Season #46

| 1928-29 |

Games #1439 - #1486

1928-29 Club Summary 

Chairman | J. E. Jones |

Secretary | Billy Smith | 

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |

 1928-29 Season Summary 


Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Games | #1439 - #1486 |

Captain(s) | #277 Billy Walker |
Top Scorer | 32 | #332 Pongo Waring | 25 League | 7 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 48 | #260 Dicky York | 42 League | 6 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 3rd Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | Semi Final |
Biggest Win | 8-0 vs. Orient (a) |
Highest Home Attendance | 73,686 vs Arsenal, FA Cup |

 1928-29 Division One Table 

| 1 | The Wednesday | P42 | W21 | D10 | L11 | F86 | A62 | GR 1.39 | Pts 52 |
| 2 | Leicester City | P42 | W21 | D9 | L12 | F96 | A67 | GR 1.43 | Pts 51 |

| 3 | Aston Villa | P42 | W23 | D4 | L15 | F98 | A81 | GR 1.21 | Pts 50 |
| 4 | Sunderland | P42 | W20 | D7 | L15 | F93 | A75 | GR 1.24 | Pts 47 |
| 5 |
Liverpool | P42 | W17 | D12 | L13 | F90 | A64 | GR 1.41 | Pts 46 |

 1928-29 Results 

| 1 | 25 Aug | a | Leeds United | L | 1-4 | 

| 2 | 27 Aug | h | Manchester United | D | 0-0 | 

| 3 | 1 Sep | h | Liverpool | W | 3-1 | 

| 4 | 8 Sep | a | West Ham United | L | 1-4 | 

| 5 | 15 Sep | h | Newcastle United | D | 1-1 | 

| 6 | 22 Sep | a | Burnley | L | 1-4 | 

| 7 | 29 Sep | h | Cardiff City | W | 1-0 | 

| 8 | 6 Oct | a | Sheffield United | W | 3-1 | 

| 9 | 13 Oct | h | Bury | W | 7-1 | 

| 10 | 20 Oct | h | Bolton Wanderers | L | 3-5 | 

| 11 | 27 Oct | a | Birmingham | W | 4-2 | 

| 12 | 3 Nov | h | Derby County | L | 2-3 | 

| 13 | 10 Nov | a | Sunderland | W | 3-1 | 

| 14 | 17 Nov | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 2-1 | 

| 15 | 24 Nov | a | Arsenal | W | 5-2 | 

| 16 | 1 Dec | h | Everton | W | 2-0 | 

| 17 | 8 Dec | a | Huddersfield Town | L | 0-3 | 

| 18 | 19 Dec | h | Manchester City | W | 5-1 | 

| 19 | 22 Dec | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 1-4 | 

| 20 | 25 Dec | a | Portsmouth | L | 2-3 | 

| 21 | 26 Dec | h | Portsmouth | W | 3-2 | 

| 22 | 29 Dec | h | Leeds United | W | 1-0 | 

| 23 | 1 Jan | a | Manchester United | D | 2-2 | 

| 24 | 5 Jan | a | Liverpool | L | 0-4 | 

| 25 | 12 Jan | h | Cardiff City (FAC R3) | W | 6-1 | 

| 26 | 19 Jan | h | West Ham United | W | 5-2 | 

| 27 | 26 Jan | h | Orient (FAC R4) | D | 0-0 | 

| 28 | 30 Jan | a | Orient (FAC R4 Replay) | W | 8-0 | 

| 29 | 2 Feb | h | Burnley | W | 4-2 | 

| 30 | 9 Feb | a | Cardiff City | W | 2-0 | 

| 31 | 16 Feb | a | Reading (FAC R5) | W | 3-1 | 

| 32 | 20 Feb | h | Sheffield United | W | 3-2 | 

| 33 | 23 Feb | a | Bury | D | 2-2 | 

| 34 | 2 Mar | h | Arsenal (FAC QF) | W | 1-0 | 

| 35 | 9 Mar | h | Birmingham | L | 1-2 | 

| 36 | 13 Mar | a | Newcastle United | L | 1-2 | 

| 37 | 16 Mar | a | Derby County | L | 0-1 | 

| 38 | 23 Mar | n | Portsmouth (FAC SF) | L | 0-1 | 

| 39 | 25 Mar | h | Sunderland | W | 3-1 | 

| 40 | 30 Mar | a | Blackburn Rovers | W | 5-2 | 

| 41 | 1 Apr | a | Leicester City | L | 1-4 | 

| 42 | 2 Apr | h | Leicester City | W | 4-2 | 

| 43 | 6 Apr | h | Arsenal | W | 4-2 | 

| 44 | 13 Apr | a | Everton | W | 1-0 | 

| 45 | 17 Apr | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 1-3 | 

| 46 | 20 Apr | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 4-1 | 

| 47 | 27 Apr | a | Manchester City | L | 0-3 | 

| 48 | 4 May | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 4-1 | 

 1928-29 Season Review 

One of Villa's greatest seasons? The unsung 1928-29 season saw the Billy Smith led side finish 3rd and reach yet another FA Cup Semi Final but it was the on-field goalscoring performances that took the eye.

