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.
Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon |
Assists(s) | Not recorded
AT A GLANCE
Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #315 |
Monday, 11 April 1898
Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLDL |
🟨 | 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
Starting XI Average Age
| 25.20 |
Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 29.50 |
Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 20.16 |
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.
George Ramsay led Management Committee
No Substitutions permitted in period
No Substitutions permitted in period
ex: Also played for the Villa
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.
[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
*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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