Bexhill and Hastings in friendly fire

Hastings United V Billericay Town, 21/1/12
Hastings United V Billericay Town, 21/1/12

Bexhill United will entertain neighbours Hastings United in a football friendly tonight (Wednesday).

Sussex County Football League Division Two side Bexhill will be out to bridge a gap of three divisions against Ryman League Premier Division outfit Hastings.

The match could see Danny Ellis, pictured, return to The Polegrove. The skilful midfielder began the season at Bexhill before rejoining former club Hastings in the latter part of last year.

Bexhill and Hastings met in a friendly at The Pilot Field in late November with Hastings running out comfortable 4-0 winners.

Bexhill manager Darrol Parris said: “We played them a few months ago and that was to do them a favour. Sean (Ray, Hastings player-manager) said he would return the favour at any time and he’s agreed to send a first team to play us.

“I want to keep a good relationship there and we haven’t got a game the following Saturday so we need to keep ticking over.” Kick-off is 7.45pm, and admission is £2 for adults and free for under-16s.