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🟩 30 Apr 1898, Villa 2-0 Forest, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Steve Smith | George Johnson |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

6th

Division One

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Alfred Barker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hanley
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDLLW |

Team

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 |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ 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

🟥 16 Apr 1898, Villa 0-4 Liverpool, Anfield

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

7th

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLDLL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Edmund Strange |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |
CF Billy Garraty |

Match Timeline

[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

🟥 11 Apr 1898, Villa 1-2 Wolves, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

7th

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLDL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
F James Fisher |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[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

🟨 2 Apr 1898, Villa 1-1 Stoke, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jack Sharp |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

5th

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Charles Sutcliffe, Burnley |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWWLD |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Edmund Strange |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F James Fisher |
F Bob Chatt |
CF Billy Garraty |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, Edmund Strange, Billy Garraty
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Stoke
Player retired injured (Stoke)
Goal, 1-0, Jack Sharp, Assist by Jack Cowan
Goal, 1-1, (Stoke)
Stoke return to full complement
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Stoke

🟥 26 Mar 1898, Villa 1-3 Forest, Town Ground

Scorer(s) | James Fisher |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

4th

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | T. Armitt, Leek |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWWWL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
20’ Goal, 0-1, (Nottingham Forest)
Goal, 0-2, (Nottingham Forest)
Goal, 0-3, (Nottingham Forest)
Missed penalty, James Fisher
HT Nottingham Forest 3-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-3, James Fisher
FT Nottingham Forest 3-1 Aston Villa

🟩 12 Mar 1898, Villa 2-1 Bury, Gigg Lane

Scorer(s) | Jack Sharp | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

4th

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWWW |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
30’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Sharp, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Bury 0-1 Aston Villa
52’ Goal, 1-1, (Bury)
57’ Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon
FT Bury 1-2 Aston Villa

🟩 5 Mar 1898, Villa 4-1 Derby, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Steve Smith | 15’ | James Fisher | Jack Sharp | Jack Sharp |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

5th

Division One

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Alfred Barker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hanley
FT Score | 4-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLLWW |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |
F Howard Harvey |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
15’ Goal, 1-0, Steve Smith
Goal, 2-0, James Fisher
Goal, 3-0, Jack Sharp
HT Aston Villa 3-0 Derby County
Goal, 4-0, Jack Sharp
Goal, 4-1, (Derby County)
FT Aston Villa 4-1 Derby County

🟩 5 Feb 1898, Villa 4-0 Preston, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jimmy Suddick | Fred Wheldon | Charlie Athersmith | Jack Sharp |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

4th

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | J.H. Strawson, Lincoln |
FT Score | 4-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLLLW |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
F Bob Chatt |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
F Jimmy Suddick |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Jimmy Suddick
Goal, 2-0, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 3-0, Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 3-0 Preston North End
Goal, 4-0, Jack Sharp
FT Aston Villa 4-0 Preston North End

🟥 29 Jan 1898, Villa 0-1 Derby, Baseball Ground

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st Round

FA Cup

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Alfred Barker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hanley
FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLLLL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
HT Derby County 0-0 Aston Villa
51’ Goal, 0-1, (Derby County)
FT Derby County 1-0 Aston Villa

🟥 22 Jan 1898, Villa 1-3 Derby, Baseball Ground

Scorer(s) | Bert Sharp |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

5th

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LDLLL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
F Howard Harvey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Derby County)
Goal, 1-1, Bert Sharp
Goal, 1-2, (Derby County)
HT Derby County 2-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-3, (Derby County)
FT Derby County 3-1 Aston Villa

🟥 15 Jan 1898, Villa 1-2 Sheffield United, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon (pen) |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

4th

Division One

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: John Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLDLL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Howard Harvey |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Player retired injured (Sheffield United)
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon (pen)
Sheffield United return to full complement
80’ Goal, 1-1, (Sheffield United)
89’ Goal, 1-2, (Sheffield United)
FT Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield United

