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Swindon 1-2 Brighton

Swindon 1-2 Brighton

Swindon   1 - 2   Brighton

Matt Sparrow scored twice on his debut as Brighton opened their League One campaign with victory at Swindon.

Sparrow, who joined the Seagulls on a free transfer from Scunthorpe, blasted his new club ahead with a fierce left-foot shot from 20 yards.

And he doubled their lead on the counter-attack, rounding Robins keeper Phil Smith to slot home.

Charlie Austin pulled one back when he pounced on the rebound after a Michael Rose free-kick but Brighton held on.


Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:
"It is a very good start but it was a strange game. I think we played better against Swindon last year in both games and we didn't get anything.

"You need to take the desire, the way we defended, the fight, the spirit of the team, and a few specific performances out of the game.

"Swindon really fought to the end and they put us under a lot of pressure and it's credit to the players because they did very well."


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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swindon 1-2 Brighton FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Austin 80
  • Sparrow 19
  • Sparrow 75

Swindon

  • 12 Smith
  • 02 Cuthbert
  • 03 Rose
  • 15 Amankwaah
  • 19 Lescinel
  • 04 Douglas
  • 07 McGovern
  • 10 Prutton (Ferry 69)
  • 16 Ball (O'Brien 60)
  • 20 Dossevi (Pericard 46)
  • 32 Austin yellow card

Substitutes

  • 26 Jesionkowski,
  • 06 Caddis,
  • 14 Morrison,
  • 11 Timlin,
  • 18 O'Brien,
  • 30 Ferry,
  • 09 Pericard

Brighton

  • 16 Ankergren yellow card
  • 04 Elphick yellow card
  • 06 El-Abd yellow card
  • 14 Calderon
  • 22 Painter yellow card
  • 08 Navarro
  • 10 Sparrow
  • 24 Smith (Hart 83)
  • 25 Kishishev (Dicker 57)
  • 26 Bennett
  • 09 Barnes

Substitutes

  • 19 Poke,
  • 02 Whing,
  • 05 Battipied,
  • 11 Baz,
  • 15 Hart,
  • 18 Dicker,
  • 20 Holroyd
Ref: WhitestoneAtt: 10,392
SWINDON
BRIGHTON

