Season #17

| 1895-96 |

Games #245 - #275

 

1895-96 Club Summary 


Chairman | Joshua Margoschis |

Secretary | George Ramsay | 

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |

 1895-96 Season Summary 


Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Games | #245 - #275 |

Captain(s) | #76 Jack Devey | #112 Jimmy Crabtree | #109 Howard Spencer |
Top Scorer | 26 | #113 Johnny Campbell | 26 League Goals |

Most Appearances | 31 | #76 Jack Devey | 30 League | 1 FA Cup | Appearance |

Final League Position | Champions | Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 1st Round |
Biggest Win | 7-3 vs. Small Heath Alliance (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 18,150 vs. West Bromwich Albion |

 1895-96 Division One Table 

| 1 | Aston Villa | P30 | W20 | D5 | L5 | F78 | A45 | GR 1.73 | Pts 45 |

| 2 | Derby County | P30 | W17 | D7 | L6 | F68 | A35 | GR 1.94 | Pts 41 |
| 3 |
Everton | P30 | W16 | D7 | L7 | F66 | A43 | GR 1.53 | Pts 39 |
| 4 | Bolton Wanderers | P30 | W16 | D5 | L9 | F49 | A37 | GR 1.32 | Pts 37 |
| 5 |
Sunderland | P30 | W15 | D7 | L8 | F52 | A41 | GR 1.27 Pts 37 |

 1895-96 Results ​

| 1 | 2 Sep | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 1-0 |

| 2 | 7 Sep | h | Small Heath Alliance | W | 7-3 |

| 3 | 14 Sep | a | Sheffield United | L | 1-2 |

| 4 | 21 Sep | h | Derby County | W | 4-1 |

| 5 | 28 Sep | a | Blackburn Rovers | D | 1-1 |

| 6 | 30 Sep | h | Everton | W | 4-3 |

| 7 | 5 Oct | h | Sunderland | W | 2-1 |

| 8 | 12 Oct | a | West Bromwich Albion | D | 1-1 |

| 9 | 19 Oct | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 3-1 |

| 10 | 26 Oct | a | Small Heath Alliance | W | 4-1 |

| 11 | 2 Nov | h | Burnley | W | 5-1 |

| 12 | 9 Nov | a | Sunderland | L | 1-2 |

| 13 | 16 Nov | h | Sheffield United | D | 2-2 |

| 14 | 23 Nov | a | Burnley | W | 4-3 |

| 15 | 7 Dec | a | Preston North End | L | 3-4 |

| 16 | 14 Dec | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 2-0 |

| 17 | 21 Dec | a | Everton | L | 0-2 |

| 18 | 26 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 2-1 |

| 19 | 28 Dec | h | Bury | W | 2-0 |

| 20 | 4 Jan | a | Stoke City | W | 2-1 |

| 21 | 11 Jan | h | Preston North End | W | 1-0 |

| 22 | 18 Jan | a | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 3-1 |

| 23 | 25 Jan | h | Nottingham Forest | W | 3-1 |

| 24 | 1 Feb | a | Derby County (FAC R1) | L | 2-4 |

| 25 | 8 Feb | a | Derby County | D | 2-2 |

| 26 | 22 Feb | h | Stoke City | W | 5-2 |

| 27 | 7 Mar | a | Bolton Wanderers | D | 2-2 |

| 28 | 14 Mar | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 2-1 |

| 29 | 21 Mar | a | Bury | L | 3-5 |

| 30 | 3 Apr | a | Nottingham Forest | W | 2-0 |

| 31 | 6 Apr | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | W | 4-1 |

 1895-96 Season Notes 

Villa's 5th successive top 4 finish and their second league title in three seasons. Villa finished 4 points clear of their nearest rivals Derby County, winning 20 of the 30 games of the season.

