Game #72

1889-90

Position:

4th (-1)

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Football League

Blackburn Rovers

Leamington Road

Attendance: 8,000

Saturday, 19 October 1889

Dennis Hodgetts - "couldn't score despite his best efforts" - as Villa suffer a huge defeat at Leamington Road in terrible conditions, conceding seven, having scored seven in the previous fixture.

Blackburn Rovers

7-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None |

Assist(s) | None

AT A GLANCE

Game #72

Season | 1889-90 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #46 |
Saturday, 19 October 1889

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-7 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLWWL |

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.86 |

Oldest Player |
F Archie Hunter | 30.09 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 21.02 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa named an unchanged line up from the team that put 7 past Derby County in the last match.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
FB Albert Aldridge |
D Gershom Cox |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D Harry Devey |
M Tom Clarkson |
F Albert Brown |
F Albert Allen |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Archie Hunter |
CF Billy Dickson |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Arthur, Brandon, Forbes, Douglas, Dewar, Forrest, Lofthouse, Campbell, Southworth (g) (g) (g) (g), Walton, Townley (g).

Manager: Thomas Mitchell.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Dennis Hodgetts - couldn't score despite his best efforts, Saturday, 19 October 1889

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MATCH TIMELINE

Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Townley
Goal, 0-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Southworth
Goal, 0-3, (Blackburn Rovers), Southworth
Goal, 0-4, (Blackburn Rovers)
HT Blackburn Rovers 4-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 0-5, (Blackburn Rovers), Southworth
Goal, 0-6, (Blackburn Rovers), Southworth
Goal, 0-7, (Blackburn Rovers)
FT Blackburn Rovers 7-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Blackburn turn the tables on Villa and in windy conditions Villa concede 7 a week after scoring that amount.

QUOTES

"The home team now assumed the aggressive, and aided by a powerful wind made matters warm for the Villa."

VIDEO

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MATCH REPORT

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 21 October 1889

SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL.
LEAGUE MATCHES.

Blackburn Rovers v. Aston Villa.

Played at Blackburn, before 8,000 spectators. The weather was wretched, drizzling rain falling all the time.

In the first half the Villa had to play against a strong wind, but notwithstanding this they quickly got dangerous, almost scoring in the first five minutes. Their forwards were playing in a most determined manner, their passing being very good considering the high wind.

At length the Rovers broke away, and Townley scored weak goal, a claim for offside being of no avail.

The Villa after this made determined efforts, and Hunter struck the crossbar with a splendid shot. Then Hodgetts kicked into Arthur's hands, and a claim that the ball went through was disallowed.

Still keeping up the pressure, the Villa forced an unproductive corner, and had hard lines in not scoring.

The Rovers then dashed away, and Walton got the ball past Warner, the point was disallowed for off-side.

Another goal was disallowed against the Rovers, and Brown, getting down, shot across goal, and Hodgetts tipped it through, but being off-side the goal was disallowed.

The home team now assumed the aggressive, and aided by a powerful wind made matters warm for the Villa.

From a grand header Southworth, scored the second goal for the Rovers. The Villa tried hard to overcome the home defence, but were unsuccessful, and the Rovers, getting nicely down, Southworth put on a third goaL

The Villa still pegged away, but the wind militated much against their passing. Hodgetts, when he had a good chance, shot wide.

The Rovers scored again, and at half-time were leading by 4, Aston Villa 0.

On restarting the Villa were pressed back, and after some good play Southworth put on two goals for the Rovers.

The Villa breaking away, the home defence was taxed, but the visitors' forwards could not get within nice shooting range.

Towards the close the game the Rovers made a series of attacks and scored again, the result being— Rovers 7, Villa 0

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