Youdan Cup First Round played 150 years ago today

The Youdan Cup is the oldest football competition in the world and it celebrates it’s 150 birthday this month.

This day. The Youdan Football Club. The first series of games for the Cup presented by Thos. Youdan, Esq., to the Clubs of the Town and Neighbourhood, will be played this day, as follows: –

1.     – United Mechanics’ v. Norton, at Norton. – Referee – Mr. W. I. Bingham. – A ‘Bus will leave the Surrey Arms, Granville Street, at Half past One o’clock punctually.

2.     – Garrick v. Mackenzie, at The Orphanage – Referee – Mr. J Faith.

3.     – Hallam v. Heeley. At Hallam – Referee – Mr. R. Dickinson. – A ‘Bus will leave           Heeley bridge about one o’clock, and call at the bottom of Ecclesall Road at Half past One.

4.     – Norfolk v. Fir Vale, at Norfolk Park. – Referee – Mr. J. Tomlinson

5.     – Broomhall v. Pitsmoor, at Ecclesall Road – Referee – Me J Pinder

– Milton v. Wellington, at The Orphanage – Referee – Mr. J Crapper

Every game to commence punctually at Three o’clock – No waiting for Players allowed”.