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Game #122

Aston Villa

Saturday, 31 October 1891

Won

LLLWW

Football League

Attendance: 4,000

Darwen

Barley Bank

Villa secured their third 5-1 scoreline in 9 games this season as Jack Devey scored for the second successive game.

Darwen

1-5

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored for the second successive game.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 October 1891

[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.

Aston Villa

Darwen

FIXTURE HISTORY

Darwen

Previous 5 vs. Darwen: | - | - | - | - | 🟩 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Darwen

All the matches refereed by:

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.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.82 |

Oldest Player |
D Harry Devey | 31.66 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.49 |

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

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 |

Darwen

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"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."

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 2 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.