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Game #3252

Saturday, 10 November 1973

Attendance: 12,678

Lost

Division Two

2nd=

Portsmouth

DWWWL

Fratton Park

Villa lose for the first time in eight league games as they concede a hugely deflected goal and a last minute strike as they chased the game. As a result of the dropped points they are in second place by Orient and are now five points behind leaders Boro. Bur after 16 games, Villa have 20 points, one fewer than in 1972-73 when they finished third in a season that only promoted the top two and the same as 1971-72 when the stormed the Third Division championship. With three teams promoted in 1973-74 Villa are still on course for a second promotion in three seasons.

Portsmouth

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

40โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Portsmouth), Norman Piper
HT Portsmouth 1-0 Aston Villa
89โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Portsmouth), Ron Davies
FT Portsmouth 2-0 Aston Villa

Cards.
Booking, Trevor Hockey, Trip.

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa lose for the first time in seven division two matches to make it seven wins, six draws and three defeats in sixteen League games this season. Villa's defeat (Played 16, Points 20) saw Middlesbrough open up a 5 point lead at the top (Played 16, Points 25) and Orient move level with Villa (Played 16, Points 20).

Aston Villa

Portsmouth

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Portsmouth: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1973-74 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Match | #16 |
Manager Game | #192 |
Saturday, 10 November 1973

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe |
Referee | John Homewood, Sunbury-on-Thames |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |
Last 5 Games | DWWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Homewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1966-1979
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

None

TEAM NEWS

Pat McMahon replaces Ray Graydon.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.53 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 31.55 |

Youngest Player |
RB John Gidman | 19.85 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes |
CB Chris Nicholl |
CB Ian Ross |
RB John Gidman |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Jimmy Brown |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Trevor Hockey |
M Pat McMahon |
F Brian Little |
F Alun Evans |

Portsmouth

Milkins, Roberts, Collins, Piper (g), Stephenson, Munks, Marinello, Kellard, Davies (g), Mellows, Foggo.

Manager: John Mortimore.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Sammy Morgan

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Bruce Rioch
Ray Graydon

UNAVAILABLE

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

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 12 November 1973