Game #3095

1969-70

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Position:

17th= (+4)

Division Two

Bolton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 22,935

Wednesday, 19 November 1969

In further signs of the turmoil swirling around the club under Tommy Docherty and Herbert Douglas Ellis, Barrie Hole requests a transfer and Mike Ferguson and Dick Edwards have one enforced on them. On the pitch though Villa record their fourth win in twenty one League games and their third at home where they are now unbeaten in nine. As a result Villa leap out of the bottom two for the first time this season and climb to joint seventeenth in the table, they have though played one, and in some cases two, more games than Millwall, Hull and Charlton who also sit on sixteen points.

Aston Villa

3-0

Bolton Wanderers

Scorer(s) | Lionel Martin | 18' | Bruce Rioch | 67' | Willie Anderson | 70' |

Assists(s) | Not recorded |

AT A GLANCE

Game #3095

Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Match | #21 |
Manager Game | #46 |
Wednesday, 19 November 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Docherty |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-0 |
Last 5 Games | DLWDW |

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
| 22.45 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 27.57 |

Youngest Player |
M Jimmy Brown | 16.14 |

TEAM NEWS

Willie Anderson, Dave Rudge, Pat McMahon and Jimmy Brown replace Barry Hole, Fred Mwila, Brian Godfrey and Emment Kapengwe as Tommy Docherty’s scattergun approach to team selection continues.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK John Phillips |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Fred Turnbull |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Lionel Martin |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Lew Chatterley |
M Willie Anderson |
M Dave Rudge |
M Pat McMahon |
M Jimmy Brown |

SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Brian Godfrey |

THE OPPOSITION

Boswell, Ritson, Hallows, Williams, Hurley, Marsh, Wharton, Byrom. Manning, Greaves, Taylor.

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 Villa win for the second time in three games and fourth time in twenty one to leave Villa with a record in the last twelve games of four wins, six draws and two defeats - a run that was Villa's best of the season in a campaign that had so far seen four wins, eight draws and nine defeats in twenty one division two matches.

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MATCH TIMELINE

18’ Goal, 1-0, Lionel Martin
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
67’ Goal, 2-0, Bruce Rioch
70’ Goal, 3-0, Willie Anderson
FT Aston Villa 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 20 November 1969

"Villa did more bad things than good with their advantage in midfield, but dictated because of their enthusiasm. bravery, and, finally, scoring power."

