Aston Villa

4-1

Derby County

Scorer(s) | Jack Cowan | 15' | Jack Devey | 23' | Johnny Campbell, Jimmy Cowan

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #248

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 12.000

Saturday, 21 September 1895

Position:

3rd

AT A GLANCE

Game #248

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #4 |
Manager Game | #222 |
Saturday, 21 September 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.93 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.84 |

Youngest Player |
GK Harry Wilkes | 21.27 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the side defeated in Sheffield last time out with Jack Cowan coming in for his debut alongside Fred Burton and Steve Smith (injury) and Howard Spencer dropping 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 Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Fred Burton |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Jack Devey |
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]
1’ Debut, Jack Cowan
15’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Cowan
23’ Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Derby County
49’ Goal, 2-1, (Derby County)
Goal, 3-1, Johnny Campbell
Goal, 4-1, Jimmy Cowan
FT Aston Villa 4-1 Derby County

ON THIS DAY

Villa return to winning ways after their Sheffield set back to make it 3 wins in 4 as winger Jack Cowan made his Villa debut aged 24 after joining from Glasgow Rangers. Jack took the field alongside his celebrated brother Jimmy, with both scoring for good measure.

KEY MAN

Jimmy Cowan, scored Villa's fourth on his brother's debut, Saturday, 21 September 1895.

MATCH REPORT

*The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser*
Monday 23 September 1895

Aston Villa v. Derby County.

In pleasantly fine weather, and before large crowd of spectators these teams met at Perry Barr.

The County kicked off, the Villa having the advantage of the hill and sun their backs.

In the first half John Cowan scored for the Villa after fifteen minutes' play, and after a few sharp attacks by the Villa forwards a strong run by the Villa led to Devey shooting a second goal for his side eight minutes after the first had been obtained.

Derby had some very hard line, scoring an off-side goal and doing a great deal of pressing.

Half time score :— Aston Villa, two goals ; Derby County none.

In the second half Derby County, who had the advantage of the slope, pressed their opponents considerably, and out of a scrummage M'Millan scored for them four minutes after the restart.

After this the game was very hotly contested, each goal being assailed in turn. A long run by Athersmith led to Campbell getting ball, and he scored a clever goal for the Villa.

Cowan scored a fourth goal from a scrummage, thus giving the home players a good lead.

The Derby men played up pluckily, John Goodall doing a lot of good work, but he was not always well supported. The Villa maintained their supremacy, but could not score again. Final Score : Aston Villa 4, Derby County 1.