Brighton & Hove Albion’s U18’s chalked up their first win of the Youth Alliance season last weekend with a 2-0 victory over Colchester United.
Both teams created chances in a entertaining first half but neither could break the deadlock as the they went in level at half time.
Six minutes in to the second half though, Albion’s Dan Bolwell opened the scoring with a composed finish after a series of good passes from the Seagulls.
Lewis Ide then doubled the advantage just after the hour mark, volleying home at the near post from a Smith corner.
The home side continued to push forward but a final free kick from Jordan Pavett was sent well over the bar to leave the U’s deflated.
Colchester United: Cusack, Hamilton, Glowacki, Bender, Stamp (Attac 75), Lartey, McCloskey (Sanderson), O’Sullivan, O’Leary (Wilson), Pavett, Arnott.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Walker, Cooper, Strong, Sheriff, Bolwell (Woodley 82), Hayward, Ide, Caskey, Smith, Hinder, Barker.