Game #886

1911-12

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Division One

Sheffield Wednesday

Owlerton Stadium

Attendance: 20,000

Saturday, 24 February 1912

Billy Gerrish, made his final appearance for Villa in a second successive 0-3 defeat.

Wednesday

3-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None |

Assist(s) | None

AT A GLANCE

Game #886

Season | 1911-12 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #860 |
Saturday, 24 February 1912

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLDLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

🟨 | 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

Not recorded

TEAM NEWS

Chris Buckley, Charlie Wallace, Billy Gerrish, Freddie Miles and Jimmy Birch replace Tom Lyons, Frank Mann, Harry Hampton, Horace Henshall and Sammy Whittaker.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Management Committee | Club Secretary | George Ramsay

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Brendel Anstey |
CB Chris Buckley |
LB Tommy Weston |
LB Jock Logan |
FB Freddie Miles |
M George Tranter |
W Charlie Wallace |
F Billy Gerrish |
F Joe Bache |
F Clem Stephenson |
F Jimmy Birch |

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 suffer successive 0-3 reverses as they succumb to their obligatory annual defeat at the Owlerton to make it ten wins, seven draws and ten defeats in twenty seven division one games so far this season.

Meanwhile, forward Billy Gerrish made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Preston North End in August 1912. Gerrish had made 59 appearances and scored 18 goals across his three seasons with the club with his standout season coming in the title winning campaign of 1909-10 when he hit fifteen goals in 39 games.

Tragically Billy was killed in action - like so many others - in the senseless conflict of WWI aged just 31.

Also making their final appearance was forward Jimmy Birch aged 24 who had represented Villa on three occasions before moving on to Queens Park Rangers in June 1912.

Billy Gerrish, made his final appearance for Villa in a second successive 0-3 defeat, Saturday, 24 February 1912.

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MATCH TIMELINE

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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