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5 September 1998 (Saturday) Division 3
and Hove Albion 1 Swansea
Brighton scores placed first.
Albion start sloppily as Swansea build attacks.
Richie Barker holding the ball up well for the Albion. He needs to
be more aggressive as he gets rough treatment from the opposing defenders.
1-0 Gary Hart 36 mins. (His third goal in senior football, and
his third for Albion in the last 3 matches). Poachers goal under the keeper
from 4 yards arising from a free kick.
Albion looking the better team.
Stuart Storer on for the injured Richie Barker at half-time.
Jeff Minton short corner to Gary Hart (hard to understand this) 54
Rochard Appleby (Swansea) chips the ball over the bar. Mark Walton
in the Albion goal is a big keeper and a very difficult keeper to chip
the ball over. 58 mins.
Jeff Minton unable to repeat his free kick goal against Scarborough,
with the ball going over the top.
Gary Hart went over in the penalty box. Clear Penalty claims ignored.
Mark Walton makes a superb swave from Steve Watkins (Swansea) 78 mins.
FT : 1-0
Albion did not play particularly well, but were solid in defence,
and tried to pass the ball about.
Paul Armstrong, Ross Johnson, Ian Culverhouse, Derek Allan, Graeme
Jeff Minton, Michael Bennett.
Richie Barker, Gary Hart.
subs: Stuart Storer, Danny Hinchelwood, Andy Ansah.
(Shoreham Air Show
is an alternative attraction. Sweden v. England in the early evening [5.00
pm Live on Sky TV], no Premier League Matches. Overcast but fine on the
south coast. Raining in London.)
Some other Division 3 results:
Barnet 1 Peterborough 9 (Nine) (Grazioli 5 goals)
Southend 3 Rotherham 0
Hull 2 Brentford 3
Albion are 10th on 10 points. Leaders Brentford have 15 points from
6 games, and Rotherham are second (first defeat today) with Halifax on
13 points. Shrewsbury are bottom; the only club with 3 points.
Forecast : 2-2
After two wins, Albion must be favourites to coast this one, but Swansea
were quite a good team a couple of seasons ago, and although Albion seem
to be getting it right, if they continue to play 5-3-2, I reckon they will
get found out even in the bottom division.
from March 1998 since Brian Horton was appointed
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