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10 September 2015




HULL (1) 2
Roberts,
McEwan (pen)


ALBION (2) 3
Saunders,
Connor 2

FA Cup fourth round, 25th Jan 1986

Attendance: 12,228

The Seagulls went into this match in optimistic mood having humbled First Division Newcastle United 2-0 at St James’ Park; Peter Beardsley and Paul Gascoigne could not stop Chris Cattlin’s side gaining a shock FA Cup third round victory.

In the following round against Hull on a frosty pitch, the Seagulls took the initiative, once more racing to a 2-0 lead. Even so, it was no cakewalk as the Tigers’ player-boss Brian Horton rolled back the years, tussling with Brighton’s Dennis Mortimer and Danny Wilson in a tough midfield battle. In the end, though, the sharp-shooting of Terry Connor proved decisive.

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Hull City

1. Tony Norman- Solid, reliable keeper who was ever-present in 1985/86.

2. Richard Jobson- A bargain £50,000 buy from Watford in March 1985. Richard played UEFA Cup football with the Hornets.

3. Gary Swann- Former Hull apprentice back in 1978.

4. Bobby Doyle- The Dumbarton-born midfielder had joined the Tigers earlier on in the season. Appeared to foul Danny Wilson in the build up to Hull’s first goal.

5. Peter Skipper-A Hull-born defender in his second spell with the club, having rejoined from Darlington in 1982.

6. Stan McEwan- Made no mistake from the spot to make it 2-2 after 58 minutes.

7. Brian Horton- Appointed player-manager in May 1984 and made 22 league appearances in the Third Division promotion winning side of 1984/85.

8. Frankie Bunn- Top scorer in the league with 14 goals in Division Two in 1985/86.

9. Andy Flounders- A goal threat with ten league goals during the season. Famously hit six goals for Oldham against Scarborough in the League Cup in 1989.

10 Billy Askew- This midfielder joined after a trial period in 1982. Made 32 league appearances in 1985/86.

11 Garreth Roberts- Club captain who scored Hull City’s first in the match, a left-footed curler past Perry Digweed.


Albion

1. Perry Digweed- Back in first-team action after missing the whole of the previous season due to the form of Moseley.

2. Chris Hutchings- The Seagulls defender had scored the only goal in the previous season’s FA Cup encounter with Hull.

3. Graham Pearce- Former Barnet left-back. The only survivor from the FA Cup Final team of 1983.

4. Danny Wilson- Industrious, influential midfielder who joined the Albion from Nottingham Forest in January 1984.

5. Eric Young- Tall central defender with aerial prowess who joined Brighton from Slough, making excellent progress.

6. Gary O’Reilly- Former Tottenham defender who joined Brighton in 1984, making his debut against Notts County at the Goldstone in August that year.

7. Dean Saunders- The Welshman made the breakthrough on 19 minutes, scoring off keeper Tony Norman to grab his twelfth goal of the season.

8. Steve Penney- Involved in the first goal with a long throw, and then supplied Connor with a great cross for the second.

9. Justin Fashanu- Conceded a penalty for handball although to Albion fans it looked like he may have been pushed.
 
10. Terry Connor-
Grabbed two goals including the winner, as he headed in Dennis Mortimer’s cross for a narrow victory.

11. Dennis Mortimer- Showed his persistence, whipping in a second cross after the first one had been blocked for Connor’s winner.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V HULL CITY 

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V ROTHERHAM UNITED 

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 7.45PM



ALBION V CARDIFF CITY

SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER, KICK-OFF 3PM



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