Late double sends Seagulls flying

Leo Ulloa celebrates after scoring the first goal (photos Simon Dack)

Leo Ulloa bags the first goal from close range

Stephen Ward adds the second

First published in Sport
Last updated
by

Albion stuck twice in the last 13 minutes to stun QPR – and put their play-off bid right back on course.

The Seagulls got through a lot of defending in their 2-0 home win.

And they pounced with devastating effect to claim a momentous result.

Leo Ulloa stretched to prod home a superb Bruno cross on 77 minutes after the full-back had worked a clever one-two with Keith Andrews.

Then Stephen Ward turned home Kazenga LuaLua’s 86th minute corner.

QPR were generally on top in terms of possession and chances.

But Tomasz Kuszczak tipped over a Ravel Morrison blast and then finger-tipped away an angled drive by the same player.

There were numerous escapes in the home penalty area but the Seagulls, who did not muster an on-target effort until the 68th minute worked hard – and then pounced.

Comments (36)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:51pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Clean Sheet says...

Great result Albion. A hard working clean sheet, and a couple of late goals. Fantastic.
Great result Albion. A hard working clean sheet, and a couple of late goals. Fantastic. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 13

9:52pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

My wife is a devoted QPR fan so it think it's is my turn to put the kettle on.
My wife is a devoted QPR fan so it think it's is my turn to put the kettle on. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 8

9:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
My wife is a devoted QPR fan so it think it's is my turn to put the kettle on.
I'm still trying to explain the rules to mine, but i'll make a pot of coffee, what a super result, and what a bummer that Forest managed to level the score
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: My wife is a devoted QPR fan so it think it's is my turn to put the kettle on.[/p][/quote]I'm still trying to explain the rules to mine, but i'll make a pot of coffee, what a super result, and what a bummer that Forest managed to level the score VegasSeagull
  • Score: 14

9:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

tug509 says...

I think I`m in the majority when I say YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSS
SSSSSSSSSSSSSS .

On a more controlled and sensible view YYYYYYYYYYYyEEESSSSS
SSSSSSSS .

UTA
I think I`m in the majority when I say YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSS . On a more controlled and sensible view YYYYYYYYYYYyEEESSSSS SSSSSSSS . UTA tug509
  • Score: 13

10:01pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Nice.
Nice. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

10:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Now let's keep it going UTA great result
Now let's keep it going UTA great result Tonyuk175
  • Score: 6

10:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Norwegian1 says...

Fantastic result!

I really liked the performance of lewis dunk today, who showed us all that we can afford games without greer or Upson

And ulloa aswell, what a HUGE player he is for us.

All the players put in a real team effort tonight, and it paid off, can't wait for the games to come !

UTA
Fantastic result! I really liked the performance of lewis dunk today, who showed us all that we can afford games without greer or Upson And ulloa aswell, what a HUGE player he is for us. All the players put in a real team effort tonight, and it paid off, can't wait for the games to come ! UTA Norwegian1
  • Score: 7

10:21pm Tue 11 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

tough game saturday against an inform side and the ex palarse manager. get a win there and i think will will be on a roll. come on you super seagulls!!!!
tough game saturday against an inform side and the ex palarse manager. get a win there and i think will will be on a roll. come on you super seagulls!!!! albionfan33
  • Score: 6

10:25pm Tue 11 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

On an earlier thread I suggested that this match could give a massive boost to our players confidence and also put a dent in the hearts of QPR, if we won, well we did win and I bet our changing room atmosphere is very different to that of QPR. I am not going to say that the wheels will fall of QPR's play off challenge, but I still think that it's possible that they could drop out of the top six. Another defeat or two will really hurt them, in fact two more defeats in reasonably quick succession might see Arry lose his job before the race for the top six spots is over. Us and Wigan are on the up, QPR and Forest are stuttering, there are going to be some very nervous board members at both clubs.
On an earlier thread I suggested that this match could give a massive boost to our players confidence and also put a dent in the hearts of QPR, if we won, well we did win and I bet our changing room atmosphere is very different to that of QPR. I am not going to say that the wheels will fall of QPR's play off challenge, but I still think that it's possible that they could drop out of the top six. Another defeat or two will really hurt them, in fact two more defeats in reasonably quick succession might see Arry lose his job before the race for the top six spots is over. Us and Wigan are on the up, QPR and Forest are stuttering, there are going to be some very nervous board members at both clubs. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 6

