Season #47

| 1929-30 |

Games #1487 - #1532

1929-30 Club Summary 

Chairman | J. E. Jones |

Secretary | Billy Smith | 

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |

 1929-30 Season Summary 

 

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Games | #1487 - #1532 |

Captain(s) | #277 Billy Walker | #323 Jimmy Gibson |
Top Scorer | 36 | #334 George Brown | 30 League | 6 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 45 | #334 George Brown | 41 League | 4 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 4th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | Quarter Final |
Biggest Win | 5-1 | Sheffield United (h) | Reading (h) FA Cup |
Highest Home Attendance | 74,626 vs. Walsall FA Cup |

 1929-30 Division One Table 

| 2 | Derby County | P42 | W21 | D8 | L13 | F90 | A82 | GR 1.10 | Pts 50 |
| 3 | Manchester City | P42 | W19 | D9 | L14 | F91 | A81 | GR 1.12 | Pts 47 |

| 4 | Aston Villa | P42 | W21 | D5 | L16 | F92 | A83 | GR 1.11 | Pts 47 |
| 5 | Leeds United | P42 | W20 | D6 | L16 | F79 | A63 | GR 1.25 | Pts 46 |
| 6 |
Blackburn Rovers | P42 | W19 | D7 | L16 | F99 | A93 | GR 1.06 | Pts 45 |