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Villa put Edwards, Hole and Ferguson on transfer list ASTON VILLA have put Mike Ferguson, Dick Ed- wards and Barrie Hole, the three players they fined £lOO each a fortnight ago, on the transfer list. This was the staggering outcome of last night's board meeting at Villa Park. For Ferguson and Edwards, Villa's actii is punishment for further "alleged disciplinary irregularities." Hole goes up for sale at his own request. In a statement after the board meeting, Villa said: "It was decided to place Dick Edwards and Mike Ferguson on the transfer list. " Both players, who have already been informed of this decision, will be allowed training facilities. " The board also considered at tonight's meeting a written transfer request from Barrie Hole. Hole told the club that he wished to leave Villa Park for personal reasons.' " After due consideration, It By COLIN MALAM was agreed that the club, reluctantly, are prepared to consider offers for Hole." The reason Ferguson and Edwards were carpeted again after being fined, together with Hole, for breaking club rules on drinking remains a mystery. Villa met with "no comment" questions on this matter and on whether the reference to training facilities for Ferguson and Edwards means they will have to train alone. Ferguson, Edwards and Hole have also been left out of the party Villa manager Tommy Docherty has taken to Lilieshall for special training this week. Presumably, they will not be considered for tomorrow's Second Division match against Bolton at Villa Park. Last night's decision means that Villa are prepared to sell three players who cost them a total of £130,000 in transfer What does the game hold for these players. many of them in their prime? What Is there left for them to play for? I asked one who should knaw—Colin MaFadyean. Hts descent was as abrupt as hit climb to the top was spectacular. A little less than two years ago Mcpadyean was captain of England. He led the side against Ireland In a match in which Bill Redwood. the England scrum-half. was injured early on and left the Held for good and England, with 14 men, only drew. McPadyean was promptly dropped and has not been heard of In international circles since. Prom captain of England to an also-ran overnight. That Is how it goes and 114cradyean h a ve n to wonder what might happened if the substitution law had been brought in a year sooner. England might have won and he might have been captain still. At the age of 25, when a lot of people agree he is Playing better than ever. Me- Padyean flghta against anticlimax, his weapons his love of the game and the hope that some day the door will open again. Like many before him and quite a few since, hfc/Padyean knew he went into the England aide on a knife edge. "I think It is something you are aware of when you are playing for England." he said. You know of many people who used to play for England and don't any more. at scrum-half fees. All were bought by I)ocherty's predecessor as Villa manager, Tommy Cummings. Offers cats be expected quickly for them. Cardiff, for instance, should be very interested to hear that Hole, the Welsh International wing half who started his career with them, is available. Hole's name has been strongly linked with the Second Division club since a broken leg robbed them of their Welsh international midfield man Barrie Jones. Villa paid what was then their record fee, £50,000, to buy Ferguson, a versatile forward, from Blackburn Rovers in May last year. Centre half Edwards cost £30,000 when he moved from Mansfield two months earlier. Hole was the last to be recruited. Blackburn received another 148,000 from Villa when the Welsh international came to Villa Park in September last year. MICHAEL RUG BLAIR What team game Is S electors lifein England in which 'Selectors life at the top is as precarious as in international rugby football? In what sport Is success h so ephemeral? have no The question was prompted as one watched the first trial last week, as 30 players/ • or pursued pne driving ambition: poticy f England. And the question that followed was this: Of those who make it, how many will last? If the caps At, how long will they wear them? In a game that has no national character, no continuity of style—not even a philosophy—the chances are that for most they will be there today and gone tomorrow. What happens to those people who play their hearts to get to the top, then fade. through no fault of their own. but through the change of fancy of somebody on the selection committee? Big problem Colin Mcradyean ... from England's captain to an also-ran and never considered again. "All I can do now Is continue to enjoy my rugby and play as well as I can and just hope that recognition comes again. You could almo:t pick two teams of ex-England players who are still playing and in their prime. "It all seems to stern from the differing trends of thought In this country. Take the centres: It would appear that the big centre is In at the moment and whether this is deliberate policy or coincidence is open to speculation. "There are types of players who seem to suffer. Dave Rollitt for Instance. It seems England are looking for hard. close-trthe-serum. basic backrow forwards and I have always thought of Rollltt as an attacking player. fßollitt was calmed four times last season "When you go out to the and does not even make the scene it 1.3 not surmising in training squad this season.) the sense you always felt it "It seems the selectors want was going to happen. solid, hard-tackling and re" You always have w burn- liable Players and if you are ing ambition to get there. And not the •vpe of placer they once you have been there, want at th,. moment you may played for England, expert- have to wait until the nenenced all it involves, it fa dulum swings the other way. something you always long to " There are so many Dockets repeat, of rugby In this country, all George Cole back