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Game #25

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 October 1885

Won

1st Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FA Cup

Walsall Town

Attendance: 7,000

The Chuckery

Walsall Town

0-5

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Olly Whateley | 22' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Albert Brown hit Villa's second after 10' to set Villa on course for a big win before crowd trouble halts proceedings and serious disturbances follow.

KEY MAN

Albert Brown hit Villa's second after 10' to set Villa on course for a big win before crowd trouble halts proceedings

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 October 1885

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Charlie Hobson, Wally Jones, Jack Burton, Richmond Davis
โšฝ | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Archie Hunter
โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Albert Brown
โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Arthur Brown, Assist by Olly Whateley
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Richmond Davis
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Walsall Town 0-4 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Howard Vaughton
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 86โ€™ Crowd disturbances stop play
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Walsall Town 0-5 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Five nil to the good after just 46' Villa's excellent performance is overshadowed as four minutes from full time the Walsall Town crowd invaded the pitch forcing the game to be abandoned. Serious disturbances followed.

But the bad behaviour wasn't just confined to the crowd; the Walsall boardroom recorded a post-match complaint for the result to be over-turned as they claimed that Villa's Wally Jones lived more than 6 miles from the Wellington Road ground.

Goalkeeper Charlie Hobson, defender Wally Jones, half back Jack Burton & forward Richmond Davis made their FA Cup debuts for Villa.

Aston Villa

FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

Walsall Town

FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Walsall Town

Previous 5 vs. Walsall Town: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1885-86 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Saturday, 17 October 1885

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Management Committee 1879-86
Referee: William Henry Moon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wednesbury, 1885-
Game abandoned on 86' due to crowd trouble, Result upheld
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Management Committee 1879-86

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 25 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 16 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 5 | 2.08

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: William Henry Moon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wednesbury, 1885-
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None
Umpires: William McGregor (Villa) and Beech (Walsall)

TEAM NEWS

Charlie Hobson, Wally Jones, Jack Burton & Richmond Davis made their FA Cup debuts for Villa.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 24.93 |

Oldest Player:
B Tom Riddell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 27.60 |

Youngest Player:
HB Jack Burton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.10 |

MANAGER

Management Committee 1879-86

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Aston Villa

GK Charlie Hobson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
B Wally Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
B Tom Riddell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Robert Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Jack Burton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
HB Arthur Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
IL Howard Vaughton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
IR Albert Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Richmond Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ |
CF Olly Whateley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Archie Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Unknown

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Walsall Town

GK Beech
B Cox
B Reynolds
HB Collington
HB Brettle
HB Heyes
F Hunter
F Shaw
F Bradbury
F Cope
F Wilson

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Walsall XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข GK Charlie Hobson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข B Wally Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข HB Jack Burton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข F Richmond Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The Villa team had to be protected by the police and the lovers of good order on both sides as they left the ground."

MATCH REPORT