 1929-30 Results 

| 1 | 31 Aug | h | Birmingham | W | 2-1 | 

| 2 | 4 Sep | a | Derby County | L | 0-4 | 

| 3 | 7 Sep | a | Leeds United | L | 1-4 | 

| 4 | 9 Sep | h | Derby County | D | 2-2 | 

| 5 | 14 Sep | h | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 1-3 | 

| 6 | 21 Sep | a | Burnley | W | 4-1 | 

| 7 | 25 Sep | h | Arsenal | W | 5-2 | 

| 8 | 28 Sep | h | Sunderland | W | 2-1 | 

| 9 | 5 Oct | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 0-3 | 

| 10 | 12 Oct | h | Everton | W | 5-2 | 

| 11 | 19 Oct | h | Leicester City | W | 3-0 | 

| 12 | 26 Oct | a | Grimsby Town | W | 2-0 | 

| 13 | 2 Nov | h | Manchester United | W | 1-0 | 

| 14 | 9 Nov | a | Huddersfield Town | D | 1-1 | 

| 15 | 16 Nov | h | Liverpool | L | 2-3 | 

| 16 | 23 Nov | a | Middlesbrough | W | 3-2 | 

| 17 | 30 Nov | h | Blackburn Rovers | W | 3-0 | 

| 18 | 7 Dec | a | Newcastle United | D | 2-2 | 

| 19 | 14 Dec | h | Sheffield United | W | 5-1 | 

| 20 | 21 Dec | a | West Ham United | L | 2-5 | 

| 21 | 25 Dec | h | Manchester City | L | 0-2 | 

| 22 | 26 Dec | a | Manchester City | W | 2-1 | 

| 23 | 28 Dec | a | Birmingham | D | 1-1 | 

| 24 | 4 Jan | h | Leeds United | L | 3-4 | 

| 25 | 11 Jan | h | Reading (FAC R3) | W | 5-1 | 

| 26 | 18 Jan | a | Sheffield Wednesday | L | 0-3 | 

| 27 | 25 Jan | h | Walsall (FAC R4) | W | 3-1 | 

| 28 | 1 Feb | a | Sunderland | L | 1-4 | 

| 29 | 5 Feb | h | Burnley | L | 1-2 | 

| 30 | 8 Feb | h | Bolton Wanderers | W | 2-0 | 

| 31 | 15 Feb | h | Blackburn Rovers (FAC R5) | W | 4-1 | 

| 32 | 22 Feb | a | Leicester City | L | 3-4 | 

| 33 | 1 Mar | h | Huddersfield Town (FAC QF) | L | 1-2 | 

| 34 | 5 Mar | a | Everton | W | 4-3 | 

| 35 | 8 Mar | a | Manchester United | W | 3-2 | 

| 36 | 15 Mar | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 5-3 | 

| 37 | 22 Mar | a | Liverpool | L | 0-2 |

| 38 | 29 Mar | h | Middlesbrough | W | 4-2 | 

| 39 | 2 Apr | h | Grimsby Town | W | 4-1 | 

| 40 | 5 Apr | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-2 | 

| 41 | 12 Apr | h | Newcastle United | W | 2-0 | 

| 42 | 18 Apr | a | Portsmouth | W | 2-1 | 

| 43 | 19 Apr | a | Sheffield United | D | 3-3 | 

| 44 | 21 Apr | h | Portsmouth | L | 0-1 | 

| 45 | 26 Apr | h | West Ham United | L | 2-3 | 

| 46 | 3 May | a | Arsenal | W | 4-2 | 

 1929-30 Season Review 

​Although it may not have hit the goalscoring heights of the previous campaign, Villa recorded another 100+ goal season as they blitzed the 100 goals in a season barrier for the 5th time registering 105 league and cup goals at a rate of 2.28 goals per game. That placed 3rd in Villa's 5 previous 100+ seasons in 1928-29 (115) 1912-13 (106) 1929-30 (105) 1891-92 (102) & 1893-94 (100).

Ultimately however Villa had to settle for 4th place - missing out on 3rd by goal ratio (scored/conceded) but nevertheless Villa under Billy Smith were once again the entertainers.


 1929-30 Season Statistics 


Games | 46 |

Won | 24 | 52% |   
Drew |
5 | 11% |  
Lost |
17 | 37% |

Unbeaten | 29 | 63% |


Goals Scored | 105 | 2.28 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 88 | 1.91 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 6 | 13% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 33,259 |

Longest winning run | 4 Games |

League winning run | 4 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 5 Games |
Longest losing run | 2 Games |

Games without a win | 4 Games |

 1929-30 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 5 |

#334 George Brown | Saturday, 31 August 1929 | Birmingham | Division One | 26 |

#335 Eric Houghton | Saturday, 4 January 1930 | Leeds United | Division One | 19 |

#336 Fred Biddlestone | Wednesday, 5 February 1930 | Burnley | Division One | 23 |

#337 Bob Brocklebank | Wednesday, 5 February 1930 | Burnley | Division One | 21 |

#338 Jack Mandley | Saturday, 15 March 1930 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 21 |

Final Appearances | 5 |

#265 Arthur Dorrell | Saturday, 28 December 1929 | Birmingham | Division One | 33 |

#283 Tommy Jackson | Saturday, 1 February 1930 | Sunderland | Division One | 31 |

#330 Ben Olney | Saturday, 1 March 1930 | Huddersfield Town | FA Cup | 30 |

#333 Norman SwalesSaturday, 5 April 1930 | Blackburn Rovers | Division One | 21 |

#331 John Brittleton | Saturday, 26 April 1930 | West Ham United | Division One | 29 |

 1929-30 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 22 | -2 |
Average Age | 26.7 | -1.0 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

#335 Eric Houghton |

Oldest Player(s) | 33 |

#265 Arthur Dorrell |

 1929-30 Scorers

Goals Scored | 105 | League Goals | 92 | FA Cup Goals | 13 | 

| 36 |

#334 George Brown | Goals Scored | 36 | League Goals | 30 | FA Cup Goals | 6 | 

| 14 |

#335 Eric Houghton | Goals Scored | 14 | League Goals | 12 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | 

| 11 |

#324 Joe Beresford | Goals Scored | 11 | League Goals | 10 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

