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Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2020, 07:18:06 AM »
29th August 1970. Back on a track with another away win at The Vetch Field, Swansea. 2-1 with goals from Chico Hamilton and Pat McMahon in front of 15,535.

https://www.11v11.com/matches/swansea-city-v-aston-villa-29-august-1970-131976/

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2020, 06:43:08 AM »
31st August 1970. Villa 0 Mansfield 1.  Attendance 30,862.

An unexpected home defeat brings us down with a bump. Lochhead has still failed to score.





https://www.stagsnet.net/vintage/reports/AstonVillaA_1971.html
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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2020, 10:59:19 AM »
I was only eleven but remember feeling devastated coming away from this game. I think that I'd been getting used to the novelty (in my lifetime) of Villa picking up points! I confidently believed that we would walk the league. This was a bank holiday night game and I was at the front of The Holte expecting a classy win. After their goal Villa worked hard but everything broke down- hugely frustrating.I think the Rioch injury took him out for months and was the start of his career long knee problems. 

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2020, 11:38:47 PM »
That's right, but Pat McMahon was concussed in the first half, so Villa had to play with ten men after the break, which is when the scabs got their goal.

We played 'em four times in two seasons and only picked up one point. In one of those years they even got relegated!

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2020, 06:00:13 AM »
5th September 1970. Villa 3 Doncaster 2. Attendance 23,632.

Andy Lochhead finally scores. Not one, but two goals.

https://www.11v11.com/matches/aston-villa-v-doncaster-rovers-05-september-1970-131993/










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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2020, 11:47:57 PM »
His first was at the Witton End, the winner was a header that fizzed inside the post at the Holte End.

Pat McMahon was brave; having gone off with concussion against Mansfield, he threw himself at a fifty-fifty header with the 'keeper. Pat headed the ball into the net, while the 'keeper's fist -or the ring on his finger-cut Pat's cheek as he scored.

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2020, 06:48:00 AM »
9th September 1970. Villa 2 Burnley 0. League cup round two.

Pat McMahon and Lionel Martin. 3rd division beats 1st division in front of 28,340.











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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2020, 09:13:39 AM »
As I've posted before, I've seen many great goals down the Villa in my time; and that goal by Lionel Martin is amongst the finest of them.

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2020, 12:23:12 AM »
His first was at the Witton End, the winner was a header that fizzed inside the post at the Holte End.

Pat McMahon was brave; having gone off with concussion against Mansfield, he threw himself at a fifty-fifty header with the 'keeper. Pat headed the ball into the net, while the 'keeper's fist -or the ring on his finger-cut Pat's cheek as he scored.

Play was stopped for a while for McMahon to be treated, and in those days that meant he was really hurt. I think that was the first time I really remember seeing a player covered in blood - I was only a nipper.

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 12:44:25 AM »
Lionel Martin's  goal was superb. What a shame he couldn't harness his talent to have a good career.

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2020, 03:26:17 PM »
As I've posted before, I've seen many great goals down the Villa in my time; and that goal by Lionel Martin is amongst the finest of them.

Indeed it was, an 'I was there' moment.

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2020, 11:41:41 PM »
I was standing on the Holte. When he hit the ball, I thought, "What's he crossed it for? There's no-one in the middle!"

Then I realised he had chipped Tony Waiters (6ft. 3") from the corner of the box. Perfection!

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2020, 09:26:34 AM »
I was in my usual spot down the Witton and thought he'd spooned it, so much so that I had my hands in the air ready to catch it, next thing I knew I was looking at it in the bottom corner of the net.  Cue pandemonium.

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2020, 01:18:44 PM »










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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2020, 02:05:35 PM »







 


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