ROSS Johnson ended a five-year goal famine, then revealed: "That was for my late grandad."

The Albion defender had not scored in 114 League appearances since his debut in April 1994.

But that all changed on a night of high drama in Wales as he found the net twice in the second half to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw for the Seagulls against Swansea.

The Brighton-born defender declared: "My late grandad Les came from just up the road in Newport. He died two years ago, so that was for him.

"I only wish he had been here to see it. He bought my boots when I was a kid and pushed me every step of the way with my mum, dad and nan. He was there every game and I was very close to him."

Johnson headed home a Paul Sturgess corner in the 55th minute to cancel out Steve Jones' first-half strike for Swansea.

The 23-year-old youth team product then turned in a Derek Allan header four minutes from time after Steve Watkin had spectacularly restored Swansea's lead and the Welshmen's Julian Alsop had been sent-off for two bookable offences.

Johnson, who almost completed an amazing hat-trick in stoppage time, said: "I'm very pleased with both of them. I keep getting sent up for throw-ins, free-kicks and corners and luckily I got on the end of two of them this time.

"The second equaliser was especially memorable, because it was with my right foot. I will treasure that boot.

"I took a lot of stick a couple of weeks ago when I missed a chance against Scarborough. My brother Lewis scores regularly for his Sunday side and kept asking me when I would get one.

"It has been a long time, but I think there will be more to come now."

Albion have lost only once in their last ten away matches in the League. Last night's eventful stalemate briefly lifts them up a place to sixth ahead of today's results and maintains new manager Jeff Wood's undefeated record.

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