George Cole, who was And with similar optimism kicking goals for Coventry North have chosen Harris for before some of the present the match against Warwick' side had seen a rugby ball, shire at The Reddings tomorrow week. He is preferred to Is back in his old position Kevin Doyle. at scrum-half for his club North mike one other against the North Western Counties at Wilmslow to- than e from the side beaten by toicestershire. Alan Hill night. replacing Barrie Corless in the Cole may be Just a memory centre. The North Midlands to some, but at an age—which team is: has to be guessed at—when r.R.L. Kw?: "11 most f irst-class players have r EIDER A v. Cull: G. Cmd. I'. given up the game, he keeps z„„„ikki-,,„„;,‘,.. is coming back. C. wane. T. J. Smab. His days were said to be Clive Hickman. a young over when Bills Oittings r y e- centre who Joined Moseley placed him at Coundon Road from King Edward's School, three years ago. There was a Aston, at the start of the big reappraisal at the time season, climbs rapidly into the and Coventry decided they first team for the match wanted to win matches by against Cheltenham at the scoring tries instead of leaving Reddinga tomorrow night. Cole's incredible kicking to Hickman, well thought of as gather all the profits. a forceful runner, gets hLs chance because Andy Pack- Came back ham is resting an injury with Saturday's_game at Leicester But they came back to Cole in mind. With Keen unavaila several times and last season We, Walker comes into the he was, surprisingly, first front row. choice.ck when, under For the game at Leicester the new kicking law, running Peckham has been chosen and full-backs were the vogue and Ayre will take over from Cole had lost his speed. Hosken. who will be playing He had not, however, lost for Cornwall. his shrewdness, nor his ability to read a game better than Sides chosen moat players in the land. TODAY When Dave Harris went to p r Coundon Road at the start of e.. I. E. GR C I I. ND. D. Cad: the season it was " farewell, George" once again. Then Olt- M. r. - Joie& tines broke a collarbone, Mike L maw.. a Barnwell, his deputy, was vosecoanow found to be unready for senior k-uhutr 1. .1.1. football and so once again c. maw.. lE. n. Coventry sent for Cole. waste, Weller. D. La.. P. A Moms L. Tonight he plays his first 1. game at scrum-half for more SATURDAY than year. we::: A RV Coventry have chosen Har- P Pa... ris tonight .t full back In the *ay. hope that he has recovered arr. • from the hamstring injury that kept him out of North A rf County Midlands Champion- Liao , ship game last week. %new Em Dow*. P. Olna. with different outlooks rather than a national one. Perhaps we need a more uniform policy. but how far in the distance that is I would not know. It must be quite a way." Mcpadyean grinds no axes —'• I had a good run "—and is philosophical rather than bitter. But what he says makes a lot of sense. Wastage If England are to develop a successful style. an Identity. itmust be constant and the first benefit would be an important one: The players would grow up to know what the selectors were looking for. As things stand the selectors never know. from oar year to the next, what they are looking for and the consequent wastage is considerable and sad. Mere are few more consistent clubs in the area than Dudley-Kingawinford, but their success cauld land the organisers of the Worcestershire and Staffordshire floodlit knock-out competitions with a ;Problem. The counties have planned a play-off between the sinners the two competitions and Dudley could well win them both. They have already taken the Staffordshire trophy and on Thursday week play Worcester the semi-final of the other knnck-out at Btourbridge. Forerunner ? The two counties are keen on the playoff Idea because it could well be the forerunner of a comprehensive Midland tournament. Perhaps this your they should leave It to the two beaten finalists. There Is no doubt that the junior sides are taking s r:a4Lil ra i to floodlit rugby visits to Stourbridge this season nave ea:winced me that they really do raise fiber game. Stourbridge take the floodlit game a step further on Thursday when they stage the Worcestershire and Herefordshire v. Shropshire county match. And they have five of their players, Dave Turner. Mark Roberts, Doug Porter. Billy Harris and Simon Wilkinson in the combined comities aide. Demonstrators or not. Twickenham will be open to all on Saturday. when London Counties play the South Africans. A crowd of about 30.000 is expected it ts planned to confine the holders of 255. and CI tickets to the Last Urger stand. These tickets can be reserved or bought on the tier. Ground tickets are ss. and can be bought at the turnstiles. Because admittance to the round is so straightforward and In view of the time demonstrators will have to Orboundz themselves there are to be fears of disturbances. Robin Prescott. secretary of the Rugby Vn4 answered these yesterday by banns: All the necessary steps have been taken." Internationals face Oxford England threcouarters Keith Finding and David Duekhant are among ten internationals in Major R. V. Stanley's XV against Oxford University at Ifficy Road on Thursday. Coventry's Keith Palrbro ther Ls in a pack that includes two England rejects. Budge Rogers and Dave Rollin. Team: T I. R. D C r=6.l tecweAt , vl. H S 4.1•Ae10 Sc , .. mho: P a rS '' HAWM. K. T at = AmobirM. M I,M lariNoll.A A Mummy tCart Springboks pick Marais Prop - forward Marais injured In his only match so far on the Springboks' tour, returns for the game against Gwent tomorrow. The tourists' top full-back, Henry de Villiers, plays his first game to the following side: X. Di! Faber J. R N. 0. N.F. P . Vas . sc r i tis t 0 . 61/. F. K. P F P. e Vas Club rugby 3 +) ForeWe nvon For. 110.214 Mork, *4...kr LOOM Old Comils Old H.rles.atsem • Old OZ; 1: 04d V nry.tas Old %man comm.. w 1 4 7 • Barrie Hole . . east L 45,000. a t i • I r Mike Ferguson ... east £51,11.

