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Game #2558

Aston Villa

13-5-2, 31 PTS

Won

1st (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 28 November 1959

Division Two

Scunthorpe United

Villa Park

5-7-7, 17 PTS

Attendance: 37,367

Aston Villa

5-0

Scunthorpe United

Assist(s) | Gerry Hitchens | 34' | Peter McParland | 43' | 79' | Jimmy MacEwan | 62' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it twenty one goals in three games and open up a three point lead at the top of the second division table. Up next is second placed Rotherham and a chance to extend the lead to five points. Joe Mercer had set a target of 30 points by Christmas to be sure Villa were on track for promotion, they were now on 31 points, it was 28 November.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, made it ten in three games as Villa hammer Scunthorpe, Saturday, 28 November 1959.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 28 November 1959

⚽ | 28' Goal, 1-0, Peter McParland
⚽ | 34' Goal, 2-0, Peter McParland, Assist by Gerry Hitchens
⚽ | 43' Goal, 3-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Peter McParland
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 3-0 Scunthorpe United
⚽ | 62' Goal, 4-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
⚽ | 79' Goal, 5-0, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Peter McParland
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-0 Scunthorpe United

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa continue their extraordinary season as they record a second successive 5-0 win, following on from their 11-1 annihilation of Charlton to make it twenty one goals in three games and thirteen wins, five draws and two defeats in twenty 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

Scunthorpe United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Scunthorpe United

Previous 5 vs. Scunthorpe: None

PREVIOUS MATCH

None

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #48 |
Saturday, 28 November 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Gilbert Pullin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, -1961
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 45 | 🟩 | 22 🟨 10 🟥 13 | 1.69

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gilbert Pullin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Scunthorpe United

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names the same line up for the sixth consecutive game and which has now been fielded in fourteen of the last sixteen fixtures.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.72 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.47 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 22.70 |

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

Frank Soo | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Scunthorpe United

GK Ivor Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Jack Brownsword | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brian Heward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Len Sharpe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis John | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Jack Marriott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Martin Bakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Jack Haigh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Peter Donnelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Barrie Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Harry Middleton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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Scunthorpe 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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