Season #66

| 1954-55 |

Games #2342 - #2390

1954-55 Club Summary

Chairman | Christopher Buckley |

Secretary | Fred Archer |

Manager | Eric Houghton |

 1954-55 Season Summary 


Manager | Eric Houghton |
Games | #2342 - #2390 |

Captain(s) | #431 Danny Blanchflower | #401 Johnny Dixon |
Top Scorer | 20 | #425 Tommy Thompson | 14 League | 6 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 43 | #401 Johnny Dixon | 36 League | 7 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 6th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |
Biggest Win | 4-2 vs. Manchester City (a) | Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) | Brighton & Hove Albion (h) FA Cup |
Highest Home Attendance | 48,718 vs. Manchester United |

  

 1954-55 Division One Table 

| 4 | Sunderland | P42 | W15 | D8 | L19 | F64 | A54 | GR 1.19 | Pts 48 |
| 5 | Manchester United | P42 | W20 | D7 | L15 | F84 | A74 | GR 1.14 | Pts 47 |

| 6 | Aston Villa | P42 | W20 | D7 | L15 | F72 | A73 | GR 0.99 | Pts 47 |
| 7 | Manchester City | P42 | W18 | D10 | L14 | F76 | A69 | GR 1.10 | Pts 46 |
| 8 | Newcastle United | P42 | W17 | D9 | L16 | F89 | A77 | GR 1.16 | Pts 33 |

