Albion's under-18s left Tyneside with a narrow defeat.
- Mackenzie Heaney scores twice for Newcastle
- Sam Golan on target for Albion
- Albion lose their first game in the final stage of fixtures
- The Seagulls host Derby County on Saturday
Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-18s saw their four-match unbeaten run come to an end following a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday.
Mackenzie Heaney’s brace, either side of a Sam Golan header, was enough for the hosts to claim all three points.
Owen Gallacher had a chance to break the deadlock for the hosts inside the first minute, but goalkeeper Bailey Vose made a smart save.
Jordan Maguire-Drew was the first to threaten for Albion after he cut inside but saw his effort saved by Newcastle goalkeeper Ben Smith.
LATEST NEWS FROM SEAGULLS.CO.UK
- REPORT: BIRMINGHAM 1 ALBION 2
- GALLERY: BIRMINGHAM CITY
- CHARLTON MATCH SOLD OUT
- CROFTS JOINS GILLS ON LOAN
- PLAYERS' AWARDS DINNER - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
David Ajiboye twice came close to breaking the deadlock for the Seagulls before a Max Sanders free-kick was tipped over the bar by Smith.
Heaney gave Newcastle the lead shortly after the break as he made a surging run towards goal and slotted home past Vose.
Golan equalised in the 70th minute after he headed home George Cox’s free-kick, but they were only level for a minute as Heaney’s superb left-footed shot from distance nestled in the top corner, leaving Ian Buckman’s side beaten for the first time in the final stage of fixtures.
ALBION: Vose (GK); Davies, Cadman (Morrison 62), Golan, Cox; Ajiboye (Cochrane 68), Barker, Sanders; Garcia (Hutchinson 62), Meekums, Maguire-Drew.
SUBS NOT USED: Sanchez (GK), Rolph.
Tweets by @OfficialBHAFC