#332 Pongo Waring | Goals Scored | 11 | League Goals | 11 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#277 Billy Walker | Goals Scored | 11 | League Goals | 8 | FA Cup Goals | 3 | 

| 9 |

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

| 7 |

#260 Dicky York | Goals Scored | 7 | League Goals | 6 | FA Cup Goals | 1 | 

| 1 |

#323 Jimmy Gibson | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

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

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

#300 Alec Talbot | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

#338 Jack Mandley | Goals Scored | 1 | League Goals | 1 | FA Cup Goals | 0 | 

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

 1929-30 Appearances 

 

| 45 |

#334 George BrownAppearances | 45 | League | 41 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 44 |

#328 Joe Tate Appearances | 44 | League | 40 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 43 |

#300 Alec TalbotAppearances | 43 | League | 39 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#293 Tommy MortAppearances | 41 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 36 |

#324 Joe BeresfordAppearances | 36 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#277 Billy WalkerAppearances | 35 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#260 Dicky YorkAppearances | 32 | League | 28 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 31 |

#330 Ben Olney | Appearances | 31 | League | 27 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 29 |

#323 Jimmy GibsonAppearances | 29 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 25 |

#279 Tommy SmartAppearances | 25 | League | 22 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#299 Teddy BowenAppearances | 25 | League | 24 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 23 |

#332 Pongo WaringAppearances | 23 | League | 23 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#335 Eric HoughtonAppearances | 23 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#320 Billy Kingdon Appearances | 22 | League | 21 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#317 Reg ChesterAppearances | 20 | League | 20 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#336 Fred BiddlestonAppearances | 14 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#338 Jack MandleyAppearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#265 Arthur DorrellAppearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#283 Tommy JacksonAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#331 John Brittleton Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#333 Norman Swales Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#337 Bob BrocklebankAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1929-30 'Keepers 

 

#330 Ben Olney | Appearances | 31 | Conceded | 57 | Ratio | 1.84 | 

#336 Fred BiddlestonAppearances | 14 | Conceded | 27 | Ratio | 1.93 | 

#283 Tommy JacksonAppearances | 1 | Conceded | 4 | Ratio | 4.00 | 

 1929-30 Managerial Record 

Under Billy Smith’s management committee Villa had now achieved a win rate of 48%, losing 37% of their 182 League and FA Cup matches. 

In total Billy Smith had returned 1.59 points per game* across his four 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 

 1929-30 Kits 

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 1929-30 Season Fixtures 

Game #1487
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Saturday, 31 August 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham | Villa Park | 36,834

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1488
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Wednesday, 4 September 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Derby County | Baseball Ground | 21,971

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLWWL |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |


 

Game #1489
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Saturday, 7 September 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Leeds United | Elland Road | 23,649

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWLL |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

LB Tommy Mort |

FB Teddy Bowen |

LH Joe Tate |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

HB Billy Kingdon |

CF Pongo Waring |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1490
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Monday, 9 September 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 23,556

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWLLD |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

LB Tommy Mort |

FB Teddy Bowen |

LH Joe Tate |

HB Billy Kingdon |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

F George Brown | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

 

Game #1491

Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Saturday, 14 September 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield Wednesday | Villa Park | 36,209

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLLDL |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

FB Teddy Bowen |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

Game #1492
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Saturday, 21 September 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 14,062

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LLDLW |


Scorers | George Brown | 2 | Reg Chester | 1 | Billy Walker | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1493
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7
Wednesday, 25 September 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Arsenal | Villa Park | 33,850

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LDLWW |


Scorers | George Brown | 3 | Jimmy Gibson | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson | GOAL |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1494
Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Saturday, 28 September 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 41,919

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLWWW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1495
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Saturday, 5 October 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 19,187

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWWL |


Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1496
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Saturday, 12 October 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 35,243

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWWLW |


Scorers | George Brown | 3 | Reg Chester | 1 (pen) | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

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Game #1497
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Saturday, 19 October 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Leicester City | Villa Park | 37,813

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Scorers | George Brown | 2 | Joe Tate | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate | GOAL |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1498
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Saturday, 26 October 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Grimsby Town | Blundell Park | 20,225

