Match Reports

Albion XI 1 Doncaster 1 XI (8-9 on pens)

12th March

An Albion XI were knocked out of the Central League Cup on penalties by Doncaster Rovers at the training ground on Wednesday afternoon.

The Baggies had won all four of their group games in the competition, but were beaten by a penalty shootout after a tight clash against Rovers.

In the first half Finley Thorndike went close for the hosts, but he saw his shot cleared off the line.

The hard-fought encounter entered the final ten minutes with nothing to separate the sides, but Owen Windsor handed the Baggies the lead in the 82nd minute.

And Albion came within touching distance of progressing to the next round, but a late equaliser by Alex Kiwomya ensured the game would go straight to penalties.

In the shootout, Baggies ‘keeper Brad House saved Doncaster’s third penalty, but with Albion also missing one of their first five spot-kicks, the game progressed to head-to-head penalties.

Rovers had took first, and scored each of their head-to-head strikes, but Albion’s tenth outfield player to step up missed from 12 yards, handing the away side the victory.

ALBION: House; Gardner-Hickman, Sharpe (Healy 45), Martinez, Delaney; Brown, Chambers; Ashton (Ojebode 85), Thorndike, Tulloch (Diaby 65); Windsor.

Substitutes: Harmon, Azaz.