ALBION suffered an undeserved 1-0 defeat at Norwich in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League.
Jacob Murphy’s 28th-minute strike proved enough to hand all three points to the Canaries.
But the hosts had to rely on a string of fine saves from Jed Steer to seal victory, as he denied Saido Berahino on 14 and stopped Kayelden Brown efforts either side of the break.
Development Coach David Oldfield said: “It was a much-improved performance.
“Our application and overall play was much better and their goalkeeper made two or three good saves - but we also missed a number of chances.
“We need to start taking these chances if we are to get the results we deserve because we should have won.”
ALBION: Lewis, O'Neil (O’Sullivan 48), Garmston, Thorne, D Daniels, Gayle, Roofe, Mantom, K Brown (Sawyers 66), Berahino, Allan (A Nabi 79). Subs not used: Palmer (gk), C Jones.