Date: 16th July 2015 at 4:40pm
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Brighton were beaten at south coast rivals Southampton on Wednesday in a behind-closed-doors pre-season friendly.

A credible, for what results are worth in pre-season, draw with the Premier League side was looking on at their Staplewood Training Ground until a late goal settled the game one-nil in Southampton’s favour.

Having already decided to name two different XI’s in each half Chris Hughton was able to give plenty a run out, with Ronald Koeman given a strong Southampton side 60-minutes for most.

It looked like being a nil-nil draw until McQueen’s last minute winner.

First-half: Walton; Rosenior, Dunk, Rea, Bong; Kayal, March, LuaLua, Baldock; Hemed, Stephens.

Second half: Maenpaa; Hunt, Bruno, Dallison, Chicksen; Calderon, Ince, Holla, Starkey; O’Grady, Colunga.

A full report is available on the Official Website.

New signings Rosenior, Hemed and Bong were all used in the first half with Walton starting in goal, being replaced by recent arrival Maenpaa in the second.

Albion had chances, with Hughton taking the opportunity to also give younger members of the squad Hunt, Starkey and Dallison a chance, with Colunga, who is still being linked with an Amex Stadium exit this summer, going as close as anyone. He was denied by Southampton’s Dutch loanee ‘keeper Stekelenburg.

Despite the McQueen winner at the death Hughton will take the positives from this game, with this another 90-minutes that counts towards the bigger picture of our upcoming Championship season!

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