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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Amex Stadium
  • Attendance:20,219
  • Buckley (82)
    Buckley (90)
  • Sharp (38)
Goal!

Live Commentary

100:34 +10.34

Craig Noone decides to take a short corner.

100:21 +10.21

Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Richard Naylor gets a block in.

98:56 +8.56

Gordon Greer challenges Giles Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Oster takes the indirect free kick.

97:41 +7.41

Will Buckley scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-1 Doncaster.Assist by Craig Noone.

97:04 +7.04

John Oster concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.

96:18 +6.18

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Friend on Craig Mackail-Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Will Buckley.

95:37 +5.37

The referee blows for offside. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

95:10 +5.10

Corner taken by Craig Noone from the right by-line.

94:30 +4.30

The ball is crossed by Inigo Calderon, save made by Gary Woods.

89:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster from the left by-line, Effort on goal by Richard Naylor from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

88:12

James Coppinger leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Hird.

87:38

Craig Noone takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

87:13

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

86:35

Ashley Barnes is penalised for a handball. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

86:27

Will Buckley produces a cross.

85:46

Will Buckley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Oster. Free kick taken by John Oster.

84:14

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.

82:18

Gary Dicker fouled by Richard Naylor, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick. Will Buckley finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-1 Doncaster.

81:16

Effort on goal by Liam Bridcutt from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

81:01

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone from the right by-line, James Hayter makes a clearance.

80:47

Gordon Greer takes a shot. Clearance by John Oster.

80:27

The ball is sent over by Craig Noone, clearance by Richard Naylor.

79:14

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

77:20

Simon Gillett sends in a cross.

73:57

George Friend fouled by Craig Noone, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick. Matthew Sparrow leaves the field to be replaced by Will Buckley. Kyle Bennett is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Mason.

71:54

Richard Naylor fouled by Ashley Barnes, the ref awards a free kick. John Oster restarts play with the free kick.

71:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Giles Barnes on Gordon Greer. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

70:29

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. George Friend takes the indirect free kick.

68:31

Craig Noone challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Mason.

66:01

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Mackail-Smith goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

64:18

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, George Friend makes a clearance.

63:13

Craig Noone takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Naylor.

60:47

Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

60:29

Matthew Sparrow takes a short corner.

59:00

Craig Noone has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

58:29

Giles Barnes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

57:53

The ball is delivered by Ryan Mason, clearance made by Giles Barnes.

57:15

Craig Noone takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.

51:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Dunk on Billy Sharp. Free kick taken by John Oster. Lewis Dunk goes into the referee's book. Giles Barnes replaces Billy Sharp.

50:17

Gary Dicker takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.

50:11

The ball is swung over by Gary Dicker, clearance by George Friend.

49:52

Short corner taken by Matthew Sparrow.

48:29

Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Inigo Calderon. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Craig Noone from right wing, Gary Woods makes a save.

48:19 +3.19

Headed effort from inside the area by Craig Mackail-Smith misses to the right of the goal.

48:08 +3.08

Inigo Calderon sends in a cross.

47:51 +2.51

Ashley Barnes crosses the ball, George Friend makes a clearance.

47:25

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Naylor.

46:54 +1.54

The offside flag is raised against Ashley Barnes. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

45:42

Short corner taken by Matthew Sparrow from the left by-line.

45:41 +0.41

Ryan Mason crosses the ball.

45:04

Craig Noone is brought on as a substitute for Kazenga LuaLua.

43:47

Gary Dicker takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Gary Woods.

42:57

Billy Sharp has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

40:17

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Mustapha Dumbuya.

38:49

Billy Sharp finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brighton 0-1 Doncaster.

37:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Naylor on Ashley Barnes. Richard Naylor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Casper Ankergren takes the indirect free kick.

36:18

Craig Mackail-Smith produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

36:11

Inigo Calderon sends in a cross.

35:37

Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Richard Naylor manages to make a clearance.

35:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Oster on Kazenga LuaLua. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

33:38

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

33:11

Simon Gillett takes a shot. Clearance by Matthew Sparrow.

32:42

Mustapha Dumbuya delivers the ball, clearance by Lewis Dunk.

32:16

Mustapha Dumbuya delivers the ball.

31:53

Foul by Matthew Sparrow on George Friend, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Oster.

29:43

The ball is sent over by Marcos Painter.

28:35

Foul by Kazenga LuaLua on John Oster, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Woods.

27:16

Kazenga LuaLua goes into the referee's book.

26:40

The referee penalises Ashley Barnes for handball. Free kick taken by John Oster.

25:53

Effort from outside the box by John Oster goes wide right of the target.

25:10

James Coppinger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Marcos Painter takes the free kick.

23:08

A cross is delivered by James Coppinger.

22:11

Gary Dicker challenges James Coppinger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Naylor.

20:45

Kazenga LuaLua fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Spurr receives a yellow card. Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick.

18:48

John Oster concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Mackail-Smith. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

18:13

James Coppinger delivers the ball, Effort on goal by James Hayter from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

17:53

A cross is delivered by Mustapha Dumbuya, Gordon Greer manages to make a clearance.

16:25

The referee blows for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Gary Woods takes the indirect free kick.

15:56

Unfair challenge on James Hayter by Liam Bridcutt results in a free kick. John Oster takes the indirect free kick.

14:53

The ball is crossed by Marcos Painter, save by Gary Woods.

14:35

Short corner taken by Matthew Sparrow from the left by-line.

