Four Baggies players featured for their loan clubs on Saturday.
In the Sky Bet Championship, duo Taylor Gardner-Hickman and Karlan Grant experienced very different afternoons.
Gardner-Hickman completed 90 minutes for Bristol City who recorded a narrow 1-0 home victory over Sunderland.
Tommy Conway’s 20th-minute penalty was enough to secure all three points for the Robins at Ashton Gate.
Elsewhere, Grant’s Cardiff endured a really difficult day up at Hull City, losing 3-0 at the MKM Stadium.
The forward played 76 minutes before being replaced by Ollie Tanner. Goals from Aaron Connolly, Scott Twine and Ozan Tufan strengthened the Tigers spot in the top six..
In Sky Bet League Two, young striker Mo Faal started for Doncaster Rovers as they suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat at home to Morecambe.
Faal was replaced by Jack Goodman shortly before the hour at the Eco-Power Stadium where efforts from Eli King, Michael Mellon (2), Jacob Bedeau and David Tutonda sealed a spectacular win on the road for the Shrimps.
Finally, goalkeeper Brad Foster played the entirety of Alvechurch FC’s 3-2 defeat at Stratford Town in the Southern League Central Division.
Alvechurch’s goals were scored by former Baggies youngster Nick Clayton-Phillips, with Callum Ebanks, Jack Storer and Charlie Williams on target for Stratford.