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Game #223

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 November 1894

Lost

WLWWL

Division One

West Bromwich Albion

Attendance: 12,000

Stoney Lane

West Brom

3-2

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Charlie Athersmith created both Villa goals as reigning Champions Villa field their youngest XI of the season with an average age of 23.87 and come unstuck against neighbours Albion and suffer their sixth defeat in 14 to leave them 6th in the table.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, created both Villa goals, Saturday, 17 November 1894

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 November 1894

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 0-2, (West Bromwich Albion)
HT West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-2, Steve Smith, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 2-2, Tom Purslow, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 2-3, (West Bromwich Albion)
FT West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa field their youngest XI of the season with an average age of 23.87 as they come unstuck against neighbours Albion and suffer their sixth defeat in 14 to leave them 6th in the table.

Forward Tom Purslow made his sole - and goalscoring - appearance for Villa aged 24 after joining from Nechells Old Boys. Purslow later moved on to Walsall Town Swifts.

Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1891-92

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

Previous 5 vs. Albion: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #197 |
Saturday, 17 November 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 197 | ๐ŸŸฉ 103 ๐ŸŸจ 28 ๐ŸŸฅ 66 | 1.71

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

West Bromwich Albion

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the side that put 5 past Sheffield United without reply in the previous game as Dennis Hodgetts (bereavement) is replaced by Tom Purslow for his debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.86 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 27.91 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.25 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M George Russell |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Tom Purslow |
F Bob Chatt |
F Jack Devey |

MANAGER

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West Bromwich Albion

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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

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

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The Villa, however, never lost heart, and some splendid play was seen."

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