1882-83 Season Summary


Market Harborough became the first Leicestershire football club to enter an Association Football competition. Unfortunately, the only information currently known about this momentous milestone in Leicestershire football history is that they were beaten in the opening round by Rushden.

Hugglescote Robin Hood advertised themselves as the “A1 team of the county.”

Many teams failed to inform their opponents that they would not fulfill fixtures, leaving their opponents and spectators waiting on the field of play.

Shepshed spectators pulled down the goal posts after Leicester Athletic scored their 3rd goal in a friendly encounter in November.

Shepshed Band of Hope, seeing that they were going to be beaten by the Church of England Temperance Society at Coalville in February, took the ball and the posts away, thus ending the game.

Cup Competitions




Newport Pagnell


Market Harborough (R1)

Friendly Games

Additional Information