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The Matches Refereed by

Ron Challis

*latest first

🟥 15 March 1980, Villa 0-2 Southampton, The Dell.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968–1981 🆘
Matches Officiated: 8
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 3
🆘 Failed to clampdown on Southampton's early aggression that inevitably ended with injuries and walking wounded for Villa.
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 4 March 1978, Villa 0-0 Leicester, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968–1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥

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6th= (-1)

Division One

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Tony Morley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 40’ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Ivan Golac
🕒 | HT Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46' Sub off, Gary Shaw, Sub on, Ivor Linton
🥅 | 87’ Goal, 0-2, (Southampton), Mick Channon
🟨 | 90' Booking, Colin Gibson, High tackle
🕒 | FT Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

🟨 4 March 1978, Villa 0-0 Leicester, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 11 January 1975, Villa 2-0 Bristol City, Villa Park.
Cards: None

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨

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10th= (-)

Division One

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City

🟩 11 January 1975, Villa 2-0 Bristol City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 34' | Chico Hamilton | 82' |

Assists(s) | Chico Hamilton | 34' | Ray Graydon | 82' |

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Matches Officiated: 6
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 2 December 1972, Villa 2-0 Hull, Villa Park. 🆘
Cards: None

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

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5th (+2)

Division Two

Starting XI:
GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Bobby McDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Frank Pimblett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Keith Leonard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 34’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chico Hamilton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol City
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 2-0, Chico Hamilton, Assist by Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol City

🟩 2 December 1972, Villa 2-0 Hull, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Ray Graydon | 2' (pen) | Chico Hamilton | 75' |

Assist(s) | Bruce Rioch | 75' |

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981 🆘
Matches Officiated: 5
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 22 January 1972, Villa 2-0 Barnsley, Villa Park. 🆘
Cards: None

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩

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4th (-)

Division Two

Starting XI:
GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Alun Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Ray Graydon, pen
🔁 | 29’ Sub off, Geoff Vowden, Sub on, Chico Hamilton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Hull City
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 2-0, Chico Hamilton, Assist by Bruce Rioch
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Hull City

🟩 22 January 1972, Villa 2-0 Barnsley, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Lochhead | 43' | Bruce Rioch | 57' |

Assist(s) | Ray Graydon | 43' |

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981 🆘
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 1
🆘 Obsession with petty infringements once again impacted the game.
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 15 August 1970, Villa 3-2 Chesterfield, Saltergate.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

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🟨

🟨

1st (+1)

Division Three

Starting XI:
GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB George Curtis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 43’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Lochhead, Assist by Ray Graydon
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Barnsley
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 2-0, Bruce Rioch
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Barnsley

🟨 | Booking, Bruce Rioch, Dissent

🟩 15 August 1970, Villa 3-2 Chesterfield, Saltergate.

Scorer(s) | Pat McMahon | 2' | Bruce Rioch | 28' | 72' |

Assist(s) | Chico Hamilton | 2' | Brian Godfrey | 28' |

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 23 August 1969, Villa 0-2 Swindon, Villa Park.
Cards: None

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968–1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

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Division Three

Starting XI:
GK John Dunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB George Curtis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Lew Chatterley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Andy Lochhead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Pat McMahon, Assist by Chico Hamilton
🥅 | 19’ Goal, 1-1, (Chesterfield), Dave Pugh
⚽ | 28’ Goal, 2-1, Bruce Rioch, Assist by Brian Godfrey
🕒 | HT Chesterfield 1-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 3-1, Bruce Rioch
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 3-2, (Chesterfield), Kevin Randall
🕒 | FT Chesterfield 2-3 Aston Villa

🟥 23 August 1969, Villa 0-2 Swindon, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assists(s) | None

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 14 September 1968, Villa 1-1 Hull, Villa Park.
Cards: None

Manager: Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1968-1970
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

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20th= (-4)

Division Two

Starting XI:
GK Evan Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dick Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brian Tiler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Mike Ferguson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
F Brian Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 15’ Goal, 0-1, (Swindon Town), Arthur Horsfield
🥅 | 41’ Goal, 0-2, (Swindon Town), Rod Thomas
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Swindon Town
🔁 | 56’ Sub off, Willie Anderson, Sub on, Brian Godfrey
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Swindon Town

🟨 14 September 1968, Villa 1-1 Hull, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Willie Anderson | 46' |

Assist(s) | Mike Ferguson | 46' |

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

Manager: Tommy Cummings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sunderland, 1967-1968
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨

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19th= (-)

Division Two

Starting XI:
GK Colin Withers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dick Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Mike Ferguson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Mitchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Barrie Hole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Brian Greenhalgh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Barrie Hole
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Hull City
⚽ | 46’ Goal, 1-0, Willie Anderson, Assist by Mick Ferguson
🥅 | 52’ Goal, 1-1, (Hull City), Ian Butler
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

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