West Brom 4
- Match reports
- Sat 02 Oct 2010, 3:34PM
- Posted by David Clayton/Will Unwin
City’s Under-18 side suffered their first reverse of the season at West Brom during a rare off day in the Midlands ended in a 4-1 defeat.
The Baggies were a head after just four minutes against a lacklustre City who had a golden chance to get back on level terms when they were awarded a penalty after Harry Bunn was brought down by the hosts’ keeper.
Bunn, in red-hot form this campaign, saw his spot-kick hit the post and moments later Albion broke down the other end and double their lead.
After the break, the Blues desperately to get back in the game, but as they pressed forward in search of a lifeline, Albion again caught them with a swift counter-attack and added a third.
Bradley Robinson pulled a goal back for City with a sweet drive from the edge of the box and the Blues briefly rallied, striking the bar and seeing another chance cleared off the line.
To compound matters, the home side got scored a late fourth to guarantee three points.
Coach Scott Sellars was left to rue City’s poor start to the match, saying: “We just didn’t get going today and that gave them the lift to go on.”