Westies edged out by leaders

Sam Willett had one of Westfield's best efforts during their narrow defeat to Eastbourne United AFC
Sam Willett had one of Westfield's best efforts during their narrow defeat to Eastbourne United AFC

Westfield’s run of back-to-back wins was halted by a narrow 1-0 loss at home to title-chasing opposition in their final home game of the season.

A solitary second half goal denied Westfield a point against Sussex County Football League Division Two leaders Eastbourne United AFC on Easter Monday.

Westfield had the better chances during a goalless first half. Their best moments included Sam Willett having a deflected volley saved and Matt Dadswell sending a diving header just wide from Jethro Warren’s free kick.

Mike Booth couldn’t convert a Curtis Coombes cross while under pressure and Dadswell was unable to reach a Ross Williams ball across goal. Wes Tate had a couple of efforts at the other end.

In the second half, Westfield goalkeeper Carl Morris came out on top in a one-on-one situation but substitute Mark Goodwin converted a similar opportunity to grab what turned out to be the winner. Jason Taylor came close to a second for Eastbourne, shooting wide with Morris grounded.

Westfield: Morris, Hurley, Durrant, Thomson, Archer, Warren, Willett, Dadswell, M. Booth, Coombes, Williams. Subs: J. Booth, Allman, Miller, Harris, Markham.