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Game #259

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 December 1895

Lost

3rd

WLDWL

Division One

Attendance: 5,000

Preston North End

Deepdale

Johnny Campbell hit a brace but Villa lose for the second time in four games and tumble from top spot to third in the Division One table but with two games in hand on new leaders Everton.

Preston North End

4-3

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, consolation(s), Saturday, 7 December 1895

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 December 1895

[Exact timings not recorded]
7’ Goal, 0-1, (Preston North End)
Goal, 0-2, (Preston North End)
Goal, 0-3, (Preston North End)
Goal, 1-3, Unknown
HT Preston North End 3-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-4, (Preston North End)
Goal, 2-4, Johnny Campbell
Goal, 3-4, Johnny Campbell
FT Preston North End 4-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the second time in four games and tumble from top spot to third in the Division One table but with two games in hand on new leaders Everton.

Aston Villa

Preston North End

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1889–90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Preston North End

Previous 5 vs. Preston: | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟩 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #233 |
Saturday, 7 December 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLDWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 233 | 🟩 127 🟨 35 🟥 71 | 1.79

Career Form:

Top 6

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Preston North End

TEAM NEWS

In one change from the team who beat Burnley, Jimmy Cowan is rules out whilst Johnny Campbell returns.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.40 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 28.97 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.30 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

E.H. Bahr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Bob Chatt |
F Jack Devey |
F Johnny Campbell |

Preston North End

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The crowd went frantic with joy, but the determined looks on the face of the Villa brooded no tiring and keeping in mind the fame of the Midlanders, the home defence kept steady."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 9 December 1895

PRESTON NORTH END v. ASTON VILLA.

This game was played at Preston on Saturday, before a gate of 7,000 spectators. The North End had been in training for the game and turned out in peak condition. The Villains had a rattling side out, but the heavy ground, which was sodden and heavy from recent rains, was against really scientific play,

This notwithstanding, however, the game was a rattler.

The North End men, who had to face a bitterly cold and strong North wind, went to work in earnest, and Welford, Spencer and Wilkes soon had trouble to face. Time after time the home men rushed forward and then at the end of seven minutes’ play Sanders, with a grand low shot, beat Wilkes.

The success infused new life in the home attack, and immediately after Sharp all but scored again.

Then Smith and Campbell troubled Joy, who was in brilliant form, and saved several shots. Henderson soon put in a grand centre, and Sanders again scored for the home side.

While again under half an hour from the start Cunningham shot a fine goal for the North End.

The Villains’ supporters, of whom there were many present, were beaten at this reverse. Their players, however, kept their hearts up, and from a grand kick up the hill by Welford just before half time, the ball was headed past Joy, and half time was called with the score - N.E. three; Villa one.

On resuming, Jack Devey partnered Cowan, and Campbell went centre and the Villa play improved a lot. The Brums faced the wind better, and they kept the ball down. The Prestonians, however, were not to be denied, and after several reverses at the hands of Wilkes, and the feet of Spencer, Henderson got on the ball, and eluding all pursuers, ran close, and scored with a shot, against which the Villa custodian had not a ghost of a chance.

The crowd went frantic with joy, but the determined looks on the face of the Villa brooded no tiring and keeping in mind the fame of the Midlanders, the home defence kept steady,

Crabtree all but scored, but it remained to Campbell to beat Joy with sample shot after he had once partially saved. Again on came the Midlanders, and again it was Campbell, who scored and the North End and their supporters were glad when the whistle sounded before the Villa could get on terms.

Result: North End, four goal; Villa three.

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