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Under-18s defeated by Everton in season finale

10 May 2015

Tahvon Campbell strike and OG not enough for Baggies

ALBION Under-18s fell to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of title-chasing Everton in their final game of the season on Saturday.

The Blues took an early lead at Finch Farm, but Tahvon Campbell continued his recent impressive form by notching an equaliser after 35 minutes.

The hosts however, hit back almost immediately with a stunning strike from 30-yards which gave ‘keeper Matt Hall no chance.

Everton added a third shortly after the break following a blistering counter, but good work from Kyle Edwards then forced an opposition defender to divert the ball into his own net with eight minutes left on the clock.

The Baggies piled forward in an attempt to rescue something from the encounter, only for the Toffees to sting them again and put the result beyond doubt with a fourth goal on the break.

Under-18 coach, Aaron Danks, felt his side deserved something from the game but was pleased with the performance.

He said: “It’s disappointing to come away with nothing to show for our efforts.

“The performance was very good and I was really pleased with the boys.

“We were unlucky not to get a penalty early on and we created plenty of good chances.

“The second-half was a bit scrappy as they had to win to keep their title hopes alive and we wanted to finish the season with three points.

“The game had a high tempo to it throughout and was a really good competitive contest.

“They hit us with goals on the counter and were probably just that little bit more clinical than us on the day.”

Albion: Hall, Sweeney, Melbourne (Okoh 70’), Field (Wilson 75’), Fitzwater, Barbir, Hallahan, Smith, Campbell, Edwards, Scrivens.
Unused subs: Moran, Soleman, Wilding.

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