After getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Walsall in a long-running FA Cup 2nd Round tie that went to three replays in December 1969, Freddie Goodwin’s side embarked on a scintillating run of form of fourteen victories in nineteen league matches. Supported by new striker Alan Duffy, who had a sensational debut against Bradford in January, the team (dressed above in kit that made them look like a blue Arsenal) were sitting pretty at the top of Division Three at the start of the Easter schedule. However, four defeat in five games put paid to the promotion dreams. Goodwin left for Birmingham City in the summer.
Brighton’s Team Photo 1969/70