1896 Welsh Cup Final

The 1896 Welsh Cup Final, the 19th in the competition, was contested by Bangor and Wrexham at the Council Field, Llandudno. Bangor won 3–1.

1896 Football Association of Wales Challenge Cup Final
Event1895–96 Welsh Cup
Date6 April 1896
Venuethe Council Field, Llandudno
RefereeT Gough (Oswestry)

Route to the finalEdit


Round Opposition Score Venue
First Round Llandudno Swifts 3–1 the Council Field (a)
Second Round bye to the next round.
Third Round Westminster Rovers 1–1 Maes y Dre (h)
Replay Westminster Rovers 1–3 Westminster (a)
Fourth Round Wellington St George 1–1 Maes y Dre (h)
Replay Wellington St George 4–0 Maes y Dre (h)
Semi-final Newtown 1–1 Racecourse Ground (n)
Replay Newtown 3–0 Racecourse Ground (n)

Bangor's route to the final took seven games, with their first against Llandudno Swifts being forced into extra time. Bangor travelled to the venue of that year's final to face the 'Swifts', where drawing the game 2–2 after 90 minutes, Bangor won 3–2 in extra time.

In the second round, Bangor received a bye into the third, due to no teams being close enough to travel to, and there they welcomed Westminster Rovers to their Maes y Dre field. Another draw, 1–1, after 90 minutes the game was replayed at Westminster, where Bangor won 3–1.

In the Fourth Round, Bangor once again draw 1–1, this time against Wellington St George. The game was replayed, once again at Maes y Dre.

Now only one game from the Bangor's second final, they faced last years winners Newtown. Taking the game to another 1–1 draw, Bangor went on to win 3–0 in the replay. Both games were played at the home of the final opponents, the Racecourse Ground.


As runners-up in the previous years Welsh Cup, Wrexham joined the 1896 competition in the fourth round.

Round Opposition Score Venue
Fourth Round Chirk AAA 4–0 Racecourse Ground (h)
Semi-final Aberystwyth Town 1–0 Welshpool (n)




Bangor3 – 1Wrexham
T Thomas   5'
C Jones  
J Roberts  
Council Field, Llandudno
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: T Gough (Oswestry)
GK 1   W Arridge
DF 2   R Roberts
DF 3   D H Williams
DF 4   W H Jones
DF 5   T Buckland
MF 6   S Roberts
MF 7   Walter Lewis
MF 8   R Owen
FW 9   C Jones
FW 10   J Roberts
DF 11   T Thomas
GK 1   W Ball
DF 2   E Samuels
DF 3   A E Ellis
MF 4   F Stokes
MF 5   E Robinson
MF 6   J P Rogers
MF 7   D H Pugh
MF 8   Trevor Owen
FW 9   J Hughes
FW 10   W C Harrison
FW 11   A Williams


  • 90 minutes.
  • Replay if scores still level.

See alsoEdit


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  • Garland, Ian (1991). The History of the Welsh Cup 1877-1993. Bridge Books. ISBN 1-872424-37-6.


  1. ^ The History of the Welsh Cup 1877-1993 by Ian Garland (1991) ISBN 1-872424-37-6
  2. ^ Wrexham - Historical Football Kits

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