Season #16

| 1894-95 |

Games #210 - #244

 

 

1894-95 Club Summary 


Chairman | Joshua Margoschis |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

 1894-95 Season Summary 

 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #210 - #244 |

Captain(s) | #76 Jack Devey | #96 Jack Reynolds |
Top Scorer | 19 | #76 Jack Devey | 16 League | 3 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 35 | #75 Charlie Athersmith | 30 League | 5 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 3rd Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | Winners | Villa’s 2nd FA Cup win |
Biggest Win | 7-1 vs. Newcastle United (h) FA Cup |
Highest Home Attendance | 20,000 vs. Small Heath Alliance |

 1894-95 Division One Table 

| 1 | Sunderland | P30 | W21 | D5 | L4 | F80 | A37 | GR 2.16 | Pts 47 |
| 2 |
Everton | P30 | W18 | D6 | L6 | F82 | A50 | GR 1.64 | Pts 42 |

| 3 | Aston Villa | P30 | W17 | D5 | L8 | F82 | A43 | GR 1.91 | Pts 39 |
| 4 |
Preston North End | P30 | W15 | D5 | L10 | F62 | A46 | GR 1.35 | Pts 35 |
| 5 |
Blackburn Rovers | P30 | W11 | D10 | L9 | F59 | A49 | GR 1.20 Pts 32 |

 1894-95 Results ​

| 1 | 1 Sep | h | Small Heath Alliance | W | 2-1 |

| 2 | 8 Sep | a | Liverpool | W | 2-1 |

| 3 | 15 Sep | h | Sunderland | L | 1-2 |

| 4 | 22 Sep | a | Derby County | W | 2-0 |

| 5 | 29 Sep | a | Stoke City | L | 1-4 |

| 6 | 6 Oct | a | Nottingham Forest | L | 1-2 |

| 7 | 13 Oct | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 3-1 |

| 8 | 20 Oct | a | Small Heath Alliance | D | 2-2 |

| 9 | 22 Oct | a | Sheffield United | L | 1-2 |

| 10 | 27 Oct | h | Liverpool | W | 5-0 |

| 11 | 3 Nov | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 0-1 |

| 12 | 10 Nov | h | Preston North End | W | 4-1 |

| 13 | 12 Nov | h | Sheffield United | W | 5-0 |

| 14 | 17 Nov | a | West Bromwich Albion | L | 2-3 |

| 15 | 24 Nov | h | Nottingham Forest | W | 4-1 |

| 16 | 1 Dec | a | Blackburn Rovers | W | 3-1 |

| 17 | 3 Dec | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 3-1 |

| 18 | 8 Dec | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 3-0 |

| 19 | 22 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 4-0 |

| 20 | 26 Dec | h | Stoke City | W | 6-0 |

| 21 | 2 Jan | a | Sunderland | D | 4-4 |

| 22 | 5 Jan | h | Derby County | W | 4-0 |

| 23 | 12 Jan | a | Preston North End | W | 1-0 |

| 24 | 17 Jan | a | Everton | L | 2-4 |

| 25 | 26 Jan | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 2-1 |

| 26 | 2 Feb | h | Derby County (FAC R1) | W | 2-1 | Match Report 

| 27 | 16 Feb | h | Newcastle United (FAC R2) | W | 7-1 | Match Report 

| 28 | 23 Feb | a | Burnley | D | 3-3 |

| 29 | 2 Mar | h | Nottingham Forest (FAC R3) | W | 6-2 | Match Report 

| 30 | 16 Mar | n | Sunderland (FAC SF) | W | 2-1 | Match Report 

| 31 | 23 Mar | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 3-4 |

| 32 | 6 Apr | h | Burnley | W | 5-0 |

| 33 | 15 Apr | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | D | 2-2 |

| 34 | 20 Apr | n | West Bromwich Albion (FAC Final) | W | 1-0 | Match Report 

| 35 | 24 Apr | h | Everton | D | 2-2 |

 1894-95 Season Notes 

Villa's 4th consecutive top 4 finish saw the club follow up their league title winning season of 1893-94 with a third place finish and their second FA Cup win and third trophy in 7 seasons under George Ramsay.

