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31 August 1998 (Bank Holiday Monday) League Division 3
Brighton and Hove Albion 2
Conditions: Hot and sunny. Pitch: good
Brighton scores placed first.
Albion (who have not yet scored in the first half in the 6 games this
season) mount the first attack. No danger.
Ross Johnson long throw-in, the third longest in the League, almost
as good as a corner for the Albion.
Derek Allan, although not tall, is the commanding header of the ball
in the Albion defence.
Scarborough whip in a fast cross which could have been dangerous.
Jeff Minton takes the first Albion corner.
Jeff Minton takes the first Albion free kick near the Scarborough penalty
Scarborough break very quickly but the shot was never going to trouble
Mark Walton in the Albion goal.
Further evidence of Derek Allan's (Albion) dominance in the air.
Gary Hart (Albion) fouled in the penalty area by the Scarborough
keeper. No penalty given. Corner.
Albion enjoying most of the attacks. 15 mins. No real chances though.
Scarborough also have a long throw-in expert.
Richie Barker (Albion) left foot shot-cum-cross eludes Gary Hart
and goes narrowly wide.
1-0 Jeff Minton (Albion) chips in a free kick over the wall,
and curling away from the keeper, from a central position 30 yards out.
Scarborough disallowed a penalty claim. 27 mins.
Liam Robinson (Scarborough) scuffs his shot and misses a great chance
at the far post. 28 mins.
Mark Walton (Albion) holds a good shot from Liam Robinson (Scarborough).
Ross Johnson throw could be as long as 30 yards, and it reaches Richie
Barker, with a flick on to Gary Hart who crosses for Jamie Moralee (Albion)
who is crowded out and unable to get a shot in.
Jeff Minton and Jeff Worrall in an illegal skirmish.
Richie Barker, who holds the ball up as 'target man' in the Albion
attack, gets his shirt tugged. 36 mins.
Paul Armstrong (Albion) volleys wide. 37 mins.
Micky Bennett (Albion) does a 'holding role' for the Albion in
midfield, and passes the ball OK.
Scarborough getting their game together. Liam Robinson (Scarborough)
shot deflected for a corner. 42 mins.
Ross Johnson no longer coming forward for the long throws.
Paul Armstrong (Albion) has a clear cut opportunity in the box
but shoots wide. 44 mins.
John Kay (Scarborough) booked for a professional foul (debatable).
Albion dominated the first half.
Poor start to the second half by both sides. Scarborough push more men
2-0 Gart Hart (Albion) collects a long ball, outpaces the defence,
using his strength and quick reactions to fend off John Kay, rounds the
keeper with ease and slams the ball into the net. 65 mins. GREAT
Albion defending Scarborough attacks.
Gareth Williams (Scarborough) meets a Mirankov cross to see his fine
header surberbly saved by Mark Walton in the Albion goal.
Ross Johnson (Albion) continuing his long throws. 83 mins.
Steve Brodie (Scarborough) curls in the crosses.
Paul Armstrong (Albion) plays safe and concedes a corner.
Gart Hart wins a corner. 87 mins.
Micky Bennett (Albion) gives the ball away but tackles back quickly.
Gary Hart good running off the ball for the Albion.
Paul Armstrong (Albion) booked. 92 mins.
2-1 Wayne Bullimore (Scarborough) volleys a consolation goal.
92 mins. Albion failed to clear Steve Brodie's free kick.
Albion hold out against Scarborough in the second half, and were
in no danger of losing, although not playing at the top of their game.
Ref: Tony Leake
Paul Armstrong, Ross Johnson, Ian Culverhouse, Derek Allan, Graeme
Jeff Minton, Michael Bennett.
Richie Barker, Gary Hart.
subs: Gary Hobson, Kerry Mayo, Hinchcliffe.
Argus (Andy Naylor) Albion MOM: Derek Allan
League Position = 10th.
Forecast: difficult to assess, probably 0-0, though if Scarborough
are really as poor as they seem, Albion could come away with a 3-1 win.
Reflection: Encouraging result, and Albion seem to be making
progress (perhaps for the first time since Chris Cattlin was Manager 14
years ago), but there is a long way to go yet, and I don't think the players
in the crucial wing-back positions are good enough for the 5-3-2 formation.
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