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Game #3109

Aston Villa

12-7-4, 31 PTS

Saturday, 26 December 1970

Won

2nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division Three

Attendance: 31,186

Shrewsbury Town

Villa Park

8-5-10, 21 PTS

Villa beat Shrewsbury to move two points clear of third placed Torquay and Preston and two points behind leaders Bristol Rovers. As welcome as Villaโ€™s win was, so was the return of Bruce Rioch after a 17 week absence following his double cartilage operation. Despite only playing 23 minutes, Rioch helped create Villaโ€™s first goal and scored the second.

Aston Villa

2-0

Shrewsbury Town

Assist(s) | Willie Anderson | 58' |

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 26 December 1970

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Shrewsbury Town
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Dave Gibson, Sub on, Bruce Rioch
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Pat McMahon, Assist by Willie Anderson
โšฝ | 64โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Bruce Rioch
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's League Cup finalists Villa play only their fifth League game in ten to make it twelve wins, seven draws and four defeats in twenty three division three games so far this season.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Shrewsbury Town

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Shrewsbury Town

Previous 5 vs. Shrewsbury: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1970-71 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #49 |
Saturday, 26 December 1970

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: John Gow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1963-1978 ๐Ÿ†˜
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 49 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 22 ๐ŸŸจ | 14 ๐ŸŸฅ 13 | 1.63

Career Form:

Top 6

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Gow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1963-1978 ๐Ÿ†˜
๐Ÿ†˜ Bizarrely awarded a free kick for a penalty offence in the area but no matter, Villa still scored from it.
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

John Gow

CARDS

Villa

None

Shrewsbury Town

None

TEAM NEWS

Vic Crowe names the same line up for the fifth successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.86 |

Oldest Player |
F Brian Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 30.67 |

Youngest Player |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.17 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Harry Gregg | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Aston Villa

GK John Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Keith Bradley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Fred Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Brian Tiler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Willie Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Pat McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Brian Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
F Dave Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Andy Lochhead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Shrewsbury Town

GK Bob Tooze | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tony Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Terry Matthias | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Peter Dolby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Bevan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Geoff Fellows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Graham Clapham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Dave Roberts (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jim McLaughlin | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Alf Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Terry Harkin | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Bruce Rioch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for F Dave Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 58' |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Terry Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
CB George Curtis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mick Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI felt very relaxed about it all.

โ€œIt wasnโ€™t planned for me to come on against Shrewsbury but then Davey Gibson, who was hurt in the second game against Manchester United, got a knock early on and aggravated the injury.

โ€œIn the dressing room at half time Davey said he was in a bit of pain and it was decided to see how it went in the second half and bring me on if necessary.

โ€œWeโ€™d played about 10 minutes when Ron Wylie said โ€˜Daveyโ€™s coming off. Youโ€™re on.โ€™ and I felt quite calm about it.

โ€œIโ€™d been substitute for the previous two games and by now had got used to the though of being suddenly brought on.

โ€œAll I felt on Saturday was cold.

โ€œI warmed up for a couple of minutes and canโ€™t really remember what I was thinking expect what an appreciative crowd our fans are.

โ€œThey were chanting โ€˜Bruce Rioch, Bruce Riochโ€™ as I stripped down and gave me a marvellous ovation as I came on.

โ€œAnd they changed for Davey as he trotted off to the bench.

โ€œWhen I got out I had a quick word with Brian Godfrey to see whom I had to pick up in midfield and then got on with the game.

โ€œI remember when I scored the ball hit someone - I think it was one of the Shrewsbury player, but canโ€™t remember who.โ€

Bruce Rioch.


โ€œWeโ€™ll just have to wait and see.

โ€œObviously Bruce will come into the reckoning [for the League Cup final] as will a lot of other players.

โ€œThereโ€™s quote a long time to go before Wembley and it will be case of who is in form at the time.

โ€œIโ€™m glad he came through all right against Shrewsbury, because I know the second half of the season is going to be harder than the first.

โ€œOur name and tradition go on the block every week and things are going to become more difficult as the season goes on.

โ€œThis is why I was especially pleased with our win over Shrewsbury.

โ€œThe team showed the right attitude after beating Manchester United.โ€

Vic Crowe.

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