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Coventry City 2 Albion U21s 1

7 November 2017

OLIVER Burke completed 90 minutes and scored as Albion's under-21s were narrowly defeated 2-1 by Coventry City in the Checkatrade Trophy.

It was Albion who carved out the first chance as good work from Burke saw him play Callum Morton through on goal, but his shot was saved by Liam O'Brien.

Burke then had an opportunity of his own when he raced down the right hand side, but his powerful effort from a tight angle was blocked.

Six minutes before the break Coventry had the ball in the net through Stuart Beavon, but the linesman had raised his flag for offside.

13 minutes after half time Ben Stevenson opened the scoring for The Sky Blues as he found the top corner with a curling shot from outside the box.

Four minutes later they doubled that lead when Max Biamou guided a header from a corner past the reach of Alex Palmer.

Finn Azaz had the chance to get Albion back in the game soon after, but his initial strike was saved and he smashed the rebound against the post.

On 72 minutes Burke pulled a goal back for the Baggies when he beat two men down the right, before making his way into the box and firing a low shot into the far corner.

It turned out to be just a consolation goal, though, as despite plenty of effort the away side couldn't quite find an equaliser late on.

ALBION: Palmer, Soleman, Ferguson, Jameson, Melbourne; Brown, Bradley (Hall 82), Azaz (Soule 78); Clayton-Phillips (Wilding 65), Burke, Morton.

Substitutes: House, White, Harmon, Pierce.


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