Will Buckley scored for the second successive Championship game as Brighton won at Peterborough to remain in touch of the play-off places.

Buckley netted both his team's goals at London Road, grabbing his first after a mistake by goalkeeper Joe Lewis.

Peterborough substitute David Ball equalised from close-range, giving the hosts hope of a draw.

But Buckley bagged the winner with a clinical finish from the edge of the penalty area.

Changes were inevitable for Brighton after they were taken to extra-time and penalties by Wrexham in the FA Cup in midweek , and boss Gus Poyet made four.

But Brighton looked fresh and created chances from the start, with Matt Sparrow and Craig Mackail-Smith each coming close.

The visitors eventually went ahead after Sinclair fouled Adam El-Abd wide on the left, and Buckley floated the resulting free-kick over Lewis's head into the net.

Peterborough responded well and Peter Brezovan had to get down to deny Sinclair before Ryan Tunnicliffe sent a shot over the crossbar.

Sparrow threatened again early in the second half but Posh were soon on the offensive again and Taylor tested Brezovan with a 20-yard drive.

Ball levelled after 72 minutes, scoring from close range after being teed up by Tunnicliffe.

It looked like that would be enough to earn a point but, with two minutes remaining, Buckley beat Lewis with a drive from the edge of the box that flew into the roof of the net.

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