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Brighton 0-1 Swansea

Swansea City
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Champions Swansea said farewell to League One in winning style as they beat Brighton at the Withdean.

Superb play down the right from Shaun MacDonald found fellow substitute Febian Brandy in the box to slot home the winner 12 minutes from time.

Jason Scotland, Thomas Butler and Paul Anderson were all denied earlier by Brighton keeper Michel Kuipers.

Dean Cox, Nicky Forster and Glenn Murray found Swans goalkeeper Dorus De Vries in fine form at the other end.

Despite missing out on the end of season play-offs, Brighton manager Dean Wilkins is happy with the way his side have his side have played during the campaign, particularly at Withdean.

Wilkins told BBC Southern Counties Radio: "We have to be extremely proud of what we have done and there's been definite progress.

"The biggest thing for me was to get the home form vastly improved.

"We've done that and given our supporters some real entertainment along the way.

"Even today, despite the defeat, we've played some quality football, but just didn't have the final finish at the end of it"


Brighton: Kuipers, Whing, Richards (Mayo 90), Lynch, Fraser, Cox, Elphick, Murray, Forster, Robinson (Dixon 88), Loft (Fogden 82).
Subs Not Used: Gatting, Martot.

Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Painter, Lawrence, Monk, Tudur-Jones, Pratley, Anderson (MacDonald 73), Butler, Bauza (Brandy 74), Scotland.
Subs Not Used: Knight, Tate, Allen.

Goals: Brandy 78.

Att: 7,283

Ref: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester).


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23 Mar 08 |  Wales


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