Albion supporters overcame Crystal Palace fans at the Dripping Pan.
Two early goals ensured the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund’s annual charity match was won by Brighton & Hove Albion supporters.
The group of Seagulls fans defeated rival supporters from Crystal Palace 2-1, thanks to a magnificent free-kick from Lawrence Edwards and a close-range finish from Declan Brewster.
Palace did hit back with a late penalty but the Seagulls side held on to reclaim the trophy they agonisingly lost last year at the Amex.
Albion CEO Paul Barber, who was part of the matchday management team for the Brighton side alongside Paul Rogers and Brett Mendoza, was full of praise for the players after the game.
He said, “We had a fantastic start to the game, got ourselves ahead and played well. Second half was a little bit backs to the wall but we did the job and got the win.
“Every year we see these guys go out and raise money, and it all goes to a fantastic cause in Robert’s memory.”
REMF Chairman Mike Langridge showed his appreciation to those involved after the fund surpassed the £8000 mark.
“Without the help of all the players, the people that turn up to support, Lewes Football Club, Paul Barber, Paul Rogers and everybody else that makes this happen, we couldn’t raise the money.
“It isn’t just myself and Brett [Mendoza] that do this, it is everybody that gets involved and the people that come to watch us, so thank you to everyone.”