Four-star Common crush Bexhill

Bexhill United defender Ben White and Little Common striker Jamie Crone tussle for possession
Bexhill United defender Ben White and Little Common striker Jamie Crone tussle for possession
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Little Common claimed local bragging rights with a 4-0 win at home to Bexhill United on Easter Monday.

It was a mirror image of the score in the reverse fixture at Christmas and salvaged some pride for Common from a disappointing Sussex Division Two season.

Jamie Crone hit the post for Common, but Bexhill had more of the chances until Casey Ham and Lewis Hole struck in the space of five minutes late in the first half.

Bexhill never looked like getting back into it after that and Chas Lister made it three in the 69th minute. Jordan Wood rounded things off in the fourth minute of added time

Elsewhere on the same day, Rye United gained a measure of revenge for their John O’Hara League Cup final defeat to Three Bridges on Good Friday.

The Quarterboys won 2-1 away to their Crawley-based rivals in Division One of the league thanks to a brace of goals from midfielder Jack Dixon.

Westfield lost 4-2 away to Seaford Town in Division Two. Peter Baker gave them a third minute lead, but they were 2-1 down at the end of an action-packed first half.

Tom Archer made it 2-2 with a 60th minute header and Westfield started to look the better side before conceding in the 85th and 89th minutes.

Full reports on each of these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers along with more pictures of the Common versus Bexhill game.

Standings (played-points) – Sussex Division 1: 1 Crawley Down 34-85, 2 Peacehaven & Telscombe 37-73, 3 Pagham 37-71, 4 Three Bridges 37-70, 5 Hassocks 38-68, 6 RYE UNITED 34-66, 7 East Grinstead Town 34-62, 8 Arundel 36-53, 9 Redhill 36-53, 10 Ringmer 37-49, 11 Crowborough Athletic 38-48, 12 SIDLEY UNITED 37-45, 13 Wick 37-45, 14 Hailsham Town 38-44, 15 Chichester City 37-44, 16 Lingfield 35-44, 17 Selsey 37-44, 18 St Francis Rangers 37-29, 19 Shoreham 37-28, 20 Eastbourne United AFC 37-10.

Division 2: 1 Lancing 34-78, 2 AFC Uckfield 32-73, 3 Worthing United 34-73, 4 BEXHILL UNITED 34-60, 5 Loxwood 32-58, 6 Seaford Town 33-57, 7 Mile Oak 33-55, 8 WESTFIELD 33-49, 9 Storrington 33-46, 10 Littlehampton Town 34-45, 11 Southwick 34-45, 12 Rustington 32-43, 13 LITTLE COMMON 33-42, 14 East Preston 34-34, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 33-26, 16 Steyning Town 32-24, 17 Oakwood 32-16, 18 Clymping 34-13.