Boro's Under-17s fell at the final hurdle in the PL Cup on Wednesday.

Mark Tinkler's side, most of whom were making their debut appearance at the Riverside, went down in the first half to a well-taken goal from Brighton captain Andy Moran. 

Josh Coburn and Calum Kavanagh each had good chances to level it early in the second half but were thwarted by the Seagulls defence and goalkeeper.

And, as the Teesside youngsters pushed harder in search of an equaliser, Marcus Ifill doubled Albion's lead with a smart finish.