Game #86

1889-90

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Position:

9th (-1)

Football League

Bolton Wanderers

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Attendance: 5,000

Saturday, 25 January 1890

Albert Brown scored Villa's goal but Villa extend their League losing run to five games - a club record - as they fall to 9th in the table facing the prospect of a re-election vote with two games of the season left to play

Aston Villa

1-2

Bolton Wanderers

Scorer(s) | Albert Brown |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #86

Season | 1889-90 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #60 |
Saturday, 25 January 1890

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LLLWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Bolton Wanderers

🟨 | 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
| 24.71 |

Oldest Player |
F Albert Brown | 28.07 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 21.29 |

TEAM NEWS

Billy Dickson, Harry Devey and Ike Moore drop out with James Connor, Jack Graham and Lewis Campbell coming in for their debuts.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Warner |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D Gershom Cox |
D Frank Coulton |
M Jack Burton |
M James Connor |
W Lewis Campbell |
F Jack Graham |
F Albert Brown |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Albert Allen |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

Parkinson, Robinson, Jones, Bullough, Woods, Roberts, Brogan, Davenport, Cassidy (g), McNee, Weir (g).

Manager: John Bentley.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa extend their League losing run to five games - a club record - as they fall to 9th in the table facing the prospect of a re-election vote with two games of the season left to play. Meanwhile, three players made their debuts:

Midfielder James Connor made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Warwick County.

Forward Jack Graham made his Villa debut aged 21 after joining from Oldbury Broadwell.

Winger Lewis Campbell made his Villa debut aged 25 after joining from Hibernian.

Albert Brown, scored Villa's goal, Saturday, 25 January 1890

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MATCH TIMELINE

Goal, 1-0, Albert Brown
Goal, 1-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Cassidy
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Bolton Wanderers
55’ Goal, 2-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Weir
FT Aston Villa 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

"Most of the men appeared to be averse to shooting, and dillydallied with the ball until they lost it."

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 27 January 1890

SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL.
LEAGUE MATCHES.

BOLTON WANDERERS v. ASTON VILLA

This match was played at Perry Barr.

The weather was very miserable, but about 3,000 persons were present when the game commenced, having probably been attracted to the ground by the knowledge that the Villa team would include several of the imported Scotchmen.

As a matter of fact three of them played on Saturday namely, Campbell, Graham, and Connor.

The two former, who formed the left wing of the forward division, worked well together, and when they have appeared a few more times will doubtless prove valuable acquisitions to the Villa.

Campbell centres splendidly, whilst Graham occasionally treated the spectators to some very clever dodging.

Connor, who played half-back, was not nearly so successful; but it is scarcely fair to criticise him severely, for he was apparently very nervous, and may do better when he becomes accustomed to playing with the team.

The Villa were not fully represented, the weakness being in the forwards, the left wing was all right, but Allen as centre forward and Hodgetts as a right winger were failures.

Playing with the wind in the first half the Villa ought to have made five or six goals if they had taken the chances presented, but most of the men appeared to be averse to shooting, and dillydallied with the ball until they lost it.

Allen, in particular, played far below his usual form, and his shooting was both weak and inaccurate.

After several easy chances had been lost Brown ran the ball in, and with a grand shot scored the first goal for the Villa, the ball touching the upright low down, and then going through.

For a time the play was confined to the Wanderers' half of the field, but the Villa could not score again.

Then at length Weir dodged Connor, and centred nicely into goal. Warner stopped the shot, but the ball rolled only a yard or two away, and Cassidy dashing up touched it through.

Except for occasional runs the game was all in favour of the Villa, who pressed severely, but did not score again, and half-time found each side with a goal to its credit.

It was thought that the Wanderers with the wind in their favour would make an example of the Villa, and it appeared as though such would be the case when Weir scored again for Bolton, ten minutes after the interval.

To the surprise of all, however, the Villa fairly held their own against the wind, and ran the ball up to the Wanderers' goal time after time, but failed to score.

The two left-wing men in particular played very well, and if some of Campbell's centres had been utilised the match might have been won.

The weakness was, however, in the centre, and the Villa missed their chances.

The Wanderers did not score again owing to the fine defence of Cowan, Cox, and Coulton, and thus won the match by 2 goals to 1.

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