Villa Two Thrash Dons

By Tom Vickers
Last updated : 02 November 2009

Villa took two youth teams to Milton Keynes and both left victorious on a fine day for the Claret and Blue academy.

Tony McAndrew's under-18 side continued their fine recent form by beating the MK Dons under-18's 4-1.

Courtney Cameron, Kofi Poyser, Gary Gardner and finally Arsenio Halfhuid netted for the young lions, while Charlie Collins replied for the opposition.

Villa's under-16's were equally successful as they thrashed the Dons under-16's 6-0, which will have given McAndrew a boost as he looks to the future of the academy side.

His current crop are setting high standards for themselves already and after a 6-0 triumph against Reading in their last game, they went into Saturday's encounter with confidence levels at an all time high.

Former Northampton Town starlet Cameron opened the scoring for the away side as he tapped in on 19 minutes.

Poyser then followed on from his hat-trick against the Royals two weeks earlier by netting with a close range header.

Villa were in complete control of the game, with Jason Lampkin pulling all the strings but with 15 minutes left on the clock, Collins hit back for the Dons.

It proved to be no more than a consolation, though, as Gardner and then Halfhuid rounded off an impressive win for the Villans.

Villa team: Thomas Dau, Will Grocott, Derrick Williams, Arsenio Halfhuid, Daniel Devine, Gary Gardner, Samir Carruthers, Jason Lampkin, Kofi Poyser, Ryan Simmonds, Courtney Cameron

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