Poyet: We must stop conceding late goals

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Gus Poyet is determined to rid Brighton of their worrying habit of conceding late goals after they just managed to hold on to a 2-1 victory at Charlton.

Spaniard Inigo Calderon opened the scoring for the Seagulls after 37 minutes before Elliott Bennett's 25-yard drive put the visitors on course for an important win.

"We are lucky that we were two goals ahead. I have to make sure it doesn't happen again," Poyet said of Akpo Sodje's injury-time consolation goal for the Addicks.

He added: "I don't know how many times people have said 'You deserved to get better against Norwich', 'You deserved to win against Leeds'. I'm pleased with the performance. That's our way. Good or bad? Like it or not? But when we play at that level, we can beat anyone."

Stockport manager Gary Ablett accused his relegation-threatened side of all-but accepting their fate following a crushing 4-1 defeat at Swindon.

Ablett, who kept his players locked in the dressing room for an hour after the game, said: "We looked as if we'd given up and accepted the consequences of the division we are in. The players have to stand up and take responsibility.

"I thought we could come here and put our best foot forward and match them but we only competed for 10 minutes in the second half and the other 35 was as dire as the first 45 minutes."

Norwich manager Paul Lambert hailed the impact of two-goal hero Oli Johnson after the young substitute came off the bench to earn his side a dramatic 2-1 home win over Southend.

"That's what Oli can do for you," said Lambert, who signed the young striker from Stockport during the January transfer window. "When you consider the boy is not long out of non-league football, he has got terrific ability and at times he can be virtually unplayable.

"Every time we have brought him on he has made an impact and again he gave us the impetus to press on in the second half. The crowd really love him. He also showed what he could do in the air - his header was out of the very top drawer."

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