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Game #290

Aston Villa

Saturday, 19 December 1896

Won

1st

DWWWW

Division One

Nottingham Forest

Attendance: 5,000

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Aston Villa (Champions)

3-2

Nottingham Forest

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Reynolds opened the scoring on his return to the side as reigning Champions Villa make it eight wins in ten games unbeaten to record their best ever League run, as a result they sat one point clear of second placed Bolton in the First Division table at the halfway point of their title defence.

KEY MAN

Jack Reynolds, opened the scoring on his return to the side, Saturday, 19 December 1896.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 December 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Jack Reynolds
Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest)
15โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest
Goal, 3-1, Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 3-2, (Nottingham Forest)
FT Aston Villa 3-2 Nottingham Forest

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa make it eight wins in ten games unbeaten to record their best ever League run, as a result they sat one point clear of second placed Bolton in the First Division table at the halfway point of their title defence.

Aston Villa

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

Nottingham Forest

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

Previous 5 vs. Forest: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #264 |
Saturday, 19 December 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 264 | ๐ŸŸฉ 148 ๐ŸŸจ 40 ๐ŸŸฅ 76 | 1.83

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Nottingham Forest

TEAM NEWS

In one change from the team that beat Blackburn last time out, Jack Reynolds returns after a 3 game absence in place of Johnny Campbell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.45 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.00 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.34 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |
F Bob Chatt |

MANAGER

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Nottingham Forest

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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

"Whitehouse making no attempt to save being under the impression that Forest had fouled, but the point was allowed."

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