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Game #1

Aston Villa

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Drew

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ

FA Cup

Stafford Road

Attendance: 2,000

Wolverhampton

Stafford Road

1-1

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa embark on their first ever FA Cup tie and are held to a draw on the Wolverhampton ground of Stafford Road Railway Works Football Club despite Andy Hunter's strike.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 December 1879

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, John Ball, Harry Simmonds, Tommy Pank, Sammy Law, Ted Lee, Eli Davis, Billy Mason, Archie Hunter, Charlie Johnstone, William Crossland and Andy Hunter
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 0-1, (Stafford Road), Charles Crump
โšฝ | Goal, 1-1, Andy Hunter
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Stafford Road 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa received a Bye in the first round of the FA Cup and therefore made their Cup debut in the Second Round on the Wolverhampton ground of Stafford Road Railway Works Football Club needing an equaliser from Andy Hunter to force a replay at Wellington Road.

John Ball, Harry Simmonds, Tommy Pank, Sammy Law, Ted Lee, Eli Davis, Billy Mason, Archie Hunter, Charlie Johnstone, William Crossland and Andy Hunter made their FA Cup debuts for the club as Andy Hunter scored Villa's first ever goal in the competition.

Aston Villa

FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

Stafford Road

FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stafford Road

Previous 5 vs. Stafford Road: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1879-80 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 13 December 1879

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Management Committee 1879-86
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: Unknown
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5 Games: ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Management Committee 1879-86

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 0 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 1.00

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Stafford Road

None

TEAM NEWS

Debuts all round as Villa embark on their first ever FA Cup tie

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 23 |

Oldest Player:
HB Sammy Law | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29 |

Youngest Player:
IR Andy Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 15 |

*Exact birthdates unconfirmed

MANAGER

Management Committee 1879-86

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Aston Villa

GK John Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
B Ted Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
B Harry Simmonds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
HB Tommy Pank | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
HB Sammy Law | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
HB Charlie Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
IL Eli Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
IR Andy Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ |
IF Billy Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CF Archie Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CF William Crossland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |

MANAGER

Unknown

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Stafford Road

GK E. Ray
B G. Selman
HB A. Mayor
HB H. Vaughan
HB A. Nicholls
F J. W. Whitehead
F C. Davies
F W. Arthur
F W. Tisdell
F H. Crane
F Charles Crump โšฝ

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Stafford Road XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข GK John Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข B Harry Simmonds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข B Ted Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข HB Tommy Pank | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข HB Sammy Law | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข HB Charlie Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข IL Eli Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข IF Billy Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข IR Andy Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข CF Archie Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข CF William Crossland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Stafford Road secured the services of two prominent Shrewsbury players, and we understand that a protest was lodged against them as not properly qualified member of the club according to the rules of the competition."

MATCH REPORT