LEICESTER - 4
Ndukwu 44, 81
Kelly o.g. 6
- Leicester overturn a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3.
- Michael Kelly (OG), Ragnar Mar-Larusson and James Tilley on target for Albion.
- Albion's third defeat to Leicester this season.
- Albion's next fixture is against Liverpool on 11th April.
Brighton & Hove Albion under 18s were on the wrong end of an incredible turnaround on Saturday, as Leicester City came back from three goals behind to defeat the Seagulls 4-3.
An early own-goal set Albion off on a flyer as Michael Kelly put through his own net on six minutes, before Ragnar Mar-Larusson showed great striking instincts to score on the rebound and double the lead less than ten minutes later.
The home side’s efforts to get back into the game with the deficit at two goals, opened the game up for Albion’s fast counter-attacking play. This was evident in the visitors’ third goal on the half-hour mark, as Mar-Larusson’s cross from the right was converted by James Tilley.
However, the three-goal lead did not last until half-time, as Layton Ndukwu curled in a effort to give his side hope on 44 minutes.
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The Foxes struck again in the 61st minute to reduce the deficit further, when Keenan King powered a header past Bailey Vose.
Ten minutes later, the hosts equalised after a free-kick was only partially cleared by the Seagulls defence, allowing Daniel Rowe to make it 3-3.
With the scores tied, Albion looked to recover and regain the lead, but Jordan Maguire-Drew’s powerful free-kick could only hit the Leicester wall.
The game was turned fully on its head with ten minutes remaining, as Ndukwu broke Albion hearts by prodding in from close range, after Vose had originally saved Harvey Barnes’s effort.
ALBION: Vose (GK); Cox, White, Horncastle, Barnett (Ajiboye 57); Collar, Tighe; Pring, Maguire-Drew, Tilley; Mar-Larusson (Davies, 87).
SUBS NOT USED: Hobbs, Cadman, Meekums.