BYE GAMES AND WALKOVERS


Back in the 1800's (in the early days of the FA Cup) we received Byes or Walkovers in the following games:

Season Date Game Round Opponent H/A Result Notes
1879-80Mon Mar 01, 1880FA CupQuarterByeForest received a bye in this round
1880-81Mon Nov 01, 1880FA Cup1Caius CollegeHWalkForest received a walkover after Caius scratched
1882-83Wed Nov 01, 1882FA Cup1Brigg BritanniaHWalkForest received a walkover after Brigg Britannia scratched
1883-84Mon Nov 12, 1883FA Cup1RedcarHWalkForest received a walkover after Redcar scratched
1884-85Thu Jan 01, 1885FA Cup5ByeForest received a bye in this round


One other game worthy of mentioning here is the 1889 first-round FA Cup game against Linfield Athletic. We drew 1-1 in the first game, but Linfield scratched before the replay, giving us a free pass into the second round. (We then had two replays in that second round (against Chatham) and they beat us 3-2 in the third game).

Season Date Game Round Opponent H/A Result Notes
1888-89Sat Feb 02, 1889FA Cup1Linfield AthleticHDLinfield scratched after the game and before the replay