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Brighton 0 - Ipswich 2


22/3/14 - 3.00pm

Attendance: 29,093

Brighton 0 Ipswich 2 (Report)

The Championship play off hopes that Brighton hold were dented on Saturday as our unbeaten Amex run was ended by Ipswich, them winning 2-0 revived their own play off hopes.

Had we made more of an early chance the final outcome could have been much different.

Jesse Lingard, on loan from Manchester United, is still to score his first goal for us but having been put clean through in the opening minutes he should have ended this run but his finish was straight at Ipswich goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

A connection couldn't quite be found by Leo Ulloa from a Bruno cross, which came after Tomasz Kuszczak was called upon for the first time as he saved well from Luke Chambers.

Once more, having had a penalty appeal waved away, Ulloa and Bruno combined with the fullback putting in another fine cross to the Albion striker but his header was turned away by Gerken.

Lingard was lively and threatened without that final end product with Ipswich having a goal disallowed for offside, Ipswich loanee from Crystal Palace Jonny Williams had his celebrations cut short.

Once again when presented with a good chance Lingard wasted the chance. Will Buckley set him up but his finish was poor, he could have had a first half hat trick had he finished better with at least one goal something he should have ended the half with.

Stephen Ward and Jake Forster-Caskey threatened early in the second half with Lingard denied again, forcing Gerken into a good save this time.

Kuszczak has saved us plenty of times this season, and had in this game, but got caught out for the Ipswich opener. Stephen Hunt's corner was headed back by Daryl Murphy with Tommy Smith on hand to turn the ball home from close range.

We're missing Craig Mackail-Smith and Will Hoskins, both should soon be back and that will ease the burden on Ulloa at perhaps the right time with Ulloa almost always our main goal threat with a header close to drawing us level.

Ipswich made sure of the points as the clock ticked by with Murphy heading home.

Albion chose the wrong time to suffer just a second Amex, in front of the biggest crowd of the season, defeat in the past 12 we have played. A congested race for the final play off place or two had seen Ipswich back in the hunt with this win.

Responding quickly is a must to keep ourselves in this race.

The Journalist

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Date:Sunday March 23 2014

Time: 1:10PM


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