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19 May 2017

Albion's under-18s ended the season with victory.

Hutchinson 5
Mandroiu (pen) 50

Bexton 87

  • Albion end the season with a win
  • Isaac Hutchinson and Daniel Mandroiu (penalty) on target for Brighton
  • David Ajiboye also comes close to scoring
  • Tom Bexton on target for Wolves

Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-18s ended their season with a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
A goal from David Ajiboye and a penalty from Daniel Mandroiu sealed all three points for Albion, before Tom Bexton’s late consolation strike for Wolves.

Hutchinson gave Albion the lead in the fifth minute after he latched onto Ajiboye’s cross with a close-range header that beat goalkeeper Harry Beasley.
The Seagulls had a chance to double their lead moments later when Luis Garcia found Ajiboye out wide, who skipped past a Wolves player before seeing his effort blocked inside the box.
Ajiboye was involved in the thick of the action again when he latched onto a pass from Archie Davies, and saw his subsequent shot blocked by the goalkeeper.
However, Brighton doubled their lead from the penalty spot with 50 minutes on the clock. Ajiboye was brought down inside the box and Mandroiu confidently scored from the spot.
Albion’s lead was halved with three minutes of normal time remaining through Bexton after Albion’s defence failed to deal with a corner, and the Wolves youngster scored from just inside the box.
ALBION: Collings; Morrison, Shihab, Moore, O’Sullivan (Cochrane 22); Ajiboye (Fornah 72), Barker, A. Davies; Garcia, Mandroiu (Cashman 85), Hutchinson.

SUBS NOT USED: Bentley (GK), Ferguson.

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