West Brom

1-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Johnny Campbell

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #252

Division One

Stoney Lane

Attendance: 15,000

Saturday, 12 October 1895

Position:

1st

AT A GLANCE

Game #252

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #226 |
Saturday, 12 October 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WDWWD |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.33 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.89 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.15 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the third 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]
Goal, 1-0, Johnny Campbell
HT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
FT West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa can only draw with second from bottom Albion but remain in top spot, 2 points clear of second place Bolton.

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, scored the opener, Saturday, 12 October 1895

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 14 October 1895

ASTON VILLA v. WEST BROMWICH ALBION.

The Aston Villa team visited the Stoney Lane enclosure on Saturday to decide their return League fixture with the “Throstles”.

This match is always considered the classical event of the season at West Bromwich, and given fine weather like that of Saturday, a big gate was a certainty. Fully 15,000 people were present when play opened. The visitors relied on the same team that defeated Sunderland last week, but the ranks o( the Albion had undergone slight revision. Kilsey took the place of Richards on the left, and Bassett was in his old place on the right.

Bassett won the toss, Campbell set the ball motion facing the wind, which blew fairly strong down the field. Villa went away with a rush, but the tell was returned by Banks.

Play was fast and exciting, the ball being all over the field in the course of a few minutes. Both sides worked like Trojans, spurred to greater efforts the shouts of their supporters. Each goalkeeper had to defend his charge in turn, but there seemed no weak spot in either team.

The Villa defence was perfect, Spencer and Welford never letting a chance go by. Considerable excitement was evinced by the crowd after Athersmith had put in one of his characteristic runs. A foul fell to the Villa close in Albion quarters and a fierce scrummage ensued for a couple of minutes.

Shortly after this another scrum took place under the Villa posts, but Welford cleverly relieved.

Just before the interval the Villa made a beautiful run. Reader rushed out to save a shot from Athersmith, and this let Campbell in who headed the ball through.

The second half opened with plenty of dash, but play was even though full of interest.

Hutchinson rushed away and passing across Paddock shot past Wilkes and put the scores on equality.

After this the struggle was most keen, the Albion with their characteristic rushes coming within an ace of scoring on several occasions. Time arrived, however, without alteration to the score, the result most interesting and well-contested game being a draw of one goal each.