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Richie Towell Made His League Debut In The Playoff Semi And The Reaction Was...Not Great

Richie Towell Made His League Debut In The Playoff Semi And The Reaction Was...Not Great

Former Dundalk midfielder Richie Towell came off the bench to make his league debut for Brighton and Hove Albion this evening, but he was powerless to prevent the south coast side from slumping to a 2-0 defeat in their playoff first leg with Sheffield Wednesday.

In what was his first appearance for Brighton's first team since January, Towell found himself in slightly unfamiliar territory as he sat in front of the 'Gulls back four, with Chris Hughton's team losing four players to injury in the opening hour.

Brighton finished the game with ten men for this reason, but Towell's rather unspectacular performance - which, again bear in mind was his first in the league, and came out of his preferred position - did little to inspire Irish football fans, or indeed some of the Brighton faithful.

The 24-year-old is likely made of sterner stuff than to let this sort of criticism get to him, but there were also a number of Brighton fans who rid Towell of any blame for a relatively inconspicuous outing.

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Goals from Ross Wallace and Kieran Lee on either side of the break ensured Sheffield Wednesday take a 2-0 advantage into next week's second leg, with Towell now likely to start in light of Brighton's four new injuries.

This, however, was by far the most magical moment of the same fixture.

Gavan Casey
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