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Game #385

Aston Villa

Lost

2nd=

WLWWL

Saturday, 30 September 1899

Division One

Derby County

Baseball Ground

Attendance: 12,000

Derby County

2-0

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

George Ramsay's reigning Champions lost their second game of the season and in so doing ceded the title initiative to Sheffield United as Sunderland drew level with Villa in second place. Villa's second surprising defeat of the campaign came against a Derby side who had neither won nor earned a point in five games so far this season.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 September 1899

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Derby County)
Goal, 0-2, (Derby County)
HT Derby County 2-0 Aston Villa
FT Derby County 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa lost their second game of the season and in so doing ceded the title initiative to Sheffield United as Sunderland drew level with Villa in second place. Villa's second surprising defeat of the campaign came against a Derby side who had neither won nor earned a point in five games so far this season.

Aston Villa

Derby County

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

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Season | 1899-00 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #359 |
Saturday, 30 September 1899

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | J.H. Strawson, Lincoln |
FT Score | 0-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 359 | 🟩 201 🟨 57 🟥 101 | 1.84

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: J.H. Strawson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Derby County

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that beat Blackburn last time out with George Johnson coming in for Jack Devey.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.51 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 30.97 |

Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 21.00 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F George Johnson |
CF Billy Garraty |

MANAGER

Harry Newbould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Derby County

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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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

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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

MATCH QUOTES

"Towards the close both Bloomer and A. Goodall gave George a handful, the former almost beating the Villa keeper whilst close on time Bloomer, who was playing in inimitable style, hit the side of the net and when the whistle blew the home side were still attacking, but nothing more was done, and Derby claimed a clever victory by two goals to Aston Villa’s none."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 2 October 1899

DERBY COUNTY V. ASTON VILLA. BRILLIANT VICTORY FOR DERBY. There would be quite 10,000 persons present on Saturday, when Derby County met the celebrated Villans on the Baseball Ground at Derby. The weather was dull and threatening when the game commenced. Derby had Staley out. Leiper taking his place, whilst Leckie supplanted Cox at half-back, and the visitors played Johnson in place of Devey. The Brums commenced operations kicking towards the top goal, and play was of an exciting character. Derby showed a bit of their very best play. Boag, Cooke and Arkesden, by neat crossing, got into Villa’s quarters, and the latter receiving at the right moment, banged in and beat George, amidst loud cheering. After once tasting the fruits of success, Derby played for all they were worth, but the visitors defence was almost perfect, although Bloomer once gave the Hardware custodian a handful, which he cleared in fine style. More pressure by the Birmingham lads caused Fryer to on the qui vive, but thanks to some sterling work, he relieved in excellent form. About half an hour from the start the home right again showed up prominently, and passing at a very favourable opportunity to the opposite side, Bloomer pounced on the ball from a neat pass nu Cooke, and the Derby crack easily beat George, amidst a perfect yell by the large crowd. Derby played in demon like fashion after this success, and had not George been at his best, more goals must have accrued. Shortly before cross over Fryer saved cleverly from Garraty, and Derby had another go, which was well staved off, and the interval arrived with the score—Derby County, two; Aston Villa, nil. On resuming the County again pressed, and play was of a fast order. Some pretty play by the home forwards let in Bloomer, but the ball cannoned off Evans, whilst Smith again skimmed the horizontal, and Garraty shot into Fryer's hands. Derby renewed their attacking operations, and thrice George had to clear in quick style. Once he was hurt. More dashing play by enabled Boag to shoot on the net, and then the Villa rearranged their front, Johnson and Garraty changing place. Towards the close both Bloomer and A. Goodall gave George a handful, the former almost beating the Villa keeper whilst close on time Bloomer, who was playing in inimitable style, hit the side of the net and when the whistle blew the home side were still attacking, but nothing more was done, and Derby claimed a clever victory by two goals to Aston Villa’s none.

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