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Game #319

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 October 1897

Won

1st

WWLLW

Division One

Bolton Wanderers

Attendance: 20,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa (Champions)

3-2

Bolton Wanderers

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Sharp scored a brace on debut as reigning champions Villa won their first game in three matches.

KEY MAN

Jack Sharp, scored a brace on debut, Saturday, 2 October 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 October 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, Bert Sharp, Jack Sharp
1โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers)
Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers)
HT Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton Wanderers
Goal, 1-2, Jack Sharp, Assist by Fred Wheldon
Goal, 2-2, Jack Sharp
Goal, 3-2, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
FT Aston Villa 3-2 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

As reigning champions Villa won their first game in three matches, winger Jack Sharp scored his first goals for the club on his debut aged 19 after joining from Hereford Thistle. His brother, Bert Sharp, a Full Back, also made his debut aged 21 after joining from Hereford Thistle.

Aston Villa

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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #293 |
Saturday, 2 October 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Fred Bye, Sheffield |
FT Score | 3-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLLW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 293 | ๐ŸŸฉ 169 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 80 | 1.88

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Fred Bye

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Bolton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

James Fisher, Jimmy Crabtree and Howard Spencer (long term injury) drop out as Bert and Jack Sharp come in for their Villa debuts, also returning is Fred Burton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.89 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.79 |

Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 19.64 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
D Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

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

"From this the Villa pressed, but nothing more was done, and an exciting game ended: Aston Villa, three goals Bolton Wanderers, two."

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