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Yeovil   0 - 1   Brighton

Yeovil 0-1 Brighton

Yeovil 0-1 Brighton

Elliott Bennett's goal was enough for League One leaders Brighton as they eventually overcame stubborn Yeovil.

The winger picked up a clearance on the edge of the box and fired a sweet low strike into the bottom corner.

Chris Wood had a shot well saved by Stephen Henderson after the break, and the keeper denied Adam El-Abd from close range as Albion poured forward.

Bennett rattled a shot off the post via a deflection before Andrew Williams missed a sitter from six yards.


Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset:
"I think we've closed the gap especially against the big boys with the draw against Sheffield Wednesday and losing to Charlton by the odd goal.

"We've got to take chances in the box and the two headers we had, we've got to score goals to put pressure on those kinds of teams."

"Decisions went against us, I thought it was a stonewall penalty and so did everyone else in the stadium."

Brighton boss Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex:
"We knew it would be very difficult. It was a complicated game because of the opposition, the pitch and the style of game.

"It was all about doing the business and I'm pleased for the players. They felt they didn't do enough against MK Dons to win, so credit to them. Overall I think we deserved to win.

"We've got two games in hand. If we win the games and maintain the record we have this season I'm not really bothered about the rest."

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Yeovil 0-1 Brighton FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Bennett 25

    Yeovil

    • 13 Henderson
    • 05 Huntington
    • 08 Ayling
    • 06 Smith
    • 14 Ehmer yellow card
    • 16 Upson yellow card (Russell 46)
    • 18 Tutte
    • 20 Wotton
    • 09 S Williams (A Williams 62)
    • 10 Bowditch (German 79)
    • 12 Johnson

    Substitutes

    • 01 Martin,
    • 19 Virgo,
    • 15 Russell,
    • 25 Fitzsimmons,
    • 07 A Williams,
    • 17 Calver,
    • 21 German

    Brighton

    • 16 Ankergren
    • 03 Greer
    • 06 El-Abd yellow card
    • 14 Calderon
    • 22 Painter
    • 07 Bennett (Elphick 90+3)
    • 18 Dicker
    • 26 Bridcutt yellow card
    • 09 Barnes (Noone 66)
    • 17 Murray
    • 39 Wood (Sparrow 83)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Brezovan,
    • 04 Elphick,
    • 27 Taricco,
    • 10 Sparrow,
    • 31 Noone,
    • 20 Holroyd,
    • 21 Sandaza
    Ref: MathiesonAtt: 3,832
    YEOVIL
    BRIGHTON

    Possession

    • Yeovil 54%
    • Brighton 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Yeovil 4
    • Brighton 7

    Attempts off target

    • Yeovil 2
    • Brighton 1

    Corners

    • Yeovil 8
    • Brighton 1

    Fouls

    • Yeovil 7
    • Brighton 10
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+3:49 The referee ends the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:30 Attacking throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 90:00+2:43 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 90:00+2:43 Substitution Brighton substitution: Elliott Bennett replaced by Tommy Elphick (tactical).
    • 90:00+1:53 Foul by Paul Wotton (Yeovil) on Glenn Murray (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton) from right channel, passed.
    • 90:00+1:28 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 90:00+1:17 Cross by Andrew Tutte (Yeovil), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 90:00+0:53 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul Wotton (Yeovil) to centre, clearance by Matthew Sparrow (Brighton).
    • 90:00+0:25 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Alex Russell (Yeovil) to centre, clearance by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).
    • 90:00+0:15 Cross by Nathan Smith (Yeovil), clearance by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 89:44 Defending throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 89:23 Defending throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 88:53 Attacking throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 88:16 Defending throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 87:40 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 87:22 Cross by Luke Ayling (Yeovil), clearance by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 86:21 Attacking throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 86:12 Attacking throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 85:55 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 85:33 Shot by Antonio German (Yeovil) left-footed from left side of penalty area (20 yards), save (caught) by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 85:09 Cross by Alex Russell (Yeovil), clearance by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).
    • 85:02 Attacking throw-in by Alex Russell (Yeovil).
    • 84:34 Defending throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 84:11 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 84:07 Cross by Luke Ayling (Yeovil), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 83:39 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 83:26 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 83:15 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 82:39 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 82:39 Substitution Brighton substitution: Chris Wood replaced by Matthew Sparrow (tactical).
    • 81:35 Attacking throw-in by Alex Russell (Yeovil).
    • 81:21 Cross by Luke Ayling (Yeovil), clearance by Gordon Greer (Brighton).
    • 81:13 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 80:17 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Antonio German (Yeovil) to centre, clearance by Chris Wood (Brighton).
    • 79:46 Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton) on Nathan Smith (Yeovil). Free kick crossed left-footed by Alex Russell (Yeovil) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 79:46 Booking Liam Bridcutt (Brighton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 78:15 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 78:15 Substitution Yeovil substitution: Dean Bowditch replaced by Antonio German (tactical).
    • 76:52 Shot by Glenn Murray (Brighton) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 75:49 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 75:04 Attacking throw-in by Alex Russell (Yeovil).
    • 74:32 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 74:12 Attacking throw-in by Alex Russell (Yeovil).
    • 73:29 Foul by Craig Noone (Brighton) on Luke Ayling (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 72:55 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 72:47 Cross by Craig Noone (Brighton), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 72:21 Defending throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 72:01 Defending throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 71:37 Shot by Andrew Tutte (Yeovil) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 71:23 Foul by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) on Alex Russell (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Russell (Yeovil) from own half, passed.
    • 70:33 Cross by Oli Johnson (Yeovil), header by Andrew Williams (Yeovil) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 70:20 Attacking throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 69:23 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 65:29 Foul by Paul Wotton (Yeovil) on Ashley Barnes (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton) from left channel, passed.
    • 65:29 Substitution Brighton substitution: Ashley Barnes replaced by Craig Noone (tactical).
    • 64:17 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 63:56 Cross by Alex Russell (Yeovil), header by Oli Johnson (Yeovil) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 62:04 Booking Adam El-Abd (Brighton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:04 Defending throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 61:04 Substitution Yeovil substitution: Sam Williams replaced by Andrew Williams (tactical).
    • 60:10 Chris Wood (Brighton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 59:57 Shot by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards),
    • 58:56 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 55:31 Backpass by Andrew Tutte (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) from right side of penalty area, shot by Inigo Calderon (Brighton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 53:42 Attacking throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 52:51 Foul by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) on Dean Bowditch (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Wotton (Yeovil) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 52:26 Shot by Chris Wood (Brighton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 51:42 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 50:45 Foul by Marcos Painter (Brighton) on Sam Williams (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Russell (Yeovil) from right wing, shot by Luke Ayling (Yeovil) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 49:39 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 49:08 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Alex Russell (Yeovil) to centre, clearance by Gordon Greer (Brighton).
    • 49:00 Cross by Andrew Tutte (Yeovil), clearance by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).
    • 48:45 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Alex Russell (Yeovil).
