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Game #3283

Aston Villa

0-1-0, 1 PTS

Drew

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨

Saturday, 17 August 1974

Division Two

York City

Bootham Crescent

0-1-0, 1 PTS

Attendance: 8,740

York City

1-1

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Chico Hamilton | 29' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa have a late Chris Nicholl goal disallowed much to the chagrin of new boss Ron Saunders as they open their second division campaign with a draw at Bootham Crescent.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 August 1974

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Frank Carrodus
💥 | 8' Jim Cumbes penalised for handling outside the area
🥅 | 8’ Goal, 0-1, (York City), Lyons
⚽ | 29’ Goal, 1-1, Ray Graydon, Assist by Chico Hamilton
🕒 | HT York City 1-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Chico Hamilton, Sub on, Tony Betts
🕒 | FT York City 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' first match in charge of Villa ends in a draw at newly promoted York, meanwhile, winger Frank Carrodus made his Villa debut aged 25 after joining from Manchester City earlier this month. Whilst Tony Betts made his first Villa appearance aged 20 after joining from school football in May 1970.

Aston Villa

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

York City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

York City

Previous 5 vs. York: 🟩 🟩 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1974-75 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 17 August 1974

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gordon Trevett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Manchester, 1973-1976
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 1 | 🟩 | 0 🟨 | 1 🟥 0 | 1.00

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gordon Trevett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Manchester, 1973-1976
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

York City

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders hands a debut to Frank Carrodus in his first game in charge of Villa.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.13 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.32 |

Youngest Player |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.61 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Sammy Morgan | 🇬🇧 |

MANAGER

Tom Johnston | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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York City

GK Graeme Crawford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Stone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Chris Topping | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Peter Oliver | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Ian Holmes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Barry Swallow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Barry Lyons | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Micky Cave | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ian Butler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Jimmy Seal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Chris Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | F Tony Betts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | for M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 75' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | F Jimmy Seal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (F Jim Hinch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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None

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

🟢 W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
🟢 F Tony Betts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“I don’t normally dispute decisions, but Morgan and Swallow were nowhere near the ball when Nicholl headed It home. It looked a good goal to me.” Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 19 August 1974

Ron Saunders, Aston Villa’s new manager, was as convinced as his players that the 82nd minute ‘goal’ Chris Nicholl headed into the back of York City’s net should have given them a victorious start to the season. Nicholl connected with Ray Graydon’s left-wing corner as cleanly as a new pin, but Manchester referee, Gordon Trevett, disallowed the attempt, ruling that Sammy Morgan had impeded centre-half Barry Swallow. Saunders said afterwards: “I don’t normally dispute decisions, but Morgan and Swallow were nowhere near the ball when Nicholl headed It home. It looked a good goal to me.” If Trevett had allowed the goal it would have been no more than Villa deserved. They were in a different class to newly-promoted York, playing their first match in the Second Division, and should have won by two clear goals. York, quite frankly, can prepare for a hard survival slog over the next eight months. After their initial 20-minute burst with Barry Lyons scoring a good eighth minute goal from a free kick they were always struggling. Only the daring and anticipation of goalkeeper Graeme Crawford saved them from defeat. But he was given no chance when Graydon headed the 29th minute equaliser after a clever chipped cross from Chico Hamilton had flat-footed the defence. Before and after this goal Crawford made remarkable saves from Graydon and he had luck on his side when a Brian Little header hit the underside of the bar before the danger was cleared. It was difficult to judge Villa’s prospects on this workmanlike display, mainly because the eager opposition they faced was barely up to Second Division standards. A better Indication may be available after they have met Hull tomorrow. There must still be a question mark hovering over the attack, however, which once again failed to convert the numerous chances that came their way throughout the contest. A promotion-hunting side needs to score goals - and plenty of them - to take the pressure off other departments. Sadly, there was little swamping an inferior defence. No one doubts Morgan’s honest heart or endeavour. But I frequently get the impression that his co-strikers in this case Little and Hamilton just do not understand how to work with him

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