10:26pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Satisfied with that result, Lua Lua seems to have regained his catalystic mojo! UTA!!
Satisfied with that result, Lua Lua seems to have regained his catalystic mojo! UTA!! Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 6

10:37pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Tonyuk175 says...

What different messages tonight think the guys deserve a big pat on back as does Oscar!

UTA

Now let's get ready for a big push win that game in hand and we are right in that mix
What different messages tonight think the guys deserve a big pat on back as does Oscar! UTA Now let's get ready for a big push win that game in hand and we are right in that mix Tonyuk175
  • Score: 4

10:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

impose our game gull says...

Great to see "the Seagulls pounce"!! Overall, tremendous defending - whilst Tomas put in 3 - 4 very decent saves none of them were top draw nor needed to be. Buckley looking very sharp, confident and generally up for it, solid game for sure for Dunk and of course, Upson as ever. Bruno made some shockingly odd decisions at times and easily beaten at others but of course made the goal with a pitch perfect pass at the crucial time.

All in all great to have some luck go in our favour and win a match where we were at times out played at home.

Ref took 40 mins to give a decent decision our way.

Calderon given a run for his money on the entertaining warm up front by Stephens.

Good starting line up and a very positive move, if, it felt, ten mins later than ideal, to bring on Lua Lua for JFC. Within a minute QPR were shaken - clearly nervous of him as soon as he got the ball, Kazenga then took the corner for the 2nd goal and gained 3 excellent fouls that broke up any momentum QPR may have started to gather for a comeback. Great sub!!

UTA!!
Great to see "the Seagulls pounce"!! Overall, tremendous defending - whilst Tomas put in 3 - 4 very decent saves none of them were top draw nor needed to be. Buckley looking very sharp, confident and generally up for it, solid game for sure for Dunk and of course, Upson as ever. Bruno made some shockingly odd decisions at times and easily beaten at others but of course made the goal with a pitch perfect pass at the crucial time. All in all great to have some luck go in our favour and win a match where we were at times out played at home. Ref took 40 mins to give a decent decision our way. Calderon given a run for his money on the entertaining warm up front by Stephens. Good starting line up and a very positive move, if, it felt, ten mins later than ideal, to bring on Lua Lua for JFC. Within a minute QPR were shaken - clearly nervous of him as soon as he got the ball, Kazenga then took the corner for the 2nd goal and gained 3 excellent fouls that broke up any momentum QPR may have started to gather for a comeback. Great sub!! UTA!! impose our game gull
  • Score: 13

10:41pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Conelli98 says...

Fantastic result, Tomaz, Bruno, Ince, Dunk or Upson could of got MOM easily. Not Ulloa as sponsors obviously watching another game! UTA
Fantastic result, Tomaz, Bruno, Ince, Dunk or Upson could of got MOM easily. Not Ulloa as sponsors obviously watching another game! UTA Conelli98
  • Score: 11

