Game #108

FA Cup 1st Round

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 5,000

Saturday, 17 January 1891

Position:

1st Round

Villa hammer the Casuals in the FA Cup with eleven second half goals.

Aston Villa

13-1

London Casuals

Scorer(s) | Lewis Campbell | Tom McKnight | Lewis Campbell | Dennis Hodgetts | Jack Graham | Lewis Campbell | Dennis Hodgetts | Albert Brown | Albert Brown | Lewis Campbell | Lewis Campbell | Tom McKnight | Dennis Hodgetts |

Assist(s) | Albert Brown |

AT A GLANCE

Game #108

Season | 1890-91 |
Matchday | #19 |
Manager Game | #82 |
Saturday, 17 January 1891

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 13-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DDLLW |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.63 |

Oldest Player |
F Albert Brown | 29.05 |

Youngest Player |
M George Campbell | 19.97 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team thrashed by Sunderland last time out as Tom McKnight returns with Harry Devey dropping out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The second half was not worthy of description."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
FB Walter Evans |
D Gershom Cox |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
M George Campbell |
M James Brown |
W Lewis Campbell |
F Jack Graham |
F Tom McKnight |
F Albert Brown |
F Dennis Hodgetts |

THE OPPOSITION

Seton, Nelson, Pelley, Disbrowe, Topham A, Izard, Price Jones, Dewhurst, Topham T (g), Rhodes, Street.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

Goal, 1-0, Lewis Campbell, Assist by Albert Brown
Goal, 2-0, Tom McKnight
HT Aston Villa 2-0 London Casuals
Goal, 3-0, Lewis Campbell
Goal, 4-0, Dennis Hodgetts
Goal, 5-0, Jack Graham
Goal, 6-0, Lewis Campbell
Goal, 7-0, Dennis Hodgetts
Goal, 7-1, (London Casuals), Topham T
Goal, 8-1, Albert Brown
Goal, 9-1, Albert Brown
Goal, 10-1, Lewis Campbell
Goal, 11-1, Lewis Campbell
Goal, 12-1, Tom McKnight
Goal, 13-1, Dennis Hodgetts
FT Aston Villa 13-1 London Casuals

ON THIS DAY

Villa put their league travails behind them as they hand out a severe second half thrashing to the London Casuals as Lewis Campbell hits five.

KEY MAN

Dennis Hodgetts, scored a hat-trick, Saturday, 17 January 1891

MATCH REPORT

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 19 January 1891

ASTON VILLA v. LONDON CASUALS.

The above teams met at Perry Barr.

Owing to the frost, the ground was in a shocking condition, and the Casuals on seeing it lodged a protest with the referee.

Another change was made in the constitution of the Villa forwards, McKnight being placed on the right wing. The change worked admirably, and the Villa, especially during the second half, completely overplayed the Casuals, who seemed to experience greater difficulty in standing than did their opponents.

The visitors started the ball uphill, but were immediately robbed of it by the Villa, who at once made a strong attack on goal.

Several shots were sent in, but Seton saved well and the visitors' forwards relieved, Topham sending in a fine shot which Warner saved with credit.

The goalkeeper at the other end was soon busy again, and at length Brown screwed across goal, and L. Campbell scored with a capital shot.

The game continued to be entirely in favour of the home team up to the interval, before which McKnight had scored a second goal for the Villa by a beautiful piece of play, which gained him the hearty applause of all who witnessed it.

The second half was not worthy of description. With the exception of a run by Topham, who scored, the Casuals gave a miserable exhibition, and were completely and decisively beaten by the home team.

L. Campbell, who dribbled and centred splendidly, scored four goals; Hodgetts was responsible for three, Brown for two, whilst McKnight and Graham each scored once-so that the Villa won by 13 goals to 1.