Game #149

Division One

Stoney Lane

Attendance: 11,239

Monday, 19 September 1892

Position:

West Brom

3-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Jack Devey, George Davis

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #149

Season | 1892-93 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Match | #5 |
Manager Game | #123 |
Monday, 19 September 1892

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWLL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.59 |

Oldest Player |
F Albert Brown | 30.72 |

Youngest Player |
M George Campbell | 21.65 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make three changes to the team that lost heavily to Sunderland last time out with John Baird, Albert Brown (first appearance of the season) and George Davis (debut), replacing Jack Ramsey, Charlie Athersmith and Jim Paton.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Bill Dunning |
D John Baird |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Arthur Stokes |
M George Campbell |
M James Brown |
W Lewis Campbell |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Jack Devey |
F Albert Brown |
CF George Davis |

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

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey
HT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 1-2, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 2-2, George Davis
Goal, 2-3, (West Bromwich Albion)
FT West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

The original match - won by Villa - and in effect the opening game of the 1892-93 campaign for both clubs was subsequently decided to be treated as a ‘friendly’ game thereby necessitating this replay.

Centre forward George Davis scored on his sole appearance for Villa aged 22 after joining from Aston Manor. Davis moved on to Smethwick Centaur.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored the opener, Monday, 19 September 1892

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Tuesday 20 September 1892

FOOTBALL UNDER ASSOCIATION RULES.
THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION v ASTON VILLA.

This replayed match between the above League teams took place at West Bromwich in miserable weather yesterday (Monday) before 2,000 spectators.

There were three changes in the Villa team and one in the Albion, but both sides were strong.

Villa won the toss, the home team kicking off up hill.

The game at once became close and exciting, Reader saving two or three shots cleverly, whilst a few minutes later M’Leod struck the post with a stunning shot and Dunning dealt brilliantly with two hot ones.

Villa forced the game but nothing was done till just before half time when Devey scored a splendid goal for Villa.

The second half opened in a startling manner, Albion running down immediately and obtaining a corner from which they equalised.

A short time afterwards Pearson scored from a pass by Bassett.

The visitors then went up the hill at a rare pace, Davis equalising with a shot that Reader tried in vain to save.

The game still continued fast and exciting but Albion against scoring won a grandly contested match by three goals to two.