Saturday, 5 February 1887
FA Cup 5th Round
Wellington Road, Perry Barr
Albert Brown hits four to help Villa reach the quarter finals of the FA Cup for the first time as Horncastle are brushed aside.
Assist(s) | Not recorded
Albert Brown hit four goals as Horncastle were brushed aside in the FA Cup 5th Round, Saturday, 5 February 1887
Goal, 1-0, Albert Brown
Goal, 2-0, Albert Brown
Goal, 3-0, Albert Brown
HT Aston Villa 3-0 Horncastle
Goal, 4-0, Archie Hunter
Goal, 5-0, Albert Brown
FT Aston Villa 5-0 Horncastle
ON THIS DAY
Secretary Manager George Ramsay's Villa received a bye in the Fourth Round and as a result lined up against Horncastle in the fifth Round of the FA Cup having reached this stage for the first time since 1883.
Meanwhile, Albert Brown became the first Villa player to score four goals in a single match and had now scored thirteen in his last seven games for the club.
Previous 5 vs. Horncastle: | - | - | - | - | - |
Season | 1886-87 |
Matchday | #7 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Saturday, 5 February 1887
Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 5-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DDDWW |
Referee: Mr. McIntyre.
Umpires: Messrs Bisseker and Albut.
Villa named an unchanged line up from the team that beat Wolves at the fourth attempt.
[Exact birth dates not recorded]
Starting XI Average Age
| 24.68 |
Oldest Player |
WH Fred Dawson | 28.20 |
Youngest Player |
D Frank Coulton | 19.02 |
George Ramsay led Management Committee
GK Jimmy Warner |
D Frank Coulton |
D Joe Simmonds |
M Jack Burton |
M Fred Dawson |
M Harry Yates |
F Albert Brown |
F Richmond Davis |
F Archie Hunter |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Howard Vaughton |
Jeffrey, Ings, Langley, Chapman, Searby, Green, Turner J, Turner W, Robinson, Tweed, Turner R.
No Substitutions permitted in period
No Substitutions permitted in period
GK : Goalkeeper
LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back
CB, D : Centre Back, Defender
M, W : Midfielder. Winger
F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
"Albert Brown once more lowered the visitors’ colours"
*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 7 February 1887
SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL MATCHES
ENGLISH CUP TIES - FIFTH ROUND
ASTON VILLA V. HORNCASTLE
Considering that this match was looked upon as a moral certainty for the Villa, the attendance at Perry Barr on Saturday was a very good one, some five thousand persons being present.
As was anticipated, the Villa won easily, being superior to their opponents at all points of the game. Next Saturday the Villa meet Darwen at Perry Barr in the sixth round of the National Cup, and, it successful will then take past in the semi-final.
The visitors won the toss, and Archie Hunter kicked off uphill in the face of a still wind. His team immediately attacked, and a foul was given them near the visitors’ goal, but nothing resulted.
J. and W. Turner, on the visitors’ right wing, then transferred play to the other end of the field, the former putting in a fine shot which Warner knocked out.
The Villa forwards assaulted the visitors’ goal, but without success; whilst just afterwards a mis-kick by Coulton caused Horncastle to appear very dangerous, but the Villa back fortunately recovered himself, and kicked outside.
From the throw in the Villa rushed up the field, and a shot by Albert Brown compelled the goalkeeper to concede a corner. The kick was well taken, and Hodgetts headed the ball against the cross-bar of the visitors’ goal. The ball rebounded into play, and both Archie Hunter and Brown had a try to score, the Horncastle custodian punching out both shots.
The visitors’ left wing relieved the pressure and carried the ball some distance out of their own goal; but this run was quickly stopped by Yates, who lifted the ball just into the goal-mouth. The Villa forwards made a strenuous effort to rush it through, but failed. Not to be denied, however, they again bore down on the Horncastle citadel, and from a centre by Hodgetts, Albert Brown shot the ball past Jeffrey.
Immediately on restarting Albert Brown made a beautiful run, but kicked the ball over the crossbar.
From the goal-kick the Horncastle men carried the ball into the Villa’s territory, but they could not break through the defence and were quickly driven back upon their own goal.
A shot by Vaughton was caught by the goalkeeper, Brown trying without success to rush him through.
The goalkeeper then put the ball out of danger but it was returned and kicked outside. At length, however, the Villa forwards took the ball well into the front of their opponents’ goal, and Brown was enabled to put in a second successful shot.
The wind by this time veered round, and with its aid the Villa did all the pressing, and shortly before the interval Albert Brown once more lowered the visitors’ colours.
On recommencing play after, the visitors made an assault on the Villa goal, and Searby put in a fine shot, which Warner managed to punch away.
The Villa retaliated by carrying the ball into their opponents’ quarters, but Vaughton kicked over the bar.
The Villa now played very loosely, apparently being content to rest on their advantage, and the game was of the tamest character. Until about a quarter of an hour before time nothing further was scored; then from a run by Brown and Davis, Archie Hunter obtained a fourth goal for the winning side.
The visitors tried their hardest to score, and B. Robinson put in a good shot which Warner had some difficulty in stopping.
Shortly before time, Albert Brown put the ball in the middle of the field, and ran past half-backs and backs, finally touching it past the goalkeeper.
No further score was made and the Villa thus won by 5 goals to nil.
The following were the teams :-
Horncastle: W. Jeffrey, goal; Ings and E. Langley, backs; F. Chapman, J. Searby and J. Green, half-backs; J. Turner and W. Turner (right wing), B. Robinson (centre), E. Tweed and R. Turner (left wing) forwards.
Villa: Warner, goal; Coulton and Simmonds, backs; Yates, Dawson and Burton, half-backs; Hodgetts and Vaughton (left wing), Hunter (centre), Brown and Davis (right wing) forwards.
Umpires: Mr Fairhurst, Bolton; and Mr, Hutchison, Grantham. Referee: Mr McIntyre, Manchester.