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Fulham’s under 18 side began their new campaign with a comfortable 3-1 win over Brighton this afternoon.

Mika Biereth put the visitors in front with just ten minutes played before midfield Benjamin Jackson was sent off. Defender Ed Turns equalised for Brighton just before half-time but second half strikes from Jaylan Wildbore and Michael Olakigbe sealed the win for Fulham.

The young Whites begin their league campaign with a trip to West Ham on Saturday 26 September.

FULHAM U18s: Las; Trialist (Lanquedoc 64), Araujo, Parkes, Bowat; O’Neill, Pajaziti, Harris, Dibley-Dias (Olakigbe 61); Biereth, Bowie (Wildbore 61). Subs (not used): Borto, Okkas.

BOOKED: Wildbore.

GOALS: Biereth (10), Wildbore (75), Olakigbe (90).