Darwen

1-5

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Lewis Campbell, Charlie Hare, Charlie Hare, Lewis Campbell, Jack Devey

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #122

Football League

Barley Bank

Attendance: 4,000

Saturday, 31 October 1891

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #122

Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #96 |
Saturday, 31 October 1891

MATCH SUMMARY

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.82 |

Oldest Player |
D Harry Devey | 31.66 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.49 |

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Cowan misses out with injury as Harry Devey comes in for his first start of the season, whilst debutant Charlie Hare comes in for Billy Dickson.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Albert Hinchley |
D Gershom Cox |
D Harry Devey |
D John Baird |
FB Walter Evans |
M James Brown |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Lewis Campbell |
F Jack Devey |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Charlie Hare |

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]
Goal, 1-0, Lewis Campbell, Assist by Jack Devey
Goal, 2-0, Charlie Hare
Goal, 3-0, Charlie Hare
Goal, 4-0, Lewis Campbell
HT Darwen 0-4 Aston Villa
Goal, 4-1, (Darwen)
Goal, 5-1, Jack Devey
FT Darwen 1-5 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa secured their third 5-1 scoreline in 9 games this season.

Forward Charlie Hare hit a brace on his debut appearance for Villa aged 21 after joining from Birmingham United.

Harry and Jack Devey appeared in the same team together for the first time in their League careers with Villa.

KEY MAN

MATCH REPORT

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday 02 November 1891

DARWEN v. ASTON VILLA

Played at Darwen before several thousand spectators. Darwen were without McOwen, Nightingale, and T. Marsden, the Villa having Warner, Dickson, G. Campbell, and Cowan absent.

The home team started and made a good attack, Evans twice frustrating the left wing pair, and Hinchley saving a warm shot.

The home team almost scored from a free-kick, and took a couple of fruitless corners. The Villa made a grand run, and Siddons conceded a corner, and from a nice pass by Devey, Campbell scored.

Again the Villa pressed and Entwistle had to save. and afterwards Devey shot over when under the bar.

Evans broke up the home forwards, and all the Villa got away in line, Owen nicely relieving. Entwistle made a grand shot, which Hinchley saved.

A scrimmage took place near the Darwen goal after a mis-kick by Siddons, but Leach relieved.

Hare scored twice for the Villa, and Campbell made a fourth.

At half-time the score was Villa 4, Darwen 0.

On resuming, Darwen first attacked, and both Carty and Alexander shot wide. After some pressure W Marsden headed through in ten minutes.

Devey obtained the ball, and scored a grand goal.

After a fine run the Villa pressed, and Entiwistle shot through the Villa goal, but the point was disallowed for offside.

Then the Villa had a capital chance, but Hare shot over.

Both ends were visited, the Villa shooting very badly.

Several times a warm bully occurred in the mouth of the Villa goal, but the defence was sound, and Athersmith obtaining the ball raced to the opposite end, but shot over.

Entwistle shot against the Villa cross-bar, Hinchley conceding a fruitless corner.

Result: Villa 5, Darwen 1.