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Game #3111

Saturday, 9 January 1971

Attendance: 25,836

Won

Division Three

2nd= (-)

Bristol Rovers

DWWLW

Eastville Stadium

Villa beat leaders Bristol Rovers at Eastville to close the gap to two points as they remain joint third in the table alongside Fulham.

Bristol Rovers

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None |

KEY MAN

PREVIOUS MATCH

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MATCH TIMELINE

1โ€™ Debut, Geoff Crudgington
31โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Bruce Rioch
HT Bristol Rovers 0-1 Aston Villa
79โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Bristol Rovers), Robin Stubbs
83โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Own Goal, Lindsay Parsons
FT Bristol Rovers 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's League Cup finalists Villa beat League leaders Rovers to make it thirteen wins, seven draws and five defeats in twenty five division three games so far this season. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Geoff Crudgington made his Villa debut aged 18 after moving from Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 1969.

Aston Villa

Bristol Rovers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bristol Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Bristol Rovers: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1970-71 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #51 |
Saturday, 9 January 1971

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Maurice Fussey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Retford, 1960-1972
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |
Last 5 Games | DWWLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Maurice Fussey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Retford, 1960-1972
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Bristol Rovers

None

Maurice Fussey

TEAM NEWS

Geoff Crudgington and Bruce Rioch replace John Dunn and Dave Gibson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.29 |

Oldest Player |
F Brian Godfrey | 30.71 |

Youngest Player |
GK Geoff Crudgington | 18.92 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Vic Crowe

Aston Villa

GK Geoff Crudgington |
D Keith Bradley |
CB Fred Turnbull |
CB Brian Tiler |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Willie Anderson |
M Pat McMahon |
M Bruce Rioch |
CF Andy Lochhead |
F Brian Godfrey |

Bristol Rovers

Sheppard, Roberts, Parsons, Prince, Taylor, Jones W (Gilbert), Stephens, Jones R, Stubbs (g), Jones B, Graydon (ex).

Manager: Bill Dodgin.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Dave Gibson |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

George Curtis
Mick Wright
John Dunn

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI enjoyed it.

โ€œI wasn't nervous and I must admit I was surprised.

โ€œIn fact I get more nervous in reserve matches.

"I dropped two crosses early on. The first I should have punched but when the ascend came over I was given a right hook.

"It's the first time I've been on the winning side this season.โ€

Geoff Crudgington.



"In the last 15 minutes I was running on heart alone.

โ€œMy legs felt like jelly.โ€

Bruce Rioch.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 11 January 1971