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Game #4401

Saturday, 6 January 1996

Attendance: 26,021

Won

FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Gravesend & Northfleet

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa get past non-league Gravesend in the third round of the FA Cup despite the best efforts of the derided Villa Chairman to undermine the atmosphere.

Aston Villa

3-0

Gravesend & Northfleet

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Mark Draper, second minute strike

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 2' Goal, 1-0, Mark Draper
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Gravesend & Northfleet
โšฝ | 47' Goal, 2-0, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
โšฝ | 72' Goal, 3-0, Tommy Johnson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Gravesend & Northfleet

ON THIS DAY

Villa were originally drawn away however Gravesend & Northfleet forfeited home advantage in order to play the fixture in front of a bigger crowd at Villa Park cue Doug Ellis deciding money trumped loyalty as he had season ticket holders forcefully moved from their allocated seats to make way for new paying customers.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1993-94

Gravesend & Northfleet

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Gravesend & Northfleet

Previous 5 vs. Gravesend: None

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1995-96 |
Matchday | #25 |
Manager Game | #55 |
Saturday, 6 January 1996

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Keith Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 14 May 1995, Villa 1-1 Norwich, Carrow Road.
Cards:

CARDS

Villa

None

Gravesend & Northfleet

None

Keith Cooper

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the FA Cup.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.76 |

Oldest Player |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 32.48 |

Youngest Player |
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.58 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Gravesend & Northfleet

Turner
Walker | ๐Ÿ” |
Gubbins
Mortley
Lamb
Murray
Gibbs
Blewden
Jackson
Cotter | ๐Ÿ” |
Powell | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | Walker (Harrop)
๐Ÿ” | Cotter (Best)
๐Ÿ” | Powell (Gooding)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Franz Carr | 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 : 7/11

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 : 9/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"They came out of the tie with a lot of pride.

โ€œThey worked hard, were lively and well organised.

"I was a bit anxious at half-time and there will be some criticism that we didn't score more goals.

"But at the end of it they have had a good day, we got the right result, so everyone is pleased."

Brian Little.

*The Sunday Life*
Sunday, 7 January 1996

Villa manager Brian Little applauded non-League Gravesend for their performance in a 3-0 Villa Park defeat.

"They came out of the tie with a lot of pride," said Little.

โ€œThey worked hard, were lively and well organised.

"I was a bit anxious at half-time and there will be some criticism that we didn't score more goals.

"But at the end of it they have had a good day, we got the right result, so everyone is pleased."

Gravesend manager Chris Weller said: "The lads are upset and are a little bit disappointed.

"If you had said before the game that we would lose 3-0 we would probably have been satisfied. But at half- time I fancied we would get something out of it.

"The pleasing thing is that we matched them for fitness and were going right until the end.

"We have no regrets about switching the tie. The team has been tremendous and we have pleased a lot of people."

Villaโ€™s goals came from Mark Draper in the second minute and a minute into the second half Savo Milosovic scored the second before Tommy Johnson played into a space and responded with an accurate shot across Turner in the 72nd minute.