Game #65

1888-89

Position:

2nd (-)

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Football League

Derby County

Racecourse Ground

Attendance: 3,000

Saturday, 9 March 1889

Albert Allen scored Villa's consolation goals for a second game in succession but despite a troubling end to the season - conceding 13 goals in two games - Villa’s first league campaign has been a success, finishing runners up to invincibles Preston North End. The intensity, length and demands of a league season however were all too visible as players struggled to adapt to playing every Saturday.

Derby County

5-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Albert Allen | Albert Allen |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #65

Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #39 |
Saturday, 9 March 1889

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay | Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-5 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Derby County

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.60 |

Oldest Player |
F Archie Hunter | 29.48 |

Youngest Player |
W Thomas Harrison | 21.95 |

TEAM NEWS

Batty Garvey came in for his first appearance since the opening day of the season 6 months previously whilst Archie Goodall, Arthur Wollaston and Thomas Harrison returned.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
D Gershom Cox |
D Harry Devey |
F Albert Brown |
M Archie Wollaston |
M Jack Burton |
W Thomas Harrison |
F Albert Allen |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Batty Garvey |
F Archie Goodall |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Pitman, Latham, Morley, Williamson, Smith, Rowlston, Lees, Plackett H, Higgins, Cooper, Plackett L.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Despite a troubling end to the season - conceding 13 goals in two games - Villa’s first league campaign has been a success, finishing runners up to invincibles Preston North End. The intensity, length and demands of a league season however were all too visible as players struggled to adapt to playing every Saturday.

Wing half Archie Wollaston made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Chirk FC

Winger Thomas Harrison made his second and final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Halesowen FC

Forward Archie Goodall made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to today’s opponents Derby County. Archie had scored 7 goals in 14 appearances during the 1888-89 season.

Albert Allen scored Villa's consolation goals for a second game in succession, Saturday, 9 March 1889

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MATCH TIMELINE

Goal, 1-0, Albert Allen
Goal, 1-1, (Derby County)
Goal, 2-1, Albert Allen, Assist by Albert Brown
HT Derby County 1-2 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-2, (Derby County)
Goal, 2-3, (Derby County)
Goal, 2-4, (Derby County)
Goal, 2-5, (Derby County)
FT Derby County 5-2 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

"Villa, however, played somewhat disappointingly, being evidently disheartened by an accident to Hodgetts, who received a terrible blow in the face in a collision with Smith."

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*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 11 March 1889

SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL
LEAGUE MATCHES.

DERBY COUNTY V. ASTON VILLA - The return League engagement between these clubs was contested at Derby. Neither club was fully represented, Derby being without Bakewell and Fergusson, and the visitors without Hunter, Green, Coulton, and Yates.

The visitors won the toss, and kicked with the sun and wind at their backs. Not long had elapsed when the Villa secured a corner, but it was unproductive. Hodgetts not many minutes after put in a hot shot, but it was stoped by Morley.

From a foul Smith shot in nicely, Warner just saving, and then Plackett put the ball over the bar. Two shots, one by Devey and another by Hodgetts, were saved, and a couple more splendid saves were directly afterwards made by the home goalkeeper.

The Villa centre next shaved the posts; but they were not to be denied, for a shot by Allen went through. The County appealed on the grounds that the ball did not pass through the posts, but the referee allowed the goal.

The home team then played vigorously, and after the Villa custodian had shown some excellent defence Higgins equalised for the home team with a splendid shot. Pitman had then to handle, after which Allen shot over, and after some warm work in front of the Villa goal the visitors’ forward got away, and Brown having put the ball in, Allen scored easily. When half-time was called the score stood - Villa 2, Derby 1.

Not long after the resumption Cooper equalised with a low shot, and not many minutes bad elapsed before Lees centred and Higgins scored again. From now to the finish the game was vigorously contested. and the ball travelled from one end to the other with considerable rapidity. The Villa, however, played somewhat disappointingly, being evidently disheartened by an accident to Hodgetts, who received a terrible blow in the face in a collision with Smith. They were not able to score during the second half, and the match ended in favour of Derby by 5 to 2.

Derby: Pitman, goal; Latham and Morley, backs; Williamson, Smith, and Rowlston, half-backs; Lees and H. Plackett (right wing), Higgins (centre), Cooper and L. Plackett (left wing), forwards.

Aston Villa: Warner, goal; Goodall and Cox, backs; Woollaston, Devey, and Burton, half- backs; Brown and Garvey (right wing), Hodgetts (centre), Allen and Harrison (left wing), forwards.

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