Draws on the doors for local clubs

It was a day of draws for the area’s Sussex County Football League clubs on Saturday.

The matches involving Rye United, Sidley United, Bexhill United and Little Common all ended with honours even, while Westfield suffered a home defeat.

FA Vase quarter-finalists Rye needed a second half equaliser from Scott Ramsay to salvage a 1-1 draw away to third-placed Pagham in Division One.

In the same division, Sidley fought out a drab 0-0 with Shoreham at Gullivers. Both sides had a goal disallowed during the second half, but neither looked like winning.

Bexhill United’s match away to Rustington in Division Two ended in an identical scoreline, meaning Gerard Moyse’s side loses ground in the promotion race.

Little Common’s game at Littlehampton Town ended 1-1 with Chas Lister on target for Common, while Westfield went down 3-1 at home to Mile Oak despite David Pugh scoring his 28th goal of the season.

Full reports on each of these games will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points) – Division 1: 1 Crawley Down 23-58, 2 Three Bridges 28-58, 3 Pagham 30-53, 4 Hassocks 31-52, 5 Peacehaven & Telscombe 28-48, 6 East Grinstead Town 25-47, 7 RYE UNITED 20-45, 8 Redhill 27-43, 9 Crowborough Athletic 33-40, 10 SIDLEY UNITED 29-39, 11 Arundel 27-38, 12 Chichester City 29-38, 13 Ringmer 28-37, 14 Selsey 30-37, 15 Wick 28-34, 16 Hailsham Town 26-33, 17 Lingfield 26-28, 18 Shoreham 31-25, 19 St Francis Rangers 25-17, 20 Eastbourne United AFC 30-10.

Division 2: 1 Lancing 22-57, 2 Worthing United 24-51, 3 AFC Uckfield 23-50, 4 BEXHILL UNITED 26-49, 5 WESTFIELD 26-43, 6 Littlehampton Town 31-42, 7 Mile Oak 24-40, 8 Storrington 27-39, 9 Seaford Town 23-37, 10 Loxwood 24-37, 11 Rustington 22-34, 12 Southwick 25-33, 13 East Preston 28-30, 14 LITTLE COMMON 25-29, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 26-23, 16 Steyning Town 24-13, 17 Oakwood 25-12, 18 Clymping 27-12.