Back in the 1800's (in the early days of the FA Cup) we received Byes or Walkovers in the following games:

The final game in this list is the 1889 first-round FA Cup game against Linfield Athletic that was interesting. We drew 1-1 in the first game, but Linfield scratched before the replay, giving us a free pass into the second round. However we had already travelled to Linfield so played the game as a friendly, losing 3-1!.

Season Date Game Round Opponent H/A Result Notes
1879-80Mon Mar 01, 1880FA CupQuarterByeForest received a bye in this round
1880-81Mon Nov 01, 1880FA Cup1Caius CollegeHWalkForest received a walkover after Caius scratched
1882-83Wed Nov 01, 1882FA Cup1Brigg BritanniaHWalkForest received a walkover after Brigg Britannia scratched
1883-84Mon Nov 12, 1883FA Cup1RedcarHWalkForest received a walkover after Redcar scratched
1884-85Sun Feb 08, 1885FA Cup5ByeForest received a bye in this round
1888-89Sat Feb 02, 1889FA Cup1Linfield AthleticHDLinfield scratched after the game and before the replay