Brighton 2-1 Blackburn
(28 April 1979, Division Two, Goldstone Ground)
Centre-back Andy Rollings was a rookie centre-back who was just 19 when he was signed by Brian Clough. Over time, he improved immensely into a consistent defender that was commanding in the air and strong in the tackle.
Gary Williams delivered a deep diagonal free-kick from the left-flank and Rollings met it with his head around the penalty spot. The ball seemed to take an age before looping into the near post.
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Why this goal mattered
The goal put Brighton 2-0 up in their final home game of the celebrated 1978/79 season when the Seagulls were promoted to the First Division.
Andy is now proprietor of the Chalet café in Preston Park. He is also a matchday host at the Amex where he meets and greet fans in the 1901 Club.