Fine wins for Rye and Sidley

Lancing Football Stadium, Culver Road, Lancing. John O'Hara League Cup Final.'Rye United V Three Bridges FC.'22.04.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY
Lancing Football Stadium, Culver Road, Lancing. John O'Hara League Cup Final.'Rye United V Three Bridges FC.'22.04.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY

Rye United continue to lead the Sussex County Football League following a splendid victory on Monday.

Goals from Sam Adams, Matt Maclean and Scott Ramsay gave the Quarterboys a well-deserved 3-1 win away to a Peacehaven & Telscombe side which began the day second in Division One.

Sidley United made it three wins and clean sheets out of three in the same division with a single goal success at Ringmer. Kevin Bird grabbed the winner during a second half bossed by the Blues.

An excellent 94th minute header by Chas Lister salvaged a 1-1 draw for Little Common at home to Westfield in Division Two. Sam Henham had given the visitors a 69th minute lead and both sides hit the woodwork.

It was a bad day for Bexhill United, however, as their three-match winning run came to a grinding halt with a 4-0 defeat at Hailsham Town. All the goals came in the second half and ex-Rye striker Danny Leach bagged a hat-trick.

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

Standings (played-points) - Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 6-14, 2 Pagham 4-12, 3 Peacehaven & Telscombe 5-10, 4 Lingfield 5-9, 5 Redhill 4-9, 6 SIDLEY UNITED 3-9, 7 Lancing 4-8, 8 AFC Uckfield 4-7, 9 Three Bridges 3-6, 10 Crowborough Athletic 5-6, 11 East Grinstead Town 5-6, 12 Hassocks 4-4, 13 Worthing United 3-4, 14 St Francis Rangers 3-3, 15 Shoreham 3-1, 16 Ringmer 5-1, 17 Selsey 2-0, 18 Chichester City 2-0, 19 Arundel 3-0, 20 Horsham YMCA 3-0.

Division 2: 1 Hailsham Town 5-13, 2 Rustington 4-12, 3 Wick 5-11, 4 Southwick 6-11, 5 Seaford Town 5-9, 6 East Preston 4-9, 7 Storrington 5-9, 8 Dorking Wanderers 4-6, 9 Mile Oak 3-6, 10 BEXHILL UNITED 4-6, 11 WESTFIELD 4-5, 12 Littlehampton Town 4-5, 13 LITTLE COMMON 6-5, 14 Midhurst & Easebourne 5-4, 15 Oakwood 5-4, 16 Loxwood 6-4, 17 Eastbourne United 5-1, 18 Steyning Town 6-1.