THE Hornets have had many a great cup-run over the years and this page shows all the results since the Golden Boys first entered the competition in 1886/87.

So whether you need to settle a family argument or are just interested in some of the teams Watford have come up against over the years - this is the place to find all the information!

You may also be interested to note some of the teams the Golden Boys have played over the years - 93rd Regiment (Highlanders) and Crouch End Vampires to name just two.

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For reference, the first FA Cup competition was in 1871-72 and had 15 entries - this is compared to more than 700 nowadays.

Wanderers, a team formed by ex-public school and university players, won the first final 1-0 against Royal Engineers at Kennington Oval.

The first Cup Final goal was scored by Morton Betts, playing under the assumed name of 'A.H. Chequer'. He was an Old Harrovian who had once played for Harrow Chequers.

A crowd of 2,000 attended the match and they each paid one shilling for the privilege.

1886/87
Swindon Town (h) 0-1
1887/88
Chesham (a) 2-4 (replay ordered)
Chesham (h) 3-1
Old Carthusians (h) 1-3
1888/89
Old Foresters (h) 6-0
Great Marlow (h) 0-2
1889/90
Swindon Town (h) 5-3
Schorne College (a) 2-1
Swifts (h) 2-5
1890/91
Chesham (a) 2-1
93rd Regiment (Highlanders) (h) 2-3
1891/92
Maidenhead (a) 5-0
London Caledonians (a) 1-2
1892/93
Crusaders (h) 2-6
1893/94 - did not enter
1894/95
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 2-3
1895/96
Norwich Church of England Young Men's Society (h) 2-1
Old St Stephens (h) 0-1
1896/97
Maidenhead (a) 1-2
1897/98
3rd Grenadier Guards (h) 4-7
1898/99
Chesham (h) 1-0
Chesham Generals (h) 4-0
Lowestoft (h) 2-0
Luton Town (a) 2-2
Luton Town (h) 0-1
1899/1900
Hitchin Town (h) 7-1
Wolverton London & North Western Railway (h) 1-0
Crouch End Vampires (a) 3-0
Luton Town (a) 2-3
1900/01
Leighton Cee Springs (h) 10-0
Queens Park Rangers (h) 1-1
Queens Park Rangers (a) 1-4
1901/02
West Hampstead (a) 2-1
Luton Town (h) 1-2
1902/03
Fulham (h) 1-1
Fulham (a) 0-3
1903/04
Redhill (a) 6-0
Luton Town (a) 1-4
1904/05
Biggleswade (h) 7-1
Grays United (a) 3-1
Hitchin Town (h) 2-0
Lincoln City (h) 1-1
Lincoln City (a) 1-2
1905/06
Southport Central (h) 3-1
Worcester City (a) 6-0
Woolwich Arsenal (a) 0-3
1906/07
Stockton (a) 2-0
Southampton (a) 1-2
1907/08
Gainsborough Trinity (a) 0-1
1908/09
West Stanley (h) 4-1
Leicester Fosse (h) 1-1
Leicester Fosse (a) 1-3
1909/10
Bromley (h) 8-1
Wycombe Wanderers (a) 4-0
Woolwich Arsenal (a) 0-3
1910/11
Ilford (h) 3-2
Clapton (h) 6-0
Barnsley (h) 0-2
1911/12
Custom House (a) 5-0
Barrow (h) 2-2
Barrow (a) 2-1
Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 0-0
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 0-10
1912/13
Brentford (a) 0-0
Brentford (h) 5-1
Chesterfield Town (a) 1-3
1913/14
Bournemouth (h) 10-0
Gillingham (a) 0-1
1914/15
Rochdale (a) 0-2
1919/20
Southend United (a) 0-1
1920/21
Exeter City (h) 3-0
Preston North End (a) 1-4
1921/22
Blackpool (a) 2-1
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 0-1
1922/23
Cardiff City (a) 1-1
Cardiff City (h) 2-2 (after extra time)
Cardiff City (at Aston Villa) 1-2
1923/24
Middlesbrough (a) 1-0
Exeter City (a) 0-0
Exeter City (h) 1-0
Newcastle United (h) 0-1
1924/25
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 1-1
Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 3-4 (after extra time)
1925/26
Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 1-1
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 2-0
