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Game #2536

Monday, 20 April 1959

Attendance: 18,953

Lost

Division One

21st (-)

Nottingham Forest

DLLDL

City Ground

Nottingham Forest

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None |

KEY MAN

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ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa without a win in seven, suffer a fifth defeat over the period to make it eleven wins, six draws and twenty three losses in forty division one games with just two games left to play and a tight relegation fight reaching its seemingly inevitable end.

Meanwhile, full back Peter Aldis made his final appearance for Villa aged 32 before moving to Hinckley Athletic in July 1960.

Aldis played for Villa between 1950-51 and 1958-59 making 296 appearances and scoring once.

Also appearing for the final time was Les Smith who made his final Villa appearance aged 31 before retiring from injury.

Smith played for Villa between 1955-56 and 1958-59 making 130 appearances and scoring 25 goals.

Aston Villa

Nottingham Forest

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

Previous 5 vs. Forest: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #40 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Monday, 20 April 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |
Last 5 Games | DLLDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Nottingham Forest

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Gerry Hitchens replaces Billy Myerscough.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.92 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | 35.38 |

Youngest Player |
F Gerry Hitchens | 24.55 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Joe Mercer

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB Peter Aldis |
FB Doug Winton |
CB Jimmy Dugdale |
M Vic Crowe |
W Les Smith |
F Ron Wylie |
F Jackie Sewell |
F Peter McParland |
F Gerry Hitchens |
F Johnny Dixon |

Nottingham Forest

Thomson, Watson, Thomas, Gray, McDonald, Burkitt, Quigley, Whitefoot, Imlach (g), Wilson, Dwight (g). Manager: Billy Walker.

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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