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Albion U18 0 Middlesbrough U18 3

3 November 2013

Baggies beaten on home turf

ALBION were defeated 3-0 by Middlesbrough in the Barclays U18 Premier League on Saturday.

The Baggies dominated the opening exchanges at the club’s training ground but three second-half strikes earned the visitors all three points.

“I was really pleased with the first-performances,” said professional development coach, James Shan.

“We had seven or eight good opportunities to take the lead.

“We also had two appeals for a penalty and created some really good chances throughout the first half.

“I was a little bit disappointed we didn’t lead at the break.

“It was nothing like a 3-0 game.

“They counter attacked and scored some late goals.

“We created a lot more chances than they did but we’re struggling in front of goal at the moment.

“I was pleased with George Cleet who was excellent – and Samir Nabi also played very well.”   

ALBION: Palmer; Buchannon, Donnellan, Greenidge, Gannon, Cleet, S Nabi, Ward, Oldnall, Hallahan (Cater 70), Campbell (Wright 65). Subs not used: Ross (gk); Fitzwater, Sweeney. 

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