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Game #3179

Monday, 3 April 1972

Attendance: 41,518

Won

Division Three

1st (-)

Bristol Rovers

DLWWW

Villa Park

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.

Aston Villa

2-1

Bristol Rovers

Assist(s) | Willie Anderson | 58' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

26โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andy Lochhead
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol Rovers
58โ€™ 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

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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

Bristol Rovers

None

Unknown

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

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 Pat McMahon |
W Ray Graydon |
CF Andy Lochhead |
F Geoff Vowden |

Bristol Rovers

Crabtree, Roberts, Parsons, Prince, Taylor, Green, Stephens (Stanton), Jones W, Jones B, Bannister, Godfrey.

Manager: Bill Dodgin.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Lionel Martin |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Bruce Rioch

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

"I am confident that we will win promotion.

โ€œI 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.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Tuesday, 4 April 1972