Game #3083

1969-70

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Position:

22nd (-)

Division Two

Bolton Wanderers

Burnden Park

Attendance: 11,407

Wednesday, 17 September 1969

Villa, winless in nine second division games under Tommy Docherty, remain rooted to the bottom of the table as 15 year old Jimmy Brown impresses on his debut.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Bruce Rioch | 63' |

Assists(s) | Brian Godfrey | 63' |

AT A GLANCE

Game #3083

Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #34 |
Wednesday, 17 September 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Docherty |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | LLDLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

MATCH INCIDENTS

Unknown

Villa

None

Bolton Wanderers

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
| 23.46 |

Oldest Player |
F Brian Godfrey | 29.40 |

Youngest Player |
M Jimmy Brown | 15.97 |

TEAM NEWS

Evan Williams, Keith Bradley, Jimmy Brown (debut), Lionel Martin and Willie Anderson replace John Dunn, Dick Edwards, Barry Hole, Pat McMahon and Brian Rowan.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Evan Williams |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Brian Tiler |
D Keith Bradley |
M Jimmy Brown |
M Lionel Martin |
M Lew Chatterley |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Dave Rudge |
M Willie Anderson |
F Brian Godfrey |

SUBSTITUTES

M Chico Hamilton for M Dave Rudge

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

THE OPPOSITION

Hopkinson, Ritson, Hallows, Rimmer, Hurley, Marsh, Wharton, Byrom (g), Greaves (g), Seddon, Phillips.

Manager: Nat Lofthouse.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Docherty's terrible season continues as he once again makes mass changes in an attempt to reverse Villa's slide under his custodianship. As a result Villa lose once again to make it two draws and seven losses in nine division two games so far this season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Jimmy Brown made his Villa debut after joining from schoolboy football.

In so doing Jimmy became Villa’s youngest-ever player at 15 years and 349 days.

Bruce Rioch, scored but Villa lose yet again under Tommy Docherty, Wednesday, 17 September 1969.

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MATCH TIMELINE

1’ Debut, Jimmy Brown
7’ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), John Byrom
32’ Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Roy Greaves
HT Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Aston Villa
63’ Goal, 1-2, Bruce Rioch, Assist by Brian Godfrey
Sub off, Dave Rudge, Sub on, Chico Hamilton
FT Bolton Wanderers 2-1 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*
Thursday, 18 September 1969

"There was encouragement. too, in the gritty display of Scottish schoolboy international Jimmy Brown at 15 years of age the youngest player ever to appear in Villa’s first team."

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Brown sparkles but Villa's revival is left too late By COLIN MALAM Holton 2, Aston Villa 1 .4 second half revival, as unexpected as it was enterprising, at Burnden Park last night, failed to bring Aston Villa that first victory of the season they need to reassure their growingly restive fans and to hold off the approaching threat of relegation. Two goals down at half-time and playing badly enough to concede more. Villa reasserted themselves after the interval with such force that the Bolton supporters were crying out with anxiety. Enough chances were created for Villa to have won, let alone equalise. Bruce Rioch's first goal for his new club. a superb shot worthy of a ZlOO.OOO player. was all- that Villa could et In the end against the Bolton goals by John Byrom and Roy Oreaves. Still, the knowledge that Villa are capable of this spirited football suggests their depressing sequence of seven defeats in their first nine matches may not continue for very much longer. There was encouragement. too, in the gritty displiv of Scottish schoolboy international. Jimmy Brown. at 15 years of age the youngest player ever to appear in VLla's first team and the youngest player to be chosen by Tommy Docberty. that connoisseur of young players- In the first half Villa ran into trouble after only seven minutes. Wharton took a leftwing corner. Hurley went up for it almost unopposed, and Williams was beaten completely by the centre-hail's header. Tiler managed to get a foot to the ball before It crossed the line, but it bobbed up conveniently for Byrom to force another header Into the Villa net. Transformed Colin Swiggett !iursts through the Stoke defence but. with only goalkeeper Gordon Banks to beat. the Albion inside forward shot over the bar. Villa's reply was spirited enough. but they could not breech the well-organised Bolton defence until, with the game 20 miutes old, Brown skimmed the n bar to register Villa's first shot at goal. As if the problems Bolton were setting were not enough, Vella then created their own. Trying to shepherd the ball back to Williams, Tiler allowed himself to be robbed by °reeves, and also missed his tackle, before the centre-forward slipped in a second goal after 33 minutes. There was no hint of a second half transformation until Bloch suddenly linked into an open apace and let fly with a shot which Hopkinson had to push up in the air before he could save it properly. Suddenly, Villa had taken over and after minutes. Brown pushed a pass forward to Oodfrey. He &lipped the ball At:Mare and Mach hammered it low between Hopkinson's left hand and the post from 25 yards. Villa's last throw was to send substitute Chico Hamilton on for Budge. but it was centre half Lew Chatterley who volleyed Villa's last dangerous shot Just wide of the post. Sudeem Stoptutpse, Russo. )440:05a 14•011 T. %nano". Grins.. Sodden. PAll:ips Sub 7,er. Ownerles. Webb. Ruda. G.& fn, Masts. I. Maim. Sub • 1