10:47pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mark5 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
On an earlier thread I suggested that this match could give a massive boost to our players confidence and also put a dent in the hearts of QPR, if we won, well we did win and I bet our changing room atmosphere is very different to that of QPR. I am not going to say that the wheels will fall of QPR's play off challenge, but I still think that it's possible that they could drop out of the top six. Another defeat or two will really hurt them, in fact two more defeats in reasonably quick succession might see Arry lose his job before the race for the top six spots is over. Us and Wigan are on the up, QPR and Forest are stuttering, there are going to be some very nervous board members at both clubs.
Completely agree Vegas, and so they should be worrying in the boardrooms. QPR have bought quality and have quality available all over the pitch, are 65 million quid in the red yet are ONLY in a play off position!! I have never faltered in my opinion that we would make the play offs and I am even more sure after tonight's result. Given the money spent by the likes of QPR and Forest, it is remarkable that we are where we are, given our change of manager, and injury issues. I don't care what many are saying about Oscar and Jones, they have done a great job, in often difficult circumstances. Whatever happens at the end of the season, we can look forward to some great times ahead!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: On an earlier thread I suggested that this match could give a massive boost to our players confidence and also put a dent in the hearts of QPR, if we won, well we did win and I bet our changing room atmosphere is very different to that of QPR. I am not going to say that the wheels will fall of QPR's play off challenge, but I still think that it's possible that they could drop out of the top six. Another defeat or two will really hurt them, in fact two more defeats in reasonably quick succession might see Arry lose his job before the race for the top six spots is over. Us and Wigan are on the up, QPR and Forest are stuttering, there are going to be some very nervous board members at both clubs.[/p][/quote]Completely agree Vegas, and so they should be worrying in the boardrooms. QPR have bought quality and have quality available all over the pitch, are 65 million quid in the red yet are ONLY in a play off position!! I have never faltered in my opinion that we would make the play offs and I am even more sure after tonight's result. Given the money spent by the likes of QPR and Forest, it is remarkable that we are where we are, given our change of manager, and injury issues. I don't care what many are saying about Oscar and Jones, they have done a great job, in often difficult circumstances. Whatever happens at the end of the season, we can look forward to some great times ahead!! mark5
  • Score: 12

10:48pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Piglet1 says...

Upson and Ince outstanding again.
Upson and Ince outstanding again. Piglet1
  • Score: 8

10:51pm Tue 11 Mar 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Excellent, QPR are there for the taking they've been wobbling for a while, it may be the last time we have to play them as they're heading towards liquidation, ha ha serves them right for overspending 177 million and counting. No one will miss them there's too many clubs in London anyway, they thiught they'd spend their way out of trouble and it's backfired. We should all wave bank notes in their faces just to rub it in! Justice is served tonight.
Excellent, QPR are there for the taking they've been wobbling for a while, it may be the last time we have to play them as they're heading towards liquidation, ha ha serves them right for overspending 177 million and counting. No one will miss them there's too many clubs in London anyway, they thiught they'd spend their way out of trouble and it's backfired. We should all wave bank notes in their faces just to rub it in! Justice is served tonight. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 0

10:54pm Tue 11 Mar 14

OldGull says...

Just back from the match.
Great result and good to see us finishing a match strongly
Dunk,Upson & Ward excellent at the back.
Ince & JFC matched a strong QPR midfield.
Ulloa worked tirelessly up front, again without any protection from the ref.
Bruno once again great going forward but some dodgy moments defending.
UTA
Just back from the match. Great result and good to see us finishing a match strongly Dunk,Upson & Ward excellent at the back. Ince & JFC matched a strong QPR midfield. Ulloa worked tirelessly up front, again without any protection from the ref. Bruno once again great going forward but some dodgy moments defending. UTA OldGull
  • Score: 10

11:00pm Tue 11 Mar 14

AGT999 says...

Brighton beat a very good side tonight, QPR played some excellent football with Barton in the centre of all their good work. Brighton were far better than they were on Saturday, if we can continue playing as today we can still get into the play offs
Brighton beat a very good side tonight, QPR played some excellent football with Barton in the centre of all their good work. Brighton were far better than they were on Saturday, if we can continue playing as today we can still get into the play offs AGT999
  • Score: 9

11:05pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Far gull says...

