Main Page

Quick Links
   Fixtures
   Reports
   Players
   Transfers
   Rumours
   Table
   Stats
   Reserves
   Academy

The Rest
   Archives
   Club info
   Fanzines
   Last Season
   SJP
   Unlikely Lads
   A-Z Index


 

 

Season 2018-19
West Bromwich Albion (a) Premier League 2


  

 
Date:
Monday August 13th 2018, 2pm 

Venue:
The Palm Training Ground, Walsall

Conditions: Sunny

Admission: n/a
 



West Brom U23s

Newcastle U23s

  1 - 1

 

 

Teams

Goals

8 mins Ferguson shot. 0-1

Half time: Baggies 1 Magpies 0

49
mins Roberts shot. 1-1

Full time: Baggies 1 Magpies 1

Waffle

 

Following the shortest pre-season fixture programme we can recall (one public friendly and another couple of obscure and low-key kickabouts), United's U23s returned to competitive action on Monday.

Ben Dawson's side faced their Albion counterparts behind closed doors at the Baggies Palm training ground on the outskirts of Walsall and given that the two sides occupied the bottom two places in last season's competition (with the Baggies bottom), then a point was probably inevitable.

Falling behind to an eighth minute effort from Nathan Ferguson (although the WBA reporter gave it as an own goal by defender Stefan O'Connor), Newcastle trailed 0-1 at the interval.

Introducing new signing Rosaire Longelo for the second half, the winger took just four minutes to make an impact - feeding the ball to Owen Bailey, whose pass was turned in by Callum Roberts.

No less than 23 players who featured at this level last season have now left the club but the starting XI still has a familiar look to it: Freddie Woodman, Sean Longstaff, Victor Fernandez, Callum Roberts and Jamie Sterry all featuring for the senior side in pre-season. 

Liam Gibson meanwhile made his first competitive appearance since May 2017, having endured more treatment for colitis and there was a first start at this level for Kelland Watts, whose last pitch action was for England U19s in July. Also featuring for the first time in the U23 Premier League (although he has played in cup competitions) was Lewis Cass.    


Winger Rosaire Longelo debuted following his recent signing but fellow new arrival Yannick Toure wasn't included and neither were first team discards Rolando Aarons or Achraf Lazaar.


Page last updated 29 October, 2019