Date: 6th February 2017 at 8:56am
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Manager Chris Hughton could certainly take one positive from Sunday’s draw with Brentford – the determination the side showed to take a point from the clash.

Travelling to Griffin Park for the tie, Brighton found themselves going into the 23rd minute of the goal two goals down, and as the game drew to a close with efforts seeing no return, Solly March finally got us on the scoresheet and was quickly followed by Shane Duffy to tie the game up at two all.

Four minutes into stoppage time the hosts took the advantage against but a 97th minute leveller came from Tomer Hemed.

Speaking to the Official Site there were certainly plenty of emotions for Hughton to go through in his post game press conference, but the main one was relief and pleasure at seeing the side keep plugging away to take what could be a valuable point come the end of the season.

‘At half-time, at 2-0 down, if you`d asked me if I`d be happy with a draw then I`d have said yes. I didn`t see the second-half panning out as it did, but we did great to get back into the game, in front of our supporters at that end of the ground, and it was well deserved. The negative is that we`ve conceded three goals again today, but the positive is that we`ve shown great character, on the front foot, and at 2-2 we looked like the side was going to go on and win the game. It was a massive blow when they went up the other end and took the lead again, but to come back from that showed great character and great quality.’

Being two nil down, clearly there was frustration from the gaffer but again this is what the Championship is capable of delivering.

‘There are moments in the game where you feel like you`re not going to get back into it; but at 2-0 they hadn`t had any real goalscoring opportunities – it was two poor goals conceded from our point of view – so it felt a little bit unjust to be two goals down. You know here, with the form Brentford are in and with the result they had in the week, that it was going to be a tough one, so we are happy with the point.’

Hughton ended by saying.

‘It shows the quality in this division and how competitive this league is. I continually say that if you don`t turn up, you can lose against anybody, and the results always show that. Whenever we have a fixture and you look at the other ones, you know that some will go for you, some will go against you. You`ve got to be in as many games as possible to try and get a result.’

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