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Game #3179

Aston Villa

26-5-7, 57 PTS

Won

1st (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Monday, 3 April 1972

Division Three

Bristol Rovers

Villa Park

16-12-10, 44 PTS

Attendance: 41,518

Aston Villa

2-0

Bristol Rovers

Assist(s) | Ray Graydon | 26' | Willie Anderson | 58' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it three wins in four days as they reach 26 wins in just 38 games (breaking the club record which has stood for 98 years) as Andy Lochhead scores his 23rd League goals of the season to open a six point lead over second placed Bournemouth. Villa though face an increasingly tough schedule of six games in the next seventeen days, five of which are away from home.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 3 April 1972

⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Lochhead, Assist by Ray Graydon
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol Rovers
⚽ | 58’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Lochhead, Assist by Willie Anderson
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa make it three successive victories again to record twenty six wins, five draws and seven defeats in 38 division three games so far this campaign. As a result, Villa (played 38, points 57) opened up a six point lead over second placed Bournemouth (played 38, points 51) and a seven point gap to third place Brighton and Hove Albion (played 37, points 50).

Aston Villa

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

Bristol Rovers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bristol Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Bristol Rovers: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1971-72 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #119 |
Monday, 3 April 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 119 | 🟩 | 58 🟨 | 30 🟥 31 | 1.71

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Bristol Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Geoff Vowden replaces Bruce Rioch in Vic Crowe's first change to the line up in seven matches.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.11 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 31.09 |

Youngest Player |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 24.72 |

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 Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Bill Dodgin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Bristol Rovers

GK Richard Crabtree | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Phil Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Lindsay Parsons | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Frankie Prince | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Wayne Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Bryn Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Kenny Stephens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Mike Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Bruce Bannister | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Godfrey (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Kenny Stephens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (FB Tom Stanton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Lionel Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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Suspension | 1 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

"I am confident that we will win promotion. “I have believed all along that man for man we are the best side in the Third Division. "But we still have eight games to play and nothing is certain in football although our performances over Easter should see us through." Vic Crowe.

MATCH REPORT

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