Great game and could have gone either way at 70 mins. Hold my hands up credit where its due Dunk 8/10had a good game as did Jfc(7/10)(great work ethic tonight) Ince had my visiting Arsenal mate drooling Viera mk2 ???(8/10) Tomaz, Bruno,Ward,Buckley,l
eo,Upson 7 out of 10
Great game and could have gone either way at 70 mins. Hold my hands up credit where its due Dunk 8/10had a good game as did Jfc(7/10)(great work ethic tonight) Ince had my visiting Arsenal mate drooling Viera mk2 ???(8/10) Tomaz, Bruno,Ward,Buckley,l eo,Upson 7 out of 10 Far gull
  • Score: 7

11:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

impose our game gull wrote:
Great to see "the Seagulls pounce"!! Overall, tremendous defending - whilst Tomas put in 3 - 4 very decent saves none of them were top draw nor needed to be. Buckley looking very sharp, confident and generally up for it, solid game for sure for Dunk and of course, Upson as ever. Bruno made some shockingly odd decisions at times and easily beaten at others but of course made the goal with a pitch perfect pass at the crucial time.

All in all great to have some luck go in our favour and win a match where we were at times out played at home.

Ref took 40 mins to give a decent decision our way.

Calderon given a run for his money on the entertaining warm up front by Stephens.

Good starting line up and a very positive move, if, it felt, ten mins later than ideal, to bring on Lua Lua for JFC. Within a minute QPR were shaken - clearly nervous of him as soon as he got the ball, Kazenga then took the corner for the 2nd goal and gained 3 excellent fouls that broke up any momentum QPR may have started to gather for a comeback. Great sub!!

UTA!!
Pretty much this post. Officials tried to hand the result to QPR in the first half,quite bizarre decisions. Have been critical of JFC' s contributions of late, but he worked very hard tonight,one of his best games in a while.

Dunk and Upson were outstanding tonight,no reason to change in my view,Upson is every bit a leader and a captain. Bruno had a very strange game,but the cross for Leo was stunning, great work by Ward to get ahead of his defender for the vital touch.

Ince got stronger and better as the game went on, have very high hopes for him,hope he continues to progress with us,he could be one of the best we've had for many years. Good to see Stephens get on the park, looked good too.

For all the individual quality QPR have, they lack any real team spirit,but when you have average players like Barton on £30 k a week,it's not really surprising. We are still very much in the mix people, shame Reading won tonight,hope Wigan's cup ambitions affect their league form as they are the real form side.
[quote][p][bold]impose our game gull[/bold] wrote: Great to see "the Seagulls pounce"!! Overall, tremendous defending - whilst Tomas put in 3 - 4 very decent saves none of them were top draw nor needed to be. Buckley looking very sharp, confident and generally up for it, solid game for sure for Dunk and of course, Upson as ever. Bruno made some shockingly odd decisions at times and easily beaten at others but of course made the goal with a pitch perfect pass at the crucial time. All in all great to have some luck go in our favour and win a match where we were at times out played at home. Ref took 40 mins to give a decent decision our way. Calderon given a run for his money on the entertaining warm up front by Stephens. Good starting line up and a very positive move, if, it felt, ten mins later than ideal, to bring on Lua Lua for JFC. Within a minute QPR were shaken - clearly nervous of him as soon as he got the ball, Kazenga then took the corner for the 2nd goal and gained 3 excellent fouls that broke up any momentum QPR may have started to gather for a comeback. Great sub!! UTA!![/p][/quote]Pretty much this post. Officials tried to hand the result to QPR in the first half,quite bizarre decisions. Have been critical of JFC' s contributions of late, but he worked very hard tonight,one of his best games in a while. Dunk and Upson were outstanding tonight,no reason to change in my view,Upson is every bit a leader and a captain. Bruno had a very strange game,but the cross for Leo was stunning, great work by Ward to get ahead of his defender for the vital touch. Ince got stronger and better as the game went on, have very high hopes for him,hope he continues to progress with us,he could be one of the best we've had for many years. Good to see Stephens get on the park, looked good too. For all the individual quality QPR have, they lack any real team spirit,but when you have average players like Barton on £30 k a week,it's not really surprising. We are still very much in the mix people, shame Reading won tonight,hope Wigan's cup ambitions affect their league form as they are the real form side. Alfie T
  • Score: 5

11:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Far gull says...

