Lot 771: An early gold F.A. Cup winner's medal awarded to Richard Turner of Bla
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: An early gold F.A. Cup winner's medal awarded to Richard Turner of Blackburn Rovers in 1886, the obverse designed with a football in raised relief flanked by laurel, inscribed R.J. TURNER, the reverse inscribed THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, CHALLENGE CUP, WON BY BLACKBURN ROVERS, 1886, in replacement case Blackburn Rovers won the F.A. Cup three times in succession between 1884 and 1886. Defender Richard Turner played in the second and third of these finals. This winner's medal is from the 1886 F.A. Cup Final. The game at The Oval ended as a 0-0 draw. Rovers then beat their opponents West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at the Racecourse Ground, Derby. The goals came from James Brown and Joe Sowerbutts.