FULHAM 1Thompson 81
ALBION 1Mandroiu 18
- Cameron Thompson scored a late equaliser for Fulham
- Danny Mandroiu broke the deadlock with a free-kick in the first-half
- Alex Cochrane came close for Albion in the second half
- The under-18s are next in action against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday
Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-18s drew 1-1 with Fulham at Motspur Park on Saturday.
Fulham’s Cameron Thompson earned the hosts a point with a late equaliser, to cancel out Danny Mandroiu's first-half strike.
Brighton’s first chance came when Mandroiu tested Fulham keeper Taye Ashby-Hammond with a strike from just outside the box.
Reece Meekums nearly got an assist when his cross was met by Archie Davies, but the latter's header went wide.
But Mandroiu broke the deadlock with a superb free-kick in the 18th minute that sailed past Ashby-Hammond.
The Irishman almost got his and Albion's second when he forced the Fulham goalkeeper into a fine save to keep out a powerful driven shot from outside the box.
But the Cottagers came close after the break, when Seagulls shot-stopper George Hobbs kept out a header from Fulham centre-back Moritz Jenz.
At the other end, Owen Moore delivered a cross towards Alex Cochrane, and the latter's close-range header went wide.
Albion were made to pay for their missed chances, as Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson sent over an excellent cross for Thompson, who volleyed the ball into the roof of the net to secure Fulham a share of the spoils.
Hobbs; Moore, Tavares, Balogun, O’Sullivan; Barker, Cochrane, Mandroiu; Davies, Hutchinson (Ljubicic 69), Meekums (Fornah 75).
SUBS NOT USED:
Morrison, Bentley, Ferguson.