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Game #3555

Aston Villa

Won

13th (+6)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

Saturday, 6 October 1979

Division One

Southampton

Villa Park

Attendance: 24,377

Aston Villa

3-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa climb to thirteenth in the table as they win for the first time in seven first division games with victory over Southampton at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 6 October 1979

⚽ | 34’ Goal, 1-0, Des Bremner
⚽ | 43’ Goal, 2-0, Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Southampton
⚽ | 79’ Goal, 3-0, Allan Evans (pen)
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Southampton

🟨 | Booking, Des Bremner, Trip

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa score for the first time in seven and win for the first time in seven League matches to make it two wins, four draws and three defeats in nine League matches this season as they climb to 13th place in the early Division One table.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1976-77

Southampton

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟥

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Season | 1979-80 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #273 |
Saturday, 6 October 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Salmon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Southgate, 1974-1985
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 273 | 🟩 | 120 🟨 | 77 🟥 76 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ken Salmon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Southgate, 1974-1985
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 7 March 1979, Villa 3-0 Bolton, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Southampton

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Colin Gibson and Brendan Ormsby (first start of the season) replace John Gidman and Ken McNaught.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.88 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.67 |

Youngest Player |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.02 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
LB Mike Pejic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Geddis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Lawrie McMenemy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Southampton

GK Terry Gennoe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB David Peach | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Malcolm Waldron | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alan Ball | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Trevor Hebberd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nick Holmes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Charlie George | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Mick Channon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Phil Boyer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Austin Hayes | 🇮🇪 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Morley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Suspension | 1 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 8 October 1979

​After the drought - well, not quite a flood. But a spray of three goals was sufficient to bring the smiles back and give Aston Villa only their second League victory of the season. Des Bremner ended a barren spell stretching back through 678 minutes of football when he accidentally scored in the 34th minute of Saturday's game against Southampton. There was silence and then a massive sigh of relief as the midfield player, signed from Hibernian last month, took the salute. Competent Mortimer added a second direct from a 43rd minute free kick awarded for a foul by Hebberd on Little and Evans ended Southampton's passing interest when he converted a penalty 11 minutes from time after Swain had been brought down by Holmes. On the face of it, a competent performance against a team who arrived at Villa Park standing fourth in the table and with only one defeat behind them. But still there was something missing. Any deficiencies there might have been, though were not evident in midfield where the Saint's much vaunted partnership of Ball and Williams scarcely got a look in. Williams was frequently outplayed by Cowans while Mortimer and Bremner were usually equal to anything Ball could come up with. Bremner's goal had more than a trace of luck about it a hopeful lob back into the middle that was hit too hard and flew over Gennoe but his overall contribution to the game was solid. Constructive when he needed to be and destructive when he had to he Bremner did none of the "hiding" beloved of so many midfield players and kept himself involved as much as possible. Mortimer continues to lead by example, covering an immense amount of ground, inspiring, cajoling, and when necessary threatening but managing to bring the best out of the men around him. There were few problems in defence, either, although young Gibson, deputising at full-back for the injured Gidman, took a while to settle and Evans and Ormsby sometimes got themselves in a tangle. Promise The real misnomer comes up front where the strikers are not striking. Geddis and Little offered occasional glimpses of promise without fulfilling the pledge and on this showing neither of them looked capable of regularly breaching many First Division defences. It was still a good result for manager Ron Saunders the players and supporters. Perhaps not quite such a good one for director Doug Ellis.

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