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Game #51

Aston Villa

6-3-2, 15 PTS

Lost

2nd (-)

Saturday, 17 November 1888

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥

Football League

Blackburn Rovers

Leamington Road

5-4-1, 14 PTS

Attendance: 9,500

Blackburn Rovers

5-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dennis Hodgetts | 40' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Dennis Hodgetts laid on the equalising goal for Tommy Green but Rovers' second half performance steam-rollered Villa to their second defeat of the season as they suffer their heaviest League defeat to date and are beaten whilst scoring for the first time.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 November 1888

🥅 | 22’ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), John Southworth
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 1-1, Tommy Green, Assist by Dennis Hodgetts
🕒 | HT Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | Goal, 1-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Fecitt
🥅 | Goal, 1-3, (Blackburn Rovers), Fecitt
🥅 | 85’ Goal, 1-4, (Blackburn Rovers), John Southworth
🥅 | 90’ Goal, 1-5, (Blackburn Rovers), John Southworth
🕒 | FT Blackburn Rovers 5-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose their second game in 11 matches and are still yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

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: 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #11 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Saturday, 17 November 1888

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 25 | 🟩 | 16 🟨 6 🟥 3 | 2.16

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

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

TEAM NEWS

Harry Yates drops out with Jack Burton returning.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 25.40 |

Oldest Player:
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 29.17 |

Youngest Player:
B Frank Coulton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.81 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Warner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Gershom Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
B Frank Coulton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Jack Burton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Archie Goodall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Harry Devey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RW James Beresford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RW Nat Walton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LW Jimmy Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LW Harry Fecitt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
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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None

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

"The Villa forwards got a look in, but their efforts in front of goal were painfully weak."

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 19 November 1888

SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL. LEAGUE MATCHES. ASTON ViLLA v. BLACKBURN ROVERS - This match was played on the Leamington Ground, Blackburn, before about 10,000 spectators. The Villa was fully represented, but the Rovers were minus Townley, and in his place Jimmy Brown donned the jersey, after an absence from the arena of three years. The teams were - Villa: Warner, goal; Coulton and Cox, backs; Devey, Burton and Goodall, half-backs; A. Brown and Green (right wing), Hodgetts and Allen (left wing), and Hunter (centre) forwards. Rovers: Arthur, goal; James, Southworth and Forbes, backs; Douglas, Almond, and Forrest, half-backs; Beresford and Walton (right wing), Brown and Fecitt (left wing), and John Southworth (centre) forwards. Mr. J. T. Helme, of Farnworth, referee. A stiff breeze blew from goal to goal, and, winning the toss, the Villans chose to have the benefit of it in the first half. The Rovers started the ball, and at once became dangerous, but the Villa backs relieved, and for some time the home team were pressed. The play of the backs, however, was very fine, and it was not long before the forwards were peppering away at the Villa goal. The wind, however, had its effect, and the Villa forwards by some neat passing had a good look in, and secured three corners in succession, which they failed to realise. After twenty minutes play the Rovers’ forwards kept up a prolonged attack on the Villa goal, and from a centre by Beresford Fecitt headed through, only to be ruled off-side. Two minutes later, however, Beresford again sent in a flying centre, and John Southworth headed the first goal, amid great cheers. Play now ruled very fast, the Rovers having, if anything, the best of it, but they always found Warner and the backs ready for them. At last the Villans broke away, and about five minutes before half-time Hodgetts dodged Douglas and sent in a beauty, which Green headed through. The Rovers put in a claim of off-side, but it was disallowed, and half-time was called with the score 1 goal each. Immediately on resuming the Rovers dashed away, but were driven back, and by some pretty passing play the Villa forwards got a look in, but their efforts in front of goal were painfully weak. The same remark also applied to the Rovers, for the right wing pair on at least half-a-dozen occasions missed ridiculously easy chances. Both sides began to show signs of the fast game, and the Villa looked like wearing their men down. Hodgetts shot against the post from the corner flag, but this proved the last chance, as with a combined rush the home forwards went along the field, and from a scrimmage Fecitt scored the second goal, and within two minutes followed with a, third, amid great enthusiasm. The Rovers still kept up the pressure, and, despite the really magnificent defence of Warner, John Southworth gained the fourth point with a hard low shot about five minutes before the close. The Rovers still put in all they knew, and in the last minute John Southworth put in a hot one; Warner got at the ball, but failed to stop it, and the whistle blew with the the result - Rovers 5, Villa 1.

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