Brentford Football Club
First half goals from Leon Redwood and Charlie Adams gave Brentfords Development Squad their fourth straight win in the Under-21 Professional Development League.
After successive victories over Colchester United, Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers, this time Brighton and Hove Albion were beaten as Brentford picked up a 2-1 win at the Sussex FA Headquarters in Lancing.
The Bees were sensational in the first half as they completey shut the hosts out, forcing them to give the ball away and play in uncomfortable areas.
And when the visitors won the ball in their attacking third, as they did often, they carved out chances and scored two goals.
The first came when Josh Clarke picked up a pass from Luke Norris and left Marcos Painter, who has played around 100 games in The Championship, trailing in his wake he cut the ball back and Redwood turned it in from close range against the club that released him in the summer.
Within six minutes, and before 20 had elapsed, Brentford were two up Brighton goalkeeper Daniel East was unable to hold on to a powerful Norris shot and Adams gleefully lashed home the loose ball.
Brentford could have been out of sight before half time, Brighton could not hold on to the ball long enough to worry The Bees and the visitors had chances to make the game safe.
East held on to an Antonio German header, Jake Reeves fired a free kick in to a defensive wall and Aaron Pierre headed over from close range.
German missed the target with a powerful effort after Redwoods opener and a Reeves shot deflected narrowly wide after Adams had doubled the lead.
East saved from Adams and German shot over before Redwood had a shot blocked as Brentford dominated.
Adams missed the target again after a fine run and Norris could have made the game safe when he headed wide from close range.
Brentfords domination was built on a fine tactical set-up and hard work to shut the hosts down.
As half time approached and the work rate took its toll, Brighton had openings.
Will Hoskins, who has moved for transfer fees of around £2m, shot just wide and brought a couple of comfortable saves out of Antoine Gounet.
The French goalkeeper was troubled more by a Charlie Oatway cross-cum-shot and earned his corn after the break.
He scrambled away an Oatway free kick and got down well to deny Hoskins before Pierre blocked a fierce Solomon March shot.
Brentford had other chances to make it safe Emmanuel Oyeleke shot wide and an Alfie Mawson effort was scrambled away before the defender saw a shot deflect over and a Pierre header hit the outside of the post.
But Brighton were starting to dominate possession and pushed The Bees back.
Gounet saved an Oatway shot and then went full stretch to deny March.
Brighton got their breakthrough when the ball was won in midfield and Hoskins was put through to finish with aplomb.
Brentford were forced to be resolute, hold their shape and press the hosts to keep them at bay.
And they were able to do it albeit Gounet had to save from Anton Rodgers and George Barker shot just wide.
The Bees could have sealed it when Reeves set German away but he blazed wide with only East to beat.
It proved not to matter in the end though as Brentford took the points.
Brighton and Hove Albion Development Squad: Daniel East; Ben Sampayo, Daniel Akubuine (sub Matthew McGiveron 66 mins), Theo Jones (sub Anton Rodgers h/t), Marcos Painter; Courtney Richards; Romain Vincelot, Will Hoskins; Torbjorn Agdestein (sub Charlie Oatway 26 mins), George Barker, Solomon March
Subs (not used): Grant Smith, Shamir Goodwin
Brentford Development Squad: Antoine Gounet; Emmanuel Oyeleke, Alfie Mawson, Aaron Pierre, Sam Griffiths; Jake Reeves; Josh Clarke, Charlie Adams, Leon Redwood; Luke Norris, Antonio German
Subs (not used): Joe Taylor, Sam Beale, Michael Kamau, George Pilbeam, Michael Onovwigun
By Chris Wickham