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Game #64

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 March 1889

Lost

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FA Cup

Blackburn Rovers

Attendance: 12,000

Leamington Road

Blackburn Rovers

8-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Albert Allen scored Villa's consolation as an injury ravaged Villa record a 1-8 scoreline that was the biggest defeat in all competitions until Paul Lambert rocked up at Villa Park for the 2012-13 season.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 March 1889

๐Ÿš‘ | Player takes field of play injured, Gershom Cox
๐Ÿš‘ | Player injured on field of play, Archie Hunter
๐Ÿš‘ | Player injured on field of play, Harry Yates
๐Ÿš‘ | Player injured on field of play, Tommy Green
๐Ÿš‘ | Player injured on field of play, Jack Burton
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers)
๐Ÿ’ฅ Referee Clegg allows the goal despite Warner punching the ball out seemingly ahead of the goal line
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 0-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Haresnape
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 0-3, (Blackburn Rovers), John Southworth
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 0-4, (Blackburn Rovers), Gershom Cox o.g.
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 0-5, (Blackburn Rovers), Haresnape
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 0-6, (Blackburn Rovers), Haresnape
โšฝ | Goal, 1-6, Albert Allen
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 1-7, (Blackburn Rovers), John Southworth
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 1-8, (Blackburn Rovers), John Southworth
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Blackburn Rovers 8-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

An injury ravaged Villa suffer their biggest defeat in all competitions until Paul Lambert rocked up at Villa Park for the 2012-13 season.

Meanwhile, this was the first Villa game in which Referee Clegg had officiated since his disgraceful post match claims in the previous season's FA Cup.

Forward Tommy Green made his final Villa appearance aged 25 before moving on to Kidderminster Harriers. Despite scoring 15 goals in the campaign and creating numerous goals for his team-mates, Green was allowed to leave.

Full back Bob Thomas made his sole appearance for Villa having joined from from Cocknage FC before transferring to Walsall Town.

Aston Villa

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1886-87

Blackburn Rovers

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1885โ€“86

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #24 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Saturday, 2 March 1889

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: John Charles Clegg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1888-
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-8
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 38 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 24 ๐ŸŸจ 8 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 2.11

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Charles Clegg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1888-
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ 7 Jan 1888, Villa 1-3 Preston, Wellington Road ๐Ÿ†˜
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ
Cards: None
Umpires: Wilkinson and Gosson.

TEAM NEWS

Bob Thomas came in for his Villa debut in place of Frank Coulton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 26.03 |

Oldest Player:
CF Archie Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 29.46 |

Youngest Player:
B Bob Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.93 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 1886-1926

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Warner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Gershom Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿš‘ |
B Bob Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด |
HB Harry Devey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Harry Yates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿš‘ |
HB Jack Burton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿš‘ |
IR Albert Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
IR Tommy Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿš‘ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
IL Albert Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
IL Dennis Hodgetts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Archie Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿš‘ |

MANAGER

Tom Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Herbie Arthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Jack Southworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B John Forbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
HB Jimmy Douglas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
HB Willie Almond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Jimmy Forrest | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LW William Townley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LW Harry Fecitt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RW Robert Haresnape | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
RW Nat Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Southworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Blackburn XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
B Archie Goodall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Frank Coulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข B Bob Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด B Bob Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1889 | ๐Ÿ•’ 1 | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | #53 |
๐Ÿ”ด IR Tommy Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1887-89 | ๐Ÿ•’ 28 | โšฝ 19 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 4 | #45 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"One would have imagined, to judge by the forlorn and anxious looks of the majority of the passengers, that they were about to assist at a function of the most funereal character, instead of an exciting game of football."

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