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Season 2021-22
West Bromwich Albion U23s (a) Premier League 2 Division 2


  

 
Date:
Monday September 13th 2021, 7pm

Venue:
 New Bucks Head, Telford

Admission: 5 adults
 

 

West Brom U23s

Newcastle U23s

  2 - 0

 

 

Teams

Goals

33 mins Quevin Castro shot 0-1

40 mins Mo Faal penalty 0-2

Half time: Baggies 2 Magpies 0

Full time: Baggies 2 Magpies 0

Stats

Midfielder Jamie Miley made his first league appearance at this level from the bench, the 20th player to appear in PL2 so far this season in four games. He featured in the Premier League Cup against Watford a week earlier.

Waffle

 

 

Monday saw Newcastle United U23s lose their unbeaten record in Premier League 2 Division Two this season at the fourth time of asking - two self-inflicted wounds handing West Bromwich Albion all three points.

Facing the Baggies at the New Bucks Head home of AFC Telford, the Magpies second string fell behind on 33 minutes when Quevin Castro's side-footed effort from the edge of the box went through Dan Langley's hands.

Seven minutes later, visiting defender Charlie Wiggett struggled to contain Rico Richards' run into the box from the Albion left, before Jack Young sent him tumbling, conceding a spot-kick that Mo Faal calmly converted after sending Langley the wrong way.

That 0-2 deficit was slightly tough on the visitors who had started well and almost finished a fabulous team move in the 15th minute but Joe White's shot lacked power.

However, United created very little after the break, Callum Ferguson unable to find a colleague when well-placed in the box.

The home side had chances to increase their lead in the closing stages; substitute Reyes Cleary going close after a mazy run before Taylor Gardner-Hickman sent his dipping effort narrowly over.

Clad in their blue change kit, Newcastle included midfielder White in their starting line-up following his maiden senior bench selection at Old Trafford.

Also in the side was Elliot Anderson and the youngster completed an hour on his comeback from a hip injury that had sidelined him since the summer.

And although he didn't add to his five U23 goals so far this season, Dylan Stephenson featured and was subsequently reported to have been promoted to the first team squad in the continued absence of Callum Wilson.

And although he didn't add to his five U23 goals so far this season, Dylan Stephenson featured and was subsequently reported to have been promoted to the first team squad in the continued absence of Callum Wilson.

 

Taking charge of United on a temporary basis was Kevin Richardson, the interim interim coach, following last week's departure of Gary Caldwell.

Richardson is the fourth different U23 coach this season; Chris Hogg quitting after pre-season and Academy coach Mark Atkinson at the helm for the season opener against Reading as Caldwell's arrival was being concluded.

News on a permanent appointment in succession to Hogg is awaited, while it's claimed that Caldwell is in line for a role with Manchester City.


Niall

 

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