Aston Villa Football Academy 1st match report – vs Derby County FC (League) – Monday 17th May
Aston Villa welcomed West Bromwich Albion in the league at Moor Lane. A strong team was out for the Villa, but with the pile up of games over the last few weeks a couple of players were struggling. Jack Richards in goal was struggling with a groin issue and had to come off in the first half.
West Brom had a completely different team out compared to the reverse fixture earlier in the season, they looked strong in the warm up.
First half was a tight affair, not many chances on goal for either team, lots of lost possession. A scrappy start to the game.
Half Time – Aston Villa 1st 0 West Bromwich Albion 0
The second half felt it could either way, the first goal scored could get the win. Unfortunately for Villa the goal went to visitors.
Once one goal was scored by West Brom, the flood gates opened. Possession turned strong for the away team and they had plenty of chances. Game ended up 5-1 to West Brom with a consolation goal for Villa, a penalty converted by Lewis Smith.
Full Time Aston Villa 1st 1 West Bromwich Albion 5
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