CARDIFF CRASH TO ZAMORA'S STRIKE
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Their 1-0 win extended The Seagulls lead over the Welsh side to five points although they still remain 13 points adrift of runaway leaders Chesterfield with four games in hand.
Cardiff's misery was complete when they had Gavin Gordon dismissed for violent conduct late on.
Cash-strapped Hull City put their problems of the last week behind them and chalked up an impressive 1-0 win over promotion chasing Leyton Orient.
Former Huddersfield striker Rodney Rowe grabbed the all-important goal with 20 minutes remaining.
Hartlepool's fine run continued with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Blackpool.
A brace from Kevin Henderson and a Tommy Miller penalty gave the home side an unassailable 3-0 lead before Brett Ormerod grabbed a late cosolation for the Seasiders.
Kidderminster's bad run ended with a 2-1 win over Barnet for whom player-manager Tony Cottee gave an early lead.
Cottee stuck after only 14 minutes, but Jan Molby's side hit back through Neil Mackenzie and on-loan Peterborough ace Drewe Broughton.
At the bottom, Exeter City battled out a 0-0 draw at home to Macclesfield while their nearest rivals, Carlisle, saw their match at Rochdale postponed.
Plymouth's clash with Southend and Darlington's match with Shrewsbury were also called off due to the weather.
Paul Bracewell saw his Halifax side lead 2-1 and 3-2 at home to Mansfield, but end up on the wrong end of a 4-3 thriller at The Shay.
The visitors took the lead through Lee Williams, but Graham Mitchell and an Alistair Asher own goal gave the home side the lead.
Chris Greenacre levelled things up before Steve Kerrigan gave restored The Shaymen's lead on the stroke of half time. Greenacre levelled the match once more with 15 minutes remaining, but in the final minute, Chris Clarke put through his own goal to hand Mansfield the points and leave Halifax deep in relegation trouble.
Torquay were the big movers in Division Three after an impressive 2-1 win at Lincoln City.
On-loan Middlesbrough starlet Richard Kell grabbed the first on his Gulls debut, but Lincoln levelled thanks to Lee Thorpe's strike.
But Paul Holmes grabbed a priceless winner after 65 minutes to record The Gulls' second away win of the season and move them up to 18th in Division Three.
Finally, York City's season took a turn for the worse when they were hammered 4-0 at Scunthorpe.
Guy Ipoua led the way with a brace and further goals from Alex Calvo-Garcia and Bjarni Larusson confined The Minstermen to more away day woes.
To view a match report, click on a link below.
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Cardiff City
Darlington P-P Shrewsbury Town
Exeter City 0-0 Macclesfield Town
Halifax Town 3-4 Mansfield Town
Hartlepool United 3-1 Blackpool
Hull City 1-0 Leyton Orient
Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Barnet
Lincoln City 1-2 Torquay United
Plymouth P-P Southend United
Rochdale P-P Carlisle United
Scunthorpe United 4-0 York City