Season #10

| 1888-89 |

Games #41 - #65

 

 1888-89 Club Summary 


Chairman | Philip Clamp |

Secretary | George Ramsay |

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |


  1888-89 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #41 - #65 |

Captain(s) | #44 Dennis Hodgetts | #8 Archie Hunter |
Top Scorer | 19 | #48 Albert Allen | 18 League | 1 FA Cup | Goal |

 Most Appearances |  25 | #35 Albert Brown | #45 Gershom Cox |

Final League Position | 2nd Football League |
FA Cup Progress | 5th Round |
Biggest Win | 9-1 vs. Notts County (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 12,000 vs. Preston North End |

 1888-89 Football League Table 

| 1 | Preston North End | P22 | W18 | D4 | L0 | F74 | A15 | Pts 40 |
| 2 | Aston Villa | P22 | W12 | D5 | L5 | F61 | A43 | Pts 29 |
| 3 |
Wolverhampton Wanderers | P22 | W12 | D4 | L6 | F51 | A37 | Pts 28 |
| 4 |
Blackburn Rovers | P22 | W10 | D6 | L6 | F66 | A45 | Pts 26 |
| 5 |
Bolton Wanderers | P22 | W10 | D2 | L10 | F63 | A59 | Pts 22 |

 1888-89 Results ​

| 1 | 8 Sep 1888 | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 2 | 15 Sep 1888 | h | Stoke City | W | 5-1 | Match Report

| 3 | 22 Sep 1888 | h | Everton | W | 2-1 | Match Report

| 4 | 29 Sep 1888 | h | Notts County | W | 9-1 | Match Report

| 5 | 6 Oct 1888 | a | Everton | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 6 | 13 Oct 1888 | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 6-1 | Match Report

| 7 | 20 Oct 1888 | a | Bolton Wanderers | W | 3-2 | Match Report

| 8 | 27 Oct 1888 | h | Accrington | W | 4-3 | Match Report

| 9 | 3 Nov 1888 | a | Stoke City | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 10 | 10 Nov 1888 | a | Preston North End | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 11 | 17 Nov 1888 | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 1-5 | Match Report

| 12 | 24 Nov 1888 | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 2-1 | Match Report

| 13 | 8 Dec 1888 | a | Notts County | W | 4-2 | Match Report

| 14 | 15 Dec 1888 | a | Accrington | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 15 | 22 Dec 1888 | h | Burnley | W | 4-2 | Match Report

| 16 | 29 Dec 1888 | h | Derby County | W | 4-2 | Match Report

| 17 | 5 Jan 1889 | a | Burnley | L | 0-4 | Match Report

| 18 | 12 Jan 1889 | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 6-2 | Match Report

| 19 | 19 Jan 1889 | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 20 | 26 Jan 1889 | a | West Bromwich Albion | D | 3-3 | Match Report

| 21 | 2 Feb 1889 | h | Witton (FAC R1) | W | 3-2 | Match Report

| 22 | 9 Feb 1889 | h | Preston North End | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 23 | 16 Feb 1889 | h | Derby County (FAC R2) | W | 5-3 | Match Report

| 24 | 2 Mar 1889 | a | Blackburn Rovers (FAC R3) | L | 1-8 | Match Report

| 25 | 9 Mar 1889 | a | Derby County | L | 2-5 | Match Report

 1888-89 Season Notes 

The inaugural league season in English football saw Villa finish runners up to the invincible Preston North End.