Villa hit 100 goals in a season once for the second time with 5 players reaching double figures for the club:

#76 Jack Devey | 19 | 

#101 Steve Smith | 18 |

#95 Bob Chatt | 14 |

#75 Charlie Athersmith | 12 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | 10 |

     

 1894-95 Season Statistics 


Games | 35 |

Won | 22 | 63% |   
Drew |
5 | 14% |  
Lost |
8 | 23% |

Unbeaten | 27 | 77% |


Goals Scored | 100 | 2.86 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 48 | 1.37 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 10 | 28% |
 

Average Home Attendance | 9,111 |

Longest winning run | 6 Games |

League winning run | 6 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 9 Games |
Longest losing run | 2 Games |

Games without a win | 2 Games |



 1894-95 Squad Changes 

Debut Appearances | 7 |

#105 Bob Gordon | Saturday, 1 September 1894 | Small Heath Alliance | Division One | 24 |

#106 Harry Wilkes | Saturday, 1 September 1894 | Small Heath Alliance | Division One | 20 |

#107 Billy Dorrell | Saturday, 8 September 1894 | Liverpool | Division One | 22 | 

#108 George Kinsey | Saturday, 6 October 1894 | Nottingham Forest | Division One | 28 |

#109 Howard Spencer | Saturday, 13 October 1894 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 19 |

#110 Tom Purslow | Saturday, 17 November 1894 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 24 |

#111 Billy Podmore | Saturday, 2 February 1895 | Derby County | FA Cup | 22 |

 

Final Appearances | 9 |

#94 Albert WoolleySaturday, 20 October 1894 | Small Heath Alliance | Division One | 24 |

#110 Tom PurslowSaturday, 17 November 1894 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 24 |

#83 Bill Dunning | Thursday, 17 January 1895 | Everton | Division One | 30 |

#78 John Baird | Saturday, 26 January 1895 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 24 |

#80 Charlie HareSaturday, 26 January 1895 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 24 |

#111 Billy PodmoreSaturday, 2 February 1895 | Derby County | FA Cup | 22 |

#108 George KinseySaturday, 23 March 1895 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 28 |

#104 George Russell | Wednesday, 24 April 1895 | Everton | Division One | 25 |

#105 Bob GordonWednesday, 24 April 1895 | Everton | Division One | 24 |

 1894-95 Squad Statistics 
 

Squad Size | 22 | -1 |
Average Age | 24.6 | -0.1 |

 Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

#109 Howard Spencer |  


Oldest Player(s) | 31 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts |

 1894-95  Scorers

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

| 19 |

#76 Jack Devey | Goals Scored | 19 | League Goals | 16 | FA Cup Goals | 3 |

| 18 |

#101 Steve Smith | Goals Scored | 18 | League Goals | 13 | FA Cup Goals | 5 |

| 14 |

#95 Bob Chatt | Goals Scored | 14 | League Goals | 11 | FA Cup Goals | 3 |

| 12 |

#75 Charlie Athersmith | Goals Scored | 12 | League Goals | 10 | FA Cup Goals | 2 |

| 10 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Goals Scored | 10 | League Goals | 10 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 6 |

#107 Billy Dorrell | Goals Scored | 6 | League Goals | 4 | FA Cup Goals | 2 |

#96 Jack Reynolds | Goals Scored | 6 | League Goals | 6 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 4 |

#58 Jimmy Cowan | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 1 |

| 3 |

Own Goal | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#104 George Russell | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 2 |

| 2 |

#105 Bob Gordon | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 1 |

#94 Albert Woolley | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#110 Tom Purslow | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#109 Howard Spencer | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |


 1894-95 Appearances

| 35 |

#58 Jimmy Cowan | Appearances | 35 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

#75 Charlie Athersmith | Appearances | 35 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#104 George Russell | Appearances | 32 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 31 |

#101 Steve Smith | Appearances | 31 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#95 Bob Chatt | Appearances | 30 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#98 Jimmy Welford | Appearances | 30 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#76 Jack Devey | Appearances | 30 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Appearances | 30 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 28 |

#96 Jack Reynolds | Appearances | 28 | League | 24 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#109 Howard Spencer | Appearances | 27 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 25 |

#106 Harry Wilkes | Appearances | 25 | League | 20 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 10 |

