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Game #257

Aston Villa

Drew

1st

WWWLD

Saturday, 16 November 1895

Division One

Sheffield United

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 4,000

Aston Villa

2-2

Sheffield United

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Bob Chatt scored on his return to the side as Villa's mini wobble continues as they can only draw against their Sheffield bogey, having lost debutant 'keeper Edward Harris to injury for much of the first half and having 5 first team regulars absent meant the result, in context, was a positive one for the club that still sat top of the table.

KEY MAN

Bob Chatt, scored on his return to the side, Saturday, 16 November 1895

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 November 1895

[Exact chronological timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, Edward Harris
Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United)
Goal, 0-2, (Sheffield United)
Player leaves the field injured, Edward Harris,
Bob Chatt takes on goalkeeping duties
HT Aston Villa 0-2 Sheffield United
46’ Villa return to full complement
Goal, 1-2, Jack Cowan
Goal, 2-2, Bob Chatt
FT Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Villa's mini wobble continues as they can only draw against their Sheffield bogey, having lost debutant 'keeper Edward Harris to injury for much of the first half and having 5 first team regulars absent meant the result, in context, was a positive one for the club that still sat top of the table.

Goalkeeper Edward Harris made his one and only appearance for Villa aged 20 after joining from Redditch Excelsior. Harris would later move on to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Forward Billy Dorrell made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Leicester Fosse.

Aston Villa

Sheffield United

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

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Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #231 |
Saturday, 16 November 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWWLD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 231 | 🟩 126 🟨 35 🟥 70 | 1.79

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield United

TEAM NEWS

A depleted Villa make four changes with Harry Wilkes missing his first game of the season whilst Jack Reynolds, Charlie Athersmith and Johnny Campbell are also absentees.

In comes Edward Harris for his Villa debut along with Jimmy Welford, Bob Chatt and Billy Dorrell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.53 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.99 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.25 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Edward Harris |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Fred Burton |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Billy Dorrell |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Bob Chatt |

MANAGER

J. B. Wostinholm | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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MATCHDAY SQUAD BIOGRAPHIES

STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The Villa now played like demons to put on the winning point, but every attack was frustrated, and the visitors tactics kept the homesters from scoring. An exciting game ended in draw—two goals each."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 18 November 1895

ASTON VILLA v. SHEFFIELD UNITED. A strangely unfamiliar team took to the field on Saturday to do service for the Aston Villa, no fewer than five players being absent from the ranks. Campbell, Smith, Wilkes, Athersmith, and Reynolds all were unable to do service owing to illness. The Blades were short of Wakon, who was suddenly taken ill, and no or else being available. George Waller, the old player, had to turnout. The game was played in a perfect hurricane of wind, and rain fell at intervals, whilst the gate was the smallest that has been seen a League match for a long time. The home team lost the toss and had to face the wind. The Villa goal was immediately attacked and the ball was sent into the net from a corner kick, but as no one had touched it no point was allowed. Needham ended a good run shooting into the hands of Harris, and Draper rushed both into the net. The Villa custodian was badly hurt, but resumed later. The visitors continued to press, and Waller scored a point for the Blades. After this Devey put Chatt in goal, and Harris went off the field for a time, being apparent that was not in a fit condition to keep goal. The Sheffielders held the master hand right up to the interval, but the homesters, playing a grand defensive game kept them at bay, and at the interval no further point had been obtained. On restarting, the Villa began attacking in desperate fashion, and ere the game was a minute old Foulkes had saved twice. The game now resolved itself into bombardment of the visitors’ goal. John Cowan scoring amidst a roar of excitement. This spurred the Villa to greater efforts, but the wind upset all calculations, and the much desired goal was long in coming, Chatt at length was successful, and put the scores on an equality. The Villa now played like demons to put on the winning point, but every attack was frustrated, and the visitors tactics kept the homesters from scoring. An exciting game ended in draw—two goals each.

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