Brentford started with a 4-4-2 formation, with Jason Price taking the place of injured Micheal Dobson at right back and Martin Rowlands starting the game in midfield.
Brighton forced three corners in the first twenty minutes but it was Brentford that struck first, a striding run from Martin Rowlands was left unchallenged and he hit a 20 yard shot from the right hand side that went into the bottom left corner of the net.
Three minutes before, Paul Watson had been booked for a foul on Ijah Anderson.
HALF-TIME BRIGHTON 0 BRENTFORD 1
Brighton began brightly, and it was no suprise when the Seagulls equalised in the 52th minutes, when Lee Steele latched onto the rebound and belt the ball into the net after Oli Gott could only parry the long range shot from Kerry Mayo.
Brentford forced their first corner in the 60th minute, but this came to nothing. Brighton forced the pace and on three occasions, only a mad scramble to clear in the penalty area by the Bees prevented more goals.
Martin Rowlands almost stole the game again with a carbon copy of the move that led to the first, the ball however went wide.
Martin was then replaced by Mark Williams, soon after Paul Gibbs shot for goal which forced a corner.
Thirty seconds later in the 74th minute, Ivar Ingimarrson captalised on a mistake by Paul Watson to blast the ball past the Brighton 'keeper to give Brentford the lead and silence the seasons best 6823 crowd, BRIGHTON 1 BRENTFORD 2.
After play going from end to end, Lloyd Owusu went close on the left hand side but it was in the end, safely gathered.
Brentford hung on grimly to gather the three points. FULL TIME SCORE BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 BRENTFORD 2