Albion Under-18s progressed to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win against Scunthorpe United at The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening.
Peter Gilbert's side gained a two-goal advantage after just ten minutes, which provided a platform for a convincing victory.
The first goal was created by Rico Richards, who picked up the ball just inside the visitors’ half and travelled all the way into the box before releasing a low effort into the corner of the net.
Minutes later, Jamie Andrews’ corner found Ethan Ingram, who flicked a header onto Jovan Malcolm to nod in the Baggies’ second of the evening.
Andrews' delivery from set-pieces would continue to cause Scunthorpe problems throughout the evening; Malcolm was denied by the bar from a corner and Charles Barks was saved from an unfortunate own-goal when his header crashed against his own crossbar.
Another promising moment saw Alex Gilbert hit the post after getting a shot away in the box, but the Baggies would go into half-time with just a two-goal lead.
After the break, Albion stretched their advantage through a familiar method. Andrews’ perfect delivery from a corner-kick was met by the head of Malcolm just after the hour mark, rounding off a deserved victory.
ALBION: Griffiths; Ingram, Taylor, Hill, Delaney; Andrews (Smith 75); Fellows, Richards (Wakeling 89), Gilbert, Thorndike; Malcolm (Faal 80).
Substitutes: Emery, Williams, Ashworth, Smith, King.