Long-time leaders knocked off perch

Wes Tate on the ball for Rye United in their 5-2 win over St Francis Rangers on Saturday
Wes Tate on the ball for Rye United in their 5-2 win over St Francis Rangers on Saturday

Rye United have been knocked off the top of the Sussex County Football League table.

Three Bridges moved a point above Rye with a game in hand courtesy of a 5-1 victory at home to bottom club Chichester City last night (Tuesday).

It means that the Crawley side will be crowned champions if they pick up all three points at home to Peacehaven & Telscombe on Saturday.

Anything less than a victory, though, and Rye could still clinch their first ever Division One title with a final day win away to Bridges on Saturday April 28.

See Friday’s Rye Observer for all the latest Rye United news.

Sussex County League Division One top three (played-points): 1 Three Bridges 36-85, 2 RYE UNITED 37-84, 3 Lancing 36-80.