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Loan review: Three youngsters feature in three different competitions

Josh Griffiths punches a ball clear

Three Albion youngsters were in action over the weekend in three separate competitions in England.

Goalkeeper Josh Griffiths helped Sky Bet League One side Portsmouth book a spot in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup thanks to a 3-2 victory over MK Dons.

The Baggies stopper played the full game at Fratton Park where Darragh Burns gave the visitors the lead inside 20 minutes, only for Pompey to turn it around before the break courtesy of Reeco Hackett-Fairchild’s effort and Colby Bishop’s penalty.

Bishop stuck away his second spot-kick early in the second period to make it 3-1. Mo Eisa pulled one back for MK Dons but it wasn’t enough to prevent Griffiths and Portsmouth securing safe passage to round three.

Elsewhere, PL2 captain Jamie Andrews completed another 90 minutes of senior football in the Vanarama National League for Yeovil Town.

The Glovers beat FC Halifax 1-0 at home, with the only goal of the contest coming two minutes before the break when Matt Worthington successfully converted a penalty.

Worthington was later sent-off at Huish Park, but Yeovil held on to move five points clear of the drop zone.

Finally, teenage forward Mo Faal played the full game for AFC Telford United who lost 3-0 at Curzon Ashton in the Vanarama National League North. 

Curzon Ashton’s goals were scored by Benni Smales-Braithwaite, Connor Hampson and Jordan Richards, with all three coming before the interval.

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