Date: 15th February 2016 at 9:59am
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Brighton’s Championship season continued with a win against Bolton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

A fourth league win in a row, with relegation threatened Bolton suffering a first defeat in as many games, kept the Brighton promotion push on track with Albion edging a three-two win from a ‘five-goal thriller’ I guess you would call it!

Jamie Murphy opened the scoring early on to have Brighton ahead but veteran former England international Emile Heskey soon had Bolton level but Tomer Hemed ensured Albion went into the break two-one up.

Early in the second half Jay Spearing fired Bolton level against with Warren Feeney then denied by David Stockdale when through one on one with the ‘keeper before a few minutes later, and just ahead of the hour, Beram Kayal restored Brighton’s lead for a third time with it retained this time against a Trotters side that dropped to the foot of the table (Albion remain fourth) having failed to win in 16-matches away.

These were the other results.

Saturday 13th February 2016
QPR 1-3 Fulham
Blackburn 0-2 Hull
Brighton 3-2 Bolton
Bristol City 2-1 Ipswich
Charlton 0-0 Cardiff
Derby 0-1 MK Dons
Nottm Forest 0-2 Huddersfield
Reading 0-0 Burnley
Rotherham 0-0 Birmingham
Sheff Wed 4-0 Brentford
Wolves 1-2 Preston

Most of the results went to form really didn’t they? Hull (two-nil at Blackburn) returned to winning ways with a victory also taking them back to the top of the Championship due to Middlesbrough not being in action until Monday but Burnley (nil-nil at Reading), who of course beat Hull last time round, dropped points at the Madejski that might prove costly, then again not as costly as a defeat would have been!

Brighton (three-two against Bolton) kept the automatic bid very much on track, whilst denting the struggling Trotters’ survival hopes in the process with Ipswich (two-one at Bristol City) and Cardiff (nil-nil at Charlton) both missing chances to get play-off pushes going again but the relegation threatened sides will be happy with the points they got, certainly the Robins by gaining all three in new boss Lee Johnson’s first game.

Despite being a result, in as much as it was a win was secured, many might have expected for Sheffield Wednesday (four-nil against Brentford) to strengthen their play-off bid with such an emphatic win is probably the stand out one isn’t it? Then again a mention has to go to Preston (two-one at Wolves) who keep a solid first season back in the Championship going with a good win at Molineux.

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