Gary Hart has admitted he was desperate to score the first goal at Albion's new stadium to complete an Amex/Withdean double.
The long-serving striker's fairytale 70th minute header helped the Seagulls to a 2-0 victory over Eastbourne Borough in the Sussex Senior Cup final at The Amex.
Hart, 34, said: "I wanted to score the first goal, I am not going to deny that.
"I was getting frustrated in the first half, because I didn't really have many chances but it came to me and it's good, a little bit history for me again, because I scored the first goal at Withdean as well (against Nottingham Forest)."
Hart released by Albion at the end of last season, captained the team and lifted the Cup after he was substituted late on to a warm ovation from the crowd of 7,104.
"It's an amazing stadium to play in," he said. "I'm just glad I got the chance."