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Game #142

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 April 1892

Won

LWLLW

Football League

Attendance: 10,000

Bolton Wanderers

Pike's Lane

Billy Dickson scored the winner as Villa bounce back from successive defeats.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Billy Dickson scored the winner, Saturday, 2 April 1892

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 April 1892

1’ Debut, Ted Diver
10’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey
HT Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa
75’ Goal, 1-1, (Bolton Wanderers)
87’ Goal, 2-1, Billy Dickson (pen)
FT Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

After a difficult few weeks for Villa, victory over Bolton came as a blessed relief

Goalkeeper Ted Diver made his Villa debut aged 31 after joining from Surrey AFC.

Aston Villa

Bolton Wanderers

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: | 🟥 | 🟥 | 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟥 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #116 |
Saturday, 2 April 1892

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 116 | 🟩 | 58 🟨 17 🟥 41 | 1.65

Career Form:

Top 6

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Bolton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Ted Diver came in for his debut as emergency goalkeeping cover as George Campbell reverts his usual midfield berth.

Dennis Hodgetts and Walter Evans drop out with Charlie Hare and John Baird coming in.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.35 |

Oldest Player |
D Harry Devey | 32.08 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.91 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Ted Diver |
D Gershom Cox |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D Harry Devey |
D John Baird |
M George Campbell |
W Lewis Campbell |
W Charlie Athersmith |
CF Billy Dickson |
F Charlie Hare |
F Jack Devey |

Bolton Wanderers

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The second half was severely contested. The Wanderers equalised thirty minutes from the restart, and the game became fast and exciting, both goals being visited in turn. The Villa scored from penalty kick and won."

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 4 April 1892

BOLTON WANDERERS V. ASTON VILLA.

This match at Bolton was witnessed by some ten thousand people, the weather being of a charming character. In the first half the home team had the sun in their faces, and, consequently, were at a considerable disadvantage; but, though pressed, they maintained a capital defence for a long time, and ultimately they got the ball away, and were able to press.

The game was afterwards transferred in turn from one end to the other until close upon the interval, when Aston Villa put the ball through from a corner and crossed over with 1 goal to 0 in their favour.

On resuming the play was fast and interesting, the Birmingham men having rather the best of matters.

Two or three shots taxed the smartness of the Wanderers' goalkeeper, who, however, saved in good style. The Villa lost one of their team. who was hurt and had to leave the field; but, though thus weakened, they kept up a brisk pressure on their opponents' goaL

The Bolton men, however, after a time, retaliated, and ten minutes from the finish they equalised, amidst great excitement; but, as the event proved, they were unable to save the game, for in the last few minutes, Aston Villa put on a second point, and were left victorious by 2 goals to 1.
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Athletic News - Monday 04 April 1892

Diver, the Warwickshire cricketer, was the Aston Villa goal against Bolton Wanderers. He is long enough, and shaped well between the sticks. George Campbell, who kept goal last week Sunderland, found another new position, figuring right full back. Truly Campbell is a player many parts. The Villa have had three different custodians on successive Saturdays, and have another in reserve.

For the second week in a penalty kick was taken Pike Road. With the Villa and the Wanderers on all fours three minutes from time, few people believed the total would be altered. But getting in dangerous proximity to the home goal, the ball suddenly bounded up and hit Paton’s hand. To everybody’s surprise the referee awarded a penalty kick, and Sutcliffe endeavoured to cover the space stopping out, but Dickson was easily able send the leather flying into the net.
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Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 04 April 1892

BOLTON WANDERERS v. ASTON VILLA.

At Bolton, before over six thousand people. The visitors had much the beat of the play at the opening, and 10 minutes from the start J. Devey scored from a corner.

Fast play followed, but at half-time no alteration to the score had taken place, the Villa crossing over with a goal in their favour.

The second half was severely contested. The Wanderers equalised thirty minutes from the restart, and the game became fast and exciting, both goals being visited in turn. The Villa scored from penalty kick and won.

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