 

Villa blitzed the 100 goals in a season barrier for the 4th time registering their highest ever total of 115 league and cup goals at a rate of 2.40 goals per game. That eclipsed Villa's previous 100+ seasons in 1912-13 (106) 1891-92 (102) & 1893-94 (100).

After two seasons of relative mediocrity under Billy Smith, his Villa side sprung to life missing out on a 7th league title by 2 points. 

The season however, as had proved typical under Smith, started poorly but they had got into its stride from October and went on a run of 28 games in which although Villa suffered 6 losses, some heavy, they recorded 19 wins. Villa hit 8, 7, 6 and 5 goals (on 3 occasions), 4 goals twice and 3 goals on 5 occasions.

It was a remarkable period.


 1928-29 Season Statistics 


Games | 48 |

Won | 27 | 56% |   
Drew |
5 | 11% |  
Lost |
16 | 33% |

Unbeaten | 32 | 67% |


Goals Scored | 115 | 2.40 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 85 | 1.77 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 9 | 19% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 33,258 |

Longest winning run | 5 Games |

League winning run | 4 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 10 Games |
Longest losing run | 4 Games |

Games without a win | 4 Games |

 1928-29 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 1 |

#333 | Norman Swales | Saturday, 26 January 1929 | Orient | FA Cup | 20 |

Final Appearances | 7 |

#259 Frank Moss | Monday, 27 August 1928 | Manchester United | Division One | 33 |

#325 Jack Yates | Saturday, 15 September 1928 | Newcastle United | Division One | 24 |

#329 Fred Tully | Saturday, 22 September 1928 | Burnley | Division One | 21 |

#313 George JakemanSaturday, 5 January 1929 | Liverpool | Division One | 29 |

#291 Len Capewell | Monday, 1 April 1929 | Leicester City | Division One | 33 |

#297 Vic Milne | Monday, 1 April 1929 | Leicester City | Division One | 31 |

#322 Billy Cook | Monday, 1 April 1929 | Leicester City | Division One | 34 |

 1928-29 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 24 | -4 |

Average Age | 27.7 | +1.3 |

Youngest Player(s) | 20 |

#333 | Norman Swales |

 

Oldest Player(s) | 34 |

#322 Billy Cook |


 

 1928-29 Scorers

Goals Scored | 115 | League Goals | 98 | FA Cup Goals | 17 | 

| 32 |

#332 Pongo Waring | Goals Scored | 32 | League Goals | 25 | FA Cup Goals | 7 | 

| 19 |

#277 Billy Walker | Goals Scored | 19 | League Goals | 19 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 18 |

#260 Dicky York | Goals Scored | 18 | League Goals | 16 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 13 |

#324 Joe Beresford | Goals Scored | 13 | League Goals | 11 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 9 |

#317 Reg Chester | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 9 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#265 Arthur Dorrell | Goals Scored | 9 | League Goals | 6 | FA Cup Goals | 3 | 

| 4 |

#322 Billy Cook | Goals Scored | 4 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 3 |

#291 Len Capewell | Goals Scored | 3 | League Goals | 3 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 2 |

#300 Alec Talbot | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#323 Jimmy Gibson | Goals Scored | 2 | League Goals | 2 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

| 1 |

#328 Joe Tate | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 0 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

#333 Norman Swales | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 0 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

#279 Tommy Smart | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

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


 1928-29 Appearances 

| 48 |

#260 Dicky YorkAppearances | 48 | League | 42 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 44 |

#320 Billy KingdonAppearances | 44 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

#324 Joe Beresford Appearances | 44 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 43 |

#330 Ben Olney | Appearances | 43 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 42 |

#332 Pongo WaringAppearances | 42 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#277 Billy WalkerAppearances | 41 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#299 Teddy BowenAppearances | 38 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 36 |

#279 Tommy Smart | Appearances | 36 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 5 | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#328 Joe Tate Appearances | 34 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 31 |

#300 Alec TalbotAppearances | 31 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 29 |

#265 Arthur DorrellAppearances | 29 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 19 |

#317 Reg ChesterAppearances | 19 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 16 |

#297 Vic MilneAppearances | 16 | League | 16 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#293 Tommy MortAppearances | 15 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 10 |

#322 Billy CookAppearances | 10 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#331 John Brittleton Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#333 Norman SwalesAppearances | 7 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#323 Jimmy GibsonAppearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#283 Tommy Jackson | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#291 Len CapewellAppearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#325 Jack YatesAppearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#313 George JakemanAppearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#259 Frank MossAppearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#329 Fred Tully Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1928-29 'Keepers 

#330 Ben Olney | Appearances | 43 | Conceded | 78 | Ratio | 1.81 |

#283 Tommy JacksonAppearances | 5 | Conceded | 7 | Ratio | 1.40 |

 1928-29 Managerial Record 

Under Billy Smith’s management committee Villa had now achieved a win rate of 47%, losing 37% of their 136 League and FA Cup matches. 

