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Game #2566

Aston Villa

18-6-3, 42 PTS

Saturday, 16 January 1960

Won

1st (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division Two

Bristol Rovers

Attendance: 29,110

Villa Park

8-8-10, 24 PTS

Aston Villa

4-1

Bristol Rovers

Assist(s) | Peter McParland | 40' | 75' | Gerry Hitchens | 54' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa, flying along nicely, record yet another win in their quest for promotion, remain top, four clear of second placed cardiff, seven ahead of Rotherham in third, and nine more than Boro in fourth. Up next is mid table Ipswich, at team who Villa are unbeaten against in their three meetings to date.

KEY MAN

Bobby Thomson, scored his second brace in two games as Villa make it eighteen League wins for the season, Saturday, 16 January 1960.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 January 1960

โšฝ | 40' Goal, 1-0, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Peter McParland
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol Rovers
โšฝ | 54' Goal, 2-0, Jimmy Adam, Assist by Gerry Hitchens
๐Ÿฅ… | 66' Goal, 2-1, (Bristol Rovers), Geoff Bradford
โšฝ | 75' Goal, 3-1, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Peter McParland
โšฝ | 86' Goal, 4-1, Vic Crowe
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Bristol Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa return to League action and extend their unbeaten run to seven, winning for the sixth time over that period to make it eighteen wins, six draws and three defeats, all away, in twenty seven division two games so far this season as their excellent progress towards promotion from the second tier continues.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1956-57

Bristol Rovers

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bristol Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Bristol Rovers: ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #56 |
Saturday, 16 January 1960

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Ernest Crawford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, -1965
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 53 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 28 ๐ŸŸจ 11 ๐ŸŸฅ 14 | 1.79

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ernest Crawford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Doncaster, -1965
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Bristol Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Adam and Johnny Dixon replace Jimmy MacEwan and Ron Wylie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.54 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 36.13 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 22.84 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB John Neal | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Stan Lynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Pat Saward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Jimmy Adam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gerry Hitchens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Johnny Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Bert Tann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Bristol Rovers

GK Malcolm Norman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Doug Hillard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D John Frowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Josser Watling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
WH Norman Sykes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Mabbutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Hooper | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W George Petherbridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
IF Dai Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Alfie Biggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Geoff Bradford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Rovers XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Ron Wylie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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 Halfโ€จ

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT