Season #15

| 1893-94 |

Games #176 - #209

 

1893-94 Club Summary 


Chairman | Joshua Margoschis |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

1893-94 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #176 - #209 |

Captain(s) | #76 Jack Devey | #44 Dennis Hodgetts |
Top Scorer | 22 | #76 Jack Devey | 20 League Goals, 2 FA Cup Goals |

Most Appearances | 34 | #58 Jimmy Cowan | 30 League, 4 FA Cup Appearances |

Final League Position | Champions | Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 3rd Round |
Biggest Win | 9-0 vs. Darwen (h)
Highest Home Attendance | 25,000 vs. Sunderland

 1893-94 Division One Table 

| 1 | Aston Villa | P30 | W19 | D6 | L5 | F84 | A42 | Pts 44 |

| 2 | Sunderland | P30 | W17 | D4 | L9 | F72 | A44 | Pts 38 |
| 3 |
Derby County | P30 | W16 | D4 | L10 | F73 | A62 | Pts 36 |
| 4 |
Blackburn Rovers | P30 | W16 | D2 | L12 | F69 | A53 | Pts 34 |
| 5 |
Burnley | P30 | W15 | D4 | L11 | F61 | A51 | Pts 34 |

 1893-94 Results ​

| 1 | 2 Sep | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 3-2 | Match Report

| 2 | 9 Sep | a | Sunderland | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 3 | 11 Sep | h | Stoke | W | 5-1 | Match Report

| 4 | 16 Sep | a | Everton | L | 2-4 | Match Report

| 5 | 23 Sep | h | Everton | W | 3-1 | Match Report

| 6 | 30 Sep | h | Derby County | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 7 | 2 Oct | a | Sheffield United | L | 0-3 | Match Report

| 8 | 7 Oct | a | Nottingham Forest | W | 2-1 | Match Report

| 9 | 14 Oct | a | Darwen | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 10 | 16 Oct | a | Stoke | D | 3-3 | Match Report

| 11 | 21 Oct | a | West Bromwich Albion | W | 6-3 | Match Report 

| 12 | 28 Oct | h | Burnley | W | 4-0 | Match Report

| 13 | 30 Oct | h | Sheffield United | W | 4-0 | Match Report

| 14 | 4 Nov | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-2 | Match Report

| 15 | 11 Nov | h | Sunderland | W | 2-1 | Match Report 

| 16 | 18 Nov | a | Bolton Wanderers | W | 1-0 | Match Report 

| 17 | 25 Nov | h | Preston North End | W | 2-0 | Match Report

| 18 | 2 Dec | a | Derby County | W | 3-0 | Match Report

| 19 | 9 Dec | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 3-0 | Match Report 

| 20 | 16 Dec | a | Newton Heath | W | 3-1 | Match Report

| 21 | 23 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | L | 0-3 | Match Report

| 22 | 26 Dec | h | Darwen | W | 9-0 | Match Report

| 23 | 6 Jan | a | Sheffield Wednesday | D | 2-2 | Match Report 

| 24 | 18 Jan | a | Preston North End | W | 5-2 | Match Report

| 25 | 27 Jan | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers (FAC R1) | W | 4-2 | Match Report 

| 26 | 3 Feb | h | Newton Heath | W | 5-1 | Match Report  

| 27 | 10 Feb | a | Sunderland (FAC R2) | D | 2-2 | Match Report 

| 28 | 21 Feb | h | Sunderland (FAC R2 Replay) | W | 3-1 | Match Report 

| 29 | 24 Feb | a | Sheffield Wednesday (FAC R3) | L | 2-3 | Match Report

| 30 | 3 Mar | h | Bolton Wanderers | L | 2-3 | Match Report

| 31 | 24 Mar | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 2-1 | Match Report

| 32 | 26 Mar | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | D | 1-1 | Match Report

| 33 | 7 Apr | a | Burnley | W | 6-3 | Match Report

| 34 | 14 Apr | h | Nottingham Forest | W | 3-1 | Match Report 

 1893-94 Season Notes 

Villa won their first League title and second major trophy after the FA Cup in 1887, Villa finished the season 6 points clear of their nearest rivals Sunderland after 30 games, of which they won 19.