Aston Villa 3, Bolton 0 Aston Villa's close contact with the relegation issue was eased more than a fraction at Villa Park last night when they left the bottom two places in the Second Division for the first time this season. They Justified their right to their ninth unbeaten home game running and discovered that Bolton Wanderers look more likely for the Third Division. Villa left the relegation area. a quiet performance to score the second goal after 67 minutes. Once again centre-half Chatterley, who had also made the first goal, played a decisive part in the build-up to a yards shot. As in the 4-1 crushing of League leaders Huddersfield. Villa thrived on a tensionfreeing early goal. It was a well-timed goal. Bolton had briefly exposed nerves in Villa's defence and Byrom, one of the division's leading scorers, was guilty of bad misses. It came in the HIM minute as the first of several daunting moments for Alan Boswell, the former Wolves' goalkeeper who selected a bad night to start his Bolton career. He was left on his knees when Martin. once again an obstinate and skilful character to move off the ball. ran through a flatfooted defence. He took the ball round Boswell anti aimed his gentle shot with time to spare. Villa, all the better for a back-to-form display by Willie Anderson on the left wing, then gained a mass of good possession. They did more bad things than good with their advantage in midfield. but dictated because of their enthusiasm. bravery, and, finally, scoring power. Bruce Bloch emerged from The Rioch goal was followed almost immediately by another score from Anderson, whose recall Justified five more changes—and the week long training trip to Lille/dun where Villa returned after the match. Aww Villas Wr.ight. Aotken: Turn Mall. McMahon. Memo. I. ank. A.fincre So , Goan , / .It7w . Strew Mammas. P. V. D. L. I A.Pu / tr . ::: 7 7 1 7 7:omide2o 7 3 10 17 .. 20 S 7 0 23 3 17 14 4 I 7l' 30 10 N w s'l • ? ; 14 tiLltst- 30 3 10 7 30 32 10 11 it 11 II

