Aston Villa (Champions)

4-1

Nottingham Forest

Scorer(s) | Dennis Hodgetts, Jack Devey, Jimmy Cowan, Jack Devey

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #224

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 8,000

Saturday, 24 November 1894

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #224

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #198 |
Saturday, 24 November 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 4-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWWLW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.48 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.01 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.27 |

TEAM NEWS

In one change from the team that lost to Albion, Villa recall Dennis Hodgetts in place of Tom Purslow.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Devey was playing great game and getting possession he dribbled the ball single-handed through the field and shot a brilliant goal."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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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 |

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, Dennis Hodgetts
Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest)
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Nottingham Forest
48’ Goal, 2-1, Jack Devey
Goal, 3-1, Jimmy Cowan
Goal, 4-1, Jack Devey
FT Aston Villa 4-1 Nottingham Forest

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa bounce back from defeat to Albion with their 8th win in 15 games, climbing up to third in the table as a result.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored a brace, Saturday, 24 November 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 26 November 1894

ASTON VILLA v. NOTTS FOREST.

In glorious weather on Perry Barr enclosure these teams met on Saturday before a good attendance.

Both sides were representative, Smith again figuring with Hodgetts in the Villa forward tank. Notts winning the toss elected to face the hill. Splendid combination was displayed by each line of forwards. Pike, Carnelly and Rose making several brilliant runs, whilst Hodgetts and Devey constantly led the Villa to the attack, only to fail at the plucky defence of the visitors.

An onslaught on the Forest goal led by Devey ended in that player landing the ball into Allsopp’s hands, and from the return throw Hodgetts drew first blood for the Villa.

The tactics the Villa forwards were superb, whilst the Foresters seemed to lack finish when in their opponents’ quarters.

Just on the call of “Time” Carnelly made a brilliant run, and this ended in a smart shot which made honours even.

The second ha!f opened with new energy, and Devey scored in the first three minutes, Carnelly then made a good effort, but Welford proved too much for him, whilst Reynolds proved a tower strength in the half-back division.

After several unsuccessful attacks by each side Cowan made a long kick at goal which went into the net, making the score three to one.

Devey was playing great game and getting possession he dribbled the ball single-handed through the field and shot a brilliant goal which proved the last point in the game. Result:— Aston Villa, 4 goals; Notts Forest, 1 goal.