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Game #349

Aston Villa

Saturday, 8 October 1898

Aston Villa

4-2

Preston North End

Division One

Preston North End

Villa Park

Attendance: 20,000

Won

4th

LWDDW

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Devey scored his fourth goal in 3 games as Villa record a third win in 6 to move them up to 4th place with 3 games in hand over early leaders and reigning Champions Sheffield United.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored his fourth goal in 3 games to send Villa fourth, Saturday, 8 October 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 October 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Preston North End)
Goal, 1-1, Jack Devey
Goal, 2-1, Jack Devey
Goal, 3-1, Jimmy Cowan
Goal, 3-2, (Preston North End)
HT Aston Villa 3-2 Preston North End)
Goal, 4-2, George Johnson
FT Aston Villa 4-2 Preston North End)

ON THIS DAY

Villa's third win in 6 moved them up to 4th place with 3 games in hand over early leaders and reigning Champions Sheffield United.

Aston Villa

Preston North End

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1889–90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Preston North End

Previous 5 vs. Preston: | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟥 | 🟩 |

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1898-99 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #323 |
Saturday, 8 October 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | H. Shelton. Nottingham |
FT Score | 4-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWDDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 323 | 🟩 181 🟨 51 🟥 91 | 1.84

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: H. Shelton

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

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TEAM NEWS

In one change from the team that drew with Newcastle last time out, Charlie Aston comes in to replace Ralph Gaudie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.66 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 31.81 |

Youngest Player |
FB Charlie Aston | 23.78 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Charlie Aston |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Jack Devey |
F George Johnson |
F Fred Wheldon |

MANAGER

E.H. Bahr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Preston North End

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MATCHDAY SQUAD BIOGRAPHIES

STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"In the closing moments the strangers played with desperation, but they failed to penetrate the home defence."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 10 October 1898

ASTON VILLA v. PRESTON NORTH END. ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR THE VILLA. Brilliant weather prevailed Birmingham Saturday, and a large crowd turned out Aston Lower Grounds to view this contest, there being fully 20,000 spectators present. North End only made one change in the eleven which performed so creditably against Notts Forest. Pratt standing out of the forward line on account of injuries, his place being taken by Brown. The home eleven was rearranged, Aston being tried at right back, while Bowman was pushed forward to the half-back division. Both teams were warmly received by the onlookers, and having won the toss the Deepdale men at once commenced to attack. Aston relieved, and Athersmith soon changed the venue, although he was too well shadowed by Tail to do anything dangerous. Halsall tested George with a beauty, and at this point the Deepdale forwards were playing with a marked precision, the home defence for a time sorely taxed. Murray and Halsall dribbled down the field beautifully, and swinging across to M’Intyre, the last named scored the first goal for Preston. This roused the homesters, and they soon visited M‘Bride, the Preston custodian conceding a comer from a well-directed shot by Athersmith. Johnson and Wheldon made hard attempts to equalise, but Tait and Dunn between them eventually got the ball away. North End were soon pestering George, and Evans gave a corner, which, however, proved of little service to the strangers. Smith was now conspicuous with an end-to-en