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Game #3176

Aston Villa

23-5-7, 51 PTS

Lost

1st (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥

Saturday, 25 March 1972

Division Three

Brighton & Hove Albion

Goldstone Ground

20-7-8, 47 PTS

Attendance: 29,135

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ray Graydon | 56' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer defeat in the League for the first time in twelve as they lose to third placed Brighton whilst Bournemouth and Notts County both draw to leave Vic Crowe’s side one point clear at the top with two points in hand over Bournemouth and four clear of their victorious opponents Brighton.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 March 1972

🥅 | 6’ Goal, 0-1, (Brighton & Hove Albion), Willie Irvine
🕒 | HT Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 56’ Goal, 1-1, Bruce Rioch, Assist by Ray Graydon
🟨 | 79’ Booking, Bruce Rioch, Foul
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 1-2, (Brighton & Hove Albion), Kit Napier
🕒 | FT Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa lose for only the second time in twenty League games to make it twenty three wins, five draws and seven defeats in 35 division three games so far this campaign. Despite the loss, and not having won in three, Villa remain top of the table (played 35, points 51) and ahead of Bournemouth (played 37, points 50) and their opponents Brighton and Hove Albion (played 35, points 47).

Aston Villa

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

Brighton & Hove Albion

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Brighton & Hove Albion

Previous 5 vs. Brighton: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1971-72 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Match | #35 |
Manager Game | #116 |
Saturday, 25 March 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Norman Burtenshaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1962-1973
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 116 | 🟩 | 55 🟨 | 30 🟥 31 | 1.68

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Norman Burtenshaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1962-1973
Matches Officiated: 14
🟩 : 5
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 7
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 20 November 1971, Villa 0-1 Southend, Roots Hall.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Brighton & Hove Albion

None

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.51 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 31.07 |

Youngest Player |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 24.57 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Pat Saward (ex) | 🇮🇪 |

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Brighton & Hove Albion

GK Brian Powney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Eddie Spearitt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ian Goodwin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Templeman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Brian Bromley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Bert Murray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Peter O’Sullivan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Mark Gall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ken Beamish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Kit Napier | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Willie Irvine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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W Bernie Lutton | 🇬🇧 |

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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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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