You sense it just isn’t going to be Albion’s day.
Anthony Knockaert has hit a post and Glenn Murray blazed a penalty over the bar.
Murray also had a shot saved at pointblank range by Nick Pope in the Burnley goal.
Murray’s earlier header was clawed out by Pope or possibly the hand of Ben Mee.
Albion have pegged Burnley back in their own half for long periods but just can’t make that breakthrough.
The Seagulls are unusually kicking towards the north goal in the first half and, to cap it all, due to what seemed an error, Sussex by the Sea wasn’t played immediately as the teams came out.