Villa kicked off 2014 by coming from behind to draw against Reading.
The visitors took an early lead when Rob Dickie pounced following a scramble in the Villa box.
Germaine Ofori also had an effort ruled out for offside in the first half.
But the claret and blues equalised midway through the second half when Harry McKirdy converted from a well-executed set-piece.
VILLA: Bannister, Taylor, Lyden, Lyons-Foster, R Strain, O'Brien, Zazrivec, Calder, McKirdy, Sellars, T Strain. Subs: Green [for Lyden], Lewis [for McKirdy], Hepburn-Murphy [for T Strain].