LEE CLARK hailed the spirit, energy, determination and goals which brought battling Huddersfield Town a double over the League I champions.
“I’m so proud of this performance,” said the manager after seeing Danny Ward seal a 10th win in 13 games with his last-minute thunderbolt.
“We’ve broken two more records (most away wins in a season, now 13, and most successive away wins after the sixth), and the spirit we showed makes me feel good.
“Whichever way we have to win promotion, we can do it because of the group we have.”
Benik Afobe scored twice, only for his sixth and seventh goals for the club to be cancelled out, the first by Ashley Barnes, who scored from the follow-up after his penalty was saved by Ian Bennett, and the second by former Scunthorpe man Matt Sparrow.
“We had the setback of a disputed penalty – my lads insist it wasn’t one – then we gave away a poor second goal, but we just kept bouncing back,” added Clark, whose side will miss out on automatic promotion if rivals Southampton win either of their last two games, at Plymouth today and at home to Walsall on Saturday.
“Everyone is making a massive contribution, including the substitutes, and Brighton put out their strongest available side and really went for it, but we stood up to them.
“It was another fantastic day for Benik Afobe, who took both his goals really well, showing speed of thought and touch.
“And what a strike by Danny Ward – mind you, we knew he has a hammer of a left foot!”
There will be no Huddersfield Town webchat today (Monday) however we will be hosting one from 12.30pm to 1.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday, May 3).