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Game #3231

Aston Villa

17-11-10, 45 PTS

Won

3rd (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 14 April 1973

Division Two

Bristol City

Villa Park

14-12-13, 40 PTS

Attendance: 19,545

Aston Villa

1-0

Bristol City

Assist(s) | John Robson | 71' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Jimmy Cumbes saves an 87’ penalty to protect Neil Rioch’s winner as Villa remain in third place after 38 games having played a game more than second placed QPR seven points ahead and with just eight points available.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 April 1973

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bristol City
⚽ | 71’ Goal, 1-0, Neil Rioch, Assist by John Robson
💥 | 87’ Missed penalty, Bristol City, Gerry Gow
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol City

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa record three successive wins for the first time since early February as they earn swift revenge for their Ashton Gate battering three games earlier. As a result, Villa make it seventeen wins, twelve draws and nine defeats in thirty eight League games. Villa consolidate third place (Played 38, Points 45) ahead of Blackpool (Played 39, Points 44).

Aston Villa

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

Bristol City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bristol City

Previous 5 vs. Bristol City: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1972-73 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #171 |
Saturday, 14 April 1973

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Derek Nippard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Christchurch, 1967-1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 171 | 🟩 | 83 🟨 | 43 🟥 45 | 1.71

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Derek Nippard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Christchurch, 1967-1978
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 4 December 1971, Villa 3-0 Bradford, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Bristol City

None

TEAM NEWS

Neil Rioch replaces Charlie Aitken.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.42 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.12 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.40 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Neil Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Jimmy Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Alan Dicks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Bristol City

GK Ray Cashley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gerry Sweeney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Donnie Gillies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB David Rodgers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Geoff Merrick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Brian Drysdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Emanuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Keith Fear | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gerry Gow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Tom Ritchie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Bobby Gould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB David Rodgers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Trevor Tainton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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Injury | 3 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Suspension | 1 |
F Alun Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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