#83 Bill Dunning | Appearances | 10 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 9 |

#107 Billy Dorrell | Appearances | 9 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#97 Jim Elliott | Appearances | 8 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#90 Fred Burton | Appearances | 7 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#78 John Baird | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#105 Bob Gordon | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#108 George Kinsey | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#80 Charlie Hare | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#94 Albert Woolley | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#110 Tom Purslow | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#111 Billy Podmore | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1894-95 'Keepers

#106 Harry Wilkes | Appearances | 25 | Conceded | 33 | Ratio 1.32 |

#83 Bill Dunning | Appearances | 10 | Conceded | 15 | Ratio 1.50 |

 1894-95 Managerial Record 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa won the FA Cup for the second time and in doing so had now achieved a win rate of 53%, losing 32% of their 226 League and FA Cup matches to date having also won the FA Cup in 1887 and the League title in 1893-94.

In total George Ramsay had returned 1.74 points per game* and three major trophies across his eleven seasons in charge of Villa.

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

     

 1894-95 Kit  

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1894-95 From Rear to Front, Left to Right | Back Row:  J. Grierson (Trainer) | J. Dunkley (Honorary Secretary) | Charlie Johnstone | Howard Spencer | T. Wilkes | Fred Rinder | Joshua Margoschis (Chairman) | Middle Row, Standing: Jack Reynolds | John Devey | Jimmy Welford | Front Row: George Ramsay (Secretary) | Charlie Athersmith | Bob Chatt | Jimmy Cowan | George Russell | Dennis Hodgetts | Steve Smith |

 1894-95 Season Results 

Game #210
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 1 September 1894

Football League | First Division | Small Heath Alliance | Home | Wellington Road | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDWWW |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 1 | Bob Gordon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes | DEBUT |

D John Baird |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Bob Chatt |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

CF Bob Gordon | DEBUT | GOAL |

On this day 1 September 1894

Goalkeeper Harry Wilkes made his Villa debut aged 20 after joining from Redditch Town.

Centre forward Bob Gordon made a goalscoring Villa debut aged 24 after joining from Heart of Midlothian.

 

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Game #211
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Saturday, 8 September 1894

Football League | First Division | Liverpool | Away | Anfield | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWWW |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 1 | Bob Chatt | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jim Elliott |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Billy Dorrell | DEBUT |

On this day 8 September 1894

Forward Billy Dorrell made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Leicester Fosse for a fee of £250.

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Game #212
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 15 September 1894

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 1 |
 
Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jim Elliott |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Bob Chatt |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #213
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 22 September 1894

Football League | First Division | Derby County | Away | Racecourse Ground | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Bob Chatt | 1 | Jack Devey | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

D John Baird |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Billy Dorrell |

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Game #214
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 29 September 1894

Football League | First Division | Stoke City | Away | Victoria Ground | 4,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWLWL |


Scorers | Bob Chatt | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

D John Baird |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

CF Bob Gordon |

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Game #215
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 6 October 1894

Football League | First Division | Nottingham Forest | Away | Town Ground | 6,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

D John Baird |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Kinsey | DEBUT |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Charlie Hare |

F Billy Dorrell |

On this day 6 October 1894

Midfielder George Kinsey made his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of £500.

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Game #216
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 13 October 1894

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLLW |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Albert Woolley | 1 | Bob Chatt | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer | DEBUT |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

M George Russell |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Albert Woolley | GOAL |

FB Jimmy Welford |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

On this day 13 October 1894

One of the Villa greats, full back Howard Spencer, made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining from Birchfield Trinity.

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Game #217
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 20 October 1894

Football League | First Division | Small Heath Alliance | Away | Coventry Road Muntz Street | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WLLWD |


Scorers | Bob Gordon | 1 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M George Russell |

M Fred Burton |

W Albert Woolley | FINAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

CF Bob Gordon | GOAL |

On this day 20 October 1894

Winger Albert Woolley made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Derby County.

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Game #218
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Monday, 22 October 1894

Football League | First Division | Sheffield United | Away | Bramall Lane | 6,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWDL |


Scorers | Jimmy Cowan | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Fred Burton |

M George Russell |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Billy Dorrell |

F Bob Chatt |

CF Bob Gordon | FINAL |

On this day 22 October 1894

Centre forward Bob Gordon made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Leicester Fosse.

