- Albion under-21s lose 1-0 at Stoke City
- Adeloye hits winner from penalty spot
- Harris hits post for Seagulls
- Albion's first league defeat of 2015
Tomi Adeloye’s second-half penalty consigned Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-21s to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Stoke City.
The first half was a quiet affair with very few chances for either side; the best of which fell to Charlie Harris, who saw his speculative strike cannon off the post.
The game’s turning point arrived in the 62nd minute when the hosts were awarded a penalty as Mason Watkins-Clark was brought down inside the box by Will Collar.
Adeloye stepped up and slotted the ball into the right-hand side of the net to give Stoke the lead.
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Albion searched for an equaliser but Glen Rea was left frustrated by Potters keeper Daniel Gyolail as the shot-stopper twice denied the Seagulls captain.
Josh Smith was quick off his line to prevent Daniel Jarvis from doubling the hosts’ advantage late on, however it didn’t deny Stoke all three points as the Seagulls’ three-match unbeaten league run came to an end.
ALBION: Smith (GK); Barry, Rea, White, Hunt; Collar, Starkey, Harris; Davis (Muitt 75) Kandi (Cole 60), Fenelon. Subs not used: Vose (GK), Deen, Wiltshire.