Datebook: March 16 - Wanderers F.C. Win First FA Cup 140 Years Ago

Mar 16, 2012

We've all got March Madness and Racer Mania this month, but it's also the 140th anniversary of the oldest association football (soccer) competition in the world. The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London. This was the final match of the first staging of the FA Cup, which became the primary cup competition in English football. 15 teams entered the competition in its first season. Morton Betts (then, known as "A.H. Chequer") scored the single goal.

It’s Friday, March 16


“Make a Difference Day” is tomorrow from 9AM to 1PM in the parking lot of Stewart Stadium.  Recyclable items include eyeglasses, inkjet printer cartridges, clothes, tin cans, shoes, and used motor oil.  Find a complete list of accepted recyclables at or call 762-0350.


The Humane Society of Calloway County holds an Adoption Day tomorrow from 10AM to 1PM.  Foster dogs and cats will be at Orscheln’s Farm and Home store to meet and greet potential owners.  Wear green to have your name entered in a drawing for a Humane Society t-shirt.  Learn more at


The Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes invites children to a Slimy Science program tomorrow afternoon at 2:15.  Learn about reptiles and amphibians through activities, demonstrations, and up-close observations.  The program is free with admission to the Nature Station.  There’s more at


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