Torquay 2-1 West Brom: Premier League Baggies beaten by non-League side
By Gerard Brand
Last Updated: 02/08/16 9:15am
Premier League side West Bromwich Albion were edged out 2-1 by non-League Torquay United in a pre-season friendly on Monday night.
Second-half goals from Callum Hall and Brett Williams were enough for the National League hosts, while Matt Phillips pulled one back with a fine strike late on in the contest.
Craig Gardner fired just over from 20 yards early on before Jonathan Leko's effort was beaten away Brendan Moore later in a goalless first half.
Hall's spectacular goal put Torquay ahead, striking home into the corner of the net from 25 yards on 52 minutes.
Williams then slotted past Ben Foster to double the hosts' lead seven minutes later.
Phillips nearly halved the deficit with 15 minutes remaining, hitting the crossbar from range, moments after Craig Dawson's header had also struck the woodwork.
Phillips did score with nine minutes remaining, fiercely striking past Jamie Robba after Darren Fletcher's fine pass.
Albion nearly levelled a minute later, only for Robba to superbly keep out Saido Berahino's strike in the south-coast rain.