Game #3074

1969-70

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Position:

1st Round

League Cup 1st Round

Chester

Sealand Road

Attendance: 10,510

Wednesday, 13 August 1969

Villa narrowly beat fourth division side Chester in the first round of the League Cup in a bad tempered match on the pitch and on the terraces as Tommy Docherty had to appeal for calm from the visiting fans.

Chester

1-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Pat McMahon | 16' | Chico Hamilton | 55' |

Assists(s) | Chico Hamilton | 16' | Willie Anderson | 55' |

AT A GLANCE

Game #3074

Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Wednesday, 13 August 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Docherty |
Referee | David Laing, Preston |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |
Last 5 Games | DWLLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Laing

MATCH INCIDENTS

David Laing

Villa

🟨 | 🟨 |

Chester

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
| 24.47 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 27.30 |

Youngest Player |
M Chico Hamilton | 18.80 |

TEAM NEWS

Pat McMahon replaces Dave Rudge.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK John Dunn |
RB Mick Wright |
D Dick Edwards |
CB Brian Tiler |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Barry Hole |
M Mike Ferguson |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Willie Anderson |
M Pat McMahon |

SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Neil Rioch |

THE OPPOSITION

Carling, Bradbury, Sear, Ashworth, Turner, Cheetham, Dearden (g), Sutton (Webber), Chapman, Brodie, Provan.

Manager: Ken Roberts.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Docherty's Villa beat fourth division Chester in the League Cup first round as Neil Rioch made his first appearance in the Villa squad aged 18 after arriving from Luton Town in July 1969 alongside his elder brother Bruce for a fee of £10,000.

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MATCH TIMELINE

16’ Goal, Pat McMahon, Assist by Chico Hamilton
HT Chester 0-1 Aston Villa
55’ Goal, Chico Hamilton, Assist by Willie Anderson
75’ Goal, 2-1, (Chester), Billy Dearden
FT Chester 1-2 Aston Villa

Cards.
Booking, Dick Edwards, Foul
Booking, Bruce Rioch, Encroaching

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“We think our supporters are the greatest in the world, but If they do any damage here they will damage the name of Aston Villa.”

Tommy Docherty.

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 14 August 1969

“Aston Villa manager Tommy Docherty made two appeals one by loudspeaker and one by going to the trouble spot to try to prevent fighting between Aston Villa and Chester fans before their first round Football League Cup at Chester."

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Docherty steps in as Villa fans fight Birmingham Post Repnrtrr Aston Villa manager Tommy Docherty made two appeals one by loudspeaker and one by going to the trouble spot to try to prevent fighting between Aston Villa and Chester fans before their first round Football League Cup at Cheater last night The trouble began when hundreds of Villa fans poured into the terraces behind dig goal. appearing to push Chester supporters out of their path Manager Dochertv said over the pubhe address would like to appeal to our fans to behave themselves and not to do anything to offend the Chester supporters think our supporters are the greatest in the world, but If they do any damage here. they will damage the name of Aston Villa . Crossed pitch We thtnk u L important that you behave yourselves. We want to win tonight. but we want to do so without offending anyone in:notes after Dorhert s police had to go into the crowd to break up tierce fight Ina between the tw o factions Young supporters of both clubs, including teenage girls. jumped over the fence to avoid being hurt. Eventually • number of supporters iseartng Vtl ll scarves moved across the pitch to the other end and rawherty was seen to walk half the lenith of the pitch to quieten down the trouble-makers . regmort—?U



