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08 August 2017 Venue American Express Elite Football Performance Centre Attendance

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Brighton and Hove Albion
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AFC Bournemouth

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Robert Sanchez
    GK
  • 2
    Ales Mateju
    DF
  • 3
    George Cox
    DF
  • 4
    Dessie Hutchinson (C)
    MF
  • 5
    Ben Barclay
    DF
  • 6
    Ben Hall
    DF
  • 7
    James Tilley
    MF
  • 8
    Jayson Molumby
    MF
  • 9
    Glenn Murray
    FW
  • 10
    Aaron Connolly
    FW
  • 11
    Anthony Knockaert
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Will Collar
    SUB
  • 13
    Billy Collings
    SUB
  • 14
    Josh Kerr
    SUB
  • 15
    Steven Alzate
    SUB
  • 16
    Henrik Bjordal
    SUB
  • 17
    Jordan Davies
    SUB
  • 18
    Max Sanders
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Simon Rusk

4-4-2
  • 1
    Jordan Holmes
    GK
  • 2
    Trialist
    DF
  • 3
    Ollie Harfield
    DF
  • 4
    Matt Worthington
    MF
  • 5
    Shaun Hobson
    DF
  • 6
    Tyler Cordner
    DF
  • 11
    Miwai Dobre
    MF
  • 8
    Matt Butcher (C)
    MF
  • 9
    Mikael Ndjoli
    FW
  • 10
    Kyle Taylor
    FW
  • 7
    Reegan O'Connell
    MF

Substitutes

  • -
    Ward
    SUB
  • -
    Seaman
    SUB
  • -
    Sherring
    SUB
  • 12
    Vincent
    SUB
  • 15
    Diaz
    SUB
  • -
    Kilkenny
    SUB
  • 14
    Jaidon Anthony
    SUB

Manager

  • -

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Match Previews

U23 PREVIEW: ALBION V BOURNEMOUTH

8 August 2017

Geoff Penn
James Tilley

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s conclude their pre-season preparations with the visit of AFC Bournemouth to the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre today, kick-off 2pm.

The Seagulls have played against Arsenal, Celtic and Whitehawk in recent weeks, and lifted the Sussex Community Shield with a commanding 7-0 victory over Shoreham at Culver Road.

Simon Rusk’s team travel to Norwich City next Monday for their opening game of the Premier League 2 Division 2 season, but the players have one last opportunity to gain valuable game time before taking on the Canaries.

Tom Dallison, Ben White and Tyler Forbes all secured loan moves to Football League clubs recently, but Henrik Bjordal has returned to the club after completing his loan spell at IFK Goteborg.

Albion supporters can watch the under-23s take on the Cherries, but all tickets must be booked in advance, as no tickets will be available on the door.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults: £5
Under-16s/Over-65s: £2
Free for Albion season-ticket holders

All tickets for matches at the training ground will be issued as print-at-home. Please remember to print your tickets and bring them with you on the day.

There are no ticket office facilities at the training ground, so anyone arriving without a ticket will be refused entry.

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Match Reports

U23 REPORT: ALBION 1 BOURNEMOUTH 1

8 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Anthony Knockaert in action for Albion's under-23s.
  • Albion’s under-23s end pre-season with a 1-1 draw against AFC Bournemouth
  • James Tilley struck early for the Seagulls
  • Matt Butcher levelled the scores with a free kick
  • Anthony Knockaert and Glenn Murray featured for 45 minutes

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s ended their pre-season preparations with a 1-1 draw against AFC Bournemouth this afternoon, with first-team players Anthony Knockaert and Glenn Murray both completing 45 minutes.
 
James Tilley gave Albion the lead in the opening stages at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, but Matt Butcher’s second-half free kick drew the Cherries level.
 
Simon Rusk named both Knockaert and Murray in the starting line-up, and there was also a first Albion appearance for summer signing Ales Mateju, who joined from FC Viktoria Plzen.
 
Tilley broke the deadlock after just three minutes when he found the top corner from George Cox’s low cross, with Murray playing a key role in the build-up, as his clever back heel found Albion’s onrushing full-back.
 
Aaron Connolly came close to doubling Albion’s advantage moments later, but the striker’s dipping effort from 20 yards dropped just over the crossbar.
 
Robert Sanchez produced a fantastic reaction save to protect Albion’s slender lead midway through the first half, when the Spaniard pushed Mikael Ndjoli’s ferocious drive onto the post, before Ollie Harfield rolled the follow-up just wide.
 
Knockaert showed his desire to get on the ball and make something happen, but the Frenchman could only find the side-netting after gliding past his marker and drilling a low shot just wide.
 
The Cherries had a fine opportunity shortly before the break, as Harfield’s free kick was deflected into the path of Ndjoli, but Sanchez reacted quickly to smother the striker’s low effort at the back post.
 
Henrik Bjordal and Steven Alzate replaced Murray and Knockaert at the break, with the Albion pairing collecting 45 minutes in preparation for Saturday’s Premier League opener against Manchester City.
 
There was little in terms of clear-cut chances at the beginning of the second half, with Dessie Hutchinson unable to produce a shot after Bjordal found space inside the box with a clever Cruyff turn.
 
The visitors got the reward for their persistence in the 60th minute, when Butcher’s free kick from 25 yards caught Sanchez by surprise and found the bottom corner to level the scores.
 
Max Sanders then worked space for himself to shoot, after being surrounded by Bournemouth defenders just inside the box, but the midfielder’s curling effort was tipped around the post by Cherries shot-stopper Jordan Holmes.
 
Albion survived a succession of dangerous chances for the visitors, as Sanchez saved low down from Miwai Dobre, before Ben Hall blocked Jaidon Anthony’s tame half-volley on the line.
 
After racing into the penalty area, Bjordal had a chance to pull the trigger, but decided to set the ball back for Alzate, whose first-time shot was blocked in front of goal.
 
The Seagulls pushed for a winning goal in the closing stages, but it ended all square as their attention turns to next Monday’s trip to Norwich City.

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Ticket News

U23 BOURNEMOUTH FRIENDLY TICKETS ON SALE

2 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Simon Rusk

Tickets for Brighton & Hove Albion under-23s’ pre-season friendly against AFC Bournemouth under-23s at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, are on sale now.

The match takes place on Tuesday 8th August, kick-off 1pm, and tickets are now available on general sale.

The prices are as follows:

£5 for adults

£2 for under-16s/over-65s

Free for Albion season-ticket holders

Tickets must be booked in advance, as no tickets will be available on the door.

All tickets for matches at the training ground will be issued as print at home. Please remember to print your tickets and bring them with you on the day.

There are no ticket office facilities at the training ground, so anyone arriving without a ticket will be refused entry.

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