Game #78

1889-90

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Position:

6th (-)

Football League

Accrington

Thorneyholme Road

Attendance: 2,000

Saturday, 30 November 1889

Jimmy Cowan scored Villa's equaliser but Villa's north west trouble strikes again as they lose three successive games and now have defeats to Accrington, Everton, Bolton and Blackburn this season.

Accrington

4-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Jimmy Cowan | Albert Allen |

Assist(s) | Albert Allen |

AT A GLANCE

Game #78

Season | 1889-90 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #52 |
Saturday, 30 November 1889

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Accrington

🟨 | 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
| 25.41 |

Oldest Player |
D Harry Devey | 29.75 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 21.13 |

TEAM NEWS

Arthur Hickton came in with Archie Hunter missing out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
FB Albert Aldridge |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D Harry Devey |
D Gershom Cox |
M Jack Burton |
M Arthur Hickton |
F Albert Brown |
F Albert Allen |
F Dennis Hodgetts | GOAL | GOAL |
CF Billy Dickson |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Lindsey, McLennan, Stevenson, Haworth (g), Pemberton, Tattersall, Kirkham, Entwistle (g), Gollocher, Wilkinson, Prendergast (g) (g).

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose three consecutive League games for the first time.

Jimmy Cowan scored Villa's equaliser but could not hold on to Accrington, Saturday, 30 November 1889

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MATCH TIMELINE

Goal, 0-1, (Accrington), Prendergast
Goal, 1-1, Jimmy Cowan, Assist by Albert Allen
Goal, 2-1, Albert Allen
Goal, 2-2, (Accrington), Prendergast
Goal, 2-3, (Accrington), Haworth
HT Accrington 3-2 Aston Villa
75’ Goal, 2-4, (Accrington), Entwistle
FT Accrington 4-2 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

"Scoring was evidently the order, for on Accrington again getting up Prendergast again did the trick, George Haworth following with another directly afterwards."

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 2 December 1889

SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL.
THE LEAGUE.
ACCRINGTON v. ASTON VILLA.

These teams met at Accrington, before 3,000 spectators. Owing to the thaw of the previous day the ground was rather heavy going. Accrington played their usual team, while the Villa were without the services of Hunter.

Accrington won the toss, and Cowan kicked off. Soon Warner had a goal kick. Then a run by the Villa was stopped by being off-side. Accrington again took the running. They did a lot of pressing, and eventually Prendergast scored.

Almost immediately the Reds made another grand attempt, Warner saving just in time.

Allen and Hodgetts were playing well on the left, and from one of Allen's centres Cowan was allowed to score.

Allen scored again, Lindsay making a fearful mull.

Scoring was evidently the order, for on Accrington again getting up Prendergast again did the trick, George Haworth following with another directly afterwards.

Half-time : Accrington 3, Villa 2.

On resuming the Villa took a couple corners, and when Dickson should have scored with no one in front of him he sent the ball straight into Lindsay's hands, and, of course, that individual cleared.

Another corner came to the visitors, Devey shooting over.

Entwistle made a grand attempt at the other end, as did Wilkinson a little later.

The game continued, both sets forwards coming in for hearty cheers.

At the end of thirty minutes Entwistle again scored, and Accrington, pressing to the finish, won.

Score: Accrington 4, Villa 2.

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