Albion's youngsters kept their composure on the hot spot to win a penalty shoot out last night.

A very youthful under-21s line-up, captained by Lorent Tolaj, beat Littlehampton 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes to lift the Sussex Community Shield at Culver Road.

They converted four penalties out of four and saw Killian Cahill pull off a fine save.

Victory had looked to be heading to the young Seagulls in normal time when Tolaj added to his collection of goals late on.

But a Dion Jarvis free-kick from out wide went straight in to give the Golds their added-time leveller.

The Southern Combination champions were the more forceful side for 45 minutes and deservedly went ahead when Marshall Ball headed home emphatically from a corner.

Albion started to put their football together after the break and Billie Clark thumped home the equaliser.

Clark later shot wide when clean through.

But a very clever set-piece saw Benicio Baker-Boaitey send Tolaj in to score on 89 minutes.

Both those players then converted from the spot, as did Clark and sub Jake Gee.

Joe Benn, Lucas Pattenden and Scott Faber scored to nudge Littlehampton ahead on three occasions.

But Cahill then dived to his right to keep out their fourth spot kick, by Jamie Carroll.

George Gaskin fired their fifth effort over the bar.

Albion: Cahill, Nilsson, Trialist, Jackson (Penman 60), McConville, Chouchane (Knight 60), Ifill (Smith 45), Everitt (Gee 78), Tolaj, Baker-Boaitey, Clark.