Aston Villa

3-1

Aston Unity

Scorer(s) | Howard Vaughton | 5' | Eli Davis, Archie Hunter

Assist(s) | Not recorded

Game #14

FA Cup 3rd Round

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 4,000

Saturday, 6 January 1883

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #14

Season | 1882-83 |
Matchday | #3 |
Manager Game | #14 |
Saturday, 6 January 1883

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWWWW |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 22.70 |

Oldest Player |
M Eli Davis | 27.12 |

Youngest Player |
F Andy Hunter | 18.44 |

*Unconfirmed

TEAM NEWS

Joe Simmonds is recalled as Villa hand a debut to goalkeeper Tommy Mason.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"These old opponents have not met for three seasons, and hence considerable interest was felt to their present encounter."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Tommy Mason |
D Joe Simmonds |
D Charles Apperley |
WH David Anderson |
FB Richard Harvey |
M Eli Davis |
F Andy Hunter |
F Howard Vaughton |
F Archie Hunter |
F Arthur Brown |
F Olly Whateley |

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

1’ Debut, Tommy Mason
5’ Goal, 1-0, Howard Vaughton
Goal, 2-0, Eli Davis
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Aston Unity
Goal, 2-1, (Aston Unity)
Goal, 3-1, Archie Hunter
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Aston Unity

ON THIS DAY

Goalkeeper Tommy Mason made his FA Cup debut for Villa.

KEY MAN

Howard Vaughton scored Villa's opener to help the club progress to the 4th Round for the third successive season, Saturday, 6 January 1883

MATCH REPORT

*Birmingham Daily Mail*
Monday 20 November 1882

MATCHES PLAYED ON SATURDAY.

ASTON VILLA v. ASTON UNITY (English Cup. 3rd Round)

Drawn together above, these teams met at Perry bar to decide the same.

These old opponents have not met for three seasons, and hence considerable interest was felt to their present encounter, and the weather turning out very fine, upwards of 3,000 lined the barriers.

Both teams were fully represented, and, having lost the toss, the visitors started the ball up hill at 2.50.

The Unity were soon seen to advantage, Pallett from a corner, placing the ball well Into goal, an exciting scrimmage ensued, but Mason at length cleverly relieved his goal, and soon after Matthews had to use his hands, but Anderson returned sharply. Matthews parrying, but Vaughton, who was lying handy, rushed up and scored a good goal five minutes only from the start.

Runs on either side followed, both goals being assailed in turn, but gradually the home forwards gained the upper hand, but the Unity goal keeper and back division showed splendid defence; but just prior to half time Brown from a corner sent the ball well in. Matthews knocking it out. but falling at Davis’ feet he promptly obtained a goal.

Shortly after the change, the Unity worked the leather well into the Villa territory and Lloyd threw the leather into the Villa goalmouth. Mason thrice repelled the shots, but Hellborn found an opening and scored a point for the Unity.

The game now assumed an interesting aspect, but the Unity forwards fell off considerably, while the Villa stuck well to their work and had much of the best of the play.

However, the Unity defence continued so good that it was only in the last few minutes that, after a corner by Davis that Archie Hunter with a clever back kick scored a third goal; thus the Villa won an excellent game by 3 goals to 1.

The Villa played finely all round, as did the Unity back division and Matthews, but the Unity forwards lacked combination and accurate passing.

Sides - Villa: Goal. T. Mason ; backs, Simmonds, Harvey ; half backs, Apperiey, Brown, Anderson; forwards. Archie Hunter (captain), Vaughton, Davis, Whateley, and Andy Hunter.

Unity : Goal, Matthews ; backs J. R. Benson (captain). Rogers; half becks, Pallett, Upton, Lloyd ; forwards, Green, Dyer. Coley, Hellborn, and Wilson.

Umpires Messrs. W. B. Mason and J. Ford;

Referee, Mr. C. Crump (President of the Birmingham Association)