Albion's kids passed a stern test to progress in the Sussex Senior Cup.

They won 3-2 at Hastings to reach the third round and secure a tie at Burgess Hill.

A youthful line-up ended Hastings’ unbeaten home record this season but it was tough going at the Pilot Field.

Kacper Lopata headed home the rebound to open the scoring after his first effort had come back off the bar.

Davide Rodari quickly brought Hastings back on level terms.

Stefen Vukoje cut inside to shoot the Seagulls into a 2-1 lead by half-time.

Another header brought Hastings level again as Ben Pope supplied a clever finish on 63 minutes.

But Bojan Radulovic hit the Albion winner 13 minutes later after being sent clear.

Albion under-23s return to league action when Liverpool visit the training complex in Lancing on Friday.

Kick-off has been brought forward to 1pm.