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Game #340

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 April 1898

Drew

5th

WWWLD

Division One

Stoke

Attendance: 8,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa (Champions)

1-1

Stoke

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Harry Wilkes, Villaโ€™s former League winning โ€˜keeper lined up for Stoke as George Ramsay's reigning champions can only draw and thereby render their title defence over. With three games left to play, Sheffield United are 7 points clear with Villa back in 5th place. Villa however remain reigning League Champions as the destination of the 1897-98 title remains to be decided.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 April 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, Edmund Strange, Billy Garraty
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Stoke
Player retired injured (Stoke)
Goal, 1-0, Jack Sharp, Assist by Jack Cowan
Goal, 1-1, (Stoke)
Stoke return to full complement
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Stoke

ON THIS DAY

Harry Wilkes, Villaโ€™s former League winning โ€˜keeper lined up for Stoke as the reigning champions can only draw and thereby render their title defence over. With three games left to play, Sheffield United are 7 points clear with Villa back in 5th place. Villa however remain reigning League Champions as the destination of the 1897-98 title remains to be decided.

Midfielder Edmund Strange made his Villa debut aged 27 after joining from Unity Gas FC.

Centre forward Billy Garraty made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining from Aston Shakespeare.

Aston Villa

Stoke

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #314 |
Saturday, 2 April 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Charles Sutcliffe, Burnley |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWWLD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 314 | ๐ŸŸฉ 177 ๐ŸŸจ 49 ๐ŸŸฅ 88 | 1.85

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Charles Sutcliffe

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Stoke

TEAM NEWS

Villa make changes all round and as a result field their youngest XI of the season with an average age of 23.80.

Jimmy Cowan drops out, as does Fred Wheldon, Jimmy Crabtree, Charlie Athersmith who are all on International duty whilst Steve Smith also misses out.

Bert Sharp, Jack Cowan and Howard Harvey return whilst Villa hand debuts to Edmund Strange and future great Billy Garraty.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.80 |

Oldest Player |
F Bob Chatt | 27.69 |

Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 19.50 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Edmund Strange |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F James Fisher |
F Bob Chatt |
CF Billy Garraty |

MANAGER

Horace Austerberry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Stoke

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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

"The colours of both clubs are very much alike and some confusion was occasioned through this in the first half. Aston Villa, after the brief rest, returned to the field arrayed in white jerseys."

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