Notts County

4-3

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Archie Hunter, Olly Whateley, Arthur Brown

Assist(s) | Not recorded

Game #16

FA Cup 5th Round

Trent Bridge

Attendance: 10,000

Saturday, 3 March 1883

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #16

Season | 1882-83 |
Matchday | #5 |
Manager Game | #16 |
Saturday, 3 March 1883

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.11 |

Oldest Player |
M Eli Davis | 27.27 |

Youngest Player |
F Andy Hunter | 18.60 |

*Unconfirmed

TEAM NEWS

Villa recall Ted Lee for his first start of the campaign in place of Richard Harvey.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The game at the call of time, was in the Notts favour by 4 to 3."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Tommy Mason |
D Charles Apperley |
D Joe Simmonds |
HB Ted Lee |
WH David Anderson |
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

[Chronological timings not recorded]

ON THIS DAY

Villa failed to qualify for their first FA Cup semi final following a disputed winning goal for the hosts. With the game level at 3-3 Notts County scored what would prove to be the winner after Villa had a goal ruled out despite it being handled on the line by an opposition player thereby preventing its legitimate entry into the net.

Wing half David Anderson, forward Andy Hunter, goalkeeper Tommy Mason and half back Ted Lee made their final FA Cup appearances for Villa.

KEY MAN

Archie Hunter scored but to no avail, Saturday, 3 March 1883

MATCH REPORT

*Birmingham Daily Mail*
Friday 02 March 1883

TO-MORROW’S FOOTBALL MATCHES.

The match of all absorbing interest to-morrow is of course the tie in the fifth round of the competition for the National Cup, at Nottingham, between the Aston Villa and the Notts County Elevens.

In Birmingham and district, and in and round about Nottingham, the excitement engendered is intense. The scene of the encounter will be the historical Trent Bridge Ground. Two special excursion trains will be run from Birmingham, and they both promise be largely patronised.

During the last few days considerable doubt has prevailed in local football circles as to the composition of the Villa team. With Harvey disabled since the match with Darwen, a vacancy in the regular eleven was caused, and there were rumours afloat that at least one other of the defence positions was in the opinion of the committee open to change.

In the last three matches the Villa have played, Lee has been seen in Harvey’s place. and the consistency of his play gave him a big chance of being elected to that position.

Last night the committee met, and the result of their decision was that the eleven that has so frequently upheld the credit of Birmingham football will, with the substitution of Lee for Harvey do duty tomorrow at Nottingham.

The following is the team:

Goal, T. Mason; backs. J. Simmonds and E. Lee half-backs, D. R Anderson and C. Apperley ; forwards Andy Hunter, and O. Whateley (on the right); A. Brown, and Archie Hunter (centres) and H. O. Vaughton and E. Davis (on the left).

The Notts team was selected yesterday as follows :—

Goal, Gillett; backs, A. T. Dobson, H. Moore ; half-backs, C. Dobson, Macrae, and Chapman forwards, A. W. Cursham, S. G. Smith, H. Cursham, Greenhalgh, and Gunn.

The team will leave Birmingham by the 12.35 excursion train. The issue of the match is so open that it would be absurd to predict the probable winner.
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*Birmingham Daily Mail*
Friday 02 March 1883

THE FOOTBALL MATCH AT NOTTINGHAM

We are informed that the great match to-morrow between the Aston Villa and the Notts County will take place at the Castle Ground, and not at Trent Bridge, as stated in another column.
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*Birmingham Daily Mail*
Monday 05 March 1883

SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL.
ASTON VILLA V. NOTTS COUNTY (English Cup Tie)

Played at Nottingham. The game at the call of time, was in the Notts favour by 4 to 3. After Notts scored their fourth goal and between that and time, the Villa pressed them continually. The ball was once headed right Into the Notts goal, and the Villa attack would assuredly have scored if H. Cursham had not handed out. A protest has been lodged by Archie Hunter, asking that goal be allowed.
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*Birmingham Daily Mail*
Tuesday 06 March 1883

THE RESULT OF VISIT TO NOTTINGHAM.
Nottingham, Tuesday.

At the Nottingham Police Court yesterday morning two Birmingham men, named Henry Taylor and Henry Gill, were brought up in custody charged with being drunk and assaulting the police at the Midland Railway Station at Nottingham on Saturday night. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoners came over to Nottingham by the special train from Birmingham on Saturday afternoon, to witness the football match between Notts and Aston Villa. About nine o’clock they got in the train to return home, both being under the influence of drink. A quarrel arose and Taylor struck his fist through the window. A policeman was fetched to eject him, and on this being done, Gill taking his companion’s part, severely assaulted the policeman by striking and kicking him. The prisoners also assaulted a porter. The magistrates fined them 40s. with the option of days’ imprisonment.
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*Birmingham Daily Mail*
Wednesday 07 March 1883

ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.

Yesterday evening the committee of the Football Association met at the offices at Paternoster Row, to draw the semi-final ties.

The protest of Aston Villa against Notts County on the ground of a foul in front of the Notts goal just before time, which the officials ignored, was fully considered but not sustained, and the Notts County thus enter the semi-final, the draw for which resulted.