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Game #171

Aston Villa

Saturday, 18 March 1893

Aston Villa

3-1

Notts County

Division One

Notts County

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 7,000

Won

LLDWW

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Devey scored a brace to set Villa on the way to a second successive victory,

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored a brace to set Villa on the way to victory, Saturday, 18 March 1893

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 18 March 1893

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Fred Burton
Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Notts County
Goal, 2-1, (Notts County)
Goal, 3-1, Jack Devey, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Notts County

ON THIS DAY

Villa fielded their oldest team of the season with an average age of 26.94.

Defender Gershom Cox made his final appearance for Villa aged 30 before moving on to Willenhall Pickwick. Cox represented Villa 102 times over his six seasons with the club.

Aston Villa

Notts County

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Notts County

Previous 5 vs. Notts County: | 🟩 | 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟥 | 🟩 |

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1892-93 |
Matchday | #27 |
League Match | #26 |
Manager Game | #145 |
Saturday, 18 March 1893

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLDWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 145 | 🟩 73 🟨 19 🟥 53 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

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TEAM NEWS

Villa make four changes from the team that beat Newton Heath last time out with Bob Roberts, Peter Dowds, Dennis Hodgetts and Albert Brown returning with Bill Dunning, George Campbell, Lewis Campbell and Jimmy Logan making way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.94 |

Oldest Player |
GK Bob Roberts | 33.92 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 20.87 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

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Notts County

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MATCHDAY SQUAD BIOGRAPHIES

STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SQUAD STATS

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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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

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The game was of a most interesting character, and at one period the victory of the Villa appeared to be extremely doubtful."

MATCH REPORT

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 20 March 1893

SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL. THE LEAGUE.-DIVISION I. ASTON VILLA V. NOTTS. This return League match was played at Perry Barr. The weather was perfect and about eight thousand spectators cheered the players as they went on to the field. The Villa played their full strength with one exception, Logan, who was too unwell to take part in the game. Albert Brown was, therefore, included amongst the forwards, and partnered Athersmith on the right, whilst W. Devey went into the centre. Notts were without the services of their, clever little right-wing player, Walkerdine, and, therefore. included Mabbett in their forward ranks. The game was of a most interesting character, and at one period the victory of the Villa appeared to be extremely doubtful. It was in the second half, and the score was 2 goals to1 against Notts, who were, however, having the best of the game. Cox was lame, and, thus weakened, the Villa defence seemed scarcely strong enough to withstand the attack, despite the fact that Baird had been playing a great game, and has certainly developed into a safe and clever back. Just at the critical time. however, the Villa forwards pulled themselves together, scored another goal, and showing good combination kept the Notts defenders busily engaged up to the finish. In the first half the balance of the play lay with the Villa who were kicking uphill with the sun in their faces. The advantage of a slight wind behind them enabled them to keep the ball well in their opponents' territory. The fo