Game #36

1886-87

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Final

FA Cup Final

West Bromwich Albion

Kennington Oval, London

Attendance: 15,500

Saturday, 2 April 1887

Dennis Hodgetts scored Villa's opener to secure their first major trophy and first FA Cup win as they vanquish West Bromwich Albion at the Oval.

Aston Villa

2-0

West Brom

Scorer(s) | Dennis Hodgetts | Archie Hunter |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #36

Season | 1886-87 |
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #10 |
Saturday, 2 April 1887

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Francis Marindin
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Major Marindin (President of the Football Association).
Umpires: Messrs. Lt. P. Gregson (Lancashire Association) and J C. Clegg (Sheffield Association).

MATCH INCIDENTS

Major Marindin

Villa

West Bromwich Albion

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.83 |

Oldest Player |
WH Fred Dawson | 28.35 |

Youngest Player |
D Frank Coulton | 19.18 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa named an unchanged line up for the fifth successive game as they tackled their first ever FA Cup final.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
D Frank Coulton |
D Joe Simmonds |
M Fred Dawson |
M Harry Yates |
M Jack Burton |
F Albert Brown |
F Richmond Davis |
F Archie Hunter |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Howard Vaughton |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Roberts, Green H, Aldridge, Timmins, Perry, Horton, Pearson Paddock, Bayliss, Green T, Woodhall.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Secretary Manager George Ramsay's Villa secure their first major trophy and first FA Cup win as they vanquish West Bromwich Albion at the Oval thanks to goals from Dennis Hodgetts and Archie Hunter.

Meanwhile, forwards Richmond Davis and Howard Vaughton made their final appearances for the Villa.

Dennis Hodgetts scored Villa's opener in the FA Cup final on 60' sending Villa on the way to their first major trophy, Saturday, 2 April 1887

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
60’ Goal, 1-0, Dennis Hodgetts
Goal, 2-0, Archie Hunter
FT Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

"The Albion men themselves exhibited an overweening confidence as to the result. They resented, with angry disdain, any hint that after all their opponents had an outside chance, and a prediction that the Villa would win was regarded as a deliberate insult, probably actuated by corrupt motives."

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*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 31 March 1887

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