Brown sparkles but Villa's revival is left too late By COLIN MALAM Holton 2, Aston Villa 1 .4 second half revival, as unexpected as it was enterprising, at Burnden Park last night, failed to bring Aston Villa that first victory of the season they need to reassure their growingly restive fans and to hold off the approaching threat of relegation. Two goals down at half-time and playing badly enough to concede more. Villa reasserted themselves after the interval with such force that the Bolton supporters were crying out with anxiety. Enough chances were created for Villa to have won, let alone equalise. Bruce Rioch's first goal for his new club. a superb shot worthy of a ZlOO.OOO player. was all- that Villa could et In the end against the Bolton goals by John Byrom and Roy Oreaves. Still, the knowledge that Villa are capable of this spirited football suggests their depressing sequence of seven defeats in their first nine matches may not continue for very much longer. There was encouragement. too, in the gritty displiv of Scottish schoolboy international. Jimmy Brown. at 15 years of age the youngest player ever to appear in VLla's first team and the youngest player to be chosen by Tommy Docberty. that connoisseur of young players- In the first half Villa ran into trouble after only seven minutes. Wharton took a leftwing corner. Hurley went up for it almost unopposed, and Williams was beaten completely by the centre-hail's header. Tiler managed to get a foot to the ball before It crossed the line, but it bobbed up conveniently for Byrom to force another header Into the Villa net. Transformed Colin Swiggett !iursts through the Stoke defence but. with only goalkeeper Gordon Banks to beat. the Albion inside forward shot over the bar. Villa's reply was spirited enough. but they could not breech the well-organised Bolton defence until, with the game 20 miutes old, Brown skimmed the n bar to register Villa's first shot at goal. As if the problems Bolton were setting were not enough, Vella then created their own. Trying to shepherd the ball back to Williams, Tiler allowed himself to be robbed by °reeves, and also missed his tackle, before the centre-forward slipped in a second goal after 33 minutes. There was no hint of a second half transformation until Bloch suddenly linked into an open apace and let fly with a shot which Hopkinson had to push up in the air before he could save it properly. Suddenly, Villa had taken over and after minutes. Brown pushed a pass forward to Oodfrey. He &lipped the ball At:Mare and Mach hammered it low between Hopkinson's left hand and the post from 25 yards. Villa's last throw was to send substitute Chico Hamilton on for Budge. but it was centre half Lew Chatterley who volleyed Villa's last dangerous shot Just wide of the post. Sudeem Stoptutpse, Russo. )440:05a 14•011 T. %nano". Grins.. Sodden. PAll:ips Sub 7,er. Ownerles. Webb. Ruda. G.& fn, Masts. I. Maim. Sub • 1