Gould at double in Sidley win

Chris Gould
Chris Gould

Sidley United picked up their first points since January on a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon.

Two second half goals from Chris Gould – his first for the club – gave the Blues a 2-0 win at home to Arundel in Sussex County Football League Division One.

Elsewhere, two goals late in the first half and two more in the second condemned Little Common to a 4-0 loss at home to Division Two champions-elect East Preston.

See Friday’s Bexhill Observer for full reports on both matches. Rye United, Bexhill United and Westfield were fixtureless due to being well advanced with their games.

Three Bridges closed to within eight points of Division One leaders Rye with three games in hand following a 2-1 success away to mid-table Crowborough Athletic.

Westfield remain fifth-bottom of Division Two and five points above the bottom two as the three sides beneath them that were playing, including Common, all lost.

Standings (played-points) – Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 34-80, 2 Lancing 33-74, 3 Three Bridges 31-72, 4 Pagham 33-63, 5 Hassocks 35-63, 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe 33-60, 7 Lingfield 32-57, 8 Redhill 32-53, 9 AFC Uckfield 32-49, 10 East Grinstead Town 35-49, 11 SIDLEY UNITED 34-43, 12 Selsey 33-40, 13 Crowborough Athletic 36-40, 14 Shoreham 34-34, 15 Arundel 33-33, 16 Horsham YMCA 34-33, 17 Ringmer 33-32, 18 Worthing United 31-32, 19 St Francis Rangers 34-16, 20 Chichester City 30-11.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 30-83, 2 Hailsham Town 29-68, 3 Dorking Wanderers 29-59, 4 Littlehampton Town 31-51, 5 Eastbourne United AFC 31-50, 6 Southwick 32-47, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 31-46, 8 Loxwood 29-46, 9 Storrington 31-40, 10 Rustington 31-39, 11 Mile Oak 32-36, 12 Steyning Town 31-33, 13 Wick 30-32, 14 WESTFIELD 29-30, 15 Seaford Town 30-26, 16 Midhurst & Easebourne 29-26, 17 LITTLE COMMON 31-25, 18 Oakwood 30-25.