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Game #338

Aston Villa

Saturday, 12 March 1898

Won

4th

LLWWW

Division One

Bury

Attendance: 9,000

Gigg Lane

Bury

1-2

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored the winner as reigning Champions Villa record their third successive win and climb back to 4th in the table but despite having a game in hand they are 6 points behind League leaders Sheffield United with just 10 points to play for.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored the winner, Saturday, 12 March 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 12 March 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
30โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jack Sharp, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Bury 0-1 Aston Villa
52โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Bury)
57โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon
FT Bury 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa record their third successive win and climb back to 4th in the table but despite having a game in hand they are 6 points behind League leaders Sheffield United with just 10 points to play for.

Aston Villa

Bury

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bury

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #312 |
Saturday, 12 March 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 312 | ๐ŸŸฉ 177 ๐ŸŸจ 48 ๐ŸŸฅ 87 | 1.86

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Bury

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the team that beat Derby last time out with Charlie Athersmith and Fred Wheldon returning as Jack Cowan and Howard Harvey drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.12 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 29.42 |

Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 20.08 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |
F Fred Wheldon |

MANAGER

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Bury

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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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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

"The Villa combination was superb, and Bury were kept continually on the defensive and lost."

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