Cauley Woodrow, Ryan Sessegnon and Richard Stearman scored as Fulham beat Brighton 3-0 in a friendly played at Aldershot this afternoon.
Woodrow, who started up front with summer signing Sone Aluko, went closest in the first half-hour as he latched on to Tayo Edun’s free-kick, but his shot went just wide of the post.
The pair did combine for the opening goal on 32 minutes, the striker heading in Edun’s corner, after a Lasse Vigen Christensen shot had been saved.
Aluko hit the angle of post and bar with a free-kick shortly afterwards and in the second half – after a clutch of substitutions, which included a first Fulham appearance for goalkeeper David Button – the ex-Hull man created the second goal.
He played in Sessegnon – who had come on in the first half after Ryan Fredericks had borne the brunt of a Rob Hunt challenge – and the highly-rated teenager provided an emphatic finish.
Fulham were strong on set pieces throughout and another delivery fell to Michael Madl, who produced a save from Niki Maenpaa in the Brighton goal.
Stearman added a third, just seven minutes after coming on, following a pass from fellow substitute Tom Cairney.
FULHAM (4-3-3): Bettinelli (Button 45); Fredericks (Sessegnon 17), Odoi (Stearman 72), Kalas, Ream (Madl 45); Parker (Tunnicliffe 46), Christensen (Cairney 46), Edun (Adeniran 61); Ayite (De La Torre 61), Woodrow (Smith 46), Aluko (Humphrys 61).
GOALS: Woodrow (32), R. Sessegnon (56), Stearman (79).