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Game #113

Saturday, 21 March 1891

Attendance: 1,500

Won

Football League

9th (-)

Accrington

LLLWW

Thorneyholme Road

Jack Burton, scored the opener on his final appearance as Villa end the season in 9th place after successive wins.

Accrington

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jack Burton, scored the opener on his final appearance, Saturday, 21 March 1891

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jack Burton
20โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Accrington), Kirkham
HT Accrington 1-1 Aston Villa
47โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Billy Dickson
Goal, 1-3, Billy Dickson
FT Accrington 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it successive League wins to end the season in ninth having not won in the previous eight. Meanwhile, midfielder Jack Burton scored on his final appearance aged 27 before retiring from football due to a knee injury and forward Tom McKnight made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Leek Alexandra.

Aston Villa

Accrington

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Accrington: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1890-91 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #85 |
Saturday, 21 March 1891

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLLWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Accrington

TEAM NEWS

In the only change from the side that beat Wolves last time out Jack Burton replaces hat-trick hero Charlie Athersmith.

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.82 |

Oldest Player |
D Gershom Cox | 28.07 |

Youngest Player |
M George Campbell | 20.15 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

Aston Villa

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

Accrington

Not recorded

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The Villa men showed conspicuously, the forward division playing very well."

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 23 March 1891

ACCRINGTON v. ASTON VILLA.

Played at Accrington.

The Villa pressed immediately, and in five minutes they scored out of a loose scrimmage.

McKnight sent in a splendid shot, which fell a few inches wide, and Prendergast nearly scored for Accrington.

Warner several times lifted out easily.

McKnight was kicked, and play was stopped for a time.

The Villa men showed conspicuously, the forward division playing very well.

The Villa backs missed a chance, and enabled Kirkham to equalise after twenty minutes' play.

Another scrimmage nearly ended in favour of the Villa, but the Accrington right-wing frequently shot into the Villa custodian's hands.

Time after time Hodgetts made splendid runs, and shot just over the bar.

Cox saved twice admirably, and with long kicks passing the ball high over the Accrington left wing.

Half-time: Villa 1 goal, Accrington 1.

When play was resumed Dickson shot a second goal within two minutes.

Evans's defence was much admired, and he saved Warner a good deal of work.

L. Campbell made two or three grand runs and 'shots, but was unfortunate with his corner kicks.

Burton and Dickson then ran up the right-wing, and the third goal was registered.

Result: Villa 3, Accrington 1.