Mixed fortunes for local clubs

Individual head/shoulders and team pic of Rye United FC at The Salts, Rye.'10.09.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY 'Wesley Tate
Individual head/shoulders and team pic of Rye United FC at The Salts, Rye.'10.09.11.'Picture by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY 'Wesley Tate

There was a mixed bag of results for the area’s Sussex County Football League clubs last night (Tuesday).

Rye United put the disappointment of their weekend league defeat behind them with a 6-2 win at Ringmer in round two of the Sussex RUR Charity Cup.

Wes Tate scored four of the goals, while Sam Adams and Matt Maclean were also on target for a Rye side which effectively had the game won by half time having opened up a 4-0 lead.

Sussex Division Two side Bexhill United ended a run of four consecutive defeats by winning 3-1 at home to Division One outfit St Francis Rangers in the same competition. Paul Henty bagged a brace and Dan Hill netted the other.

But the good news ended there because, also in the RUR Charity Cup, Division One team Sidley United lost 2-0 away to Southwick, from Division Two.

And Westfield, who had won their previous four games in all competitions, were hammered 7-0 away to new Division Two leaders Hailsham Town in the league with former Rye striker Danny Leach scoring five.

Full reports on each of these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers. Little Common are in action tonight (Wednesday) with a trip to Seaford Town in Division Two.

Standings (played-points) – Division 1: 1 Pagham 10-30, 2 RYE UNITED 12-27, 3 Peacehaven & Telscombe 11-21, 4 AFC Uckfield 11-17, 5 East Grinstead Town 11-17, 6 Lancing 8-15, 7 Three Bridges 9-15, 8 SIDLEY UNITED 8-15, 9 Lingfield 8-14, 10 Redhill 8-14, 11 Hassocks 9-13, 12 Crowborough Athletic 10-11, 13 Horsham YMCA 11-9, 14 Ringmer 9-7, 15 Selsey 6-6, 16 Worthing United 8-6, 17 St Francis Rangers 8-4, 18 Chichester City 5-3, 19 Shoreham 6-2, 20 Arundel 6-1.

Division 2: 1 Hailsham Town 10-25, 2 East Preston 9-24, 3 Dorking Wanderers 9-21, 4 Southwick 12-18, 5 Storrington 11-17, 6 Rustington 10-16, 7 Wick 9-15, 8 Littlehampton Town 8-14, 9 Mile Oak 10-13, 10 WESTFIELD 9-11, 11 BEXHILL UNITED 9-10, 12 Eastbourne United AFC 10-10, 13 Seaford Town 6-9, 14 LITTLE COMMON 8-9, 15 Oakwood 10-8, 16 Loxwood 7-5, 17 Midhurst & Easebourne 10-4, 18 Steyning Town 9-3.