Aug 6, 2013 at 7.45pm UK
Cork City
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
FT(HT: 0-2)
Anelka (26', 47', 63'), Dorrans (44', 73'), Long (48')

Result: Nicolas Anelka bags treble in West Bromwich Albion rout

Result: Anelka bags treble in West Brom rout
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Nicolas Anelka gets three of West Bromwich Albion's six goals in a pre-season rout against Cork City at Turner's Cross.

West Bromwich Albion have continued their pre-season preparations tonight by recording a comfortable win over Cork City, with Nicolas Anelka starring in a 6-0 success.

The Frenchman opened the scoring after 26 minutes at Turner's Cross, finding the near post with a strike from close range.

Graham Dorrans doubled the visitors' advantage just before the break, thumping home with a fierce drive.

Steve Clarke's side found the net twice in two minutes early the second half, courtesy of finishes from strike duo and Anelka and Shane Long, who was made captain for the evening against his former club.

Anelka then rounded off his hat-trick just before the hour mark, before Dorrans got his second of the night with a measured finish.

Andy O'Connell wasted a golden opportunity for Cork to register soon after, blasting a penalty high and wide of Boaz Myhill's goal.

Clarke's men kept a clean sheet despite a host of changes in the closing stages to keep their strong pre-season form intact.

West Bromwich Albion's Shane Long celebrates after he scores against Wigan on May 4, 2013
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