Blooming phones. To finish Lingaard 7/10 that leaves Andrews who at half time i could have shot,we had a player down injured (Dunk as it turned out) and a just hoped it was him and i was ready to carry him off myself . What does he do to get in the side? He did improve second half to get a 5/10 but time for him to go back to Bolton and stay there. I have nevef seen a poorer passer than him at the albion in 35 yrs.!!!!!
Blooming phones. To finish Lingaard 7/10 that leaves Andrews who at half time i could have shot,we had a player down injured (Dunk as it turned out) and a just hoped it was him and i was ready to carry him off myself . What does he do to get in the side? He did improve second half to get a 5/10 but time for him to go back to Bolton and stay there. I have nevef seen a poorer passer than him at the albion in 35 yrs.!!!!! Far gull
  • Score: -3

11:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

Just back from the game and some quick observations.
We played an excellent team who came for a win and played their part in a terrific match . Enjoyed watching Barton and Morrison.
Albion? A massive place-retaining performance by Lewis Dunk. My MOM. Team spirit summed up by Stephen Ward running the full width of the pitch just before QPR kicked off after Ulloa's goal, to congratulate Bruno on his cross for the goal.
I asked two QPR fans in the train queue for their verdict on Brighton. "A battling, hard working side". You cannot ask for anything more.
Just back from the game and some quick observations. We played an excellent team who came for a win and played their part in a terrific match . Enjoyed watching Barton and Morrison. Albion? A massive place-retaining performance by Lewis Dunk. My MOM. Team spirit summed up by Stephen Ward running the full width of the pitch just before QPR kicked off after Ulloa's goal, to congratulate Bruno on his cross for the goal. I asked two QPR fans in the train queue for their verdict on Brighton. "A battling, hard working side". You cannot ask for anything more. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 7

11:22pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Dolph Ins says...

Just back. Can someone else confirm that we ended up playing 4-2-4. Great result. Took my youngest (15 years old ) never been interested in football before and he loved it. Hopefully we have another Seagull.
Just back. Can someone else confirm that we ended up playing 4-2-4. Great result. Took my youngest (15 years old ) never been interested in football before and he loved it. Hopefully we have another Seagull. Dolph Ins
  • Score: 6

11:26pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

Enjoyable game, Brighton not as off the pace as against Reading but let's be honest the QPR goalie had nothing to do apart from pick the ball out the net twice and TK was very busy and definately one of the MOMs along with Upson and Buckley I'd say. Buckley really adds something when fit. Several of TK's saves were actually top drawer in particular one to literally finger tip round his left hand post just after Ulloa has scored (actually led from a poor kick out from himself, a part of his game which isn't as strong as the rest of his game). 4 points from 2 games against play off rivals where the opposition shot count was over 20 in each case is an excellent return, but not very sustainable.
Enjoyable game, Brighton not as off the pace as against Reading but let's be honest the QPR goalie had nothing to do apart from pick the ball out the net twice and TK was very busy and definately one of the MOMs along with Upson and Buckley I'd say. Buckley really adds something when fit. Several of TK's saves were actually top drawer in particular one to literally finger tip round his left hand post just after Ulloa has scored (actually led from a poor kick out from himself, a part of his game which isn't as strong as the rest of his game). 4 points from 2 games against play off rivals where the opposition shot count was over 20 in each case is an excellent return, but not very sustainable. Eddy B
  • Score: -3

12:03am Wed 12 Mar 14

The Phantom says...

Great result and lots of good performances. Rode our luck at times and QPR as they should be were a very good side. Played really positively towards the end and a good positive change when Kaz came on for JFC (who had a very good game tonight). Hopefully the momentum of tonight can be carried through to Saturday.
Great result and lots of good performances. Rode our luck at times and QPR as they should be were a very good side. Played really positively towards the end and a good positive change when Kaz came on for JFC (who had a very good game tonight). Hopefully the momentum of tonight can be carried through to Saturday. The Phantom
  • Score: 1

12:04am Wed 12 Mar 14

blue-eyed-boy says...

