Fulham Wins West London League
While a Club record was set as four brothers - from the Shrimpton family: Henry, Jim, Tom and Jack - played for Fulham against Spurs’ reserve team in February 1896, the squad won the West London League at the first attempt later that year.
Craven Cottage Is Home
10 October 1896
For the first time, Fulham Football Club took up residence at Craven Cottage. The first game was played on October 10, 1896 as we beat Minerva 4-0 in First Round of Middlesex Senior Cup. A 6-1 loss to Brentford was first in the league and our FA Cup debut saw us lose 5-0 to Swanscombe.