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Game #4

Aston Villa

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 4 December 1880

FA Cup

Nottingham Forest

Old Trent Bridge Ground, Nottingham

Attendance: 2,500

Nottingham Forest

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Eli Davis | 1-0 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat Forest on their own patch in the second round of the FA Cup.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 December 1880

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Arthur Brown
⚽ | Goal, 1-0, Andy Hunter, Assist by Eli Davis
🕒 | HT Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest), Sam Widdowson
⚽ | Goal, 2-1, Howard Vaughton
🕒 | FT Nottingham Forest 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa beat Forest on their own patch in the second round of the FA Cup as forward Arthur Brown made his Villa debut in the Cup.

Aston Villa

FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

Nottingham Forest

FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

Previous 5 vs. Forest: None

PREVIOUS MATCH

None

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1880-81 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #4 |
Saturday, 4 December 1880

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Management Committee 1879-86
Referee: Referee: Rev. J. R. B. Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1880-
Kick off: 2.50pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Management Committee 1879-86

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 4 | 🟩 | 3 🟨 | 1 🟥 0 | 2.50

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rev. J. R. B. Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1880-
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None
Umpires: Mr J. Hughes, Sheffield and Mr A Goodyer, Nottingham.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Nottingham Forest

None

TEAM NEWS

Harry Simmonds and Arthur Brown (debut) come in for Charlie Johnstone and William Crossland.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 22 |

Oldest Player:
HB Sammy Law | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30 |

Youngest Player:
IR Andy Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 16 |

*Exact birthdates unconfirmed

MANAGER

Management Committee 1879-86

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Aston Villa

GK George Copley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Ted Lee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Harry Simmonds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Tommy Pank | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Sammy Law | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Arthur Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
IL Eli Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
IL Howard Vaughton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
IR Bill Watts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IR Andy Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Harry Radford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Nottingham Forest

GKJohn Sands | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Charles Caborn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
3QB Walter Luntley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
3QB Edwin Luntley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Ernest Jardine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Mark Holroyd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RW William Parr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RW A.H. Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LW Teddy Earp | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LW John Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Sam Widdowson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽

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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Villa XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

SQUAD STATS

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Forest XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

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

🟢 HB Arthur Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"After a temporary assault had been made by Earp on the visitors’ goal, Davis ran it down to the opposite end and Hunter immediately scored."

MATCH REPORT

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*Sporting Life*
Wednesday, 8 December 1880

ASTON VILLA BIRMINGHAM, v. NOTTINGHAM FOREST. This match was played on the Old Trent Bridge Ground at Nottingham last Saturday afternoon, before nearly three thousand spectators. Considerable interest was felt in the result, especially as Birmingham this season had already twice beaten their opponents. Widdowson. the Forest captain, set the ball motion, and after temporary assault had been made by Earp on the visitors’ goal, Davis ran it down to the opposite end and Hunter immediately scored. Play was continued, and for a time the Birmingham stronghold was in danger, repeated unsuccessful shots being directed towards it by Earp, Widdowson and Parr. At half-time no further score had been registered, but soon after the interval Earp crossed prettily to Widdowson, and the latter succeeded i» equalising matters, although the success was of brief duration, Vaughton, coming with rush, added a second goal for Aston Villa, who eventually won by two goals to one.

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