Game #135

FA Cup 2nd Round

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 6,000

Saturday, 30 January 1892

Position:

Aston Villa

2-0

Darwen

Scorer(s) | Jack Devey | Dennis Hodgetts |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #135

Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #22 |
Manager Game | #109 |
Saturday, 30 January 1892

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWWW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.58 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 28.19 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.74 |

TEAM NEWS

Harry Devey and Charlie Hare drop out from the team that beat Heanor Town in the FA Cup 1st Round with Billy Dickson and James Brown returning.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Walter Evans |
D John Baird |
D Frank Coulton |
M James Brown |
W Lewis Campbell |
W Charlie Athersmith |
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 timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Darwen
Goal, 2-0, Dennis Hodgetts
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Darwen

ON THIS DAY

Villa progress to the FA Cup Third Round.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, opened the scoring to send Villa through to the FA Cup Third Round, Saturday, 30 January 1892

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 01 February 1892

ASTON VILLA v. DARWEN
AN EASY WIN FOR THE VILLA.

There was a large muster at Perry Barr to see Aston Villa score what was supposed be an easy victory over Darwen, whose form of late has not been of that character which inspires confidence when pitted against an organisation of the undoubted merit of Aston Villa.

The wind blew obliquely across the ground and Darwen winning the toss set Aston Villa to play up the hill with the wind against them. Darwen were the first show, Entwistle shooting over.

At length the Villa got away, and Campbell gained a corner. Darwen cleared and was then busily engaged and the Villa gave a corner, which availed their opponents nothing.

Devey, Athersmith and Campbell showed conspicuously and then Alexander at the other end put in some good work for the visitors. M’Owen saved good shots at the top end. and then the venue was again changed, not for long, however, as the Villa got away again and soon began to press in earnest and gained shot after shot in upon the goalkeeper, but M'Owen was equal to the emergency, and played magnificently, stopping shots in brilliant style. Devey fouled the ball, and the Darwen lines were cleared.

Back came the Villa to the charge, and some grand play by Campbell was loudly cheered. Then Devey dashed through tho visitors’ defence and scored the first goal for Aston Villa, who led at half time one goal to none.

Upon restarting the visitors ran up into the Villa quarters, but the ball was returned and backwards and forwards it went for a time, the wind spoiling the game. Darwen looked very dangerous once, but Coulton cleared. M’Owen afterwards stopped two grand shots from Athersmith and threw out from other members of the Villa front string. Hodgetts proving too much for the Darwener and the second goal was thus scored for Aston Villa.

This reverse seemed to take much of the sting out of the visitors’ attack and the game lapsed into a give and take order again.

Darwen however struggled hard right up to the call of “Time!” but the luck was against them, and the game ended in an easy victory for Aston Villa by two goals to none.