Season #60

| 1948-49 |

Games #2074 - #2119 |

 1948-49 Club Summary

Chairman | Fred Normansell |

Secretary | Fred Archer |

Manager | Alex Massie |

 

 1948-49 Season Summary 


Manager | Alex Massie |
Games | #2074 - #2119 |

Captain(s) | #363 George Cummings | #395 Harry Parkes |
Top Scorer | 14 | #408 Trevor Ford | 13 League | 1 FA Cup | Goal |

Most Appearances | 44 | #395 Harry Parkes | 40 League | 4 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 10th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |
Biggest Win | 5-1 vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 70,718 vs. Cardiff City, FA Cup |

 1948-49 Division One Table 

| 8 | Sunderland | P42 | W13 | D7 | L12 | F49 | A58 | GR 0.84 | Pts 43 |
| 9 | Charlton Athletic | P42 | W15 | D12 | L15 | F63 | A67 | GR 0.94 | Pts 42 |

| 10 | Aston Villa | P42 | W16 | D10 | L16 | F60 | A76 | GR 0.79 | Pts 42 |
| 11 | Stoke City | P42 | W16 | D9 | L17 | F66 | A68 | GR 0.97 | Pts 41 |
| 12 | Portsmouth | P42 | W13 | D14 | L15 | F53 | A43 | GR 1.23 | Pts 40 |

 1948-49 Results 

| 1 | 21 Aug | h | Liverpool | W | 2-1 | 

| 2 | 25 Aug | a | Bolton Wanderers | | 0-3 | 

| 3 | 28 Aug | a | Blackpool | | 0-1 | 

| 4 | 30 Aug | h | Bolton Wanderers | | 2-4 | 

| 5 | 4 Sep | h | Derby County | D | 1-1 | 

| 6 | 8 Sep | a | Newcastle United | | 1-2 | 

| 7 | 11 Sep | a | Arsenal | | 1-3 | 

| 8 | 13 Sep | h | Newcastle United | | 2-4 | 

| 9 | 18 Sep | h | Huddersfield Town | D | 3-3 | 

| 10 | 25 Sep | a | Manchester United | | 1-3 | 

| 11 | 2 Oct | h | Sheffield United | 4-3 | 

| 12 | 9 Oct | h | Portsmouth | D | 1-1 | 

| 13 | 16 Oct | a | Manchester City | | 1-4 | 

| 14 | 23 Oct | h | Charlton Athletic | 4-3 | 

| 15 | 30 Oct | a | Stoke City | | 2-4 | 

| 16 | 6 Nov | h | Burnley | 3-1 | 

| 17 | 13 Nov | a | Preston North End | 1-0 | 

| 18 | 20 Nov | h | Everton | | 0-1 | 

| 19 | 27 Nov | a | Chelsea | | 1-2 | 

| 20 | 4 Dec | h | Birmingham City | | 0-3 | 

| 21 | 11 Dec | a | Middlesbrough | | 0-6 | 

| 22 | 18 Dec | a | Liverpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 23 | 25 Dec | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | | 0-4 | 

| 24 | 27 Dec | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | 5-1 | 

| 25 | 1 Jan | h | Blackpool | | 2-4 | 

| 26 | 8 Jan | h | Bolton Wanderers (FAC R3) | D | 1-1 | 

| 27 | 15 Jan | a | Bolton Wanderers (FAC R3 Replay) | D | 0-0 | 

| 28 | 17 Jan | h | Bolton Wanderers (FAC R3 2nd Replay) | 2-1 | 

| 29 | 22 Jan | h | Arsenal | 1-0 | 

| 30 | 29 Jan | h | Cardiff City (FAC R4) | | 1-2 | 

| 31 | 12 Feb | a | Huddersfield Town | 1-0 | 

| 32 | 19 Feb | h | Manchester United | 2-1 | 

| 33 | 26 Feb | a | Sheffield United | 1-0 | 

| 34 | 5 Mar | a | Portsmouth | | 0-3 | 

| 35 | 12 Mar | h | Manchester City | 1-0 | 

| 36 | 19 Mar | a | Everton | 3-1 | 

| 37 | 26 Mar | h | Chelsea | D | 1-1 | 

| 38 | 2 Apr | a | Burnley | D | 1-1 | 

| 39 | 9 Apr | h | Preston North End | 2-0 | 

| 40 | 15 Apr | a | Sunderland | D | 0-0 | 

| 41 | 16 Apr | a | Charlton Athletic | 2-0 | 

| 42 | 19 Apr | h | Sunderland | D | 1-1 | 

| 43 | 23 Apr | h | Stoke City | 2-1 | 

| 44 | 27 Apr | a | Derby County | D | 2-2 | 

| 45 | 30 Apr | a | Birmingham City 1-0 | 

| 46 | 7 May | h | Middlesbrough | D | 1-1 | 

1948-49 Season Review

The first 10 games probably couldn't have gone worse. Despite an opening game win Villa recorded 7 losses, conceding 25 and scoring 13. September had been a write off however October saw improvements as Villa scored 4 wins in 7 but were scoring and conceding freely, 4-3, 1-4, 4-3, 2-4, 3-1. November and December saw Villa's form worsen considerably winning just once to the turn of the year, conceding 21 in 8 games.

