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Game #307

Aston Villa

Monday, 22 March 1897

Won

1st

WWDWW

Division One

Bolton Wanderers

Attendance: 8,000

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Aston Villa (Champions)

6-2

Bolton Wanderers

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Charlie Athersmith opened the floodgates as reigning Champions Villa's second half performance puts Bolton to the sword and extend their lead at the top of the First Division table to 7 points and a game in hand over second placed Sheffield United.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, opened the floodgates, Monday, 22 March 1897

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 22 March 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
17โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers)
Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers)
HT Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton Wanderers
62โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Charlie Athersmith
67โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Jack Reynolds
Goal, 3-2, Johnny Campbell, Assist by Steve Smith
72โ€™ Goal, 4-2, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 5-2, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 6-2, Jack Devey
FT Aston Villa 6-2 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa's second half performance puts Bolton to the sword and extend their lead at the top of the First Division table to 7 points and a game in hand over second placed Sheffield United.

Jeremiah Griffiths made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Bilston Town. Griffiths had made only 3 appearances
but each of those appearances came in a competition that Villa went on to win: the 1895-96 Football League season, the 1896-97 FA Cup and the 1896-97 Football League season.

Aston Villa

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

Bolton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Match | #26 |
Manager Game | #281 |
Monday, 22 March 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 6-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWDWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 281 | ๐ŸŸฉ 159 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.85

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Bolton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes to the team that qualified for the FA Cup final last time out with Harry Wilkes retuning in goal for Jimmy Whitehouse and Steve Smith replacing Jack Cowan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.43 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.26 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.59 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

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Bolton Wanderers

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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

"Amidst great cheering the pressure was maintained, and from a centre by Smith, Campbell shot the third goal and put Villa ahead. Then Wheldon added another, four goals having been scored in ten minutes Wheldon got a fifth, and the Villa won as below. Result; ASTON VILLA 6 goals. BOLTON WANDERERS 2 goals."

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