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Game #121

Aston Villa

Saturday, 24 October 1891

Stoke

2-3

Aston Villa

Football League

Stoke

Victoria Ground

Attendance: 7,000

Won

WLLLW

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Devey scored Villa's second as they stopped a run of three defeats with a win at Stoke.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored Villa's second, Saturday, 24 October 1891

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 24 October 1891

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, Albert Hinchley, John Baird
Goal, 1-0, Lewis Campbell
20’ Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
Goal, 3-0, Billy Dickson
HT Stoke 0-3 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-3, (Stoke)
Goal, 2-3, (Stoke)
FT Stoke 2-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa stopped a run of three defeats with a win at Stoke.

Goalkeeper Albert Hinchley made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Warwick County.

Defender John Baird made his Villa debut aged 20 after joining from Kidderminster Harriers.

Aston Villa

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

Stoke

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Stoke

Previous 5 vs. Stoke: | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟥 |

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #95 |
Saturday, 24 October 1891

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLLLW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 95 | 🟩 | 45 🟨 17 🟥 33 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

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TEAM NEWS

Following Jimmy Warner’s serious injury obtained in the previous match, Villa had a debut to goalkeeper Albert Hinchley in their first personnel change of the season.

Defender John Baird also makes his debut whilst Lewis Campbell comes in for his first start of the campaign.

Dropping out are midfielder George Campbell who had substituted for Warner in the last match and Percy Hislop.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.36 |

Oldest Player |
D Gershom Cox | 28.67 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.47 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

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Aston Villa

GK Albert Hinchley |
D Gershom Cox |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D John Baird |
FB Walter Evans |
M James Brown |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Lewis Campbell |
F Jack Devey |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
CF Billy Dickson |

MANAGER

Joseph Bradshaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Stoke

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MATCHDAY SQUAD BIOGRAPHIES

STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

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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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"A large contingent of the visitors' supporters came to the Potteries by excursion."

MATCH REPORT

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 26 October 1891

SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL. THE LEAGUE STOKE V. ASTON VILLA Considerable interest was manifested in this match, which took place at Stoke-on-Trent. A large contingent of the visitors' supporters came to the Potteries by excursion, and the attendance of spectators on the Sports ground was about 6,000. The weather was beautifully fine, but the ground had not fully recovered from the heavy rains recently experienced. Stoke was represented by the same team.that did so well at Derby; while the Villa was also strongly represented, though they were without the services of Warner, their goalkeeper. Stoke kicked off, and Naughton, getting away on the right, passed to Schofield, who shot for goal but failed. The Villa then went away in dashing style, but on reaching the home goal the ball was sent behind. Stoke retaliated, and their forwards became somewhat dangerous, the visitors' goal narrowly escaping from a screw shot by Schofield. Both goals were subsequently attacked in turn, and a corner was conceded to the Villa, but it proved unproductive. The Villa proceeded to press severely, and corner after corner, was conceded to them, but nothing came of them, the home goal being repeatedly saved by the brilliant play of Rowley. However, the smartness of the visitors in front of goal ultimately met with its reward, Campbell putti