Game #341

1897-98

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Position:

7th

Division One

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 9,000

Monday, 11 April 1898

Fred Wheldon scored an equaliser but Villa go into the game having officially lost the Championship to Sheffield United and losing by the odd goal in three to Wolves, they drop to a season low of seventh but have games in hand to improve their final League placing.

Aston Villa

1-2

Wolves

Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #341

Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #315 |
Monday, 11 April 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.20 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 29.50 |

Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 20.16 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make 5 changes from the team that could only draw with Stoke last time out. Jimmy Cowan, Jimmy Crabtree, Charlie Athersmith, Steve Smith and Fred Wheldon return with Bert Sharp, Edmund Strange, Jack Cowan, Howard Harvey and Billy Garraty making way.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

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

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa go into the game having officially lost the Championship to Sheffield United and losing by the odd goal in three to Wolves, they drop to a season low of seventh but have games in hand to improve their final League placing.

Fred Wheldon, equaliser to no avail, Monday, 11 April 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Goal, 1-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Goal, 1-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
FT Aston Villa 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*The Sheffield Independent*
Tuesday, 12 April 1898

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V. ASTON VILLA

At Aston, in shocking weather, before 9,000 spectators, on heavy ground. Both teams played their full strength. The Villa kicked off against the wind. Wolverhampton attacked strongly, and Wood Scored.

Play was carried from end to end though accurate shooting was out of the question. The Villa pressed but Harris cleared nicely. Returning to the attack, Wheldon headed through from Athersmith’s centre.

Even play followed until half time.

Restarting, the Wolves attacked and the Villa retaliated. Fisher sent in a hot shot. Harris saved brilliantly, and Athersmith centred to Sharp, who failed to score a few yards from goal.

The Wolves raced away, and Cowan missed badly, and Wood scored.

A regular scrimmage in goal occurred. Whitehouse saved and amidst tremendous excitement the game ended with the score Wolverhampton, 2 goals; Aston Villa, 1 goal.

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