United through in League Cup

Head shots and a team shot of Bexhill United, Polegrove, Brockley Road, Bexhill.'17.09.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Aaron Parris
Head shots and a team shot of Bexhill United, Polegrove, Brockley Road, Bexhill.'17.09.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Aaron Parris

Hastings United ended a six-match winless run on Tuesday night.

The U’s won 2-0 away to Sittingbourne in round two of the Ryman Football League Cup thanks to a goal in either half.

Kenny Pogue put Premier Division side United ahead just before the break and Aaron Parris made sure of victory with a last minute second goal on his senior debut.

Ryan Thomson hit the post for United in the first half immediately after Chamal Fenelon’s shot was blocked on the line, while Division One South outfit Sittingbourne struck the crossbar in the second period.

Elsewhere, a heavily stretched Sidley United suffered an eighth defeat in 11 matches with a 4-1 loss at Lingfield in Sussex County League Division One.

But Bexhill United extended their unbeaten run to four matches courtesy of a 1-1 draw at home to Eastbourne United AFC in a match which ended 10-a-side. Casey Ham equalised for a Bexhill team which had Matt Sellick sent-off.

Full reports on each of these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points) - Sussex Division 1: 1 Pagham 14-39, 2 RYE UNITED 14-28, 3 Peacehaven & Telscombe 15-28, 4 Lingfield 12-23, 5 AFC Uckfield 13-23, 6 Lancing 12-22, 7 Redhill 11-21, 8 Three Bridges 11-21, 9 Crowborough Athletic 14-20, 10 Horsham YMCA 14-18, 11 East Grinstead Town 15-17, 12 Hassocks 12-16, 13 SIDLEY UNITED 11-16, 14 Selsey 10-15, 15 Ringmer 13-13, 16 Worthing United 11-10, 17 Shoreham 10-5, 18 Arundel 9-4, 19 St Francis Rangers 12-4, 20 Chichester City 9-3.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 11-28, 2 Hailsham Town 11-28, 3 Dorking Wanderers 10-24, 4 Southwick 13-21, 5 Littlehampton Town 10-18, 6 Storrington 12-17, 7 Rustington 11-17, 8 Wick 10-15, 9 BEXHILL UNITED 11-14, 10 Mile Oak 12-13, 11 Seaford Town 9-12, 12 Eastbourne United AFC 12-12, 13 WESTFIELD 10-11, 14 Oakwood 12-11, 15 LITTLE COMMON 10-9, 16 Steyning Town 11-9, 17 Midhurst & Easebourne 11-7, 18 Loxwood 8-5.