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Game #3303

Aston Villa

Drew

4th Round

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨

Tuesday, 12 November 1974

League Cup

Hartlepool United

Victoria Park

Attendance: 12,305

Hartlepool United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Chris Nicholl | 34' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa’s poor run continues as, without a win in three, they draw with fourth tier Hartlepool in the fourth round of the League Cup.

KEY MAN

Charlie Aitken, scored his first of the season by Villa couldn't see off fourth division Hartlepool, Tuesday, 12 November 1974.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 12 November 1974

⚽ | 34’ Goal, 1-0, Charlie Aitken, Assist by Chris Nicholl
🕒 | HT Hartlepool United 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 60’ Goal, 1-1, (Hartlepool United), Malcolm Moore
🔁 | 70’ Sub off, Bobby Campbell, Sub on, Tony Betts 🔴
🕒 | FT Hartlepool United 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Frank Carrodus, Trip

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa can only draw with Fourth Division side Hartlepool in the League Cup last 16 necessitating a Villa Park replay.

Aston Villa

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

Hartlepool United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Hartlepool United

Previous 5 vs. Hartlepool: None

PREVIOUS MATCH

None

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1974-75 |
Matchday | #21 |
Manager Game | #21 |
Tuesday, 12 November 1974

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Michael Lowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1972–1982
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 21 | 🟩 | 9 🟨 | 8 🟥 4 | 1.67

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Lowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1972–1982
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 6 October 1973, Villa 5-0 Cardiff, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Hartlepool United

None

TEAM NEWS

Frank Carrodus and Jimmy Brown (first start in 16) replace Leighton Phillips and Neil Rioch.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.50 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.56 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Campbell | 🇬🇧 | 18.18 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Len Ashurst | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Hartlepool United

GK Barry Watling | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Rob Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Malcolm Dawes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Alan Goad | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D George Potter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Jimmy Shoulder | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Honour | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mike Spelman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Allan Gauden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Malcolm Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Kevin McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | F Tony Betts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Bobby Campbell | 🇬🇧 | 70' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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W Billy Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 |
M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Ankle
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Eye
F Sammy Morgan | 🇬🇧 | Stomach muscle

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

🔴 F Tony Betts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1974 | 🕒 4 | 1 (3) | ⚽ 0 | 🔥 0 | 🇺 3 | #569 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Wednesday, 13 November 1974

Aston Villa and Hartlepool who have made a habit of drawing in the League Cup this season, predictably shared last night’s match at the Victoria Ground. The replay has been provisionally fixed for Monday week, subject to Hartlepool’s performance in the FA Cup two days before, and when it takes place it will be Villa’s sixth match in three rounds and Hartlepool’s ninth in four rounds. Until an hour had passed it seemed that the Fourth Division side would not draw again. Villa had gone ahead through their veteran left back, Charlie Aitken, and were comfortably In control. Hartlepool responded to the frenzied prompting of their biggest crowd since they played the Busby Babes in the Cup 17 years ago and equalised in the 60th minute through leading scorer, Malcolm Moore, his fifth goal of competition. Aitken’s goal - his first of the season - ended a ten minute spell of pressure by Hartlepool, the only time Villa were at all disconcerted in the half. Until then Villa had played cooly, if drearily, and only a sense of occasion kept the crowd keyed up. The headline in the local paper read “Villa team of many talents“ but It was difficult to spot them. Hartlepool began to force the pace a little. It was enthusiasm, kindled by the crowd, rather than malevolence which caused the bodies to fall, but the Villa defence became ragged. They survived two penalty appeals, albeit ambitious ones, and Moore missed what was to prove the game’s easiest chance after 30 minutes. He was put through by Malcolm Dawes but he slid his shot across the goal and wide of goalkeeper Jimmy Cumbes’s right hand post. Expensive, because Aitken’s goal came four minutes later. As Hartlepool’s defence hoped to work an offside trap, Aitken galloped through on to Chris Nicholl’s lobbed pass and clipped a right foot shot past goalkeeper Barry Watling. As the second half started it seemed that both sets of players had decided that Villa had won. But then Aitken fouled Rob Smith and Jimmy Shoulder moved over from left back to chip the right side free kick left footed into the penalty area and Moore’s flick bounced wide of Cumbes. Understandably. Hartlepool were lifted by this and Frank Carrodus was cautioned by the referee, Michael Lowe. of Sheffield, for tripping Smith. Tony Betts came on for Bobby Campbell in the 70th minute and Villa began to move more smoothly and it was only Watling who saved his side. He caught Brian Little’s shot at full stretch a brilliant save and then stopped Jimmy Brown’s measured drive. Between these, Nichol! should have scored with a header which flew high over the bar but Villa were not really worth more than a draw.

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