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Game #3246

Tuesday, 9 October 1973

Attendance: 7,981


League Cup 2nd Round

2nd Round

York City


Bootham Crescent

Villa are beaten at Bootham Crescent by third division York in the second round of the League Cup.

York City


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None |





30’ Missed penalty, Ray Graydon
HT York City 0-0 Aston Villa
83’ Goal, 0-1, (York City), John Peachey
FT York City 1-0 Aston Villa

Booking, Charlie Aitken, Trip


Vic Crowe's Villa's challenging start to the season as they are knocked out of the League Cup at the earliest stage since 1968-69 by division three side York.

Aston Villa

York City


York City

Previous 5 vs. York: | - | - | - | 🟩 | 🟩 |


Season | 1973-74 |
Matchday | #11 |
Manager Game | #186 |
Tuesday, 9 October 1973


Manager | Vic Crowe |
Referee | Ted Jolly, Manchester |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLLWL |


Referee: Ted Jolly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Manchester, 1970-1975
Previous 5:
Last Match:




York City


Ted Jolly


Vic Crowe names an unchanged line up.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.32 |

Oldest Player |
F Geoff Vowden | 32.47 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Little | 19.88 |



Vic Crowe

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes |
CB Chris Nicholl |
CB Ian Ross |
FB John Robson |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Jimmy Brown |
M Bruce Rioch |
W Ray Graydon |
F Brian Little |
F Sammy Morgan |
F Geoff Vowden |

York City

Crawford, Stone, Burrows, Lyons, Swallow, Topping, Pollard, Woodward, Peachey (g), Calvert, Butler.

Manager: Tom Johnston.





M Chico Hamilton |







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

🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game


⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance




Not recorded


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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Wednesday, 10 October 1973

Peached debut puts Villa out goal after penalty miss Aston Villa were Just seven minute s away from taking this second round League Cup-tie back to Villa Park when - . John Peachey scored a goal on his debut for York to put, the Third. Division club into 'the next round. Villa,' although .they were frequently ripped open by York, ought to - have settled,, the - game after 30 minutes, when -Brian Little was tripped In the penalty area by John Stone. Too close Ray Graydon took the penalty kick but struck it too close to Graeme Crawford and the York goalkeeper dived to save.' To complete a night of rnisery,for Graydon,. he heeded against the bar . In the second half. trill& seemed fated • not 'to Rossborough saves face for Midlands By MICHAEL BLAIR Midland Counties 10, Japanese., XV 6 Two long-range 'penalty their fitness came through at ted , for little as the Counties goals by Peter Rossborough tie end. sought to find a relevant gear. were the significant eontribu-They missed a couple of early tions to this win for the Mid- Their achievement. 'apart chances and went through 22 lands at Leicester last night. from 'toll's try in injury ume minutes of uncomfortable prob- They were all fie Counties was to make the Midlands look ing before moving in front had to offer until a try by John a thoroughly bad side. Rut when Rossborough converted a White seven minutes from the' they will rue the four kicks at penalty with a magnificent kick end. goal which Yamaguchi missed rom au yar ds. . long after the tour is over. The Japanese spoke much His punting was also lmmore eloquently for the vlf• The bustle and the frantic in• mense, but much of the rest of tues of energy, zeal and the dustry of the Japanese un• the kicking was pointless. spirit of attack but were tight- settled the Midlands and weight . There were 'too many frills ing 'a war without guns until and height differentials coun- in the Midlands' midfield play, Finlan was obsessed with puerile duMmy, and against this • lack of directness the .'Japanese centres found that tackling was child's play. The sympathies of the crowd were unmistakably for the , tourists and there Must have' been 6,000 souls willing the penalty kick by' Yamaguchi be. tween the posts in the 35th minute. But the power of prayer ww not enough. The Midlands should nave lost their lead early in the, second half but . Yamaguchi , made a mess of a oena:ty chance from the 23 It was a second Roesborough penalty 20 minutes from time which stretched the Midland lead and It was received with a storm of derision by the audience. - Fogarty accepts in S. Africa The Japanese were penalised Inside the Counties' half and were then sent back ten yards for showing dissent a remarkable feat of translation by the referee Titcomb. The crowd wanted the Counties to run the• ball and 'despite the vehement slow handclap . Roesborough put his place kick between the . posts. There were only -seven minutes to go when the Counties produced their try -- Cooper coming in from the' Wing on a set call between fly-half and centre running elusively and linking with Simpson who put, White over. The biggest reception of the night was for the Japanese try. which came through the simple virtues of working the ball .quickly and producing an overlap which put Itoh over. Yamaguchi. much too late. found his kicking form and put over the conversion: MIDLAND I . . . T. Kw.= a. J. ref.,. JANAININI. r=l, S. ...mss.. T. Teta J. As . Leeds Utd. Surma, . Aran& Man Car ewee Mat. Tottenham :, =~:::, Sounseesouth W rt By RANDALL NORTHAM York City 1, Aston Villa 0 score away from home.—they and tt flicked the top of the hive managed to do so Just . bar. once, in six matches this season Although they relied a lot upon vigour and 'speed, York's football. was surprisiOgly good It Mas not as measured - or as orderly as• Villa's but it had a spontaneity and an old• fashioned direetneis. Fine saves In fact, Villa can thank Jim Cumber that they were not beaten by a larger margin, In the first few and last few minutes he made saves that were worth a bonus and a replay. Then Barry Lyons - sent the goalkeeper scrambling across his line and,. before ten minutes were up, Cunibes Made two more saves; staggering. but recovering,' under.. the weight of Brian Pollard's.shot and then clutching another drive from Lyons: Graydon shot...too high in Villa's only attack o far but at lilt Villa managed to slow the pace. Towards the half-hour, they were getting on top and, after a staccato move Involving Chns Nichol 1, Sammy Morgan, Bruce Rioch, and Graydon, Morgan forced a good save from Crawford. He should, though, have been beaten atter five minutes, when Peachey's cross -found lan Butler unmarked, but the win• yr.: drove his shot too high Then came Graydon's penaltye miss but It did not seem too.ealainitous at the time, for Villa were in command. To the rescue ThiS eanlilted two - .. minutes before half -tine. when COmbet had to .dire - at Butler's_ feet after Villa's offside trap felled to Inaction: Apirt from - Graydon's heeditr the .second half did not catch - fire - until 15 minutes from time. Cumbei saved again -from Lionv And then Charlie Aitken was Cautioned by referee Ted JOIly; from Manchester,, - for tripping' Pollard. Then - Cumbes made full length eaves from - Buller and Stone. two. tremendous stopi,„ before teenage midfield player.. Pollard swung In :.a cross and Peachey.. who •wy playing In the Southern League last season, smashed It home, Vora Crawford: roma. •Lrooa.. Swallow. Tommy. Pol. lard. Woodward. Mars. Sub. Memo. AM** Valet Gamin; Reba. kr*. Mora. Nickell. Reba. Graydon. LIM* Nab. Another P G A fine for John O'Leary John 'O'Leary, the Irish international, his been fined £250 by the Executive Committee of the Professional Golfers Aisociation, severely repri. minded and warned as Jo his future conduct. O'Leary wee disciplined for his behaviour at a Pro.Am tournament. at Rowlands Caine on September 13. when he tore up .his card after a few holes. He had previously been. ined following an incident during the Dutch Open dhamplonship; and the PG A warned yesterday that any further Incidents will result in suspension.