Date: 18th July 2015 at 6:47pm
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A more youthful Brighton side played out a goalless draw earlier today at the Dripping Pan against a determined Lewes side.

Summer signing Joe Ward almost gave us the win late on in the game, but the winger put his effort wide and in many ways the only thing missing from the encounter was a goal.

For a full match report please click here.

As you’d expect, Brighton had most of the play and chances did fall our way but we just couldn’t break down our steely hosts on the day but there will have been plenty of positives for manager Chris Hughton nontheless – especially as the games are all about fitness at this stage.

Brighton:

Maenpaa (Ankergren 46), Rosenior (Hunt 64), White (Barclay 64), Dallison, Chicksen (Barnett 64), Calderon (Harris 64), Holla (Tighe 64), Ince (Ward 64), Tilley (Monakana 46), O’Grady (Akindayini 64), Colunga (Kandi 64).

Subs not used:

Sanchez (GK).

In quotes carried by The Argus Hughton admitted that the final touch in front of the net was all we lacked and all he was disappointed by in reality, but overall he felt it was a very good run out for us and performance wise he was happy enough as well.

‘These games are never easy. The most important is that you are able to get to a certain fitness level and you are able to go away with no injuries. The pleasing things is we were able to come to a local football club which has strong connections with Brighton – and it was a good run out. But, as always, you want to be scoring goals. We were solid enough as a team and had good opportunities.’

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