Albion PL2 v Doncaster PL2 match report

Albion’s PL2 side sealed their place in the last eight of the Premier League Cup with a comfortable 6-1 victory against Doncaster Rovers at Hednesford Town’s Keys Park on Friday night.

Tyrese Dyce and an own goal gave the Baggies the advantage at the break, but a penalty by Fejiri Okenabirhie after the break allowed Rovers to halve the deficit. 

But it would be the hosts who continued to dominate, with Rayhaan Tulloch netting a second-half brace, with Cheikh Diaby and Sam Wilding also registering their names on the scoresheet.

The Baggies took the lead in style in the eighth minute. Taylor Gardner-Hickman sprayed a cross-field pass to Dyce who raced into the box and rifled an effort across George McMahon in the visitors’ goal and into the corner of the net.

For the second, Gardner-Hickman lofted a cross into the box which Diaby met - but could only head away from goal, however it was diverted back on target and into the goal by Doncaster’s defender Ben Blythe.

Shortly after the break, Gardner-Hickman was judged to have brought Martijn Smith to the ground in Albion's box, with the ref pointing to the spot - and Okenabirhie made no mistake from the spot for the visitors.

However, Tulloch restored Albion’s two-goal advantage shortly after, running from inside his own half into the opponents’ box before curling an effort into the corner of the net.

Finn Azaz assisted the Baggies’ fourth, chipping a ball up to Diaby who shrugged off two Donny defenders before volleying home, while Tulloch grabbed his second in the closing moments, hitting a low shot from outside the box which bobbled over McMahon in the Doncaster goal.

And with the clock running down, Wilding added a sixth as Albion marched into the last eight of the competition in style.

ALBION: Griffiths; Gardner-Hickman, Fitzwater, Shotton, Harmon; King, Azaz; Tulloch, Brown (Wilding 66), Dyce (Ojebode 45), Diaby (Asomugha 82).

Substitutes: Cann, Sharpe.

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