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Game #3185

Aston Villa

30-6-8, 66 PTS

Monday, 24 April 1972

Drew

1st (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Division Three

Mansfield Town

Attendance: 12,476

Field Mill

Mansfield Town

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Chico Hamilton | 53' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa concede a late late equaliser - awarded by the referee despite Mick Wright appearing to clear the ball after it had hit both posts - to stop them clinching the title with two games to go. But with 66 points and a superior goal average to the only team that can equal them - Brighton - promotion is secured and so realistically is the title. A measure of the commitment of Vic Croweโ€™s team wasnโ€™t hard to find, Geoff Vowden, barracked all season due to his connections with neighbours Birmingham scored the winner and celebrated like one of our own, whilst broken nose victim George Curtis delayed his operation to cover for the injured Chris Nicholl and led from the back throughout. Villa, six points clear at the top of the table with two to play, will clinch the title if Brighton fail to win their game in hand.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 24 April 1972

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Mansfield Town 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 53โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Geoff Vowden, Assist by Chico Hamilton
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+2 Goal, 1-1, (Mansfield Town), John Fairbrother
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Mansfield Town 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa can only draw at Field Mill but Geoff Vowden's goal is enough to clinch promotion back to the second tier at the second attempt as Villa make it thirty wins, six draws and eight defeats in 44 division three games so far this campaign. Mansfield's late equaliser however prevented Villa being crowned champions but with two games remaining a single point would secure the title.

Meanwhile, centre back George Curtis made his final appearance for Villa before retiring from football aged 32. George played for Villa between 1969-70 and 1971-72 making 58 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Mansfield Town

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Mansfield Town

Previous 5 vs. Mansfield: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1971-72 |
Matchday | #52 |
League Match | #44 |
Manager Game | #125 |
Monday, 24 April 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: John Thacker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lincoln, 1962-1973
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 125 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 62 ๐ŸŸจ | 31 ๐ŸŸฅ 32 | 1.74

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Thacker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lincoln, 1962-1973 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 28 February 1970, Villa 2-4 QPR, Loftus Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Mansfield Town

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

George Curtis replaces Chris Nicholl.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.33 |

Oldest Player |
CB George Curtis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.99 |

Youngest Player |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.50 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mick Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Fred Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB George Curtis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CB Ian Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Bruce Rioch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Geoff Vowden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Andy Lochhead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Danny Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Mansfield Town

GK Graham Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Barry Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Clive Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Sam Ellis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Sandy Pate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Longhorn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Jarvis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Bobby Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Dave Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Fairbrother | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Pat McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M John Stenson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
M Willie Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด CB George Curtis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1969-72 | ๐Ÿ•’ 58 | 58 (0) | โšฝ 3 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #545 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT