Aston Villa

2-1

Stoke

Scorer(s) | Lewis Campbell, Charlie Athersmith

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #125

Football League

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 6,000

Saturday, 21 November 1891

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #125

Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #99 |
Saturday, 21 November 1891

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.38 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 28.00 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.55 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa named an unchanged line up to the team that saw off West Brom last time out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Soon after this Campbell, of the home side, was hurt, and had to retire."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Albert Hinchley |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D John Baird |
FB Walter Evans |
M James Brown |
M George Campbell |
W Lewis Campbell |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Jack Devey |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Charlie Hare |

OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa;

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
5’ Goal, 1-0, Lewis Campbell
Goal, 1-1, (Stoke)
Player retired form the field of play (Lewis Campbell)
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Stoke
Goal, 2-1, Charlie Athersmith
FT Aston Villa 2-1 Stoke

ON THIS DAY

Despite having to play the majority of the game with ten men after a first half injury to Lewis Campbell, Villa had now won 5 games in a row for the second time this season

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, hit the winner for 10 man Villa, Saturday, 21 November 1891

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 23 November 1891

ASTON VILLA v. STOKE.

These keen Midland rivals met to play their return League enagement on the Perry Barr Ground, Birmingham, on Saturday, before 8,000 spectators.

The previous game, at Stoke, on Oct. 24, ended in a win for the Villa three goals to two and Stoke on Saturday, seeing that Warner was still off were determined to be avenged.

They failed, however, as in the end they were beaten, though only by a bare majority.

The visitors, having lost the toss, kicked off with the disadvantages, which, however, were only small.

The Villa played a really fine game, and from bit of almost perfect play the forward Campbell scored at the end of five minutes' play.

Stoke replied with vigour and the Villa were driven on the defensive, and Naughton equalised after another five minutes play.

Soon after this Campbell, of the home side, was hurt, and had to retire.

During the remaining stages the Villa had only ten men engaged.

They kept equal, however, up to half-time, and in the second portion, though their opponents had as much of the game as they had, they managed to score once through Athersmith, and finally won two goals to one.