Bobby Zamora: Brighton winners 'special' for veteran striker

Bobby Zamora
Bobby Zamora scored 83 goals in 136 games for Brighton between 2000 and 2003

Brighton striker Bobby Zamora says scoring a second winning goal in as many games was a great moment.

The 34-year-old came on as a late substitute to seal victory at Leeds on Saturday, netting his first strike for the Championship leaders in 12 years.

Zamora repeated the feat on Tuesday, scoring the decisive goal in Albion's 2-1 win over Bristol City.

"Two goals in two games coming on as a sub is special, especially for myself at Brighton," he told BBC Sussex.

"I don't know what to say really - it was a great occasion.

"It was a reaction finish. When you do shooting practice for that many years, it sort of comes as second nature or instinct, just trying to hit the target."

Zamora's 89th-minute winner at Elland Road at the weekend was his first goal since his summer return to Sussex, coming 4,549 days after his last strike for the club in a 2-2 draw at Grimsby in May 2003.

The ex-Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham and QPR man had featured six times for Brighton this season without finding the net before striking at Leeds.

Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale believes the former England international still has the ability to make an impact in any game.

"When you get a player like Bobby coming on, you know he can do something," Stockdale said.

"He's back. People wondered if it was his last hurrah - but I know there are plenty of legs in that donkey still.

"He is quite quiet but he knows when to talk. With his Premier League experience, it works wonders without him saying anything."