Aston Villa (Champions)

3-1

Wednesday

Scorer(s) | George Russell, Jack Devey, Jack Reynolds (pen)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #226

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 5,000

Monday, 3 December 1894

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #226

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #200 |
Monday, 3 December 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.50 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.04 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.29 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the second successive game.

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 |

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, George Russell
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal 2-1, (Sheffield Wednesday)
Goal, 3-0, Jack Reynolds (pen)
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

ON THIS DAY

The 200th game of the George Ramsay led management committee sees Villa record their third successive victory to make it 10 wins in 17 games for the reigning Champions.

KEY MAN

Jack Reynolds, penalty, Monday, 3 December 1894

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Tuesday 04 December 1894

FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
DIVISION 1.

ASTON VILLA V. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY.

Played at Perry Barr yesterday in the presence of a good company. The weather was everything that could desired, whilst the turf looked in capital order.

Each side was well represented.

The Villa opened the attack, but the Wednesday backs interposed and Sheffield bore down in line for the homesters’ goal, but lacked dash at the finish.

The Villa forwards receiving the ball from Spencer made a magnificent combined run. Athersmith centred, and Chatt, and Devey and Smith each had a shot for goal, but Allan kept his charge grandly.

Athersmith was soon at work again, and the visitors had every opportunity clearing, but proved too slow, for Russell racing up shot the ball into the net.

Despite fact that no further point was obtained before the interval took place, the Villa had decidedly the best of matters, and Wednesday were extremely fortunate in stopping a number of determined and well combined rushes of the home side.

Allan had plenty to do on opening second half. Hodgetts headed over, and immediately afterwards Devey and Reynolds put stinging shots in.

The visitors next had a look in. Spikesley and Woolhouse played excellent football, but all danger was averted when the Villa defence was called into play.

Shortly after this, from a pass by Brandon, Brash and Ferrer got away, but Cowan caught and stopped his man before shot at goal was attempted.

The home side rallied, and Athersmith running along the wing, passed to Devey, who scored.

A hot siege was now laid on the visitors' goal, but Woolhouse and Spikesley got away, and the former scored.

Just before the close fouled Langley fouled Ball, and the referee awarded a penalty, from which Reynolds scored.

No further point accrued, and the game ended—Aston Villa, three goals ; Sheffield Wednesday, one.