League matches

Aston Villa v Liverpool 3-1 (League match: October 30, 1897)

October 30, 1897
Match: Football League, First Division, at Villa Park, kick-off: 15:00.
Aston Villa – Liverpool 3-1 (2-0).
Attendance: 25,000.
Referee: Mr. J. Cowley.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Billy George; Bert Sharp, Albert Evans; Frank Burton, Jimmy Cowan, Jimmy Crabtree; Charles Athersmith, Jack Devey, Jack Sharp, Fred Wheldon, John Cowan.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer; Matt McQueen, Tom Wilkie; John McCartney (C), Thomas Cleghorn, John Holmes; Robert Marshall, William Walker, Daniel Cunliffe, Andy McCowie, Harry Bradshaw.
The goals: 1-0 Wheldon (20 min.), 2-0 Athersmith (43 min.), 2-1 Bradshaw (75 min.), 3-1 Devey.

Match reports from Sheffield Evening Telegraph, Saturday, October 30 – 1897:

1897 Villa away 1 1897 Villa away 2

Jimmy Crabtree, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: February 3, 1895):

Charles Athersmith, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: November 6, 1892):

Jack Devey, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: March 24, 1895):

Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):


Frank Wheldon.
Frank Wheldon

Villa Park.
Villa Park

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