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Game #113

Aston Villa

7-4-11, 18 PTS

Won

9th (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 21 March 1891

Football League

Accrington

Thorneyholme Road

5-4-12, 14 PTS

Attendance: 1,500

Accrington

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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

KEY MAN

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

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 21 March 1891

⚽ | 5’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Burton
🥅 | 20’ Goal, 1-1, (Accrington), Kirkham
🕒 | 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

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

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1886–87

Accrington

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Accrington

Previous 5 vs. Accrington: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 87 | 🟩 | 40 🟨 17 🟥 30 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Accrington

None

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

Starting XI Average Age:
| 24.82 |

Oldest Player:
B Gershom Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 28.07 |

Youngest Player:
HB George Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 20.15 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Warner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Walter Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
B Gershom Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Jack Burton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔴 |
HB George Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
HB James Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
OL Lewis Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
OL Dennis Hodgetts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
OR Jimmy Cowan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
OR Tom McKnight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔴 |
CF Billy Dickson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Unknown

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Accrington

Unknown

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

SQUAD STATS

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Unknown

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

🔴 HB Jack Burton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1885-91 | 🕒 49 | ⚽ 3 | 🔥 0 | #35 |
🔴 OR Tom McKnight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1890-91 | 🕒 12 | ⚽ 5 | 🔥 1 | #69 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

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

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*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.

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