Leicester City U18s

Young Foxes Beaten By Brighton At Belvoir Drive

Leicester City's Under-18s suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion at the Club's Belvoir Drive training ground on Saturday.

Following a 5-0 reverse against Arsenal on Tuesday, which ended a three-game unbeaten run in all competitions, the young Foxes welcomed the Seagulls to Leicester last weekend.

However, they were two goals behind after 55 minutes, following Ben Wilson's penalty and a Laurent Tolaj strike, which both came after the half-time interval.

Johnson Gyamfi did narrow the arrears with 14 minutes to play, latching on to Terrell Pennant's assist, but City were unable to complete a stirring comeback in Premier League U18 South.

As a result, Leicester's youngsters are now seventh in the league, with 20 points from 15 matches, and just five behind fourth-placed West Ham United.

Next up, the young Foxes welcome Watford to King Power Stadium for an exciting FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final tie on Wednesday evening (7pm GMT kick-off).

Last year, they were knocked out on penalties at Nottingham Forest in the fourth round, but have so far this season defeated Fulham, Crewe Alexandra and Bolton Wanderers.

In 2014/15, though, an Under-18s squad including Ben Chilwell, Harvey Barnes and Hamza Choudhury overcame Wigan Athletic, Chesterfield, Southampton and Birmingham City to reach the semi-finals.

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The details...

City: Bosworth, Husek, Kranthove, L. Thomas (c), Elewa-Ikpaku, James, J. Gyamfi, Tavares, Ewing, Pennant, Russ (Myring 65')

Subs not used: Stolarczyk, Sams, Barrett, Murch

Goal: J. Gyamfi 76'

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