Game #169

Division One

Ewood Park

Attendance: 4,000

Saturday, 11 February 1893

Position:

Blackburn Rovers

2-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Charlie Athersmith | 7' | Charlie Athersmith

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #169

Season | 1892-93 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #143 |
Saturday, 11 February 1893

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLLD |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.81 |

Oldest Player |
GK Bob Roberts | 33.82 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 20.77 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make five changes from the side that suffered the club’s earliest ever exit from the FA Cup with Bob Roberts, John Baird, Fred Burton, Lewis Campbell and William Devey coming in and Bill Dunning, James Brown, Dennis Hodgetts, Jimmy Logan and Arthur Stokes dropping out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Bob Roberts |
D John Baird |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D Gershom Cox |
M Peter Dowds |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Lewis Campbell |
F William Devey |
F Albert Brown |
F Jack Devey |

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]
7’ Goal, 1-0, Charlie Athersmith
HT Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-1, (Blackburn Rovers)
Goal, 2-1, Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 2-2, (Blackburn Rovers)
FT Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, score both Villa's goals, Saturday, 11 February 1893

MATCH REPORT

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday 13 February 1893

BLACKBURN ROVERS v. ASTON VILLA.

The company at Blackburn to see the match between these clubs was estimated at only 3,000. Aston Villa had their best team, but the Rovers were without Bowlder, who, by permission, was playing for Shrewsbury in a cup tie.

There was a strong wind blowing across the ground. At the end of seven minutes Athersmith kicked a goal for Aston Villa. The subsequent play up to half-time was ineffective, but on the whole Aston Villa had the advantage.

The second half started very evenly, but at length the Rovers scored, sending the ball past Roberts, while an appeal was being made by Aston Villa for hands.

Athersmith kicked a second goal for the Villa, but the Rovers again made the score equal putting the ball through out of a scrimmage, and so the game ended in a draw - 2 goals each.