Writer: BHA Admin
Date:Tuesday February 18 2014
17/2/14 - 7.45pm
Brighton were within minutes of upsetting Premier League side Hull on Monday night in the fifth round and securing an FA cup quarter final meeting with former manager Gus Poyet's Sunderland.
Hull's equaliser five minutes from time meant the game at the Amex ended in a 1-1 draw but we've still got a good chance in the replay, which will take place on a Monday again. This apparently has to be played on a Monday due to UEFA directives that prevent FA cup games being played on the same day as European games?
What a load of rubbish, must have something to do with money.
Once again Oscar took the chance to change the Albion team round, making no fewer than seven changes. Hull also made changes, enforced as far as cup tied Jelavic and Long went.
Albion might have dominated the opening but we couldn't really create any openings, Forster-Caskey and the returning Buckley both wasteful with effort as Sagbo almost put Hull ahead when he rattled the bar.
This woke Albion and we broke forward to go ahead through Ulloa.
Ulloa started the break, collecting the return from Buckley, and finish the move as he lifted the ball over McGregor in the Hull goal to give Albion the lead.
Hull again rattled the frame of the goal as an immediate equaliser was almost found but the bar denied Davies this time, with Sagbo's follow up almost turned into his own net by Upson but Brezovan was able to save.
Albion were almost further ahead before the break but with the net rippling this was due to Ulloa heading into the side netting and not the back of it.
Buckley's first start since injury only lasted until half time with exciting youngster March coming on at the break and he was 'welcomed' into the game by a crunching Koren challenge that earned him a yellow.
March finished poorly, as the man he'd replaced had in the first half, with Calderon twice going close to extending our lead.
Hull pushed for an equaliser but didn't often look like getting it.
That was until five minutes from time when Sagbo broke Albion heats when he finished between Brezovan's legs.
Both sides still had chances to win the game, Davies cleared off the line to prevent us restoring our lead and Forster-Caskey clearing off the line at the other end to prevent us from going out.
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Date:Tuesday February 18 2014
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