Which two football teams met in March this year for a cup match that was some 137 years late in being played?
#96661. Asked by mmrrll. (Jun 15 08 10:06 AM)
Unfinished Business By David Barber. |
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Which FA Cup tie took 137 years to complete?
Reigate Priory FC, one of the oldest clubs in Surrey, will answer that quiz question at their Park Lane ground in Reigate on Easter Sunday.
Priory, formed in 1870, were one of the 15 entrants for the first-ever FA Challenge Cup competition in the 1871-72 season. As such their place in history is assured.
But they didn’t actually play a match. They scratched after being drawn away to Royal Engineers in the First Round – but now, 137 years on, this fixture will finally take place. It won’t be an FA Cup tie though, but a friendly to raise money for the Children’s Trust, Tadworth.
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