Albion U18s 1 Fulham U18s 4

Premier League ball

Albion Under-18s suffered a setback on home soil following a 4-1 defeat against Fulham in the U18 Premier League on Saturday.

The visitors took the lead through forward Olly Sanderson. However, the Baggies responded well and were awarded a penalty shortly after falling behind when Jacob Shepherd’s cross was handled in the area.

Forward Modou Faal converted from the spot to level the contest but the scores weren’t level for long as Sanderson netted again to restore the visitors’ advantage before they were awarded a penalty of their own,  which Adrion Pajaziti converted to give Fulham a 3-1 lead at half-time.

Peter Gilbert’s youngsters couldn’t turn the tide in their favour during the second half and Mika Biereth’s effort completed victory for the away side.

ALBION: Emery; Ingram, Hall, Ngoma, Ashworth; Shepherd, Iroegbunam (Lamb), Teixeira, Richards; Malcolm (Okaka); Faal.

Substitutes: Dwyer, Hollingshead, Shaw.