Cardiff City v Brighton and Hove Albion, 09 September 2000

Score1-1
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueNinian Park, Cardiff
Attendance6,741
Brighton were unchanged from the team that trounced Torquay 6-2 last week, and gave further evidence of thier improvement with a solid performance at daunting Ninian Park. After standing firm from the Bluebirds early pressure, the Seagulls soon assumed control. They went close from Gary Hart, Nathan Jones and Paul Watson before Peterborough United loanee Matthew Wicks put them ahead. Watson moved out to the left to accept a short corner from Charlie Oatway for Wicks to head in his left foot cross from an unchallenged position at the near post. Goal ace Bobby Zamora soon had a great chance to make it two, and the miss was to prove costly. A Cardiff corner was only half cleared and, with sixteen players in the box, midfielder Danny Hill netted with a superb chip from eighteen yards out. Rob Earnshaw nearly found an unlikely City winner when he hit an upright with an acrobatic overhead kick.

Goals:

Danny Hill 74 G

Goals:

Matthew Wicks 59 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Walton
Defender Danny Gabbidon
Defender Scott Young
Defender/Centre back David Greene
Defender/Centre back Scott McCulloch
Defender/Midfielder Andy Legg
Midfielder Mark Bonner
Midfielder Danny Hill
Midfielder Josh Low
Forward Paul Brayson
Forward Kevin Nugent

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 Paul Rogers
Midfielder/Forward Gary Hart
Forward Bobby Zamora

Substitutions:

Kevin Evans for Mark Bonner 55
Robert Earnshaw for Josh Low 64
Gethin Jones for Danny Hill 77

Substitutions:

Paul Brooker for Paul Rogers 55
Steve Melton for Gary Hart 68
Scott Ramsay for Bobby Zamora 75

Cards:

Kevin Nugent 35 Y
Danny Hill 58 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Defender Kevin Evans
Midfielder Gethin Jones
Forward Robert Earnshaw

On the bench:

Midfielder Steve Melton
Midfielder/Forward Paul Brooker
Forward Scott Ramsay

Comments:

Cardiff remained unbeaten by Brighton since March 1997, now six meetings ago. Although still unbeaten in 2000/01, this was City's fifth league draw in a row. Scott McCulloch started a League game for the first time while Gethin Jones came on to make his League debut. League position: 10th

Comments:

Brighton have not won at Cardiff since September 1984. Sixteen years earlier, goals from Terry Connor, Gary Howlett, Steve Penney and Frank Worthington scored in a 4-2 old Second Division victory. Alan Cork was Brighton's assistant manager for the 2000 encounter. Eleven days later he became Cardiff's new assistant manager. League position: 15th