Three in a row for Westfield

Westfield striker Gordon Cuddington struck twice to take his tally for the season to eight
Westfield striker Gordon Cuddington struck twice to take his tally for the season to eight
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Westfield made it three consecutive league victories with a 4-2 win away to Steyning Town on Saturday.

Three goals in the closing 15 minutes enabled Westfield to overturn a 2-1 deficit and move up to seventh in Sussex County Football League Division Two.

Gordon Cuddington put Westfield 1-0 ahead with a 30-yard lob and they had chances to increase their lead before Steyning equalised shortly before the break.

Steyning then took the lead with a highly controversial penalty, but Danny Woodley thumped home to make it 2-2. Cuddington put Westfield back in front and set up Woodley to seal it late on.

In the same division, two unbeaten records remained intact after Bexhill United fought out a 2-2 draw in a very good contest at home to much-fancied Littlehampton Town.

Joe Cornwall gave Bexhill a half time lead and a splendid goal by the excellent Steve Morris made it 2-0, but Littlehampton hit back with two goals in quick succession either side of the 80-minute mark.

Little Common stay second on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to another undefeated outfit in Broadbridge Heath. Jamie Crone’s 12th of the season rescued a point after Common went behind.

Full reports on each of these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points): 1 Newhaven 9-20, 2 LITTLE COMMON 10-20, 3 Littlehampton Town 7-17, 4 Eastbourne United AFC 9-17, 5 Broadbridge Heath 8-16, 6 BEXHILL UNITED 8-16, 7 WESTFIELD 10-16, 8 Midhurst & Easebourne 10-15, 9 Mile Oak 11-15, 10 Seaford Town 10-14, 11 Southwick 10-13, 12 Loxwood 11-13, 13 Wick 9-10, 14 Storrington 10-8, 15 Steyning Town 8-5, 16 Oakwood 7-4, 17 Rustington 9-4, 18 Saltdean United 10-1.