Game #18

FA Cup 2nd Round

Recreation Ground

Attendance: 3,000

Saturday, 1 December 1883

Position:

2nd Round

Villa record their biggest FA Cup win to date as they win at Stafford Road in terrible conditions.

Stafford Road

0-5

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Arthur Brown | Arthur Brown | Archie Hunter | Archie Hunter | Olly Whateley |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #18

Season | 1883-84 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #18 |
Saturday, 1 December 1883

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Management Committee
FT Score | 5-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.12 |

Oldest Player |
M Eli Davis | 28.02 |

Youngest Player |
F Olly Whateley | 22.33 |

TEAM NEWS

Robert Price drops out with Arthur Brown returning.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It is quite unnecessary to describe so one-sided an affair as the match proved."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

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

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

Goal, 1-0, Arthur Brown
Goal, 2-0, Arthur Brown
Goal, 3-0, Archie Hunter
Goal, 4-0, Archie Hunter
Goal, 5-0, Olly Whateley
FT Stafford Road 0-5 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa score 5 two games in succession to progress to the third round of the FA Cup for the fifth consecutive season.

Goalkeeper Archibald Vale keeps Villa’s first ever clean sheet in the FA Cup.

KEY MAN

Archie Hunter, scorer of 5 goals in 2 games, Saturday, 1 December 1883

MATCH REPORT

*Sheffield Independent*
Monday, 3 December 1883

ASTON VILLA v. STAFFORD ROAD.

These teams met on the Stafford Road Grounds, Wolverhampton, when one of the largest gates in the history of Wolverhampton football occurred. The ground was in such a dreadful condition that Sellman, one of the best backs in the Roaders' team, refused to strip, and Riley, of the second team, took his place. The Wolverhampton Club never possessed a chance, and the Villa scored five goals to their opponents’ none. It is quite unnecessary to describe so one-sided an affair as the match proved. The play was almost totally confined to the vicinity of tho Stafford road, and had the ground been at ail fit for football, the visitors would have gained more goals than they did.