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Brighton 0 Middlesbrough 2 (Report)

Brighton
0 - 2
Middlesbrough

Amex

29/3/14 - 3:00pm

Attendance: 27,486

Referee:

Brighton's play off hopes took yet another turn for the worse was a third successive Championship defeat suffered on Saturday.

Albion had to beat Middlesbrough to stay in the play off race really but we slumped to another Amex defeat with Middlesbrough winning 2-0.

David Lopez had a great early chance but his finish was poor from the cross in from Will Buckley with Leo Ulloa almost marking his return from illness but Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos saved well.

Tomasz Kuszczak then produced some saves to keep Albion in the game.

A flying save kept out Luke Williams after he fashioned himself a shooting opportunity, he then had to turned away a curling Lee Tomlin effort. A hat trick of saves was completed when he saved to deny Grant Leadbitter.

The threat that Buckley was offering was lost before the break when he was forced off through injury, he was replaced by Jake Forster-Caskey.

Caskey created openings for Ulloa and Jesse Lingard from corners but both we blocked.

Albion started the second half lively with Lingard, who had been saying in the week prior to this game that his best was to come, shooting wide with Forster-Caskey bringing a save from Konstantopoulos.

Kaz LuaLua was brought on by Oscar to make an impact and he almost did this instantly as his pace got him away down the left but his cross went low across goal just crying out for a touch.

Another LuaLua found Keith Andrews but he couldn't hit the target.

Then came the breakthrough. A counter attack ended with Albert Adomah giving Middlesbrough the lead, making the most of a Gordon Greer mistake that gave Danny Graham a chance to pass to Adomah who tucked home from close range.

Bruno present Ulloa with a great chance to level but his header was saved.

A great opportunity then came our way with a penalty awarded for a foul on Solly March by George Friend. Ulloa was the man to step up but Konstantopoulos wasn't threatened, the only ones that were sat in the crowd when his spot kick ended up.

Middlesbrough wrapped up the points with four minutes to play when Graham finished low past Kuszczak.

Three defeats running, a second at the Amex, leaves our play off bid in shreds with us now looking as if we'll have to win virtually all the games we have left to make the top six come the end of the season.


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Writer:VitalSeagull
Date:Sunday March 30 2014
Time: 11:04PM

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