PLAYER REACTION: I could have had a hat-trick admits goalscorer Daryl Murphy

Brighton v Ipswich: Delighted with one, but disappointed not to have three.

That summed up Daryl Murphy’s feelings after he felt he should have left the Amex Stadium with the match-ball following tonight’s 1-1 draw.

His 27th minute, a great low header to Carlos Edwards deep cross, gave Ipswich a shock lead against a side who topped the Championship going into the match.

Will Buckley’s 79th minute equaliser ensured a nervy ending, but Town deservedly held on to claim a morale-boosting point.

Murphy, who missed a good chance with a header before his goal and was then denied by Tomasz Kuszczak just after the interval, said: “I thought overall we could have won the game and I think we had the better of the chances tonight.

“On another day I could be stood here having scored a hat-trick, but the ‘keeper has made a great save and I’ve headed just wide on another.

“Before the game you would have to say a point would be a good result away at the league leaders, but I think it shows the level of the performance that we’re disappointed to be leaving without all three points.”