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21 April 2017

Look back at three past matches between Albion and Norwich


Norwich 0-1 Brighton, 1966/67, League Cup

Archie Macaulay’s Albion side began the Division Three season disastrously and were bottom after six matches. However, a brief respite was earned in the League Cup where a 1-0 victory over Leyton Orient at the Goldstone set up this encounter at Carrow Road. Charlie Livesey’s second half goal provided a minor cup shock over the Second Division side. In the following round, Albion went on to beat another Division Two side, Coventry, who would be crowned as champions at the end of the campaign. Brighton were eventually knocked out by Northampton but found the way to Division Three survival, finishing two points above the drop.



Brighton 2-4 Norwich, 1979/80, Division One

The newly promoted Seagulls found life in the top flight difficult, as shown by this high scoring home defeat in October. Steve Goble’s lovely chip for the visitors embarrassed Graham Moseley in the Albion goal. However, Steve Foster’s first goal for Albion, from a loose ball after Gerry Ryan’s corner, restored parity. Gary Stevens showed tenacity and precision on the right wing to supply Ryan to give Albion the lead, but goals by Graham Paddon, Alan Taylor and Kevin Reeves meant the Canaries ran away with it in the second half. The game was marred by a controversial incident where Andy Rollings was sent off for retaliation after heavy treatment by Justin Fashanu throughout the game.



Brighton 1-0 Norwich, 1982/83, FA Cup

Before a huge 28,800 crowd at the Goldstone, Jimmy Melia’s side defeated fellow First Division side Norwich in a quarter-final tie in March. Melia and chief coach George Aitken had taken over in December 1982 following Mike Bailey’s departure. Their first game involved a triumphant 3-0 success over the Canaries, but a single Jimmy Case goal here was enough to take the Seagulls to the semi-finals for the first time. Case latched onto a ball and ran on, despite some rough treatment from a defender, to convert his chance in the second half.

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