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20 November 2017

Albion will pay tribute to Jillian Howell during tonight's game.

Brighton & Hove Albion will pay tribute to the life of Jillian Howell with a minute’s applause during Monday night’s Premier League match against Stoke City at the Amex.

The applause will take place in the 75th minute to commemorate the last goal that Jill celebrated during her life, as Glenn Murray scored the third and final goal from the penalty spot in a 3-0 victory over West Ham United at that time in the game.

The club was one of the loves of Jill’s life and she started regularly going to games when the club moved to Withdean, attending matches with her dad and two nephews.

Jill continued to follow the team at the Amex, and was one of the many fans who went into the pitch to celebrate promotion to the Premier League following a 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic in April.

As well as her love for the football club, Jill was known for her charity work and volunteered for the Samaritans most Saturday mornings, often arriving at the ground just before kick-off.

A full tribute to Jill contributed by her family members: Jo, Matt, Adam and Lauren, will be in tonight’s matchday magazine.

A Just Giving page has been set up in memory of Jill and if you would like to donate, please visit

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