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Game #263

Aston Villa

Saturday, 28 December 1895

Won

3rd

LWLWW

Division One

Attendance: 5,000

Bury

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Johnny Campbell scored a brace as Villa win a second successive game for the first time since early November and remained in third place in the League table but were now just a point behind new League leaders Derby.

Aston Villa

2-0

Bury

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, scored a brace to win it for Villa, Saturday, 28 December 1895

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 28 December 1895

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Johnny Campbell, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bury
Goal, 2-0, Johnny Campbell
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Bury

ON THIS DAY

Villa win a second successive game for the first time since early November and remained in third place in the League table but were now just a point behind new League leaders Derby.

Aston Villa

Bury

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bury

Previous 5 vs. Bury: | - | - | - | - | - |
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Match | #19 |
Manager Game | #237 |
Saturday, 28 December 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 237 | 🟩 130 🟨 35 🟥 72 | 1.79

Career Form:

Top 6

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Bury

TEAM NEWS

In one change to the team that fortunately beat Wolves via the referee's leg last time out, with Jeremiah Griffiths coming in for only his second appearance in a year in place of Jack Reynolds.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.77 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 32.10 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.36 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

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

Bury

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:

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

Match Symbols:

⚽ | 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

"Desperate efforts were made by Bury to make up lost ground, and homesters had an anxious time in the closing stages, but Wilkes saved time after time, and eventually the game closed—Villa, two goals; Bury. nil."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 30 December 1895

ASTON VILLA v. BURY.

The weather was wet and miserable in the extreme at Perry Barr on Saturday on the occasion of the first meeting of the above teams in first League fixtures.

James Cowan and Reynold were absentees from the Villa ranks but the visitors were at full strength. There were 5,000 people present when the game started.

Millar opened for Bury. Athersmith and Devey and went away, but the sturdy defence of Barbour and Davidson kept the Villa attack at bay.

The Villa at the opening had much the best of the play, but the wretched meteorological conditions helped in preventing the homesters penetrating the defence of the Lancastrians but be it said that both the halves and backs played magnificently, and were cheered time after time as they saved their goal when disaster seemed certain.

A fine run Athersmith at length brought a downfall to the visitors. Campbell doing the necessary by putting on the finishing touch.

No further change was effected in the score before the interval. On resuming the Villa went off with a rush, but the visitors now improved their tactics. Moonie and Barr did yeoman service for their side, but Crabtree gave them a deal of trouble and hampered them at every turn. The homesters were by no means having things as easy as they had had, and it seemed as it the Perryites would suffer, but Wilkes played marvellously between the sticks, and saved in most brilliant fashion, whilst Spencer and Welford stopped rush after rush.

The Villa next had an innings, Athersmith, Devey, and Campbell figuring prominently but the Bury contingent fought bravely and well.

Campbell at length seized on the ball, and dribbling in fine fashion took the ball through the opposing defence, and shot the ball cleverly into the net, not giving Montgomery a chance.

Desperate efforts were made by Bury to make up lost ground, and homesters had an anxious time in the closing stages, but Wilkes saved time after time, and eventually the game closed—Villa, two goals; Bury. nil.

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