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LOOK BACK: FIRST DAY OF THE SEASON 2015/16

20 June 2016

Reflect on a memorable opening day win for Albion.


With the 2016/17 fixture release day almost upon us, we take a look back at where last season’s memorable campaign began.



ALBION 1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 0
 
After a season to forget in 2014/15, Chris Hughton took the summer to rebuild the Albion squad having steered the Seagulls to safety after taking the reins in January.
 
Forest and Albion were in charge of kicking off the league season in front of the Sky cameras at the Amex in a Friday night match, with both sides hopeful of securing a top-six finish come May.
 
Both teams struck the woodwork in the first half, with Henri Lansbury clipping the outside of the post for the visitors, while Beram Kayal crashed a low drive against the base of the post for Albion.

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Tomer Hemed was denied a debut goal after a superb save from Dorus De Vries, but there was nothing the keeper could do to deny Kazenga LuaLua in the second half.
 
Albion’s Congolese winger shifted the ball onto his left foot before firing low into the far corner to set the Seagulls off to a winning start.
 
The 2016/17 fixtures are due to be released at 9am this Wednesday and fans can find out where Albion’s new season kicks-off right here at seagulls.co.uk.

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