Leicestershire Senior Cup

Leicestershire Senior Cup 1890/91

Leicester Fosse win the Senior Cup for the second season running.

Qualifying Round > First Round > Semi Finals > Final

Entries – 9 Teams

Leicestershire League (7 teams)

Coalville Town, Gresley Rovers , Hugglescote Robin Hoods, Leicester Teachers, Melton Rovers, South Wigston and Syston Wreake Valley.

Midland Football Alliance (1 team)


No League (1 team)

Leicester Fosse .

Qualifying Round

8th November 1890
Coalville Town3 – 3Gresley Rovers
6th December 1890
Gresley Rovers3 – 2Coalville Town

Byes: Hugglescote Robin Hoods, Leicester Fosse, Leicester Teachers, Loughborough, Melton Rovers, South Wigston & Syston Wreake Valley.

First Round

28th November 1890
South Wigston2 – 2Leicester Teachers
24th January 1891
Leicester Fosse10-0Melton Rovers
24th January 1891
Leicester Teachers2 – 1South Wigston

Hugglescote Robin Hoods were due to play Syston Wreake Valley but it appears this match was never played. Syston were having problems completing their Leicestershire League fixtures so they may have forfeited this game.

Gresley Rovers were due to play Loughborough in the First Round but according to report in the Leicester Daily Post (26th January 1891) and Leicester Daily Mercury (23rd January 1891) Loughborough scratched their tie.

Semi Finals

21st February 1891
Leicester Fosse3 – 1Leicester Teachers
at Coalville Town
28th February 1891
Gresley Rovers4 – 2Hugglescote Robin Hoods
at Coalville Town


21st March 1891
Leicester Fosse2 – 0Gresley Rovers
at The Athletic Grounds, Loughborough.