Game #19

1883-84

Position:

3rd Round

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FA Cup 3rd Round

Wednesbury Old Athletic

The Oval, Wednesbury

Attendance: 7,000

Saturday, 29 December 1883

Villa record their biggest FA Cup win to date as they come out on top in an 11 goal thriller at the Oval with Archie Hunter scoring Villa’s second ever hat-trick in League or Cup football two games after hitting the first.

Wednesbury Old Athletic

4-7

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Archie Hunter | Arthur Brown | Archie Hunter | Archie Hunter | Howard Vaughton | Own Goal | Olly Whateley |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #19

Season | 1883-84 |
Matchday | #3 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 29 December 1883

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Management Committee
FT Score | 7-4 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Wednesbury Old Athletic

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.40 |

Oldest Player |
M Eli Davis | 28.10 |

Youngest Player |
F Olly Whateley | 22.41 |

TEAM NEWS

Billy Clarke returns in goal for Archibald vale whilst Robert Price also returns with Joe Simmonds making way.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Billy Clarke |
FB Tom Riddell |
WH Fred Dawson |
D Charles Apperley |
D Robert Price |
M Eli Davis |
F Olly Whateley |
F Howard Vaughton |
F Archie Hunter |
F Wally Roberts |
F Arthur Brown |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Kent, Nicholls. Morley, Tonks D, Byrne, Flaherty, Holden (g), Patrick, Bayliss (g) (g), Tonks T (g), Roberts.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their biggest FA Cup win for the third game in a row as Archie Hunter hit his and Villa's second hat-trick in three games as they qualify for the fourth round of the FA Cup for the fourth season in succession.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Billy Clarke made his final appearance for Villa.

Archie Hunter, scored Villa's second ever hat-trick, two games after scoring the first, Saturday, 29 December 1883.

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MATCH TIMELINE

5’ Goal, 0-1, Wednesbury Old Athletic, Holden G
Goal, 0-2, Wednesbury Old Athletic, Bayliss
Goal, 1-2, Archie Hunter
Goal, 2-2, Arthur Brown
Goal, 2-3, Wednesbury Old Athletic, Bayliss
HT Wednesbury Old Athletic 3-2 Aston Villa
Goal, 3-3, Archie Hunter
Goal, 3-4, Wednesbury Old Athletic, Tonks
Goal, 4-4, Archie Hunter
Goal, 5-4, Howard Vaughton
Goal, 6-4, Own Goal, Kent
Goal, 7-4, Olly Whateley
FT Wednesbury Old Athletic 4-7 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*Sheffield Independent*
Monday, 31 December 1883

ASTON VILLA, v. WEDNESBURY OLD ATHLETIC.

These teams played a very fast match on the Oval, Wood green, Wednesbury, on Saturday. The ground was heavy, but there was no wind. Within five minutes of the kick off G. Holden scored for tho Athletics, at this was presently supplemented by another from the toe of Bayliss.

Matters looked rosy for the Athletics, but they failed to maintain their advantage, as Archie Hunter and Brown both added goals, making the game equal.

Just before half-time Bayliss scored again for the home team, making the score three to two.

Immediately on resuming a finely combined rush of the Villa forwards ended with Hunter scoring, again making matters equal, an equality which was spoilt by T. Tonks, who added another for the Athletics, making the game four to three.

From this point the Athletics appeared beaten, and Hunter had little difficulty in adding a fourth goal for the Villa.

Vaughton added a fifth for the Birmingham men, a sixth was muffed by the Athletic goal-keeper, and Whateley scored a seventh.

The Villa thus won by seven goals to four.

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