Game #3087

1969-70

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Position:

21st= (+1)

Division Two

Huddersfield Town

Villa Park

Attendance: 23,192

Wednesday, 8 October 1969

Villa record their biggest win since January 1968 as they extend their unbeaten League run to four games with another Brian Godfrey inspired performance. Villa however remain bottom of the table but share last place with Millwall with Tommy Docherty’s side ahead on goal average.

Aston Villa

4-1

Huddersfield Town

Scorer(s) | Brian Godfrey | 11' | Brian Tiler | Barry Hole | 56' | Lionel Martin |

Assists(s) | Charlie Aitken | 11' | Brian Tiler | 56' | Brian Godfrey |

AT A GLANCE

Game #3087

Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #39 |
Wednesday, 8 October 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Docherty |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-1 |
Last 5 Games | LWDDW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

MATCH INCIDENTS

Unknown

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
| 25.25 |

Oldest Player |
F Brian Godfrey | 29.46 |

Youngest Player |
M Dave Rudge | 21.73 |

TEAM NEWS

Charlie Aitken, Brian Tiler and Barry Hole replace Willie Anderson, Keith Bradley and Alan Deakin.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Evan Williams |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Brian Tiler |
D Dick Edwards |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Lionel Martin |
M Lew Chatterley |
M Barry Hole |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Dave Rudge |
F Brian Godfrey |

SUBSTITUTES

M Willie Anderson for M Dave Rudge | 75' |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

THE OPPOSITION

Poole, Clarke, Hutt, Nicholson, Ellan, Cherry, Hoy, Lawson (g), Worthington, McGill, Dobson (Chaupman).

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 Docherty's Villa make it two wins, four draws and seven losses in thirteen division two games so far this season. As a result of their second league victory of the season against fifth placed Huddersfield, Villa climb off the bottom of the table.

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MATCH TIMELINE

11’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Godfrey, Assist by Charlie Aitken
27’ Goal, 1-1, (Huddersfield Town), Jim Lawson
Goal, 2-1, Brian Tiler
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Huddersfield Town
56’ Goal, 3-1, Barrie Hole, Assist by Brian Tiler
75’ Sub off, Dave Rudge, Sub on, Willie Anderson
Goal, 4-1, Lionel Martin, Assist by Brian Godfrey
FT Aston Villa 2-1 Huddersfield Town

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 9 October 1969

"The return of the Welsh International Barrie Hole helped to reintroduce skill in midfield for Villa."

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Aston Villa 4, Huddersfield Town 1 The game had hardly started when the haste crowd on in silent dis- Aston Villa gave their bu demoralised Huddersfield were looki ng belief as M art in o pened the' supporters the treat they had neither the skill or seem- Derby defence with a long, have been waiting for all inlay the heart to take control. square pass. Carr pushed the season amid roars of The return of the Welsh ball forward, and Gibson of approval and relief International Barrie Hole closed on the goal. which must have been helped to reintroduce skill in His shot, a cunning one, beat heard for miles around. midfield for Villa. He also everybody but the ball hit the added punch, heading goal id th e At last. here was • Villa e o f f ar post and number three after 56 side with • thirst for goals minutes. bounced back straight into the and an all round desire to A left wing corner was arms of the grateful Green. Win the ball and do some- headed back by Tiler. This thing with it. For the first wrong footed a bemused de- Martin's goal time since a season of promise fence and the Welshman began they looked capable of strode forward to hit a rising When Derby finally began moving up the table. shot into the top corner. to move forward themselves, It all began with an 11th 'David Rudge was replaced they found Must bravery was minute goal by Brian Godfrey. by substitute Willie Anderson as necessary as skill to pierce preventing fourth-in-the-table after 75 minutes, but there was the Coventry de fence. A Huddersfield from building up more Villa goal-sniping to severe body check by Blookley a defensive barrier. come. on McFarland was the fifth There Was one brief spell. Goal number four, by Lionel foul the Sky Blues comirdttedin the first 12 minutes. during which Jun Lawson Martin, was their most specequalised in the 27th minute, tacular. Brian Godfrey made Derby's renowned attacking when Huddensfield threatened ground beautifully on the left power fliokered into life with ti match Villa in attacking to supply a cross to the far A fierce shot by °Mare, but it style. post. Martin was correctly died away Just as gutckly. Then Before half-time, however, plaoed to give a flick of his after 17 minutes, Coventry took Beian Tiler, put Villa bacX head and direct the ball out of the lead. Into the lead with a great goalkeeper Terry Poole's reach Bruck ended up buried under header and the only query and into the top corner of the three Derby players, and left, an; by how many Villa net. Clements floated his free kick would win. Manager Tommy Dooherty's high into the Derby box. Mar- It became the club's most team changes certainly had tin outiumpe d everyone int l . convincing since Jan. the e ff ect of producing a team free rn:si bail over uary ISM. The first goal by with enthusiasm and annduodirey. wit; jabbed in conic- dente in every department. ban. lin, and a v e Mcdently after Charlie Aitken sow woo wsest. amt., Govern were all havingvery had dodged back across the Fink. Mama.: Ruda. Tiler. thin time In midfield, so Derby penalty are, w.,,,,. ••.•.s. ()ern, ms: Man. Pushed Durtnn forward in a e"*l'. ""s , H... second half attempt to enliven Villa were momentarily hesi- r "". their stuttering •tack.tant early in the second half, n i ts.,. , It made little or Pedestrian Blues ference. Indeed, a mistake by the Welsh international wing half led to Green having to dive full length to turn a vinous abot from Carr for a owner. Carr turned away inuish, but his, and his teams pointrnent lasted only until the 62nd minute.

