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Match report: Wolves Res 1-2 Villa Res
Brilliant double from Callum Robinson gives Villa second string derby spoils.
11th Oct 2011
Match report: Wolves Res 1-2 Villa Res


By Dan Harrison at Molineux

Teenage hotshot Callum Robinson scored a superb second-half double as Villa came from behind to bag the derby spoils against Wolves.

The 16-year-old made it three goals in two second string appearances with a pair of instinctive finishes that senior marksman Darren Bent would have been proud of.

He followed up his winning strike against Chelsea last week by scoring a 69th minute equaliser to cancel out Zeli Ismail's opener and then a decisive effort two minutes from time.

It extended Villa's impressive winning run in the Barclays Premier Reserve League to three matches.

And the claret and blues were handed a further boost with Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar completing another 68 minutes in a bid to boost his match fitness.

There were also encouraging performances from Marc Albrighton and Ciaran Clark, who were looking to stake a claim for a place in Alex McLeish's team.

Albrighton was the main creative force during a first-half that was edged by the away side.

The winger whipped in a couple of dangerous crosses in the early stages but both recipients, Robinson and Cuellar, headed off target.

Tireless running from the Tamworth-born ace led to an opportunity for Courtney Cameron whose first-time shot was held by Wolves keeper Dorus De Vries.

There were signs of Cuellar getting back to his sharpest when he made an excellent block to thwart Ismail after the Wolves midfielder raced on to Jack Price's through ball.

Price, the most influential player for the home side in the first half, also went close sending an 18-yard drive just past Brad Guzan's post.

In his first reserve start of the campaign, Guzan remained untested until Ashley Hemmings forced him to dive to his left to make a low save on 58 minutes.

But there was nothing the American keeper could do about Ismail's 68th minute effort - the midfielder thumping home a low volley after meeting Hemmings' right-wing cutback.

The lead lasted just three minutes, though, as Robinson delivered the neatest of touches from six yards to steer Courtney Cameron's left-wing cross past De Vries.

With two minutes remaining, Robinson pounced with an instinctive header from yet another Albrighton cross after a mesmerising piece of play from the winger down the right hand side.

The visitors were let off the hook in stoppage time when Ronald Zubar headed over from close range but overall Villa were good value for the win.

WOLVES: De Vries, Zubar, Ihiekwe, Price, Ebanks-Landell, Craddock, Ismail, Doherty, Ebanks-Blake, Cassidy, Hemmings. Subs: Cranston, Cotman, Bashford, Whittall [for Cassidy, 25], Kempton [for Ebanks-Blake, 77].

VILLA: Guzan, Webb, Clark, Cuellar, Lowry, Johnson, Nelson-Addy, Herd, Cameron, Albrighton, Robinson. Subs: Barton, Siegrist, Donacien [for Cuellar, 68], Grealish [for Cameron, 79], Drennan [for Nelson-Addy, 56].

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