Date: 31st August 2021 at 10:34pm
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Wycombe Wanderers
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Aston Villa U21

Adams Park

EFL Trophy - Southern Group C

31/08/2021 7:00 pm

Attendance: 1409

Wycombe Wanderers Aston Villa U21
Parsons (11) Archer (42), Philogene-Bidace (68, 90+9)
Przybek Zych
Burley 81 Zito
Forino Joseph Bogarde
Ram Appiah
Wheeler 62 Swinkels
Thompson
 
Iroegbunam
Pendlebury Sanson 45
Parsons Thorndike 90+4
McCleary Archer
Linton
 
Philogene-Bidace
 
Hanlan 69 Caleb Chukwuemeka 84

Substitutes

Jacobson Wright
Kaikai 69 Reddin
Obita 81 Sewell
Dickinson Jay-Hart 84
Clark 62 O'Reilly
Lindley 45
Abldeen-Goodridge 90+4

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 13
8 On Target 6
10 Corners 8
16 Fouls 11
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
49 % 51

With Aston Villa fans understandably focused on first team matters at the club, our promising arrivals this summer and unfortunately a very disappointing, and gutting departure – tonight was about more than just the transfer deadline window SLAMMING shut.

With such a crop of promising youngsters being given their chance by head coach Dean Smith – do I need reference Barrow – some of us had a keen interest on tonight’s EFL Trophy opener against Wycombe Wanderers.

Our group this year also contains Burton Albion and MK Dons, and as followers of youth football will know, Villa weren’t that impressive in last season’s competition finishing bottom of Group A (Northern) on zero points with a -12 goal difference.

Hopes this season are far higher, and it seems justifiably so given we came back from a 1-0 deficit (eleventh minute opener) to ultimately take a well deserved 3-1 victory at Adams Park – our first win in six attempts.

Goals on the evening came from Cameron Archer (42) and Jaden Philogene-Bidace helped himself to a brace (68, 90+9).

It would be wise to not get carried away, but these lads are now showing they can compete and they are looking good on a pitch – long may it continue.

Vital Villa’s EFL Trophy Forum Thread

U21 - Goal Of The Tie

Cameron Archer

Cameron Archer

Jaden Philogene-Bidace (68th minute)

Jaden Philogene-Bidace (68th minute)

Jaden Philogene-Bidace (90+9 minute)

Jaden Philogene-Bidace (90+9 minute)
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