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Matchday Live: Brighton v Cherries
Updated 4:59pm Wednesday 1st January 2014 in Sport
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- Live score: Brighton 1 (Ward) Cherries 1 (Grabban pen).
- Brighton: (4-3-2-1) Kuszczak; Calderon, Upson, El-Abd, Ward; Crofts; Ince; Lopez, Bridcutt; LuaLua; Ulloa. Subs: Andrews, Dunk, Barnes, Agustien, Orlandi, Chicksen, Brezovan.
- Cherries: (4-1-4-1) Camp; Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels; O'Kane; Ritchie, Surman, Arter, Pugh; Grabban. Subs: Pitman, Harte, MacDonald, Fraser, Addison, Rantie, Allsop.
That's it... Finishes 1-1 at the Amex. Cherries probably unlucky not to go home with all three points, but draw away from home always a good result.
Reaction and report coming up online shortly.
Great block from Surman and another good save from Camp as Brighton bombard the box.
Calderon skews his shot horribly wide.
Charlie Daniels runs length of the pitch and shoots, but Kuszczak is equal to it.
So close! Ashley Barnes's header comes back off the bar for Albion.
It's 1-1. Goalmouth scramble, two last-ditch clearances from Tommy Elphick but Stephen Ward forces it home.
Kuszczak saves well from Arter
Brett Pitman on for Lewis Grabban
Another great save by Lee Camp, denying Barnes a header from Agustien's cross.
Ryan Fraser's shot is saved by Kuszczak.
Corner now to Cherries on the left
Attendance today is 28, 282 with 1,668 from Bournemouth.
Couple of good tackles from Simon Francis on LuaLua
Ashley Barnes comes on for David Lopez for Albion.
El-Abd's header goes wide as Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.
Cherries pressing Brighton superbly, forcing them back towards keeper Kuszczak.
Ryan Fraser about to come on for Cherries.
Agustien on for Andrew Crofts for Brighton
Simon Francis's free kick flies well wide
El-Abd booked for a cynical foul on Charlie Daniels
Ritchie shot flies over from distance.
Cleared by Ward
Corner to Albion now. Real pressure and crowd lifted.
Wow! Tremendous curling shot from LuaLua comes back off the bar with Camp beaten. So lucky for Cherries.
Brighton continue to dominate but Cherries holding firm at the moment.
Kuszczak denies Grabban from close range
Shot from Ritchie is blocked.
Good start to the half from Brighton... Cherries will need to be fully focused to hang on to their lead.
Teams coming back out for the second half.. Can Cherries hang on?
1-0 to Cherries. A chorus of boos from the home fans directed to the officials after the penalty decision. Looked harsh on Calderon who appeared to tackle Pugh fairly.
Good defending by Elphick and Ward as the half draws to a close.
Two minutes of stoppage time.... Just as well as Cherries struggle to maintain possession.
Conditions playing their part as this game has really failed to ignite. Rugged midfield battle at the moment.
Another free kick from Albion sails into the Cherries box but this time it's out of play.
Punched away by Camp.
Free kick now in dangerous position for Brighton
Bad challenge from Harry Arter on Liam Bridcutt and the Cherries man is booked.
Shouts for another penalty as Surman goes to ground... Waved away this time.
Marc Pugh fires well wide for Cherries.
Apologies again... More technical problems but hoping it's sorted now.
Massive apologies... The Amex may be a new stadium but the WIFI is as bad as every other ground in the country.
While I was away, Cherries have taken the lead from the penalty spot after Marc Pugh was felled by Inigo Calderon. Lewis Grabban dispatched the spot kick.
Good tackle from Elliott Ward on Ulloa as the Seagulls man shaped to shoot from inside the box.
Cherries looking sharp during the opening exchanges
Brighton to kick off
Teams coming out on to the pitch now...
2:43pm Wed 1 Jan 14
my prediction 2-1 to the cherries, with rantie coming on to score the winner! UTC
2:51pm Wed 1 Jan 14
Great to see Camp is in goal for us today :-)
In other news away from the Amex, midfielder Joe Partington has joined Aldershot on loan.
2:02pm Wed 1 Jan 14
Good luck today and safe journey to all that have traveled to Brighton. There is some strong wind out there let alone the rain.
Come on the mighty Cherries
Good afternoon from a wet and windy Amex Stadium... Eddie Howe has made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Ipswich. Ryan Fraser drops to the bench with Marc Pugh restored to the starting line-up, while Josh McQuoid drops out of the squad and Harry Arter returns to the midfield following his one-match ban.
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