Another Point For Second String

Kevin McDonald's table-topping second string came from being 2-1 behind to bag another point with goals from the game at Southport FC.

Stephen Cooke had given Villa a 1-0 lead that was cancelled out by an own goal from Liam Ridgewell.

Francis Jeffers then gave Everton a 2-1 lead but Peter Hynes secured a point for Villa with 20 minutes remaining.

Striker Bosko Balaban's expected return did not materialise however after the Croatian striker picked up a knock in training on Tuesday morning.