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15 December 2018 Venue Chigwell Construction Stadium Attendance Referee David Rock

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West Ham United PL2
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Brighton and Hove Albion PL2

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Nathan Trott
    GK
  • 2
    Ben Johnson
    DF
  • 3
    Ajibola Alese
    DF
  • 4
    Conor Coventry
    MF
  • 5
    Josh Pask
    DF
  • 6
    Reece Oxford
    DF
  • 7
    Dan Kemp
    MF
  • 8
    Moses Makasi (C)
    MF
  • 9
    Jahmal Hector-Ingram
    FW
  • 10
    Amadou Diallo
    FW
  • 11
    Joe Powell
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Tunji Akinola
    SUB
  • 13
    Josh Roach
    SUB
  • 14
    Vashon Neufville
    SUB
  • 15
    Mason Barrett
    SUB
  • 16
    Sean Adarkwa
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Liam Manning and Steve Potts

4-4-1-1
  • 1
    David Button
    GK
  • 2
    Archie Davies
    DF
  • 3
    George Cox
    DF
  • 4
    Max Sanders
    MF
  • 5
    Ben Barclay (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Leo Ostigard
    DF
  • 7
    Anders Dreyer
    MF
  • 8
    Mathias Normann
    MF
  • 9
    Aaron Connolly
    FW
  • 10
    Viktor Gyokeres
    FW
  • 11
    James Tilley
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Alex Cochrane
    SUB
  • 13
    Hugo Keto
    SUB
  • 14
    Peter Gwargis
    SUB
  • 15
    Warren O'Hora
    SUB
  • 16
    Stefan Ljubicic
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Simon Rusk

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Match Previews

U23 PREVIEW: ALBION CLOSE 2018 AT WEST HAM

15 December 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s finish 2018 with a trip to West Ham United this afternoon, as they look to secure three points in the Premier League 2 Division 1 at the Chigwell Construction Stadium, kick-off 1pm.

The Seagulls occupy fifth position ahead of today’s game, just four points behind league leaders Derby County, while the Hammers sit tenth following their 3-2 defeat to Chelsea last time out.

Albion were also beaten in their previous league fixture against Leicester City, but Simon Rusk’s team picked up a 3-2 victory over Swansea City in Wales last month to boost their title chances.



Top goalscorer Aaron Connolly received the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for November yesterday morning, and the Irishman will be looking to add to his 17 goals already this season.

Rusk’s side met the Hammers four times during the 2016/17 campaign, which saw the east Londoners win promotion to the top flight, but Albion remained unbeaten in all four matches.

Two 3-0 victories came at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, while the Seagulls also won 3-1 in the Premier League Cup away from home, before a goalless draw in the league.

Albion sealed a 4-0 win over Hastings United in the Sussex Senior Cup during the week, but Rusk is expected to make numerous changes for this afternoon’s final league match of the year.

Supporters can follow a live text blog from the game on the Match Centre, with a report and reaction to follow after the full-time whistle.

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Match Reports

U23 REPORT: WEST HAM UNITED 2 ALBION 4

15 December 2018

Avril Griffiths
Warren O'Hora in action against West Ham United.
  • Albion end 2018 with a 4-2 win over West Ham
  • Anders Dreyer breaks the deadlock
  • Leo Ostigard nets twice for the Seagulls
  • Viktor Gyokeres adds a fourth late on

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-23s rounded off a positive year with another hard-earned victory, as they secured a 4-2 win over West Ham United at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

The Seagulls climbed to third position in the Premier League 2 Division 1, and now have over three weeks to rest and prepare for their next league meeting against Arsenal at the Broadfield Stadium.

Leo Ostigard’s brace and a goal from Anders Dreyer put Albion 3-0 ahead, and despite Amadou Diallo and Moses Makasi replying for the hosts either side of the break, Viktor Gyokeres rounded off the scoring to confirm victory.

Simon Rusk named the same 16-man squad that were narrowly beaten by Leicester City on the south coast, with first-team goalkeeper David Button playing his second game after recovering from injury.

Albion made a positive start to the match and create a fine opportunity after just five minutes when George Cox and Gyokeres linked up to find Dreyer, but the Dane’s powerful effort was tipped over the crossbar.

Dan Kemp then surged forward for the hosts and tried his luck from a tight angle, only to see his left-footed shot rise over the target, as the teams continued to feel their way into the contest.

It was Albion who drew first blood when Ben Barclay laid the ball back for Dreyer on the edge of the penalty area, and the Danish winger connected with the ball sweetly to pick out the bottom corner.

Just three minutes passed and the Seagulls found themselves two goals ahead, when a deflected shot looped into the air, causing problems for West Ham goalkeeper Nathan Trott, and Ostigard simply headed home on the goal line.

Albion’s stunning start got even better on 31 minutes from James Tilley’s inswinging corner — Ostigard rose at the front to powerfully head home his second goal of the afternoon to make it 3-0.

Aaron Connolly was desperate to get in amongst the goals, but after Dreyer find the Irishman with a clever back-heel, Trott got down well to push the striker’s low-driven effort away from goal.

West Ham pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time, and it was Diallo who showed composure inside the box to find the bottom corner to make it 3-1 and give his side hope for a comeback.

The Hammers reduced Albion’s advantage further just six minutes after returning for the second half — Joe Powell swung a corner towards the front post and Makasi found the back of the net with na instinctive flick.

The Seagulls had to withstand a barrage of pressure from the hosts, as numerous balls were delivered into the penalty area, but Barclay and half-time replacement Warren O’Hora held strong.

Sean Adarkwa came off the bench for the hosts in the closing stages just hours after netting twice against Albion’s under-18s, as West Ham’s search for an equalising goal continued.

But in the third minute of stoppage time, Gyokeres fired into the bottom corner to wrap up the points and ensure Rusk’s side would end 2018 on a positive note.

ALBION: Button; A.Davies, Barclay, Ostigard (O’Hora 46), Cox; Dreyer, Sanders, Normann, Tilley (Cochrane 65); Gyokeres; Connolly.

Subs not used: Keto (GK), Gwargis, Ljubicic.

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