Wednesday 7 March 2012

The Late, Late Show

Albion 2, Cardiff 2
Wed 7th March, Amex Stadium

Albion had 80% possession in the first half but went in 0-0 at half time. Then Cardiff went ahead when Mason scored, 0-1. Brighton manager Gus Poyet immediately made a triple substitution to give Albion a bit of needed width by bringing on Craig Noone and Will Buckley (a good move). Ashley Barnes then equalised for Albion, 1-1. Two minutes later Cardiff's Whittingham scored a cracker with a brilliant volley from outside the box after Brezovan had punched the ball away, 1-2. Albion continued to press Cardiff in a search for the equaliser and were finally rewarded for all their hard work in the 89th minute when Sam Vokes put away a late, late goal. Final score: 2-2. Good game, good game. There you have it in a nutshell.

Albion seem to have a habit of scoring late goals and their desire to never give up is admirable. Although a win would have seen Albion move into 5th place and up into the play off play off places I think most Brighton fans went home happy to take the draw. Cardiff set out their stall early, were well organised and proved tough to break down at the back. The 2-2 scoreline probably satisfied Cardiff more than Brighton but the Sussex club are still unbeaten in the league in 2012. An average of two points a game for the final games of the season may prove to be enough to see Albion get a play off place but it's not a particularly easy run in as they face most of the top teams in the Championship. Exciting and nervy times ahead.

Friday 2 March 2012

Home At Last!

Here’s a great YouTube video clip. From the historic Goldstone, through roofless Withdean to the magnificent Amex. Look out for that magical Stuart Storer moment, the last and most important goal ever scored at the Goldstone. Oh, and remember those thousands & thousands of Amex flags last August? Wow, what a fantastic and memorable day that was, it brings a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye just thinking about it. Brighton & Hove Albion...home at last. It's been emotional.