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Game #286

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 November 1896

Drew

4th

WWWWD

Division One

Bury

Attendance: 4,000

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Aston Villa (Champions)

1-1

Bury

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Charlie Athersmith scored the opener but reigning Champions Villa end a run of four consecutive wins as they can only draw at home with bottom side Bury dropping them to 4th place in the League, one point behind League new boys Liverpool but with 2 games in hand. Villa however were now unbeaten in six games, their best run of the season and a strong title defence looked much more likely than it had done a month earlier.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, scored the opener, Saturday, 7 November 1896.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 November 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, Albert Evans
10โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Charlie Athersmith
35โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Bury)
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Bury
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Bury

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa end a run of four consecutive wins as they can only draw at home with bottom side Bury dropping them to 4th place in the League, one point behind League new boys Liverpool but with 2 games in hand. Villa however were now unbeaten in six games, their best run of the season and a strong title defence looked much more likely than it had done a month earlier.

Full back Albert Evans made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Barnard Castle FC.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1895-96

Bury

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bury

Previous 5 vs. Bury: | - | - | - | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #11 |
Manager Game | #260 |
Saturday, 7 November 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWWWD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 260 | ๐ŸŸฉ 144 ๐ŸŸจ 40 ๐ŸŸฅ 76 | 1.82

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Bury

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the side that secured a fourth consecutive victory last time out with Albert Evans coming in for his debut with Howard Spencer on international duty and Jimmy Crabtree returning after a one game absence in place of Fred Burton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.82 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 29.89 |

Youngest Player |
FB Albert Evans | 22.66 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |
F Johnny Campbell |

MANAGER

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Bury

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Owing to Whitehouse being rather weak he cleared with difficulty."

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