Game #222

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 7,000

Monday, 12 November 1894

Position:

Aston Villa (Champions)

5-0

Sheffield United

Scorer(s) | Bob Chatt, Jack Devey, Jack Devey, Bob Chatt, Jack Reynolds

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #222

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #196 |
Monday, 12 November 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.45 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 30.98 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.24 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up to the side that beat Preston last time out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The match was a fiasco, the players journeying to and from the ground occasionally for warming beverages, whilst Wilkes sought the friendly covering of an umbrella in goal, and Devey reappeared in an overcoat, which the referee made him dispense with."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M George Russell |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Jack Devey |
F Bob Chatt |
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 chronological timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Bob Chatt
Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Sheffield United
Goal, 3-0, Jack Devey
Goal, 4-0, Bob Chatt
Goal, 5-0, Jack Reynolds
FT Aston Villa 5-0 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa win their second game in succession in appalling conditions to make it 7 victories in 13 games.

KEY MAN

Bob Chatt, scored a brace, Monday, 12 November 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Tuesday 13 November 1894

ASTON VILLA v. SHEFFIELD UNITED.

In weather utterly unfit for football, this match was played at Perry Barr yesterday.

Rain had been pouring the whole of the morning, and it was still coming down in torrents when the men entered the field to perform before am attendance on par with the weather.

Villa started down hill, and immediately Chatt put the ball through, a further point was gained before half time, although the ball was oftentimes close to the goal mouth at either end; but mud pools impeded the progress of the players, and made good shooting impossible.

The second half proved a ludicrous exhibition, and resolved itself into long scenes of scuffles, most of them in the visitors’ quarters, and no fewer than four more points were put on for the home side by Devey, Chatt and Reynolds.

The match was a fiasco, the players journeying to and from the ground occasionally for warming beverages, whilst Wilkes sought the friendly covering of an umbrella in goal, and Devey reappeared in an overcoat, which the referee made him dispense with.

Considering the very bad state of the weather, the game should not have been commenced.