Villa put Edwards, Hole and Ferguson on transfer list ASTON VILLA have put Mike Ferguson, Dick Ed- wards and Barrie Hole, the three players they fined £lOO each a fortnight ago, on the transfer list. This was the staggering outcome of last night's board meeting at Villa Park. For Ferguson and Edwards, Villa's actii is punishment for further "alleged disciplinary irregularities." Hole goes up for sale at his own request. In a statement after the board meeting, Villa said: "It was decided to place Dick Edwards and Mike Ferguson on the transfer list. " Both players, who have already been informed of this decision, will be allowed training facilities. " The board also considered at tonight's meeting a written transfer request from Barrie Hole. Hole told the club that he wished to leave Villa Park for personal reasons.' " After due consideration, It By COLIN MALAM was agreed that the club, reluctantly, are prepared to consider offers for Hole." The reason Ferguson and Edwards were carpeted again after being fined, together with Hole, for breaking club rules on drinking remains a mystery. Villa met with "no comment" questions on this matter and on whether the reference to training facilities for Ferguson and Edwards means they will have to train alone. Ferguson, Edwards and Hole have also been left out of the party Villa manager Tommy Docherty has taken to Lilieshall for special training this week. Presumably, they will not be considered for tomorrow's Second Division match against Bolton at Villa Park. Last night's decision means that Villa are prepared to sell three players who cost them a total of £130,000 in transfer What does the game hold for these players. many of them in their prime? What Is there left for them to play for? I asked one who should knaw—Colin MaFadyean. Hts descent was as abrupt as hit climb to the top was spectacular. A little less than two years ago Mcpadyean was captain of England. He led the side against Ireland In a match in which Bill Redwood. the England scrum-half. was injured early on and left the Held for good and England, with 14 men, only drew. McPadyean was promptly dropped and has not been heard of In international circles since. Prom captain of England to an also-ran overnight. That Is how it goes and 114cradyean h a ve n to wonder what might happened if the substitution law had been brought in a year sooner. England might have won and he might have been captain still. At the age of 25, when a lot of people agree he is Playing better than ever. Me- Padyean flghta against anticlimax, his weapons his love of the game and the hope that some day the door will open again. Like many before him and quite a few since, hfc/Padyean knew he went into the England aide on a knife edge. "I think It is something you are aware of when you are playing for England." he said. You know of many people who used to play for England and don't any more. at scrum-half fees. All were bought by I)ocherty's predecessor as Villa manager, Tommy Cummings. Offers cats be expected quickly for them. Cardiff, for instance, should be very interested to hear that Hole, the Welsh International wing half who started his career with them, is available. Hole's name has been strongly linked with the Second Division club since a broken leg robbed them of their Welsh international midfield man Barrie Jones. Villa paid what was then their record fee, £50,000, to buy Ferguson, a versatile forward, from Blackburn Rovers in May last year. Centre half Edwards cost £30,000 when he moved from Mansfield two months earlier. Hole was the last to be recruited. Blackburn received another 148,000 from Villa when the Welsh international came to Villa Park in September last year. MICHAEL RUG BLAIR What team game Is S electors lifein England in which 'Selectors life at the top is as precarious as in international rugby football? In what sport Is success h so ephemeral? have no The question was prompted as one watched the first trial last week, as 30 players/ • or pursued pne driving ambition: poticy f England. And the question that followed was this: Of those who make it, how many will last? If the caps At, how long will they wear them? In a game that has no national character, no continuity of style—not even a philosophy—the chances are that for most they will be there today and gone tomorrow. What happens to those people who play their hearts to get to the top, then fade. through no fault of their own. but through the change of fancy of somebody on the selection committee? Big problem Colin Mcradyean ... from England's captain to an also-ran and never considered again. "All I can do now Is continue to enjoy my rugby and play as well as I can and just hope that recognition comes again. You could almo:t pick two teams of ex-England players who are still playing and in their prime. "It all seems to stern from the differing trends of thought In this country. Take the centres: It would appear that the big centre is In at the moment and whether this is deliberate policy or coincidence is open to speculation. "There are types of players who seem to suffer. Dave Rollitt for Instance. It seems England are looking for hard. close-trthe-serum. basic backrow forwards and I have always thought of Rollltt as an attacking player. fßollitt was calmed four times last season "When you go out to the and does not even make the scene it 1.3 not surmising in training squad this season.) the sense you always felt it "It seems the selectors want was going to happen. solid, hard-tackling and re" You always have w burn- liable Players and if you are ing ambition to get there. And not the •vpe of placer they once you have been there, want at th,. moment you may played for England, expert- have to wait until the nenenced all it involves, it fa dulum swings the other way. something you always long to " There are so many Dockets repeat, of rugby In this country, all George Cole back George Cole, who was And with similar optimism kicking goals for Coventry North have chosen Harris for before some of the present the match against Warwick' side had seen a rugby ball, shire at The Reddings tomorrow week. He is preferred to Is back in his old position Kevin Doyle. at scrum-half for his club North mike one other against the North Western Counties at Wilmslow to- than e from the side beaten by toicestershire. Alan Hill night. replacing Barrie Corless in the Cole may be Just a memory centre. The North Midlands to some, but at an age—which team is: has to be guessed at—when r.R.L. Kw?: "11 most f irst-class players have r EIDER A v. Cull: G. Cmd. I'. given up the game, he keeps z„„„ikki-,,„„;,‘,.. is coming back. C. wane. T. J. Smab. His days were said to be Clive Hickman. a young over when Bills Oittings r y e- centre who Joined Moseley placed him at Coundon Road from King Edward's School, three years ago. There was a Aston, at the start of the big reappraisal at the time season, climbs rapidly into the and Coventry decided they first team for the match wanted to win matches by against Cheltenham at the scoring tries instead of leaving Reddinga tomorrow night. Cole's incredible kicking to Hickman, well thought of as gather all the profits. a forceful runner, gets hLs chance because Andy Pack- Came back ham is resting an injury with Saturday's_game at Leicester But they came back to Cole in mind. With Keen unavaila several times and last season We, Walker comes into the he was, surprisingly, first front row. choice.ck when, under For the game at Leicester the new kicking law, running Peckham has been chosen and full-backs were the vogue and Ayre will take over from Cole had lost his speed. Hosken. who will be playing He had not, however, lost for Cornwall. his shrewdness, nor his ability to read a game better than Sides chosen moat players in the land. TODAY When Dave Harris went to p r Coundon Road at the start of e.. I. E. GR C I I. ND. D. Cad: the season it was " farewell, George" once again. Then Olt- M. r. - Joie& tines broke a collarbone, Mike L maw.. a Barnwell, his deputy, was vosecoanow found to be unready for senior k-uhutr 1. .1.1. football and so once again c. maw.. lE. n. Coventry sent for Cole. waste, Weller. D. La.. P. A Moms L. Tonight he plays his first 1. game at scrum-half for more SATURDAY than year. we::: A RV Coventry have chosen Har- P Pa... ris tonight .t full back In the *ay. hope that he has recovered arr. • from the hamstring injury that kept him out of North A rf County Midlands Champion- Liao , ship game last week. %new Em Dow*. P. Olna. with different outlooks rather than a national one. Perhaps we need a more uniform policy. but how far in the distance that is I would not know. It must be quite a way." Mcpadyean grinds no axes —'• I had a good run "—and is philosophical rather than bitter. But what he says makes a lot of sense. Wastage If England are to develop a successful style. an Identity. itmust be constant and the first benefit would be an important one: The players would grow up to know what the selectors were looking for. As things stand the selectors never know. from oar year to the next, what they are looking for and the consequent wastage is considerable and sad. Mere are few more consistent clubs in the area than Dudley-Kingawinford, but their success cauld land the organisers of the Worcestershire and Staffordshire floodlit knock-out competitions with a ;Problem. The counties have planned a play-off between the sinners the two competitions and Dudley could well win them both. They have already taken the Staffordshire trophy and on Thursday week play Worcester the semi-final of the other knnck-out at Btourbridge. Forerunner ? The two counties are keen on the playoff Idea because it could well be the forerunner of a comprehensive Midland tournament. Perhaps this your they should leave It to the two beaten finalists. There Is no doubt that the junior sides are taking s r:a4Lil ra i to floodlit rugby visits to Stourbridge this season nave ea:winced me that they really do raise fiber game. Stourbridge take the floodlit game a step further on Thursday when they stage the Worcestershire and Herefordshire v. Shropshire county match. And they have five of their players, Dave Turner. Mark Roberts, Doug Porter. Billy Harris and Simon Wilkinson in the combined comities aide. Demonstrators or not. Twickenham will be open to all on Saturday. when London Counties play the South Africans. A crowd of about 30.000 is expected it ts planned to confine the holders of 255. and CI tickets to the Last Urger stand. These tickets can be reserved or bought on the tier. Ground tickets are ss. and can be bought at the turnstiles. Because admittance to the round is so straightforward and In view of the time demonstrators will have to Orboundz themselves there are to be fears of disturbances. Robin Prescott. secretary of the Rugby Vn4 answered these yesterday by banns: All the necessary steps have been taken." Internationals face Oxford England threcouarters Keith Finding and David Duekhant are among ten internationals in Major R. V. Stanley's XV against Oxford University at Ifficy Road on Thursday. Coventry's Keith Palrbro ther Ls in a pack that includes two England rejects. Budge Rogers and Dave Rollin. Team: T I. R. D C r=6.l tecweAt , vl. H S 4.1•Ae10 Sc , .. mho: P a rS '' HAWM. K. T at = AmobirM. M I,M lariNoll.A A Mummy tCart Springboks pick Marais Prop - forward Marais injured In his only match so far on the Springboks' tour, returns for the game against Gwent tomorrow. The tourists' top full-back, Henry de Villiers, plays his first game to the following side: X. Di! Faber J. R N. 0. N.F. P . Vas . sc r i tis t 0 . 61/. F. K. P F P. e Vas Club rugby 3 +) ForeWe nvon For. 110.214 Mork, *4...kr LOOM Old Comils Old H.rles.atsem • Old OZ; 1: 04d V nry.tas Old %man comm.. w 1 4 7 • Barrie Hole . . east L 45,000. a t i • I r Mike Ferguson ... east £51,11.

