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Game #286

Saturday, 7 November 1896

Attendance: 4,000

Drew

Division One

4th

Bury

WWWWD

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

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.

Aston Villa (Champions)

1-1

Bury

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

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

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MATCH TIMELINE

[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

Bury

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bury

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Bury

All the matches refereed by:

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

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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 |

Bury

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

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

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 9 November 1896

ASTON VILLA v. BURY.
Bad weather was experienced at Perry Barr on Saturday.

Spencer was playing for the English team in Ireland, and Evans took his place in the Villa team.

About ten minutes from the start Athersmith opened the home score with beauty, and then the visitors began to put on a little. Plant proving very dangerous. Owing to Whitehouse being rather weak he cleared with difficulty. Bury, however, found the home backs equal to the emergency, and were gradually driven back to mid-field, when Mills securing looked like getting away. He was kept well in hand, and suddenly the homesters went off with rush, Athersmith giving the Bury custodian all he could manage.

Immediately afterwards Wheldon planted in a teaser, but he was ruled off side, a decision with which many did not agree. After this play quieted down. Once Wylie made a determined onslaught on the Villa defence, but Welford dealt with him nicely. Smith centred, but his effort was nullified by slow play.

About ten minutes from the interval Millar equalised.

The Score at half time was one goal each.

When the game was resumed play ruled as fast as one could expect upon a rain-soaked ground. Offside was given against Wheldon when was in likely position, and matters rather warm from free kick in the home favour, but the Villa did not improve upon it, Smith and Wheldon running the ball over between them when practically in the goal month. Directly after Athersmith, with clear field before him, shot the ball over.

Although the Villa did by far the most of the pressure, they lost themselves in front of goal in the most aggravating way. Smith played well up to a centre point, but the climax disappointed, Whitehouse once had to clear, but Bury were were seldom dangerous. They, however, succeeded in keeping the Villa in hand. The game was keenly contested to the end, Aston Villa, one; Bury, one.