 1954-55 Results 

| 1 | 21 Aug | h | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 2-4 | 

| 2 | 23 Aug | h | Sunderland | 2-2 | 

| 3 | 28 Aug | a | Sheffield Wednesday | 3-6 | 

| 4 | 1 Sep | a | Sunderland | 0-0 | 

| 5 | 4 Sep | h | Portsmouth | 1-0 | 

| 6 | 8 Sep | a | Newcastle United | 3-5 | 

| 7 | 11 Sep | a | Blackpool | 1-0 | 

| 8 | 13 Sep | h | Newcastle United | 1-2 | 

| 9 | 18 Sep | h | Charlton Athletic | 1-2 | 

| 10 | 25 Sep | a | Bolton Wanderers | 3-3 | 

| 11 | 2 Oct | h | Huddersfield Town | 0-0 | 

| 12 | 9 Oct | h | Everton | 0-2 | 

| 13 | 16 Oct | a | Manchester City | 4-2 | 

| 14 | 23 Oct | h | Arsenal | 2-1 | 

| 15 | 30 Oct | a | West Bromwich Albion | 3-2 | 

| 16 | 6 Nov | h | Leicester City | 2-5 | 

| 17 | 13 Nov | a | Burnley | 0-2 | 

| 18 | 20 Nov | h | Preston North End | L | 1-3 | 

| 19 | 27 Nov | a | Sheffield United | 3-1 | 

| 20 | 4 Dec | h | Cardiff City | 0-2 | 

| 21 | 11 Dec | a | Chelsea | 0-4 | 

| 22 | 18 Dec | a | Tottenham Hotspur | 1-1 | 

| 23 | 27 Dec | a | Manchester United | 1-0 | 

| 24 | 28 Dec | h | Manchester United | 2-1 | 

| 25 | 1 Jan | h | Sheffield Wednesday | 0-0 | 

| 26 | 8 Jan | a | Brighton & Hove Albion (FAC R3) | 2-2 | 

| 27 | 10 Jan | h | Brighton & Hove Albion (FAC R3 Replay) | 4-2 | 

| 28 | 22 Jan | h | Blackpool | 3-1 | 

| 29 | 29 Jan | a | Doncaster Rovers (FAC R4) | 0-0 | 

| 30 | 2 Feb | h | Doncaster Rovers (FAC R4 Replay) | 2-2 | 

| 31 | 5 Feb | a | Charlton Athletic | 1-6 | 

| 32 | 7 Feb | n | Doncaster Rovers (FAC R4 2nd Replay) | 1-1 | 

| 33 | 12 Feb | h | Bolton Wanderers | 3-0 | 

| 34 | 14 Feb | n | Doncaster Rovers (FAC R4 3rd Replay) | 0-0 | 

| 35 | 15 Feb | n | Doncaster Rovers (FAC R4 4th Replay) | 1-3 | 

| 36 | 23 Feb | a | Huddersfield Town | 2-1 | 

| 37 | 5 Mar | h | Chelsea | 3-2 | 

| 38 | 12 Mar | a | Arsenal | 0-2 | 

| 39 | 19 Mar | h | West Bromwich Albion | 3-0 | 

| 40 | 26 Mar | a | Leicester City | 2-4 | 

| 41 | 2 Apr | h | Burnley | 3-1 | 

| 42 | 9 Apr | a | Cardiff City | 1-0 | 

| 43 | 11 Apr | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | 0-1 | 

| 44 | 12 Apr | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | 4-2 | 

| 45 | 16 Apr | h | Sheffield United | 3-1 | 

| 46 | 23 Apr | a | Preston North End | 3-0 | 

| 47 | 27 Apr | a | Portsmouth | 2-2 | 

| 48 | 30 Apr | h | Manchester City | 2-0 | 

| 49 | 4 May | a | Everton | 1-0 | 

 1954-55 Season Review 

A season that started in poor fashion with 5 games having passed before a win was achieved and just 2 wins coming in the first 12 games suggested another season of under-performance was on the cards.

Villa, however, seemed to turn a corner with 3 successive wins in October however in keeping with the trend in recent seasons Villa's form disappeared as quickly as it came. One win in seven was the best Villa could muster and it was only from the Christmas period onwards that Villa came into any sort of consistently good form.

One loss in 13 games meant Villa entered February in much better shape however an unexpectedly heavy loss to Charlton and then defeat in a marathon 4 replay FA Cup tie with Doncaster meant progress began to falter. 

Through March Villa seemed to revert to their familiar win one, lose one format before April brought more consistency and a 6 game unbeaten run to the end of the season including 5 wins, 17 goals scored and just 5 conceded.

 

 As a result, despite the wobbly start, Eric Houghton's second season as Villa manager saw a much improved 6th in Division One - winning as many games as eventual champions, Chelsea - and missing out on 5th place on goal ratio.

Houghton also began to lower the average age of the Villa squad - taking it from 27.30 years old the previous season to 26.50 as he set about overhauling the team he had inherited.



 1954-55 Season Statistics 


Games | 49 |

Won | 21 | 43% |   
Drew |
12 | 24% |  
Lost |
16 | 33% |

Unbeaten | 33 | 67% |


Goals Scored | 82 | 1.67 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 83 | 1.69 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 14 | 29% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 28,766 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 9 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 5 Games |

 

 1954-55 Transfers

1 July 1954 - 30 June 1955


Incoming | 4 |

#460 Dennis Jackson | Hednesford Town | Free | Oct 54 | 23 | 
#447
Tommy Southren | West Ham United | £12,000 | 24 Dec 54 | 27 |
#454
Roy Pritchard | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Free | Feb 55 | 30 |
#449
Ray Hogg | Berwick Rangers | Free | Mar 55 | 25 |

Outgoing | 8 |

#412 Albert Vinall | Walsall | Free | Aug 54 | 32 |
#414
Larry Canning | Kettering Town | Free | Aug 54 | 29 |
#396
Billy Goffin | Walsall | Free | Aug 54 | 34 |
#431
Danny Blanchflower | Tottenham Hotspur | £30,000 | 8 Dec 54 | 29 |
#434
Ken Roberts | Sutton Town | Free | Jan 55 | 24 |
#395
Harry Parkes | Retired | Released | Jun 55 | 35 |
#386
Frank Moss | Retired | Released | Jun 55 | 37 |
#425
Tommy Thompson | Preston North End | £28,500 | Jun 55 | 27 |


 1954-55 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 8 |

#442 Mike Pinner | Saturday, 25 September 1954 | Bolton Wanderers | Division One | 200 |

#443 Vic Crowe | Saturday, 16 October 1954 | Manchester City | Division One | 22 |

#444 Eddie Follan | Saturday, 16 October 1954 | Manchester City | Division One | 25 |

#445 Arthur Proudler | Saturday, 6 November 1954 | Leicester City | Division One | 25 |

#446 Trevor Birch | Saturday, 11 December 1954 | Chelsea | Division One | 21 |

#447 Tommy Southren | Monday, 27 December 1954 | Manchester United | Division One | 27 |

#448 Nobby Clarke | Saturday, 5 February 1955 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 20 |

#449 Ray Hogg | Saturday, 26 March 1955 | Leicester City | Division One | 25 |

Final Appearances | 8 |

#437 Dennis Parsons | Saturday, 18 September 1954 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 29 |

#395 Harry ParkesSaturday, 9 October 1954 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 34 |

#445 Arthur Proudler | Saturday, 6 November 1954 | Leicester City | Division One | 25 |

#431 Danny BlanchflowerSaturday, 4 December 1954 | Cardiff City | Division One | 28 |

#386 Frank MossSaturday, 5 February 1955 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 37 |