In total Billy Smith had returned 1.57 points per game* across his three seasons in charge of Villa compared to George Ramsay’s 1.69 across his 1,332 games.

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

 1928-29 Kits 

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1928-29 Season Results 

Game #1439
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 25 August 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Leeds United | Elland Road | 26,588

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-4 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LDWLL |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1440
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Monday, 27 August 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 16,000

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DWLLD |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

HB Frank Moss | FINAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

On this day 27 August 1928

Half back Frank Moss made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Oldham Athletic in August 1929. Frank had made 282 appearances, scoring 9 goals and won the 1919-20 FA Cup.


 

Game #1441
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 1 September 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 30,356

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLDW |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Vic Milne |

LH Jack Yates |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1442
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Saturday, 8 September 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | West Ham United | Upton Park | 26,110

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLDWL |


Scorers | Len Capewell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

LH Jack Yates |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL |

Game #1443
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 15 September 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 33,811

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LDWLD |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

LH Jack Yates | FINAL |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Len Capewell |

On this day 15 September 1928
Left half Jack Yates made his final appearance for Villa before moving to QPR in May 1929. Jack played for Villa in 1927-28 and 1928-29 making 14 appearances.

Game #1444
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 22 September 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 19,147

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWLDL |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

W Fred Tully | FINAL |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Len Capewell |

On this day 22 September 1928
Winger Fred Tully made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Southampton in July 1933. Fred played for Villa in 1927-28 and 1928-29 making 7 appearances.

Game #1445
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Saturday, 29 September 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Cardiff City | Villa Park | 30,190

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLDLW |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

W Reg Chester |

IL Billy Cook |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1446
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 6 October 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 23,200

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDLWW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1447
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 13 October 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Bury | Villa Park | 29,163

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 7-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLWWW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Pongo Waring | 2 | Billy Walker | 1 | Dicky York | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

Game #1448
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 20 October 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 29,827

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWWL |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

.

Game #1449
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 27 October 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham | St Andrew’s | 36,261

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1450
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 3 November 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 43,086

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWLWL |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

Game #1451
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 10 November 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 21,250

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWLW |


Scorers | Alec Talbot | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

CH Alec Talbot | GOAL |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1452
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 17 November 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 31,212

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1453
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 24 November 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 30,491

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 3 | Alec Talbot | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot | GOAL |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

 

Game #1454
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 1 December 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 45,416

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

D George Jakeman |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

Game #1455
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 8 December 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 16,406

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1456
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Wednesday, 19 December 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester City | Villa Park | 8,496

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | Jimmy Gibson | 1 | Joe Beresford | 2 | Dicky York | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson | GOAL |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |


 

Game #1457
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 22 December 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Hillsborough | 24,822

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWLWL |


Scorers | Jimmy Gibson | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

WH Jimmy Gibson | GOAL |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1458
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Tuesday, 25 December 1928

Football League | Division One | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 24,679

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1459
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Wednesday, 26 December 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 54,331

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLLW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

Game #1460
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Saturday, 29 December 1928

Football League | Division One | Home | Leeds United | Villa Park | 31,565

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLWW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

D George Jakeman |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

Game #1461
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Tuesday, 1 January 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester United | Old Trafford | 25,935

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | LLWWD |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

LH Joe Tate |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1462
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 5 January 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Liverpool | Anfield | 31,146

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWDL |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

D George Jakeman | FINAL |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

On this day 5 January 1929
Defender George Jakeman made his last appearance for Villa before moving on to Notts County in August 1929. George played for Villa between 1924-25 and 1928-29 making 8 appearances.

Game #1463
Matchday #25

Saturday, 12 January 1929

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Home | Cardiff City | Villa Park | 51,242

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 6-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWDLW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 2 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Joe Tate | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate | GOAL |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1464
Matchday #26

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 19 January 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | West Ham United | Villa Park | 28,838

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDLWW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 2 | Joe Beresford | 1 |  Billy Walker | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

W Reg Chester | GOAL | GOAL |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1465
Matchday #27

Saturday, 26 January 1929

FA Cup | 4th Round | Home | Orient | Villa Park | 53,086

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-0 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DLWWD |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Norman Swales | DEBUT |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

On this day 26 January 1929
Half back Norman Swales made his Villa debut after moving from Middlesbrough in November 1928.

