Game #17

1883-84

Position:

1st Round

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FA Cup 1st Round

Walsall Swifts

The Chuckery

Attendance: 4,000

Saturday, 10 November 1883

Archie Hunter scored Villa’s first ever hat-trick in League or Cup football as they record their biggest FA Cup win to date.

Walsall Swifts

1-5

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Archie Hunter | Archie Hunter | Olly Whateley | Archie Hunter | Howard Vaughton |

Assist(s) | Eli Davis

AT A GLANCE

Game #17

Season | 1883-84 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #17 |
Saturday, 10 November 1883

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Management Committee
FT Score | 5-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWLW |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.99 |

Oldest Player |
M Eli Davis | 27.96 |

Youngest Player |
F Olly Whateley | 22.27 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand FA Cup debuts to Archibald Vale, Tom Riddell and Robert Price.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Archibald Vale |
D Joe Simmonds |
D Robert Price |
D Charles Apperley |
FB Tom Riddell |
WH Fred Dawson |
M Eli Davis |
F Olly Whateley |
F Howard Vaughton |
F Archie Hunter |
F Wally Roberts |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Phillips, Jones, Alldridge, Brandrick, Morris, Davis, Farmer J, Farmer T, Mills, Higgins, Dyoss.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Archie Hunter, scorer of Villa's first ever hat-trick, Saturday, 10 November 1883

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MATCH TIMELINE

1’ Debut, Archibald Vale, Tom Riddell, Robert Price
Goal, 1-0, Archie Hunter
HT Walsall Swifts 0-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-0, Archie Hunter
Goal, 3-0, Olly Whateley, Assist by Eli Davis
Goal, 4-0, Archie Hunter
Goal, 5-0, Howard Vaughton
Goal, 5-1, Walsall Swifts, Farmer
FT Walsall Swifts 1-5 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their biggest FA Cup win to date as they see off the Swifts at the Chuckery as goalkeeper Archibald Vale, full back Tom Riddell and defender Robert Price made their debuts for Villa

Meanwhile, forward Archie Hunter scored Villa’s first ever hat-trick in League or Cup football.

QUOTES

"The brilliant combination displayed by Villa at this period of the game was a treat to witness."

VIDEO

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MATCH REPORT

*Sheffield Daily Telegraph*
Monday, 12 November 1883

ASTON VILLA v. WALSALL SWIFTS.

This match was played at Walsall on Saturday last, and plenty of excitement was the outcome of the draw, many believing that the Swifts, playing on their ground, would win the match; but the good form shown by the Villa in previous matches proved them be too good for anything in their own district, and this was evident by their win in the above-mentioned match by five goals to one.

In the first half of the game the Villa had considerably the best of play, and at half time the score stood one nothing in their favour; but on change of ends the superior combination of the Birmingham team was altogether too much for their opponents, and goal after goal was registered in quick succession.

Some changes were made in the Swifts' team, and this had an appreciable effect, but they could never cope with their clever antagonists, and the match resulted as above recorded.

All the Villa team played in first class style, Hunter performing magnificently. Jones was strong and powerful for the losing side.

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