Derby County

4-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Billy Dickson | 15’ | Unknown

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #118

Football League

Racecourse Ground

Attendance: 10,000

Saturday, 3 October 1891

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #118

Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Match | #5 |
Manager Game | #92 |
Saturday, 3 October 1891

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.10 |

Oldest Player |
D Gershom Cox | 28.61 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.41 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa named an unchanged line up for the fifth successive game having won the four opening games of the season.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Macmillan, one of the Derby, forwards, who came into collision with a member of his own team, and was rendered unconscious."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
D Gershom Cox |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Walter Evans |
M James Brown |
M George Campbell |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Percy Hislop |
F Jack Devey |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
CF Billy Dickson |

THE OPPOSITION

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

[Exact chronological timings not recorded]
15’ Goal, 1-0, Billy Dickson
Goal, 1-1, (Derby County)
Goal, 1-2, (Derby County)
HT Derby County 2-1 Aston Villa
Player retired injured (Derby County)
Goal 1-3, (Derby County)
Goal 1-4, (Derby County)
Goal, 2-4, Unknown
FT Derby County 4-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lost their first game of the season.

KEY MAN

MATCH REPORT

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday 05 October 1891

DERBY COUNTY V. ASTON VILLA

The meeting of these well-known Midland clubs at Derby created a large amount of interest, and fully ten thousand spectators visited the ground.

Derby County were still without, the assistance of Archie Goodall, but the visitors put a very strong team into the field.

At the outset the Aston men pressed their opponents very closely, and when the game had been in progress a quarter of an hour Dickson scored the first goal for them.

However, the Derby team played up in fine style, and amidst great excitement Storer succeeded in equalising the score.

On the ball being restarted the Derby forwards made a strong attack, and Mills sent the ball through the posts. When the referee's whistle blew at half-time Derby County led by 2 goals to 1.

The commencement of the second half was marred by a painful accident to Macmillan, one of the Derby, forwards, who came into collision with a member of his own team, and was rendered unconscious.

He was conveyed to the infirmary and was reported to be suffering from concussion of the brain. He is, however , progressing favourably.

Despite this misfortune Derby County more than held their own. In the end they were able to claim a victory by 4 goals to 2.