Aston Villa

2-1

Sunderland

Scorer(s) | Johnny Campbell, Jack Cowan

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #251

Division One

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 15,000

Saturday, 5 October 1895

Position:

1st

AT A GLANCE

Game #251

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #225 |
Saturday, 5 October 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWDWW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.31 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.87 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.13 |

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 Jimmy Welford |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
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

[Exact timings not recorded]
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
Goal, 1-0, Johnny Campbell
Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland)
Goal, 2-1, Jack Cowan
FT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Villa win their 5th game of the campaign to go 2 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand over second placed Everton.

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, scored the opener, Saturday, 5 October 1895

MATCH REPORT

*The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser*
Monday 07 October 1895

Aston Villa v. Sunderland.—

At Perry before about 20,000 people. The Villa attacked strongly from the start, fine play by the left wing repeatedly placing the visitors' goal in danger.

Sunderland now infused more life into their game, a splendid chance being neutralised by Hannah being penalised for being off-side.

Continuing the attack, Sunderland made matters very warm for the Villa, only to find the defence equal to their best efforts.

Sunderland continued to press until half-time, nothing having then been registered.

Rain fell heavily during the first half, and the re-start was made under very depressing conditions.

The Villa led off with a strong attack, and immediately forced a comer. Athersmith took the kick, and, placing well, Campbell put his side in front with a grand shot.

Sunderland, evidently stimulated by the reverse, infused a lot energy into their play, and, from a beautiful combined run, Gillespie equalised from the centre.

The Villa came down in grand style, and John Cowan again placed his side in front.

Final Score : Aston Villa 2, Sunderland 1