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19 December 2015


Brighton & Hove Albion (0) 2
Clarke
Ward


Middlesbrough (0) 1 Burns

Division One, 19 April 1980.

Attendance 20,427.

The attendance meant that over a million spectators had passed through the turnstiles in Brighton’s fixtures home and away, the first time this had happened in a single season in the club’s history.

With few fears of relegation, Alan Mullery’s side overcame a dour Middlesbrough side to remain in 16th place in the top flight. Boro eventually finished in ninth spot.

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Brighton

1. Graham Moseley- Had a fine season after finally winning the battle for the number one jersey with Eric Steele, who joined Watford.

2. Gary Stevens- Hugely impressive youngster who made the step up to first-team action with consummate ease.

3. Gary Williams- Had recently scored the winner at the Goldstone Ground against European champions Nottingham Forest in the previous month.

4. Brian Horton- Played manfully throughout the season with Albion, under the cosh in midfield for long periods against classy opposition.

5. Steve Foster- The club’s player of the year in his first campaign with the Seagulls.

6. Peter Suddaby- Experienced defender who made a profound difference to the organisation in defence.

7. Neil McNab- A signing from Bolton who ended up relegated that season.

8. Peter Ward- Had his penalty saved two minutes from the end but converted the rebound.

9. Ray Clarke- His brave diving header gave Clarke his ninth of the season for the Albion.

10. Mark Lawrenson- His powerful run was brought down by Billy Ashcroft leading to the penalty.

11. Peter O’Sullivan- Was looking forward to a richly deserved testimonial at the end of the season.

Sub 12. Gerry Ryan (for Suddaby)- Made 36 appearances in the league season, including 11 from the bench.


Middlesbrough

1.Jim Stewart- Third choice Scottish keeper at the 1974 World Cup. Saved Ward’s penalty but could not stop the rebound.

2.John Craggs- Right-back who switched from rivals Newcastle in 1971 Ever-present for Boro in 1979/80.

3.Irving Nattrass- Another player who switched from North East rivals Newcastle. Signed for Boro in a £375,000 deal in 1979.

4.Craig Johnston- Later scored an equaliser for Liverpool against Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup tie.

5.Billy Ashcroft- Brought down Lawrenson for the penalty near the end.

6.Tony McAndrew- Aston Villa’s current youth team coach. McAndrew was a tough tackling centre-half.

7.Terry Cochrane- This winger was a record £233,000 signing for Middlesbrough from Burnley in October 1978.

8.Mark Proctor -Highly rated midfielder who made 109 league appearances for Boro before joining Nottingham Forest in 1981. Later returned to Ayresome Park in 1989.

9.David Hodgson- Second top scorer with seven Division One goals in 1979/90.

10.Micky Burns- Also scored in the 1-1 draw with the Seagulls at Ayresome Park in November 1979.

11.David Armstrong- England international midfielder who was ever-present for Boro in 1979/80.

Sub 12. Graeme Hedley (for Nattrass)- Midfielder who made 50 appearances for Boro between 1975 and 1982.

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