Game #4096

1988-89

Position:

12th (+3)

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Division One

Millwall

The Den

Attendance: 13,206

Saturday, 18 March 1989

Villa suffer a chastening defeat to fellow promotees Millwall who in stark contrast to Villa sit third in the table in their first season back in the top flight. Villa sit twelfth having failed to score in three and gained two points from a possible eighteen,

Millwall

2-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None |

Assist(s) | None

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AT A GLANCE

Game #4096

Matchday | #38 |
League Match | #29 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Saturday, 18 March 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Graham Taylor |
Referee | Paul Durkin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |
Last 5 Games | DLLDL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.04 |

Oldest Player |
CB Steve Sims | 31.73 |

Youngest Player |
CB Martin Keown | 22.67 |

TEAM NEWS

Graham Taylor names an unchanged line up.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Lee Butler |
RB Chris Price |
CB Martin Keown |
CB Steve Sims |
FB Kevin Gage |
M Stuart Gray |
M Paul Birch |
M David Platt |
W Nigel Callaghan |
CF Ian Ormondroyd |
CF Alan McInally |

SUBSTITUTES

M Gordon Cowans for FB Kevin Gage | 23' |
F Ian Olney for M Paul Birch | 72' |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

THE OPPOSITION

Horne, Wood, Thompson, Sparham, McLeary, Briley, Hurlock (g), Carter, Sheringham, O’Callaghan (g), Cascarino (ex). Manager: John Docherty.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

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MATCH TIMELINE

2’ Goal, 0-1, (Millwall), O’Callaghan
23’ Sub off, Kevin Gage, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
HT Millwall 1-0 Aston Villa
72’ Sub off, Paul Birch, Sub on, Ian Olney
80’ Goal, 0-2, (Millwall), Terry Hurlock
FT Millwall 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa fail to score for the third successive game and have now lost six of their last eight League games.

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*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 20 March 1989

"Villa were harassed at the hark, overpowered in midfield, and downright inept up front."

MATCH REPORT

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Villa have a capital problem 111121waN 2 12). Hurlock Aston Villa 0 Booking Melnally (dissent) Horne, M.:teary. npasharn. Tttompeen. Wood. Carter. Briley. Shoring/tarn. O'Callaghan Morrie, Salmon Villa: Butler Price. Cray, U. .Cowan. 33. atm.. Kean.. Mich t Olney 73). Platt. Melnally. Ortnendroyd. Referee. Mr P Durkin Portland. Attendance :3 i‘i*= 1 %Vey ISM beat two man and moored from IA yard. Walsall 0 Bookings: Forbes (dissent) Biriningl,m City Thom, Ashley. !Main Atkins. Overarm. Von. Lanstay as . Childs. • livhinaim. Peer Subs Peer Walsall twr Durban. Hawker. Se •ke apeare Forbes. Smith. Pritchard 'Reek 76 pier. Christie. Goodwin. Naughton. Sub. Mow., Order. Lowla tHreat llookhami I Alblea 1 kortlett 185) Superb solo run and right which trickled In 8-ighton 0 :ookingQa• May. Nelson (both dissent) ‘'Won Naylor. Bradley. Albtato& Talbot. Wh,te. North. Robson I Hopkins TS). Goodman, West. Bartlett. Anderson. Brighton Keeley. Chlvers. Dub4h. %Stikine. May. Chapman. Nelson. Traumas. Bremner. Cur Inahles. Crumplln. Bubo. Wood, Owens Referee Mr A Simmons Cheadle Horne 'Cheshire, Attendance Graham Taylor may never have a more fitting opportunity to force home his insistence on positive thinking among Aston Villa's players. For anyone of a nervous disposition, the prospect of two Easter matches against West Ham and Queens Park Rangers must be little short of horrific. It's not that either side should pose eytraordiruiry problems. They just both happen to reside in our capital city. II you dare to glance back over Villa's last six matches you will note that they have collected just two points and scored only the same number of goals. During that depressing sequence. Taylor's men have suffered four defeats all at the hands of London clubs. Millwall 2, Aston Villa 0 By ROB BISHOP Perhaps we should Rol have been surprised it Saturday's setback, followlna reversals At the hands of Wimbledon, Charlton and Tottenham. Having raised hopes of a revival in laid week's televised against Manchester United, Villa were never In the picture at The Den. The I.ions of Millwall. still nurturing hopes of a championship triumph in their first season at the lop, outclassed Villa in et department. From the moment Kevin O'Callaghan slid home his second•minute opener. there WAN only one possible outcome. Villa were harassed at the hark, overpowered in midfield, and downright inept up front. The hest they could manage were long-range effort% from Nigel Callaghan, lan Ormondroyd and sulwitilute Gordon Cowans. none of which forced Mlllwall goalkeeper Brian Horne Into a save. Villa were not helped when forceful midfielder Kevin Gage. one of their few consistent players this season, was car• vied off with damaged knee lig: •nts after only 19 minutes. There is a touch of cvnicism about the dockland outfit which reminds you of Wimbledon, highlighted by (Wallaghan's crude tackle which put Gage out of the match and the ainger's suhse• quent running battle with full-back Chris Price. Vet there is a confidence and directness About Mlllwall, whose squad are virtually unchanged from the one which won the Second Div WWI, which painfully highlighted the ineffectiveness of Villa's expensive signings Callaghan and Ormondroyd. The contrast In progress made by these two clubs since they won promotion last May is really quite alarming. It was there for All to see, with Terry !furlock's late stunning drive giving a more realistic look to a score line which should really ha% e been inisch bigger. . 5 k I • GOAL HERO: Kevin Bartlett, right, Is congratulated on Ms Albion against Brighton.




