Seagulls downed in Wales
By Adam Marshall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Brighton left Cardiff City pointless after a 2-0 defeat at Ninian Park.
The Seagulls were undone by Peter Thorne's penalty and a killer goal by James Collins three minutes later.
Jobi McAnuff was in impressive form for City and he had an early shot before the double blast left the men from the South Coast on their knees.
Alan Lee headed against the woodwork before Kerry Mayo fouled Richard Langley inside the box. Up stepped Thorne to steer home the spot-kick.
Albion had barely recovered their composure when Collins headed in a free kick by Republic of Ireland international Graham Kavanagh to double the hosts' lead.
McAnuff was unlucky to see a powerful drive come back off the bar as he continued to ask questions of the visitors' defence.
Neil Alexander kept out Nathan Jones during a rare Brighton raid and the keeper made a better stop to frustrate Leon Knight.
Collins proved his worth at the other end by blocking a shot by Richard Carpenter in the dying seconds to help Cardiff keep a clean sheet on their way to three important points.