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Game #2987

Aston Villa

0-2-2, 2 PTS

Lost

17th= (-1)

Saturday, 24 August 1968

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥

Division Two

Blackburn Rovers

Ewood Park

3-1-0, 7 PTS

Attendance: 12,666

Blackburn Rovers

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Another mixed goalkeeping performance from Colin Withers with excellence interspersed with two goal conceding mistakes. Villa lose for the second time in four winless games under Tommy Cummings to sit 17th in the table.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 24 August 1968

🥅 | 10’ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Malcolm Darling
🕒 | HT Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Aston Villa
💥 | 60' Villa reduced to 10-men due to treatment for injury to Fred Turnbull, no substitution made
🥅 | 62’ Goal, 0-2, (Blackburn Rovers), John Connelly
💥 | 63' Fred Turnbull returns to field of play
🔁 | 76' Sub off, Fred Turnbull, Sub on, John Chambers 🟢
🕒 | FT Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Cummings' Villa fail to score for the first time this season and have now gone eight games without a win as they make it two draws and two defeats in four division two games. Meanwhile, midfielder John Chambers made his Villa debut aged 18 after joining from school football in 1965.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Blackburn Rovers

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1927–28

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

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Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #4 |
Manager Game | #49 |
Saturday, 24 August 1968

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tommy Cummings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sunderland, 1967-1968
Referee: Norman Burtenshaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1962-1973
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tommy Cummings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 49 | 🟩 | 16 🟨 9 🟥 24 | 1.16

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Norman Burtenshaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1962-1973
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 24 February 1968, Villa 1-2 Birmingham, St Andrew's.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Cummings names the same line up for a third successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.41 |

Oldest Player |
GK Colin Withers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 28.45 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Greenhalgh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.52 |

MANAGER

Tommy Cummings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Colin Withers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Dick Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🚑 | 🔁 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mike Ferguson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Mitchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Brian Greenhalgh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Woodward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Eddie Quigley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Adam Blacklaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Billy Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dick Mulvaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Keith Newton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CH John Coddington | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
WH Barrie Hole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Stuart Metcalfe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Eamonn Rogers | 🇮🇪 |
W John Connelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Don Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Malcolm Darling | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M John Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | for CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 76' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Maurice Whittle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lew Chatterley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

🟢 M John Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT