Rye game to go ahead

Marc Gall's first away game in sole charge of Rye United will take place at Crowborough Athletic tonight

Marc Gall's first away game in sole charge of Rye United will take place at Crowborough Athletic tonight

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Rye United’s game away to Crowborough Athletic tonight (Tuesday) is set to go ahead.

Despite a significant amount of overnight rain, today’s pleasant sunshine has ensured that the Sussex County Football League Division One match will take place at the second time of asking.

The teams - both of whom successfully appealed against being moved to the Kent County League last summer - were originally due to meet on Boxing Day only for the clash to be postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Seventh-placed Crowborough picked up a very creditable draw away to unbeaten leaders East Preston in their first game of 2014 on Saturday, while Rye won 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller at home to 10-man St Francis Rangers thanks to two goals in the last 10 minutes from Liam Upton.

That result moved Marc Gall’s Rye side up to 13th in the table - eight points behind Crowborough with three games in hand. Kick-off at Alderbrook Rec is 7.45pm.