Walter Ashmore

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Walter Ashmore
Personal information
Full name Walter William Ashmore
Date of birth October – December 1861
Place of birth Smethwick, England
Date of death 1940 (aged 78–79)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1888–1889 Aston Villa 1 (0)
Aston Unity F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Walter Ashmore (1861–1940) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Aston Villa.[1][2]

Born between 1 October 1861 and 31 December 1861, Walter Ashmore first came to prominence in the West Midlands when he signed for West Bromwich Standard FC in 1886. He spent a couple of seasons with Standard and then moved to Aston Villa as a reserve goalkeeper for Jimmy Warner. Walter Ashmore, playing in goal, made his League debut on 22 September 1888, at Wellington Road the then home of Aston Villa. The visitors were Everton and the home team won the match 2—1. Walter Ashmore appeared in one of the 22 League matches played by Aston Villa during the 1888–89 season. As a goalkeeper (one appearance) he played in a defence-line that restricted the opposition to one-League-goal-in-a-match once.[3][4]

Ashmore left Villa in 1889 and joined Aston Unity, to play football. However, one source states that Walter Ashmore played cricket for Unity. Aston Unity was and still is a cricket Club in 2018.[5][6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. p. 13. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "FreeBMD". Retrieved 2018-04-15. 
  3. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 2018-04-15.  (registration & fee required)
  4. ^ Matthews, Tony (2004). The Who's Who of Aston Villa. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 1 84018 821 9. 
  5. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 2018-04-15.  (registration & fee required)
  6. ^ Matthews, Tony (2004). The Who's Who of Aston Villa. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 1 84018 821 9.