Stewart strikes late for U21s to earn point at Brighton

Match reportStewart strikes late for U21s to earn point at Brighton

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A late Layton Stewart strike secured Liverpool U21s a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion in Premier League 2 on Sunday.

The Reds fell behind in the 86th minute to a Julio Enciso lob, before Stewart levelled three minutes later from a Luke Chambers cutback.

The forward was then sent off in added time for a second bookable offence as Barry Lewtas' outfit earned their first point of the new campaign in a hard-fought draw.

Reflecting on the contest, Lewtas told Liverpoolfc.com: "Obviously to concede in the 86th minute and then to manage to equalise, you have to be pleased by that spirit.

"I thought it was the least we deserved in all honesty, we created lots of chances throughout the game.

"They were a threat at times, but for some of the play that we had I was pleased we got a point in the end."

He added: "There were lots of promising things that we're only going to get better at as a new group together.

"There's a long way to go, we're still improving and building. We'll see how it all balances out but overall we're happy."

Liverpool U21s: Davies, Mabaya, Chambers, Quansah, Jonas, Corness (Cannonier, 87), Norris (Stephenson, 83), Cain, Bearne, Stewart, Musialowski (Blair, 63).

Unused substitutes: Hewitson, Olufunwa.

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