- Albion under-18s record large victory
- Jordan Maguire-Drew hits four goals
- David Ajiboye opens scoring for Seagulls
- Remi Meyers adds sixth late on
Brighton & Hove Albion under-18 coach Ian Buckman was delighted with how his players responded from the opening-day defeat to Tottenham Hotspur with a superb 6-0 win against Swansea City on Saturday.
Albion took the lead on the half-hour mark through David Ajiboye, before Jordan Maguire-Drew scored right on half time to give the Seagulls a 2-0 lead.
Maguire-Drew stuck three further goals in the second-half; the second of which came from the penalty spot, as Buckman’s side raced into a 5-0 lead after 70 minutes. Remi Meyers added a sixth in the closing stages.
Buckman told seagulls.co.uk, “It was a good performance and a great reaction following the Tottenham game.
“The lads prepared really well, they worked hard and applied themselves very professionally towards the game.
“They got their rewards on Saturday with the performance they produced.”
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The under-18 coach believes the result is even more impressive with a number of players still yet to feature for the club.
“There are still nine players in the group that haven’t played yet, with some waiting for international clearance and others away on international duty, which is fantastic.
“So for such a young group to respond in that manner, and apply themselves to produce a really good team performance was excellent.
“It was pleasing to finish the game with four under-16 players on the pitch, so that was really nice and the pathway through the football club is very encouraging.”
ALBION: Vose; Moore (Block 80), Barker, Rolf, Cox; Meyers, Sanders, Davies; Ajiboye (Morrison 60), Meekums (Hutchinson 70), Maguire-Drew.
SUBS NOT USED: Sanchez (GK).