hester 1. Aston Villa 2 Wolves are now well balanced side full of individual skill and enterprise. Indeed, they looked more capable than Southampton, one of England's Fairs' Cup representatives this season, of achieving success In Europe. Aston Villa survived a late battering and the embarrassment of a first round Football League Cup knock-out emerging with the limited satisfaction of having controlled their Fourth Division opponents for only part of a bruising match. Again Mike Bailey and Ant McCallum took a firm grip on the midfield play, and Derek Dougan. Hugh Curran, Peter Knowles and Sertie Sutton posed every kind of attacking problem for the Southampton defence. Damage to self-respect, Inflicted by Saturday's sad home defeat, was, at least, restored as new signings Pat McMahon and Chico Hamilton headed spectacular goals In each half. After the threat of serious pre-match trouble on the terraces, the game itself teetered on the brink of a flareup in a tense first half. In a game of nearly 40 fouls. the larger number were awarded against Villa. Two of their players were booked, Dick Edwards for two first-half fouls and £lOO.OOO striker Bruce Rioch for twit advancing too near the ball when a free kick was being taken. The fear of a second defeat in four days. and this time by a fourth Division side playing Walsall lose just Wolves own defence had a much simpler time. Ron Davies was poorly served with crosses from the wings. and whenever the ball was in the air the lanky John Holsgrove was usually there first anyway. on time POST SPORTS REPORTER Shrewsbury Town 1, Walsall A goal by Jimmy McLaughlin two minutes from the end of this thriller won the Football League Cup tie for the Shropshire club. Moving quickly and smoothly. Wolves were soon cutting Southampton open on both ftanka. When Ourr and Jones just managed to scramble a Curran header off the line. It looked only a matter of time before Wolves scored. Shock goal embarrassingic smooth attacking football, put a touch of desperation into Villa's tackling. A Chester lead at that stage would have trebled Villa's tension and it almost happened! Local fans were on the field congratulating Provan for a neatly taken 17th minute "goal" before the referee signalled off-side against. Chapman. Just when a replay seemed certain Parkes brilliantly tipped over a header from Moir to concede a corner and Shrewsbury's last chance seemed to have gone There was i rude shock in store. though. After 34 minutes. Southampton toot the lead through a goal with which they mere given every assistance by Wolves. But Robertes flag lock upset the Walsall defence. Wood hooked the ball over Ms head and MeLaughtut headed through from point-blank range. First. Knowles lost the ball to Holl - wood near Wolves' left corner flag. Then Gabriel sent a hopeful toe-ender towards the Smart move Fortunately Cheater players and fans took the decision surprisingir calmly. You could almost sense Villa's relief as Chico Hamilton swept along the left to measure a marvellous centre for Pat McMahon to direct a spectacular lunging header out of the keeper's reach. It was 36 minutes before a patchy Villa side were able to get in their first shot via Ferguson. Certainly the most attractive play came from the Fourth Division side. Villa took over more and more as the second halfprogressed. and were two clear goals in the lead after minutes. Anderson foxed the defence by hitting • free kick to the near post instead of floating it across goal. Hamilton stepped through on the blind aide of the defence to nod his head and the ball was in the net. It was • blow for the visitors' defence. who had performed splendidly against the more aggressive Town. and Bennett. iregg and Harrison all did well. There %as hardly a Southampton forward in alight. but Parkes missed the ball completely and poor Parkin headed over his own line as he attoms/4 to »trier, the situation. Victory for Shrewsbury avenged defeats they had suffered at the hands of Walsall at the same stage of this competition in the two previous