Relive a cracking strike against the Owls in an FA Cup Semi-Final
Brighton 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
16th April 1983, FA Cup Semi-Final, Highbury
Jimmy Case was a sharp-shooting, hard-as-nails midfielder who joined the Seagulls in the summer of 1981. Although he made a slow start to life on the south coast, he really came into form for the Albion in the FA Cup in 1982/83, scoring against Liverpool, Manchester City and Norwich City to help Brighton progress in a famous cup run.
Tony Grealish backheeled a free-kick to roll the ball to Case, who hit an incredible blockbuster of a shot that ripped into the net, past a helpless Bob Bolder.
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Why this goal mattered
It put Albion 1-0 up in a 2-1 victory that is one of the sweetest days in the club’s history, paving a way for an unprecedented appearance in the FA Cup Final.
Case went on to join Southampton in March 1985. After spells with Bournemouth, Halifax, Wrexham, Darlington and Sittingbourne, he returned to the Goldstone as a player from 1993. He went on to manage the Seagulls in 1995-96. In 2015, his autobiography, Hard Case, was published.
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