Stoke

4-1

Aston Villa (Champions)

Scorer(s) | Charlie Athersmith

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #214

Division One

Victoria Ground

Attendance: 4,000

Saturday, 29 September 1894

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #214

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Match | #5 |
Manager Game | #188 |
Saturday, 29 September 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLWL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.15 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 27.78 |

Youngest Player |
GK Harry Wilkes | 20.29 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that beat Derby last time out with Bob Gordon coming in for Billy Dorrell.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The Potters are poor losers."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D John Baird |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M George Russell |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Bob Chatt |
F Jack Devey |
CF Bob Gordon |

OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa;

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Stoke)
Goal, 0-2, (Stoke)
Goal, 0-3, (Stoke)
HT Stoke 3-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-3, Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 1-4, (Stoke)
FT Stoke 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa suffer their second defeat of the season.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, consolation, Saturday, 29 September 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 01 October 1894

STOKE v. ASTON VILLA.

The champions of the League made their debut for the season on the Potter’s ground on Saturday, and, to the surprise of everyone, were beaten severely.

The Stoke committee had been compelled to take strict measures with four of their men, and suspend them, and fill their places with reserve men. So well did the latter play that the suspends will have to look at their colours. There were only some spectators 4,000 present. The Potters are poor losers.

The home side quickly got to work, and after Wilkes had twice done good work, Heames, one of the new men, got clear of his back, and placing nicely to Schofield that player beat Wilkes easily. Rowley had to effect several clearances. Dickson came near to scoring again for Stoke, and then Schofield made sure of a shot by Dickson. The home side were having a lot the best of everything, Heames playing brilliantly.

Athersmith and Chatt were each dangerous; but the home side scored again, and led at the interval three goals to nil.

The Villa went to work with will on the re-start, and Athersmith scored a rattling goal. Play slacked down lot, both sides feeling tired with their exertions. Just on time Dickson scored again. Result:—Stoke. four; Aston Villa, one.