Rising star Cameron Archer was the difference in Aston Villa’s 1-0 preseason victory over Brisbane Roar on Thursday.
Villa, who had toppled Leeds United on July 17, secured their second 1-0 win in as many contests and will wrap the Australia leg of their preseason tour against Manchester United on Saturday.
On Thursday, Archer finished off a nicely-worked combination in the final third, furthering his case to remain in the Villa squad this season.
All three of Villa’s prominent youth academy stars featured in the goal: Tim Iroegbunam played a ball wide to Kaine Kesler Hayden, who swept the ball into the box from the right flank, and after taking a touch off of veteran Ollie Watkins, found Archer in front of goal.
Watch the build up and goal below.
After Saturday’s match with United, Villa will return to Europe. The following Saturday, July 30, they’ll wrap the 2022-23 preseason in France with a friendly against Rennes.
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