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Game #343

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 April 1898

Won

6th

LDLLW

Division One

Nottingham Forest

Attendance: 4,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-0

Nottingham Forest

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Steve Smith opened the scoring as Villa win their final game of the season but end their title defence in sixth place, nine points off champions Sheffield United.

KEY MAN

Steve Smith, opened the scoring, Saturday, 30 April 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 April 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, Charlie Aston, George Johnson
Goal, 1-0, Steve Smith, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 2-0, George Johnson
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Nottingham Forest
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Nottingham Forest

ON THIS DAY

Villa end their title defence in sixth place, nine points off champions Sheffield United.

Forward George Johnson made a goalscoring debut for Villa aged 26 after joining from Walsall for a fee of ยฃ300.

Full back Charlie Aston made his Villa debut aged 23 after joining from Walsall for a fee of ยฃ300.

Goalkeeper Jimmy Whitehouse made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before moving on to Bedminster FC. Whitehouse had won the 1896-97 League and Cup double with Villa just a season before.

Forward Bob Chatt made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Stockton FC. During his time with Villa Chatt had won the 1893-94 League, 1894-95 FA Cup, 1895-96 League and the 1896-97 League and Cup double.

Midfielder Fred Burton made his final appearance for Villa aged 29 before moving on to Bristol Eastville Rovers. During his time with Villa Burton had won the 1893-94 League, 1894-95 FA Cup, 1895-96 League and the 1896-97 League.

Forward James Fisher made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Glasgow Celtic.

Aston Villa

Nottingham Forest

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

Previous 5 vs. Forest: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Match | #30 |
Manager Game | #317 |
Saturday, 30 April 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Alfred Barker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hanley
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDLLW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 317 | ๐ŸŸฉ 178 ๐ŸŸจ 49 ๐ŸŸฅ 90 | 1.84

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alfred Barker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hanley

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Nottingham Forest

TEAM NEWS

Villa make 7 changes for the final game of what had proved to be a disappointing season with Tommy Bowman, Bert Sharp, Edmund Strange, Jack Sharp, Jack Cowan, Howard Harvey and Billy Garraty dropping out.

Jimmy Cowan, Fred Burton, Charlie Athersmith, Steve Smith, Fred Wheldon, Charlie Aston and George Johnson come in with the latter two making their debuts for the club.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.04 |

Oldest Player |
M Fred Burton | 29.93 |

Youngest Player |
F James Fisher | 21.36 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Charlie Aston |
FB Albert Evans |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F George Johnson |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |

MANAGER

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Nottingham Forest

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SUBSTITUTES

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SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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 ground was now dreadfully cut up and accurate play was an utter impossibility. "No further scoring took place, the result being - Aston Villa, two goals; Notts Forest, nil."

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