Report: Villa U18 2-2 Boro U18
The home side took the lead twice through Jake Humphries but were caught on the counter-attack for Boro to equalise and share the points.
Mitch Clark was again outstanding at the back.
But there were also encouraging displays from Kelsey Mooney, Jordan Cox, skipper Jake Hayes - and goalscorer Humphries.
Ben Petty's side now face a derby meeting with Wolves on Saturday March 12.
VILLA U18: Johansson, Linley, Abdoul, Prosser, Clark, Sundman, Knibbs, Hayes, Mooney, Cox, Humphries. Subs:Clarke, Idem, Hall, Coates, Finnerty.