Small Heath

2-2

Aston Villa (Champions)

Scorer(s) | Bob Gordon, Dennis Hodgetts

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #217

Division One

Coventry Road Muntz Street

Attendance: 15,000

Saturday, 20 October 1894

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #217

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #191 |
Saturday, 20 October 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLLWD |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.32 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 30.92 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.17 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the team that beat Albion last time out as Fred Burton replaces Jack Reynolds (illness) whilst Bob Gordon comes in for Jack Devey (injury).

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The Small Heath crowd were wild with excitement at this good fortune."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Bill Dunning |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M George Russell |
M Fred Burton |
W Albert Woolley |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Bob Chatt |
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, 1-0, Bob Gordon
Goal, 1-1, (Small Heath, pen), Fred Wheldon.
HT Small Heath 1-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-2, (Small Heath)
Goal, 2-2, Dennis Hodgetts
FT Small Heath 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa line up against a neighbouring team for the second successive week but this time cannot come away with victory.

Winger Albert Woolley made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Derby County.

KEY MAN

Dennis Hodgetts, equaliser, Saturday, 20 October 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 22 October 1894

ASTON VILLA v. SMALL HEATH.
A DRAWN GAME.

These local rivals met in their second League engagement on Saturday, at Small Heath, before 12,000 spectators.

The Villa were compelled again to make changes their team. Devey having scalded his foot, was replaced in by centre Gordon, and Reynolds, who was suffering from a cold, gave way to Burton at half-back.

There was no alteration in the Small Heath combination.

Small Heath kicked off and at once set to work, Hallam, Walton and Mobley being conspicuous in the attack, and the last named on two occasion put the ball into Dunning’s hands.

The Villa left wing got away. Hodgetts and Woolley clearing all obstacles, made an advance down the field, Jenkyns fell, and Gordon put in a lightning shot, which Partridge could not stop.

A few moments later Athersmith headed into goal. Villa at this time were having the best of the exchange.

Just before the interval Russell charged Hallam foully, and the referee awarded a penalty, which Wheldon landed into the net.

Play opened very fast after the interval, and at length Small Heath began to press, and forced the game into the villa quarters, and, after a desperate effort, gained the lead by Hallam putting through.

The Small Heath crowd were wild with excitement at this good fortune, but almost immediately after the Villa forwards lined up, and Hodgetts equalised. Nothing more being scored, the game ended in a draw—two goals each.