Game #138

1891-92

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Football League

Blackburn Rovers

Ewood Park

Attendance: 5,000

Saturday, 5 March 1892

Villa lose by the odd goal in seven despite a brace from Lewis Campbell and a Billy Dickson strike.

Blackburn Rovers

4-3

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Lewis Campbell | Lewis Campbell | Billy Dickson |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #138

Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #21 |
Manager Game | #112 |
Saturday, 5 March 1892

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Blackburn Rovers

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.22 |

Oldest Player |
D Harry Devey | 32.01 |

Youngest Player |
D John Baird | 21.19 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make four changes from the team that qualified for the FA Cup final with Frank Coulton, Tom Dutton (Debut), Jack Graham and Charlie Hare replacing Walter Evans, Charlie Athersmith, Jack Devey and Dennis Hodgetts.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
D Gershom Cox |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D Harry Devey |
D Frank Coulton |
D John Baird |
W Lewis Campbell |
F Charlie Hare |
F Tom Dutton |
F Jack Graham |
CF Billy Dickson |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Forward Tom Dutton made his sole appearance for Villa aged 21 after joining from Wednesbury Old Athletic. Dutton would move on to Walsall Town.

Forward Jack Graham made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Brierley Hill Alliance.

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MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, Tom Dutton
20’ Goal, 1-0, Lewis Campbell
Goal, 2-0, Lewis Campbell
Goal, 2-1, (Blackburn Rovers)
HT Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Gershom Cox o.g.
Goal, 1-3, (Blackburn Rovers)
Goal, 3-3, Billy Dickson
Goal, 3-4, (Blackburn Rovers)
FT Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 7 March 1892

THE LEAGUE.
BLACKBURN ROVERS V. ASTON VILLA.

There was a very pleasant change in the weather at Blackburn, and the break-up of the frost left the ground in better condition than might have been expected. It was unfortunate, but unavoidable, that the international matches caused defections in the Aston Villa ranks; but none the less the game proved highly interesting, and was greatly appreciated by the 2,000 spectators who were upon the ground.

From the start the play was of a very lively character, and at the outset the exchanges were very equal.

At the end of twenty minutes the Villa scored, and repeated the performance a few minutes later. This put the Rovers now on their mettle, but their efforts to score were nullified by the splendid defence of the Villa.

At length, after a combined attack, Dewar sent in a magnificent shot, which Warner failed to stop, and the Rovers registered their first point.

The play then went in favour of the visitors, who were pressing very hard when the referee's whistle announced half-time, the score was then Villa 2 goals, Rovers 1 goal.

After crossing over, the play of the home team, which had been curiously uneven, improved considerably, and they pressed vigorously and soon equalised.

The game then became most exciting, as both sides tried hard to establish an advantage.

The Rovers were the first to score, but the point was quickly followed by another from the Villa, whose goalkeeper was in turn once more beaten just before the close, when the Rovers were left with a meritorious victory by 4 goals to 3.
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*The Sporting Life*
Monday 07 March 1892

BLACKBURN ROVERS v. ASTON VILLA.
THE CUP FAVOURITES BEATEN BY THE CUP HOLDERS.

The favourites for the English Cup. Aston Villa. who are always great favourites Lancashire, had not a great reception at Blackburn on Saturday, only some 5,000 persons attending them.

The Villa were minus Athersmith, Hodgetts and Evans, and the Rovers without Southworth. but they had Lofthouse back after his suspension.

Both sides started well. The Villa, however, were the first to settle down, and at the end of a quarter of hour Graham struck the upright, and Campbell rushing up scored a capital goal.

The Midlanders again went off with great dash, and the ball bounced through off Campbell, making the Villa two goals.

The Rovers now rose to the occasion, and the Villa defence was attacked with rigour, and had the best of matters. It was not, however, until within five minutes of half time that Dewar sent in a swift shot. Varner then dropped it. and it rolled over the line.

Half time- Villa, two Rovers, one.

The second half saw marvellous change of the play in both sides. The Rovers improved, and the Villa went back. The second goal for the Rovers came off the back of Cox and a few minutes later Sanderson, after bringing Warner to his knees save, met the ball and gave his side the lead. The Lofthouse put on another goal out of a scrummage, and just before time Dixon made another goal for the Villa, who had to retire defeated four goals to three.

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