Bennett strikes for Seagulls

Elliott Bennett was on target as leaders Brighton survived early and late pressure to grind out a 1-0 win at Yeovil.

Last Updated: 01/03/11 at 23:20

Bennett (centre): Hit the winner for Brighton

Bennett (centre): Hit the winner for Brighton

The goal came after 25 minutes when Bennett picked up a passing clearance on the edge of the box to fire home past Glovers goalkeeper Stephen Henderson from 25 yards.

In the second half, the Seagulls almost doubled their lead when a shot from Bennett was deflected onto a post.

Yeovil pushed hard for an equaliser but substitute Andy Williams failed to connect with a far post header in the 70th minute.

The result left the Seagulls four points clear at the top of League One and took them another step towards promotion to the Championship.

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