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Game #3288

Aston Villa

2-3-1, 7 PTS

Saturday, 7 September 1974

Won

3rd= (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division Two

Attendance: 16,802

Leyton Orient

Villa Park

0-4-2, 4 PTS

Villa recover from their first defeat of the season to steamroller Orient at Villa Park but although they miss out on another goal-fest they climb to 3rd in the second division table under new boss Ron Saunders.

Aston Villa

3-1

Leyton Orient

Assists(s) | Brian Little | 14' | Chico Hamilton | 32' |

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 September 1974

โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Sammy Morgan, Assist by Brian Little
โšฝ | 32โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Ray Graydon, Assist by Chico Hamilton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Leyton Orient
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Ray Graydon (pen)
๐Ÿฅ… | 74โ€™ Goal, 3-1, (Leyton Orient). Derek Downing
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Leyton Orient

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa return to winning ways to make it two wins, three draws and a defeat in his first six League games as Villa boss.

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

Leyton Orient

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leyton Orient

Previous 5 vs. Orient: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1974-75 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #6 |
Saturday, 7 September 1974

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Morrissey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cheshire, 1968-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 6 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 2 ๐ŸŸจ | 3 ๐ŸŸฅ 1 | 1.50

Career Form:

Top 8

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Morrissey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cheshire, 1968-1979
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

Cards:

Villa

None

Leyton Orient

๐ŸŸจ

Tony Morrissey

TEAM NEWS

John Gidman returns in place of Jimmy Brown as Pat McMahon makes his first appearance of the season as Frank Carrodus drops out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.65 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.38 |

Youngest Player |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.67 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

George Petchey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Graham Moseley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Ian Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Pat McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Sammy Morgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |

Leyton Orient

GK John Jackson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Bobby Fisher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Phil Hoadley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Harris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bill Roffey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Walley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Terry Brisley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Derrick Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Barrie Fairbrother | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Mickey Bullock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gerry Queen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | F Gerry Queen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Peter Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CF Keith Leonard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

SQUAD STATS

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

SQUAD STATS

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

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK Jake Findlay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 9 September 1974

Everton would have been a powerful enough attraction on Wednesday anyway whatever kind of form Villa had been displaying. But now that Ron Saundersโ€™s men have struck nine goals in their last two home matches, the chances of a League Cup victory becomes that much more real and gives the tie an added lustre on Saturday.

Villa may have finished with only three goals, yet at times they appeared ready to surpass the 6-0 victory against Hull ten days before.

The fact of a 1-0 defeat at Bolton sandwiched between the two victories was forgotten by the crowd - how much longer will gate figures hover in the 16,000 to 18,000 region - delighted at the style with which Orient were despatched.

Orient came close to promotion last season but Villa were by far the superior side on Saturday.

โ€œPromotionโ€ seems to be a banned word at Villa Park these days, the disappointment of last season no doubt being to blame.

But Villa showed here, despite the absence of new signing Frank Carrodus, that at the very least a lot of good teams will find the Villa Park trip a pointless one.

Chris Nicholl and lan Ross were always in charge at the back, John Robson had his most outstanding game so far in midfield, and Brian Littleโ€™s confidence grew perceptibly as the game went on, despite the rough treatment he received at the hands, elbows and legs of Phil Hoadley.

Little had a major part to play in the first goal, after 14 minutes.

Hoadley was caught in possession, Ray Graydon whipped in a short centre, Little slid the ball square, and with John Jackson now hopelessly out of position Sammy Morgan scored his fourth goal of the season.

Graydon scored another after 32 minutes. beating Jackson from 25 yards, and added No. 3 from the penalty spot after 70 minutes, having been brought down by Bill Roffey.

Villaโ€™s only lapse was the moment of defensive paralysis four minutes later which saw Derrick Downingโ€™s consolation goal.