Villa have a capital problem 111121waN 2 12). Hurlock Aston Villa 0 Booking Melnally (dissent) Horne, M.:teary. npasharn. Tttompeen. Wood. Carter. Briley. Shoring/tarn. O'Callaghan Morrie, Salmon Villa: Butler Price. Cray, U. .Cowan. 33. atm.. Kean.. Mich t Olney 73). Platt. Melnally. Ortnendroyd. Referee. Mr P Durkin Portland. Attendance :3 i‘i*= 1 %Vey ISM beat two man and moored from IA yard. Walsall 0 Bookings: Forbes (dissent) Biriningl,m City Thom, Ashley. !Main Atkins. Overarm. Von. Lanstay as . Childs. • livhinaim. Peer Subs Peer Walsall twr Durban. Hawker. Se •ke apeare Forbes. Smith. Pritchard 'Reek 76 pier. Christie. Goodwin. Naughton. Sub. Mow., Order. Lowla tHreat llookhami I Alblea 1 kortlett 185) Superb solo run and right which trickled In 8-ighton 0 :ookingQa• May. Nelson (both dissent) ‘'Won Naylor. Bradley. Albtato& Talbot. Wh,te. North. Robson I Hopkins TS). Goodman, West. Bartlett. Anderson. Brighton Keeley. Chlvers. Dub4h. %Stikine. May. Chapman. Nelson. Traumas. Bremner. Cur Inahles. Crumplln. Bubo. Wood, Owens Referee Mr A Simmons Cheadle Horne 'Cheshire, Attendance Graham Taylor may never have a more fitting opportunity to force home his insistence on positive thinking among Aston Villa's players. For anyone of a nervous disposition, the prospect of two Easter matches against West Ham and Queens Park Rangers must be little short of horrific. It's not that either side should pose eytraordiruiry problems. They just both happen to reside in our capital city. II you dare to glance back over Villa's last six matches you will note that they have collected just two points and scored only the same number of goals. During that depressing sequence. Taylor's men have suffered four defeats all at the hands of London clubs. Millwall 2, Aston Villa 0 By ROB BISHOP Perhaps we should Rol have been surprised it Saturday's setback, followlna reversals At the hands of Wimbledon, Charlton and Tottenham. Having raised hopes of a revival in laid week's televised against Manchester United, Villa were never In the picture at The Den. The I.ions of Millwall. still nurturing hopes of a championship triumph in their first season at the lop, outclassed Villa in et department. From the moment Kevin O'Callaghan slid home his second•minute opener. there WAN only one possible outcome. Villa were harassed at the hark, overpowered in midfield, and downright inept up front. The hest they could manage were long-range effort% from Nigel Callaghan, lan Ormondroyd and sulwitilute Gordon Cowans. none of which forced Mlllwall goalkeeper Brian Horne Into a save. Villa were not helped when forceful midfielder Kevin Gage. one of their few consistent players this season, was car• vied off with damaged knee lig: •nts after only 19 minutes. There is a touch of cvnicism about the dockland outfit which reminds you of Wimbledon, highlighted by (Wallaghan's crude tackle which put Gage out of the match and the ainger's suhse• quent running battle with full-back Chris Price. Vet there is a confidence and directness About Mlllwall, whose squad are virtually unchanged from the one which won the Second Div WWI, which painfully highlighted the ineffectiveness of Villa's expensive signings Callaghan and Ormondroyd. The contrast In progress made by these two clubs since they won promotion last May is really quite alarming. It was there for All to see, with Terry !furlock's late stunning drive giving a more realistic look to a score line which should really ha% e been inisch bigger. . 5 k I • GOAL HERO: Kevin Bartlett, right, Is congratulated on Ms Albion against Brighton.