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Under-18s: West Brom 0-1 Wanderers

Posted: Mon 08 Oct 2012
Author: BWFC Staff

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David Lee and Tony Kelly's side maintain unbeaten run after away win over Baggies

Wanderers’ under-18 side continue to lead the way at the summit of the academy league table after extending their unbeaten run with a 1-0 away win over West Brom at the weekend.

Bulgarian Georg Iliev netted the all-important goal late in the piece to secure a maximum haul for David Lee and Tony Kelly’s side.

The margin of victory could have been greater, with Luke Woodland crashing an effort against the crossbar in the first half and the in-form Zach Clough coming close on a number of occasions.

Though it was left for Iliev to net the winner in the 75th minute, rising high to glance home Jordan Hendrie’s teasing centre.

Head coach Lee said: “This was our toughest test so far this season. We had to work hard from the first whistle to the last.

“I was delighted with all the players’ attitude, desire, commitment and work ethic in another excellent workmanlike performance.

“You can’t always play attractive football and I was delighted with how the players withstood the physical challenges of West Brom and adapted their game at times.

“We played the game at a high tempo and overall I felt this was a deserved win.”

Wanderers:Sievers, Matthews, Hendrie, Holding, Maher, Woodland, Youngs, Bailey, Clough, Iliev, Newby

To view the currently Under-18 Premier League standings click here.