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Game #264

Aston Villa

Saturday, 4 January 1896

Won

3rd

WLWWW

Division One

Attendance: 12,000

Stoke

Victoria Ground

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

Stoke

1-2

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, scored a brace to win it for for the second successive game, Saturday, 4 January 1896

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 January 1896

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

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

Stoke

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

Previous 5 vs. Stoke: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #238 |
Saturday, 4 January 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Stoke

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

In two changes to the team that beat Bury last time out, Jeremiah Griffiths and Steve Smith drop out with Fred Burton and Jack Cowan returning.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.46 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 32.12 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.38 |

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Fred Burton |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Jack Devey |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Bob Chatt |

Stoke

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"This encouraged the Villans, and they swarmed round the home citadel, and the result of a long scrummage was a second goal for the Villa, who thus led at the interval two goals to none."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 6 January 1896

STOKE v. ASTON VILLA.

The first match of the season between these teams took place on the Victoria Ground, Stoke, on Saturday, and in consequence the recent performances of the elevens a lot of interest was attached and 10,000 spectators assembled.

The teams were not by any means, representative, but Stoke suffered most in this direction. The home side at once took the lead in the matter of play, but they could not circumvent the tactics of the Villa halves, while Spencer, Wilford, and Wilkes were all there when the Potters did get into closer quarters.

The home forwards lacked the sting which they generally show, and Dickson and the ex-Guardsman Hyslop, usually both such dead shots, missed chances of scoring.

At the other end the Villa vanguard were led on by the ex-Celt Campbell, and Clare, Eccles, and Clawley gave a grand exposition.

The game was fast approaching the Interval when Campbell determined to take the law into his own hand, on account of misses made by his comrades, rushed right through and wound up with one of the best goals seen on the Stoke ground for some time.

This encouraged the Villans, and they swarmed round the home citadel, and the result of a long scrummage was a second goal for the Villa, who thus led at the interval two goals to none.

In the second half the game was remarkably well contested. The Potters had the advantages with them, but they were some time before they could get at the Villaโ€™s defence. Schofield time after time made rattling runs and shots, and Hyslop time after time called upon Wilkes, but for a long time he heId out.

At length the crowd were cheered with a goal, and the remainder of the match was fought out with determination. Clawley had a hard time on several occasions, but was equal to them, and the game ended without further scoring. Result: Villa, two; Stoke, one.