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11 December 2018 Venue WBA Training Ground Attendance

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

West Bromwich Albion U18
5 - 1
Lincoln City U18

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‘It’s a big competition for the players’

10 December 2018

MIKE Scott says his Under-18s are “really excited” to begin their FA Youth Cup journey against Lincoln City at The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening (ko 7pm).

Albion’s youngsters face the Imps knowing that a place in the fourth round, where they would be at home to QPR, awaits the winner.

“It’s a big competition for the players, they always look forward to this time of year,” said Scott.

“The lads have an expectation on themselves that they want to do well in this cup.

“They all have a buzz that they’re playing together again, because there’s been a mix of some of them in the Under-23s squad and some with the Under-18s.

“In the last week we’ve all trained together, and they’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been really good to have them all together, and there’s been a good training environment in the build-up to the game.”

Lincoln have beaten Shrewsbury Town and South Shields to reach this stage of the competition, and Scott knows that his team will have to be on their game in order to secure their place in the last-32.

“I went up and watched Lincoln play in the last round,” he added.

“They’ll be hard working, very organised and very disciplined, and will come with a plan to try and find a way to win.”

Tickets for the clash will be available on the gate for just £5 adults and £1 concessions.

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Match Reports

Albion U18s 5 Lincoln City U18s 1

11 December 2018

ALBION Under-18s advanced into the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round with a 5-1 win over Lincoln City at The Hawthorns.

The young Baggies made a perfect start when, inside four minutes, Morgan Rogers’ marauding run resulted in an inch-perfect cross that Jamie Soule converted from close-range.

Zak Brown volleyed wide and Rogers saw an effort superbly blocked as Albion dominated much of the first-half, though Lincoln did go close before the break as Jordan Adebayo-Smith curled over from the edge of the box.

After half-time the Baggies doubled their advantage on 57 minutes, Finn Azaz firing home the rebound from George Harmon’s saved shot.

Soule then added a third with another tap-in following good work from Rayhaan Tulloch, but Lincoln did pull one back on 69 minutes through Adebayo-Smith.

Albion dismissed any chance of an Imps comeback in the final 18 minutes, though, as Rogers netted a brilliant individual goal and Azaz rounded off the scoreline from the spot after substitute Louie Barry was brought down inside the area.

Mike Scott’s side will be at home to QPR in the next round, with the tie to be played in January.

ALBION: Griffiths, Gardner-Hickman, Ferguson, Sharpe (Delaney 14), Harmon (Asomugha 86); Taylor, Brown, Azaz; Rogers, Soule, Tulloch (Barry 80).

Substitutes: Cann, King.

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