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100 Years Today: Barnsley Football Club FA Cup Winners.
Barnsley Football Club are today celebrating the 100th anniversary of winning the FA Cup for the one and only time in the clubs history….
...Harry Tufnell’s solitary strike on the 24th April 1912 secured the trophy for Arthur Fairclough’s Reds after 12 gruelling matches.
The Reds went through six rounds but were taken to five replays- including three in their Fourth Round tie with Bradford, whilst their Final opponents- West Brom required just one- to see off Blackburn in the Semi-Finals.
Indeed Barnsley played 12 league and cup matches in April 1912- a record- as they chased a promotion and cup double (they eventually finished fifth in the Second Division), but they triumphed in the cup, two years after losing to Newcastle in the Final.
Altogether Barnsley played 11 matches in the 1911-1912 FA Cup, scoring 11 goals and conceding four, and below is the run of both sides:
First Round: Birmingham 0-0 Barnsley
First Round Replay Barnsley 3-1 Birmingham
Second Round: Barnsley 1-0 Leicester Fosse
Third Round: Bolton 1-2 Barnsley
Fourth Round: Barnsley 0-0 Bradford
Fourth Round Replay Bradford 0-0 Barnsley
Fourth Round Replay Two: Barnsley 0-0 Bradford
Fourth Round Replay Three: Barnsley 3-2 Bradford (After extra time)
Semi-Final: Barnsley 0-0 Swindon (At Stamford Bridge)
Semi-Final Replay: Barnsley 1-0 Swindon (At Meadow Lane, Nottingham)
First Round: West Brom 3-0 Tottenham
Second Round: Leeds City 0-1 West Brom
Third Round: Sunderland 1-2 West Brom
Fourth Round: West Brom 3-1 Fulham
Semi-Final: Blackburn 0-0 West Brom (At Anfield)
Semi-Final Replay: Blackburn 0-1 West Brom (At Hillsborough.
FINAL: Bramall Lane: Barnsley 1-0 West Brom.
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