The BBC Sussex commentator looks back at the best game from last season.
BBC Sussex commentator Johnny Cantor rarely misses a Brighton & Hove Albion fixture, providing fans commentary of both home and away fixtures on the radio and Seagulls Player HD.
Having watched the Seagulls come within two goals of the Premier League, the experienced commentator has picked his five favourite Albion performances of the season in no particular order.
LEEDS 1 ALBION 2
Solly March put Albion ahead early on at Elland Road only for Liam Cooper to soon level matters, however Bobby Zamora found the net for the first time in 12 years in an Albion shirt to snatch the points for the Seagulls.
Cantor on late Leeds victory, “The overall team performance was excellent, but Leeds away was all about one man, Bobby Zamora. Having returned to the club, he did what he did in his first spell and was the match winner once again, vindicating his return.
ALBION 3 CHARLTON 2
A shocking start saw Chris Hughton’s side go 2-0 down within five minutes at the Amex to struggling Charlton, as the club’s unbeaten run looked in serious danger. The second half will remain a memorable one in fans’ minds, as James Wilson’s solo goal gave the Seagulls hope, before Bobby Zamora equalised late on and just two minutes later, Tomer Hemed headed the winner.
Cantor on Charlton comeback, “What an incredible comeback from 2-0 down. The team showed the character and never-say-die attitude to turn the game around, and it was this attitude that epitomised the team all season.”
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ALBION 4 QPR 0
Having put five past Fulham at the Amex just four days earlier, even the most positive of fans may not have expected a repeat performance so soon afterwards, but they certainly got one. It took Albion a while to break down the Londoners, with Anthony Knockaert’s free-kick in first-half stoppage time putting the Seagulls ahead. Jiri Skalak’s goal of the season was then followed by goals from Connor Goldson and a second from Knockaert to complete the rout.
Cantor on QPR win, “It was just another demonstration of good recruitment at the club and it was Anthony Knockaert’s night. Two goals from the Frenchman and an inspirational performance proved it was an important January signing coming good.”
BIRMINGHAM 1 ALBION 2
Albion claimed another important win on the road with two headed goals from Connor Goldson and Lewis Dunk, after bouncing back from falling behind early on.
Cantor on Birmingham win, “This one was about the young guns. Two goals from Dunk and Goldson who were not only representing the youth in the squad, but talent as well. It showed how important they were as they became the lynch pins in Albion’s defence for the second half of the season."
BRISTOL CITY 0 ALBION 4
Albion’s biggest-ever away win in the second tier was brought about in clinical fashion. Jamie Murphy got the ball rolling, before Sam Baldock blasted in a second to put the Seagulls two goals to the good at the break. Tomer Hemed poked in a third and a Mark Little own goal made it four. The Seagulls’ clean sheet could have been ruined, but Kieran Agard smashed a late free-kick off the bar.
Cantor on Bristol triumph, “Despite the fact Bristol started well, Albion blew them away. Murphy set the tone and the game had everything including a missed penalty, on a night where it all went right for the Seagulls.”