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First sub to score

First sub to score

On this day in 1967, Lew Chatterley became the first Villa player to score a goal after going on as a substitute when he was on target in a 3-2 home victory over Blackpool.

Substitutes had been introduced by the Football League at the start of the 1965/66 season, although it was the 10th game of that campaign before Villa used a replacement, Graham Parker replacing the injured Tony Hateley in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham.

Sixteen months later, Chatterley became our first sub to score when he netted against the Seasiders after replacing Mike Tindall. 

Barry Stobart hit Villa’s other two goals.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 14th January 1967