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Game #49

Aston Villa

6-2-1, 14 PTS

Drew

2nd (-)

Saturday, 3 November 1888

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Football League

Stoke

Victoria Ground

2-1-6, 5 PTS

Attendance: 4,000

Stoke

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Albert Allen scored Villa's opener but Villa draw for the first time since the opening day of the season.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 3 November 1888

🕒 | HT Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | Goal, 1-0, Albert Allen
🥅 | Goal, 1-1, (Stoke), Shutt
🕒 | FT Stoke 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Nine games into the inaugural Football League Season Villa had P9 W6 D2 L1 and sat second in the table.

Aston Villa

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

Stoke

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #23 |
Saturday, 3 November 1888

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: J. J. Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1888-
HT Score:
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 23 | 🟩 | 16 🟨 5 🟥 2 | 2.30

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: J. J. Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1888-
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the second successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 25.63 |

Oldest Player:
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 29.13 |

Youngest Player:
B Frank Coulton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.77 |

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 Harry Devey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IR Albert Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IR Tommy Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IL Dennis Hodgetts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IL Albert Allen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Harry Lockett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Stoke

GK Bill Rowley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Tommy Clare | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Alf Underwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Bob Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB George Shutt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
HB Elijah Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RF Bob McSkimming | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Jimmy Sloane | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F George Lawton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RF Alf Edge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Bob Milarvie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
HB Archie Goodall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

"A grand game ended in a draw-one goal each."

MATCH REPORT

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*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 5 November 1888

SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL. LEAGUE MATCHES. STOKE V. ASTON VILLA. This return League match was played at Stoke-on-Trent. The weather was cold and wet, but there was a good attendance, the spectators numbering upwards of 3,000. The teams were as follows: Stoke: Rowley, goal; Glare and Underwood, backs; Smith, Shutt, and Ramsay, halfbacks; McSkimming, Lawton, Sloane, Edge and Millarie, forwards. Aston Villa: Warner, goal; Coulton and Cox, backs; Yates, Devey, and Burton, half-banks; Brown, Green, Hunter, Allen, and Hodgetts, forwards. Referee, Mr. J. J. Bentley, Bolton. The first half of the game was very evenly contested, both teams making short invasions in turn. Stoke gained the first corner, which was well placed by Ramsay. Hunter kicked out in defending the goal, and from the throw-in Edge narrowly missed scoring. The home team pressed their opponents with great determination, but the defence of the Villa was excellent and rendered all the efforts of Stoke to score abortive. When the whistle sounded at half-time, no score had been made on either side. On the change of ends Stoke, playing against the wind, made a short invasion, but Coulton closed, and after some excellent combination play Allen succeeded in scoring for the visitors. The visitors kept up the pressure, and Rowley was repeatedly called upon to defend his charge, which he did in a very satisfactory manner. Some even play succeeded until the home team, from a throw in, gained a corner, and from this the ball was rushed through the posts by Shutt, and the scoring thus equalised. Both teams subsequently put the ball through the posts, but the points were disallowed on the ground of off-side. A grand game ended in a draw-one goal each.

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