VIDEO: Gardner hits trips as Aston Villa breeze past Rochdale in the FA Youth Cup

Aston Villa 4 – Rochdale 0 (FA Youth Cup round three, December 9, 2009) Villa opened the scoring on 18 minutes when Gary Gardner, the younger brother of first-team midfielder Craig, converted Jason Lampkin’s cross. Gardner made it two on the half-hour mark with a cracking free-kick from outside the area after a foul on Kofi Poyser. Ryan Simmonds got in on the act just before the hour when he burst through from near the halfway line before keeping his composure to beat Rochdale keeper Daniel Taberner. Gardner claimed his hat-trick ten minutes later by heading in Durrell Berry’s cross at the far post.