Great night for Rye, Common & Sidley

Little Common celebrate scoring one of their goals in the 6-1 win at home to Westfield. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh13006b)

Little Common celebrate scoring one of their goals in the 6-1 win at home to Westfield. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh13006b)

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Three of the area’s Sussex County Football League clubs were victorious last night (Tuesday).

Rye United pulled off a splendid 1-0 win away to Pagham and Sidley United thumped Worthing United 6-1 in Division One, while Little Common also prevailed 6-1 against local rivals Westfield in Division Two.

Olly Lockyer’s third goal in as many matches shortly before the hour made Rye’s long trip to Pagham worthwhile and put them within two points of their sixth-placed victims with two games in hand.

Sidley moved seven points clear of the three relegation places on the back of a second successive victory. Goals from Dan Cruikshank and Matt Darby put the Blues two-up at half time against bottom-of-the-table opposition before Andy Hales and Terry Payne bagged two apiece after the break.

Common emphatically ended a run of four defeats in five outings and at the same time avenged a recent Hastings & District FA Senior Cup semi-final defeat to a Westfield side which arrived at The Recreation Ground having won three in a row.

A Zack McEniry brace and one from Lewis Hole put Common three-up at half time. Dominic Cruttenden added a fourth early in the second period and although Lawrence Brand pulled one back, further goals from Hole and Adam Smith capped a great night for Common.

See Friday’s Observers for full reports on all of these matches.

Standings (played-points) - Division 1: 1 Peacehaven & Telscombe 29-65, 2 Redhill 31-65, 3 East Preston 27-61, 4 Ringmer 34-61, 5 Hassocks 35-60, 6 Pagham 30-59, 7 RYE UNITED 28-57, 8 East Grinstead Town 32-53, 9 St Francis Rangers 32-53, 10 Lingfield 30-49, 11 Lancing 32-45, 12 Hailsham Town 28-41, 13 Horsham YMCA 30-40, 14 Selsey 33-39, 15 Arundel 29-38, 16 Crowborough Athletic 32-38, 17 SIDLEY UNITED 31-34, 18 Dorking Wanderers 33-30, 19 Chichester City 33-28, 20 Shoreham 31-27, 21 AFC Uckfield 29-12, 22 Worthing United 31-8.

Division 2: 1 Littlehampton Town 24-58, 2 Newhaven 26-58, 3 Eastbourne United AFC 26-52, 4 LITTLE COMMON 25-48, 5 Midhurst & Easebourne 25-46, 6 Broadbridge Heath 26-46, 7 WESTFIELD 26-40, 8 Loxwood 25-39, 9 BEXHILL UNITED 25-38, 10 Mile Oak 26-35, 11 Storrington 27-32, 12 Steyning Town 24-30, 13 Seaford Town 25-26, 14 Wick 24-25, 15 Southwick 26-24, 16 Rustington 26-21, 17 Oakwood 24-17, 18 Saltdean United 26-4.