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 |