Possession

  • Swindon 54%
  • Brighton 46%

Attempts on target

  • Swindon 6
  • Brighton 4

Attempts off target

  • Swindon 4
  • Brighton 4

Corners

  • Swindon 7
  • Brighton 2

Fouls

  • Swindon 15
  • Brighton 14
  • Final Result
  • 94:59 The match begins.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:33 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 90:00+4:06 Outswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Kevin Amankwaah takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 90:00+3:48 The ball is swung over by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance made by Adam El-Abd.
  • 90:00+2:44 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 90:00+2:00 LeCSinel Jean-Francois produces a cross, save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 90:00+1:30 Adam El-Abd concedes a free kick for a foul on Vincent Pericard. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 90:00+1:23 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 90:00+0:22 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 90:00 The match has reached full-time.
  • 89:55 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 89:22 Foul by Charlie Austin on Marcos Painter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
  • 88:53 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 88:14 Kevin Amankwaah challenges Elliott Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliott Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:02 Foul by Scott Cuthbert on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:40 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 86:01 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 85:45 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 85:36 Michael Rose sends in a cross, Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.
  • 84:21 Unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon by Charlie Austin results in a free kick. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:56 Marcos Painter concedes a free kick for a foul on Vincent Pericard. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.
  • 83:41 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 83:13 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 82:13 Phil Smith takes the free kick.
  • 82:13 Substitution Gary Hart is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Smith.
  • 82:13 Ashley Barnes is caught offside.
  • 81:12 Handball decision goes against LeCSinel Jean-Francois. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
  • 80:44 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 80:34 Michael Rose delivers the ball, Inigo Calderon gets a block in.
  • 79:49 GOAL - Charlie AustinSwindon 1 - 2 Brighton A goal is scored by Charlie Austin from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 1-2 Brighton.
  • 78:11 Michael Rose has an effort direct from the free kick, Casper Ankergren makes a save.
  • 78:11 Booking Casper Ankergren goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 78:00 Charlie Austin fouled by Casper Ankergren, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 77:33 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 76:22 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 74:44 Assist by Jamie Smith.
  • 74:44 GOAL - Matthew SparrowSwindon 0 - 2 Brighton Matthew Sparrow grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Swindon 0-2 Brighton.
  • 73:38 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 72:49 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 72:15 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan Douglas from right channel, Gary Dicker manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:15 Booking Adam El-Abd is given a yellow card.
  • 71:55 Foul by Adam El-Abd on Vincent Pericard, free kick awarded.
  • 71:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Rose on Ashley Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Inigo Calderon.
  • 70:49 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 70:27 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • Correction - 68:27 Substitution Simon Ferry on for David Prutton.
  • 68:27 Substitution Swindon substitution: David Prutton replaced by Simon Ferry (tactical).
  • 68:27 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 67:37 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 67:10 Long range shot from Elliott Bennett misses to the left of the target.
  • 66:09 Gary Dicker crosses the ball, Scott Cuthbert makes a clearance.
  • 65:37 Inswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett.
  • 65:22 A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Scott Cuthbert manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:42 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 64:12 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 63:39 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 63:13 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
  • 62:48 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 61:54 Alan Navarro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern. The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern, Charlie Austin takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
  • 61:49 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 61:28 Effort from the edge of the box by Kevin Amankwaah goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 61:04 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 60:37 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 59:46 Substitution Swindon substitution: David Ball replaced by Alan O'Brien (tactical).
  • 59:46 Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Alan O'Brien coming on for David Ball.
  • 58:58 Ashley Barnes has an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Cuthbert.
  • 58:41 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
  • 58:30 Centre by Marcos Painter, clearance by LeCSinel Jean-Francois.
  • 57:52 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 56:28 Michael Rose restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:28 Substitution Gary Dicker joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radostin Kishishev.
  • 56:28 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ashley Barnes.
  • 54:46 Jamie Smith fouled by David Prutton, the ref awards a free kick. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:29 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 54:11 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
  • 53:46 Scott Cuthbert produces a cross, save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 53:26 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 53:06 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 52:53 David Prutton produces a cross, clearance by Inigo Calderon.
  • 52:35 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 51:16 Matthew Sparrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Amankwaah. Phil Smith takes the free kick.
  • 50:28 Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.
  • 50:28 Booking Charlie Austin booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 50:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Austin on Radostin Kishishev.
  • 49:38 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 49:11 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 48:55 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 48:36 LeCSinel Jean-Francois challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:47 LeCSinel Jean-Francois takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:47 Booking The referee cautions Marcos Painter for unsporting behaviour.
  • 47:37 Jon-Paul McGovern fouled by Marcos Painter, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 47:24 The ball is swung over by Inigo Calderon, save by Phil Smith.
  • 47:07 Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, clearance by Scott Cuthbert.
  • 46:44 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
  • 46:07 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 45:36 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 45:15 Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, Scott Cuthbert makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Vincent Pericard coming on for Thomas Dossevi.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:23 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
  • 45:00+1:12 The ball is delivered by Michael Rose.
  • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:37 Jon-Paul McGovern takes the outswinging corner, Jamie Smith makes a clearance.
  • 44:24 The ball is crossed by Kevin Amankwaah, clearance made by Marcos Painter.
  • 43:31 Defending throw-in by LeCSinel Jean-Francois (Swindon).
  • 41:58 Inigo Calderon fouled by Charlie Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
  • 41:28 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 40:26 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 39:23 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 39:14 Attacking throw-in by David Prutton (Swindon).
  • 39:06 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 38:28 Shot by Tommy Elphick from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 38:15 Foul by David Prutton on Radostin Kishishev, free kick awarded. Alan Navarro takes the direct free kick.
  • 37:28 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 36:50 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Effort from the edge of the area by Jonathan Douglas goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 36:32 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 36:05 Michael Rose produces a cross, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.
  • 35:48 The ball is crossed by Kevin Amankwaah.
  • 35:14 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 34:56 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line.
  • 34:48 Jon-Paul McGovern sends in a cross, Inigo Calderon manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:09 Free kick taken by Michael Rose.
  • 34:09 Booking Tommy Elphick goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:00 Tommy Elphick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 33:19 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 33:08 Close range headed effort by Charlie Austin goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 32:59 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 32:55 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 31:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Sparrow on David Prutton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Michael Rose from left wing, clearance made by Jamie Smith.
  • 31:27 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 30:08 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 29:31 Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line, LeCSinel Jean-Francois has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 29:18 Michael Rose crosses the ball, clearance made by Marcos Painter.
  • 28:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd by Charlie Austin. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:06 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 27:44 Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Thomas Dossevi makes a clearance.
  • 27:31 The ball is swung over by Ashley Barnes, blocked by Scott Cuthbert.
  • 27:11 Jamie Smith delivers the ball.
  • 25:50 Unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Charlie Austin results in a free kick. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:26 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 24:33 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 24:15 Elliott Bennett produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 23:59 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
  • 23:18 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 22:54 Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 22:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Scott Cuthbert. Free kick taken by Alan Navarro.
  • 21:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on LeCSinel Jean-Francois by Ashley Barnes. LeCSinel Jean-Francois takes the free kick.
  • 20:35 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
  • 20:24 Goal kick taken long by Phil Smith (Swindon).
  • 19:46 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 19:31 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 18:32 Assist on the goal came from Inigo Calderon.
  • 18:32 GOAL - Matthew SparrowSwindon 0 - 1 Brighton Matthew Sparrow gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Swindon 0-1 Brighton.
  • 17:03 Radostin Kishishev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas. Jon-Paul McGovern shoots direct from the free kick, Casper Ankergren makes a save.
  • 16:31 Shot from 6 yards by David Ball. Blocked by Tommy Elphick.
  • 15:55 Attacking throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 15:02 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 14:05 Marcos Painter fouled by Jon-Paul McGovern, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
  • 13:26 Adam El-Abd challenges Thomas Dossevi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Casper Ankergren makes a save.
  • 12:58 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 12:14 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 11:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliott Bennett on Michael Rose. Direct free kick taken by Michael Rose.
  • 10:47 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 10:35 The referee blows for offside against Ashley Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Phil Smith.
  • 10:16 The ball is delivered by Marcos Painter, Michael Rose makes a clearance.
  • 9:49 A cross is delivered by David Prutton, Radostin Kishishev makes a clearance.
  • 9:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Prutton by Matthew Sparrow. Direct free kick taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 8:22 Ashley Barnes is ruled offside. Phil Smith takes the free kick.
  • 8:00 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 7:04 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 6:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Thomas Dossevi. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
  • 6:16 Attacking throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).
  • 6:04 Centre by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance made by Inigo Calderon.
  • 4:41 Matthew Sparrow takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Cuthbert gets a block in.
  • 3:32 Defending throw-in by Kevin Amankwaah (Swindon).
  • 2:57 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
  • 2:30 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
  • 1:51 Defending throw-in by Michael Rose (Swindon).

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Huddersfield 1 3 3
2 Peterborough 1 3 3
3 Carlisle 1 2 3
4 Sheff Wed 1 2 3
5 Brighton 1 1 3
6 MK Dons 1 1 3
7 Oldham 1 1 3
8 Yeovil 1 1 3
9 Charlton 1 1 3
10 Plymouth 1 1 3
11 Colchester 1 0 1
12 Exeter 1 0 1
13 Hartlepool 1 0 1
14 Rochdale 1 0 1
15 Leyton Orient 1 -1 0
16 Swindon 1 -1 0
17 Tranmere 1 -1 0
18 Walsall 1 -1 0
19 Bournemouth 1 -1 0
20 Southampton 1 -1 0
21 Brentford 1 -2 0
22 Dag & Red 1 -2 0
23 Bristol R 1 -3 0
24 Notts County 1 -3 0

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