 1888-89 Season Statistics 


Games | 25 |

Won | 14 | 56.00% |   
Drew |
5 | 20.00% |  
Lost |
6 | 24.00% |

Unbeaten | 19 | 76.00% |


Goals Scored | 70 | 2.80 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 56 | 2.24 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 1 | 4% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 4,731 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 5 Games |
Longest losing run | 2 Games |

Games without a win | 3 Games |



 1888-89 Squad Changes 
 

Debut Appearances | 7 |

#49 Batty Garvey | F | Saturday, 8 September 1888 | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Football League | 24 |

#50 Arthur Dixon | M | Saturday, 15 September 1888 | Stoke City | Football League | 21 |

#51 Walter Ashmore | GK | Saturday, 22 September 1888 | Everton | Football League | 21 |

#52 Archie Goodall | F | Saturday, 13 October 1888 | Blackburn Rovers | Football League | 24 |

#53 Archie Wollaston | M | Saturday, 8 December 1888 | Notts County | Football League | 23 |

#54 Thomas Harrison | W | Saturday, 8 December 1888 | Notts County | Football League | 21 |

#55 Bob Thomas | FB | Saturday, 2 March 1889 | Blackburn Rovers | FA Cup | 21 |

 

Final Appearances | 8 |

#51 Walter AshmoreGK | Saturday, 22 September 1888 | Everton | Football League | 21 |

#50 Arthur Dixon | M | Saturday, 29 September 1888 | Notts County | Football League | 21 |

#31 Fred Dawson | M | Saturday, 29 December 1888 | Derby County | Football League | 30 |

 #47 Tommy Green | F | Saturday, 2 March 1889 | Blackburn Rovers | FA Cup | 25 |

#55 Bob ThomasFB | Saturday, 2 March 1889 | Blackburn Rovers | FA Cup | 21 |

#52 Archie Goodall | F | Saturday, 9 March 1889 | Derby County | Football League | 24 |

#53 Archie Wollaston | M | Saturday, 9 March 1889 | Derby County | Football League | 24 |

#54 Thomas Harrison | W | Saturday, 9 March 1889 | Derby County | Football League | 21 |

 1888-89 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 19 | +6 |

Average Age | 24.6 | -0.4 |

 Youngest Player(s) | 21 |

#55 Bob Thomas |

#54 Thomas Harrison |

#50 Arthur Dixon |

#41 Frank Coulton |  
 

Oldest Player(s) | 30 |

#31 Fred Dawson |

 
 1888-89  Scorers

Goals Scored | 70 | League Goals | 61 | FA Cup Goals | 9 |

| 19 |

#48 Albert Allen | Goals Scored | 19 | League Goals | 18 | FA Cup Goals | 1 |

| 14 |

#47 Tommy Green | Goals Scored | 14 | League Goals | 13 | FA Cup Goals | 1 |

| 10 |

#8 Archie Hunter | Goals Scored | 10 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 3 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Goals Scored | 10 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 3 |

| 8 |

#35 Albert Brown | Goals Scored | 8 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 1 |

| 7 |

#52 Archie Goodall | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 1 |

#50 Arthur Dixon | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

Own Goal | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

 1888-89 Appearances

| 25 |

#35 Albert Brown | Appearances | 25 | League | 22 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#45 Gershom Cox | Appearances | 25 | League | 22 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#40 Jimmy Warner | Appearances | 24 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#46 Harry Devey | Appearances | 24 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#47 Tommy Green | Appearances | 24 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#48 Albert Allen | Appearances | 24 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#8 Archie Hunter | Appearances | 22 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 21 |

#41 Frank Coulton | Appearances | 21 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Appearances | 20 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 19 |

#38 Jack Burton | Appearances | 19 | League | 16 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#42 Harry Yates | Appearances | 15 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#52 Archie Goodall | Appearances | 14 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#53 Archie Wollaston | Appearances | 5 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#31 Fred Dawson | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#50 Arthur Dixon | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#49 Batty Garvey | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#54 Thomas Harrison | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#51 Walter Ashmore | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#55 Bob Thomas | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

 1888-89 'Keepers

#51 Walter Ashmore | Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 1 | Ratio 1.00 |

#40 Jimmy Warner | Appearances | 24 | Conceded | 55 | Ratio 2.29 |

 1888-89 Managerial Record 

 

The first season of league football saw Villa operate outside of the FA Cup for the first time as a professional club. In doing so George Ramsay’s management committee Villa achieved a win rate of 60%, losing 20% of their 45 League and FA Cup matches to date including winning the FA Cup in 1887.

In total George Ramsay’s management committee had returned 2.00 points per game* across their five campaigns in charge of Villa.

Those figures placed Ramsay ahead of the preceding management committee performance of 1.90 points per game across their 20 fixtures.

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

  

 1888-89 Kit  

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1888-89 From Rear to Front, Left to Right | Back Row: Frank Coulton | Harry Devey, | Jimmy Warner | Harry Yates |  Gershom Cox | Fred Burton | Joe Gorman | Front row: Arthur Brown | Albert Allen | Archie Hunter | Dennis Hodgetts | Batty Garvey |


 1888-89 Season Results 

 Game #41 
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 8 September 1888

Football League | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Away | Dudley Road | 3,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | WWWLD |


Scorers | Tommy Green | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox | 

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Harry Yates |

M Fred Dawson |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | GOAL |

F Albert Allen |

F Batty Garvey | DEBUT  |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

Match Report

 On this day 8 September 1888 

Villa’s first ever league game
Forward Batty Garvey made his Villa debut aged 24 after signing from Aston Shakespeare

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 Game #42
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Saturday, 15 September 1888

Football League | Stoke | Home | Wellington Road | 4,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWLDW |


Scorers | Arthur Dixon | 1 | Albert Brown | 1 | Archie Hunter | 1 | Albert Allen | 1 | Tommy Green | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Harry Yates |

M Arthur Dixon | DEBUT | GOAL |

F Albert Brown | GOAL | 

F Tommy Green | GOAL |  

F Albert Allen | GOAL | 

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Archie Hunter | GOAL | 

Match Report

On this day 15 September 1888

Midfielder Arthur Dixon made a goalscoring Villa debut aged 21 after signing from Derby Midland. 

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 Game #43
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 22 September 1888

Football League | Everton | Home | Wellington Road | 4,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WLDWW |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 2 |   

 
Line Up |

GK Walter Ashmore | DEBUT | FINAL |

D Gershom Cox |

D Harry Devey |

D Frank Coulton | 

M Harry Yates |

M Arthur Dixon | 

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | 

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL |

F Archie Hunter |

Match Report

 On this day 22 September 1888 

With Jimmy Warner absent through injury, Walter Ashmore makes his sole appearance for Villa aged 21 after signing from West Bromwich Standard. Walter would move on to Aston Unity FC.

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 Game #44
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 29 September 1888

Football League | Notts County | Home | Wellington Road | 6,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 9-1 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | LDWWW |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 3 | Archie Hunter | 2 | Tommy Green | 2 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |    


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Harry Yates |

M Arthur Dixon | FINAL |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | GOAL | GOAL |

F Albert Allen | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Archie Hunter | GOAL | GOAL |

Match Report

 On this day 29 September 1888 

Wing half Arthur Dixon made his final appearance for the club aged 21. His last game came just two weeks after his debut before moving on to Stoke - the club against whom he made his only other Villa appearance

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 Game #45
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 6 October 1888

Football League | Everton | Away | Anfield | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | DWWWL |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Fred Dawson |

M Harry Yates |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green |

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Archie Hunter |

Match Report

On this day 6 October 1888
Villa suffer their first ever league defeat

 

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 Game #46
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 13 October 1888

Football League | Blackburn Rovers | Home | Wellington Road | 7,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-1 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 2 | Tommy Green | 1 | Archie Goodall | 1 | Albert Brown | 1 | Archie Hunter | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton | 

M Harry Yates | 

M Jack Burton | 

F Albert Brown | GOAL |

F Tommy Green | GOAL | 

F Albert Allen | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Archie Hunter | GOAL |

F Archie Goodall | DEBUT | GOAL | 

Match Report

 On this day 13 October 1888 

Archie Goodall made a goalscoring debut for Villa aged 24 following his £100 move from Preston North End.

 

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 Game #47
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 20 October 1888

Football League | Bolton Wanderers | Away | Pike’s Lane | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Archie Hunter | 1 | Albert Allen | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton | 

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

M Harry Yates |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | 

F Albert Allen | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Archie Hunter | GOAL | 

Match Report

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 Game #48
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 27 October 1888

Football League | Accrington | Home | Wellington Road | 7,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-3 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | Albert Brown | 2 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Albert Allen | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton | 

D Harry Devey |

M Harry Yates | 

M Jack Burton|

F Albert Brown | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Tommy Green | 

F Albert Allen | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Archie Hunter |

Match Report

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 Game #49
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 3 November 1888

Football League | Stoke | Away | Victoria Ground | 6,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | LWWWD |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Harry Yates |

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green |

F Albert Allen | GOAL | 

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Archie Hunter |

Match Report

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 Game #50
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 10 November 1888

Football League | Preston North End | Away | Deepdale | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | WWWDD |


Scorers | Tommy Green | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Harry Yates |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | GOAL |

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall |

Match Report

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 Game #51 
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 17 November 1888

Football League | Blackburn Rovers | Away | Leamington Road | 9,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-5 |

FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | WWDDL |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green |

F Albert Allen | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall |

Match Report

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 Game #52
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 24 November 1888

Football League | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Home | Wellington Road | 6,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WDDLW |


Scorers | Archie Goodall | 2 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

M Harry Yates |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green |

F Albert Allen |

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall | GOAL | GOAL |
 

Match Report

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 Game #53
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 8 December 1888

Football League | Notts County | Away | Trent Bridge | 1,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | DDLWW |


Scorers | Archie Goodall | 2 | Albert Brown | 1 | Tommy Green | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

M Archie Wollaston | DEBUT |

W Thomas Harrison | DEBUT |

F Albert Brown | GOAL |

F Tommy Green | GOAL |

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall | GOAL | GOAL |  

Match Report

 On this day 8 December 1888 

Wing half Archie Wollaston made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Stafford Road FC.

Outside left Thomas Harrison made his Villa debut aged 21 after joining from Coombes Wood FC.

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 Game #54
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 15 December 1888

Football League | Accrington | Away | Thorneyholme Road | 2,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | DLWWD |


Scorers | Albert Brown | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

M Archie Wollaston |

F Albert Brown | GOAL | 

F Tommy Green |

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall |

F Albert Allen |

Match Report

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 Game #55
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 22 December 1888

Football League | Burnley | Home | Wellington Road | 2,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | Tommy Green | 1 | Archie Goodall | 1 | Archie Hunter | 1 | Albert Allen | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

M Archie Wollaston |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | GOAL | 

F Archie Hunter | GOAL |  

F Archie Goodall | GOAL |  

F Albert Allen | GOAL | 

 

Match Report

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 Game #56
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 29 December 1888

Football League | Derby County | Home | Wellington Road | 3,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWDWW |


Scorers | Tommy Green | 2 | Archie Goodall | 1 | Albert Allen | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

M Fred Dawson |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall | GOAL | 

F Albert Allen | 

Match Report

 On this day 29 December 1888 

Wing half Fred Dawson made his final Villa appearance at the age of 30 before retiring from football through injury.

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 Game #57
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 5 January 1889

Football League | Burnley | Away | Turf Moor | 6,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-4 |

FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | WDWWL |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green | 

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall | 

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

Match Report

On this day 5 January 1889

Villa started the match with only 8 players on the field, after five minutes had elapsed a further two joined the play but Villa played the fixture with 10 men. 

