Liam Agnew

Youngsters chasing top spot

by Stuart Vose

U18s take on West Brom on Tuesday afternoon.

Sunderland’s youngsters will be looking to return to the top of the Barclays U18 Premier League when they travel to West Brom this afternoon.

The young Black Cats face the Baggies for the second time in four days with the two sides having played out a 1-1 draw on Wearside last Saturday.

Sunderland captain Liam Agnew (pictured) equalised in fine style after Joel Ambalu had given the visitors the lead.

Now the two sides will go again in the Midlands, with the game kicking off at 1pm.

Sunderland's Academy side trail league leaders Spurs by two points and have a one-point cushion over third-placed Liverpool.

The young Black Cats have won three, drawn two and lost two of their seven games during the second league phase, scoring 16 goals in the process.

Meanwhile West Brom sit fifth in the division with nine points from eight outings.

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