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Game #260

Aston Villa

Saturday, 14 December 1895

Won

3rd

LDWLW

Division One

Attendance: 8,000

Bolton Wanderers

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Johnny Campbell scored Villa's second as they return to winning ways but remain third in the table with two games in hand over leaders Everton.

Aston Villa

2-0

Bolton Wanderers

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, scored Villa's second, Saturday, 14 December 1895

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 December 1895

[Exact timings not recorded]
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bolton Wanderers
Goal, 1-0, Jimmy Welford
Goal, 2-0, Johnny Campbell
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Villa return to winning ways but remain third in the table with two games in hand over leaders Everton.

Aston Villa

Bolton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟥 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Match | #16 |
Manager Game | #234 |
Saturday, 14 December 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDWLW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 234 | 🟩 128 🟨 35 🟥 71 | 1.79

Career Form:

Top 6

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

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CARDS

Villa

Bolton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Villa make on change from the team that lost out at Preston with Dennis Hodgetts returning in place of Jack Cowan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.06 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 32.07 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.32 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Jack Devey |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Bob Chatt |

Bolton Wanderers

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Although the game was well fought out by either side it was far from interesting owing to the straggling play. Very few passing runs were seen during the afternoon, individual effort being a marked characteristic of the game."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 16 December 1895

ASTON VILLA V. BOLTON WANDERERS.

These teams met at Perry Barr on Saturday before a large number of spectators.

The weather was most gloomy, and rain commenced to fall before the game started. The ground was wet and slippery, whilst the game was far from a first-class exhibition.

The absentee from the Villa ranks was John Cowan, whilst the Wanderers played their full strength. During the first half the visitors had the advantage of the slope, and for a considerable time gave the home defence plenty to do, and narrowly missing scoring twice in quick succession.

Devey and Athersmith put some excellent runs on the right, and although the ball on many occasions was put right across the mouth of goal, the remaining forwards failed to get home.

Both Campbell and Smith badly missed scoring, but be it said Sutcliffe never seemed much inconvenienced when the ball was at hand.

Towards the close of the first half two corners were obtained by the homesters, but neither proved to be any substantial gain.

When the whistle sounded the interval no point had been registered by either side.

On the restart the Villa, with the slight sloop in their favour, went away with a rush. Sutcliffe left his goal, and one of the Villa men tried a long shot, but, fortunately for the Wanderers, the ball went wide of its mark.

Athersmith and Devey were undoubtedly the champion pair of the afternoon. Time after time they tan through the defence, but at the critical moment either failed, owing to the slippery ground, or through the able fashion in which the Bolton custodian repelled every attack.

After some very smart work, during which Somerville and Jones had plenty to do, the ball was passed back to Welford, who sent in a long shot which the backs missed, and Sutcliffe misjudged, whilst the ball rolled quietly into net, thus was obtained the first advantage by the Villa.

Most of the play was now in the visitors’ territory, but the defence was most stubborn. Campbell put in a remarkable shot from a difficult position, which shot into the net, Sutcliffe having no chance to save.

Although the game was well fought out by either side it was far from interesting owing to the straggling play. Very few passing runs were seen during the afternoon, individual effort being a marked characteristic of the game. Before the close of play, both goals were attacked, but no further goal was registered, and the came ended—Aston Villa, two goals; Bolton Wanderers, 0.

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