Just one match beats weather

A waterlogged pitch at Tilekiln in St Leonards yesterday (SUS-150118-135820002)
A waterlogged pitch at Tilekiln in St Leonards yesterday (SUS-150118-135820002)

Yesterday’s (Saturday’s) Macron East Sussex Football League programme was decimated by the wet weather.

Just one match went ahead across the league’s seven divisions and that was on an artificial 3G pitch at Eastbourne Sports Park.

Eastbourne Rangers extended their lead at the top of Division Two to 11 points by defeating visitors Northiam 75 5-1.

Rangers went ahead after just two minutes through Dan Wilkes and their lead was extended to 3-0 by the break courtesy of a Jamie Strong double.

Sam Dangerfield pulled one back for bottom-of-the-table and still winless Northiam, but Strong went on to complete his hat-trick and Sean Hardie bagged the fifth for a Rangers side which has won nine out of nine in the league.