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Albion off the mark in new development league
Albion beat Bristol City 1-0 in their first home game in the new Professional Development League at Lancing today.
Anton Rodgers put Albion ahead in the 41st minute, sweeping in a cross from Toby Agdestein from close range.
The Seagulls, defeated 2-1 in their first fixture at Cardiff last week, should have been further in front by the break.
George Barker, captaining the side after he was on the bench for the first team against Barnsley on Saturday, spurned an earlier chance to score from the spot.
The striker's shot was handled inside the box but his poorly placed penalty was then comfortably saved.
Barker had an effort disallowed for offside and Bristol keeper Lewis Carey also denied Agdestein, newcomer Chimdi Akubuine and Rodgers from a free-kick in the second half.
Former Watford left-back Akubuine was joined in the side by fellow 18-year-olds Theo Jones, a centre half from Norwich, Liverpool academy right-back Matt McGiveron and ex-Coventry midfielder Courtney Richards.
Peter Brezovan and Inigo Calderon, playing on the right side of midfield, were included as over-aged players in a team also containing deposed first team central defender Lewis Dunk.
Albion (4-1-2-3): Brezovan; McGiveron (Wiltshire 76), Dunk, Jones, Akubuine; Richards; Calderon, Rodgers; Agdestein (Goodwin 62), Barker, Dickenson (Bergkamp 62). Subs not used: East, Rea.
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