Service (Wrexham) Aberystwyth w/o Swansea [Swansea withdrew after learning Llangollen w/o 23rd RWF it was not a rugby competition] Rhosllanerchrugog bye NB: RWF = Royal Welch Fusiliers Round 1 Replays Druids 4-0 Newtown Gwersyllt Foresters 4-1 Northwich Victoria [also reported 4-0] Corwen 0-0 Bala Round 1 Second Replay Corwen 1-0 Bala Round 2 Bangor 7-0 Corwen Druids 3-0 Rhosllanerchrugog Gwersyllt Foresters 2-1 Llangollen Wrexham 1-1 Oswestry Newtown White Stars drw Aberystwyth Round 2 Replays Wrexham 2-0 Oswestry Newtown White Stars w/o Aberystwyth Bangor bye Round 3 Wrexham 8-0 Gwersyllt Foresters Druids 1-1 Newtown White Stars Round 3 Replay Druids 1-1 Newtown White Stars Round 3 Second Replay Druids 3-0 Newtown White Stars Semifinal [Racecourse, Wrexham] Bangor 0-0 Druids Wrexham bye Semifinal Replay [at Rhyl] Druids 1-0 Bangor [aet] Final [Mar 30, Acton Park, Wrexham] Wrexham 1-0 Druids [James Davies 90]
list of champions.
list of cup finals.
Source: [Gar 93]
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