Match Reports

Stevenage 2-0 Albion

Grady Diangana at Stevenage

Albion continued their preparations for the new season with a trip to Stevenage on Saturday afternoon.

18 members of Steve Bruce’s squad gained more valuable minutes in the legs despite a 2-0 defeat at The Lamex Stadium.

The Baggies now head to Northampton on Wednesday evening for their third pre-season outing before facing Crewe Alexandra, Oxford United and Hertha Berlin ahead of the 2022/23 campaign opener at Middlesbrough.

Conor Townsend in action at Stevenage

Albion had the better of the first half in terms of chances, with new signing John Swift curling an effort narrowly wide and Grady Diangana forcing Stevenage goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond into a good save.

Grady Diangana in action at Stevenage

But the hosts managed to find two goals in the second period to claim the friendly victory, Luke Norris and Elliott List both scoring from close-range late on.

Albion: Button (Palmer 45); Furlong (Wallace 66), Kipré, O’Shea, Townsend; Molumby, Swift (Zohore 72), Mowatt (Reach 69); Phillips (Gardner-Hickman 81), Grant (Dike 66), Diangana (Robinson 69).

Unused substitutes: Ajayi, Taylor, Ashworth, Livermore.