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U18 REPORT: ALBION 1 LEICESTER 1

26 April 2017

Albion's under-18s took a share of the spoils against the Foxes.


ALBION 1
Sanders 47 pen
 
LEICESTER 1
Abdoul 56

  • Albion draw 1-1 with Leicester City at home
  • Max Sanders opened the scoring from the penalty spot
  • Johan Abdoul levelled for the Foxes

  • The Seagulls travel to Sunderland on Saturday

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-18s drew 1-1 with Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, the same scoreline from when the sides met earlier in the season at the American Express Elite Performance Centre.

Bentley (GK), Morrison, Fornah. SUBS NOT USED:
 
McGill; A.Davies, Shihab, Moore, Cochrane; Hutchinson (Ibeh 81), Sanders, Barker, Ajiboye; Ferguson (Ljubicic 81), Cashman. ALBION:
 
Ajiboye had a late chance to snatch all three points for the Seagulls, but the winger’s effort sailed wide after beating his marker, as the scores remained level on the south coast.
 
However, it didn’t take the visitors long to restore parity, as they levelled in the 56th minute through Adboul, who slotted past Albion goalkeeper Tom McGill to make it 1-1.
 
But his persistence paid off when Albion were awarded a penalty two minutes after the break, as he stepped up to convert the spot kick and break the deadlock for the Seagulls.
 
Most of Albion’s chances continued to fall to Sanders, but this time his free kick narrowly cleared the crossbar from long range.
 
Isaac Hutchinson then headed wide of the target after Archie Davies swung a delightful cross into the box, before Sanders drilled a shot towards goal, which a Leicester defender managed to block.
 
Sanders had Albion’s first opportunity of the game, but the central midfielder fired over the crossbar after receiving the ball just inside the penalty area.
 
Ian Buckman made three changes to the starting line-up that lost 2-0 to Swansea City last time out, with Tareq Shihab, David Ajiboye and Danny Cashman all coming into the side.
 
Max Sanders gave the Seagulls the lead shortly after half-time, as he converted from the penalty spot, but Johan Abdoul’s goal levelled the game to ensure the spoils were shared once again.
 

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