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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

Brighton 1 Leicester City 2

Once again  Brighton delivered a fine performance only to lose. In the first half in which Adam Lallana was supreme and might have had a hat-trick they only had his well-taken goal to show for their supremacy. In the second half Leicester played much better to run out winners. As with the Crystal [...]

March 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC 1 Crystal Palace 2

How can a team have 25 attempts at goal and the opposition – your most bitter rivals –  just 3, plus 75% of the possession and still lose ? Ask Brighton for that is what happened last night. In a dull first half Crystal Palace scored the only goal with a clever back heel from Mateta. [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Aston Villa 0

Brighton had the better chances but found Villa keeper Emilio Martinez in defiant form. We are now unbeaten in 6 games and  have a 11 point cushion over Fulham with a superior goal difference. With the two remaining games in February against bitter rivals Crystal Palace next Monday and then WBA we [...]

February 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Another first for Brighton

Brighton had the first nudist beach, one of the biggest Gay Pride events and a well-deserved reputation for wonkiness which has transformed into wokeness. The Brighton School in Kemp Town has three uniforms: boys, girls and transgender. Almost next door to it is the Royal Sussex County Hospital in [...]

February 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

A Seagull victory to savour and an afternoon with Ted Dexter

Brighton’s victory at Anfield over Liverpool last Wednesday night will be remembered long. Of course this is not the Liverpool team that won the Premier and Champions League but the bulk of the side that achieved that took the field. The Seagulls continued to be without our excellent young right [...]

February 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Fulham 0

The visit of Fulham is always a highlight and of Alan Tanner too. Sadly this game – like the goalless draw at Craven Cottage – did not live up to expectations. Maybe there was too much at stake. Brighton, without a home win all season, were concerned that Fulham might overhaul them and [...]

January 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Manchester City 1 Brighton 0

When teams like Brighton go to the Etihad it’s a question of damage limitation. Burnley conceded 5 up there, Fulham 2, so limiting one of the best teams in Europe to just the one was a result. The difference between the two clubs is the depth of resources. Brighton were missing their best two [...]

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 3 Wolves 3

This was an entertaining game with some positives but the Seagulls ended it without a home win this season and only one in the year 2020. We were at one stage 3-1 down so can draw hope and strength from a come back Aaron Connolly added to his single goal tally with a clever flick to score from [...]

January 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Arsenal 1

My Albion supporting postman put it well when I said a week ago we are heading for a relegation dogfight “Ivan, we are already in one.” I’m getting sick and tired of the comment you hear in the media “Brighton play better football than their position suggests.” We are where we are and [...]

December 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Brighton Tigers remembered

My city Brighton has always punched above its weight sporting-wise. If your ask any Brightonian sports lover of a certain generation for its greatest side as likely as not they would not cite Brighton HAFC, who reached the Cup Final in 1983 (‘and Smith must score”), nor the Sussex CCC for [...]

December 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

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