Aston Villa (Champions)

5-0

Liverpool

Scorer(s) | Jimmy Cowan, Jack Reynolds, Jack Reynolds (pen), Billy Dorrell, Dennis Hodgetts

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #219

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 4,000

Saturday, 27 October 1894

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #219

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Match | #10 |
Manager Game | #193 |
Saturday, 27 October 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 5-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWDLW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.95 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 30.93 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.19 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make three changes from the side that lost to Sheffield United on Monday as Harry Wilkes returned in goal after a 4 game absence along with Jack Reynolds and Steve Smith as Bill Dunning, Bob Gordon and Fred Burton made way.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M George Russell |
M Jack Reynolds |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Billy Dorrell |
F Bob Chatt |

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, Jimmy Cowan
Goal, 2-0, Jack Reynolds
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Liverpool
Goal, 3-0, Jack Reynolds (pen)
Goal, 4-0, Billy Dorrell
Goal, 5-0, Dennis Hodgetts
FT Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa put League new boys Liverpool to the sword as they returned to winning ways to secure their 5th win in 10 games.

KEY MAN

Jack Reynolds, scored a brace to see off Liverpool, Saturday, 27 October 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 29 October 1894

ASTON VILLA v. LIVERPOOL.

Liverpool paid the first visit of this season to Birmingham on Saturday to meet the Villa their League fixture. The weather was wet and dismal, and the attendance, as a natural consequence, suffered greatly.

On account of the state of the ground accurate football was out of the and question and the display was of a very second-rate character. The Villa team was slightly altered. Chatt taking centre in of place Devey, and Dorrell appeared in Woolley’s position whilst Wilkes was in goal.

Chatt started the game, and the local men at once got an advantage and swarmed round the Liverpool goal. M’Cann saved whilst Hannah returned the ball. Dorrell, Hodgetts, and Chatt made a splendid run, but a foul in goal returned the play. Keir and Ross made a splendid attempt, which Spencer nullified; but Keir immediately after headed a goal from a pass by Bradshaw, which the referee disallowed.

Cowan gained first point from a free kick in front of goal.

Play of an even character followed ; each goal was visited and several corners came to nothing, until Reynolds registered second point from a long, high shot.

The game underwent no charge before the interval arrived.

On recommencing the Villa went very strongly, and the Liverpool defence was sorely taxed. Bradshaw and Henderson livened things for a time by a smart transfer play, but the home side were soon back again and from a penalty kick Reynolds added another goal.

This further reverse put the Norththeners on their mettle for a time, and desperate attacks were made on the Villa citadel, all, however, without effect.

Dorrell next cleverly caught the ball, and with a lightning shot beat M’Cann. and before the close Hodgetts gained another point, whilst the Liverpudlians were on no occasion successful, the result being Aston Villa, five goals; Liverpool, none.