ALBION Under-18s suffered late heartbreak at the hands of league-leaders Bolton in a 1-0 defeat at the club’s training ground on Saturday.
The Baggies were only seconds away from recording back-to-back clean sheets when Georg Lliev popped up to head home for the visitors.
But lead development coach James Shan remains upbeat regarding his team - following another improved performance.
“It was by far our best performance of the season and we created numerous chances,” said Shan.
“The stat boys said we created 19 chances, which is by far our highest of the season, and we had 57 per cent of possession first half and 69 per cent second half.
“We’re gutted to lose the game as we did more than enough to win it.
“It’s frustrating and there’s no hiding the fact we have been weak going forward but we are creating the chances which is promising.
“A result in a football match is dependent on what happens in the two penalty areas and not what goes on between them.
“For all we dominated the game we’ve been undone by a lapse in concentration at the back in the dying moments of the game.”
ALBION: Palmer; Francis (Atkinson 64), Howkins (McCalla HT), C Jones, Smart; Pace, Birch; Barrow (Wedderburn 59), S Nabi, Ambalu; Oldnall. Subs not used: Lewis (gk), Buchanon.