Double blast gives Rye key victory

Liam Upton celebrates his goal which put Rye United in front against Redhill with Ben Radley
Liam Upton celebrates his goal which put Rye United in front against Redhill with Ben Radley
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Rye United maintained their push for the Sussex County Football League title with a home win on Saturday.

Goals in the 14th and 15th minutes from Liam Upton and Matt Maclean gave Rye a 2-0 victory over eighth-placed Redhill at a wet and windy Salts.

All of the top five were triumphant in the first Division One matches in February, including fourth-placed Hassocks, who won 1-0 at home to Sidley United with the only goal coming 20 minutes into the second half.

Bexhill United made it three successive Division Two victories with a 3-2 success at home to Mile Oak. Ross Markham, Warren Parsons and Martin Denny netted as Bexhill came from behind to lead 3-1 at half time.

A debut goal from Kevin Bird and a fourth in as many games from Gordon Cuddington gave Westfield a 2-0 lead at home to Southwick only for the visitors to fight back for a 2-2 draw with the wind in the second half.

Little Common conceded two late goals to go down 3-2 at home to Eastbourne United AFC after Callum Wooller and Dominic Cruttenden had turned a 1-0 half time deficit into a 2-1 lead.

Full reports on all these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points) - Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 30-68, 2 Lancing 29-62, 3 Pagham 28-58, 4 Hassocks 30-54, 5 Three Bridges 24-54, 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe 30-51, 7 Lingfield 27-45, 8 Redhill 26-44, 9 AFC Uckfield 29-43, 10 East Grinstead Town 32-42, 11 SIDLEY UNITED 31-40, 12 Crowborough Athletic 32-38, 13 Selsey 28-34, 14 Shoreham 29-34, 15 Arundel 28-31, 16 Horsham YMCA 30-30, 17 Worthing United 26-28, 18 Ringmer 28-26, 19 St Francis Rangers 32-16, 20 Chichester City 25-8.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 26-71, 2 Hailsham Town 24-55, 3 Dorking Wanderers 23-46, 4 Eastbourne United AFC 28-46, 5 Littlehampton Town 26-43, 6 Southwick 27-38, 7 Storrington 27-37, 8 Mile Oak 29-36, 9 BEXHILL UNITED 26-36, 10 Rustington 27-35, 11 Wick 25-32, 12 Loxwood 24-31, 13 Steyning Town 28-29, 14 LITTLE COMMON 27-24, 15 WESTFIELD 25-24, 16 Oakwood 26-24, 17 Midhurst & Easebourne 24-23, 18 Seaford Town 24-19.