Aston Villa

1-0

West Brom

Scorer(s) | Jack Devey | 10' |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #245

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 18,150

Monday, 2 September 1895

Position:

n/a

AT A GLANCE

Game #245

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #219 |
Monday, 2 September 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDWDW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.94 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.78 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.04 |

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Crabtree and Johnny Campbell make their Villa debuts.

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 Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Jack Devey |
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

1’ Debut, Jimmy Crabtree, Johnny Campbell
10’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
FT Aston Villa 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder Jimmy Crabtree made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Burnley for a fee of £250.

Forward Johnny Campbell made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Glasgow Celtic.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored Villa's first goal of the season to see off Albion, Monday, 2 September 1895

MATCH REPORT

*The Sheffield Daily Telegraph*
Tuesday 03 September 1895

ASTON VILLA v. WEST BROMWICH ALBION.
Played at Perry Barr last evening, in fine weather, before nearly 20,000 people. Playing down the slope in the first half the Villa had the best of the game, and Devey scored for them after ten minutes’ play. After this the visitors missed some good chances, while their goal also had narrow escapes. At half-time the Villa led one goal to nil.

In the second half the game was finely contested, and for a time the Albion held a slight advantage. After this, however, the Villa pressed, Crabtree playing a magnificent game at half-back. His defence on each side was far too good for the attack, and fee game ended: Aston Villa 1 goal, West Bromwich Albion 0 goal.