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It’s been a day of goals at Bodymoor Heath with Aston Villa twice equalising before a late penalty gave our under-23s a 3-2 win.

What looked something of a disjointed team, lacking genuine central defenders, worsened by two suspension, and midfielders but packed with full backs and strikers, turned in an admirable performance.

Anthony Glennon was to feature in the first three goals of the game with the first coming as early as the fourth minute when Joel Mumbongo headed in his corner. That lead lasted thirteen minutes before Glennon got himself on the scoresheet himself, deflecting a Louie Barry shot past Marc Richter for an own goal.

Glennon and corners were to count again just past the hour. This time his flag kick, which might have taken a touch off Rob Harker, was credited as going straight in and he’d scored at both ends with Burnley now 2-1 up.

That lead remained until the first minute of stoppage time when Aaron Ramsey score a close range equaliser and apparently earn his team a point with that but not so, Lewis Richardson was fouled in the box and up stepped Max Thompson (pictured) to win it with a 95th minute penalty to give us our eighth win of the season in Premier League 2.

The teams were;

Aston Villa: Akos Onodi, Kaine Kesler, Myles Sohna, Lamar Bogarde, Benjamin Chrisene, Arjan Raihky, Aaron Ramsey, Carney Chukwuemeka, Charlie Farr, Louie Barry (Brad Young 69), Michael Tait (Sebastian Revan 74). Subs: Oliwer Zych, Harrison Sohna, Jake Walker.

Burnley: Marc Richter, Jordan Cropper, Anthony Glennon, Finlay Armstrong, Matty Rain, Max Thompson, Anthony Gomez Mancini, Ne-Jai Tucker, Lewis Richardson, Rob Harker (Sam Unwin 74), Joel Mumbongo (Arman Taranis ht). Subs not used: Harry Allen, Calen Gallagher-Allison, Dara Costelloe.

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