Football: Upton Park FC to host special game to mark first ever FA Cup goal

Old Barkabbeyans suffered defeat to May & Baker EC (pic: David Davies/PA)

Old Barkabbeyans suffered defeat to May & Baker EC (pic: David Davies/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Upton Park FC will celebrate the first ever goal in the FA Cup with a special match against Clapham Rovers on November 5.

The first ever goal in the famous old competition was scored on November 11 1871 by Clapham Rovers’ Jarvis Kendrik at West Ham Park, where the celebratory game will take place.

Kick-off is at 1.15pm with free entry, and the park is just a five minute walk from West Ham tube station.

There will also be a football skills competition for boys aged 13 and under on the day, with entrants advised to arrive at 1pm for a 1.30pm start.

The winner of the skills competition will receive two tickets to the final of this season’s FA Cup, and will also be presented with a trophy from former West Ham United Academy director Tony Carr.

All other participants will receive certificates. Anyone interested in taking part in the event is required to register, which can be done at

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