Swansea Town (a) 2-3
1926/27
Lowestoft Town (h) 10-1
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 0-1
1927/28
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 1-2
1928/29
Leyton (a) 2-0
Merthyr Town (h) 2-0
Preston North End (h) 1-0
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (a) 4-6
1929/30
Ilford (a) 3-0
Plymouth Argyle (h) 1-1
Plymouth Argyle (a) 0-3
1930/31
Walthamstowe Avenue (a) 5-1
Luton Town (h) 3-1
Oldham Athletic (a) 3-1
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 2-0
Birmingham (a) 0-3
1931/32
Thames (a) 2-2
Thames (h) 2-1 (after extra time)
Gainsborough Trinity (a) 5-2
Fulham (h) 1-1
Fulham (a) 3-0
Bristol City (h) 2-1
Bradford (h) 1-0
Newcastle United (a) 0-5
1932/33
Southend United (h) 1-1
Southend United (a) 0-2
1933/34
Reading (h) 0-3
1934/35
Corinthians (h) 2-0
Walsall (h) 1-1
Walsall (a) 0-1 (after extra time)
1935/36
Nunhead (a) 4-2
Rotherham United (a) 1-1
Rotherham United (h) 1-0
Southall (a) 4-1
Leicester City (a) 3-6
1936/37
Ipswich Town (a) 1-2
1937/38
Cheltenham Town (h) 3-0
Walsall (h) 3-0
Sunderland (a) 0-1
1938/39
Northampton Town (h) 4-1
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United (a) 2-1
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 1-7
1945/46 (ties played over two legs)
Southend United (h) 1-1
Southend United (a) 3-0
Bromley (a) 3-1
Bromley (h) 1-1
Nottingham Forest (a) 1-1
Nottingham Forest (h) 1-1 (abandoned after 53 minutes of extra time)
Nottingham Forest (at Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 (after extra time)
Birmingham City (a) 0-5
Birmingham City (h) 1-1
1946/47
Wellington Town (a) 1-1
Wellington Town (h) 1-0
Port Vale (h) 1-1
Port Vale (a) 1-2
1947/48
Torquay United (h) 1-1 (after extra time)
Torquay United (a) 0-3
1948/49
Leytonstone (a) 1-2
1949/50
Bromley (a) 2-1
Netherfield (h) 6-0
Preston North End (h) 2-2
Preston North End (a) 1-0
Manchester United (h) 0-1
1950/51
Norwich City (a) 0-2
1951/52
Aylesbury United (a) 5-0
Hartlepools United (h) 1-2
1952/53
Leytonstone (a) 2-0
Walthamstowe Avenue (a) 1-1
Walthamstowe Avenue (h) 1-2 (after extra time)
1953/54
Nuneaton Borough (a) 0-3
1954/55
Corby Town (a) 2-0
Carlisle United (a) 2-2
Carlisle United (h) 4-1
Doncaster Rovers (h) 1-2
1955/56
Ramsgate Athletic (h) 5-3
Bedford Town (a) 2-3
1956/57
Newport (Isle of Wight) (a) 6-0
Ipswich Town (h) 1-3
1957/58
Plymouth Argyle (a) 2-6
1958/59
Reading (h) 1-1
Reading (a) 2-0
Torquay United (a) 0-2
1959/60
Cheltenham Town (a) 0-0
Cheltenham Town (h) 3-0
Wycombe Wanderers (h) 5-1
Birmingham City (h) 2-1
Southampton (a) 2-2
Southampton (h) 1-0
Sheffield United (a) 2-3
1960/61
Brentford (h) 2-2
Brentford (a) 2-0
Crystal Palace (a) 0-0
Crystal Palace (h) 1-0
Rotherham United (a) 0-1
1961/62
Southend United (a) 2-0
Romford (a) 3-1
Preston North End (a) 2-3
1962/63
Poole Town (h) 2-2
Poole Town (a) 2-1
Southend United (a) 2-0
Southampton (a) 1-3
1963/64
Peterborough United (a) 1-1
Peterborough United (h) 2-1 (after extra time)
Newport County (a) 0-2
1964/65
Reading (a) 1-3
1965/66
Corinthian-Casuals (a) 5-1
Southend United (a) 1-2
1966/67
Southend United (h) 1-0
Enfield (a) 4-2
Liverpool (h) 0-0
Liverpool (a) 1-3
1967/68
Lowestoft Town (a) 1-0
Hereford United (h) 3-0
Sheffield United (h) 0-1
1968/69
Cheltenham Town (a) 4-0
Brentford (h) 1-0
Port Vale (h) 2-0
Manchester United (a) 1-1
Manchester United (h) 0-2
1969/70
Bolton Wanderers (a) 2-1
Stoke City (h) 1-0
Gillingham (h) 2-1
Liverpool (h) 1-0
Chelsea (semi-final at Tottenham Hotspur) 1-5
Manchester United (3rd/4th-place play-off at Arsenal) 0-2
