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Withdean Stadium (ATT 6,238) 29th August 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Gallagher

Brighton Brighton and Hove Albion vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Seagulls sink Pilgrims

By James Pearson.   Last Updated: 29/08/05 4:51pm

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Brighton secured their first Championship win of the campaign following a fully-deserved 2-0 win over Plymouth at The Withdean Stadium.

Jake Robinson opened the scoring with a well-taken goal after 11 minutes with Richard Carpenter's second just after the interval securing the points.

Brighton began the better of the sides and their endeavour was rewarded when young striker Robinson netted his second goal of the season.

The striker slotted through the legs of keeper Romain Larrieu and scored - despite the best efforts of Rufus Brevett to clear off the line.

The home side continued to dominate the proceedings with Carpenter and Paul McShane going close, while at the other end Paul Wotton stung Wayne Henderson's fingers with a fine free kick.

Leon Knight came close to getting his name on the scoresheet with a fine volley from a tight angle, while Mathias Doumbe should have done better from close range just before the interval from Taribo West's cross.

Plymouth's hopes of turning things around after the break faded just a minute in with Carpenter lashing home from outside the box following good work down the left from Albert Jarrett.

Knight was then through on goal but failed to get any purchase on his shot while at the other end Henderson had to be on his guard to save West's long-range effort.

Dean Hammond should have added a third late on for The Seagulls but he headed Carpenter's cross over the bar, however it did not prove costly as Brighton claimed the victory.



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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23


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