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Game #3023

Saturday, 15 March 1969

Attendance: 27,624

Drew

Division Two

11th= (-)

Blackburn Rovers

DWDDD

Villa Park

Villa failed to win for the first time in nine home games and draw for the third successive League game to leave them with seven wins in twelve second division matches under Tommy Docherty and just one defeat. As a result Villa miss out on a top ten position and remain joint eleventh alongside their opponents nine points clear of the relegation places.

Aston Villa

1-1

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Not recorded |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

39โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dave Simmons
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
80โ€™ Sub off, Barrie Hole, Sub on, Peter Broadbent
83โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Blackburn Rovers), John Connelly
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Docherty's Villa now have one League defeat in twelve matches and seven wins under his stewardship but have now not won in three to make it ten wins, twelve draws and thirteen defeats in thirty five division two games so far this season. As a result Villa had now risen to 13th in Division Two having been adrift at the bottom in 22nd place when Docherty took over in December 1968.

Aston Villa

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1927โ€“28

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Match | #35 |
Manager Game #16
Saturday, 15 March 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Docherty |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | DWDDD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

None

Unknown

TEAM NEWS

Dave Simmons and Dick Edwards replace Keith Bradley and Lionel Martin.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.12 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 26.89 |

Youngest Player |
F Dave Simmons | 20.40 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty

Aston Villa

GK John Dunn |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Brian Tiler |
CB Fred Turnbull |
D Dick Edwards |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Barry Hole |
M Willie Anderson |
M Dave Rudge |
M Mike Ferguson |
F Dave Simmons |

Blackburn Rovers

Blacklaw, Wilson, Calloway, Newton, Coddington, Mulvaney, Metcalfe, Darling, Fryatt, Rogers, Connelly (g).

Manager: Eddie Quigley.

SUBSTITUTES

F Peter Broadbent for M Barrie Hole | 80' |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Lionel Martin
Brian Godfrey

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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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"We had a gate of 27,000 and it was a nothing game.

"We can't go up or down, really, nor can Blackburn.

โ€œIt was tremendous that they [the fans] should turn out like this.โ€

Tommy Docherty.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 17 March 1969