Last gasp defeats for Rye & Sidley

Zack McEniry, pictured here against Mile Oak on Saturday, is claiming Little Common's third goal in the win over Seaford Town. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh08015e)

Zack McEniry, pictured here against Mile Oak on Saturday, is claiming Little Common's third goal in the win over Seaford Town. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh08015e)

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Rye United and Sidley United were beaten last night (Tuesday) as a result of conceding injury time goals.

Seventh-placed Rye were edged out 1-0 at home to new Sussex County Football League Division One leaders Ringmer with Ryan Bradley scoring the only goal in the nick of time.

A disputed 96th minute penalty scored by Danny Leach sent Sidley to a 2-1 loss at home to Hailsham Town in the same division. Leach had earlier put Hailsham ahead with a deflected free kick in the 67th minute.

Kenny Pogue equalised eight minutes later having missed several opportunities before that, but the wind was taken out of Sidley’s sails by a controversial straight red card shown to Sam Willett for a foul on Craig Ottley.

Little Common provided some good news with a 3-1 victory at home to Seaford Town in Division Two, their second home victory in the space of four days.

Lewis Hole gave Common a half time lead with a fantastic finish for his 19th of the season, but Seaford levelled midway through the second half via a wonder strike from Andy Whittingham.

A Russell Eldridge free kick put Common back in front and Zack McEniry claimed the third, although the final touch may well have come off a Seaford defender.

In the same division, Westfield considered themselves unfortunate to be edged out 3-2 away to third-placed Eastbourne United AFC, ending their four-match unbeaten start to 2013.

Steve Ringwood and Mike Booth were on target for Westfield, who were undone by a brace from Liam Baitup and one from Gianluca Del Gaudio. See Friday’s Observers for full reports on each of these matches.