Bolton Wanderers

4-3

Aston Villa (Champions)

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

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #240

Division One

Pike's Lane

Attendance: 7,000

Saturday, 23 March 1895

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #240

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #214 |
Saturday, 23 March 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDWWL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.04 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.34 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.59 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the team that secured an FA Cup final berth with Jim Elliott and George Kinsey returning in place of Jimmy Welford and George Russell.

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 Jim Elliott |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jack Reynolds |
M George Kinsey |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Bob Chatt |
F Jack Devey |

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, 1-0, Steve Smith, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 1-1, (Bolton Wanderers)
Goal, 1-2, (Bolton Wanderers)
HT Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-3, (Bolton Wanderers)
Goal, 2-3, Bob Chatt
Goal, 2-4, (Bolton Wanderers)
Goal, 3-4, Bob Chatt
FT Bolton Wanderers 4-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa’s second defeat in 17 games saw them remain in third place but now 6 points behind leaders Sunderland with the same number of games played and only 6 points available.

Midfielder George Kinsey made his final appearance for Villa aged 28 before moving on to Derby County.

KEY MAN

Bob Chatt, a double in defeat, Saturday, 23 March 1895

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 25 March 1895

BOLTON WANDERERS v. ASTON VILLA.

For tho second week in succession Aston Villa visited Lancashire on Saturday, the venue of this match being Pike’s Lane, Bolton, where they met the Bolton Wanderers, and suffered a League defeat.

There was a crowd of about 8,000 spectators present. Both sides were well represented. The Villa centre kicked and from centre Joyce all but scored.

Then Athersmith was in a grand position, but kicked wide, while the Wanderers seemed certain score from a brilliant effort on the part of Joyce.

Reynolds, Smith, and Athersmith were conspicuous by turns, but the Wanderers’ defence was saved.

Then Henderson got through, and Wilkes saved his shot blindly.

A rush for the other end of the field saw Athersmith to the fore with a cross to Smith who scored the first goal of the match.

In the first minute after this Kinsey fouled Cassidy, and from the free kick the ball was rushed through the goal, and almost immediately Paton called on Wilkes, who saved smartly.

Ten minutes from the interval, Henderson called on Wilkes to save, and getting the ball on the return, the Wanderer put his side one up. and they had hard lines in not scoring again before the interval, when they led by two to one.

The second portion of the game was played in desperate fashion by both teams.

Joyce twice missed easy chances for the Wanderers. Soon afterwards, however, he put the hall over to Henderson, who made his side’s total into three.

The Wanderers were again pressing, but Chatt got a brilliant goal, after which Henderson passed to Turnbull, who outwitted both Cowan and Spencer, and scored the fourth goal for his side.

The Villa played desperately right up to the finish and a grand run by Smith gave Chatt a chance, from which he scored, and the whistle sounded with the score— Wanderers, four; Villa, three.