Veteran Northern Ireland defender Aaron Hughes, retaining his place in Brighton's starting line-up with Gordon Greer out injured, then put a deflected shot wide before coming to his side's rescue at the other end.Hughes kept his cool to make an important clearing header following Shaun Hutchinson's knock down at the far post.
However, Brighton's lead lasted just 10 minutes before Hugo Rodallega struck an equaliser and Lasse Vigan Christensen's goal then turned the match in Fulham's favour.
It`s just when you make the substitution and score after only a few minutes, you want to revert back! He`s found it a bit of a struggle but that winning goal can breed that bit of belief. But we made mistake after mistake - and the crowd rightly then let their feelings be known. He`s found it difficult but he`s got undoubted ability.
It left us a bit open but I was very pleased that we got the win.'And with Mc Cormack getting that winner with well covered speculation about his future in January, the gaffer went on to say.'Ross hasn`t had it easy since he`s been here. Let`s see how he recovers over the next couple of days ahead of another big game - against his old club - on Thursday.'With Mark Bunn remaining in the starting line up once again, Bruce had praise for him and briefly discussed his reasoning behind taking summer signing Pierluigi Gollini out of the firing line.'He gives you the experience that he`s got. Mark has given us that vital experience which can obviously help us. There was a talk of a penalty - we have seen it and it wasn`t. Our supporters have gone home - that`s six on the spin! He made a great run and cross for the goal - and it`s that bit of magic that we have at the moment.
This partnership could be answer to Ipswich’s recent deficiencies in front of goal.
Darren Bent scored on his Brighton debut but it was not enough to prevent the Seagulls slipping to a 2-1 defeat at home to fellow-strugglers Fulham.