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Oldham   0 - 2   Brighton

Oldham v Brighton

Oldham 0-2 Brighton

An Elliott Bennett wonderstrike set Brighton on their way to a comfortable win over fellow strugglers Oldham.

Pawel Abbott came close for the Latics in the first half but his header from six yards out was off target.

Bennett put Brighton in the driving seat with an angled 20-yard drive and keeper Peter Brezovan denied Abbott and Chris Taylor to preserve the lead.

A Jon Worthington own goal made it two and Brezovan ensured victory when he saved Abbott's penalty kick late on.


Oldham boss Dave Penney told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We've had four great chances to score goals, they've had one 'worldy' which has gone in the top corner, and we've given them a goal.

"I get fed up of saying it but if you don't put the ball in the back of the net you're not going to win games.

"After the second goal you could see the players' heads go down, and their body language was poor."

Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:

"It wasn't one of the greatest, especially the first half, but as soon as we started playing we controlled the game.

"I don't think you'll see a better penalty save than that one (by Peter Brezovan).

"It was nice to win and keep a clean sheet without playing well. It was very important for the team and for the future."



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Saturday, 20 March 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Oldham 0-2 Brighton FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Bennett 40
    • Worthington (og) 57

    Oldham

    • 37 Flahavan
    • 06 Hazell
    • 16 Gregan
    • 21 Black
    • 04 Worthington yellow card (Eaves 78 yellow card)
    • 07 Whitaker (Smalley 59)
    • 14 Furman yellow card
    • 18 Taylor
    • 19 Lee
    • 09 Abbott
    • 11 Guy

    Substitutes

    • 01 Brill,
    • 03 Jacobson,
    • 26 Marrow,
    • 28 Colbeck,
    • 08 Smalley,
    • 27 Millar,
    • 38 Eaves

    Brighton

    • 29 Brezovan
    • 04 Elphick yellow card
    • 06 El-Abd
    • 19 Calderon
    • 22 Painter
    • 08 Navarro yellow card (Virgo 86)
    • 18 Dicker
    • 20 Crofts
    • 21 Carole (Hart 88)
    • 26 Bennett
    • 17 Murray

    Substitutes

    • 13 Walker,
    • 03 McNulty,
    • 23 Virgo,
    • 27 Hoyte,
    • 07 Cox,
    • 15 Hart,
    • 09 Forster
    Ref: WebbAtt: 4,059
    OLDHAM
    BRIGHTON

