Lincoln City v Brighton and Hove Albion, 26 August 2000

Score2-0 to Lincoln City
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueSincil Bank
Attendance3,024
Brighton lost their first 2000-01 away game at Southend by a 0-2 margin, and manager Micky Adams saw his charges sink to the same scoreline as Lincoln bounced back from a 1-6 midweek Worthington Cup drubbing at Sheffield United. Albion were only left with themselves to blame though as they won the 'attempts on goal' contest by a 16-8 tally. The Imps' hero was keeper Alan Marriott who produced a string of impressive saves. Having repelled the growing pressure, Lincoln went up the other end and did what they do best. From one of their five corners (Brighton had 16), Paul Mayo's deep kick from the right caused havoc in the Seagulls' area for Steve Holmes to stoop and head home. To add insult to the visitors' injustice, Dave Cameron ignored the Albion offside appeals to put City two to the good minutes later. The Scottish striker's short stay with Brighton ended in February following public criticism from the Withdean management.

Goals:

Steve Holmes 34 G
David Cameron 38 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alan Marriott
Defender/Centre back Grant Brown
Defender/Centre back Steve Holmes
Defender/Centre back Richard Logan
Defender/Midfielder Paul Mayo
Defender/Midfielder Paul Smith
Midfielder John Finnigan
Midfielder Paul Miller
Midfielder Justin Walker
Forward David Cameron
Forward Gavin Gordon

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Cartwright
Defender/Right back Paul Watson
Defender/Centre back Andy Crosby
Defender/Centre back Danny Cullip
Defender/Midfielder Kerry Mayo
Midfielder Charlie Oatway
Midfielder Paul Rogers
Midfielder/Forward Paul Brooker
Midfielder/Forward Gary Hart
Forward Scott Ramsay
Forward Bobby Zamora

Substitutions:

Substitutions:

Nathan Jones for Scott Ramsay 61

Cards:

Paul Smith 74 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

On the bench:

Midfielder Nathan Jones

Comments:

Dave Cameron's first goal for Lincoln clinched the Imps' first win of the season. League position: 13th

Comments:

This was Brighton's tenth visit to Sincil Bank, and the first time they had failed to score. Nathan Jones was making his league debut for Albion. League Position: 15th