Brighton & Hove Albion supporters enjoyed an entertaining 2-2 draw against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road in September 1992.
Ian Stringfellow’s 11th-minute opener for the Tangerines came after a poor Clive Walker clearance. However, Paul Moulden equalised with a header for Albion soon after the break.
Blackpool’s star striker Trevor Sinclair restored the home side’s lead before Albion pulled level again with Robert Codner’s explosive volley from the edge of the area. Having been relegated to the third tier, now renamed Division Two, Barry Lloyd’s Seagulls side consolidated by finishing in ninth position. Ravaged by injuries and suspension, it was Blackpool that faced a relegation battle, ending the campaign in 18th place.
They were boosted by a shock victory at runaway leaders Stoke. In the return game at the Goldstone in April, Sinclair scored a dazzling goal but his side were pegged back at the death by Kurt Nogan’s quick reactions to a fumbled shot to make it 1-1.
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Season’s highs and lows
August: The Seagulls come back from 1-0 down to defeat eventual runners-up Bolton Wanderers 2-1, courtesy of Ian Chapman’s 88th minute run and finish.
September: Matthew Edwards grabs the headlines with an equaliser against mighty Manchester United in the first leg of the League Cup second round first leg.
October: A creditable 1-0 defeat in the second leg sees Brighton go out but make £92,000 from the tie, a timely boost given the club’s financial plight.
November: Andy Kennedy hits four goals in three wins as Brighton move up to ninth and dispatch Hayes in the the FA Cup first round.
December: Kurt Nogan opens his account with a very lucky winner against Bournemouth in the Football League Trophy, the start of five successive victories.
January: Matthew Edwards’s goal ensures Brighton beat Portsmouth the FA Cup third round before losing to Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford.
February: Having lost to Exeter in the Football League Trophy in midweek at the Goldstone, Brighton return to defeat the same visitors 3-0 on the Saturday.
March: Andy Kennedy scores twice as promotion chasing West Bromwich Albion are overcome 3-1 at the Goldstone.
April: Kurt Nogan scores seven goals in five games. Meanwhile, Mark Beeney is sold to Leeds United for £350,000.
May: John Byrne returns, scoring twice on the last day of the season, a 3-2 victory over bottom club Chester City.
Born on this day…
João Teixeira was born on 18th January 1993, the day Brighton beat Walsall 4-2 in a Football League Trophy second round tie at the Goldstone.