George Ramsay's Villa see their season take a further downturn with a heavy defeat to a club in the lower half of the table, as a result Villa remain in seventh with a game to play.
Scorer(s) | None |
Assists(s) | Not recorded
AT A GLANCE
Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #29 |
Manager Game | #316 |
Saturday, 16 April 1898
Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLDLL |
🟨 | 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
| 23.84 |
Oldest Player |
F Bob Chatt | 27.73 |
Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 19.54 |
Having conceded the title Villa make five changes from the team that lost to Wolves with Bert Sharp, Edmund Strange, Jack Cowan, Howard Harvey and Billy Garraty returning and Jimmy Cowan, Charlie Athersmith, Steve Smith and Fred Wheldon dropping out.
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’s season takes a further down turn with a heavy defeat to a club in the lower half of the table, as a result Villa remain in seventh with a game to play.
Midfielder Edmund Strange made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Langley St. Michael’s FC.
Forward Howard Harvey made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Burslem Port Vale for a fee of £50.
[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool)
Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool)
Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool)
HT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 0-4, (Liverpool)
FT Liverpool 4-0 Aston Villa
*The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser*
Monday, 18 April 1898
LIVERPOOL V. ASTON VILLA
At Anfield, before nearly 20,000 spectators. Liverpool had the best of the play at the start. Cleghorn passed nicely to Robertson who made off, and, though tackled by Evans, he eventually scored a fine goal.
Although playing against the wind and sun the home team had much the better of maters, for play was all in the visitors’ half.
Clever play by the home right led to Becton shooting grandly, but Whitehouse saved marvellously, and then Robertson centring in fine style, Walker headed a second goal.
The Liverpool forwards were in great style, and M’Cowie centred, and Morgan headed a third goal.
Liverpool led at the interval by three goals to none.
In the second half, smart work by M’Cowie and Walker enabled the latter to work well down, but offside spoiled at the finish.
The game became, very slow, Becton, however scored again from Robertson’s centre.
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