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14 November 2017 Venue The Lashmar Attendance Referee Jamie Wells

Kick off 19:30 (UK)

East Preston
2 - 3
FT
Brighton and Hove Albion

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Chris Cook
    GK
  • 2
    Nathan Da Costa
    DF
  • 3
    David Beaney
    DF
  • 4
    Oliver Stevenson
    MF
  • 5
    Tom Lyne
    DF
  • 6
    Josh Etherington
    DF
  • 7
    Luke Brodie
    MF
  • 8
    Jack Barnes
    MF
  • 9
    Dan Huet (C)
    FW
  • 10
    Ryan Quirke
    FW
  • 11
    Hayden Hunter
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Josh Parazo
    SUB
  • 14
    Lukas Franzen-Jones
    SUB
  • 15
    George Laughlin
    SUB
  • 16
    Conor Bull
    SUB
  • 17
    Ben Purkis
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Bob Paine

4-4-2
  • 1
    Billy Collings
    GK
  • 2
    Hamish Morrison
    DF
  • 3
    Jordan Davies
    DF
  • 4
    Archie Davies
    MF
  • 5
    Owen Moore
    DF
  • 6
    Josh Kerr (C)
    DF
  • 7
    Ryan Longman
    MF
  • 8
    Max Sanders
    MF
  • 9
    David Ajiboye
    FW
  • 10
    Reece Meekums
    FW
  • 11
    Rian O'Sullivan
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    George Cox
    SUB
  • 13
    Tom McGill
    SUB
  • 14
    Dessie Hutchinson
    SUB
  • 15
    Steven Alzate
    SUB
  • 16
    Danny Cashman
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Simon Rusk

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Match Previews

U23 PREVIEW: EAST PRESTON V ALBION

14 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Will Collar in action for Albion's under-23s.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s kick off their defence of the Parafix Sussex Senior Cup this evening against East Preston at the Lashmar, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Seagulls won the competition with a 3-0 extra-time victory over Crawley Town, at the Amex last season, and Simon Rusk’s team begin their defence of thee trophy in the second round.

East Preston overcame Peacehaven & Telscombe with a 2-1 away victory in the first round of the knockout tournament, and Bob Paine’s team currently sit 16th in the Southern Combination Premier Division.

Albion sealed victories over Hailsham Town, Pagham, Crowborough Athletic and Eastbourne Borough on route to the final last season, with all games played at the opposition’s home grounds.

Rusk’s team head into the game after a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Hull City in the Premier League Cup, and will travel to Stoke City on Saturday as they return to Premier League 2 Division 2 action at the Bet365 Stadium.

Albion supporters can follow a live text commentary on the Match Centre this evening, while a match report will be uploaded after the game.

Please note that the match is all-ticket and there will be no cash sales on the gate.

Tickets can be purchased at the clubhouse from 5pm tonight, priced at £6 for adults and £3 for concessions.

Fans that plan to purchase tickets on the night are asked to bring the right change.

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Match Reports

U23 REPORT: EAST PRESTON 2 ALBION 3 (AET)

14 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Ryan Longman fires the second of his two goals against East Preston.
  • Albion reach the Parafix Sussex Senior Cup third round
  • Jack Barnes and Dan Huet put East Preston in front
  • Ryan Longman scores a brace to level the game
  • Max Sanders hits the winner in extra time for the Seagulls


Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s came back from two goals down to secure a 3-2 victory after extra time against East Preston, as they progressed to the  Parafix Sussex Senior Cup third round.


Goals from Jack Barnes and Dan Huet put the hosts in front either side of half-time, but Ryan Longman’s brace forced extra time, before Max Sanders slotted home the winner on an entertaining night at the Lashmar.

The hosts were presented with a golden opportunity to break the deadlock early on, when Luke Brodie got played in behind Albion’s defence, but the winger dragged his right-footed effort narrowly wide, with just Billy Collings to beat.

Rian O’Sullivan looked threatening down the left wing and drilled a cross into the six-yard box, but neither David Ajiboye or Reece Meekums were able to connect with the winger's teasing delivery.

Meekums then had two chances in quick succession, firstly heading over from a Jordan Davies corner, before Albion’s number ten volleyed narrowly wide from O’Sullivan’s low cross to the front post.

Ajiboye then looped a header just over after stretching to meet a free-kick, shortly before Ryan Longman found himself through on goal, only for East Preston goalkeeper Chris Cook to rush out and smother the shot.

Sanders took responsibility of a free-kick just outside the penalty area, but the creative midfielder’s curling effort just dropped wide, before the hosts went up the other end and took a surprise lead on the stroke of half-time.

Collings made a smart save low down to deny Barnes, but the midfielder’s low shot rebounded back into his path, which enabled him to drill a low effort home at the second time of asking.

The difficulty of the task doubled for Albion just two minutes after the re-start, as Huet’s glancing header from Ryan Quirke’s set-piece delivery found the bottom corner to put the hosts 2-0 ahead.

Simon Rusk needed a quick reaction from his team and that’s exactly what he got, as Longman cut inside from the right wing and fired a low shot past Cook to halve the deficit on 51 minutes.

The home side dropped deep after conceding, as Albion enjoyed the majority of possession, but Rusk’s team struggled to break down East Preston’s organised defensive unit.

Until the 79th minute that is, and it was Longman again that made the difference, as he drove forward on a persistent run and drilled a right-footed shot into the bottom corner to make it 2-2.

Longman almost completed his hat-trick and a second-half turnaround from the Seagulls in the dying stages, but the winger’s low shot bounced just wide of Cook’s target, meaning the match would go into extra time.

Substitute Lukas Franzen-Jones rolled an effort just wide of the post for the hosts, before Cook pushed Dessie Hutchinson’s low strike behind, as Albion pressed for a late winner.

Their pressure in extra time eventually told in the 113th minute, and it was Sanders who prodded the ball past Cook, before cutting back and firing a low shot into the bottom corner to put Albion in front.

The hosts pushed for an equaliser in the final minutes of extra time, with Josh Etherington going close, but Albion held onto their lead and booked their place in the third round of the Parafix Sussex Senior Cup.

ALBION: Collings; Morrison, Moore, Kerr, J.Davies; Longman, Sanders, A.Davies (Alzate 70), O’Sullivan; Ajiboye (Hutchinson 52), Meekums (Cashman 46).

SUBS NOT USED: McGill (GK), Cox.

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