Portsmouth youngsters both score as Bognor reach final with victory over Brighton & Hove Albion under-23s

Pompey Academy duo Bradley Lethbridge and Leon Maloney helped Bognor emphatically reach the Sussex Senior Cup final.

Thursday, 11th April 2019, 11:11 am

Pompey Academy duo Bradley Lethbridge and Leon Maloney helped Bognor emphatically reach the Sussex Senior Cup final.

The second-year scholars were both on target in the Rocks’ thumping 5-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion under-23s last night.

Lethbridge, who’s been on loan at Nyewood Lane all season, netted Bognor’s second goal in the fifth minute when he headed over Seagulls keeper Billy Collings.

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Leon Maloney netted for Bognor against Brighton. Picture: Joe Pepler

It was the Gosport forward’s 12th effort for Jack Pearce’s side.

In a rampant first-half display, Maloney added a fourth in the 14th minute when he converted from close range.

Bognor will meet Burgess Hill in the final of the competition at Brighton’s Amex Stadium in May.