Game #145

Division One

Turf Moor

Attendance: 8,000

Monday, 5 September 1892

Position:

Burnley

0-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Lewis Campbell, Jock Fleming

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #145

Season | 1892-93 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #119 |
Monday, 5 September 1892

MATCH SUMMARY

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.39 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 28.79 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 20.34 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand debuts to Bill Dunning, Arthur Stokes, Jack Ramsey, Peter Dowds and Jock Fleming.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The Villa had the best of a grand game."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Bill Dunning |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Arthur Stokes |
LB Jack Ramsey |
M James Brown |
M Peter Dowds |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Lewis Campbell |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Jack Devey |
CF Jock Fleming |

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

1’ Debut, Bill Dunning, Arthur Stokes, Jack Ramsey, Peter Dowds and Jock Fleming.
HT Burnley 0-0 Aston Villa
62’ Goal, 1-0, Lewis Campbell
75’ Goal, 2-0, Jock Fleming, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
FT Burnley 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Goalkeeper Bill Dunning made his Villa debut aged 27 after joining from Bootle FC for £100.

Full back Arthur Stokes made his Villa debut after joining from Wednesbury Old Athletic.

Left back Jack Ramsey made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Aston Unity.

Midfielder Peter Dowds made his Villa debut aged 24 after joining from Glasgow Celtic.

Centre forward Jock Fleming made his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from Southampton St. Mary’s.

KEY MAN

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Tuesday 06 September 1892

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
ASTON VILLA V. BURNLEY

Aston Villa opened the League season on the Burnley Ground, the occasion being the September holiday, and 10,000 spectators were present.

At the start, Dunning had quite an anxious time of it saving capital shots from Buchanan, Crabtree, and H.

Hillman, at the other end, had just as anxious a time. Hodgetts being conspicuous.

The play in the first half was brilliant, but by the interval neither side had scored.

In the second half the Burnley side fell off a lot, and Villa played up splendidly.

Campbell shot past Hillman after the custodian had saved a stinger from Athersmith, and Fleming scored from a centre by Athersmith, Villa winning by two goals to nothing.
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*Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser*
Tuesday 06 September 1892

MATCHES PLAYED YESTERDAY.
THE LEAGUE.

BURNLEY V. ASTON VILLA.

At Burnley, before 8,000 spectators. Burnley Kicked off at 5.20, and a magnificent game was witnessed. Both goals were attacked, each custodian repeatedly fisting out. Hillman cleared a grand shot from Hodgetts, and two miraculous saves were made by Dunning. Both sides played brilliantly, but Burnley had slightly the best of matters. Half time arrived without either side having scored. Seventeen minutes after resuming Campbell scored for the Villa with a fast, low shot after Hillman had saved. After half an hour's play Fleming scored from a grand centre by Athersmith. The Villa had the best of a grand game. Final Score :. Aston Villa 2 Burnley 0