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Game #178

Aston Villa

Monday, 11 September 1893

Won

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

Division One

Attendance: 8,000

Stoke

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Dennis Hodgetts scored a brace as Villa record their second win in three games to keep up their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Aston Villa

5-1

Stoke

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Dennis Hodgetts, scored a brace, Monday, 11 September 1893

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 11 September 1893

[Exact timings not recorded]
2’ Goal, 0-1, (Stoke)
Goal, 1-1, Dennis Hodgetts
Goal, 2-1, Jimmy Logan
Goal, 3-1, Albert Woolley
HT Aston Villa 3-1 Stoke
Goal, 4-1, Albert Woolley
Goal, 5-1, Dennis Hodgetts
FT Aston Villa 5-1 Stoke

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their second win in three games to keep up their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Aston Villa

Stoke

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

Previous 5 vs. Stoke: | 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟩 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1893-94 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #152 |
Monday, 11 September 1893

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
FT Score | 5-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDWDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 152 | 🟩 77 🟨 21 🟥 54 | 1.66

Career Form:

Top 6

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Stoke

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the second successive game despite playing Saturday / Monday.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.81 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 29.81 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 21.35 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Arthur Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Aston Villa

GK Bill Dunning |
D John Baird |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Jim Elliott |
M Jack Reynolds |
W Albert Woolley |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Jack Devey |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Bob Chatt |
CF Jimmy Logan |

Stoke

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Logan, receiving a pass from Hodgetts, beat the Stoke custodian with a beauty."

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Tuesday, 12 September 1893

YESTERDAY’S FOOTBALL
THE LEAGUE - DIVISION I

ASTON VILLA V. STOKE

This League fixture was decided at Perry Barr, in bright, clear weather, the game being witnessed by a crowd of about 8,000 spectators.

Logan kicked off against the slope, the home side playing during the the first half in the glare of a bright sun.

Stoke set to work very quickly, Dickson heading a goal after two minutes play. The visitors continued to threaten the Villa position, and Dunning was called upon to deal with a hot shot from Naughton. The ball was got away, and the Villa showed to more advantage, Athersmith contributing a couple of dashing tunes which however were unproductive, Rowley performing admirably in goal.

Stoke paid a visit to the other end, and Dickson shot outside, after which the home team retaliated with a smart attack, and Woolley all but made the score equal with a fine shot.

A couple of minutes later Hodgetts obtained a clever goal as the result of a free kick; and then Logan, receiving a pass from Hodgetts, beat the Stoke custodian with a beauty.

The visitors continued to be hard pressed, and Cowan and Wooley shot wide. After give-and-take play, in which Dunning had twice to use his hands, the home side transferred hostilities to the neighbourhood of their opponents’ goal. Rowley successfully negotiated several warm shots, and then dexterous headwork by Chatterley and Devey enabled Woolley to add another point.

Stoke experienced hard lines at the opposite end, and later Hodgetts had similarly bad luck. Good passing by Stoke momentarily endangered the Villa citadel, but a splendid opening was thrown away, and Elliott cleared.

Nothing noteworthy occurred from this point up to half time when the score was 3 goals to 1 in favour of the Villa.

The home team were the first to attack on resuming, and Devey headed over from a centre by Woolley.

The pressure was maintained for some minutes, and then a breakaway by the visitors resulted in a corner. The Villa easily cleared their lines, and a moment later the Stoke stronghold was vigorously besieged. Hodgetts received a pass, and shot through, but was clearly off side and the point was disallowed.

After a brief spell of even play the home front division again advanced, and Rowley had an anxious time. A stinger from Elliott all but beat him, the ball glancing off his hands over the bar in very lucky fashion. Relief was eventually obtained, and for a few minutes play ruled in favour of Stoke. Clare was cheered for cleverly frustrating an impetuous rush by the Villa forwards, and after a good deal of desultory play Woolley centred and Athersmith put in an oblique shot which grazed the outside of the post.

Athersmith was cautioned for foul charging, and from the free kick which was awarded them Stoke went to the other end, Dickson sending in a grand shot, which Dunning stopped with difficulty.

The Villa again dashed away, and Athersmith shot wide.

Naughton was conspicuous by tricky play on the visitors’ right, and then a breakout by Woolley was nullified through a breach of the offside rule.

Stoke became aggressive, and Evans centred grandly, but nothing came of it, though Dunning was kept busy for some moments.

An attack by the home team was attended with better success, Hodgetts heading to Woolley in the goalmouth, and the left winger putting the ball through before Rowley could get near it.

Directly afterwards Woolley very nearly headed through from Athersmith’s centre and then Hodgetts shot over.

Athersmith had the hardest luck in failing to score after a brilliant burst but Hodgetts defeated Rowley just afterwards.

A spirited onslaught by the visitors imperilled the Villa position. The defence, however, was equal to the occasion, and several times the attack was renewed only to be repulsed and the game ended in the victory of the Villa team by 5 goals to 1.

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