Villa looked on course for a disaster on a par with the relegation season of 1935-36 but a total reversal of form from the start of January to the end of the season saw Villa lose just twice over a 21 game spell and lost in the league just once as Villa climbed back to secure 10th in the table.

1948-49 Season Statistics 

Games | 46 |

Won | 17 | 37% |  
Drew | 12 | 26% |
Lost | 17 | 37% |

Unbeaten | 29 | 63% |


Goals Scored | 64 | 1.39 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 75 | 1.63 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 10 | 22% |

Average Home Attendance | 48,650 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 12 Games |
Longest losing run | 4 Games |

Games without a win | 9 Games |

1948-49 Transfers

1 July 1948 - 30 June 1949


Incoming | 6 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Kidderminster Harriers | Free | Sep 48 | 32 |
#416
Con Martin | Leeds United | £10,000 | Sep 48 | 25 |
#418
Miller Craddock | Hereford United | Free | Sep 48 | 22 |
#419
Ivor Powell | Queens Park Rangers | £17,500 | Dec 48 | 32 |
#430
Peter Aldis | Hay Green FC | Free | Jan 49 | 22 |
#421
Colin Gibson | Newcastle United | £17,500 | Feb 49 | 25 |

Incoming | 9 |

#391 Jack Morby | Worcester City | Free | Jul 48 | 28 |
#379
Ronnie Starling | Nottingham Forest | Free | Jul 48 | 38 |
#413
Harry Chapman | Notts County | Free | Mar 49 | 28 |
#400
Vic Potts | Retired | Released | May 49 | 34 |
#363
George Cummings | Retired | Released | May 49 | 35 |
#374
Jackie Martin | Retired | Released | May 49 | 34 |  
#410
Albert Brown | Gorleston Town | Free | Jun 49 | 34 |
#398
John Graham | Wrexham | Free | Jun 49 | 23 |
#409
Billy Evans | Notts County | Free | Jun 49 | 28 |

 

1948-49 Squad Changes


Debut Appearances | 8 |

#414 Larry Canning | Saturday, 11 September 1948 | Arsenal | Division One | 22 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Monday, 13 September 1948 | Newcastle United | Division One | 32 |

#416 Con Martin | Saturday, 2 October 1948 | Sheffield United | Division One | 25 |

#417 Syd Howarth | Saturday, 23 October 1948 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 25 |

#418 Miller Craddock | Saturday, 11 December 1948 | Middlesbrough | Division One | 22 |

#419 Ivor Powell | Saturday, 18 December 1948 | Liverpool | Division One | 32 |

#420 Herbert Smith | Saturday, 15 January 1949 | Bolton Wanderers | FA Cup | 26 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Saturday, 12 February 1949 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 25 |

Final Appearances | 7 |

#363 George Cummings | Saturday, 7 May 1949 | Middlesbrough | Division One | 35 |

#410 Albert Brown | Saturday, 9 October 1948 | Portsmouth | Division One | 32 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Saturday, 11 September 1948 | Arsenal | Division One | 34 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Saturday, 4 December 1948 | Birmingham City | Division One | 32 |

#403 Derek Ashton | Saturday, 30 October 1948 | Stoke City | Division One | 26 |

#398 John Graham | Saturday, 25 September 1948 | Manchester United | Division One | 22 |

#409 Billy Evans | Saturday, 22 January 1949 | Arsenal | Division One | 27 |

1948-49 Squad Statistics

Squad Size | 26 | +4 |
Average Age | 27.6 | -0.5 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

#411 Keith Jones | 23-Oct-1928 |

Oldest Player(s) | 35 |

#363 George Cummings | 5-Jun-1913 |

1948-49 First Team Squad 
 

 Keith Jones
Joe Rutherford
Alan Wakeman
Derek Ashton
George Cummings
Reg Lowe*
Vic Potts
Albert Vinall
Bob Iverson
Eddie Lowe
Amos Moss
Frank Moss
Harry Parkes
Arthur Proudler
Albert Brown
Larry Canning
Harry Chapman
Patrick M Conroy*
Johnny Dixon
Dicky Dorsett
George Edwards
Billy Evans
Trevor Ford
Billy Goffin 
John Graham
Duncan Harrigan*
Syd Howarth
Jackie Martin
Andrew Mullen*
Herbert Smith
Les Smith
Tom Wood*

*Did not make a first team appearance

1948-49 Scorers

Goals Scored | 64 | League Goals | 60 | FA Cup Goals | 4 |

| 14 |

#408 Trevor Ford | Goals | 14 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 13 |

#387 George Edwards | Goals | 13 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 11 |

405 Dicky Dorsett | Goals | 11 | League | 10 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 7 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Goals | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 5 |

#397 Les Smith | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

#396 Billy Goffin | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 2 |

#417 Syd Howarth | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#415 Jock Mulraney | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#398 John Graham | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#410 Albert Brown | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#409 Eddie Lowe | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#420 Herbert Smith | Goals | 1 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 1 | 

#421 Colin Gibson | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#418 Miller Craddock | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 |

1948-49 Appearances

| 44 |

#395 Harry Parkes | Appearances | 44 | League | 40 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#405 Dicky Dorsett | Appearances | 41 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 39 |

#397 Les Smith | Appearances | 39 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#386 Frank Moss | Appearances | 38 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#363 George Cummings | Appearances | 38 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#408 Trevor Ford | Appearances | 35 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#416 Con Martin | Appearances | 34 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#387 George Edwards | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 33 | League | 29 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#399 Eddie Lowe | Appearances | 27 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 26 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Appearances | 26 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#419 Ivor Powell | Appearances | 24 | League | 20 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#396 Billy Goffin | Appearances | 20 | League | 16 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 13 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#415 Jock Mulraney | Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Appearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#417 Syd Howarth | Appearances | 8 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#410 Albert Brown | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#403 Derek Ashton | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#374 Jackie Martin | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#418 Miller Craddock | Appearances | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#398 John Graham | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#414 Larry Canning | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#420 Herbert Smith | Appearances | 2 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#406 Amos Moss | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#409 Billy Evans | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#412 Albert Vinall | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile
#389 Alan Wakeman | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

1948-49 'Keepers

#390 Joe Rutherford | Appearances | 33 | Conceded | 45 | Ratio | 1.36 |

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 13 | Conceded | 30 | Ratio | 2.31 |

1948-49 Managerial Record 

 

Alex Massie’s fourth season as manager saw Villa reach 10th in Division One after a torrid first half of the season.

Massie’s Villa had achieved a win rate of 46%, losing just 31% of their 182 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Alex Massie had returned 1.62 points per game* across his 182 games in charge of Villa, ahead of his predecessor Jimmy Hogan (1.59) and equal with Billy Smith’s record of 1.62 across 364 games. Massie however was behind George Ramsay’s 1.69 across his 1,332 games but remained far ahead of Villa’s first professional manager Jimmy McMullan (1.24 in 99).

 1948-49 Kits 

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 1948-49 Season Results 

Game #2074
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Manager Game #137

Saturday, 21 August 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 42,193 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |

Last 5 Games | WLWWW |


Scorers | Trevor Ford | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

W Billy Goffin |

IF Albert Brown |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

Game #2075
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Manager Game #138

Wednesday, 25 August 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 24,774 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-3 |

Last 5 Games | LWWWL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

W Billy Goffin |

IF Albert Brown |

LB Dicky Dorsett |


 

Game #2076
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Manager Game #139

Saturday, 28 August 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackpool | Bloomfield Road | 29,815 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |

Last 5 Games | WWWLL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

CF Trevor Ford |

F George Edwards |

W Billy Goffin |

IF Jackie Martin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |


 

Game #2077
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Manager Game #140

Monday, 30 August 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 26,890 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-4 |

Last 5 Games | WWLLL |


Scorers | Jackie Martin | 1 | Jackie Graham | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | 

IF Jackie Martin | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Jackie Graham | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2078
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Manager Game #141

Saturday, 4 September 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Derby County | Villa Park | 50,791 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WLLLD |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | 

IF Jackie Martin |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

IF Albert Brown |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2079
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Manager Game #142

Wednesday, 8 September 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 56,510 |

Manager | Alex Massie |

FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |

Last 5 Games | LLLDL |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | 

IF Jackie Martin |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

Game #2080
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Manager Game #143
Saturday, 11 September 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 54,144 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |

Last 5 Games | LLDLL |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

RH Larry Canning | DEBUT |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

IF Jackie Martin | FINAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Johnny Dixon |

On this day 11 September 1948
Right half Larry Canning made his Villa debut after moving from Paget Rangers in December 1943.

