Seagulls live to fight another day
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brighton won all three points to give themselves the faintest glimmer of hope.
Brighton & Hove Albion won all three points to give themselves the faintest glimmer of hope in their fight for Championship survival.
Goals from Gifton Noel-Williams (pictured) and Joel Lynch gave the visitors the 2-1 win and a stay of execution at Portman Road against a struggling Ipswich side.
The Seagulls could have been relegated if they had lost, but Mark McGhee's side put in a battling performance despite a late goal from Nicky Forster.
Brighton took the lead in first half injury time when Noel-Williams pounced to strike the ball past Shane Supple in the Ipswich net.
Kazim-Richards rattled the bar in the 73rd minute and Joel Lynch stabbed in the second after Ipswich failed to clear their lines.
Forster's flicked header gave Ipswich late hope, but, in the end, it proved nothing more than a consolation.
While Joe Royle's side are safe on 53 points their second successive defeat at home following the 4-1 drubbing by Stoke City last week is a cause for concern.