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8 March 2014

Dozzell on target but youngsters go down

Andre Dozzell was on target for Town but a very young U18 side went down to Brighton.

Conor Pring opened the scoring for the visitors against the run of play. The visitors doubled their lead early in the second-half with a fantastic free-kick from Jack Rowe-Hurst. 

Town got a goal back with a free-kick of their own, Dozzell, son for former Town player Jason, curling in from the edge of the box in the 80th minute but 
two minutes later Rowe-Hurst grabbed his second of the game.

The young Blues caused Brighton problems early on, with a great run and cross from Cemal Ramadan getting cleared by the head of Isaac to prevent a certain goal. 

Blues came close again in the 17th minute. Cory Galvin's corner was flicked to the back post by George Clarke, and met by George Fowler, whose header hit the bar. 

The home side were punished for their missed chances almost immediately. Brighton broke up the right and Jason Davis played the ball across the box to Pring, who calmly guided the ball into the bottom left corner. 

Town kept going for the equaliser and Edward Ellis came close to getting it with 10 minutes remaining in the first-half. Emmanuel played the right-winger into the box, but his shot that looked to be going into the top left corner went just wide. 

Ten minutes into the second-half and Brighton doubled their lead. Rowe-Hurst hit a free-kick from 25-yards out that clipped the wall, before flying past Sam McDermid. 
Blues responded with 10 minutes left when substitute, Dozzell curled a free-kick in from the edge of the box, leaving Josh Smith in the Brighton goal helpless. 

Brighton killed the game off though almost immediately, Rowe-Hurst beating McDermid with an expert finish. 

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