Common & Westfield set for action

Tempers fray during Little Common's last match away to Steyning Town the weekend before last. Picture by Stephen Goodger
Tempers fray during Little Common's last match away to Steyning Town the weekend before last. Picture by Stephen Goodger

Two of the locality’s Sussex County Football League sides will be in midweek action tonight (Tuesday).

Little Common entertain Saltdean United in a Sussex County Football League Division Two clash, while Westfield travel to Oakwood for a Division Two Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Fifth-placed Common head into their match on the back of a 2-0 win away to Steyning Town the weekend before last courtesy of first half strikes from Martin Denny and Steve Morris.

That extended Common’s good run to 10 points from a possible 15, although their only defeat in that sequence was a 3-1 loss in the reverse fixture against Saltdean two-and-a-half weeks ago.

Westfield, meanwhile, were narrowly defeated 1-0 on Saturday by Wick & Barnham United, but will be feeling positive about facing Oakwood after doing the league double over the Crawley outfit earlier this season.

A 3-0 away win in the middle of September was followed by a 3-1 triumph at home towards the end of November. Westfield, who are 10th in the league, know that another victory tonight would set up a semi-final against neighbours Bexhill United.

Common’s match will kick-off at 7.30pm, while Westfield will get underway half-an-hour later at 8pm.