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Baggies return to action

Albion lose 3-2 in behind-closed-doors friendly with Kidderminster

ALBION returned to action today with a 3-2 defeat by Kidderminster in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the club's training ground.

The Baggies fielded a mixture of senior and young pros and 22 players got 45 minutes under their belts - their first game time in two months.

The hosts fell behind to two quick-fire goals in the 18th and 20th minutes from the Blue Square BET Premier side but Peter Odemwingie immediately reduced the arrears with a 21st-minute penalty. Albion were awarded the spot-kick after Scott Allan's cross was handled in the box.

Harriers restored their two-goal cushion on the half-hour mark before James Hurst, playing right midfield, completed the scoring seven minutes after the break by cutting in from the wing and firing into the bottom left-hand corner.

Albion fielded two different XIs in each half. They lined up as follows:

FIRST-HALF XI: Myhill; Reid, D Daniels, Tamas, Jara Reyes; Allan, Mantom, Morrison, Thomas; Sawyers; Odemwingie.

SECOND-HALF XI: L Daniels; Jones, McAuley, Gayle, Ridgewell; Hurst, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Roofe; Nabi, Fortune.