Game #3

FA Cup 1st Round

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 2,000

Saturday, 30 October 1880

Position:

1st Round

Aston Villa

5-3

Wednesbury Strollers

Scorer(s) | Not recorded |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #3

Season | 1880-81 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Saturday, 30 October 1880

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Management Committee |
FT Score | 5-3 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | --DWW |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.15 |

Oldest Player |
M Sammy Law | 30.85 |

Youngest Player |
F Andy Hunter | 16.26* |

*Unconfirmed

TEAM NEWS

George Copley, Bill Watts and Howard Vaughton come into the 1880-81 squad to make their Villa FA Cup debuts.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"After the change of ends the Villa played up in grand style, completely turning the tables on their adversaries."

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK George Copley |
HB Ted Lee |
D Tommy Pank |
M Sammy Law |
F Charlie Johnstone |
F Andy Hunter |
U Bill Watts |
M Eli Davis |
F Howard Vaughton |
F Archie Hunter |
F William Crossland |

THE OPPOSITION

Beddow, Harvey, Scott, Bryan, Jones, Powis, Parker, Knowles, Taylor, Burns, Reilly.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact chronological timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, George Copley, Bill Watts, Howard Vaughton
Goal 0-1, (Wednesbury Strollers)
Goal 0-2, (Wednesbury Strollers)
Goal 0-3, (Wednesbury Strollers)
Goal 1-3, Aston Villa
HT Aston Villa 1-3 Wednesbury Strollers
Goal 2-3, Aston Villa
Goal 3-3, Aston Villa
Goal 4-3, Aston Villa
Goal 5-3, Aston Villa
FT Aston Villa 5-3 Wednesbury Strollers

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their biggest FA Cup win to date as goalkeeper George Copley, utility player Bill Watts & forward Howard Vaughton made their Villa debuts in the FA Cup.

Meanwhile, forward Charlie Johnstone made his final appearance for Villa in the FA Cup.

KEY MAN

MATCH REPORT

*Nottinghamshire Guardian*
Friday, 5 November 1880

ENGLISH CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION.
ASTON VILLA v. WEDNESBURY STROLLERS.

These two clubs met at Perry Bar on Saturday to play off their draw in the first round of the Football Association Cup ties.

The early part of the game was very exciting, the Strollers, who had the advantage of down hill, scoring three goals to their opponents' one up to half-time.

After the change of ends the Villa played up in grand style, completely turning the tables on their adversaries, and they eventually won by five goals to three.