1970/71
Reading (h) 5-0
Oxford United (a) 1-1
Oxford United (h) 1-2
1971/72
Notts County (h) 1-4
1972/73
Guildford City (h) 4-2
Aldershot (h) 2-0
Sheffield United (h) 0-1
1973/74
Chelmsford City (h) 1-0
AFC Bournemouth (h) 0-1
1974/75
Colchester United (h) 0-1
1975/76
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 0-3
1976/77
Gillingham (a) 1-0
Hillingdon Borough (a) 3-2
Northwich Victoria (a) 2-3
1977/78
Hendon (h) 2-0
Colchester United (h) 2-0
West Ham United (a) 0-1
1978/79
Dagenham (h) 3-0
Southend United (h) 1-1
Southend United (a) 0-1
1979/80
Queens Park Rangers (a) 2-1
Harlow Town (h) 4-3
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 3-0
Arsenal (h) 1-2
1980/81
Colchester United (a) 1-0
Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1-1
Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 1-2
1981/82
Manchester United (h) 1-0
West Ham United (h) 2-0
Leicester City (a) 0-2
1982/83
Plymouth Argyle (h) 2-0
Fulham (h) 1-1
Fulham (a) 2-1
Aston Villa (a) 1-4
1983/84
Luton Town (a) 2-2
Luton Town (h) 4-3 (after extra time)
Charlton Athletic (a) 2-0
Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 3-1
Birmingham City (a) 3-1
Plymouth Argyle (semi-final at Aston Villa) 1-0
Everton (final at Wembley Stadium) 0-2
1984/85
Sheffield United (h) 5-0
Grimsby Town (a) 3-1
Luton Town (a) 0-0
Luton Town (h) 2-2 (after extra time)
Luton Town (a) 0-1
1985/86
Coventry City (a) 3-1
Manchester City (a) 1-1
Manchester City (h) 0-0 (after extra time)
Manchester City (a) 3-1
Bury (h) 1-1
Bury (a) 3-0
Liverpool (a) 0-0
Liverpool (h) 1-2 (after extra time)
1986/87
Maidstone United (h) 3-1
Chelsea (h) 1-0
Walsall (a) 1-1
Walsall (h) 4-4 (after extra time)
Walsall (a) 1-0
Arsenal (a) 3-1
Tottenham Hotspur (semi-final at Aston Villa) 1-4
1987/88
Hull City (h) 1-1
Hull City (a) 2-2 (after extra time)
Hull City (h) 1-0
Coventry City (a) 1-0
Port Vale (a) 0-0
Port Vale (h) 2-0
Wimbledon (a) 1-2
1988/89
Newcastle United (a) 0-0
Newcastle United (h) 2-2 (after extra time)
Newcastle United (a) 0-0 (after extra time)
Newcastle United (h) 1-0 (after extra time)
Derby County (h) 2-1
Nottingham Forest (h) 0-3
1989/90
Wigan Athletic (h) 2-0
Sheffield United (a) 1-1
Sheffield United (h) 1-2
1990/91
Shrewsbury Town (a) 1-4
1991/92
Swindon Town (a) 2-3
1992/93
Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1-4
1993/94
West Ham United (a) 1-2
1994/95
Scarborough (a) 0-0
Scarborough (h) 2-0
Swindon Town (h) 1-0
Crystal Palace (h) 0-0
Crystal Palace (a) 0-1 (after extra time)
1995/96
Wimbledon (h) 1-1
Wimbledon (a) 0-1
1996/97
Northampton Town (a) 1-0
Ashford Town (h) 5-0
Oxford United (h) 2-0
Manchester City (a) 1-3
1997/98
Barnet (a) 2-1
Torquay United (a) 1-1
Torquay United (h) 2-1 (after extra time)
Sheffield Wednesday (h) 1-1
Sheffield Wednesday (a) 0-0 (after extra time - lost 3-5 on penalties)
1998/99
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 2-5
1999/2000
Birmingham City (h) 0-1
2000/01
Everton (h) 1-2
2001/02
Arsenal (h) 2-4
2002/03
Macclesfield Town (a) 2-0
West Bromwich Albion (h) 1-0
Sunderland (a) 1-0
Burnley (h) 2-0
Southampton (semi-final at Aston Villa) 1-2
2003/04
Chelsea (h) 2-2
Chelsea (a) 0-4
2004/05
Fulham (h) 1-1
Fulham (a) 0-2
2005/06
Bolton Wanderers (h) 0-3
2006/07
Stockport County (h) 4-1
West Ham United (a) 1-0
Ipswich Town (h) 1-0
Plymouth Argyle (a) 1-0
Manchester United (semi-final at Aston Villa) 1-4
2007/08
Crystal Palace (h) 2-0
Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1-4
2008/09
Scunthorpe United (h) 1-0
Crystal Palace (h) 4-3
Chelsea (h)