Albion squeeze through in Senior Cup

Brennan Dickenson celebrates his match-winning goal. Picture by Paul Hazlewood

Brennan Dickenson celebrates his match-winning goal. Picture by Paul Hazlewood

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Albion’s development squad are through to the last eight of the Sussex Senior Cup.

But the holders were forced to work hard before beating ten-man Eastbourne Borough 1-0 at Lancing tonight.

Brennan Dickenson scored the only goal on the half hour when his intended cross from the left touchline floated over goalkeeper Craig Ross and inside the far post.

Borough’s Chris Shephard was shown a straight red card by referee Dave Phillips seven minutes later for foul and abusive language.

But the Conference south side remained an intermittent threat and were kept in the game by Adam Watts’ terrific second-half clearance just in front of goal to deny lively new boy Jeffrey Monakana.

Ssub Darren Lok was close to forcing extra-time when he seemed to touch Frankie Raymond’s free-kick narrowly wide.

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9:42pm Tue 21 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Having watched this match I am sure that there is a directive that runs thru all the teams we have, that being, play one up front. We were up against ten men for three quarters of the match and yet Dickensen was alone up front for most of that time.
There was some good stuff from both teams and although our new lad didn't see a lot of the play he showed some good skills and didn't do anything wrong.
Having watched this match I am sure that there is a directive that runs thru all the teams we have, that being, play one up front. We were up against ten men for three quarters of the match and yet Dickensen was alone up front for most of that time. There was some good stuff from both teams and although our new lad didn't see a lot of the play he showed some good skills and didn't do anything wrong. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

11:06pm Tue 21 Jan 14

championshipgull says...

If I’d known you were there Vegas, I’d have bought you a pint. It was a bit like watching the first team in some ways, played the same kind of system. Eastbourne did the simple thinks well and we strived to be creative but it was frustratingly not working for long periods, making it difficult for individuals to shine.
If I’d known you were there Vegas, I’d have bought you a pint. It was a bit like watching the first team in some ways, played the same kind of system. Eastbourne did the simple thinks well and we strived to be creative but it was frustratingly not working for long periods, making it difficult for individuals to shine. championshipgull
  • Score: 4

11:57pm Tue 21 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

championshipgull wrote:
If I’d known you were there Vegas, I’d have bought you a pint. It was a bit like watching the first team in some ways, played the same kind of system. Eastbourne did the simple thinks well and we strived to be creative but it was frustratingly not working for long periods, making it difficult for individuals to shine.
I was there in spirit my friend.

Yeah what I saw was a lot of passing for passing's sake but at there age that may not be as bad as it sounds. Accurate passing is essential if you are going to pass your way thru the midfield and to be fair to the lads, for the most part their passing was good. I thought Eastbourne had a good game, they pressed for most of the match and came close a couple of times to scoring.
I am not sure of the name of the lad that was playing out wide n the right for us, he got subbed but looked quite good, he put a couple of quality crosses into the opposing box, and looked pacey.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: If I’d known you were there Vegas, I’d have bought you a pint. It was a bit like watching the first team in some ways, played the same kind of system. Eastbourne did the simple thinks well and we strived to be creative but it was frustratingly not working for long periods, making it difficult for individuals to shine.[/p][/quote]I was there in spirit my friend. Yeah what I saw was a lot of passing for passing's sake but at there age that may not be as bad as it sounds. Accurate passing is essential if you are going to pass your way thru the midfield and to be fair to the lads, for the most part their passing was good. I thought Eastbourne had a good game, they pressed for most of the match and came close a couple of times to scoring. I am not sure of the name of the lad that was playing out wide n the right for us, he got subbed but looked quite good, he put a couple of quality crosses into the opposing box, and looked pacey. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

8:55am Wed 22 Jan 14

mikeygit says...

Dickenson scored?? Have I got it wrong but I thought he had gone--someone please enlighten me.PLease!!
Dickenson scored?? Have I got it wrong but I thought he had gone--someone please enlighten me.PLease!! mikeygit
  • Score: 0

4:53pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Jimmy Langley says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
championshipgull wrote:
If I’d known you were there Vegas, I’d have bought you a pint. It was a bit like watching the first team in some ways, played the same kind of system. Eastbourne did the simple thinks well and we strived to be creative but it was frustratingly not working for long periods, making it difficult for individuals to shine.
I was there in spirit my friend.

Yeah what I saw was a lot of passing for passing's sake but at there age that may not be as bad as it sounds. Accurate passing is essential if you are going to pass your way thru the midfield and to be fair to the lads, for the most part their passing was good. I thought Eastbourne had a good game, they pressed for most of the match and came close a couple of times to scoring.
I am not sure of the name of the lad that was playing out wide n the right for us, he got subbed but looked quite good, he put a couple of quality crosses into the opposing box, and looked pacey.
How were you able to watch this particular match from your base in the USA Vegas? I'd be very interested to watch Development Squad matches from time to time and I certainly didn't know that they were available live on line. Your advice please.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: If I’d known you were there Vegas, I’d have bought you a pint. It was a bit like watching the first team in some ways, played the same kind of system. Eastbourne did the simple thinks well and we strived to be creative but it was frustratingly not working for long periods, making it difficult for individuals to shine.[/p][/quote]I was there in spirit my friend. Yeah what I saw was a lot of passing for passing's sake but at there age that may not be as bad as it sounds. Accurate passing is essential if you are going to pass your way thru the midfield and to be fair to the lads, for the most part their passing was good. I thought Eastbourne had a good game, they pressed for most of the match and came close a couple of times to scoring. I am not sure of the name of the lad that was playing out wide n the right for us, he got subbed but looked quite good, he put a couple of quality crosses into the opposing box, and looked pacey.[/p][/quote]How were you able to watch this particular match from your base in the USA Vegas? I'd be very interested to watch Development Squad matches from time to time and I certainly didn't know that they were available live on line. Your advice please. Jimmy Langley
  • Score: 0

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