Aston Villa PL2 2-6 Albion PL2

Albion's PL2 side celebrate at Villa Park after the first goal of the game.

Albion's PL2 side claimed the derby-day spoils, hitting Aston Villa for six to earn victory at Villa Park on Friday night.

The game got off to a lightning quick start, with Albion going ahead in the first minute. Mo Faal latching on to a smart through ball to get himself through on goal before making no mistake with his finish.

It didn't take long for a second to arrive, with Zac Ashworth getting on the end of a brilliant corner kick, powering home a fantastic header to double Albion's lead.

Mo Faal celebrates scoring the first goal of the game.

A third arrived in the 23rd minute, with Reyes Cleary finding room in the area, and finishing with aplomb off the bottom of the post.

The hosts were struggling to get any kind of hold on the game, but earned themselves a goal back against the run of play, Todd Alcock striking from 30 yards out, beating Ted Cann as his effort clipped the crossbar on its way through to the back of the net.

Albion restored their three-goal advantage not long after, with Josh Shaw picking out Cleary with a ball forward before he rounded the goalkeeper and fired home.

The first half ended with even more action as the hosts were reduced to ten men, after the Villa shot-stopper brought Rico Richards down outside the area leaving referee Michael Barlow with no other option to brandish a red card.

Zac Ashworth heads in Albion's second goal of the evening.

The second half started in the same vein as the first, with Richards, Cleary and Faal all coming close to adding to the goal tally within the first five minutes.

Despite controlling the majority of possession, it was Albion who would concede next. Declan Frith firing into an empty net after pouncing on some momentary confusion at the back.

Reinforcements came on just after the hour mark, with Faal and Richards making way for Ramello Mitchell and Jovan Malcolm. It was the latter who would make an instant impact, firing home Albion's fifth of the night from within the area.

Reyes Cleary celebrates scoring at Villa Park.

Mitchell then capped off the rout in style, latching onto a neat ball forward before rounding the helpless Villa goalkeeper to tap home.

Cleary, still in search of a hat trick, had a great opportunity to claim the match ball in added time, but couldn't find the back of the net after some good work on the left of the area saw him find room in front of goal.

Albion: Cann, Williams, Shaw, Nguepissi, Harper-Bailey, Ashworth (M.Richards 79), R.Richards (Mitchell 62), Andrews (c), Faal (Malcolm 62), Whitwell (Wangusi 73), Cleary.

Substitutes: Hollingshead (GK).

*Photo Credit: GEvans Photography*

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