Under-23s make it two out of two

Albion secure 1-0 win over Eastbourne Borough in latest friendly.

By Bruce Talbot • 16 July 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Ed Turns clears his lines under pressure

Albion's under-23s maintained their unbeaten start to pre-season with a 1-0 win over Eastbourne Borough on Friday at the American Express Elite Performance Centre.

The home side's winner came midway through the second half from one of the three trialists used by Albion boss Andrew Crofts, who fielded two separate XIs in each half. 

The goal came shortly after the visitors had their best chance when they hit the bar.

By Paul Hazlewood
Ulrick Ella twice went close against Eastbourne Borough.

In the first half Albion played at a good tempo, passed the ball well and forced Borough goalkeeper Curtis Anderson to make good saves as he denied Ulrick Ella twice while Gary Dicker headed over the target from a corner.

After they had gone in front, when our trialist produced a tidy finish from inside the box, Todd Miller had an opportunity to double Albion's advantage but fired over. 

By Paul Hazlewood
Gary Dicker in action against Eastbourne Borough

Albion are back in pre-season action next on July 26 when they take on Stockport County. 

Albion - 1st half: Desbois, Offiah, Tsoungui, Turns, Dicker, Spong, Packham, Trialist, Peupiou, Tanimowo, Ella.

2nd half: Talley, Jackson, Trialist, Nillson, Sturge, Hinshelwood, Couchrane, Miller, Moran, Trialist, Ifiill.