Game #55

1888-89

Position:

2nd (-)

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Football League

Burnley

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 2,000

Saturday, 22 December 1888

Albert Allen finished the scoring for Villa to make it 8 for the season as it's back to winning ways for Villa as a physical Burnley side are dispatched.

Aston Villa

4-2

Burnley

Scorer(s) | Tommy Green | Archie Goodall | Archie Hunter | Albert Allen |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #55

Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #29 |
Saturday, 22 December 1888

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 4-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWWDW |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.39 |

Oldest Player |
F Archie Hunter | 29.27 |

Youngest Player |
D Frank Coulton | 20.90 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that drew with Accrington last time out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
D Gershom Cox |
D Frank Coulton |
D Harry Devey |
M Jack Burton |
M Archie Wollaston |
F Albert Brown |
F Tommy Green |
F Archie Hunter |
F Archie Goodall |
F Albert Allen |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Cox, Lang, Berry, McFetteridge, Friel, Keenan, Brady R, Brady A, Gallacher, Yates, McKay.

Manager: Harry Bradshaw.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Albert Allen finished the scoring for Villa to make it 8 for the season, Saturday, 22 December 1888

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MATCH TIMELINE

Goal, 0-1, (Burnley)
Goal, 1-1, Tommy Green
Goal, 2-1, Archie Goodall
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Burnley
Goal, 3-1, Archie Hunter, Assist by Albert Allen
Goal, 4-1, Albert Allen
Goal, 4-2, (Burnley)
FT Aston Villa 4-2 Burnley

ON THIS DAY

Back to winning ways for Villa as a physical Burnley side are dispatched.

QUOTES

"The Burnley men showed a tendency to roughness, and "fouls" were given against several of their players for deliberately tripping their opponents."

VIDEO

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MATCH REPORT

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday 24 December 1888

SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL.
LEAGUE MATCHES.

ASTON VILLA V. BURNLEY - There was only a moderate attendance to witness this match at Perry Barr. The visitors came with a good reputation, having made a draw the previous Saturday with the Preston North End; consequently it was expected that the game would be close and exciting.

Such was the case in the first half, but the home team afterwards played a much better game than their opponents, and pressed during the greater portion of the time.

The Burnley men showed a tendency to roughness, and “fouls” were given against several of their players for deliberately tripping their opponents.

Hunter kicked off, and the Villa at once attacked, Goodall making a good shot for goal, but the ball passed outside.

The visitors retaliated and a scrimmage took place in the mouth of the Villa goal. A shot was sent in and Warner punched out the ball, but on an appeal a goal was allowed on the grounds that the ball was through when repulsed by the goalkeeper.

The game became very fast, both goals being repeatedly attacked, but the defence defied the assault.

A fine run was made by the Villa forwards, and Goodall sent in a shot, but Cox saved. He did not remove the ball out of danger, however, and Green rushing up again directed it into goal. The custodian was equal to the occasion, and again punched the ball out, but the Villa claimed a goal on the grounds that he was through when he played the ball, and the referee held that the claim was a good one.

The game now stood equal, and each team strove hard to get ahead of the other, Warner saved several shots splendidly, going down on his knees to repulse a particularly fine one from the visitors’ left wing.

The other goalkeeper was not suffered to remain idle, and, having successfully dealt with a number of shots, was at length beaten by one sent in by Goodall, who looked suspiciously like being off- side when he scored. The referee was appealed to but allowed the point. No further score was made, and at half-time the Villa led by one goal

On resuming the home team at once pressed, but were kept at bay for the first ten minutes by the fine play of the Burnley backs.

Then, however, Hunter, who received the ball from Allen, secured an opening and scored the third point for the Perry Barr men.

A grand shot was made by Devey, but was as grandly saved by the Burnley goalkeeper.

The visitors changed the scene of the game for a brief interval, but the ball was soon back in their goal territory, and Goodall had an easy opening, but kicked the ball over instead of under the bar.

Continuing to press, the Villa obtained a fourth goal, Allen sending the ball between the posts. Just before time McKay obtained a second goal for the visitors. No further score was made, and the Villa thus won the match by 4 goals to 2.

Aston Villa: Warner, goal; Cox and Coulton, backs; Burton, Devey, and Wollaston, half-backs; Green and Brown (right), Hunter (centre), Allen and Goodall (left), forwards.

Burnley: Cox, goal; Lang and Berry, backs; McFetteridge, Friel, and Keenan, half-backs; R. Brady and A. Brady (right), Gallacher (centre), Yates and McKay (left), forwards.

MATCH REPORTS

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