Evan Ferguson scored his first goal for Brighton and Hove Albion since his move from Bohemians last month, helping their under-23s to a 6-1 defeat of West Ham United in the Premier League 2.

Ferguson, still just 16 years old, became the youngest player to represent Bohs first team when he made his debut away to Derry City in September 2019.

Despite his tender age the Dubliner's star has long been on the rise, and Brighton had to beat off stiff competition for his signature.

Tonight he started at the Amex Elite Football Performance Centre and offered yet more glimpses of his huge potential. Another young Irishman, James Furlong - who joined Brighton from Shamrock Rovers in the summer of 2019 - also lined up, while the ever impressive Mipo Odubeko provided West Ham with their only positive of the evening. The Republic of ireland underage international scored a fine consolation goal on the stroke of half-time. 

The Hammers had Frederik Alves sent off seven minutes in and they never recovered. Antef Tsoungui, Teddy Jenks and Ferguson struck before Odubeko pulled one back.

After the break, Danny Cashman, Reda Khardra and Lars Dendoncker put the icing on the cake for the hosts.