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Game #3182

Aston Villa

28-5-8, 61 PTS

Lost

1st (-)

Wednesday, 12 April 1972

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Division Three

Torquay United

Plainmoor

Attendance: 9,928

Torquay United

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Charlie Aitken | 85' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa’s third match in five days and sixth in twelve ends in defeat as Vic Crowe’s side lose at bottom of the table Torquay - only their third loss in their last twenty seven league games. As a result, Villa’s lead at the top of the table is cut to six points to Brighton and seven to Bournemouth, both of whom have games in hand, whilst Notts County, now level with Bournemouth have two games in hand.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 12 April 1972

🥅 | 44’ Goal, 1-0, (Torquay United), Cliff Jackson
🕒 | HT Torquay United 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Pat McMahon, Sub on, Chico Hamilton
🥅 | 67’ Goal, 2-0, (Torquay United), David Tearse
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 1-2, Geoff Vowden, Assist by Charlie Aitken
🕒 | FT Torquay United 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa suffer a shock defeat to bottom of the table Torquay at Plainmoor to make it twenty eight wins, five draws and eight defeats in 41 division three games so far this campaign. As a result, Villa's lead at the top of the table (played 41, points 61) was reduced to six points over Brighton (played 40, points 55) but remained at seven over Bournemouth (played 40, points 54) with both clubs having a game in hand.

Aston Villa

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

Torquay United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Torquay United

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1971-72 |
Matchday | #49 |
League Match | #41 |
Manager Game | #122 |
Wednesday, 12 April 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 122 | 🟩 | 60 🟨 | 30 🟥 32 | 1.72

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Torquay United

None

TEAM NEWS

Geoff Vowden replaces Andy Lochhead.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.55 |

Oldest Player |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.98 |

Youngest Player |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 24.62 |

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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Jack Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Torquay United

GK Mike Mahoney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Clint Boulton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D David Stocks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Dick Edwards (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RH Mel Lucas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Ken Sandercock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alan Welsh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Bruce Stuckey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Cliff Jackson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Dave Tearse | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Robin Stubbs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 66' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Ian Twitchin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 | 1 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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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