Blackburn Rovers

1-3

Aston Villa (Champions)

Scorer(s) | Steve Smith, Steve Smith, Steve Smith

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #225

Division One

Ewood Park

Attendance: 10,000

Saturday, 1 December 1894

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #225

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Match | #16 |
Manager Game | #199 |
Saturday, 1 December 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.50 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.03 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.29 |

TEAM NEWS

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

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

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 |

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]
Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers)
Goal, 1-1, Steve Smith
HT Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-1, Steve Smith
Goal, 3-1, Steve Smith
FT Blackburn Rovers 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa record their second successive victory and make it 9 win in 16 games, to leave Villa secure in third place.

KEY MAN

Steve Smith, hit a hat-trick, Saturday, 1 December 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 03 December 1894

BLACKBURN ROVERS v. ASTON VILLA.

These teams played at Ewood Park, Blackburn, before a gate of 6,000 in fairly good weather and on a capital pitch.

The referee, Mr. Fox. of Sheffield. did not turn up. and the game was ten minutes late, Mr. Thomas, of Bly, a League referee, wielding the whistle.

The Vila started and early on ought to have scored, but Devey was weak.

Then Wilkes saved finely from Whitehead.

Mr. Fox then made his appearance amid cheers from the spectators.

Ogilvie had a busy five minutes at the instance of Devey, Chatt, and Hodgetts.

A sudden change enabled Chippendale to bang the ball in, and Stuart scored a rattling goal.

Ogilvie had again to hear the brunt of the battle, and when Brindon had given a corner Smith headed the ball into the net, and at half time the score was one all.

The Rovers threw away a couple of chances early on after the interval, and then Wilkes cleared in a hurricane of cheers, but soon after this Smith beat Ogilvie for the second time with a fine screw shot.

Thy Rovers rendered Wilkes’ post no sinecure for a quarter of an hour after this, but he and the Birmingham backs were playing safe game. Once or twice the Rovers all but scored, but it was quite evident that the pace was too hot for them. and they fell back.

The ball was cross and recrossed in front of Ogilvie, and at length Smith finished the matter again with third goal.

The Rovers essayed a rally, but could not manage it, and the game ended— Villa, three; Rovers, one.