Aston Villa 4, Huddersfield Town 1 The game had hardly started when the haste crowd on in silent dis- Aston Villa gave their bu demoralised Huddersfield were looki ng belief as M art in o pened the' supporters the treat they had neither the skill or seem- Derby defence with a long, have been waiting for all inlay the heart to take control. square pass. Carr pushed the season amid roars of The return of the Welsh ball forward, and Gibson of approval and relief International Barrie Hole closed on the goal. which must have been helped to reintroduce skill in His shot, a cunning one, beat heard for miles around. midfield for Villa. He also everybody but the ball hit the added punch, heading goal id th e At last. here was • Villa e o f f ar post and number three after 56 side with • thirst for goals minutes. bounced back straight into the and an all round desire to A left wing corner was arms of the grateful Green. Win the ball and do some- headed back by Tiler. This thing with it. For the first wrong footed a bemused de- Martin's goal time since a season of promise fence and the Welshman began they looked capable of strode forward to hit a rising When Derby finally began moving up the table. shot into the top corner. to move forward themselves, It all began with an 11th 'David Rudge was replaced they found Must bravery was minute goal by Brian Godfrey. by substitute Willie Anderson as necessary as skill to pierce preventing fourth-in-the-table after 75 minutes, but there was the Coventry de fence. A Huddersfield from building up more Villa goal-sniping to severe body check by Blookley a defensive barrier. come. on McFarland was the fifth There Was one brief spell. Goal number four, by Lionel foul the Sky Blues comirdttedin the first 12 minutes. during which Jun Lawson Martin, was their most specequalised in the 27th minute, tacular. Brian Godfrey made Derby's renowned attacking when Huddensfield threatened ground beautifully on the left power fliokered into life with ti match Villa in attacking to supply a cross to the far A fierce shot by °Mare, but it style. post. Martin was correctly died away Just as gutckly. Then Before half-time, however, plaoed to give a flick of his after 17 minutes, Coventry took Beian Tiler, put Villa bacX head and direct the ball out of the lead. Into the lead with a great goalkeeper Terry Poole's reach Bruck ended up buried under header and the only query and into the top corner of the three Derby players, and left, an; by how many Villa net. Clements floated his free kick would win. Manager Tommy Dooherty's high into the Derby box. Mar- It became the club's most team changes certainly had tin outiumpe d everyone int l . convincing since Jan. the e ff ect of producing a team free rn:si bail over uary ISM. The first goal by with enthusiasm and annduodirey. wit; jabbed in conic- dente in every department. ban. lin, and a v e Mcdently after Charlie Aitken sow woo wsest. amt., Govern were all havingvery had dodged back across the Fink. Mama.: Ruda. Tiler. thin time In midfield, so Derby penalty are, w.,,,,. ••.•.s. ()ern, ms: Man. Pushed Durtnn forward in a e"*l'. ""s , H... second half attempt to enliven Villa were momentarily hesi- r "". their stuttering •tack.tant early in the second half, n i ts.,. , It made little or Pedestrian Blues ference. Indeed, a mistake by the Welsh international wing half led to Green having to dive full length to turn a vinous abot from Carr for a owner. Carr turned away inuish, but his, and his teams pointrnent lasted only until the 62nd minute.