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About Ivan Conway

Ivan Conway will be reporting on Sussex sport. He is a member of the 1901 club at Brighton HAFC, Sussex County Cricket Club and an enthusiastic horse race goer. After selling his freight forwarding and conference business he settled in Hove. His other interests are bird watching, brass rubbing and bridge. More Posts

West Ham 1 Brighton 1

The Seagulls maintained their unbeaten record against the Hammers in their second consecutive draw. They left it rather late – and had only 10 players on the pitch – when Neil Maupay atoned for previous misses by equalising with a spectacular overhead kick. West Ham had taken an early [...]

December 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

A cricket charity lunch

Yesterday as a guest I attended a cricketing lunch at a seafront hotel to raise money for a community charity run by Sussex CCC. The guest of honour was Glenn Hoddle. I have been attending such lunches for over 30 years and the format has little changed. For me the main drawback is the length of [...]

November 13, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Newcastle 1

This dreadful match was a rude awakening for the Seagulls after their impressive draw at Anfield last week. We started well but it took VAR to make the referee David Coote after 24 minutes reconsider the challenge on Leo Trossard by Kieran Clark and award a penalty which Trossard converted  to [...]

November 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

Liverpool 2 Brighton 2

Some cynics have suggested that Brighton’s brilliant start and high placing is due to avoiding the big boys. They cite the recent 1 – 4 defeat at home to Manchester City. Mark Lawrenson was not the only one fearful then of a trip to Anfield but in the end Brighton thoroughly deserved their [...]

October 31, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Manchester City 4

Before this match I jotted down the City midfield : Phil Foden Kevin De Bruyne Mahrez Gundoyan Fernandinho Silva Jack Grealish I must have left someone out. It was Rodri. So when I heard we had guests and my wife suggested a later start for dinner so I might go to the Amex I replied that I would [...]

October 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

Greens out of their depth

It is ironic – though Brighton and Hove residents would probably use another word – that Brighton’s Green Council cannot resolve the binmens’ strike. So the saviours of the planet, after 11 days of non-collection, have to see piles of rubbish bags in the street. As in most [...]

October 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC 0 Arsenal 0

The cliche of the sum of the parts is less/more than the total applies to the performance of both teams. Arsenal had the greater talent, Albion the greater application. The battle was fought out in midfield. Arsenal deployed Thomas Partay alongside Sambi with the more gilded Smith-Rowe, Odergard [...]

October 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

Crystal Palace 1 Brighton HAFC 1

The spoils were divided in the M23 derby with a late equaliser in the 95th minute by Neal Maupay. Given the dislike of the rival fans this match was less toxic than past encounters though emotions spilled over after the final whistle and the Brighton team hurriedly exited the pitch. Had Brighton [...]

September 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

TED DEXTER’S FUNERAL

It is somewhat ironic that Ted Dexter, who was born on the Ligurian coast, raised in an elegant flat in the Piazza Repubblica in Milan – his father holding the Lloyd’s brokerage for Italy – and who settled happily in Nice and could be described as a lover of the seas – [...]

September 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

Seagulls soar

Whenever I look at the Premier table, which I admit to doing quite often, what do I see? Brighton in sixth place. Above Spurs and well above Arsenal, both well supported down here. Admittedly our 3 wins over Burnley, Watford and Brentford could not be classed as against top opposition – and [...]

September 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

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