MOM - Super Tom!
MOM - Super Tom! blue-eyed-boy
  • Score: 2

12:05am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bye bye bres says...

Can ulloa control the ball sometimes please,most centre forwards do
Can ulloa control the ball sometimes please,most centre forwards do Bye bye bres
  • Score: -10

12:17am Wed 12 Mar 14

Chi Gull says...

Its a shot, he scored, it must be Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward !!
We rode our luck a little at times, but two quality deliveries into the box = two goals, so who cares about the rest of it.
The defence was outstanding, and although Bruno had a couple of wobbly moments he was mostly good in defence and excellent going forward. I thought Andrews was a mixture of good and bad. Some good defensive work and the pass that led to the first goal, but some very poor passes from promising positions. Ince was OK but not as good as some are saying above - in my opinion.
Buckley looked to be back to his best. Ulloa worked tirelessly. Lingard was in the game more but not to much effect. He was up against a strong quick defender and muscled out of it too often. That leaves JFC, who I thought had a good game, his best for a while. Neat and tidy and up and down the pitch and closed down well. All in all a good night. I thought we played better against Wigan and got nothing, so I will take 2-0 tonight.
Its a shot, he scored, it must be Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward !! We rode our luck a little at times, but two quality deliveries into the box = two goals, so who cares about the rest of it. The defence was outstanding, and although Bruno had a couple of wobbly moments he was mostly good in defence and excellent going forward. I thought Andrews was a mixture of good and bad. Some good defensive work and the pass that led to the first goal, but some very poor passes from promising positions. Ince was OK but not as good as some are saying above - in my opinion. Buckley looked to be back to his best. Ulloa worked tirelessly. Lingard was in the game more but not to much effect. He was up against a strong quick defender and muscled out of it too often. That leaves JFC, who I thought had a good game, his best for a while. Neat and tidy and up and down the pitch and closed down well. All in all a good night. I thought we played better against Wigan and got nothing, so I will take 2-0 tonight. Chi Gull
  • Score: 7

12:18am Wed 12 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

Dolph Ins wrote:
Just back. Can someone else confirm that we ended up playing 4-2-4. Great result. Took my youngest (15 years old ) never been interested in football before and he loved it. Hopefully we have another Seagull.
No. Formation stayed the same throughout. Lingard just moved to the centre when Lua Lua came on.

A decent performance against a very strong, experienced side. When a Chanpionship team are losing 2-0 and have players like Kranjcar & Benayoun on the bench, the world has gone madly surely!
[quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: Just back. Can someone else confirm that we ended up playing 4-2-4. Great result. Took my youngest (15 years old ) never been interested in football before and he loved it. Hopefully we have another Seagull.[/p][/quote]No. Formation stayed the same throughout. Lingard just moved to the centre when Lua Lua came on. A decent performance against a very strong, experienced side. When a Chanpionship team are losing 2-0 and have players like Kranjcar & Benayoun on the bench, the world has gone madly surely! WestStander17
  • Score: 3

12:34am Wed 12 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

And just two points shy of how many we had after 34 games last season. With our injuries that's almost miraculous.
And just two points shy of how many we had after 34 games last season. With our injuries that's almost miraculous. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

12:45am Wed 12 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

AGT999 wrote:
Brighton beat a very good side tonight, QPR played some excellent football with Barton in the centre of all their good work. Brighton were far better than they were on Saturday, if we can continue playing as today we can still get into the play offs
Hi Bro.
I obviously didn't see any of the match so I can only talk in generalities but it seems to me, tonight we proved what a great and capable back five we have. QPR may have fired off 20+ shots tonight but only 7 were on target, so I place no value on the 13 that were off target. From what I have read all bar maybe 2 of the seven saves were regulation takes by TK. What pleases me is that our defense at the back and from midfield, were able to restrict QPR from getting in closer to make more positive strikes. Compare what our defense managed to do to that of QPR. 6 shots, 3 on target and two goals scored, by any standards that is not good for QPR.

