Aston Villa (Champions)

3-1

West Brom

Scorer(s) | Dennis Hodgetts, Albert Woolley, Bob Chatt

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #216

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 15,000

Saturday, 13 October 1894

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #216

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #190 |
Saturday, 13 October 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWLLW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.55 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 30.90 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.15 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make 5 changes from the team that suffered a second consecutive defeat last time out with Howard Spencer making his debut and Bob Chatt, George Russell, Albert Woolley and Dennis Hodgetts returning.

Dropping out are John Baird, George Kinsey, Steve Smith, Charlie Hare and Billy Dorrell.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Aston Villa had, on this occasion, thoroughly reorganised their representation."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Bill Dunning |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
F Bob Chatt |
M George Russell |
M Jack Reynolds |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Albert Woolley |
FB Jimmy Welford |
F Jack Devey |
F Dennis Hodgetts |

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, Howard Spencer
Goal, 1-0, Dennis Hodgetts, Assist by Howard Spencer
Goal, 2-0, Albert Woolley, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Goal, 3-0, Bob Chatt
Goal, 3-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
FT Aston Villa 3-1 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa return to winning ways after successive League defeats.

One of the Villa greats, full back Howard Spencer, made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining from Birchfield Trinity.

KEY MAN

Howard Spencer, debut, Saturday, 13 October 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 15 October 1894

ASTON VILLA V. WEST BROMWICH ALBION.

These local rivals met on the Perry Barr enclosure on Saturday last, about 16,000 people witnessing the encounter.

The Albion played their usual team, except that Higgins played for Richards, who is on the suspended list.

Aston Villa had, on this occasion, thoroughly reorganised their representation.

Albion won the toss, and elected to play downhill. Devey kicked off, and at once the play became fast and of a most determined character.

The Albion forward lined made early attacks. Bassett, M’Leod, Higgins being most conspicuous. Several corners fell to either side, but nothing resulted, until from a scrimmage in goal, the ball was put back to Spencer who landed it into the mouth of the goal, and Hodgetts gained first point.

After some mid-field play, Athersmith put in one of his famous sprints, and shot across goal, when Woolley easily credited his side with another point.

No further point was registered before the interval

On resumption of play, Villa made a determined stand, but every endeavour was nullified by the splendid defence of the back division of the Throstles.

Some further play in mid-field followed, then Athersmith, Chatt, and Devey were seen to advantage in a splendidly combined run which ended Chatt scoring the third for Villa.

This reverse made the Albion more determined, and after several attempts the desired effect was obtained, when McLeod scored.

Despite the many determined efforts which followed, no alteration was made to the score, the Villa winning three goals to one.