Rye go back to the top

Little Common celebrate Anthony Cooper's stunning second goal in the 3-0 win over Wick

Little Common celebrate Anthony Cooper's stunning second goal in the 3-0 win over Wick

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Rye United have gone back to the top of the Sussex County Football League.

The Quarterboys won 2-1 away to Arundel on Saturday, while previous Division One leaders Pagham lost 3-1 at Hassocks.

Rye led at half time through an own goal and Liam Upton doubled their advantage before Arundel pulled one back late on to set up a nervy finish.

Also in Division One, Sidley United had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to second-bottom St Francis Rangers despite taking a half time lead through Lewis Hole.

Little Common made it back-to-back wins and clean sheets in Division Two with a 3-0 victory at home to Wick via Dom Bristow, Anthony Cooper and Dom Cruttenden.

Wick had three players sent-off in the space of four minutes during the final quarter and another went off injured after all three substitutes had been made.

Bexhill United recorded successive Division Two wins for the first time since August after Paul Rogers and Grant Payne gave them a 2-0 success at home to Rustington.

But Westfield remain second-from-bottom of the same division on the back of a 6-3 loss away to Steyning Town having led 2-1 after 55 minutes. Andy Hales, David Pugh and Curtis Coombes scored Westfield’s goals.

Full reports will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points) – Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 21-47, 2 Pagham 18-46, 3 Lancing 19-39, 4 Hassocks 21-39, 5 Peacehaven & Telscombe 19-34, 6 Three Bridges 16-34, 7 SIDLEY UNITED 20-33, 8 Lingfield 18-32, 9 AFC Uckfield 22-31, 10 Redhill 17-28, 11 Crowborough Athletic 23-27, 12 Horsham YMCA 21-27, 13 East Grinstead Town 23-27, 14 Selsey 18-23, 15 Ringmer 19-20, 16 Worthing United 20-20, 17 Arundel 20-17, 18 Shoreham 20-14, 19 St Francis Rangers 23-12, 20 Chichester City 18-8.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 16-43, 2 Hailsham Town 15-37, 3 Dorking Wanderers 14-31, 4 Storrington 19-29, 5 Southwick 18-27, 6 Littlehampton Town 15-25, 7 Mile Oak 19-25, 8 Wick 16-24, 9 BEXHILL UNITED 17-23, 10 Rustington 17-22, 11 Eastbourne United AFC 17-20, 12 Steyning Town 18-19, 13 Seaford Town 14-16, 14 LITTLE COMMON 17-16, 15 Loxwood 16-16, 16 Oakwood 17-14, 17 WESTFIELD 14-12, 18 Midhurst & Easebourne 15-10.