Accrington

1-3

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Jack Burton, Billy Dickson, Billy Dickson

Assist(s) | Not recorded

Game #113

GOAL | 52' |.jpg

Football League

Thorneyholme Road

Attendance: 1,500

Saturday, 21 March 1891

AT A GLANCE

Game #113

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 |

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 |

TEAM NEWS

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

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTES

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LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

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 |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
5’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Burton
20’ Goal, 1-1, (Accrington)
HT Accrington 1-1 Aston Villa
47’ Goal, 1-2, Billy Dickson
Goal, 1-3, Billy Dickson
FT Accrington 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder Jack Burton scored on his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before retiring from football due to a knee injury.

Forward Tom McKnight made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Leek Alexandra.

MATCH PICTURE

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

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

MATCH REPORT

*The 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 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.