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Brighton   0 - 1   Walsall

A first-half own goal by defender Andrew Whing was enough to give Walsall a slender win as Brighton's first home opener for 10 years ended in defeat.

Walsall's promising start was rewarded when Whing headed a deep Rhys Weston cross into his own net in the 30th minute under pressure from Troy Deeney.

Brighton improved after the break and nearly equalised when sub Nicky Forster put a glancing header just over.

Walsall were forced to defend for much of the second half but held on.


Brighton boss Russell Slade told BBC Sussex:

"We wanted a positive result, people were expecting one and I think we all were.

"We didn't perform quite as well as I hoped we would, in the first half particularly. I thought we played better in the the second half.

"However, I don't think we deserved to lose today, the game's been separated by an own goal."

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Saturday, 8 August 2009

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brighton 0 - 1 Walsall R
(HT 0 - 1)
    • Whing (og) 30

    Brighton

    • 01 Kuipers
    • 02 Whing
    • 04 Elphick
    • 05 Wright
    • 23 Virgo
    • 07 Cox (McLeod 78)
    • 08 Navarro yellow card
    • 19 Wright
    • 20 Crofts
    • 21 Thornhill (Forster 46)
    • 10 Dickinson (Murray 82)

    Substitutes

    • 22 Smith,
    • 06 El-Abd,
    • 12 Tunnicliffe,
    • 11 McLeod,
    • 18 Dicker,
    • 09 Forster,
    • 17 Murray

    Walsall

    • 01 Ince
    • 02 Weston
    • 05 Hughes
    • 19 Vincent
    • 06 Smith
    • 08 Mattis yellow card
    • 18 Till (Bradley 88)
    • 20 Richards yellow card
    • 07 Jones (Taundry 65)
    • 09 Parkin yellow card
    • 10 Deeney (Nicholls 74)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Gilmartin,
    • 04 Roberts,
    • 14 Taundry,
    • 12 Bradley,
    • 11 Nicholls
    Ref: SinghAtt: 6,504
    BRIGHTON
    WALSALL

    Possession

    • Brighton 49%
    • Walsall 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Brighton 2
    • Walsall 2

    Attempts off target

    • Brighton 5
    • Walsall 5

    Corners

    • Brighton 10
    • Walsall 5

    Fouls

    • Brighton 9
    • Walsall 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:02 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:14 The referee blows for offside against Nicky Forster. Jamie Vincent restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:35 Andrew Crofts has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 90:00+1:47 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin McLeod from the left by-line, clearance by Clayton Ince. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright from the right by-line, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:40 Corner taken by Kevin McLeod, Tommy Elphick has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
    • 90:00+0:12 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.
    • 89:11 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Clayton Ince manages to make a clearance.
    • 87:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Virgo by Richard Taundry. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:04 Substitution Mark Bradley comes on in place of Peter Till.
    • 86:16 Mark Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Parkin. Free kick taken by Jamie Vincent.
    • 85:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Vincent on Mark Wright. Mark Wright takes the free kick.
    • 83:42 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance by Adam Virgo.
    • 81:52 Substitution (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Glenn Murray coming on for Liam Dickinson.
    • 81:21 Alex Nicholls is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
    • 80:34 Free kick taken by Clayton Ince.
    • 80:34 Booking Booking for Sam Parkin for dissent.
    • 80:03 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin McLeod, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Parkin by Adam Virgo.
    • 79:08 Direct free kick taken by Jamie Vincent.
    • 79:08 Booking The referee shows Alan Navarro a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 79:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Navarro on Matthew Richards.
    • 78:19 Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, clearance by Rhys Weston.
    • 76:58 Adam Virgo takes the indirect free kick.
    • 76:58 Substitution Kevin McLeod replaces Dean Cox.
    • 76:58 The referee blows for offside against Alex Nicholls.
    • 76:27 Sam Parkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 75:52 Rhys Weston fouled by Dean Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Peter Till, Andrew Whing makes a clearance.
    • 75:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Cox on Rhys Weston. Free kick taken by Rhys Weston.
    • 75:21 Jake Wright challenges Peter Till unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Weston.
    • 74:35 The official flags Richard Taundry offside. Michel Kuipers takes the free kick.
    • 73:41 Substitution Troy Deeney goes off and Alex Nicholls comes on.
    • 72:54 Effort from the edge of the area by Richard Taundry goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 71:39 Richard Taundry takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Wright. Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance made by Alan Navarro.
    • 71:01 The ball is delivered by Nicky Forster.
    • 67:01 The referee blows for offside. Clayton Ince takes the indirect free kick.
    • 65:52 Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Whing from right channel.
    • 65:52 Booking Matthew Richards shown a yellow card.
    • 65:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Richards on Nicky Forster.
    • 65:13 Liam Dickinson takes a shot. Save by Clayton Ince.
    • 64:43 Substitution Richard Taundry is brought on as a substitute for Steve Jones.
    • 64:23 Shot from outside the box by Liam Dickinson misses to the left of the goal.
    • 62:20 Header by Nicky Forster from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 61:04 The referee blows for offside. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:26 The referee blows for offside. Clayton Ince restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:35 Corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox, clearance by Troy Deeney.
    • Correction - 57:45 Sam Parkin challenges Adam Virgo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Whing takes the indirect free kick.
    • 57:45 Sam Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Virgo. Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.
    • 56:31 Booking The referee cautions Dwayne Mattis for dissent.
    • 55:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dwayne Mattis on Alan Navarro. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.
    • 52:24 Mark Wright takes a shot. Clayton Ince makes a save.
    • 50:43 Corner taken by Dean Cox from the right by-line, save made by Clayton Ince.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Nicky Forster replaces Matt Thornhill.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:03 The match has reached half-time.
    • 43:45 Handball decision goes against Matthew Richards. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Wright from right wing.
    • 41:51 Unfair challenge on Liam Dickinson by Mark Hughes results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Wright, Clayton Ince makes a clearance.
    • 40:23 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards, Dwayne Mattis produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 38:44 Unfair challenge on Jake Wright by Peter Till results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dean Cox, Sam Parkin makes a clearance.
    • 36:25 Dean Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuele Smith. Mark Hughes takes the direct free kick. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Till, Sam Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michel Kuipers. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 33:02 Liam Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Indirect free kick taken by Clayton Ince.
    • 33:02 Liam Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Mark Hughes takes the indirect free kick.
    • 31:34 Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Cox, Close range headed effort by Tommy Elphick clears the crossbar.
    • 29:41 GOAL - Andrew WhingBrighton 0 - 1 Walsall Andrew Whing heads into his own net. Brighton 0-1 Walsall.
    • 29:36 Rhys Weston produces a cross.
    • 25:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Till by Jake Wright. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Matthew Richards.
    • 22:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Dickinson. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:19 Liam Dickinson is ruled offside. Mark Hughes takes the free kick.
    • 16:28 Sam Parkin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jake Wright takes the free kick.
    • 15:17 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sam Parkin misses to the right of the goal.
    • 13:14 Headed effort from inside the area by Steve Jones misses to the left of the goal.
    • 11:08 Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Rhys Weston makes a clearance.
    • 10:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hughes on Liam Dickinson. Andrew Whing takes the free kick.
    • 9:26 Short corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line.
    • 7:59 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
    • 7:06 Matthew Richards has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 4:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Andrew Crofts. Rhys Weston takes the free kick.
    • 3:16 Sam Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Whing. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
    • 0:07 Dwayne Mattis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick. Michel Kuipers takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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