Hutchings bemoans slow start

17 January 2010 11:52
Goals from Glenn Murray and Nicky Forster helped the Seagulls to a third successive away win in all competitions, while former Albion star Matt Richards responded for the Saddlers.

The Saddlers were rusty having not played for a month due to the recent adverse weather conditions, and Hutchings said: "For the first 20 minutes it looked as though we needed a game. But to be fair both teams did well on a very difficult pitch.

"Troy (Deeney) had a great chance to equalise at the end but the Brighton defender got in a great block.

"I thought we deserved a draw and we should have had a penalty in the first half when Darren Byfield was brought down from behind.

"It's a pity to lose after the ground staff and the chairman had worked tirelessly to get this match on."

Source: Team_Talk