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Game #46

Aston Villa

4-1-1, 9 PTS

Won

2nd (+2)

Saturday, 13 October 1888

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Football League

Blackburn Rovers

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

1-3-1, 5 PTS

Attendance: 5,000

Aston Villa

6-1

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Dennis Hodgetts | 35' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Archie Goodall made a goalscoring debut to help Villa hit their 23rd goal in six games.

KEY MAN

Archie Goodall made a goalscoring debut to help Villa to another big win, Saturday, 13 October 1888

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 October 1888

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Archie Goodall
⚽ | 35’ Goal, 1-0, Tommy Green, Assist by Dennis Hodgetts
⚽ | 37' Goal, 2-0, Archie Goodall
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
⚽ | 46’ Goal, 3-0, Albert Brown
⚽ | Goal, 4-0, Albert Allen
🥅 | Goal, 4-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Walton
⚽ | Goal, 5-1, Albert Allen
⚽ | Goal, 6-1, Archie Hunter
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 6-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Villa get back to winning ways in the league and have now scored 23 goals in 6 games but are yet to keep a clean sheet.

Archie Goodall made a goalscoring debut for Villa aged 24 following his £100 move from Preston North End.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1886-87

Blackburn Rovers

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1885–86

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: None

PREVIOUS MATCH

None

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #20 |
Saturday, 13 October 1888

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 6-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 20 | 🟩 | 14 🟨 4 🟥 2 | 2.30

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Villa's first ever (official) paid for signing Archie Goodall makes his debut and Jack Burton makes his first appearance of the season as Fred Dawson and Harry Devey drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 25.18 |

Oldest Player:
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 29.08 |

Youngest Player:
B Frank Coulton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.71 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Warner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Gershom Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Frank Coulton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Harry Yates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Jack Burton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Archie Goodall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | ⚽ |
IR Albert Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
IR Tommy Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
IL Dennis Hodgetts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
IL Albert Allen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Tom Mitchell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Herbie Arthur | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Jack Southworth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B John Forbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
HB Jimmy Douglas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
HB Willie Almond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Jimmy Forrest | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LW Harry Fecitt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LW William Townley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RW Nat Walton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RW Robert Haresnape | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Southworth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 Archie Goodall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Notwithstanding the great counter attraction at Moseley, fully 5,000 persons witnessed the match at Perry Barr."

MATCH REPORT

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*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 15 October 1888

SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL. LEAGUE MATCHES. ASTON VILLA V. BLACKBURN ROVERS Considerable interest was manifested in the meeting of these teams, and, notwithstanding the great counter attraction at Moseley, fully 5,000 persons witnessed the match at Perry Barr. Both clubs played their full strength, but the Villa team included a new half-back, Goodall, brother of the famous centre forward in the North End. The new Villa man played splendidly, and will doubtless secure a permanent position in the team, to which he will be a valuable addition on account of his skill in shooting. In this respect he takes after his brother, and like him never hesitates to shoot when anything like a chance of scoring presents itself. On Saturday he scored one point, and had a hand in the obtaining of several others. The win of the Villa came as a surprise, to everyone, the Rovers having lately played in brilliant form. For the first half-hour the game was in nobody’s favour, the ball travelling from end to end with marvellous rapidity. The backs and goalkeepers of both teams played splendidly. Southworth especially distinguishing himself by his brilliant heading, which saved his side on occasions too numerous to mention. An astonishing change came over the game about ten minutes before half-time. The Villa forwards suddenly seemed to freshen up, and pressed severely. Arthur gave a corner, and from the free kick taken by Hodgetts, Green headed the ball through goal amidst loud cheers. The spectators had hardly finished congratulating themselves upon the Villa’s success ere the Rovers’ citadel was again captured, a splendid shot by Goodall proving too good for Arthur. After the change over the Villa, proved themselves much the better team. Their forwards passed more accurately than the visitors; in fact, their play all round was superior. The Villa scored a third goal immediately after the change over, Brown heading the ball past Arthur. A fourth from Allen followed and then the Rovers played up with more spirit, and were rewarded with a goal obtained by Walton. Their efforts did not last long, and they were again outplayed by the home team, who added a couple more goals to their score, and won by 6 goals to 1. This win places the Villa second to North End in the League Championship. Aston Villa: Warner, goal ; Cox and Coulton, backs ; Yates, Goodall, and Burton, half-backs ; Green and Brown (right), Hunter (centre), Hodgetts and Allen (left), forwards. Blackburn Rovers : Arthur, goal Southworth and Forbes, backs; Douglas, Alward, and Forrest, half-backs: Fecitt and Townley (left)i, Southworth (centre), Walton and Haresnape (right), forwards,

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