Game #1466
Matchday #28

Wednesday, 30 January 1929

FA Cup | 4th Round Replay | Away | Orient | Millfields | 27,532

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 8-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Norman Swales | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Pongo Waring | 3 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Norman Swales | GOAL |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1467
Matchday #29

League Matchweek #26

Saturday, 2 February 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 21,277

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWDWW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 3 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Norman Swales |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB Tommy Smart |

IL Billy Cook |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

Game #1468
Matchday #30

League Matchweek #27

Saturday, 9 February 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Cardiff City | Ninian Park | 15,978

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDWWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

 

Game #1469

Matchday #31

Saturday, 16 February 1929

FA Cup | 5th Round | Away | Reading | Elm Park | 23,703

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWWWW |


Scorers | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Pongo Waring | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1470

Matchday #32

League Matchweek #28

Wednesday, 20 February 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 14,022

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWWW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 | Dicky York | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

On this day 20 February 1929
Villa had now won 5 consecutive games.

Game #1471
Matchday #33

League Matchweek #29

Saturday, 23 February 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Bury | Gigg Lane | 14,679

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWWD |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 | Tommy Smart | 1 (pen) |    

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Tommy Smart | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

W Reg Chester |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

Game #1472
Matchday #34

Saturday, 2 March 1929
FA Cup | 6th Round | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 73,686

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWDW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |    

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OR Dicky York |

W Reg Chester |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1473
Matchday #35

League Matchweek #30

Saturday, 9 March 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham | Villa Park | 56,528

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWDWL |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |    

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

F Joe Beresford |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1474
Matchday #36

League Matchweek #31

Wednesday, 13 March 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 30,168

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWLL |


Scorers | Dicky York | 1 |    

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IL Billy Cook |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1475
Matchday #37

League Matchweek #32

Saturday, 16 March 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 18,835

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DWLLL |


Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

HB Norman Swales |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Vic Milne |

FB Teddy Bowen |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

IL Billy Cook |

IF Billy Walker

Game #1476
Matchday #38

Saturday, 23 March 1929

FA Cup | Semi Final | Neutral | Portsmouth | Highbury | 36,147

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLLLL |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort | 

FB Teddy Bowen |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

 

Game #1477
Matchday #39

League Matchweek #33

Monday, 25 March 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 8,573

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLLLW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LH Joe Tate |

LB Tommy Mort | 

FB Teddy Bowen |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

Game #1478
Matchday #40

League Matchweek #34

Saturday, 30 March 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 15,690

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLLWW |


Scorers | Billy Cook | 1 | Arthur Dorrell | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 |  

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne |

HB Norman Swales |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB John Brittleton |

IL Billy Cook | GOAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

Game #1479
Matchday #41

League Matchweek #35

Monday, 1 April 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Leicester City | Filbert Street | 45,744

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWWL |


Scorers | Len Capewell |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Vic Milne | FINAL |

HB Norman Swales |

HB Billy Kingdon |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB John Brittleton |

IL Billy Cook | FINAL |

OL Arthur Dorrell |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

IF Len Capewell | GOAL | FINAL |

 On this day 1 April 1929
Inside forward Len Capewell made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Walsall in February 1930.  Len had made 157 appearances, scoring a remarkable 100 goals.

Inside left Billy Cook made his final appearance before moving to Spurs in July. Billy’s Villa career had seen him making 61 appearances and scoring 40 goals.
Centre half Vic Milne played his final game for Villa after 174 appearances in his 5 seasons with the club.

 

Game #1480
Matchday #42

League Matchweek #36

Tuesday, 2 April 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Leicester City | Villa Park | 31,901

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWLW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Norman Swales |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

FB John Brittleton |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

 

Game #1481
Matchday #43

League Matchweek #37

Saturday, 6 April 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 26,664

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1482
Matchday #44

League Matchweek #38

Saturday, 13 April 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 20,594

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB John Brittleton |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1483
Matchday #45

League Matchweek #39

Wednesday, 17 April 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 10,271

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWWL |


Scorers | Pongo Waring | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB John Brittleton |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |
 

Game #1484
Matchday #46

League Matchweek #40

Saturday, 20 April 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 23,811

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWLW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 3 | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

LB Tommy Mort |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

W Reg Chester | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

 

 

Game #1485
Matchday #47

League Matchweek #41

Saturday, 27 April 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 30,154

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWLWL |


Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB John Brittleton |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

W Reg Chester |

OR Dicky York |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1486
Matchday #48

League Matchweek #42

Saturday, 4 May 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 25,085

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWLW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 | Pongo Waring | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Tommy Jackson |

FB John Brittleton |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CH Alec Talbot |

LH Joe Tate |

FB Teddy Bowen |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |