It's the third round of the FA Cup today and the biggest match is a David and Goliath encounter between non-league Hastings United and Middlesborough. Andy Dickenson was up with the birds this morning to meet the hundreds of supporters heading north.
Brighton have beaten Newcastle 2-0 at the AMEX in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Full coverage of today's matches tonight on ITV1. Match report to follow. More info now at www.itv.com/sport/football.
Brighton and Hove Albion's Andrea Orlandi scores his sides first goal during the FA Cup Third round match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton.
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Andrea Orlandi scores for Brighton at the AMEX.
Newcastle made five changes for today's FA Cup third round tie at Brighton, omitting striker Papiss Cisse from the squad altogether.
Rob Elliot started in goal and Shola Ameobi was named captain in a weakened team that demonstrated manager Alan Pardew's priority was the Barclays Premier League. Brighton named winger Will Buckley, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, on the bench
Non-league Hastings United are preparing for the biggest match in their history. They face Middlesbrough in the third round of the FA Cup. We have been to see how the fans are feeling.
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