    Possession

    • Oldham 56%
    • Brighton 44%

    Attempts on target

    • Oldham 4
    • Brighton 3

    Attempts off target

    • Oldham 5
    • Brighton 5

    Corners

    • Oldham 5
    • Brighton 5

    Fouls

    • Oldham 14
    • Brighton 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:06 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+2:26 Booking Tom Eaves goes into the book.
    • 90:00+2:15 Tom Eaves gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd. Marcos Painter takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:25 Corner taken short by Elliott Bennett.
    • 90:00+1:11 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 90:00+0:39 Corner taken right-footed by Kieran Lee, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
    • 90:00+0:19 Reuben Hazell delivers the ball, clearance by Adam El-Abd.
    • 89:35 The ball is swung over by Kieran Lee.
    • 89:08 The ball is swung over by Dean Furman.
    • 88:45 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kieran Lee from the right by-line to the near post, Gary Dicker makes a clearance.
    • 87:04 Substitution Gary Hart replaces Sebastien Carole.
    • 85:43 Substitution Adam Virgo replaces Alan Navarro.
    • 85:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Reuben Hazell. Free kick taken by Marcos Painter.
    • 84:46 Kieran Lee takes the free kick, Close range headed effort by Deane Smalley misses to the right of the goal.
    • 84:46 Booking Dean Furman receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 84:40 Booking Booking for Alan Navarro for unsporting behaviour.
    • 83:59 Unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Alan Navarro results in a free kick.
    • 83:33 Tom Eaves takes a shot.
    • 81:56 A save by Peter Brezovan from penalty by Pawel Abbott. Oldham 0-2 Brighton.
    • 81:56 Tommy Elphick is penalised for a handball.
    • 81:05 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Guy. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Tom Eaves by Gary Dicker results in a free kick. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 80:32 Booking Tommy Elphick is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 80:28 Inswinging corner taken by Kieran Lee from the left by-line.
    • 80:17 Lewis Guy produces a cross, blocked by Tommy Elphick.
    • 79:13 The referee blows for offside. Reuben Hazell takes the free kick.
    • 78:31 Effort from outside the penalty box by Pawel Abbott goes wide left of the goal.
    • 77:44 Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Tom Eaves coming on for Jonathan Worthington.
    • 77:44 Elliott Bennett challenges Kieran Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:48 A cross is delivered by Sebastien Carole, save by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 75:52 Gary Dicker fouled by Jonathan Worthington, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Elliott Bennett from left wing.
    • 73:54 The offside flag is raised against Glenn Murray. Indirect free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.
    • 73:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Guy by Alan Navarro. Free kick taken by Lewis Guy.
    • 72:25 The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett.
    • 71:19 Foul by Glenn Murray on Reuben Hazell, free kick awarded. Reuben Hazell takes the free kick.
    • 69:41 The ball is delivered by Sebastien Carole, save by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 68:44 Foul by Reuben Hazell on Glenn Murray, free kick awarded. Marcos Painter restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:29 Andrew Crofts fouled by Lewis Guy, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.
    • 65:54 Deane Smalley crosses the ball.
    • 64:46 Foul by Dean Furman on Sebastien Carole, free kick awarded. Alan Navarro takes the direct free kick.
    • 64:32 Sebastien Carole crosses the ball, Deane Smalley manages to make a clearance.
    • 63:34 Centre by Marcos Painter, save made by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 62:49 Alan Navarro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pawel Abbott. Kieran Lee crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Peter Brezovan.
    • 62:28 The offside flag is raised against Glenn Murray. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 61:37 Booking Booking for Jonathan Worthington for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:19 Unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon by Jonathan Worthington results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.
    • 60:44 Marcos Painter challenges Deane Smalley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sean Gregan.
    • 59:35 Pawel Abbott challenges Alan Navarro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.
    • 58:29 Substitution Deane Smalley is brought on as a substitute for Danny Whitaker.
    • 58:00 Danny Whitaker crosses the ball.
    • 57:00 GOAL - Jonathan WorthingtonOldham 0 - 2 Brighton Jonathan Worthington puts the ball into his own net. Oldham 0-2 Brighton.
    • 56:49 Sebastien Carole delivers the ball.
    • 56:21 Elliott Bennett sends in a cross, Darryl Flahavan makes a save.
    • 53:48 Gary Dicker concedes a free kick for a foul on Pawel Abbott. Free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.
    • 52:53 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Elliott Bennett, Glenn Murray produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 52:45 Inigo Calderon crosses the ball, blocked by Paul Black.
    • 49:45 The ball is crossed by Kieran Lee, save by Peter Brezovan.
    • 49:13 Adam El-Abd challenges Lewis Guy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Furman.
    • 47:47 The ball is crossed by Sebastien Carole.
    • 47:05 The ball is sent over by Sebastien Carole.
    • 46:01 Kieran Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. Elliott Bennett delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:34 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 43:22 Dean Furman delivers the ball, Pawel Abbott takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
    • 43:00 Elliott Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Reuben Hazell. Danny Whitaker takes the free kick.
    • 41:41 Inigo Calderon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor. Sean Gregan takes the free kick.
    • 40:56 Pawel Abbott takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
    • 39:53 Assist on the goal came from Marcos Painter.
    • 39:53 GOAL - Elliott BennettOldham 0 - 1 Brighton Elliott Bennett scores a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Oldham 0-1 Brighton.
    • 37:21 Gary Dicker is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.
    • 36:40 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, Reuben Hazell manages to make a clearance.
    • 36:29 Centre by Elliott Bennett, Paul Black gets a block in.
    • 35:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Andrew Crofts. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:35 Danny Whitaker concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Dicker. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.
    • 30:37 The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, Reuben Hazell makes a clearance.
    • 28:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Inigo Calderon. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 28:40 The ball is sent over by Alan Navarro.
    • 28:18 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line.
    • 28:03 Sebastien Carole takes a shot. Blocked by Sean Gregan.
    • 26:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Sean Gregan. Sean Gregan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 26:04 Lewis Guy takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.
    • 24:31 Short corner taken by Elliott Bennett.
    • 23:19 Sean Gregan concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Gary Dicker delivers the ball, Alan Navarro takes a shot. Sean Gregan gets a block in.
    • 22:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pawel Abbott on Alan Navarro. Marcos Painter takes the indirect free kick.
    • 20:01 The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Crofts. Indirect free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 19:30 Foul by Dean Furman on Andrew Crofts, free kick awarded. Tommy Elphick restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:36 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 17:53 Sebastien Carole sends in a cross, Reuben Hazell manages to make a clearance.
    • 15:29 Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Save by Darryl Flahavan.
    • 12:54 The ball is delivered by Marcos Painter, Andrew Crofts takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
    • 10:23 Long distance shot from Andrew Crofts misses to the left of the goal.
    • 8:17 Chris Taylor sends in a cross, save by Peter Brezovan.
    • 6:47 Lewis Guy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 5:43 The ball is delivered by Chris Taylor.
    • 4:37 Corner taken by Danny Whitaker from the right by-line.
    • 3:39 Danny Whitaker takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Gary Dicker manages to make a clearance.
    • 3:25 Pawel Abbott takes a shot. Blocked by Adam El-Abd.
    • 1:31 Centre by Lewis Guy, Header from close range by Pawel Abbott misses to the right of the goal.
    • 0:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Dicker by Jonathan Worthington. Peter Brezovan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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