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Video: West Brom teenager Alex Bradley scores screamer on loan at Havant & Waterlooville

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Albion academy midfielder Alex Bradley scored a thunderbolt in Havant & Waterlooville's 5-2 win over Maidstone United on Saturday.

Alex Bradley in action for Albion's U23s. (AMA)

The 19-year-old, who made it 3-0 to the Hawks shortly after half-time, has now scored two goals while on loan at the National League outfit from just six appearances and three starts.

Bradley, who has been with the Baggies since he was seven, also notched in a landmark 7-0 win over Maidenhead last month that kick-started an impressive run of form for Havant.

The Finland youth international also scored in Albion's 2-1 win over Blackpool in the Checkatrade Trophy earlier this season before joining the Hawks on a three-month loan.

After picking up back-to-back promotions, Lee Bradbury's side understandably struggled at the start of their first season back in England's fifth tier.

But the Hawks have picked up 10 points from a possible 12, scoring 14 goals in four matches, lifting them out of the relegation zone and up to 18th. Bradley has started the last two games.

Baggies head coach Darren Moore and Hawks manager Bradbury were team-mates at Portsmouth and remain close friends to this day.

Earlier this season, Havant trained at Albion's facilities in Walsall en route to a game in Wrexham.

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Bradbury came to watch Albion's remarkable 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur towards the end of last season.

He has been Hawks manager for more than six years and has recently guided them to back-to-back titles.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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