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Game #3186

Aston Villa

31-6-8, 68 PTS

Saturday, 29 April 1972

Won

1st (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division Three

Torquay United

Attendance: 37,179

Villa Park

10-11-19, 31 PTS

Aston Villa

5-1

Torquay United

Assist(s) | Andy Lochhead | 11' | Brian Little | 18' | 61' | Ray Graydon | 31' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa hammer Torquay in their penultimate game of the season to clinch the third division title with a game to spare as Brighton kept their unlikely challenge alive by winning their game in hand in midweek. Villa, with 31 wins, sit four clear of their fellow promoted side.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 29 April 1972

โšฝ | 11โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Geoff Vowden, Assist by Andy Lochhead
โšฝ | 18โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Andy Lochhead, Assist by Brian Little
โšฝ | 24โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Own Goal, Jackson
โšฝ | 31โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Brian Little, Assist by Ray Graydon
๐Ÿฅ… | 34โ€™ Goal, 4-1, (Torquay United), Dick Edwards
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 4-1 Torquay United
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 5-1, Geoff Vowden, Assist by Brian Little
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Chico Hamilton, Sub on, Pat McMahon
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 5-1 Torquay United

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa gain swift revenge over a Torquay side who had so unexpectedly beaten them four games earlier to make it thirty one wins, six draws and eight defeats in 45 division three games. Villa's latest win clinched the third division title (played 45, points 68), winning a record number of games (31) Villa and having already set a points record. Second placed Brighton (played 45, points 64) secured promotion ahead of third placed Bournemouth (played 45, points 61).

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

Torquay United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Torquay United

Previous 5 vs. Torquay: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1971-72 |
Matchday | #53 |
League Match | #45 |
Manager Game | #126 |
Saturday, 29 April 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Pat Partridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 126 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 63 ๐ŸŸจ | 31 ๐ŸŸฅ 32 | 1.75

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Pat Partridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Matches Officiated: 8
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 11 September 1971, Villa 2-0 Brighton, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Torquay United

None

TEAM NEWS

Brian Little and Chris Nicholl replace
George Curtis and Charlie Aitken.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.61 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Lochhead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 31.16 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.44 |

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 Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Fred Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ian Ross | 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” |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Geoff Vowden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Andy Lochhead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Jack Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Torquay United

GK Mike Mahoney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D David Stocks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Dick Edwards (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Alan Welsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ken Sandercock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Twitchin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Cliff Jackson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Brian Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bruce Stuckey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Dave Tearse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Pat McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Ian Twitchin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Alan Skirton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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 | 1 |
M Willie Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI think we will do well in the second division and we certainly have the players to conduct a successful campaign. โ€œPromotion again? Well that would be a tall order. โ€œRight from the start of this season we have talked about promotion and believed in our own ability to achieve it. โ€œWe reasoned that there were perhaps six good sides in the third division. โ€œYou can double that number in the second division and then see the size of the job facing us. โ€œBut clearly we have a side which will improve and I think you will see us playing a lot more attractive football in the second division.โ€ Vic Crowe.

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