#448 Nobby Clarke | Saturday, 5 February 1955 | Charlton Athletic | Division One | 20 |

#428 Davy WalshMonday, 11 April 1955 | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Division One | 31 |

#425 Tommy ThompsonWednesday, 4 May 1955 | Everton | Division One | 26 |

 1954-55 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 28 | +3 |
Average Age | 26.5 | -0.8 |

Youngest Player(s) | 18 |

#440 Ken Roberts | 27-Mar-1936 | 

Oldest Player(s) | 36 |

#386 Frank Moss | 16-Sep-1917 |

 1954-55 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 82 | League Goals | 72 | FA Cup Goals | 10 | 

| 20 |

#425 Tommy Thompson | Goals | 20 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 6 | 

| 14 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Goals | 14 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 8 |

#432 Derek Pace | Goals | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 7 |

#426 Stan Lynn | Goals | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#444 Eddie Follan | Goals | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 5 |

#428 Davy Walsh | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#436 Norman Lockhart | Goals | 5 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 2 | 

| 4 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#435 Peter McParland | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

#447 Tommy Southren | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 2 |

#431 Danny Blanchflower | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

#439 Bill Baxter | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#440 Roy Chapman | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

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

 1954-55 Appearances

| 46 |

#426 Stan Lynn | Appearances | 46 | League | 39 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

| 43 |

#401 Johnny DixonAppearances | 43 | League | 36 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 41 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

#430 Peter Aldis | Appearances | 41 | League | 34 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#416 Con Martin | Appearances | 38 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 6 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#435 Peter McParland | Appearances | 35 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#425 Tommy Thompson | Appearances | 33 | League | 26 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#436 Norman Lockhart | Appearances | 32 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

#439 Bill Baxter | Appearances | 32 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

| 28 |

#443 Vic Crowe | Appearances | 28 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 27 |

#444 Eddie Follan | Appearances | 27 | League | 25 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 21 |

#406 Amos Moss | Appearances | 21 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 4 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#447 Tommy Southren | Appearances | 20 | League | 13 | FA Cup | 7 | . Player Profile

| 19 |

#432 Derek Pace | Appearances | 19 | League | 18 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#431 Danny Blanchflower | Appearances | 14 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Appearances | 13 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#428 Davy Walsh | Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#395 Harry Parkes | Appearances | 11 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 10 |

#386 Frank Moss | Appearances | 10 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#440 Ken Roberts | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#437 Dennis Parsons | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#441 Joe Tyrell | Appearances | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#438 Roy Chapman | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#442 Mike Pinner | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#445 Arthur Proudler | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#446 Trevor Birch | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#448 Nobby Clarke | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#449 Ray Hogg | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

 1954-55 'Keepers 

#412 Ken Jones | Appearances | 41 | Conceded | 65 | Ratio | 1.59 |

#438 Dennis Parsons | Appearances | 7 | Conceded | 15 | Ratio | 2.14 |

#443 Mike Pinner | Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 3 | Ratio | 3.00 |

 1954-55 Managerial Record 

Eric Houghton's much improved second season delivered a 6th placed finish in Division One.

Houghton's Villa had now achieved a win rate of 40%, losing 36% of their 88 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Houghton had returned 1.43 points per game* across his 99 games in charge of Villa. That placed Houghton just  ahead of his predecessor George Martin (1.42 in 119) and Villa’s first professional manager Jimmy McMullan (1.24 in 99). Houghton though was behind the performances of his predecessors Alex Massie (1.56 in 227) Jimmy Hogan (1.59 in 124) as well as George Ramsay’s performance of 1.69 across his 1,332 games and Billy Smith’s 1.62 across 364 games. 

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

 1954-55 Kits 

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 1954-55 Season Results 

Game #2342
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Manager Game #40

Saturday, 21 August 1954

Football League | Division One | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 44,193 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-4 |

Last 5 Games | DWWLL |


Scorers | Bill Baxter | 1 | Danny Blanchflower | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower | GOAL |

WH Bill Baxter | GOAL |

OR Ken Roberts |

CF Derek Pace |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

Game #2343
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Manager Game #41

Monday, 23 August 1954

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 32,983 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | WWLLD |


Scorers | Peter McParland | 1 | Derek Pace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Ken Roberts |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |

F Peter McParland | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |


 

Game #2344
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Manager Game #42

Saturday, 28 August 1954

Football League | Division One | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Hillsborough | 32,914 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 3-4 |

Last 5 Games | WLLDL |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 2 | Derek Pace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Dennis Parsons |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Ken Roberts |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson |


 

