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Game #2548

Aston Villa

8-1-1, 17 PTS

Won

1st (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 26 September 1959

Division Two

Leyton Orient

Villa Park

4-3-3, 11 PTS

Attendance: 39,467

Aston Villa

1-0

Leyton Orient

Assist(s) | Pat Saward | 67' |

MATCH SUMMARY

An ultra defensive Orient make life hard but Villa again find a way to win to make it eight wins in 10 second division games and retain their two point lead at the top of the table.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored to help Villa win five consecutive League games for the first time since 1931, Saturday, 26 September 1959.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 26 September 1959

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Orient
⚽ | 67' Goal, 1-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Pat Saward
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Orient

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa extend their unbeaten run to eight as they win five consecutive League games proper for the first time since March 1931 to make it eight wins, a draw and a defeat in ten division two games so far this season as their excellent start to life in the second tier continues.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1956-57

Leyton Orient

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leyton Orient

Previous 5 vs. Orient: 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Match | #10 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Saturday, 26 September 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: George McCabe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1954-1969
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 35 | 🟩 | 17 🟨 6 🟥 12 | 1.63

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George McCabe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1954-1969
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Leyton Orient

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names the same line up for the seventh consecutive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.55 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.29 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 22.53 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Pat Saward | 🇮🇪 | 🔥 |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Les Gore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Leyton Orient

GK Dave Groombridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Eddie Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Sid Bishop | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LH Cyril Lea 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Joe Elwood | 🇬🇧 |
W George Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
IF Peter Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Eddie Baily | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ken Facey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Eddy Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Tommy Johnston | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

SQUAD STATS

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Orient XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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