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Game #54

Aston Villa

8-4-2, 20 PTS

Drew

2nd (-)

Saturday, 15 December 1888

Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

Football League

Accrington

Thorneyholme Road

4-7-4, 15 PTS

Attendance: 2,000

Accrington

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

An early goal from Albert Brown on 7' isn't enough as Accrington draw with Villa to stop a third successive victory.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 December 1888

⚽ | 7’ Goal, 1-0, Albert Brown
🥅 | Goal, 1-1, (Accrington), Kirkham
🕒 | HT Accrington 1-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Accrington 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

An early goal from Albert Brown on 7' isn't enough as Accrington draw with Villa to stop a third successive victory.

Aston Villa

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

Accrington

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #28 |
Saturday, 15 December 1888

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 28 | 🟩 | 18 🟨 7 🟥 3 | 2.18

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Accrington

None

TEAM NEWS

Albert Allen returns from injury as Thomas Harrison makes way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 25.37 |

Oldest Player:
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 29.25 |

Youngest Player:
B Frank Coulton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.88 |

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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Archie Wollaston | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IR Albert Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
IR Tommy Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IL Albert Allen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Archie Hunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Unknown

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Accrington

Unknown

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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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
IL Dennis Hodgetts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
HB Harry Yates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

"Villa forwards were very often dangerous, but honours were divided fairly and equally at the finish."

MATCH REPORT

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*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 17 December 1888

SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL. LEAGUE MATCHES. ACCRINGTON V. ASTON VILLA - These clubs met at Accrington, before 2,000 spectators. Accrington kicked off in a dead calm, and some really meritorious work by the Villa forwards confined the play in the opening stages to the Accrington end, where, in response to their several good attempts, Horne showed up his usual abilities as a goalkeeper, though one shot from Brown was a beauty and took the first goal after about seven minutes. The Reds wakened in time, and not long after the Villa success Kirkham was enabled to head an equalising shot. Two more shots hit the Villa post and crossbar respectively, and Goodall had also bad luck with a shot, the ball just grazing the timber. Barbour shot through, but the point was not allowed, and the interval came with the teams a goal each. Nothing further was added to the score in the second half, despite very determined attempts at both ends. Warner was claimed to be over the line when repelling a smart shot of Brand’s, but unsuccessfully; and the Villa forwards were very often dangerous, but honours were divided fairly and equally at the finish. Result: 1 goal each.

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