Villa had now won 4 trophies in the last 8 seasons and silverware in the last three seasons


 1895-96 Season Statistics 


Games | 31 |

Won | 20 | 64% |   
Drew |
5 | 16% |  
Lost |
6 | 20% |

Unbeaten | 25 | 80% |


Goals Scored | 80 | 2.58 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 49 | 1.58 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 5 | 16% |
 

Average Home Attendance | 11,343 |

Longest winning run | 6 Games |

League winning run | 6 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 8 Games |
Longest losing run | 1 Game |

Games without a win | 2 Games |



 1895-96 Squad Changes 

Debut Appearances | 5 |

#112 Jimmy Crabtree | Monday, 2 September 1895 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 23 |

#113 Johnny Campbell | Monday, 2 September 1895 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 23 |

#114 Jack Cowan | Saturday, 21 September 1895 | Derby County | Division One | 24 |

#115 Edward Harris | Saturday, 16 November 1895 | Sheffield United | Division One | 20 |

#116 Jeremiah Griffiths | Saturday, 28 December 1895 | Bury | Division One | 23 |

Final Appearances | 4 |

#97 Jim Elliott Saturday, 26 October 1895 | Small Heath Alliance | Division One | 26 |

#115 Edward Harris | Saturday, 16 November 1895 | Sheffield United | Division One | 20 |

 

#107 Billy DorrellSaturday, 16 November 1895 | Sheffield United | Division One | 20 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Saturday, 1 February 1896 | Derby County | FA Cup | 32 | 

 1895-96 Squad Statistics 
 

Squad Size | 18 | -4 |
Average Age | 24.7 | +0.1 |

 Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#115 Edward Harris |


 Oldest Player(s) | 32 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts |

  

 1895-96  Scorers 

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

| 26 |

#113 Johnny Campbell | Goals Scored | 26 | League Goals | 26 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 16 |

#76 Jack Devey | Goals Scored | 16 | League Goals | 16 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 9 |

#114 Jack Cowan | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 9 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 8 |

#75 Charlie Athersmith | Goals Scored | 8 | League Goals | 8 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 4 |

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 1 |

| 3 |

#112 Jimmy Crabtree | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#95 Bob Chatt | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

| 2 |

#58 Jimmy Cowan | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#96 Jack Reynolds | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

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

| 1 |

#107 Billy Dorrell | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

#98 Jimmy Welford | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 |

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

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

#90 Fred Burton | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 0 | FA Cup Goals | 1 |

 


 1895-96 Appearances

| 31 |

#76 Jack Devey | Appearances | 31 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 30 |

#75 Charlie Athersmith | Appearances | 30 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#106 Harry Wilkes | Appearances | 30 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

#109 Howard Spencer | Appearances | 30 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 29 |

#112 Jimmy Crabtree | Appearances | 29 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#113 Johnny Campbell | Appearances | 27 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#98 Jimmy Welford | Appearances | 24 | League | 24 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#58 Jimmy Cowan | Appearances | 24 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 23 |

#114 Jack Cowan | Appearances | 23 | League | 22 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#96 Jack Reynolds | Appearances | 22 | League | 22 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#44 Dennis Hodgetts | Appearances | 22 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#95 Bob Chatt | Appearances | 18 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#90 Fred Burton | Appearances | 15 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#101 Steve Smith | Appearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#107 Billy Dorrell | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#97 Jim Elliott | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#115 Edward Harris | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#116 Jeremiah Griffiths | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1895-96 'Keepers

#106 Harry Wilkes | Appearances | 30 (0) | Conceded | 47 | Ratio 1.57 |

#115 Edward Harris | Appearances | 1 (0) | Conceded | 2 | Ratio 2.00 |

 1895-96 Managerial Record 

 

Under George Ramsay’s management committee Villa won the League Championship for the second time in three seasons and in doing so had now achieved a win rate of 55%, losing 30% of their 257 League and FA Cup matches to date.

In total George Ramsay had returned 1.80 points per game* and four major trophies across his twelve seasons in charge of Villa having also won the FA Cup in 1887 and 1895 and the League title in 1893-94.

