Brighton 2-1 Oldham

25 September 2010 05:43
Francisco Sandaza grabbed a dramatic late winner to send Brighton top of the league and condemn Oldham to defeat.The Latics had gone ahead after half an hour when Lewis Alessandra finished off a lightning break by Chris Taylor. [LNB]Seagulls front man Ashley Barnes wasted four good chances before eventually equalising with a powerful header. [LNB]The game looked to be heading for a draw but Sandaza bundled home Inigo Calderon's hopeful header in the sixth minute of added time. [LNB][LNB]Brighton manager Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex: "It's a different kind of pressure but today we showed belief to go and win the game. It was one of the most difficult games we've played so far. When you score in the last minute the flavour of the victory is even better.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Today the ball dropped and we were good enough to score. It's a fantastic three points for us. What we're going to take from this game is belief for the team. We need to keep building from this." [LNB]Oldham manager Paul Dickov tells BBC Radio Manchester: "We're getting a bit more consistent with our performances and getting better all the time but we just have to make sure that the things that we don't do so good, we work at.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I think Brighton will be up there at the end of the season and they're probably the best team we've played. [LNB]"But I think we matched them today for long periods and I think we were worth at least a point, we're disappoint but lots of positives to take from it." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 25 September 2010[LNB] Npower League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Brighton 2-1 Oldham FT (HT 1-1) Barnes 44 Sandaza 90+6 Alessandra 30 Brighton 16 Ankergren 04 Elphick 06 El-Abd 14 Calderon 22 Painter 07 Bennett 12 LuaLua 18 Dicker 26 Bridcutt (Kishishev 60 yellow card) 09 Barnes yellow card 17 Murray (Sandaza 71) Substitutes 01 Brezovan, 03 Greer, 05 Battipied, 11 Baz, 24 Smith, 25 Kishishev, 21 Sandaza Oldham 01 Brill 02 Mvoto yellow card 06 Hazell 21 Black yellow card 07 Jones 14 Furman yellow card 18 Taylor yellow card 19 Lee yellow card 20 Stephens 15 Alessandra (Kelly 79) 36 Tounkare Substitutes 28 Gerrard, 03 Jacobson, 25 Dikaba, 09 Kelly, 11 Jarrett, 38 Christophe, 22 Brooke Ref: PennAtt: 7,148 BRIGHTON OLDHAM Possession Brighton 45% Oldham 55% Attempts on target Brighton 6 Oldham 3 Attempts off target Brighton 6 Oldham 1 Corners Brighton 9 Oldham 7 Fouls Brighton 7 Oldham 12 Final Result Full Time 90:00+6:41 The referee signals the end of the game. 90:00+5:49 GOAL - Francisco Sandaza:Brighton 2 - 1 Oldham Francisco Sandaza scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 2-1 Oldham. 90:00+4:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken by Elliott Bennett to centre, save by Dean Brill. 90:00+3:14 The offside flag is raised against Adam El-Abd. Dale Stephens restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+2:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Jones by Gary Dicker. Free kick taken by Dale Stephens. 90:00+1:35 The referee gives a free kick against Ournare Tounkare for handball. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick. 90:00+0:03 The assistant referee signals for offside against Francisco Sandaza. Dean Brill takes the free kick. 88:02 Foul by Dean Furman on Inigo Calderon, free kick awarded. Inigo Calderon takes the free kick. 86:56 Booking Dean Furman is given a yellow card. 84:54 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto. 84:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francisco Sandaza by Jean Yves Mvoto. Elliott Bennett takes the free kick. 79:57 Foul by Inigo Calderon on Chris Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Black. 78:20 Substitution Lewis Alessandra leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Kelly. 76:50 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line to the near post, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance. 74:56 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, save by Dean Brill. 74:32 Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill. 72:32 Centre by Dale Stephens, Jean Yves Mvoto produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. 70:27 Substitution Glenn Murray goes off and Francisco Sandaza comes on. 69:22 Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill. 67:03 Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Jean Yves Mvoto results in a free kick. Elliott Bennett takes the free kick. 66:38 Booking Booking for Ashley Barnes for unsporting behaviour. 66:06 Booking Jean Yves Mvoto receives a caution. Correction - 66:03 Jean Yves Mvoto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Elliott Bennett takes the free kick. 64:17 Chris Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Dicker. Marcos Painter takes the direct free kick. 63:50 Dean Brill takes the free kick. 63:50 Booking Radostin Kishishev is given a yellow card. 63:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Radostin Kishishev. 62:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Alessandra on Elliott Bennett. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett. 62:11 Foul by Paul Black on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Inigo Calderon takes the direct free kick. 59:41 Substitution Liam Bridcutt goes off and Radostin Kishishev comes on. 57:31 Elliott Bennett delivers the ball, Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Lee. Corner from right by-line taken by Elliott Bennett. 55:30 Ournare Tounkare fouled by Tommy Elphick, the ref awards a free kick. Dale Stephens crosses the ball in from the free kick, Glenn Murray makes a clearance. 54:39 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Elliott Bennett from left channel, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto. 54:39 Booking Kieran Lee receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. 54:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Lee on Kazenga LuaLua. 49:24 Lewis Alessandra handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Elphick. 48:37 Elliott Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ournare Tounkare. Dale Stephens takes the direct free kick. 47:28 Kazenga LuaLua has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target. 46:06 Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt. 46:06 Booking The referee shows Paul Black a yellow card. 45:33 Foul by Paul Black on Elliott Bennett, free kick awarded. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+3:19 The referee blows for half time. 44:55 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dale Stephens, clearance made by Inigo Calderon. 43:45 Assist on the goal came from Elliott Bennett. 43:45 GOAL - Ashley Barnes:Brighton 1 - 1 Oldham Ashley Barnes finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Brighton 1-1 Oldham. 43:02 Elliott Bennett produces a cross, 41:59 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dale Stephens, Adam El-Abd manages to make a clearance. 39:37 Effort from inside the penalty box by Ashley Barnes strikes the post. 38:15 Chris Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens, clearance by Ashley Barnes. Short corner taken by Dale Stephens. 33:57 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kazenga LuaLua. 33:57 Booking Chris Taylor is booked. 32:59 Foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. 32:07 Glenn Murray fouled by Reuben Hazell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd. 29:13 Assist on the goal came from Chris Taylor. 29:13 GOAL - Lewis Alessandra:Brighton 0 - 1 Oldham Lewis Alessandra grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 0-1 Oldham. 26:58 Unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Gary Dicker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ritchie Jones. 24:47 Ashley Barnes produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post. 23:27 Outswinging corner taken by Dale Stephens from the right by-line, clearance by Glenn Murray. 21:17 Unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Paul Black restarts play with the free kick. 17:25 Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kieran Lee. 14:00 Foul by Ournare Tounkare on Marcos Painter, free kick awarded. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick. 12:27 Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliott Bennett, save made by Dean Brill. 9:36 Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill. Kazenga LuaLua has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal. 5:15 Chris Taylor takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren. 4:03 Lewis Alessandra is caught offside. Casper Ankergren takes the indirect free kick. 3:04 Ournare Tounkare gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd. Adam El-Abd takes the direct free kick. 1:32 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens, save by Casper Ankergren. 0:00 The match gets underway. 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