Game #3043

1968-69

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Position:

21st= (-)

Division Two

Huddersfield Town

Leeds Road

Attendance: 9,346

Saturday, 2 November 1968

Villa take a third minute lead in an away game for the second successive time but despite holding on to half time with a slim advantage they concede three second half goals to top six side Huddersfield to remain 21st in the table, one point from safety having played one more game than those around them.

Huddersfield Town

3-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Mike Ferguson | 3' |

Assist(s) | Lionel Martin | 3' |

AT A GLANCE

Game #3043

Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #63 |
Saturday, 2 November 1968

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Cummings |
Referee | Ray Tinkler, Boston |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |
Last 5 Games | LDDDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ray Tinkler

MATCH INCIDENTS

Ray Tinkler

Villa

None

Huddersfield Town

None

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.51 |

Oldest Player |
F Peter Broadbent | 35.49 |

Youngest Player |
M Lionel Martin | 21.48 |

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Mitchinson, Bobby Park and Lionel Martin replace Dick Edwards, Willie Anderson and Lew Chatterley.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Tommy Cummings

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK John Dunn |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Fred Turnbull |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Tommy Mitchinson |
M Bobby Park |
M Barry Hole |
M Mike Ferguson |
M Lionel Martin |
F Brian Godfrey |
F Peter Broadbent |

SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Lew Chatterley |

THE OPPOSITION

Poole, Smith A, Legg, Nicholson (g) (g), Ellam, Cherry, Smith S, Lawson, Worthington, McGill, Dobson (g).

Manager: Ian Greaves.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Cummings' Villa now have just two wins in the last twenty two games as they make it two wins, seven draws and eight defeats in seventeen division two games so far this season.

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MATCH TIMELINE

3’ Goal, 1-0, Mike Ferguson, Assist by Lionel Martin
HT Huddersfield Town 0-1 Aston Villa
52’ Goal, 1-1, (Huddersfield Town), Colin Dobson
59’ Goal, 1-2, (Huddersfield Town), Jim Nicholson
90’ Goal, 1-3, (Huddersfield Town), Jim Nicholson
FT Huddersfield Town 3-1 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 4 November 1968

"It was, in fact, a lucky goal. Lionel Martin's long down-field kick looked destined to fall into the hands of goalkeeper Terry Poole until it stuck in the watery penalty area and Ferguson, following up, gleefully hammered the ball home."

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Huddersfield 3. Aston Villa 1 If Aston Villa were looking to this match to provide the foundations for a revival they must have been sadly disappointed for all but the first few minutes. Back to form Afterwards they were a poor second beat to a Hudderfleld side which fought back with terrific guato aft V ill a ikeFer guson had given a shock lead in the third minute. It was, in fact, a lucky goal. Lionel Martin's long down-field kick looked destined to fall into the hands of goalkeeper norry Poole until it stuck in the watery penalty area and Ferguson. following up. gleefully hammered the ball home. Baker is steadily recapturing the form which, two seasons ago, earned him the reputation of being the best inside forward in the Third Division. and will make the club reluctant to part with him, although he is still on the transfer list. Held to a draw at Fellows Park for the fifth time this season. Walsall had some atrocious luck with their finishing and when the forwards were on target Jim Purnell made some inspired saves. particularly from Wilson and Morris. Huddersfield. anxious to extend their succeseful sequence of six home wins in succession. piled on the pressure from that moment and Villa were tied up is a desperate backs to the wall fight. Allies They managed to cling on to their lead unit: half-time. finding In the strong wind and treacherous playing surface two considerable allies which helped to combat Huddersfield's superior turn of speed and ability. After 52 minutes. however. Colin Dobson moved into an open space to score the equaliser. That was the Inftinning of the end. Irish ternational Jim Nicholson got the second seven minutes later and in the last minute Nicholson peed a free kick through Villas defensive wall. The former Arsenal goalkeeper also demonstrated fine handling when he "arrested" an Irate supporter who leaned the wall and made for Oldham referee Prank Cowen. In another good performance by the Walsall defence Conn Harrison took the eye with his vicelike tackling and splendid distribution. Attendance 4.857. Villa gave no hint throughout the game that they can emerge In the near future from the black clouds enveloping them. Welnn: Herrtsosi. Rank: lows. Wllwni, int. Moms Traim Ualted: Fume!' Meal Hawse: (Nina. Watson. Swot t: Ilsoodert. 'Nit. Honk. Mewls,. Legge Sub Marshall Welsh international, Barrie Hole. strived• hard for a foothold in mid-fleld, but his partner. Peter Broadbent. had a quiet same. Only Ferguson Impressed up front and he also proved to be an invaluab:e asset in defence. In fact. the defence wu the best feature of Villa's play. but it will not be able to do its best work while the attack is so much below par. Attendance 9,346. Timm rook: (A.)6 Elias.. m WOU4 All M.

Huddersfield 3. Aston Villa 1 If Aston Villa were looking to this match to provide the foundations for a revival they must have been sadly disappointed for all but the first few minutes. Back to form Afterwards they were a poor second beat to a Hudderfleld side which fought back with terrific guato aft V ill a ikeFer guson had given a shock lead in the third minute. It was, in fact, a lucky goal. Lionel Martin's long down-field kick looked destined to fall into the hands of goalkeeper norry Poole until it stuck in the watery penalty area and Ferguson. following up. gleefully hammered the ball home. Baker is steadily recapturing the form which, two seasons ago, earned him the reputation of being the best inside forward in the Third Division. and will make the club reluctant to part with him, although he is still on the transfer list. Held to a draw at Fellows Park for the fifth time this season. Walsall had some atrocious luck with their finishing and when the forwards were on target Jim Purnell made some inspired saves. particularly from Wilson and Morris. Huddersfield. anxious to extend their succeseful sequence of six home wins in succession. piled on the pressure from that moment and Villa were tied up is a desperate backs to the wall fight. Allies They managed to cling on to their lead unit: half-time. finding In the strong wind and treacherous playing surface two considerable allies which helped to combat Huddersfield's superior turn of speed and ability. After 52 minutes. however. Colin Dobson moved into an open space to score the equaliser. That was the Inftinning of the end. Irish ternational Jim Nicholson got the second seven minutes later and in the last minute Nicholson peed a free kick through Villas defensive wall. The former Arsenal goalkeeper also demonstrated fine handling when he "arrested" an Irate supporter who leaned the wall and made for Oldham referee Prank Cowen. In another good performance by the Walsall defence Conn Harrison took the eye with his vicelike tackling and splendid distribution. Attendance 4.857. Villa gave no hint throughout the game that they can emerge In the near future from the black clouds enveloping them. Welnn: Herrtsosi. Rank: lows. Wllwni, int. Moms Traim Ualted: Fume!' Meal Hawse: (Nina. Watson. Swot t: Ilsoodert. 'Nit. Honk. Mewls,. Legge Sub Marshall Welsh international, Barrie Hole. strived• hard for a foothold in mid-fleld, but his partner. Peter Broadbent. had a quiet same. Only Ferguson Impressed up front and he also proved to be an invaluab:e asset in defence. In fact. the defence wu the best feature of Villa's play. but it will not be able to do its best work while the attack is so much below par. Attendance 9,346. Timm rook: (A.)6 Elias.. m WOU4 All M.