Brighton and Hove Albion v Torquay United, 02 September 2000

Score6-2 to Brighton and Hove Albion
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueWithdean Stadium, Brighton
Attendance5,804
After a terrible August when Albion lost three out of four league games, Brighton got their promotion ambitions back on track with a sound drubbing of their south coast rivals. Only five days after being booed off the Withdean pitch for a dire display against Kidderminster, Torquay suffered a severe backlash. In the contest of the Seagulls and ther Gulls, it was Brighton who got off to a flyer when young goal ace Bobby Zamora set out on his way to his second hat-trick for his new club. The 19 year-old striker made it 11 in 12 League starts with two bullet headers then a confident left foot strike from 12 yards. Another new Seagull got in on the act to announce his arrival. Left wing back Nathan Jones struck twice. His first goals for the Sussex club came via a cross shot from a tight angle, then a powerful header from the penalty spot distance. It was Gary Hart who made up the half dozen when he stabbed home Kerry Mayo's long throw. Brighton took it easy after going three up in half an hour. It allowed Torquay to sneak in for their double. Kevin Parker saw his left foot shot go past Mark Cartwright. Frenchman Jules Mendy then wriggled past two challenges before netting with his right foot. Both were first Gull goals but were of little consolation. To make matters worse, they had big Jimmy Aggrey sent-off for violent conduct. He had also been booked in each of his three previous 2000-01 Div Three appearances.

Goals:

Bobby Zamora 10 G
Gary Hart 20 G
Nathan Jones 30 G
Nathan Jones 45 G
Bobby Zamora 64 G
Bobby Zamora 85 G

Goals:

Kevin Parker 33 G
Jules Mendy 38 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Cartwright
Defender/Right back Paul Watson
Defender/Centre back Danny Cullip
Defender/Centre back Matthew Wicks
Defender/Midfielder Kerry Mayo
Midfielder Richard Carpenter
Midfielder Nathan Jones
Midfielder Charlie Oatway
Midfielder/Forward Paul Brooker
Midfielder/Forward Gary Hart
Forward Bobby Zamora

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stuart Jones
Defender Jimmy Aggrey
Defender Troy Douglin
Defender Robbie Herrera
Defender Paul Holmes
Defender/Midfielder Steve Tully
Midfielder Mark Ford
Midfielder Kevin Hill
Midfielder Mick O'Brien
Forward Kevin Parker
Forward Eifion Williams

Substitutions:

Rod Thomas for Paul Brooker 62
Paul Rogers for Matthew Wicks 68
Scott Ramsay for Gary Hart 77

Substitutions:

Jules Mendy for Troy Douglin 25
Jimmy Benefield for Kevin Hill 59
Ryan Ashington for Kevin Parker 86

Cards:

Gary Hart 62 Y

Cards:

Troy Douglin 13 Y
Steve Tully 65 Y
Jimmy Aggrey 75 R

On the bench:

Midfielder Paul Rogers
Midfielder Rod Thomas
Forward Scott Ramsay

On the bench:

Midfielder Ryan Ashington
Midfielder Jimmy Benefield

Comments:

This was Brighton's biggest win against Torquay since 15 September 1956 (6-0). This was Albion's 27th win in 73 League meetings . Torquay have won 26. League Position: 13th

Comments:

This was the first time Torquay had conceded six in an away game since they went to Reading in April 1992. League Position: 21st