Rye target John O’Hara glory

Luke Woodley scored twice for Rye United against Three Bridges in the FA Vase

Luke Woodley scored twice for Rye United against Three Bridges in the FA Vase

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As well as Rye United have performed this season they really need some silverware to show for their endeavours.

The Quarterboys have the chance to put a trophy in the cabinet today (Friday) when they take on Three Bridges in the Sussex County Football League John O’Hara League Cup final at the County Ground, Lancing, kick-off 11am.

Assistant manager Andy Laskey said: “Although we had a great run in the (FA) Vase and it’s a memory, I think we need something to show for it (the season). I think it would be a bit of a travesty if we don’t get something.”

Bridges are second in the league - three places and seven points above Rye having played three more matches. The Crawley-based side has won its last three league games, while Rye would have an identical record had it not been for a controversial late equaliser at Arundel in midweek.

The teams have met twice so far this season with Rye coming out on top on both occasions. Scott Price’s team won 3-1 after extra time away to Bridges in an FA Vase third round tie during December despite playing more than 85 minutes with 10 men and they cruised home 4-0 in the league meeting at the Salts last month.

Shaun Loft and Paul Watson are likely to be the only absentees for Rye as Danny Leach is expected to recover from a bout of tonsillitis.

The full article can be read in today’s Rye Observer.