Seagulls tame Lions!

Brighton rack up a handsome 4-1 lead over Millwall to take to the Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg after a stirring fight-back at the Goldstone.

Barry Lloyd's men had failed to score in either League fixture against the Lions this season.

Things looked to be going badly when Paul Stephenson put the visitors ahead with a low drive past Digweed at the near post.

However, Brighton fought back gallantly and Mark Barham's goal five minutes before half-time provided the platform for a goal feast in the second half with Small Walker and Codner all scoring in a sensational eight-minute spell.

Matches from many others games in this exciting campaign are available on Seagulls TV.

Watch the 1990/91 season unfold.

First match

West Bromwich Albion 3
Brighton 0

Division Two
(1 Jan '90)

Att: 9,407

1. Keeley
2. Chivers
3. Chapman
4. Curbishley
5. Crumplin
6. Dublin
7. Nelson
8. Barham
9. Bremner
10. Codner
11. Wilkins
12. Wood (for Crumplin)

Last match

Hereford United 1
Brighton 1 (Reinelt)

Division Three
(3 May '97)

Att: 8,532

1. Ormerod
2. Humphrey
3. Tuck
4. Minton
5. Johnson
6. Morris
7. Storer
8. Mayo
9. Baird
10. Maskell
11. McDonald
12. Hobson (for Storer)
14. Reinelt (for McDonald)

Matchday programmes for home matches from these seasons can be found at Seagulls Programmes, a wonderful archive lovingly scanned by Ian Hine.

Best of times…
worst of times...


Beating Premier League side Leicester City in both home and away ties in the League Cup was a great achievement under Liam Brady. The second leg is best remembered for Stuart Munday's exocet that gave Foxes' keeper Kevin Poole no chance.

Watch the 1994/95 season.


Brighton looked dead and buried on 3rd December 1996, with a mere 13 points, nine adrift at the bottom of the Football League. One win in seventeen matches gave little indication of the comeback that was to follow.

Watch the 1996/97 season.

If my granny had balls, she'd be my grandad.

An annoyed Liam Brady replies to a reporter who questioned him about a Canvey Island chance that could have won them the game in the 2-2 draw in the FA Cup 1st Round.

Watch the 1995/96 season.