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Game #3129

Aston Villa

18-14-10, 50 PTS

Won

4th (-)

Saturday, 17 April 1971

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

Division Three

Rochdale

Villa Park

11-14-17, 36 PTS

Attendance: 18,406

Aston Villa

1-0

Rochdale

Assist(s) | Dave Gibson | 7' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat Rochdale - their second win in twelve third division games - and make fourth place their own but they are now five points off second placed Preston with eight points left available. Frank Upton, Villa’s youth team coach, leads the team as both Vic Crowe and Ron Wylie are a little bizarrely absent scouting new players. Villa face Preston next and must win to keep their feint hopes of a promotion place alive.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 April 1971

⚽ | 7’ Goal, 1-0, Geoff Vowden, Assist by Dave Gibson
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Rochdale
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Rochdale

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa win for the second time in twelve games to make it eighteen wins, fourteen draws and ten defeats in forty two division three games so far this season as they back back into fourth place and close the gap to the second promotion place to five points.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Rochdale

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1970-71 |
Matchday | #53 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #69 |
Saturday, 17 April 1971

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 69 | 🟩 | 28 🟨 | 21 🟥 20 | 1.52

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Matches Officiated: 6
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 25 November 1970, Villa 1-0 Bristol Rovers, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Rochdale

None

TEAM NEWS

Vic Crowe names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.56 |

Oldest Player |
F Brian Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 30.98 |

Youngest Player |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.47 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK John Dunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Keith Bradley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brian Tiler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Brian Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Dave Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Dick Conner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Rochdale

GK Tony Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Graham Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Derek Ryder | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CH Colin Parry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ronnie Blair | 🇬🇧 |
M Bobby Downes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Dennis Butler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Norman Whitehead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Reg Jenkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Tony Buck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Alf Arrowsmith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | F Alf Arrowsmith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Hughen Riley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Harry Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CB George Curtis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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


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

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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