1285: An Engraving Of An Early Electrically Floodlit Fo
An engraving of an early electrically floodlit football match played at the Kennington Oval 4th November 1878, titled 'Football by the new electric light at Kennington Oval', mounted together with a contemporary report of the occasion, framed & glazed, overall 33 by 43cm., 13 by 17in.; sold with a scan of the match report in The Times 5th November 1878 including the team line-ups (2) The first ever floodlit football match is recorded to have taken place at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on 14th October 1878, just three weeks before the depicted Kennington Oval match between Battersea-based Wanderers FC and Clapham Rovers. The game ended as a 2-2 draw. The famous Wanderers club are chiefly noted for winning the first ever F.A. Cup held at the Kennington Oval in 1872 and dominating the early years of the competition, lifting the Cup again in 1873, 1876, 1877 & 1878. Several of the Wanderers players in the floodlit match were F.A. Cup winners.