Brighton 1-0 Nott'm Forest

Substitute Will Buckley snatched the points for Brighton with an injury-time winner as Albion beat Nottingham Forest to climb back into the play-off places.

The defeat left the visitors languishing in the bottom three.

Buckley's goal was the only highlight of a dreadful encounter at the Amex Stadium, which was hardly surprising given both sides' recent form.

Buckley scored when he collected Craig Mackail-Smith's pass 12 yards out and beat Lee Camp at the near post.

Little happened in the first half other than a speculative shot from Paul Anderson and a Radoslaw Majewski free-kick over the crossbar three minutes before the break.

The second half was not much better. Marcus Tudgay and Garath McCleary had chances within five minutes of the restart, both missing the target when they should have done better.

At the other end, Noone headed wide from 12 yards out, Anderson tried his luck from long range again before Tudgay, McCleary and Majewski followed his lead, all failing to trouble Brighton goalkeeper Casper Ankergren.

However, Buckley, a 76th-minute replacement for Craig Noone, broke the deadlock in the second minute of injury time.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 03 Greer
  • 05 Dunk Booked
  • 27 Taricco
  • 36 Jara
  • 08 Navarro (Vincelot - 84' )
  • 11 Noone (Buckley - 76' )
  • 26 Bridcutt
  • 09 Barnes (LuaLua - 55' )
  • 12 Mackail-Smith
  • 13 Paynter

Substitutes

  • 01 Brezovan
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 20 Vincelot
  • 25 LuaLua
  • 30 Buckley

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 03 Cunningham
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Morgan
  • 16 Gunter
  • 07 Anderson (Moloney - 89' )
  • 14 Greening
  • 19 Moussi
  • 28 Majewski
  • 12 McCleary (McGoldrick - 81' )
  • 20 Tudgay Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith
  • 27 Moloney
  • 10 McGugan
  • 17 McGoldrick
  • 23 Blackstock
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 20,358

Match Stats

Shots

2 11

On target

1 2

Corners

5 8

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:56 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +1:14

Assist by Craig Mackail-Smith.

90:00 +1:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Buckley - Brighton 1 - 0 Nott'm For Goal scored by Will Buckley from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 1-0 Nottm Forest.

88:12

Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.

88:12 Substitution

Substitution Paul Anderson goes off and Brendan Moloney comes on.

88:12 Booking

Booking Lewis Dunk is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

87:49

Unfair challenge on David McGoldrick by Lewis Dunk results in a free kick.

85:54

Jonathan Greening takes a outswinging corner.

85:11

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Greening from the right by-line to the near post.

84:42

Foul by Chris Gunter on Billy Paynter, free kick awarded. Mauricio Taricco restarts play with the free kick.

83:42 Substitution

Substitution Alan Navarro goes off and Romain Vincelot comes on.

80:32 Substitution

Substitution David McGoldrick on for Garath McCleary.

78:12

Corner taken right-footed by Will Buckley from the left by-line to the near post, Kazenga LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

75:12 Substitution

Substitution Will Buckley is brought on as a substitute for Craig Noone.

74:53

Radoslaw Majewski has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

71:11

Chris Gunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua. Mauricio Taricco takes the direct free kick.

70:11

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Gunter, Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.

69:47

Garath McCleary has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

67:41

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Greening, clearance by Mauricio Taricco.

67:06

Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Greening from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Casper Ankergren.

65:42

Unfair challenge on Garath McCleary by Kazenga LuaLua results in a free kick. Chris Gunter restarts play with the free kick.

64:52 Booking

Booking Marcus Tudgay is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

64:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Marcus Tudgay. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

61:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chambers on Billy Paynter. Direct free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

59:13

Effort from outside the area by Marcus Tudgay goes wide right of the goal.

58:04

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Craig Noone misses to the right of the target.

57:07

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Gunter from the right by-line, save by Casper Ankergren.

56:20

Paul Anderson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:02

Craig Noone takes the outswinging corner, save made by Lee Camp.

54:18 Substitution

Substitution Kazenga LuaLua on for Ashley Barnes.

53:06

Ashley Barnes fouled by Guy Moussi, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.

48:29

Garath McCleary takes a shot.

46:11

Header from close in by Marcus Tudgay misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

43:52

Craig Noone takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Marcus Tudgay.

43:29

The referee gives a free kick against Radoslaw Majewski for handball. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

41:36

Alan Navarro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay. Strike on goal comes in from Radoslaw Majewski from the free kick.

38:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Greg Cunningham takes the direct free kick.

38:32

Guy Moussi challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mauricio Taricco.

33:16

Foul by Gordon Greer on Radoslaw Majewski, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jonathan Greening, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

31:34

Craig Noone decides to take a short corner.

31:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Cunningham on Gonzalo Jara Reyes. Craig Noone restarts play with the free kick.

29:21

Handball decision goes against Ashley Barnes. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

25:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on Greg Cunningham. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

25:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Radoslaw Majewski on Craig Noone. Mauricio Taricco takes the direct free kick.

20:24

Craig Noone decides to take the corner short.

18:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Jonathan Greening. Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

14:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk by Chris Gunter. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.

13:02

Right-footed shot by Paul Anderson went wide left of the net.

11:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Barnes on Chris Gunter. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

9:46

Wes Morgan fouled by Craig Mackail-Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

8:44

Jonathan Greening decides to take the corner short.

4:55

Marcus Tudgay challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

3:08

Garath McCleary concedes a free kick for a foul on Gonzalo Jara Reyes. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.

1:02

Jonathan Greening takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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