If we are going to make the top six I doubt that every game will be as good as the one you watched tonight, chances are we will have to grind out a result here and there but our defense will have to maintain the standards right to the end, something the Arrys boys didn't do at the Amex. The lads at the back may not win us many games, they don't collectively score many goals, but they can as sure as hell keep us in a game, a game we might nick with another 1-0 win, even if it is an ugly win.
[quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Brighton beat a very good side tonight, QPR played some excellent football with Barton in the centre of all their good work. Brighton were far better than they were on Saturday, if we can continue playing as today we can still get into the play offs[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. I obviously didn't see any of the match so I can only talk in generalities but it seems to me, tonight we proved what a great and capable back five we have. QPR may have fired off 20+ shots tonight but only 7 were on target, so I place no value on the 13 that were off target. From what I have read all bar maybe 2 of the seven saves were regulation takes by TK. What pleases me is that our defense at the back and from midfield, were able to restrict QPR from getting in closer to make more positive strikes. Compare what our defense managed to do to that of QPR. 6 shots, 3 on target and two goals scored, by any standards that is not good for QPR. If we are going to make the top six I doubt that every game will be as good as the one you watched tonight, chances are we will have to grind out a result here and there but our defense will have to maintain the standards right to the end, something the Arrys boys didn't do at the Amex. The lads at the back may not win us many games, they don't collectively score many goals, but they can as sure as hell keep us in a game, a game we might nick with another 1-0 win, even if it is an ugly win. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

1:23am Wed 12 Mar 14

true fan says...

Conelli98 wrote:
Fantastic result, Tomaz, Bruno, Ince, Dunk or Upson could of got MOM easily. Not Ulloa as sponsors obviously watching another game! UTA
Bruno???! What game were you watching??? Ulloa didn't deserve mom but he had great effort and looked shattered after about 70 minutes
[quote][p][bold]Conelli98[/bold] wrote: Fantastic result, Tomaz, Bruno, Ince, Dunk or Upson could of got MOM easily. Not Ulloa as sponsors obviously watching another game! UTA[/p][/quote]Bruno???! What game were you watching??? Ulloa didn't deserve mom but he had great effort and looked shattered after about 70 minutes true fan
  • Score: -2

7:17am Wed 12 Mar 14

AGT999 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
AGT999 wrote:
Brighton beat a very good side tonight, QPR played some excellent football with Barton in the centre of all their good work. Brighton were far better than they were on Saturday, if we can continue playing as today we can still get into the play offs
Hi Bro.
I obviously didn't see any of the match so I can only talk in generalities but it seems to me, tonight we proved what a great and capable back five we have. QPR may have fired off 20+ shots tonight but only 7 were on target, so I place no value on the 13 that were off target. From what I have read all bar maybe 2 of the seven saves were regulation takes by TK. What pleases me is that our defense at the back and from midfield, were able to restrict QPR from getting in closer to make more positive strikes. Compare what our defense managed to do to that of QPR. 6 shots, 3 on target and two goals scored, by any standards that is not good for QPR.