 1893-94 Season Statistics 


Games | 35 |

Won | 21 | 62% |   
Drew |
7 | 20% |  
Lost |
8 | 18% |

Unbeaten | 28 | 82% |


Goals Scored | 95 | 2.79 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 50 | 1.47 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 4 | 21% |
 

Average Home Attendance | 12,234 |

Longest winning run | 6 Games |

League winning run | 6 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |
Longest losing run | 2 Games |

Games without a win | 2 Games |



 1893-94 Squad Changes 
 

Debut Appearances | 9 |

#96 Jack Reynolds | Saturday, 2 September 1893 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 24 |

#97 Jim Elliott | Saturday, 2 September 1893 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 23 |

#98 Jimmy Welford | Saturday, 23 September 1893 | Everton | Division One | 24 |

#99 James Gillan | Saturday, 23 September 1893 | Everton | Division One | 22 |

#100 Willie Groves | Saturday, 30 September 1893 | Derby County | Division One | 23 |

#101 Steve Smith | Saturday, 28 October 1893 | Burnley | Division One | 19 |

#102 Bill Randle | Saturday, 11 November 1893 | Sunderland | Division One | 23 |

#103 Len Benwell | Saturday, 18 November 1893 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 23 | 

#104 George Russell | Saturday, 16 December 1893 | Newton Heath | Division One | 24 |

Final Appearances | 6 |

#89 Jimmy LoganSaturday, 16 September 1893 | Everton | Division One | 23 |

#99 James GillanSaturday, 14 October 1893 | Darwen | Division One | 22 |

#102 Bill RandleSaturday, 11 November 1893 | Sunderland | Division One | 23 |

#103 Len Benwell | Saturday, 18 November 1893 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 23 | 

#93 William DeveySaturday, 3 March 1894 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 28 |

 #100 Willie Groves | Saturday, 14 April 1894 | Nottingham Forest | Division One | 24 |

 

 1893-94 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 23 | -4 |

Average Age | 24.7 | - |

 Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#101 Steve Smith |  


 Oldest Player(s) | 32 |

#35 Albert Brown

 

 1893-94  Scorers

Goals Scored | 95 | League Goals | 84 | FA Cup Goals | 11 |

| 22 |

#76 Jack Devey | Goals Scored | 22 | League Goals | 20 | FA Cup Goals | 2 |

| 14 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Goals Scored | 14 | League Goals | 12 | FA Cup Goals | 2 |

| 11 |

#75 Charlie Athersmith | Goals Scored | 11 | League Goals | 10 | FA Cup Goals | 1 |

| 9 |

#95 Bob Chatt | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 5 | FA Cup Goals | 4 |

| 8 |

#94 Albert Woolley | Goals Scored | 8 | League Goals | 8 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 7 |

#96 Jack Reynolds | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#80 Charlie Hare | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 7 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 5 |

#58 Jimmy CowanGoals Scored | 5 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 2 |

| 4 |

Own Goal | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 3 |

#100 Willie Groves | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 2 |

#35 Albert Brown | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#101 Steve Smith | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 1 |

#89 Jimmy Logan | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

 1893-94 Appearances

| 34 |

#58 Jimmy Cowan | Appearances | 34 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#76 Jack Devey | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#78 John Baird | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#83 Bill Dunning | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#96 Jack Reynolds | Appearances | 30 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 29 |

#75 Charlie Athersmith | Appearances | 29 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 26 |

#100 Willie Groves | Appearances | 29 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 19 |

#98 Jimmy Welford | Appearances | 19 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#94 Albert Woolley | Appearances | 18 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#95 Bob Chatt | Appearances | 17 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 16 |

#97 Jim Elliott | Appearances | 16 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#101 Steve Smith | Appearances | 15 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 10 |

#80 Charlie Hare | Appearances | 10 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 6 |

#35 Albert Brown | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#104 George Russell | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#89 Jimmy Logan | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#90 Fred BurtonAppearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#93 William Devey | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#99 James Gillan | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#102 Bill Randle | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#103 Len Benwell | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1893-94 'Keepers

#103 Len Benwell | Appearances | 1 (0) | Conceded | 0 | Ratio 0.00 |

#83 Bill Dunning | Appearances | 33 (0) | Conceded | 50 | Ratio 1.52 |

 1893-94 Managerial Record 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa won the League Championship for the first time and in doing so had now achieved a win rate of 52%, losing 34% of their 191 League and FA Cup matches to date having also won the FA Cup in 1887.

In total George Ramsay had returned 1.70 points per game* across his ten seasons in charge of Villa.

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

 1893-94 Kit  

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Saturday, 9 September 1893, Sunderland v Villa at Newcastle Road


 1893-94 Season Results 

Game #176
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 2 September 1893

Football League | Division One | West Bromwich Albion | Home | Wellington Road | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLDW |


Scorers | Jack Reynolds | (1 pen) | Jack Devey | 1 | Albert Woolley | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jim Elliott | DEBUT |

M Jack Reynolds | DEBUT | GOAL |

W Albert Woolley | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Bob Chatt |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

CF Jimmy Logan |

Match Report

On this day 2 September 1893

Full back Jim Elliott made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Middlesbrough Ironopolis.  

Midfielder Jack Reynolds made his Villa debut aged 24 after joining from West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £50.

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Game #177
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Saturday, 9 September 1893

Football League | Division One | Sunderland | Away | Newcastle Road | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WLDWD |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jim Elliott |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Albert Woolley |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

CF Jimmy Logan |

Match Report

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Game #178
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Monday, 11 September 1893

Football League | Division One | Stoke | Home | Wellington Road | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDWDW |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 2 | Albert Woolley | 2 | Jimmy Logan | 1 |
 
Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jim Elliott |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Albert Woolley | GOAL | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

CF Jimmy Logan | GOAL |

Match Report

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Game #179
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 16 September 1893

Football League | Division One | Everton | Away | Goodison Park | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWDWL |


Scorers | Albert Woolley | 1 | Charlie Athersmith  | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jim Elliott |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Albert Woolley | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt |

CF Jimmy Logan |

Match Report

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Game #180
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 23 September 1893

Football League | Division One | Everton | Home | Wellington Road | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDWLW |


Scorers | Albert Woolley | 2 | Charlie Athersmith  | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford | DEBUT |

M Jack Reynolds |

M James Gillan | DEBUT |

W Albert Woolley | GOAL | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F William Devey |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

Match Report

On this day 23 September 1893

Full back Jimmy Welford made his Villa debut aged 24 after moving from Birmingham St. George's.

Midfielder James Gillan made his Villa debut aged 22 after moving from Burton Swifts.

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Game #181
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 30 September 1893

Football League | Division One | Derby County | Home | Wellington Road | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DWLWD |


Scorers | Jack Reynolds | 1 |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

M Willie Groves | DEBUT |

W Albert Woolley |

F William Devey |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt |

Match Report

On this day 30 September 1893

Midfielder Willie Groves made his Villa debut age 23 after joining from West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £100.

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Game #182
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Monday, 2 October 1893

Football League | Division One | Sheffield United | Away | Bramall Lane | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWDL |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Albert Woolley |

F William Devey |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt |

Match Report

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Game #183
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 7 October 1893

Football League | Division One | Nottingham Forest | Away | Town Ground | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWDLW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 | Willie Groves | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves | GOAL |

M James Gillan |

W Albert Woolley |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare |

Match Report

 

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Game #184
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 14 October 1893

Football League | Division One | Darwen | Away | Thorneyholme Road | 3,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WDLWD |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M James Gillan |

M Willie Groves |

W Albert Woolley |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

Match Report

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Game #185
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Monday, 16 October 1893

Football League | Division One | Stoke | Away | Victoria Ground | 4,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-3 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DLWDD |


Scorers | Own Goal | 1 | Jack Devey | 1 | Charlie Athersmith | 1 |
 

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

FB Jim Elliott |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Albert Woolley |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt |

F Charlie Hare |

Match Report

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Game #186
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 21 October 1893

Football League | Division One | West Bromwich Albion | Away | Stoney Lane | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-3 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWDDW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 2 | Jimmy Cowan | 1 |  Charlie Hare | 1 | Charlie Athersmith | 1 | Albert Woolley | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Albert Woolley | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare | GOAL |

Match Report

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Game #187
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 28 October 1893

Football League | Division One | Burnley | Home | Wellington Road | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDDWW |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 1 | Charlie Hare | 1 | Jack Devey | 1 | Charlie Athersmith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Steve Smith | DEBUT | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare | GOAL |

Match Report

On this day 28 October 1893

Winger Steve Smith made his debut for Villa aged 19 after joining from Hednesford Town.

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Game #188
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Monday, 30 October 1893

Football League | Division One | Sheffield United | Home | Wellington Road | 9,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DDWWW |


Scorers | Charlie Hare | 3 | Jack Reynolds | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

M Willie Groves |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

Match Report

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Game #189
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 4 November 1893

Football League | Division One | Blackburn Rovers | Away | Ewood Park | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWWWL |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare |

Match Report

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Game #190
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 11 November 1893

Football League | Division One | Sunderland | Home | Wellington Road | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 | Jack Reynolds | 1 pen |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Willie Groves |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

W Steve Smith |

W Bill Randle | DEBUT | FINAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare |

Match Report

On this day 11 November 1893

Winger Bill Randle made his sole appearance for Villa age 23 after joining from Aston Unity.

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Game #191
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 18 November 1893

Football League | Division One | Bolton Wanderers | Away | Pike’s Lane | 4,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Charlie Hare | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Len Benwell | DEBUT | FINAL |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Fred Burton |

M Willie Groves |

W Steve Smith |

F Albert Brown |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare | GOAL |

Match Report

On this day 18 November 1893

Goalkeeper Bill Dunning and midfielder Willie Groves were banned by the management committee for "fail[ing] to keep the rules laid down for training."

Goalkeeper Len Benwell made his sole appearance for Villa aged 23 after joining Berwick Rangers.

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Game #192
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 25 November 1893

Football League | Division One | Preston North End | Home | Wellington Road | 10,300

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 | Charlie Hare | 1 |
 

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Fred Burton |

M Willie Groves |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Charlie Hare | GOAL |

Match Report

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Game #193
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 2 December 1893

Football League | Division One | Derby County | Away | Racehorse Ground | 7,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 2 | Charlie Athersmith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL |

F Charlie Hare |

Match Report

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Game #194
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 9 December 1893

Football League | Division One | Sheffield Wednesday | Home | Wellington Road | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Own Goal | 1 | Charlie Athersmith | 1 |
 

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Albert Brown |

Match Report

On this day 9 December 1893

Villa had now won 5 games in a row

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Game #195
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 16 December 1893

Football League | Division One | Newton Heath | Away | Bank Street, Clayton | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Own Goal | 2 | Jack Devey | 1 |

 

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell | DEBUT |

M Willie Groves |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Albert Brown |

Match Report

On this day 16 December 1893

Villa had now won 6 games in a row
Left half George Russell made his Villa debut aged 24 after moving from Ayr FC.

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Game #196
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Saturday, 23 December 1893

Football League | Division One | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Away | Molineux | 14,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Albert Brown |

Match Report

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Game #197
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Tuesday, 26 December 1893

Football League | Division One | Darwen | Home | Wellington Road | 12,500

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 9-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 2 | Dennis Hodgetts | 2 | Charlie Athersmith | 1 | Albert Brown | 2 | Steve Smith | 1 | Jack Reynolds | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

M Willie Groves |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL |

F Albert Brown | GOAL | GOAL |

Match Report

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Game #198
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 6 January 1894

Football League | Division One | Sheffield Wednesday | Away | Olive Grove | 3,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWLWD |


Scorers | Jack Reynolds | 1 | Albert Woolley | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

M George Russell |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Albert Woolley | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Albert Brown |

Match Report

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Game #199
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Thursday, 18 January 1894

Football League | Division One | Preston North End | Away | Deepdale | 4,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWDW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 2 | Jimmy Cowan | 2 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL | GOAL |

FB Jim Elliott |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Albert Woolley |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

Match Report

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Game #200
Matchday #25

Saturday, 27 January 1894    

FA Cup | 1st Round | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Home | Wellington Road | 22,981

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWDWW |


Scorers | Jimmy Cowan | 5' | Jack Devey | 17' | +1 | Bob Chatt | 33' |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL | 5' |

FB Jim Elliott |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Willie Groves |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Albert Woolley |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | 17' | +1 |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL | 33' |

Match Report

On this day 27 January 1894 

Villa's 200th game saw them vanquish Wolves 4-2 in the FA Cup

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Game #201