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 2 |  

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1499
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Saturday, 2 November 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 24,292

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWWW |


Scorers | Reg Chester | 1 |  

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

CF Pongo Waring |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1500
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Saturday, 9 November 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 18,183

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WWWWD |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |  

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1501
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Saturday, 16 November 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 21,837

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWDL |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

WH Jimmy Gibson |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

 

Game #1502
Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Saturday, 23 November 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Middlesbrough | Ayresome Park | 16,051

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-2 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWDLW |


Scorers | George Brown | 2 | Joe Beresford | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1503
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Saturday, 30 November 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackburn Rovers | Villa Park | 25,910

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-0 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDLWW |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 | Joe Beresford | 1 | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

F George Brown | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1504
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Saturday, 7 December 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 30,758

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-2 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | DLWWD |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 | Reg Chester | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL |

W Reg Chester | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |


 

Game #1505
Matchday #19

League Matchweek #19

Saturday, 14 December 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 26,821

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | Joe Beresford | 1 | Billy Walker | 4 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford | GOAL |

Game #1506
Matchday #20

League Matchweek #20

Saturday, 21 December 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | West Ham United | Upton Park | 14,624

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-5 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWDW |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 (pen) | Tommy Smart | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

FB Tommy Smart | GOAL |

CH Alec Talbot |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

F George Brown | GOAL |

W Reg Chester |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1507
Matchday #21

League Matchweek #21

Wednesday, 25 December 1929

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester City | Villa Park | 39,778

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDWLL |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

OL Arthur Dorrell | 

F George Brown |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1508
Matchday #22

League Matchweek #22

Thursday, 26 December 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 68,704

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 2-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DWLLW |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

OL Arthur Dorrell | 

F George Brown | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1509
Matchday #23

League Matchweek #23

Saturday, 28 December 1929

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham | St Andrew’s | 33,228

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 1-1 |

FT Result | Drew |

Last 5 Games | WLLWD |


Scorers | Billy Walker | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

OL Arthur Dorrell | FINAL | 

F George Brown |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

CF Pongo Waring |

On this day 28 December 1929
Outside left Arthur Dorrell made his last appearance for Villa before moving to Port Vale in June 1931. Arthur had made 390 appearances and scored 65 goals during his 10 seasons with Villa and helped the club win the 1919-20 FA Cup.

Game #1510
Matchday #24

League Matchweek #24

Saturday, 4 January 1930

Football League | Division One | Home | Leeds United | Villa Park | 32,476

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-4 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWDL |


Scorers | George Brown | 2 | Alec Talbot | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot | GOAL |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

OL Eric Houghton | DEBUT |

F George Brown | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker |

F Joe Beresford |

On this day 4 January 1930
Outside left Eric Houghton made his Villa debut after moving from Billingborough FC in August 1927.

Game #1511
Matchday #25

Saturday, 11 January 1930

FA Cup | 3rd Round | Home | Reading | Villa Park | 39,000

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 5-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWDLW |


Scorers | George Brown | 1 | Eric Houghton | 2 | Billy Walker | 1 (pen) | Dicky York | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York | GOAL |

OL Eric Houghton | GOAL | GOAL |

F George Brown | GOAL |

IF Billy Walker | GOAL |

F Joe Beresford |

Game #1512
Matchday #26

League Matchweek #25

Saturday, 18 January 1930

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Hillsborough | 34,911

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 0-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WDLWL |


Line Up |

GK Ben Olney |

CH Alec Talbot |

FB Teddy Bowen |

HB Billy Kingdon |

LB Tommy Mort |

LH Joe Tate |

OR Dicky York |

OL Eric Houghton | 

F George Brown |

IF Billy Walker |

CF Pongo Waring |

Game #1513
Matchday #27

Saturday, 25 January 1930

FA Cup | 4th Round | Home | Walsall | Villa Park | 74,626

Manager | Billy Smith | Management Committee |

FT Score | 3-1 |