Walsall Town

0-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Ollie Whateley, Archie Hunter

Assist(s) | Not recorded

Game #22

FA Cup 2nd Round

The Chuckery

Attendance: 5,000

Saturday, 6 December 1884

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #22

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 |

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 |

TEAM NEWS

Fred Dawson comes in in place of Dick Robertson.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

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

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’ 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.

KEY MAN

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

MATCH REPORT

*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.