13:01

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Coppinger.

12:51

John Oster takes a shot. Lewis Dunk gets a block in.

12:26

Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, Lewis Dunk makes a clearance.

12:17

The ball is delivered by John Oster, blocked by Liam Bridcutt.

11:44

Corner taken by James Coppinger played to the near post, clearance made by Gary Dicker.

11:02

Liam Bridcutt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Mason. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.

9:40

Short corner taken by Matthew Sparrow.

9:31

Centre by Inigo Calderon, James Hayter gets a block in.

8:58

Mustapha Dumbuya concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. Marcos Painter takes the direct free kick.

7:09

Matthew Sparrow decides to take the corner short.

6:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Oster on Craig Mackail-Smith. John Oster is cautioned. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

5:11

Unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk by Billy Sharp results in a free kick. Lewis Dunk restarts play with the free kick.

3:56

Inigo Calderon sends in a cross, clearance by Craig Mackail-Smith.

2:59

The ball is delivered by James Coppinger, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

2:26

Ashley Barnes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. George Friend takes the free kick.

1:43

Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.

0:44

Centre by Tommy Spurr.

Match Preview

Hoskins set for Seagulls bow Will Hoskins should be in the Brighton squad for the first competitive match at the new Amex Stadium against Doncaster. Striker Hoskins, a summer buy from Bristol Rovers, missed last weekend's friendly against Tottenham with a hip injury but was back in training on Thursday morning. Hoskins will probably be on the bench with Ashley Barnes likely to get the nod to partner new #2.5million frontman Craig Mackail-Smith. Player/assistant-manager Mauricio Taricco is also fit after a leg knock but fellow defenders Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and Adam El-Abd (foot) are still sidelined by injuries suffered at the end of last season. Winger Will Buckley and full-back Romain Vincelot will hope to make their debuts while wideman Kazenga LuaLua starts after rejoining on loan from Newcastle. Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll could hand a debut to several new signings. Former Derby winger Giles Barnes this week penned a six-month deal following his release from West Bromwich Albion at the end of last season. Barnes appeared in Rovers' final pre-season friendly at Grimsby last Friday. He should be joined in the squad by fellow new recruits Tommy Spurr, Kyle Bennett, James Baxendale, Richard Naylor and Chris Brown. Rovers also this week announced the signing of teenager defender Oscar Radford and Rachid Bouhenna. However, a number of players remain sidelined through injury, including James O'Connor, James Chambers, Martin Woods, Brian Stock, Adam Lockwood, Shelton Martis and Mark Wilson.

Formation:442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

Formation: 442Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Doncaster

  • Casper Ankergren
  • Gordon Greer
  • Lewis Dunk
  • Inigo Calderon
  • Marcos Painter
  • Matthew Sparrow
  • Gary Dicker
  • Kazenga LuaLua
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Craig Mackail-Smith
  • SUBS
  • Peter Brezovan
  • Alan Navarro
  • Craig Noone
  • Romain Vincelot
  • Will Buckley

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Match Report

Seagulls soar on Amex debut Substitute Will Buckley scored twice to christen Brighton's first competitive fixture at their new Amex Stadium with victory over Doncaster in the npower Championship. Things started disappointingly for last season's League One champions, with manager Gus Poyet sent to the stands after kicking over a crate of water bottles in the first-half and Billy Sharp handing Rovers the lead from close-range after 39 minutes. But Buckley, a #1million summer signing from Watford, altered things with a game-changing effort from the bench, equalising in the 83rd-minute and stroking home the winner deep in injury-time. Eight minutes had been added for a nasty injury to Sharp and Buckley took full advantage. Doncaster's first chance came in just the second minute when Sharp struck from 20 yards. Casper Ankergen got down well to save with his feet but Rovers continued to pour forward as Tommy Spurr sent a half-volley over the crossbar. Craig Mackail-Smith earned a promising free-kick for Brighton but Kazenga LuaLua's effort was pawed over by Gary Woods. Doncaster almost went ahead in the 19th minute when James Coppinger's whipped cross found Sharp, who trapped the ball before curling wide of the post from 12 yards. LuaLua was cautioned for diving as Brighton struggled to impose themselves on the game and Poyet's petulant reaction saw him sent to the stands. Ashley Barnes had a glorious chance to open the scoring against the run of play when Lewis Dunk's header caught the away defence off guard, but he delayed his shot and allowed Woods to smother. Rovers went ahead two minutes later when Gary Dicker was dispossessed in midfield by Ryan Mason, who surged forward and found Sharp. Unlike Barnes' earlier effort, Sharp's connection was just good enough to send it trickling over the line via Ankergen. Less than 10 minutes had passed after the restart when a poor tackle from Dunk left Sharp in some distress before being stretchered off the field. Richard Naylor did well to clear the danger after an error from Woods and substitute Craig Noone missed a glorious chance as Doncaster allowed a rejuventated Brighton to set the pace. Doncaster weathered that stormy period and survived again 10 minutes from time when #3.25million signing Mackail-Smith was denied again by Woods. Buckley was given 15 minutes to change things for the home side and he was quick to get on the ball against some tired Doncaster defenders. With eight minutes to go he levelled matters, getting on the end of Liam Bridcutt's free-kick and unleashing a sweetly-struck low shot that fizzed past Woods and into the corner. With seconds remaining Noone and Buckley combined for the dramatic winner, the latter setting himself before burying his shot from 12 yards.

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