Aston Villa 3, Bolton 0 Aston Villa's close contact with the relegation issue was eased more than a fraction at Villa Park last night when they left the bottom two places in the Second Division for the first time this season. They Justified their right to their ninth unbeaten home game running and discovered that Bolton Wanderers look more likely for the Third Division. Villa left the relegation area. a quiet performance to score the second goal after 67 minutes. Once again centre-half Chatterley, who had also made the first goal, played a decisive part in the build-up to a yards shot. As in the 4-1 crushing of League leaders Huddersfield. Villa thrived on a tensionfreeing early goal. It was a well-timed goal. Bolton had briefly exposed nerves in Villa's defence and Byrom, one of the division's leading scorers, was guilty of bad misses. It came in the HIM minute as the first of several daunting moments for Alan Boswell, the former Wolves' goalkeeper who selected a bad night to start his Bolton career. He was left on his knees when Martin. once again an obstinate and skilful character to move off the ball. ran through a flatfooted defence. He took the ball round Boswell anti aimed his gentle shot with time to spare. Villa, all the better for a back-to-form display by Willie Anderson on the left wing, then gained a mass of good possession. They did more bad things than good with their advantage in midfield. but dictated because of their enthusiasm. bravery, and, finally, scoring power. Bruce Bloch emerged from The Rioch goal was followed almost immediately by another score from Anderson, whose recall Justified five more changes—and the week long training trip to Lille/dun where Villa returned after the match. Aww Villas Wr.ight. Aotken: Turn Mall. McMahon. Memo. I. ank. A.fincre So , Goan , / .It7w . Strew Mammas. P. V. D. L. I A.Pu / tr . ::: 7 7 1 7 7:omide2o 7 3 10 17 .. 20 S 7 0 23 3 17 14 4 I 7l' 30 10 N w s'l • ? ; 14 tiLltst- 30 3 10 7 30 32 10 11 it 11 II