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Game #324

Aston Villa

Saturday, 6 November 1897

Lost

2nd

DWDWL

Division One

Preston North End

Attendance: 5,000

Deepdale

Preston North End

3-1

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Charlie Athersmith's second goal in two games is just a consolation as reigning Champions Villa lose for the first time in 6 games as their title defence takes a hit.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, second goal in two games just a consolation, Saturday, 6 November 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 November 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Preston North End), Bert Sharp o.g.
Goal, 0-2, (Preston North End)
Goal, 1-2, Charlie Athersmith
HT Preston North End 2-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-3, (Preston North End)
FT Preston North End 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa lose for the first time in 6 games as their title defence takes a hit.

Aston Villa

Preston North End

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Preston North End

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #298 |
Saturday, 6 November 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Aaron Scragg, Crewe |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWDWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 298 | ๐ŸŸฉ 171 ๐ŸŸจ 46 ๐ŸŸฅ 81 | 1.88

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Aaron Scragg

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Preston North End

TEAM NEWS

In one change from the team that beat Liverpool last time out, James Fisher comes in for Fred Wheldon (Representative duty).

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.20 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.88 |

Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 19.74 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Fred Burton |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F James Fisher |

MANAGER

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

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Preston North End

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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

"In the second half the Prestonians time after time got down, but could not do what they wanted, until at length Hassall scored a third goal with a rattling shot. This quite upset the Villa, and they fell to bits. They at times showed some good work, but they never once got properly together, and had to retire defeated three goals to one."

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