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Kick off 19:00 (UK)

17 January 2019 Venue WBA Training Ground Attendance

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

West Bromwich Albion U18
5 - 1
Queens Park Rangers U18

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Scott sets sights on FA Youth Cup progression

16 January 2019

Albion Under-18s boss Mike Scott is excited to see how his side fair against Queens Park Rangers in the FA Youth Cup fourth round.

The young Baggies beat Lincoln City to progress to this stage of the competition, setting up the tie with QPR at The Hawthorns on Thursday nignt (ko 7pm).

And Scott's expecting a tough test from the R's, with a trip to Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur awaiting the winners.

"Peter Gilbert and I were thrilled with the performance in the last round," said Mike.

"We're looking forward to the challenge of trying to emulate a similar performance against QPR and hopefully progress into the fifth round.

"Each round you progress in this competition can bring new challenges and a better level of opposition so we're prepared for QPR to be a strong test for our players tomorrow."

Scott has every player available for selection against QPR and is looking forward to seeing how some of his players capitalise on the experiences they have gained from playing for Albion's Premier League 2 team.

"The sports science and medical team have worked wonders over the past month to enable us to be in a position tomorrow to have every player available in the squad to pick from," added Scott.

"We have been fortunate that our players have been gaining valuable experiences over the course of the the season with Jamie Smith's Under-23s, so they are used to being able to adapt and manage the expectation of playing at The Hawthorns in such a big game."

Tickets will be £5 for adults and £1 concessions and can be bought on the gate.

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Match Reports

Albion U18s 5 QPR U18s 1

17 January 2019

Albion stormed through to the last-16 of the FA Youth Cup with a convincing 5-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns.

Jamie Soule opened Albion's account by cutting into the box and curling a low effort into the corner of the QPR net.

With the Baggies in control, Morgan Rogers went close only to be denied by the crossbar just minutes later when he hit a left-footed shot from outside the area.

However, Albion soon reaped their rewards for their dominance as Rayhaan Tulloch was brought down just after the half-hour mark for a penalty, which he tucked home with a powerful strike.

It would be three for Albion by the break as Soule tapped home an excellent whipped ball from Taylor Gardner-Hickman.

Shortly after half-time, Albion put themselves further ahead as Tulloch burst into the box and hit a left-footed strike underneath the goalkeeper to double his scoring tally.

With just over quarter of an hour to play, Oluwabunmi Babajide gave some hope to the visitors by converting at the near post from a Dillon De Silva cross.

But the Baggies would end the game in style, with Rogers scoring a left-footed shot from outside the box to round off an impressive display at The Hawthorns.

Mike Scott's side will now travel to Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup fifth-round as the Gunners overcame Tottenham Hotspur with a 5-2 victory after extra-time.

ALBION: Griffiths, Gardner-Hickman, Martinez, Delaney, Harmon; Solanke (Taylor 68), Brown; Rogers, Azaz (Barry 76), Tulloch (Asomugha 84); Soule.

Substitutes: Cann, King.

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