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Game #14

Aston Villa

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 6 January 1883

FA Cup

Aston Unity

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 4,000

Aston Villa

3-1

Aston Unity

Assist(s) | Eli Davis | 3-1 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Howard Vaughton scored Villa's opener to help the club progress to the 4th Round for the third successive season.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 January 1883

🟢 | 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), Hellborn
⚽ | Goal, 3-1, Archie Hunter, Assist by Eli Davis
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Aston Unity

ON THIS DAY

Goalkeeper Tommy Mason made his FA Cup debut as Villa beat neighbours Unity to reach the fourth round for the third successive season.

Aston Villa

FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

Aston Unity

FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Aston Unity

Previous 5 vs. Aston Unity: None

PREVIOUS MATCH

None

NEXT MATCH

None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Management Committee 1879-86
Referee: C. Crump | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | President Birmingham Association, 1882-
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Management Committee 1879-86

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 14 | 🟩 | 9 🟨 | 3 🟥 2 | 2.14

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: C. Crump | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | President Birmingham Association, 1882-
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 18 Nov 1882, Villa 4-1 Wednesbury Old Athletic, Wellington Road
Cards: None
Umpires: W. B. Mason (Villa) and J. Ford (Unity).

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 22 |

Oldest Player:
IL Eli Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 27 |

Youngest Player:
IR Andy Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 18 |

*Exact birthdates unconfirmed

MANAGER

Management Committee 1879-86

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Aston Villa

GK Tommy Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
B Joe Simmonds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Alf Harvey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Charles Apperley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB David Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Arthur Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IL Eli Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔥 |
IL Howard Vaughton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
IR Andy Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Olly Whateley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Unknown

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Aston Unity

GK Matthews
B Benson
B Rogers
HB Pallett
HB Upton
HB Lloyd
F Green
F Dyer
F Coley
F Hellborn | ⚽ |
F Wilson

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

SQUAD STATS

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Unity XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

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

🟢 GK Tommy Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

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

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*Birmingham Daily Mail*
Monday, 8 January 1883

MATCHES PLAYED ON SATURDAY. ASTON VILLA v. ASTON UNITY (English Cup. 3rd Round) Drawn together above, these teams met at Perry barr 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)

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