Villa Park hosted Wishaw Boys Club in a LFDA league clash on a sunny afternoon at the Jock Stein Centre. Wishaw had the majority of possession throughout the ninety minutes. Christopher Bruce gave his side the lead in the first half. A quick second half goal from Ross Park gave Wishaw a two-goal advantage however Villa Park pulled one back through Andrew Wilson which gave them a fighting chance. But the chance of a comeback was killed off when Morgan Jones sealed the three points for the away side with a third goal.
It was Wishaw who got the game underway and for the first few minutes kept possession of the ball. Trying to force open a gap in the Villa Park defence. Connor Bohan tried a ball over the top towards Ross Park, but Adam Love rushed out of his goals to put the ball out for a corner.
Jamie Gribbons knocked the ball past Jordan Docherty as he looked to get a cross into the box, but Docherty recovered well and put a tackle in to win the ball back for Wishaw and launch a counter attack. Ross Park got the ball wide right and tried to cut inside, but Jack Kelly deflected it out for a corner kick.
Ross Paton won the ball at the half way line before floating a terrific ball over the top of the Villa Park defence in search of Ross Park, who tried to square it to Jonathan Lamond but the goalkeeper Adam Love was first to it.
Wishaw kept up the pressure when Connor Bohan drilled the ball into the box from a corner and Ross Paton struck a volley was just over the bar.
Wishaw won another corner shortly after, Jonathan Lamond crossed the ball into the box for Christopher Bruce to get on the end of, but he couldn’t direct it towards goal.
Villa Park looked to grab a goal against the run of play. Aaron Thompson had a driving run down the right wing, he cut it back for Jamie Gribbons whose shot went agonizingly wide as it grazed the post.
Wishaw immediately went up the pitch and had an almost identical chance to the one Villa Park just missed. Ross Park had the ball out wide and played the ball across to Mark Ritchie who hit a shot on the turn but it took a deflection of Jack Kelly and went narrowly wide for a corner.
Wishaw wanted a goal before half time. Jack Gold played an excellent curling ball to split the defenders and play Ross Park through on goal, but Adam Love sprinted out of his goals and put pressure on Park and the attack broke down.
Wishaw finally broke the deadlock through a corner kick. Jonathan Lamond whipped the ball straight to Christopher Bruce’s head. Bruce lost his marker and made no mistake in burying the ball in the back of the net.
Villa Park tried to get themselves back on level terms straight from kick off as Jonathan Whelan ran down the right wing and cut inside. He tried to sneak the ball into the near post, which nearly caught Nathan McCluskey off guard, but the shot hit the side netting.
Wishaw nearly ended the half on a high when Ross Park was out wide, he played the ball inside to Jonathan Lamond on the edge of the six yard box, but a shot that would have given the keeper no chance was blocked at the last minute by Jack Kelly, who yet again was there to deny Wishaw from scoring.