Sidley see off Westfield in final

Kenny Pogue set Sidley United on the way to a 2-0 victory over Westfield
Kenny Pogue set Sidley United on the way to a 2-0 victory over Westfield

Sidley United have clinched the Hastings & District FA Senior Cup for the third time in four years.

The Sussex County Football League Division One outfit ran out 2-0 winners over Division Two neighbours Westfield at a breezy Parish Field this afternoon (Saturday) with both goals coming during the second half.

Kenny Pogue, who scored a hat-trick in Sidley’s 5-1 semi-final victory against Bexhill United on Tuesday evening, opened the scoring in the 52nd minute with a low first time shot after the Westfield defence allowed a long ball to bounce.

Gregg Berry added a killer second goal in the 71st minute - just three minutes after coming off the substitutes’ bench - with a scrambled effort having initially appeared to over-run the ball.

The first half had been a fairly even and scrappy affair littered with free kicks. Westfield came the closest to scoring when Tom Archer’s glancing header from a Lawrence Brand free kick struck the far post.

Westfield: Morris, Williams, Bell (Paine 81), Thomson, Archer, Henham, Brand, Cuddington, Woodley (Smith 58), Booth, Owens (Ringwood 22).

Sidley: Nessling, Willett, Rea, Cooper (A. Darby 18), Munday, Agutter (Berry 68), Boyd (Brown 90), M. Darby, Hales, Pogue, Martin.