Albion U18s 2 Fulham U18s 0


Albion's Under-18s secured their first win of the U18 Premier League season thanks to a 2-0 triumph over Fulham on Saturday afternoon. 

Striker Reyes Cleary continued his fine early season form by netting both goals for manager Peter Gilbert's men. 

A confident run followed by a smart finish saw the Baggies attacker open the scoring, before hitting a stunning free-kick into the top corner from distance to seal all three points.

It was a fast start to proceedings from Gilbert's side, who netted the game's first goal in the opening five minutes.

In-form Cleary was on-hand to provide the spark as he dribbled past two Fulham defenders, before guiding a fine finish into the net to give Albion the lead. 

And the game was wrapped up within the first 45 minutes when Cleary found the net again, but this time in far more emphatic fashion. 

Despite being awarded a free-kick from distance, the Baggies forward wasn't fazed as he sent an unstoppable strike into the top corner to move Albion up to 10th place in the U18 Premier League table. 

Cleary's brace also meant he'd netted an impressive six goals in his first four U18 matches. 

Gilbert's side will face Wolverhampton Wanderers for a local derby in their next match on Saturday, September 18 (ko 11pm).  


Albion: Hollingshead; Phillips, Machisa, Chidi; Hall, Heard, Lamb, Humphries; Higgins (M. Richards 64), Cleary, Love. 

Substitutes: Hudd, Oliver, Hurlock, Okoka.

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