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Hereford 1 Albion XI 2

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14:50 20th July 2013

Development squad victorious in pre-season opener

A YOUNG Albion XI recorded a 2-1 victory over Football Conference Premier Division outfit Hereford United this afternoon. 

Alex Jones (pictured) and Wes Atkinson netted for the Baggies after The Bulls took a first-half lead at Edgar Street.

Development coach David Oldfield was pleased with his side’s display in their first pre-season fixture. 

“It’s nice to win but what the boys learnt from the game is much more important.

“There was an opportunity for some players, who have not faced opposition of Hereford’s quality before, to do so.

“It was a good test for the boys to play against a team of men.

“It was a valuable workout and the boys grew into the game.

“We played some good football and passed the ball nicely.”

ALBION: Rose; Francis, Atkinson, C Jones, Garmston; Birch, Ward (Pace 86), Hayes (Leko 70); Mendy (Oldnall 75), Wedderburn (Maduako HT); A Jones (Howkins 85). Subs not used: Palmer (gk). 

GOALS: HEREFORD – O’Keefe (28) ALBION – A Jones (38), Atkinson (65). 

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