If we are going to make the top six I doubt that every game will be as good as the one you watched tonight, chances are we will have to grind out a result here and there but our defense will have to maintain the standards right to the end, something the Arrys boys didn't do at the Amex. The lads at the back may not win us many games, they don't collectively score many goals, but they can as sure as hell keep us in a game, a game we might nick with another 1-0 win, even if it is an ugly win.
Hi bruv, it was a great game to watch even prior to the late goals. QPR played their part in the entertainment, they kept a high tempo open game having come to the Amex for a win, unlike most teams who just shut up shop from the start. Our defence was immense, Greer May have difficulty in forcing his way past Dunk now.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AGT999[/bold] wrote: Brighton beat a very good side tonight, QPR played some excellent football with Barton in the centre of all their good work. Brighton were far better than they were on Saturday, if we can continue playing as today we can still get into the play offs[/p][/quote]Hi Bro. I obviously didn't see any of the match so I can only talk in generalities but it seems to me, tonight we proved what a great and capable back five we have. QPR may have fired off 20+ shots tonight but only 7 were on target, so I place no value on the 13 that were off target. From what I have read all bar maybe 2 of the seven saves were regulation takes by TK. What pleases me is that our defense at the back and from midfield, were able to restrict QPR from getting in closer to make more positive strikes. Compare what our defense managed to do to that of QPR. 6 shots, 3 on target and two goals scored, by any standards that is not good for QPR. If we are going to make the top six I doubt that every game will be as good as the one you watched tonight, chances are we will have to grind out a result here and there but our defense will have to maintain the standards right to the end, something the Arrys boys didn't do at the Amex. The lads at the back may not win us many games, they don't collectively score many goals, but they can as sure as hell keep us in a game, a game we might nick with another 1-0 win, even if it is an ugly win.[/p][/quote]Hi bruv, it was a great game to watch even prior to the late goals. QPR played their part in the entertainment, they kept a high tempo open game having come to the Amex for a win, unlike most teams who just shut up shop from the start. Our defence was immense, Greer May have difficulty in forcing his way past Dunk now. AGT999
  • Score: 4

6:53pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Terrific result particularly as Rangers had 80% of play,Tomas and defence worked so hard to keep a clean sheet.
QPR have a large and talented squad so with our first choice centre half out Harry must be wondering how he lost.
Terrific result particularly as Rangers had 80% of play,Tomas and defence worked so hard to keep a clean sheet. QPR have a large and talented squad so with our first choice centre half out Harry must be wondering how he lost. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

1:40am Fri 14 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Tears 4 fears wrote:
Sorry a little bit drunk.Hands up vegas was correct about me.Dunk outstanding tonight.I love this club.Now lets go do it boys and girls lets go to wembly.What a result . We r Brighton super brighton we r brighton from the south.
Get drunk a little more often!!! ;0)
[quote][p][bold]Tears 4 fears[/bold] wrote: Sorry a little bit drunk.Hands up vegas was correct about me.Dunk outstanding tonight.I love this club.Now lets go do it boys and girls lets go to wembly.What a result . We r Brighton super brighton we r brighton from the south.[/p][/quote]Get drunk a little more often!!! ;0) Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

1:48am Fri 14 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Its a shot, he scored, it must be Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward !!
We rode our luck a little at times, but two quality deliveries into the box = two goals, so who cares about the rest of it.
The defence was outstanding, and although Bruno had a couple of wobbly moments he was mostly good in defence and excellent going forward. I thought Andrews was a mixture of good and bad. Some good defensive work and the pass that led to the first goal, but some very poor passes from promising positions. Ince was OK but not as good as some are saying above - in my opinion.
Buckley looked to be back to his best. Ulloa worked tirelessly. Lingard was in the game more but not to much effect. He was up against a strong quick defender and muscled out of it too often. That leaves JFC, who I thought had a good game, his best for a while. Neat and tidy and up and down the pitch and closed down well. All in all a good night. I thought we played better against Wigan and got nothing, so I will take 2-0 tonight.
Agree with this entirely.
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Its a shot, he scored, it must be Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward, Stephen Ward !! We rode our luck a little at times, but two quality deliveries into the box = two goals, so who cares about the rest of it. The defence was outstanding, and although Bruno had a couple of wobbly moments he was mostly good in defence and excellent going forward. I thought Andrews was a mixture of good and bad. Some good defensive work and the pass that led to the first goal, but some very poor passes from promising positions. Ince was OK but not as good as some are saying above - in my opinion. Buckley looked to be back to his best. Ulloa worked tirelessly. Lingard was in the game more but not to much effect. He was up against a strong quick defender and muscled out of it too often. That leaves JFC, who I thought had a good game, his best for a while. Neat and tidy and up and down the pitch and closed down well. All in all a good night. I thought we played better against Wigan and got nothing, so I will take 2-0 tonight.[/p][/quote]Agree with this entirely. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree