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Game #22

Aston Villa

Saturday, 6 December 1884

Won

2nd Round

WWLWW

FA Cup 2nd Round

Attendance: 5,000

Walsall Town

The Chuckery

Villa play the whole of the first half with 10-men as the selected Robert Price had not arrived in time for kick off but it doesn't prevent them progressing to the third round and a first ever FA Cup tie with West Bromwich Albion.

Walsall Town

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Olly Whateley opened the scoring for Villa after 10', Saturday, 6 December 1884

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 December 1884

1’ Villa line up with 10 men
10’ Goal, 1-0, Olly Whateley
HT Walsall Town 0-1 Aston Villa
46’ Villa line up with 11 men
65’ Goal, 2-0, Archie Hunter
FT Walsall Town 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa play the whole of the first half with 10-men as the selected Robert Price had not arrived in time for kick off but it doesn't prevent them progressing to the third round and a first ever FA Cup tie with West Bromwich Albion.

Aston Villa

Walsall Town

FIXTURE HISTORY

Walsall Town

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FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1884-85 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #22 |
Saturday, 6 December 1884

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Walsall Town

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Fred Dawson comes in in place of Dick Robertson.

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.42 |

Oldest Player |
M Eli Davis | 29.04 |

Youngest Player |
F Albert Brown | 22.93 |

Management Committee

MANAGER

MANAGER

Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Walter Harvey |
D Joe Simmonds |
D Robert Price | (H/T)
FB Tom Riddell |
WH Fred Dawson |
M Eli Davis |
F Olly Whateley |
F Albert Brown |
F Archie Hunter |
F Arthur Brown |
F Howard Vaughton |

Walsall Town

Icke, Reynolds, Cox, Brettle, Collington, Beech, Shaw, Hunter, Bradbury, Ash, Dodsworth.

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The Villa played the first half with only ten men, Price having not arrived."

*The Birmingham Daily Mail*
Saturday, 6 December 1884

THIS DAY’S FOOTBALL
ASSOCIATION RULES.
ENGLISH CUP.
WALSALL TOWN V. ASTON VILLA

At the Chuckery, Walsall, in the presence of 3,000 spectators

The Villa won the toss and played down hill. The home team pressed the visitors hard for about ten minutes, when the ball was run to the other end and put through by Whateley, with a neat low shot.

For the next five minutes it was kept in the vicinity of the home goal and then was taken to the visitors’ end and shot clear for goal but was intercepted in capital style by Whateley.

Just as the whistle had sounded, Dodsworth put the ball through without scoring. The Villa played the first half with only ten men, Price having not arrived.

After the resumption the play was very equal, the spirit and combination of both sides being remarkably good, and the vigilance of each set of backs worthy of all praise, while capital tries were made each way.

At the end of twenty minutes Beech and Whateley went down together not far from the home goal and Brown took the ball from between them and centred; Reynolds headed it, and Leke punched out, but Hunter returned, scoring the second goal for the visitors.

A run was then made to the other end and the ball was put through by Shaw, but the claim to score was disallowed. Both sides continued to play up vigorously without much advantage on either side, although once a good shot from the visitors’ right wing struck the home crossbar.

Result - Villa 2 goals, Town, none.