Baggies narrowly beaten by Wolves at Aggborough
SAIDO Berahino stepped up his quest for match fitness as Albion's Premier League 2 side were beaten 1-0 by Wolves in a tight Black Country derby at Aggborough.
Connor Ronan's 77th minute free kick was the difference in a game that saw the Baggies sent down to ten.
In a first half of few chances it was Christian Herc who came closest for the visitors, stinging the gloves of Jack Rose in the Albion goal from 25 yards.
Saido Berahino looked lively as he lead the line on his own, but Albion were unable to create anything of note in the first 45 minutes.
The second half was much more open, with both sides playing some tidy football.
Both Albion and Wolves came close, but it was Ronan's 25-yard free kick that was the difference.
The midfielder thumped ball past Rose who had no chance.
Shaun Donnellan was then dismissed for a second bookable offence, before Berahino came within a whisker of salvaging a point.
The Baggies striker hit the bar with a header, then drilled a low free kick into the arms of the Wolves keeper.
James Shan's side pressed for an equaliser but it wasn't to be.
ALBION: Rose, Fitzwater (c), Jones, Donnellan, O'Shea, Harper, Sweeney (McCourt 80), Tilt, McManaman, Edwards (Nabi 55), Berahino.
Subs: Keranovic, Pierce, Barbir.
Sent off: Donnellan 82