Wigan Borough FC: The complete FA Cup record

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What follows is a record of every game that Wigan Borough played in the FA Cup.

This, coupled with the Complete League results record elsewhere in the Wigan Borough section, completes the competitive record of the club.

Don’t forget that there was no League Cup competition when Borough were in existence.


18/11/1922 – Fourth Qualifying Round
Wigan Borough 4-0 Eccles United

02/12/1922 – Fifth Qualifying Round
Southport 1-1 Wigan Borough

06/12/1922 – Fifth Qualifying Round, replay
Wigan Borough 3-1 Southport

16/12/1922 – Sixth Qualifying Round
Walsall 1-3 Wigan Borough

13/01/1923 – First Round
Wigan Borough 4-1 Bath City


15/12/1923 – Sixth Qualifying Round
Wigan Borough 0-6 Northampton Town

01/12/1923 – Fifth Qualifying Round
Wigan Borough 1-1 Nelson

05/12/1923 – Fith Qualifying Round, replay
Nelson 0-1 Wigan Borough


29/11/1924 – Fifth Qualifying Round
Wigan Borough 0-1 Bradford Park Avenue


02/12/1925 – First Round
Wigan Borough 3-0 Nelson

12/12/1925 – Second Round
Crewe Alexandra 2-2 Wigan Borough

16/12/1925 – Second Round, replay
Wigan Borough 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

09/01/1926 – Third Round
Wigan Borough 2-5 Stoke City


02/12/1926 – First Round
Wigan Borough 2-2 Barrow

06/12/1926 – First Round, replay
Barrow 0-1 Wigan Borough

11/12/1926 – Second Round
Crewe Alexandra 4-1 Wigan Borough


26/11/1927 – First Round
Rhyl Athletic 4-3 Wigan Borough


24/11/1928 – First Round
Wigan Borough 2-0 Ashington

08/12/1928 – Second Round
Wigan Borough 2-1 Grantham

12/01/1929 – Third Round
Wigan Borough 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday


30/11/1928 – First Round
Lincoln City 3-1 Wigan Borough


29/11/1930 – First Round
Wrexham 2-0 Wigan Borough


For the record, Borough had been drawn to play Burton Town in the FA Cup but they had pulled out of the competition due to their financial plight. Burton therefore had a ‘walk over’ into the second round of the competition where they defeated Aldershot 4-1 at home before being beaten 4-0 by Blackburn Rovers in a Third Round tie.


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