Season #2

| 1880-81 |

Games #3 - #6

 

1880-81 Club Summary 


Chairman | William McGregor |

Secretary | George Ramsay |

Manager | Management Committee |


 1880-81 Season Summary 


Manager | Management Committee |
Games | #3 - #6 |
Top Scorer | 3 | #11 Andy Hunter | #15 Howard Vaughton (All FA Cup) |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |
Biggest Win | 5-3 vs. Wednesbury Strollers (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 5,000 vs. Stafford Road |

 

 1880-81 Results ​

| 1 | 30 Oct 1880 | h | Wednesbury Strollers (FAC R1) | W | 5-3 | 

| 2 | 4 Dec 1880 | a | Nottingham Forest (FAC R2) | W | 2-1 | 

| 3 | 12 Feb 1881 | a | Notts County (FAC R3) | W | 3-1 | Match Report

| 4 | 19 Feb 1881 | h | Stafford Road (FAC R4) | L | 2-3 | Match Report


 1880-81 Season Statistics 


Games | 4 |

Won | 3 | 75.00% |   
Drew |
0 | 00.00% |  
Lost |
1 | 25.00% |

Unbeaten | 3 | 75% |


Goals Scored | 12 | 3.00 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 4 | 2.00 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 0 | 0% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 3,500 |
 

Longest winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 3 Games |
Longest losing run | 1 Games |



 1880-81 Squad Changes 

Debut Appearances | 4 |

#13 George Copley | GK | Saturday, 30 October 1880 | Wednesbury Strollers | FA Cup | 19 |

#14 Bill Watts | U | Saturday, 30 October 1880 | Wednesbury Strollers | FA Cup | 21 |

#15 Howard Vaughton | F | Saturday, 30 October 1880 | Wednesbury Strollers | FA Cup | 19 |

#16 Arthur Brown | F | Saturday, 4 December 1880 | Nottingham Forest | FA Cup | 21 |

Final Appearances | 2 |

#9 Charlie Johnstone | F | Saturday, 30 October 1880 | Wednesbury Strollers | FA Cup | 24 |

#14 Bill Watts | U | Saturday, 19 February 1881 | Stafford Road | FA Cup | 21 |

 

 1880-81 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 13 | +1 |

Average Age | 23 | - |

Youngest Player(s) | 16 |

#11 Andy Hunter |
 

Oldest Player(s) | 31 |

#4 Sammy Law |


1880-81  Scorers

Goals Scored | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 7 |

| 3 | 

#11 Andy Hunter | Goals Scored | 3 | FA Cup | 3 | 

#15 Howard Vaughton | Goals Scored | 3 | FA Cup | 3 | 

| 1 |

#8 Archie Hunter | Goals Scored | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | 

1880-81 Appearances

| 4 | 

#3 Tommy Pank | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#4 Sammy Law | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#5 Ted Lee | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#6 Eli Davis | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#8 Archie Hunter | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#13 George Copley | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#15 Howard Vaughton | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 3 | 

#2 Harry Simmonds | Appearances | 3 | FA Cup | 3 |. Player Profile

#10 William Crossland | Appearances | 3 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#11 Andy Hunter | Appearances | 3 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#14 Bill Watts | Appearances | 3 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#16 Arthur Brown | Appearances | 3 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 1 | 

#9 Charlie Johnstone | Appearances | 4 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

1880-81 'Keepers

 

George Copley Appearances | 4 (0) | Conceded | 8 | Ratio 2.00 |

 1880-81 Managerial Record 

 

Under the management committee structure Villa had now achieved a win rate of 67% across their first 6 games however they suffered their first ever loss.

 

In total the management committee returned 2.17 points per game in their initial two seasons of FA Cup football.

*Rankings based on 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw in all competitions

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 1880-81 Kits 

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 1880-81 Season Results  
 

 Game #3 
Matchday #1

Saturday, 30 October 1880
FA Cup | 1st Round | Wednesbury Strollers | Home | Wellington Road | 2,000

Manager | Management Committee |
 FT Score | 5-3 |

 FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWW |


Scorers | Unknown

Line Up |

GK George Copley | DEBUT |

HB Ted Lee |

D Tommy Pank | 

M Sammy Law |

F Charlie Johnstone | FINAL | 

F Andy Hunter |

U Bill Watts | DEBUT |

M Eli Davis |

F Howard Vaughton | DEBUT | 

F Archie Hunter |

F William Crossland | 

 On this day 30 October 1880 

Goalkeeper George Copley, utility player Bill Watts & forward Howard Vaughton made their Villa debuts
Forward Charlie Johnstone made his final appearance for Villa

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 Game #4 
Matchday #2
Saturday, 4 December 1880
FA Cup | 2nd Round | Nottingham Forest | Away | 2,500

Manager | Management Committee |

 FT Score | 2-1 |

 FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWW |


Scorers | Andy Hunter | 1 | Howard Vaughton | 1 |


Line Up |

GK George Copley |

D Tommy Pank |

D Harry Simmonds |  

HB Ted Lee |

U Bill Watts | 

M Eli Davis | 

M Sammy Law |

F Howard Vaughton | GOAL |

F Archie Hunter |

F Andy Hunter | GOAL |

F Arthur Brown | DEBUT |

 On this day 4 December 1880 

Forward Arthur Brown made his Villa debut

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 Game #5 
Matchday #3
Saturday, 12 February 1881
FA Cup | 3rd Round | Notts County | Away | Trent Bridge | 4,500

Manager | Management Committee |

 FT Score | 3-1 |

 FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWWW |


Scorers | Andy Hunter | 2 | Archie Hunter | 1 |


Line Up |

GK George Copley |

D Tommy Pank |

D Harry Simmonds | 

HB Ted Lee |

M Sammy Law | 

M Eli Davis |

F Andy Hunter | GOAL | GOAL |

F Howard Vaughton |

F Archie Hunter | GOAL |

F William Crossland |

F Arthur Brown |

MATCH REPORT


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 Game #6 
Matchday #4

Saturday, 19 February 1881
FA Cup | 4th Round | Stafford Road | Home | Wellington Road | 5,000

Manager | Management Committee |
 FT Score | 2-3 |

 FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

Scorers | Howard Vaughton | 2 |

 Line Up |

GK George Copley |

D Tommy Pank |

D Harry Simmonds |

HB Ted Lee |

U Bill Watts | FINAL |

M Sammy Law |

M Eli Davis |

F Howard Vaughton | GOAL | GOAL |

F Archie Hunter |

F William Crossland |

F Arthur Brown |

MATCH REPORT

 On this day 19 February 1881 
Utility player Bill Watts made his final appearance for Villa