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Game #2

Aston Villa

Saturday, 24 January 1880

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FA Cup

Stafford Road

Attendance: 2,000

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Aston Villa

3-1

Stafford Road

Assists(s) | Eli Davis | 1-0 | Andy Hunter | 2-0 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa play their first ever home FA Cup tie and comprehensively beat Stafford Road yet it would still prove to be their final FA Cup outing of the season.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 24 January 1880

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, George Ramsay
โšฝ | Goal, 1-0, Billy Mason, Assist by Eli Davis
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Stafford Road
โšฝ | Goal, 2-0, Billy Mason, Assist by Andy Hunter
โšฝ | Goal, 3-0, Sammy Law
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 3-1, (Stafford Road), Charles Crump
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Stafford Road

ON THIS DAY

Having secured a draw in the original tie at the Wolverhampton ground of the Stafford Road Railway Works Football Club, Villa sweep aside their opponents in the replay at Wellington Road.

Villa however, still an amateur and pecuniary disadvantaged club, had lost the toss for home status in the third round tie with Oxford University and withdrew from the competition being unable to formulate a side capable of fulfilling the fixture.

Meanwhile, forward and future Villa leader George Ramsay made his sole appearance for Villa in the FA Cup whilst goalkeeper John Ball and forward Billy Mason made their final appearances for Villa.

Aston Villa

FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

Stafford Road

FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stafford Road

Previous 5 vs. Stafford Road: ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1879-80 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Saturday, 24 January 1880

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Management Committee 1879-86
Referee:ย L. H. Cofield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1880-
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Management Committee 1879-86

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 2 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 2.00

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย L. H. Cofield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1880-
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None
Umpires: Messrs M'Gregor, G. C. Crump

TEAM NEWS

George Ramsay (debut) replaces Charlie Johnstone.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 23 |

Oldest Player:
HB Sammy Law | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30 |

Youngest Player:
IR Andy Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 15 |

*Exact birthdates unconfirmed

MANAGER

Management Committee 1879-86

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Aston Villa

GK John Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
B Harry Simmonds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Ted Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Tommy Pank | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Sammy Law | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
IL Eli Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
IF Billy Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
IF George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด |
IR Andy Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Archie Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF William Crossland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Unknown

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Stafford Road

GK E. Ray
B G. Selman
HB Muir
HB Grant
HB A. Nicholls
F C. Davies
F Reeves
F Holden
F H. Crane
F J. W. Whitehead
F Charles Crump โšฝ

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Stafford Road XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข F George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด GK John Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1879-80 | ๐Ÿ•’ 2 | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | 0 | #1 |
๐Ÿ”ด IF Billy Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1879-80 | ๐Ÿ•’ 2 | โšฝ 2 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | #7 |
๐Ÿ”ด F George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 11880 | ๐Ÿ•’ 1 | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | #12 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The Villa have lost the toss with Oxford and it is doubtful whether they will play the tie or not."

MATCH REPORT