Birmingham Senior Cup


This is a local cup competition that, during the late 1800's, was competed for by the first teams of most West Midland clubs and was considered second only to the FA Cup in pre-league days. It reduced in importance as the League fixture list increased and the major clubs decided to field their reserve teams.


 

First Team 

1878-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round 

0-1

Calthorpe

(h)

9 Nov

 

 

1879-80

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round 

2-1

Wednesbury Old Athletic

(a)

25 Oct

(2,000)

 

2nd Round

1-1

Aston Unity

(h)

13 Dec

(900)

 

Replay

3-5

Aston Unity

(a)

20 Dec

 

 

1880-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

6-1

Stoke

(h)

13 Nov

 

 

2nd Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Round

6-4

Aston Unity

(h)

29 Jan

(1,000)

 

4th Round 

2-2

Walsall Swifts

(n)  

12 Feb 

(1,500)

 

Replay

0-4

Walsall Swifts

(n)

12 Mar

 

 

1881-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round 

7-2

Aston Clifton

(h) 

12 Nov

(1,000)

 

2nd Round 

2-7

Wednesbury Old Athletic

(h)

17 Dec

(1,000)

 

1882-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

0-1

Walsall Town

(a)

11 Nov

 

 

1883-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

4-2

Brownhills

(h)

27 Oct

(48)

 

2nd Round

11-0

Dudley

(h)

1 Dec

 

 

3rd Round

2-2

Walsall Swifts

(h)

5 Jan

 

 

Replay

0-2

Walsall Swifts

(a)

12 Jan 

(3,000)

 

1884-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

1-0

Stafford Rangers

(a)

18 Oct

 

 

2nd Round

2-1

Birmingham Excelsior

(h)

29 Nov

 

[disputed match]

Replay

3-5

Birmingham Excelsior

(h)

29 Dec

(3,500)

 

1885-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

3-3

Sandwell

(a)

10 Oct

 

 

Replay

10-3

Sandwell

(h)

17 Oct

(600)

 

2nd Round

3-3 

Wednesbury Old Athletic

(h)

14 Nov

(1,000)

 

Replay 

1-3

Wednesbury Old Athletic

(a)

28 Nov

(1,000)

 

1886-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

7-0

Stafford Road

(h) 

9 Oct

 

 

2nd Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Round

13-0

Coseley

(h)

4 Dec

 

 

4th Round

4-0

Derby Junction

(h)

15 Jan

 

[disputed match]

Replay

1-0

Derby Junction

(h)

22 Jan

 

 

Semi-final

2-2

Long Eaton Rangers

(n)

12 Mar

(650)

 

Replay

0-2

Long Eaton Rangers

(a)

21 Mar

 

 

1887-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

0-2

West Bromwich Albion

(a)

8 Oct

(3,500)

 

1888-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

1-2

Burton Swifts

(a)

24 Dec

 

 

1889-90

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

2-2 

Long Eaton Rangers

(h)

6 Jan

 

 

Replay

2-0

Long Eaton Rangers

(a)

25 Jan

 

 

2nd Round

0-2

West Bromwich Albion

(a)

17 Feb

(1,500)

 

1890-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

2-3

West Bromwich Albion

(a)

17 Jan

(2,500)

 

1891-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

7-0

Ladywood Conservatives

(h)

6 Feb

(2,000)

 

2nd Round

1-4

West Bromwich Albion

(a)

28 Mar

(4,000)

 

1892-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

3-1

Burton Swifts

(a)

28 Jan

(2,000)

 

2nd Round

5-0

Wednesbury Old Athletic

(h)

11 Mar

(3,000)

 

Semi-final

0-5

Aston Villa

(n)

8 Apr

(15,000)

 

1893-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

1-4

Loughborough

(a)

20 Jan

 

 

1894-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

5-4

Burton Swifts

(h)

19 Jan

(3,000)

 

2nd Round

3-3

Wolverhampton Wanderers

(h) 

25 Feb

 

[disputed match]

Replay

3-2

Wolverhampton Wanderers

(h)

6 Mar

 

 

Semi-final

2-3

West Bromwich Albion

(n)

18 Mar

(3,550)

[aet]

1895-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

1-2

Sheffield Wednesday

(a)

13 Jan

(2,000)

 

1896-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

2-2

Burton Swifts

(a)

14 Dec

 

 

Replay

7-1

Burton Swifts

(h)

18 Jan

(1,000)

 

2nd Round

2-8

Wolverhampton Wanderers

(a)

6 Feb

 

 

1897-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

1-2

Walsall

(a)

31 Jan

(4,000)

 

1898-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

4-0

Burton Wanderers

(h)

12 Dec

(1,000)

 

2nd Round

2-2

Aston Villa

(h)

16 Jan

(6,000)

 

Replay

2-5

Aston Villa

(a)

30 Jan

(9,000)

 

1899-1900

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

0-1

Wolverhampton Wanderers

(a)

8 Jan

(1,500)

 

1900-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

0-5

West Bromwich Albion

(a)

24 Sep

(2,000)

 

1901-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

0-1

Aston Villa

(h)

30 Sep

(10,000)

 

1902-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

1-1

Aston Villa

(a)

29 Sep

(6,500)

 

Replay

2-2

Aston Villa

(h)

6 Oct

(5,000)

 

2nd Replay

2-3

Aston Villa

(h)

27 Oct

(7,000)

 

1903-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

1-1

Aston Villa

(h)

28 Sep

(3,500)

 

Replay

0-5

Aston Villa

(a)

12 Oct

(4,500)

 

1904-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

3-1

Aston Villa

(a)

26 Sep

(3,000)

 

Semi-final

6-1

Stourbridge

(h)

17 Oct

(1,000)

 

Final

7-2

West Bromwich Albion

(h)

20 Feb

(8,500)

 

Reserve Team

1905-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

?-?