Years. Wolves did not dwell on their mistakes. Two minutes later they were level, Knowles volleying fiercely into the net when Lutton's cross found him at the far post. Bookings It was a hard battle. although never dirty, and referee D Pugh, of Cheater, seemed rather harsh in booking Walsall players Stan Jones and Cohn Harrison in the 27th and 29th minutes. Then, in the rlth minute. Wolves went Into the lead . Bailey took a throw-In on the fight. Dougan headed it on and Munro. popping up unexpectedly In the Southampton 'Clonally area, had the *agleam tasks In pushing the bail past Ourr. Dominant Jones had his name taken for a foul on Wood. who had Just returned to the Shrewsbury team after syspenston. and within two minbtea Harrison's name went down after what seemed an accidental coi-1 lislon, also with Wood. BouthAminon'i tackling became increasingey wild as Wolves proceeded to dominate the second half as well. But referee, John Gow, of (Wawa. could have done a lot more to cool the temperature of the game. Walsall's biggest escape of the first half came In the first minute, Gregg clearing off the line from Wood, but gradually they settled down and later In the second half were beginning to look the more likely winner,. They should have gone ahead in the 61st minute when Atthey lobbed a free kick perfectly to Woodward who. with only Phillips to best. somehow managed to send his header wide. Then. Fist when it seemed Villa would cruise home comfortably. Chester worked up another blast of attacking steam. Dunn had to make a number of interventions but could do nothing when Dearden got his head to Brodle's free kirk in the nth minute. (lame. Atlts,tk Dr• Ne.. (lama. *TOW. Nn., Dan.. 55.14. Ankh: N•:. T twa.. nlr.. Anna SW, N Stab. Only twice did the Saints look like equalising Finn Parkes dived full lenerh to turn u Hollywood shot round the post. Then, with onli t c m Sve minutes rentsininst. hesdei against the bar. %Yoh.: P.rt , “ P.*.s Damp, Latta.. Pell.. Malec °..m. SEW Macedo goes Shortly afterwards Phillips made a great save nt Watson's feet and then, as Shrewsbury hit back. Moir fired wide when he seemed a certain scorer. night's soccer 'Tiny Macedo. the Cob:heater and former Pulhani goalkeeper. has been transferred to South African etub Durban City for 12,300. 0. 111 I CRILSTII•LD 111 1 Ards 104441 IMIGHTO.4 101 1 PORTSI4O4NW 1,047 CHCATA , 01 1 A. ..111 Mar. 10.310 COIL11457140(11 1 RFADING 11) 1 Mum, ton 5.144 0 4.04: 0H02.313'Y. 101 WALSALL 071 S OLDHAM POP Cn&I.S 2.673 P.S. STOCKPORT 3.101 11) 7 (II I 20.66•0. 100 N 1101.1 5 1GTOT t2l 3 VOlll • I 1:140 - OT3eell 2. Gaudy, 1901 &MOO Lamm ClO2 . R• 111. 131Thlt 10. 1 5111000. C. 1 I. Cll6 0. 2. Lents 3.003 Coordmemule 3: 4. GIUMSIV II) 3 1. 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Docherty steps in as Villa fans fight Birmingham Post Repnrtrr Aston Villa manager Tommy Docherty made two appeals one by loudspeaker and one by going to the trouble spot to try to prevent fighting between Aston Villa and Chester fans before their first round Football League Cup at Cheater last night The trouble began when hundreds of Villa fans poured into the terraces behind dig goal. appearing to push Chester supporters out of their path Manager Dochertv said over the pubhe address would like to appeal to our fans to behave themselves and not to do anything to offend the Chester supporters think our supporters are the greatest in the world, but If they do any damage here. they will damage the name of Aston Villa . Crossed pitch We thtnk u L important that you behave yourselves. We want to win tonight. but we want to do so without offending anyone in:notes after Dorhert s police had to go into the crowd to break up tierce fight Ina between the tw o factions Young supporters of both clubs, including teenage girls. jumped over the fence to avoid being hurt. Eventually • number of supporters iseartng Vtl ll scarves moved across the pitch to the other end and rawherty was seen to walk half the lenith of the pitch to quieten down the trouble-makers . regmort—?U



