A first home win of the season, the return of a much respected former manager, a five goal thriller in the sunshine, three sublime Albion goals, what more could one ask for on a Saturday afternoon at 3pm. We had it all!

Sadly there had to be a loser and that was former boss Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers side, but they returned to the North West knowing that they had contributed hugely to an absorbing game.

For the Association, Bernie McNally, Richard Sneekes and Darryl Burgess were ‘on duty’ in the East Stand Suites, with Q and A sessions pre and post match.

On the other side of the Shrine, in the Regis Suite, Treasurer Norman Westbury was joined by Ally Robertson, Cambell Crawford, Stan Jones, Dave Butler, Ally Brown and a ‘debut’ appearance by the legend that is Len Cantello, along with his two sons, and it ws a great pleasure to welcome him back home to The hawthorns, to meet up within his old pals, including of course Tony Brown, who popped in to say hello on his way to the Media gantry.

So, a hugely enjoyable and successful day, as we now move into the first international break of the season.