Game #2345
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Manager Game #43

Wednesday, 1 September 1954

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 50,562 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 0-0 |
Last 5 Games | LLDLD |

Line Up |

GK Dennis Parsons |

FB Stan Lynn |

FB Peter Aldis |

CH Frank Moss |

M Danny Blanchflower |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Ken Roberts |

CF Derek Pace |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

Game #2346
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Manager Game #44

Saturday, 4 September 1954

Football League | Division One | Home | Portsmouth | Villa Park | 28,284 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |

Last 5 Games | LDLDW |


Scorers | Derek Pace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Dennis Parsons |

FB Harry Parkes |

CH Con Martin |

FB Stan Lynn |

M Danny Blanchflower |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Ken Roberts |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

Game #2347
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Manager Game #45

Wednesday, 8 September 1954

Football League | Division One | Away | Newcastle United | St James’ Park | 39,960 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |

FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 3-5 |

Last 5 Games | DLDWL |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Derek Pace | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Dennis Parsons |

CH Frank Moss |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Stan Lynn |

M Danny Blanchflower |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Colin Gibson |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson |


 

Game #2348
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Manager Game #46
Saturday, 11 September 1954

Football League | Division One | Away | Blackpool | Bloomfield Road | 31,417 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |

Last 5 Games | LDWLW |


Scorers | Derek Pace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Dennis Parsons |

CH Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Stan Lynn |

M Danny Blanchflower |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Colin Gibson |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Joe Tyrell |

Game #2349

Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Manager Game #47

Monday, 13 September 1954

Football League | Division One | Home | Newcastle United | Villa Park | 20,370 |

 

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |

Last 5 Games | DWLWL |


Scorers | Danny Blanchflower | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Dennis Parsons |

CH Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Stan Lynn |

M Danny Blanchflower | GOAL |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Colin Gibson |

CF Derek Pace |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Joe Tyrell |

Game #2350
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Manager Game #48

Saturday, 18 September 1954

Football League | Division One | Home | Charlton Athletic | Villa Park | 24,651 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |

Last 5 Games | WLWLL |


Scorers | Danny Blanchflower | 1 (pen) |

Line Up |

GK Dennis Parsons | FINAL |

CH Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Stan Lynn |

M Danny Blanchflower | GOAL |

WH Bill Baxter |

OL Norman Lockhart |

CF Derek Pace |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Roy Chapman |

On this day 18 September 1954
Goalkeeper Dennis Parsons made his last appearance for Villa before moving on to Kidderminster Harriers in September 1956. Dennis played for Villa between 1952-53 and 1954-55 making 41 appearances. Across his 41 games for Villa, Dennis conceded 65 goals at a ratio of 1.59 goals per game. Those figures placed Dennis joint 12th of the 18 Villa goalkeepers who had kept goal for more than 25 games.

Game #2351

Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Manager Game #49

Saturday, 25 September 1954

Football League | Division One | Away | Bolton Wanderers | Burnden Park | 28,335 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 3-3 |
Last 5 Games | LWLLD |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 2 | Derek Pace | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Mike Pinner | DEBUT |

CH Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Stan Lynn |

M Danny Blanchflower |

WH Bill Baxter |

OL Norman Lockhart |

CF Derek Pace | GOAL |

F Peter McParland |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Tommy Thompson |

On this day 25 September 1954
Goalkeeper Mike Pinner made his Villa debut after moving from Pegasus in May 1954.

Game #2352
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Manager Game #50

Saturday, 2 October 1954

Football League | Division One | Home | Huddersfield Town | Villa Park | 22,392 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 0-0 |
Last 5 Games | WLLDD |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Amos Moss |

CH Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes |

FB Stan Lynn |

WH Bill Baxter |

OL Norman Lockhart |

OR Ken Roberts |

CF Derek Pace |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

Game #2353
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Manager Game #51

Saturday, 9 October 1954

Football League | Division One | Home | Everton | Villa Park | 30,702 |

 

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |

Last 5 Games | LLDDL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

CH Con Martin |

FB Harry Parkes | FINAL |

FB Stan Lynn |

WH Bill Baxter |

M Danny Blanchflower |

OL Norman Lockhart |

CF Derek Pace |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Tommy Thompson |

F Peter McParland |

On this day 9 October 1954
Full back Harry Parkes made his final appearance for Villa before retiring from football. Harry played for Villa between 1945-46 and 1954-55 making 375 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Game #2354
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Manager Game #52

Saturday, 16 October 1954

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 36,384 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-2 |

Last 5 Games | LDDLW |


Scorers | Tommy Thompson | 3 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe | DEBUT |

CH Con Martin |