Inside forward Jackie Martin made his final appearance for Villa. Jackie played for Villa between 1936-37 and 1948-49 making 109 appearances and scoring 31 goals.
 

Game #2081

Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Manager Game #144

Monday, 13 September 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 30,981 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-4 |

Last 5 Games | LDLLL |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

RH Larry Canning |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney | DEBUT |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

On this day 13 September 1948
Outside right Jock Mulraney made his debut for Villa after moving from Kidderminster Harriers earlier this month

Game #2082
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Manager Game #145

Saturday, 18 September 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 42,843 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 3-3 |
Last 5 Games | DLLLD |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Albert Brown | 1 | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Derek Ashton |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

IF Albert Brown | GOAL |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2083
Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Manager Game #146

Saturday, 25 September 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester United | Maine Road | 53,820 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |

Last 5 Games | LLLDL |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Derek Ashton |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Jackie Graham | FINAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

On this day 25 September 1948
Inside forward Jackie Graham made his final appearance for Villa before moving on to Wrexham. Jackie played for Villa between 1945-46 and 1948-49 making 15 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Game #2084
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Manager Game #147

Saturday, 2 October 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Sheffield United | Villa Park | 49,629 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-3 |

Last 5 Games | LLDLW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 2 | Trevor Ford | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

CH Con Martin |

FB George Cummings |

FB Derek Ashton |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL | GOAL |

On this day 2 October 1948
Centre half Con Martin made his Villa debut after moving from Leeds United in September 1948.

Game #2085
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Manager Game #148

Saturday, 9 October 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 57,649 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | LDLWD |


Scorers | Jock Mulraney | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Derek Ashton |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

IF Albert Brown | FINAL |

CF Trevor Ford |

On this day 9 October 1948
Inside forward Albert Brown made his final appearance for Villa before becoming player manager of Gorleston Town in June 1949.

Albert played for Villa in 1947-48 and 1948-49 making 31 appearances and scoring 9 goals.

Game #2086
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Manager Game #149

Saturday, 16 October 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 41,240 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-4 |

Last 5 Games | DLWDL |


Scorers | Les Smith | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

CH Con Martin |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Derek Ashton |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CF Trevor Ford |

Game #2087
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Manager Game #150

Saturday, 23 October 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Charlton Athletic | Villa Park | 49,769 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-3 |

Last 5 Games | LWDLW |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 2 | Jock Mulraney | 1 | George Edwards | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Con Martin |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Derek Ashton |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney | GOAL |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL | GOAL |

CF Syd Howarth | DEBUT |

On this day 23 October 1948
Centre forward Syd Howarth made his Villa debut after moving from Merthyr Tydfil in June 1948.

Game #2088
Matchday #15

League Matchweek #15

Manager Game #151

Saturday, 30 October 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Stoke City | Victoria Ground | 37,313 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-4 |

Last 5 Games | WDLWL |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 | Dicky Dorsett | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Con Martin |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Derek Ashton | FINAL |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

CF Syd Howarth |

CF Trevor Ford |

On this day 30 October 1948
Full back Derek Ashton made his final appearance for Villa before moving to Wellington Town in August 1951. Derek played for Villa between 1946-47 and 1948-49 making 8 appearances.

 

Game #2089

Matchday #16

League Matchweek #16

Manager Game #152

Saturday, 6 November 1948

Football League | Division One | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 43,323 |

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |

Last 5 Games | DLWLW |


Scorers | Dicky Dorsett | 1 | Les Smith | 1 | Trevor Ford | 1 |   

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

CH Con Martin |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney |

OL Les Smith | GOAL |

F George Edwards |

LB Dicky Dorsett | GOAL |

CF Trevor Ford | GOAL |

Game #2090
Matchday #17

League Matchweek #17

Manager Game #153

Saturday, 13 November 1948

Football League | Division One | Away | Preston North End | Deepdale | 22,289 |

 

Manager | Alex Massie |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |

Last 5 Games | LWLWW |


Scorers | George Edwards | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Joe Rutherford |

CH Frank Moss |

CH Con Martin |

FB George Cummings |

FB Harry Parkes |

WH Eddie Lowe |

OR Jock Mulraney |

OL Les Smith |

F George Edwards | GOAL |

LB Dicky Dorsett |

CF Syd Howarth |

 

Game #2091
Matchday #18

League Matchweek #18

Manager Game #154