hester 1. Aston Villa 2 Wolves are now well balanced side full of individual skill and enterprise. Indeed, they looked more capable than Southampton, one of England's Fairs' Cup representatives this season, of achieving success In Europe. Aston Villa survived a late battering and the embarrassment of a first round Football League Cup knock-out emerging with the limited satisfaction of having controlled their Fourth Division opponents for only part of a bruising match. Again Mike Bailey and Ant McCallum took a firm grip on the midfield play, and Derek Dougan. Hugh Curran, Peter Knowles and Sertie Sutton posed every kind of attacking problem for the Southampton defence. Damage to self-respect, Inflicted by Saturday's sad home defeat, was, at least, restored as new signings Pat McMahon and Chico Hamilton headed spectacular goals In each half. After the threat of serious pre-match trouble on the terraces, the game itself teetered on the brink of a flareup in a tense first half. In a game of nearly 40 fouls. the larger number were awarded against Villa. Two of their players were booked, Dick Edwards for two first-half fouls and £lOO.OOO striker Bruce Rioch for twit advancing too near the ball when a free kick was being taken. The fear of a second defeat in four days. and this time by a fourth Division side playing Walsall lose just Wolves own defence had a much simpler time. Ron Davies was poorly served with crosses from the wings. and whenever the ball was in the air the lanky John Holsgrove was usually there first anyway. on time POST SPORTS REPORTER Shrewsbury Town 1, Walsall A goal by Jimmy McLaughlin two minutes from the end of this thriller won the Football League Cup tie for the Shropshire club. Moving quickly and smoothly. Wolves were soon cutting Southampton open on both ftanka. When Ourr and Jones just managed to scramble a Curran header off the line. It looked only a matter of time before Wolves scored. Shock goal embarrassingic smooth attacking football, put a touch of desperation into Villa's tackling. A Chester lead at that stage would have trebled Villa's tension and it almost happened! Local fans were on the field congratulating Provan for a neatly taken 17th minute "goal" before the referee signalled off-side against. Chapman. Just when a replay seemed certain Parkes brilliantly tipped over a header from Moir to concede a corner and Shrewsbury's last chance seemed to have gone There was i rude shock in store. though. After 34 minutes. Southampton toot the lead through a goal with which they mere given every assistance by Wolves. But Robertes flag lock upset the Walsall defence. Wood hooked the ball over Ms head and MeLaughtut headed through from point-blank range. First. Knowles lost the ball to Holl - wood near Wolves' left corner flag. Then Gabriel sent a hopeful toe-ender towards the Smart move Fortunately Cheater players and fans took the decision surprisingir calmly. You could almost sense Villa's relief as Chico Hamilton swept along the left to measure a marvellous centre for Pat McMahon to direct a spectacular lunging header out of the keeper's reach. It was 36 minutes before a patchy Villa side were able to get in their first shot via Ferguson. Certainly the most attractive play came from the Fourth Division side. Villa took over more and more as the second halfprogressed. and were two clear goals in the lead after minutes. Anderson foxed the defence by hitting • free kick to the near post instead of floating it across goal. Hamilton stepped through on the blind aide of the defence to nod his head and the ball was in the net. It was • blow for the visitors' defence. who had performed splendidly against the more aggressive Town. and Bennett. iregg and Harrison all did well. There %as hardly a Southampton forward in alight. but Parkes missed the ball completely and poor Parkin headed over his own line as he attoms/4 to »trier, the situation. Victory for Shrewsbury avenged defeats they had suffered at the hands of Walsall at the same stage of this competition in the two previous Years. Wolves did not dwell on their mistakes. Two minutes later they were level, Knowles volleying fiercely into the net when Lutton's cross found him at the far post. Bookings It was a hard battle. although never dirty, and referee D Pugh, of Cheater, seemed rather harsh in booking Walsall players Stan Jones and Cohn Harrison in the 27th and 29th minutes. Then, in the rlth minute. Wolves went Into the lead . Bailey took a throw-In on the fight. Dougan headed it on and Munro. popping up unexpectedly In the Southampton 'Clonally area, had the *agleam tasks In pushing the bail past Ourr. Dominant Jones had his name taken for a foul on Wood. who had Just returned to the Shrewsbury team after syspenston. and within two minbtea Harrison's name went down after what seemed an accidental coi-1 lislon, also with Wood. BouthAminon'i tackling became increasingey wild as Wolves proceeded to dominate the second half as well. But referee, John Gow, of (Wawa. could have done a lot more to cool the temperature of the game. Walsall's biggest escape of the first half came In the first minute, Gregg clearing off the line from Wood, but gradually they settled down and later In the second half were beginning to look the more likely winner,. They should have gone ahead in the 61st minute when Atthey lobbed a free kick perfectly to Woodward who. with only Phillips to best. somehow managed to send his header wide. Then. Fist when it seemed Villa would cruise home comfortably. Chester worked up another blast of attacking steam. Dunn had to make a number of interventions but could do nothing when Dearden got his head to Brodle's free kirk in the nth minute. (lame. Atlts,tk Dr• Ne.. (lama. *TOW. Nn., Dan.. 55.14. Ankh: N•:. T twa.. nlr.. Anna SW, N Stab. Only twice did the Saints look like equalising Finn Parkes dived full lenerh to turn u Hollywood shot round the post. Then, with onli t c m Sve minutes rentsininst. hesdei against the bar. %Yoh.: P.rt , “ P.*.s Damp, Latta.. Pell.. Malec °..m. SEW Macedo goes Shortly afterwards Phillips made a great save nt Watson's feet and then, as Shrewsbury hit back. Moir fired wide when he seemed a certain scorer. night's soccer 'Tiny Macedo. the Cob:heater and former Pulhani goalkeeper. has been transferred to South African etub Durban City for 12,300. 0. 111 I CRILSTII•LD 111 1 Ards 104441 IMIGHTO.4 101 1 PORTSI4O4NW 1,047 CHCATA , 01 1 A. ..111 Mar. 10.310 COIL11457140(11 1 RFADING 11) 1 Mum, ton 5.144 0 4.04: 0H02.313'Y. 101 WALSALL 071 S OLDHAM POP Cn&I.S 2.673 P.S. STOCKPORT 3.101 11) 7 (II I 20.66•0. 100 N 1101.1 5 1GTOT t2l 3 VOlll • I 1:140 - OT3eell 2. Gaudy, 1901 &MOO Lamm ClO2 . R• 111. 131Thlt 10. 1 5111000. C. 1 I. Cll6 0. 2. Lents 3.003 Coordmemule 3: 4. GIUMSIV II) 3 1. "" ; " 47 11 7, 0. Are 1. 2, 1: I 2, 0 U. Mot, 0 MA 1111 C. 1 Lem. loon 10 Mile , Sp Waller O MI I: 2. 3. Groomer 0212142 . 0 YULHAM 0 1. floolelmalt 1 Aomdems4,ll74 Heed. Noreleßeld Jmtro 1, 01PORD . , MI • 1 Attmo.s. 0 Moos ore 7. 1 58 Vaned 1. Poole 0 el) 1 .. 0, Rootn . e . 4 0 2, Terooloedie 1; 2. PLYMOUTH (II TOIIQVAY 110 3 I. .1.1110 I. A 00 1 .2 I • to •1. Wolsl. 3. t. , Iloro Imolot Deft, 3, &altos 0: mm 04,4.13.100 1. Como." 1, 0. P. VALI 12) • 111.422141M1 L..d. I. 1144.4.1 4 955 iir-- --- 0.