🟥 8 Jan 1898, Villa 0-1 Sheffield United, Bramall Lane

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDLDL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
23’ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United)
HT Sheffield United 1-0 Aston Villa
FT Sheffield United 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 27 Dec 1897, Villa 1-1 Wolves, Molineux

Scorer(s) | Charlie Athersmith |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWDLD |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
15’ Goal, 1-0, Charlie Athersmith
HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa

🟥 25 Dec 1897, Villa 1-2 Everton, Goodison Park

Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWWDL |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Everton)
Goal, 0-2, (Everton)
HT Everton 2-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-2, Fred Wheldon
FT Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 18 Dec 1897, Villa 0-0 Stoke, Victoria Ground

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLWWD |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F James Fisher |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

HT Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa
FT Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

🟩 11 Dec 1897, Villa 5-1 Blackburn, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jimmy Crabtree | 30’ | Fred Wheldon | Charlie Athersmith | Jimmy Cowan | Jack Cowan |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st=

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | T. Armitt, Leek |
FT Score | 5-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWLWW |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F James Fisher |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
15’ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers)
30’ Goal, 1-1, Jimmy Crabtree
Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
Goal, 3-1, Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 4-1, Jimmy Cowan
Goal, 5-1, Jack Cowan
FT Aston Villa 5-1 Blackburn Rovers

🟩 27 Nov 1897, Villa 4-3 Sunderland, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Howard Harvey | Fred Wheldon (pen) | Howard Harvey | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 4-3 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWLW |

Team

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F Jimmy Suddick |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, Tommy Bowman, Howard Harvey, Jimmy Suddick
4’ Goal, 1-0, Howard Harvey
7’ Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland)
Goal, 1-2, (Sunderland)
HT Aston Villa 1-2 Sunderland
52’ Goal, 2-2, Fred Wheldon (pen)
53’ Goal, 2-3, (Sunderland)
Goal, 3-3, Howard Harvey
81’ Goal, 4-3, Fred Wheldon
FT Aston Villa 4-3 Sunderland

🟥 20 Nov 1897, Villa 0-2 Bolton, Burnden Park

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWLWL |

Team

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
20’ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers)
Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers)
HT Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Aston Villa
FT Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Aston Villa

🟩 13 Nov 1897, Villa 3-0 Everton, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon (pen) | Fred Wheldon | Jack Sharp |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Arthur Kingscott, Derby |
FT Score | 3-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDWLW |

Team

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Player retired injured, Jack Sharp
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon (pen)
Goal, 2-0, Fred Wheldon
Villa return to full complement
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Everton
60’ Goal, 3-0, Jack Sharp
FT Aston Villa 3-0 Everton

🟥 6 Nov 1897, Villa 1-3 Preston, Deepdale

Scorer(s) | Charlie Athersmith |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Aaron Scragg, Crewe |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWDWL |

Team

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Fred Burton |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F James Fisher |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Preston North End), Bert Sharp o.g.
Goal, 0-2, (Preston North End)
Goal, 1-2, Charlie Athersmith
HT Preston North End 2-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-3, (Preston North End)
FT Preston North End 3-1 Aston Villa

🟩 30 Oct 1897, Villa 3-1 Liverpool, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon | 25’ | Charlie Athersmith | Jack Devey |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDWDW |

Team

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
25’ Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 2-0, Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Liverpool
75’ Goal, 2-1, (Liverpool)
Goal, 3-1, Jack Devey
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Liverpool

🟨 23 Oct 1897, Villa 0-0 Sunderland, Newcastle Road

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWDWD |

Team

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

HT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
FT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa

🟩 16 Oct 1897, Villa 4-2 Notts County, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jack Devey | 12’ | Jack Sharp | 13’ | Fred Wheldon | Jack Sharp |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Mr. Gilchrist (Manchester) |
FT Score | 4-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWDW |

