Albion were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup after being beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa.

Second half goals from Kaine Kesler-Hayden and a brace from Villa skipper Aaron Ramsey secured their place in the fifth round.

Albion had the first chance of the game, after some good work from Andrew Moran on the touchline saw him go past a couple of defenders .

He then drove in the box, before cutting the back to Zak Emmerson.

But the striker fired wide, when he should have least hit the target.

Ramsey then went close when he received the ball on the edge of the box but he fired just wide.

Oliwer Zych then had to be alert to keep the scores level, after Moran picked out Marcus Ifill.

He then fired an effort towards the bottom corner, but Zych made a good fingertip save to push the ball away from danger.

Toby Bull was then called into action for the first time, when Lomare Bogarde played a nice ball in behind to Louie Barry.

The striker then tried to stick his effort past Bull, but the keeper stayed big and made a good save with his body.

Bull then had to be alert a minute later to deny Ramsey, who had found room just outside the box to have an effort.

Ramsey once again found space, this time inside the box, he then pulled off a nice bit of skill to make room for a shot, but his effort was straight at Bull.

Bogarde then made an error as he slipped and Moran nicked the ball off him, but the Villa defender then pulled him down just outside the box.

Luckily for Bogarde there was a covering defender so it was only a booking for the tackle.

From the resulting free kick, Moran curled his effort just wide of the post.

Villa then passed up a good opportunity after Ramsey played a pass to Carney Chukwuemeka.

He then turned and took a touch before firing his effort just wide of the post.

Ramsey went very close again after picking up the ball on the edge of the box.

He then shifted the ball onto his left foot, but his effort went inches wide of the post.

Kesler-Hayden almost gave Villa the lead in spectacular style just after the break.

He pulled off an acrobatic scissor-kick from Chukwuemeka’s free kick, but his effort was straight at Bull.

Chukwuemeka then forced the Albion keeper into a good save.

The midfielder shifted the ball onto his right foot, but his curling effort was well tipped away by the hand of Bull.

Moran then went close for the Seagulls, he played a one-two with Emmerson, but his effort hit the side-netting.

Tommy O’Reilly was then presented with a good opportunity, as a ball fell to him on the edge of the box.

The midfielder chested the ball down before hitting it on the half-volley, but his effort went wide of the post.

Villa then took a deserved lead in the 71st minute, after Barry was fouled by Toby Collyer.

From the resulting free kick, Arjan Raikhy’s delivery was met by Kesler-Hayden at the front post and his effort went into the bottom corner.

The hosts doubled their lead in the 77th minute, after Ramsey exchanged passes with Chukwuemeka and he then slotted past Bull.

Ramsey then completed his brace late on to end any hopes of a comeback for Albion.

Aston Villa- Zych, Kesler,Bogarde, S.Revan, Chrisene, Ramsey (C), Chukwuemeka, Raikhy, O’Reilly (Lindley,69), Barry, Young. Subs not used-Appiah, Sylla, Swinkels, Afoka, Hart, Reddin.

Albion- Bull, Nilsson, Sturge (Hinshelwood, 79), Turns, Offiah, Ifill, Chouchane (Miller,79), Moran, Collyer, Everitt (C), Emmerson (Ferguson,57). Subs not used- Reid, Qureshi, Jackson.