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

  

 1895-96 Kit  

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 1895-96 Season Results 

Game #245
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Monday, 2 September 1895

Football League | Division One | West Bromwich Albion | Home | Wellington Road | 18,150

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDWDW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree | DEBUT |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Johnny Campbell | DEBUT |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

On this day 2 September 1895

Midfielder Jimmy Crabtree made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Burnley for a fee of £250.

Forward Johnny Campbell made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Glasgow Celtic.

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Game #246
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Saturday, 7 September 1895

Football League | Division One | Small Heath Alliance | Home | Wellington Road | 14,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 7-3 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWDWW |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 4 | Jack Devey | 2 | Jimmy Cowan | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #247
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 14 September 1895

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWWL |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |
 
Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Johnny Campbell |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

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Game #248
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 21 September 1895

Football League | Division One | Derby County | Home | Wellington Road | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWLW |


Scorers | Jack Cowan | 1 | Jack Devey | 1 | Johnny Campbell | 1 | Jimmy Cowan | 1 |

   
Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan | GOAL |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | DEBUT | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

On this day 21 September 1895

Winger Jack Cowan made his Villa debut aged 24 after joining from Glasgow Rangers. Jack took the field alongside his celebrated brother Jimmy, with both scoring for good measure.

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Game #249
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 28 September 1895

Football League | Division One | Blackburn Rovers | Away | Ewood Park | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWLWD |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #250
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Monday, 30 September 1895

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-3 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWDW |


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


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Jack Cowan |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #251
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 5 October 1895

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 | LWDWW |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 1 | Jack Cowan | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #252
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 12 October 1895

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WDWWD |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Jimmy Welford |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #253
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 19 October 1895

Football League | Division One | Blackburn Rovers | Home | Wellington Road | 18,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWDW |


Scorers | Jimmy Crabtree | 1 | Billy Dorrell | 1 | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Jimmy Welford |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

F Billy Dorrell | GOAL |

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Game #254
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 26 October 1895

Football League | Division One | Small Heath Alliance | Away | Coventry Road Muntz Street | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWDWW |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 2 | Jack Reynolds | 1 | Johnny Campbell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jim Elliott | FINAL |

M Jack Reynolds | GOAL |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

On this day 26 October 1895

Full back Jim Elliott made his final appearance for Villa aged 26 before retiring from football due to ill-health.

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Game #255
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 2 November 1895

Football League | Division One | Burnley | Home | Wellington Road | 6,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDWWW |


Scorers | Charlie Athersmith | 3 | Steve Smith | 1 | Jack Devey |

 Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jim Elliott |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

M Fred Burton |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |  GOAL | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

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Game #256
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 9 November 1895

Football League | Division One | Sunderland | Away | Newcastle Road | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWWWL |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jim Elliott |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

M Fred Burton |

W Charlie Athersmith |

F Jack Devey |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell |

 

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Game #257
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 16 November 1895

Football League | Division One | Sheffield United | Home | Wellington Road | 4,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWLD |


Scorers | Jack Cowan | 1 | Bob Chatt | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Edward Harris | DEBUT | FINAL |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

M Fred Burton |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Billy Dorrell | FINAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |
 

On this day 16 November 1895

Goalkeeper Edward Harris made his one and only appearance for Villa aged 20 after joining from Redditch Excelsior. Harris would later move on to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Forward Billy Dorrell made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Leicester Fosse.

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Game #258
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 23 November 1895

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-3 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLDW |


Scorers | Charlie Athersmith | 2 | 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 Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL | GOAL |

W Steve Smith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #259
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 7 December 1895

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLDWL |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 2 | Jack Devey | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Bob Chatt |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL | GOAL |

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Game #260
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 14 December 1895

Football League | Division One | Bolton Wanderers | Home | Wellington Road | 8,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDWLW |


Scorers | Jimmy Welford | 1 | Johnny Campbell | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford | GOAL |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #261
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 21 December 1895

Football League | Division One | Everton | Away | Goodison Park | 30,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWLWL |
 

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #262
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Thursday, 26 December 1895

Football League | Division One | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Away | Molineux | 22,200

