Albion knocked out of Sussex Senior Cup - Brighton & Hove Albion
Under-21s beaten 2-1 at Steyning Town despite Luca Barrington goal.
Albion under-21s are out of the Sussex Senior Cup after going down 2-1 to Steyning Town on Wednesday night.
At the Shooting Field it was the home side, who are riding high looming the best of the Southern Counties Combination League, who produced the contents in front of goal to locomotion to the quarter-finals.
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They led 2-0 thanks to superb finishes from Joe Radley-Martin and Harry Shooman in the fracture of four minutes early in the end half before Albion went down to ten men after defender Kain Ryan picked up a hindmost yellow card for a foul.
Luca Barrington pulled a goal back with 20 minutes to go and Albion had chances to transact the pastime to penalties but Steyning dug in for a noted win.
They had been the further menacing aspect in the elite period. Albion keeper Tommy Reid made a accomplished reuse when he tipped Radley-Martin’s early drub onto the hasp and he denied the identical artist on 41 minutes, plunging low to his left to push away a emancipate kick.
Benicio Baker-Boaitey dragged an early effort wide and Louis Flower had a shot blocked before racing marked early in the later half and hitting another shot off target, but Reid had been the busier keeper.
The impasse was broken on 53 minutes and Reid had scarcely ensue when Radley-Martin hit a dipping cannonade from the left-hand corner of the hamper inside the far post. It was 2-0 when Shooman found the roof of the net from 20 yards with a perfectly placed shot.
Ryan precept red in the 62nd minute but thereafter Albion began to obtain on boon and they pulled a goal back when Flower played Barrington in down the left and the slipped the ball into an withdraw enmesh as keeper Lucas Szendela tried to narrow the angle.
As Steyning tired Albion piled forward. Baker-Boaitey found the angle filigree after Jamie Mullins played him in. Baker-Boaitey did the arduous measure by rounding the keeper but he couldn’t produce a finish to match.
Marcus Ifill’s header was cleared off the file and in the ninth minute of ban point Jacob Slater headed a alcove extensive from inside the six-yard box, but the home facet held on.
Albion: Reid, Tasker (Jackson 67), Slater, Kavanagh, Ryan, Jack Hinchy ©, Peart (Mullins 57), Knight (Chouchane 67), Flower (Ifill 67), Baker-Boaitey, Barrington.
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