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Game #269

Aston Villa

Saturday, 8 February 1896

Drew

1st

WWWLD

Division One

Attendance: 20,000

Derby County

Baseball Ground

Charlie Athersmith hit an 80' equaliser but Villa end a run of six successive League wins with a draw against third placed side Derby. As a result Villa extend their lead at the top of the table to 3 points over second place Everton and 4 points over Derby.

Derby County

2-2

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, 80' equaliser, Saturday, 8 February 1896

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 February 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
20’ Goal, 0-1, (Derby County)
Goal, 0-2, (Derby County)
Goal, 1-2, Jack Devey
HT Derby County 2-1 Aston Villa
80’ Goal, 2-2, Charlie Athersmith
FT Derby County 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa end a run of six successive League wins with a draw against third placed side Derby. As a result Villa extend their lead at the top of the table to 3 points over second place Everton and 4 points over Derby.

Aston Villa

Derby County

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

Previous 5 vs. Derby County: | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟥 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #243 |
Saturday, 8 February 1896

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

🕒 243 | 🟩 134 🟨 36 🟥 73 | 1.80

Career Form:

Top 4

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Derby County

TEAM NEWS

For Villa’s second successive game against Derby Jimmy Welford and Jack Reynolds are recalled in place of Jimmy Crabtree and Dennis Hodgetts.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.37 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 29.14 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.48 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Management Committee

Aston Villa

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

Derby County

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

​

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

"The game was equal to the one a week ago in every respect, but the home men did not make as much of the chances as they ought, or the game must have been theirs easily. There was not a bad player on either side, and to sum play in few words, it was great game, and worthy of the teams competing."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 10 February 1896

DERBY COUNTY v. ASTON VILLA.
A DRAWN GAME.

The Baseball Ground at Darby was once more the venue of excitement, the supposed two premier clubs of England being engaged in a game that a reckons deal just now in the League contest.

The home side was identical with the one that did duty for the Rams a week ago, but the Brums through various reasons decided to give a trial to two new men. Crabtree was indisposed, so that and Spencer Welford were partners in the back division, and Reynolds, the clever International, was drafted into the half-back position. The Brums, as was the case a week ago, had several specials from the hardware town, and at the start nearly 10,000 were present.

The first noticeable bit of play was a grand individual effort by Athersmith, who sent to Robinson, who had to be on alert in the first minute.

Shortly after this Kinsey was floored unceremoniously, and a foul was conceded Derby, but nothing came of the kick, whilst John Goodall was conspicuous by neat a piece of work, in which he beat Burton.

Fine play by Bloomer, in which he shot a terrific one, was just staved off by the intervention of one of the backs, whilst John Goodall just got in a scorcher, which Cowan cleared in the nick time.

Shots by McQueen Stevenson were capitally staved off by Wilkes, who at this juncture was performing marvellously. At length a fine attack by the whole van let in Miller, who sent past the Villa keeper twenty minutes from the start.

The game at this juncture was conspicuous for brilliant work by the Derby front rank. Goodall shot on the wrong side, and Bloomer scored a goal that was given off side. Despite this decision the County kept up the pressure, and Stevenson, after some lucky work by his colleagues’ front, fairly nonplussed Wilkes, and put on a second goal for his side.

The game had arrived at half a minute from cross-over, when the Villa scored. Exceptionally fine work by the defence on both sides came for well merited applause, but the Villa came towards the close, and were successful in gaining an equaliser.

Desperate play ensued to the whistle going, when a splendid match ended in a tie of two goals each.

The game was equal to the one a week ago in every respect, but the home men did not make as much of the chances as they ought, or the game must have been theirs easily. There was not a bad player on either side, and to sum play in few words, it was great game, and worthy of the teams competing.

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