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Game #304

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 10 March 1897

Won

n/a

WDDWW

FA Cup 3rd Round 2nd Replay

Attendance: 22,000

Preston North End

Bramall Lane

Charlie Athersmith scored a brace to finally see off Preston to set up a second FA Cup semi final in three seasons and now were 10 games unbeaten for the second time this campaign.

Aston Villa

3-2

Preston North End

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, scored a brace to finally see off Preston, Wednesday, 10 March 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 10 March 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
39โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Charlie Athersmith, Assist by Jack Cowan
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Preston North End
52โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Johnny Campbell, Assist by Jack Devey
Goal, 2-1, (Preston North End)
77โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 3-2, (Preston North End)
FT Aston Villa 3-2 Preston North End

ON THIS DAY

Villa finally disposed with Preston to set up a second FA Cup semi final in three seasons and now were 10 games unbeaten for the second time this campaign.

Aston Villa

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

Preston North End

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1889โ€“90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Preston North End

Previous 5 vs. Preston: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #29 |
Manager Game | #278 |
Wednesday, 10 March 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 278 | ๐ŸŸฉ 157 ๐ŸŸจ 43 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.85

Career Form:

Top 4

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Preston North End

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that beat Forest last time out in an attempt to finally settle this tie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.75 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.22 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.56 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

E.H. Bahr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Jack Cowan |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Jack Devey |

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 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:

โ€‹

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Play ruled very fast and was much more exciting than in the first half, and with only thirteen minutes to play Athersmith scored the third point for the Villa."

*The Sporting Life*
Thursday, 11 March 1897

FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUP. THIRD ROUND.
REPLAYED TIE.
PRESTON NORTH END v. ASTON VILLA.

After having had two severe struggles for supremacy, and played two drawn games, it was only natural that a lot interest was evinced in their third meeting, which took place yesterday afternoon at Bramall Grounds, Sheffield. The weather was of the most delightful character, and the large local crowd was considerably augmented by the large influx of excursionists from Birmingham and the districts adjacent to Sheffield.

With the single exception that Holmes took the place of Tait at right full back, the teams were exactly the same as played a drawn game at Birmingham Saturday last.

The Villans at once went away with rare dash and resolution, and the North End backs and goal keeper were quickly busy. On the other hand the North End forward division played a weak game, and seldom penetrated beyond the Villa half back division, with the result that during the first twenty-six minutes Wilkes had really nothing to do.

Trainer had a lot of work to get through, but he managed it well, as within one minute of the game he had saved no less than four times.

When play had progressed thirty nine minutes John Cowan, on the extreme left, banged the ball across to Athersmith, who headed the first goal for the Villa, who at the interval led by one goal to nil.

Crossing over, the Villa were at once the aggressors, and after seven minutes' play Athersmith passed to Devey, who in turn gave Campbell possession, and the latter put the ball past Trainer.

From the kick-off the ball was taken to the Villa end, and a corner accrued to North End which was well directed Saunders, and in the scrummage which ensued in front of the Villa goal the ball was headed through.

Play ruled very fast and was much more exciting than in the first half, and with only thirteen minutes to play Athersmith scored the third point for the Villa, and after Wilkes had with great difficulty tipped one over the bar from Pratt. The corner was taken by Smith, who placed the ball near to Stevenson, and he put on the second goal for North End, the Villains thus qualifying for the semi final with the scoreโ€”Aston Villa, three-goals; Preston North-End, two goals.

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