    • 48:35 Handball by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton). Free kick taken left-footed by Alex Russell (Yeovil) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 47:23 Goal kick taken short by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 46:49 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 46:12 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 45:22 Goal kick taken long by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:01 Substitution Yeovil substitution: Edward Upson replaced by Alex Russell (tactical).
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:15 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:41 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 45:00+0:10 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 44:41 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 44:09 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 42:57 Foul by Max Ehmer (Yeovil) on Inigo Calderon (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) from right wing, passed.
    • 42:57 Booking Max Ehmer (Yeovil) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 41:36 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 40:59 Defending throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 38:58 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 38:33 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 38:15 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 37:49 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 37:16 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 37:16 Booking Edward Upson (Yeovil) booked for dissent.
    • 34:54 Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton) on Luke Ayling (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Wotton (Yeovil) from right wing (20 yards), save (caught) by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 34:11 Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton) on Oli Johnson (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Edward Upson (Yeovil) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 33:51 Shot by Glenn Murray (Brighton) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), fantastic save (caught) by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 32:52 Cross by Andrew Tutte (Yeovil), brilliant save (caught) by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 32:15 Foul by Gary Dicker (Brighton) on Paul Huntington (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 30:20 Defending throw-in by Andrew Tutte (Yeovil).
    • 29:17 Handball by Gary Dicker (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 28:52 Goal kick taken short by Casper Ankergren (Brighton).
    • 28:46 Cross by Andrew Tutte (Yeovil), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 27:30 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 27:11 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 26:29 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) to centre, header by Adam El-Abd (Brighton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), fantastic save (caught) by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 26:10 Shot by Inigo Calderon (Brighton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 24:43 GOAL - Elliott BennettYeovil 0 - 1 Brighton Goal by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Yeovil 0-1 Brighton.
    • 23:56 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 23:21 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Edward Upson (Yeovil) to centre, clearance by Adam El-Abd (Brighton).
    • 21:56 Defending throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 21:22 Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton) on Nathan Smith (Yeovil). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 21:10 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 20:29 Foul by Dean Bowditch (Yeovil) on Marcos Painter (Brighton). Free kick taken left-footed by Casper Ankergren (Brighton) from own half, passed.
    • 19:14 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 19:00 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 18:13 Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil) on Elliott Bennett (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 17:19 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 16:28 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 15:02 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 14:57 Cross by Inigo Calderon (Brighton), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 14:28 Cross by Adam El-Abd (Brighton), clearance by Paul Huntington (Yeovil).
    • 13:39 Foul by Paul Wotton (Yeovil) on Elliott Bennett (Brighton). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 13:33 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 12:20 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 10:45 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Edward Upson (Yeovil) to centre, clearance by Gordon Greer (Brighton).
    • 10:08 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Max Ehmer (Yeovil) to centre, clearance by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton).
    • 9:44 Defending throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 9:26 Cross by Nathan Smith (Yeovil), clearance by Gordon Greer (Brighton).
    • 9:04 Defending throw-in by Nathan Smith (Yeovil).
    • 8:49 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 7:56 Attacking throw-in by Elliott Bennett (Brighton).
    • 7:45 Attacking throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 7:25 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 6:57 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 6:15 Attacking throw-in by Marcos Painter (Brighton).
    • 5:30 Defending throw-in by Luke Ayling (Yeovil).
    • 4:02 Goal kick taken long by Stephen Henderson (Yeovil).
    • 3:17 Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil) on Elliott Bennett (Brighton). Free kick taken left-footed by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 1:01 Defending throw-in by Inigo Calderon (Brighton).
    • 0:35 Foul by Elliott Bennett (Brighton) on Dean Bowditch (Yeovil). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Wotton (Yeovil) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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    Npower League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 1 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Brighton 31 34 62
    2 Bournemouth 33 23 58
    3 Huddersfield 33 16 56
    4 Peterborough 32 12 53
    5 Southampton 31 25 52
    6 MK Dons 34 -1 52
    7 Colchester 33 -1 48
    8 Charlton 31 3 47
    9 Oldham 33 -1 46
    10 Carlisle 32 8 45
    11 Rochdale 30 8 45
    12 Leyton Orient 30 9 44
    13 Hartlepool 33 -14 44
    14 Brentford 32 -3 43
    15 Exeter 33 -7 43
    16 Sheff Wed 31 3 40
    17 Notts County 29 1 39
    18 Tranmere 32 -6 38
    19 Yeovil 32 -15 36
    20 Walsall 34 -17 34
    21 Swindon 33 -16 31
    22 Bristol R 33 -30 30
    23 Dag & Red 30 -13 29
    24 Plymouth 33 -18 26


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