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Brighton 1-0 Peterborough

Brighton & Hove Albion
1 - 0
Peterborough United

Amex Stadium

6/11/12 - 7.45pm

Attendance: 23,703

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Albion finally put an end to their winless run as Stephen Dobbie came off the bench to net a last-gasp winner and help his side to their 5th consecutive victory over Peterborough.

After a disjointed and lacklustre first half, the Seagulls laid siege to the visitor's goal after the interval, but had to wait until the 91st minute before they could find a way past a dogged Posh defence - sub Dobbie the man on hand to seal the points and notch his first goal in the stripes.

The hosts seemed to lack any urgency in the opening 45 - a marked contrast to their recent performance against Leeds - and were able to create just two chances of note. First Andrew Crofts fired high and wide after clever run and cut-back from Will Buckley, and later Craig Mackail-Smith headed tamely into Robert Olejnik's arms from 6 yards.

Poyet's men upped the tempo after the break and started to pile forward with pace and purpose. Barnes forced Olejnik to parry wide after a guided effort from the edge of the area, before Buckley tried his luck with a curler that just evaded the right-hand stanction. The game continued in similar fashion as the Posh back-line came under sustained pressure.

Buckley again made Olejnik work, when he hit a left-footed snapshot that was too hot for the Posh keeper to handle. Andrea Orlandi then came within inches of giving Albion the lead when his dipping half-volley from the edge of the area struck the base of Olejnik's left-hand post before Peterborough were able to scramble the ball clear and further frustrate the hosts.

Mackail-Smith wasted another header before shanking an effort wide that seemed to sum up his evening, and potentially Albion's - that was until Dobbie was introduced on 64 minutes to provide a touch of class and composure up-front. Wayne Bridge and then Dobbie were next to pepper the Posh goal-mouth with stinging drives, before the breakthrough finally arrived.

Ashley Barnes did well to pluck a ball from the air and fend off an opponent, before laying the ball off to Dobbie who, after a quick exchange of passes, found himself through on goal, where the ex-Swansea striker delicately clipped the ball over Olejnik to secure victory in dramatic fashion as the Amex crowd were able to let out a huge sigh of relief.


Writer:EditorBHA
Date:Wednesday November 7 2012
Time: 1:32PM

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