KYLE Edwards was delighted to share the experience of scoring a first Albion goal with fellow Academy graduate Jonathan Leko.
Both youngsters notched their first strikes for the Club in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Mansfield Town at The Hawthorns.
The duo have become close friends having spent almost ten years together in the Academy, with both now pushing for a regular spot in Darren Moore’s first-team squad.
And Edwards, whose last goal came for Exeter City at Wembley in the League Two play-off final, described the evening’s events as a “great experience”.
He said: “It was great to get another win in the cup, but for both Leko and I to score was a great experience.
“We’ve come up through the Academy together. I think we first played together as 10-year-olds so to score on the same night as him was great.
“I was talking to my little brother about cutting in on my right foot and how I scored one like that in pre-season. Luckily I’ve been able to do that again.”
The promising forward was pleased to see the Baggies withstand late Mansfield pressure and secure their spot in Round Three of the Carabao Cup.
“The lads did really well.
“Mansfield changed their formation in the second half and made it difficult for us.
“We had more chances to win the game and we could’ve won by a lot more but we got the victory and that’s all that counts.”