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Game #17

Aston Villa

Saturday, 10 November 1883

Won

1st Round

WWWLW

FA Cup 1st Round

Attendance: 4,000

Walsall Swifts

The Chuckery

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

Assist(s) | Eli Davis

KEY MAN

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

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 November 1883

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.

Aston Villa

Walsall Swifts

FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Walsall Swifts

Previous 5 vs. Walsall Swifts: 🟩
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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 |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

Career Form:

Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

Cards:

Villa

Walsall Swifts

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

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

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 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Management Committee

Aston Villa

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 |

Walsall Swifts

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

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

Archibald Vale
Tom Riddell
Fred Dawson
Robert Price

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

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

*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.