Game #215

Division One

New Town Ground

Attendance: 6,000

Saturday, 6 October 1894

Position:

Nottingham Forest

2-1

Aston Villa (Champions)

Scorer(s) | Jack Devey

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #215

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #189 |
Saturday, 6 October 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWLL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.19 |

Oldest Player |
GK Bill Dunning | 29.78 |

Youngest Player |
W Steve Smith | 20.74 |

TEAM NEWS

Four changes are made after the defeat to Stoke. Villa’s League winning ‘keeper Bill Dunning comes in for his first appearance of the season with Harry Wilkes dropping out. Further forward George Russell misses out with George Kinsey coming in for his debut whilst Charlie Hare and Billy Dorrell replace Bob Gordon and Bob Chatt.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Dorrell was badly injured through colliding with the wire rope on the left wing."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Bill Dunning |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D John Baird |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M George Kinsey |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Jack Devey |
F Charlie Hare |
F Billy Dorrell |

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

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, George Kinsey
3’ Goal, 0-1, (Nottingham Forest)
Goal, 1-1, Jack Devey
HT Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-2, (Nottingham Forest)
FT Nottingham Forest 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa’s title defence looks flimsy as they sit in 8th after a third defeat in 6 games.

Midfielder George Kinsey made his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of £500.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored the equaliser to no avail, Saturday, 6 October 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 08 October 1894

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FOREST V. ASTON VILLA.

A very big holiday crowd assembled at the New Town Ground, Nottingham Saturday afternoon to witness this match.

Forest had, of late, gone very badly, and after their defeat at the hands of Preston North End on their own enclosure on Thursday, the supporters were prepared on Saturday to see them "play the Villans.”

Luckily, however, for the club and its admirers, the team succeeded in coming out of the ordeal with flying colours.

Forest won the toss, and the visitors kicked off against the wind, although there was not much prevailing at the time. Rain had made the surface of the arena very greasy. After the visitors had forced an unsuccessful corner, the local forwards rushed down in line and on Carnelly centring to Rose, the latter scored in less than three minutes from the start.

The Birmingham men put in some brilliant work and equalised through Devey, also in the centre. At the interval no further points had been added.

Scoring in second half was rendered difficult owing to the stubborn resistance offered by the rival backs.

Dorrell was badly injured through colliding with the wire rope on the left wing, but did not leave the field.

M’Pherson, one of the Forest halves, shot a second goal, and finally the match resulted in the defeat of the visitors by two to one.