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWLWL |


Scorers | Steve Smith | 1 | Howard Spencer | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer | GOAL |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #263
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 28 December 1895

Football League | Division One | Bury | Home | Wellington Road | 5,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jeremiah Griffiths |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Steve Smith |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #264
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 4 January 1896

Football League | Division One | Stoke City | Away | Victoria Ground | 12,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 2 |

 

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #265
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Saturday, 11 January 1896

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

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Jack Cowan | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #266
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Saturday, 18 January 1896

Football League | Division One | Sheffield Wednesday | Away | Olive Grove | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Jack Cowan | 1 | Jack Devey | 1 | Jimmy Crabtree | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree | GOAL |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell |

F Bob Chatt |
 

On this day 18 January 1896

Villa had now won 5 consecutive games

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Game #267
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 25 January 1896

Football League | Division One | Nottingham Forest | Home | Wellington Road | 5,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


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

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Dennis Hodgetts |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

On this day 25 January 1896

Villa had now won 6 consecutive games

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Game #268
Matchday #24

Saturday, 1 February 1896

FA Cup | 1st Round | Derby County | Away | Baseball Ground | 25,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |


Scorers | Dennis Hodgetts | 1 | Fred Burton | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

M Fred Burton | GOAL |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | FINAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Bob Chatt |

F Johnny Campbell |

 

On this day 1 February 1896

Villa matched their earliest ever exit from the FA Cup by losing away to Derby County in the 1st Round.

Legendary Villa forward Dennis Hodgetts made a goalscoring final appearance for Villa aged 32 before moving on to Small Heath Alliance. Hodgetts scored 89 goals in his 218 appearances and 10 seasons with the club.

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Game #269
Matchday #25

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 8 February 1896

Football League | Division One | Derby County | Away | Baseball Ground | 20,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWLD |


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


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Fred Burton |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

W Jack Cowan |

F Jack Devey | GOAL

F Johnny Campbell |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #270
Matchday #26

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 22 February 1896

Football League | Division One | Stoke City | Home | Wellington Road | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLDW |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 3 | Bob Chatt | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

M Fred Burton |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt | GOAL |

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Game #271
Matchday #27

League Matchweek #26

Saturday, 7 March 1896

Football League | Division One | Bolton Wanderers | Away | Pike’s Lane | 14,364

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WLDWD |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 2 | 


Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Fred Burton |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan |

F Jack Devey | GOAL | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #272
Matchday #28

League Matchweek #27

Saturday, 23 February 1895

Football League | Division One | Sheffield Wednesday | Home | Wellington Road | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDWDW |


Scorers | Jack Cowan | 1 | Johnny Campbell | 1 |
 

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Jack Reynolds |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #273
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #28

Saturday, 21 March 1896

Football League | Division One | Bury | Away | Gigg Lane | 13,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWDWL |


Scorers | Jack Devey | 1 | Johnny Campbell | 1 | Jack Cowan | 1 | 

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Jack Devey | GOAL |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

F Bob Chatt |

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Game #274
Matchday #30

League Matchweek #29

Friday, 3 April 1896

Football League | Division One | Nottingham Forest | Away | Town Ground | 10,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDWLW |


Scorers | Charlie Athersmith | 1 | Johnny Campbell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Charlie Athersmith | GOAL |

W Jack Cowan |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL |

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Game #275
Matchday #31

League Matchweek #30

Monday, 6 April 1896

Football League | Division One | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Home | Wellington Road | 15,000

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWLWW |


Scorers | Johnny Campbell | 2 | Jack Cowan | 1 | Jimmy Crabtree | 1 |
 

Line Up |

GK Harry Wilkes |

CB Jimmy Cowan |

FB Howard Spencer |

FB Jimmy Welford |

M Fred Burton |

M Jimmy Crabtree | GOAL |

M Jack Reynolds |

W Charlie Athersmith |

W Jack Cowan | GOAL |

F Jack Devey |

F Johnny Campbell | GOAL | GOAL |

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