Match Reports

Albion U18s 3 Man City U18s 1

Albion Under-18s avenged their FA Youth Cup semi-final defeat by overcoming Manchester City 3-1 in the Premier League North season finale on Saturday.

Goals from Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Morgan Rogers and John Malcom ensured the Young Baggies came from behind to claim a superb three points. 

The result at Palm Training Ground ensures they end an encouraging campaign with a ninth-placed finish to go alongside their historic run in English football’s most prestigious youth competition.

Keyendrah Simmonds gave City the lead on 27 minutes but, shortly after, Gardner-Hickman drew Albion level and it stayed that way until half-time. 

Mike Scott’s men came out firing after the break and within two minutes Rogers scored yet another brilliant solo goal to cap-off a great year for the England youth international.

As the game entered its final stages Jacob Wakeling set-up Malcom to put the game beyond City and land Albion a memorable triumph to bring the 2018/19 challenge to a close.

ALBION: Cann, Gardner-Hickman, Williams, Martinez, Delaney, Malcom (Williams 82), King (Smith 70), Brown, Rogers (Thorndike), Gilbert, Wakeling.

Substitutes: Griffiths, Hill.

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