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Game #3177

Friday, 31 March 1972

Attendance: 16,846

Won

Division Three

1st (-)

Wrexham

WDDLW

Racecourse Ground

Villa bounce back from their first defeat in twelve to beat Wrexham and open up a three point lead at the top of the table.

Wrexham

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Mick Wright | 44' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

31’ Goal, 1-0, Willie Anderson
44’ Goal, 2-0, Ray Graydon, Assist by Mick Wright
HT Wrexham 0-2 Aston Villa
80’ Missed penalty, Willie Anderson
FT Wrexham 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa get back to winning ways to make it twenty four wins, five draws and seven defeats in 36 division three games so far this campaign. As a result, Villa (played 36, points 53) go three points ahead of second place Bournemouth (played 37, points 50) with a game in hand and four points clear of Brighton and Hove Albion (played 36, points 49) in third place in the table.

Aston Villa

Wrexham

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wrexham

Previous 5 vs. Wrexham: | 🟥 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟩 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1971-72 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Match | #36 |
Manager Game | #117 |
Friday, 31 March 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |
Last 5 Games | WDDLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

Wrexham

None

Unknown

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.53 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Lochhead | 31.08 |

Youngest Player |
M Bruce Rioch | 24.58 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Vic Crowe

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 |

Wrexham

Lloyd, Mason, Fogg, Davis, May, Evans, Tinnion, Whittle, Ingle (Ashcroft), Mostyn, Thomas.

Manager: John Neal.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Geoff Vowden |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Saturday, 1 April 1972