Team

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
12’ Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey
13’ Goal, 2-0, Jack Sharp
Goal, 3-0, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 3-1, (Notts County)
HT Aston Villa 3-1 Notts County
Goal, 3-2, (Notts County, pen)
Goal, 4-2, Jack Sharp
FT Aston Villa 4-2 Notts County

🟨 9 Oct 1897, Villa 1-1 Albion, Stoney Lane

Scorer(s) | Jack Sharp |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLLWD |

Team

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, Billy George
Player retired injured, Jack Devey
HT West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-0, Jack Sharp
Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
FT West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Aston Villa

🟩 2 Oct 1897, Villa 3-2 Bolton, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jack Sharp | Jack Sharp | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Fred Bye, Sheffield |
FT Score | 3-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLLW |

Team

GK Harry Wilkes |
D Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, Bert Sharp, Jack Sharp
1’ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers)
Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers)
HT Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton Wanderers
Goal, 1-2, Jack Sharp, Assist by Fred Wheldon
Goal, 2-2, Jack Sharp
Goal, 3-2, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
FT Aston Villa 3-2 Bolton Wanderers

🟥 27 Sep 1897, Villa 0-3 Wednesday, Olive Grove

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

n/a

Division One

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

Team

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F James Fisher |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
40’ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield Wednesday)
HT Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 0-2, (Sheffield Wednesday)
Goal, 0-3, (Sheffield Wednesday)
FT Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Aston Villa

🟥 25 Sep 1897, Villa 3-4 Blackburn, Ewood Park

Scorer(s) | Jack Cowan | Fred Wheldon (pen) | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Mr. Tomlinson, Sheffield |
FT Score | 3-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

Team

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F James Fisher |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
HT Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers)
Goal, 1-1, Jack Cowan
Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon (pen)
Goal, 2-2, (Blackburn Rovers)
Goal, 2-3, (Blackburn Rovers)
Goal, 3-3, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 3-4, (Blackburn Rovers)
FT Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Aston Villa

🟩 18 Sep 1897, Villa 3-1 Bury, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | James Fisher | 15’ | James Fisher | Fred Wheldon |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

1st

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | J. West, Lincoln |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

Team

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F James Fisher |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
15’ Goal, 1-0, James Fisher
Goal, 1-1, (Bury), Howard Spencer o.g.
Goal, 2-1, James Fisher
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Bury
Goal, 3-1, Fred Wheldon
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Bury

🟩 11 Sep 1897, Villa 3-2 Notts County, Trent Bridge

Scorer(s) | Jimmy Cowan | Jack Devey | Jimmy Cowan |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

2nd

Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Fred Bye, Sheffield |
FT Score | 3-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F James Fisher |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Jimmy Cowan, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 1-1, (Notts County)
Goal, 1-2, (Notts County)
HT Notts County 2-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-2, Jack Devey, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 3-2, Jimmy Cowan
FT Notts County 2-3 Aston Villa

🟩 4 Sep 1897, Villa 4-3 Albion, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Fred Wheldon | Fred Wheldon | Fred Wheldon | James Fisher |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

n/a

Division One

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: John Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn
FT Score | 4-3 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F James Fisher |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon, Assist by James Fisher
Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by James Fisher
HT Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
Goal, 3-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 3-2, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 3-3, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 4-3, James Fisher
FT Aston Villa 4-3 West Bromwich Albion

🟩 1 Sep 1897, Villa 5-2 Wednesday, Villa Park

Scorer(s) | Jack Cowan | Fred Wheldon | Fred Wheldon | Fred Wheldon | Charlie Athersmith |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

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Division One

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 5-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

Team

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F James Fisher |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

Match Timeline

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Debut, James Fisher
Goal, 1-0, Jack Cowan, Assist by James Fisher
Goal, 1-1, (Sheffield Wednesday)
Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Goal, 3-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 4-1, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 4-2, (Sheffield Wednesday)
Goal, 5-2, Charlie Athersmith
FT Aston Villa 5-2 Sheffield Wednesday

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