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 Game #58
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 12 January 1889

Football League | Bolton Wanderers | Home | Wellington Road | 2,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-2 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | DWWLW |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 1 | Albert Brown | 1 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Archie Hunter | 1 | Tommy Green | 2 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown | GOAL |

F Tommy Green | GOAL |GOAL |

F Archie Hunter | GOAL |

F Archie Goodall | 

F Albert Allen | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

Match Report

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 Game #59
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 19 January 1889

Football League | West Bromwich Albion | Home | Wellington Road | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 1 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Frank Coulton | 

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown | 

F Tommy Green |  

F Archie Hunter |

F Archie Goodall | 

F Albert Allen | GOAL | 

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | 

Match Report

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 Game #60
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 26 January 1889

Football League | West Bromwich Albion | Away | Stoney Lane | 8,515

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-3 |

FT Result | Drew | 

Last 5 Games | WLWWD |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 2 | Tommy Green | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Harry Devey |

M Jack Burton |

M Harry Yates |

F Albert Brown | 

F Tommy Green | GOAL | 

F Archie Hunter |  

F Archie Goodall |  

F Albert Allen | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Dennis Hodgetts |

Match Report

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 Game #61
Matchday #21

Saturday, 2 February 1889

FA Cup | 1st Round | Witton | Home | Wellington Road | 1,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 1 | Tommy Green | 1 | Archie Hunter | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner | 

D Gershom Cox | 

D Frank Coulton | 

D Harry Devey | 

M Arthur Wollaston |  

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown | 

F Tommy Green | GOAL | 

F Archie Hunter | GOAL |  

F Albert Allen | GOAL |  

F Dennis Hodgetts |

Match Report

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 Game #62
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #21 

Saturday, 9 February 1889

Football League | Preston North End | Home | Wellington Road | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | WWDWL |

Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Harry Devey |

M Harry Yates | 

M Jack Burton |

F Albert Brown |

F Tommy Green |

F Archie Hunter |

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Archie Goodall |

Match Report

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 Game #63
Matchday #23

Saturday, 16 February 1889

FA Cup | 2nd Round | Derby County | Home | Wellington Road | 2,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-3 |

FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WDWLW |


Scorers | Archie Hunter | 2 | Dennis Hodgetts | 2 | Albert Brown | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner | 

D Gershom Cox | 

D Harry Devey |

D Frank Coulton | 

M Jack Burton | 

M Harry Yates | 

F Albert Brown | GOAL | 

F Tommy Green | 

F Archie Hunter | GOAL | GOAL | 

F Albert Allen | 

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL | 

Match Report

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 Game #64
Matchday #24

Saturday, 2 March 1889

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Blackburn Rovers | Away | Leamington Road | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-8 |

FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | DWLWL |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner |

D Gershom Cox |

D Harry Devey |

FB Bob Thomas | DEBUT | FINAL |

M Harry Yates |

M Jack Burton | 

F Albert Brown | 

F Tommy Green | FINAL |

F Archie Hunter |

F Albert Allen |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

Match Report

 On this day 2 March 1889 

The 1-8 scoreline was Villa’s biggest defeat in all competitions
Forward Tommy Green made his final Villa appearance aged 25 before moving on to Kidderminster Harriers, Tommy played 28 times for Villa, scoring 18 goals between 1887-88 and 1888-89.
Full back Bob Thomas made his sole appearance for Villa having joined from from Cocknage FC before transferring to Walsall Town.

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 Game #65
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #22  

Saturday, 9 March 1889

Football League | Derby County | Away | Racecourse Ground | 3,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-5 |

FT Result | Lost | 

Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Albert Allen | 2 |


Line Up |

GK Jimmy Warner | 

D Gershom Cox | 

D Harry Devey | 

F Albert Brown |

M Archie Wollaston | FINAL | 

M Jack Burton | 

W Thomas Harrison | FINAL |

F Albert Allen | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |  

F Batty Garvey | 

F Archie Goodall | FINAL | 

Match Report

 On this day 9 March 1889 

Wing half Archie Wollaston made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Chirk FC
Outside left Thomas Harrison made his second and final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Halesowen FC

Forward Archie Goodall made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to today’s opponents Derby County. Archie had scored 7 goals in 14 appearances during the 1888-89 season.  

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