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Game #219
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 27 October 1894

Football League | First Division | Liverpool | Home | Wellington Road | 4,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWDLW |


Scorers | Jack Reynolds | 2 | Jimmy Cowan | 1 | Billy Dorrell | 1 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |
 

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M George Russell |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL | GOAL |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Billy Dorrell | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #220
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 3 November 1894

Football League | First Division | Sheffield Wednesday | Away | Olive Grove | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDLWL |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M George Russell |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Billy Dorrell |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #221
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 10 November 1894

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLWLW |

Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 | Own Goal | 1 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Bob Chatt | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

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Game #222
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 10 November 1894

Football League | First Division | Sheffield United | Home | Wellington Road | 7,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | Bob Chatt | 2 | Jack Devey | 2 | Jack Reynolds | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

M George Russell |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #223
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 17 November 1894

Football League | First Division | West Bromwich Albion | Away | Stoney Lane | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWWL |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 1 | Tom Purslow | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Tom Purslow | DEBUT | GOAL | FINAL |

F Bob Chatt |

F Jack Devey |

On this day 17 November 1894

Forward Tom Purslow made his sole - and goalscoring - appearance for Villa aged 24 after joining from Nechells Old Boys. Purslow later moved on to Walsall Town Swifts.

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Game #224
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 24 November 1894

Football League | First Division | Nottingham Forest | Home | Wellington Road | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWLW |


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


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

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Game #225
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 1 December 1894

Football League | First Division | Blackburn Rovers | Away | Ewood Park | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 3 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Bob Chatt |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #226
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Monday, 3 December 1894

Football League | First Division | Sheffield Wednesday | Home | Wellington Road | 5,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | George Russell | 1 | Jack Devey | 1 | Jack Reynolds | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

M George Russell | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #227
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 8 December 1894

Football League | First Division | Blackburn Rovers | Home | Wellington Road | 5,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 2 | Charlie Athersmith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M George Russell |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

 

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Game #228
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 22 December 1894

Football League | First Division | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Away | Molineux | 7,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


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

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Steve Smith |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

On this day 22 December 1894

Villa had won 5 consecutive games

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Game #229
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Wednesday, 26 December 1894

Football League | First Division | Stoke City | Home | Wellington Road | 11,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Charlie Athersmith | 3 | Jack Reynolds | 1 (pen) | Bob Chatt | 1 | Jack Devey | 1 |

 

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M George Russell |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

On this day 26 December 1894

Villa had now won 6 consecutive games

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Game #230
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Wednesday, 2 January 1895

Football League | First Division | Sunderland | Away | Newcastle Road | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-4 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWWD |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 2 | Jack Reynolds | 1 (pen) | Jack Devey | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M George Russell |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #231
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Saturday, 5 January 1895

Football League | First Division | Derby County | Home | Wellington Road | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWDW |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 2 | Steve Smith | 1 | Bob Chatt | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M George Russell |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL |

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Game #232
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 12 January 1895

Football League | First Division | Preston North End | Away | Deepdale | 5,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWDWW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M George Russell |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt |
 

On this day 12 January 1895

Villa were now unbeaten in their last 9 games, their best run since the start of league football.

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Game #233
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Thursday, 17 January 1895

Football League | First Division | Everton | Away | Goodison Park | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWWL |


Scorers | Billy Dorrell | 1 | Steve Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Bill Dunning | FINAL |

D Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

F Billy Dorrell | GOAL |

LH George Russell |

F Jack Devey |

FB Jimmy Welford |

OR Charlie Athersmith |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

RH Jack Reynolds |

OL Steve Smith | GOAL |

On this day 17 January 1895

Goalkeeper Bill Dunning played his final game for Villa. Bill conceded 124 goals in 69 apperances at a rate of 1.80 goals per game.

Game #234
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 26 January 1895   

Football League | First Division | Bolton Wanderers | Home | Wellington Road | 5,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWLW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 | Steve Smith | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

D John Baird | FINAL |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jim Elliott |

M George Kinsey |

M Fred Burton |

W Charlie Athersmith |