Wolverhampton Wdrs Res

(h)

? Oct

(300)

[won]

Semi-final

7-0

Burslem Port Vale

(h)

(150)

Final

1-3

Aston Villa Reserves

(a)

24 Feb

(11,000)

 

1906-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final

5-3

Wolverhampton Wdrs Res

(h)

 

 

 

1914-5  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final

2-0

Stoke City 

(?)

 

 

 

1919-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final

3-0

Stoke City Reserves

(?)

 

 

 

1920-1  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final

5-1

Stoke City Reserves

(?)

 

 

 

1921-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-final

2-1

Walsall Reserves

(h)

 

(3,135)

 

Final

2-1

Wellington Town

(?)

 

 

 

1982-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

6th Round

4-2

Walsall Reserves

(a)

10 Feb

 

 

Semi-final

2-1

Willenhall

(a)

28 Feb

 

 

Final

1-0

Aston Villa

(h)

13 Aug

(11,763)

[First Team]

1984-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

?-?

Nuneaton Borough

(h)

23 Oct

 

 

1985-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

2-3

Dudley Town

(a)

 

 

 

1986-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

2-0

Solihull Borough

(a)

15 Nov

 

 

3rd Round

?-?

Hednesford Town

(a)

22 Dec

 

 

1987-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

?-?

Leamington

(h)

17 Nov

 

 

3rd Round

?-?

Wolverhampton Wdrs Res

(h)

19 Dec 

 

 

1988-9 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

2-1

Bedworth United

(a)

19 Nov

 

 

3rd Round

0-0

Coleshill Town

(a)

 

 

 

Replay

2-3

Coleshill Town

(h)

 

 

[2-3 pens ?]

1989-90

 

 

 

 

 

 

? Round

?-?

Atherstone United

(a)

 

 

 

1990-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

? Round

?-?

Kings Heath

(a)

 

 

 

1991-2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

3-1

Kings Heath

(h)

 

 

 

3rd Round

2-0

Solihull Borough

(h)

 

 

 

4th Round

3-0

Willenhall

(h)

 

 

 

Semi-final

3-2

Rochester

(h)

12 Mar

 

 

Final

0-3

VS Rugby

(n)

13 Apr

 

 

1992-3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

4-0

Kings Heath

(h)

7 Nov

 

 

3rd Round

2-3

Atherstone United

(a)

12 Jan

 

 

1993-4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

4-0

Lye Town

(h)

 

 

 

3rd Round

1-1

Stratford Town

(h)

 

 

 

Replay

2-1

Stratford Town

(a)

 

 

 

4th Round

3-1

Burton Albion

(a)

 

 

 

Semi-final

?-?

Walsall Reserves

(h)

 

 

 

Replay

1-3

Walsall Reserves

(a)

 

 

1994-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

2-3

Solihull Borough

(h)

28 Nov

 

 

1995-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

2-1

Sandwell Borough

(a)

5 Dec

 

 

3rd Round

3-0

Dudley Town

(a)

8 Jan

 

 

4th Round

3-2

Wolverhampton Wdrs Res

(a)

29 Feb

 

 

Semi-final

1-0

Walsall Reserves

(a)

11 Apr

 

 

Final

2-0

Aston Villa Reserves

(h)

6 May

(1,773)

1996-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

2-0

Boldmere St Michaels

(h)

3 Dec

 

 

3rd Round

2-1

Brierley Hill Town

(a)

21 Jan

4th Round

3-1

Solihull Borough

(a)

 

 

 

Semi-final

2-3

Halesowen Town

(a)

6 Apr

(681)

[aet]

1998-9 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

4-0

West Midlands Police

(a)

31 Nov

 

 

3rd Round

4-0

Lye Town

(a)

27 Jan

 

 

4th Round

4-0

Tamworth

(a)

23 Feb

 

 

Semi-final

3-1

Worcester City

(a)

7 Apr

 

[aet]

Final

4-1

Wolverhampton Wdrs Res

(h)

11 May

(723)

 

1999-2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Round

2-0

Atherstone United

(a)

10 Jan

 

 

4th Round

5-0

Solihull Borough

(h)

1 Mar

(348)

Semi-final

4-0

Hednesford Town

(h)

20 Mar

 

 

Final

1-0

Walsall

(h)

5 Aug

(4,475)

[First Team]

2000-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Round

5-1

Redditch United

(a)

3 Jan

 

 

4th Round

4-2

Nuneaton Borough

(a)

13 Feb

 

 

Semi-final

1-3

Moor Green

(a)

9 Apr

2001-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Round

3-0

Halesowen Town

(a)

15 Jan (532)

 

4th Round

0-1 Wednesfield Town (a) 12 Feb

 

2002-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

3rd Round

3-1

Halesowen Town

(a)

15 Jan

 

4th Round

4-2

Banbury United

(a)

6 Feb (797)

 

Semi-final

2-0

Walsall Reserves

(a)

31 Mar

 

Final

2-0

Moor Green

(n)

28 Apr (701)

[aet] 

2003-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

Bye

 

 

 

 

3rd Round

7-1

Burton Albion

(a)

17 Dec (200)

4th Round

3-0

Tamworth

(a)

17 Feb (257)

Semi-final

2-4

Moor Green

(a)

30 Mar

2004-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Round

1-0

Boldmere St Michaels

(a)

23 Nov (238)

 

3rd Round

3-1

Oldbury United

(a)

18 Jan

Semi-final

2-0

Rushall Olympic

(h)

2 Mar

 


Note:
Blues did not enter between 1925 & 1982.


Page last updated: 05.03.2005