Draw keeps United top of the pile

Hastings United remain top of the Premier Division of the Ryman Football League.

Saturday, 28th August 2010, 10:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:22 pm

The U's lost their 100 per cent record but stayed unbeaten on the back of a goalless draw away to Hendon on Saturday.

Tony Dolby's side is one of four teams on seven points from a possible nine, but ahead of the others on goal difference going into the home game against still pointless Cray Wanderers on Bank Holiday Monday (kick-off 3pm).

Elsewhere, Rye United are up to second in Division One of the Sussex County League after an excellent 2-0 victory away to Chichester City. Dominic Clarke and Jono Richardson scored the goals.

Westfield have moved into an identical position in Division Two after sweeping aside bottom club Clymping 5-1. Dominic Cruttenden bagged a brace, and there was one each for Sam Willett, David Pugh and Tom Archer.

Little Common made it back-to-back victories in the same division after a Casey Ham hat-trick gave them a 3-2 success at home to Dave Shearing's Steyning Town.

But Bexhill United suffered a fourth defeat in six games with a 2-1 loss away to Southwick. Nathan Harding scored their consolation.

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

Standings (played-points) '“ Ryman Premier: 1 HASTINGS UNITED 3-7, 2 Kingstonian 3-7, 3 Sutton United 3-7, 4 Bury Town 3-7, 5 Wealdstone 3-6, 6 Harrow Borough 3-6, 7 Lowestoft Town 3-6, 8 Tooting & Mitcham United 3-6, 9 Canvey Island 3-5, 10 Hendon 3-4, 11 Carshalton Athletic 2-4, 12 Croydon Athletic 2-4, 13 Billericay Town 3-4, 14 Aveley 3-3, 15 AFC Hornchurch 3-3, 16 Concord Rangers 3-2, 17 Margate 2-1, 18 Folkestone Invicta 3-1, 19 Horsham 3-1, 20 Cray Wanderers 2-0, 21 Maidstone United 3-0, 22 Tonbridge Angels 3-0.

Sussex Division 1: 1 Crawley Down 6-16, 2 RYE UNITED 6-13, 3 Three Bridges 4-12, 4 Crowborough Athletic 6-12, 5 Pagham 5-10, 6 Redhill 6-10, 7 East Grinstead Town 5-9, 8 Selsey 6-9, 9 Chichester City 6-8, 10 Shoreham 6-7, 11 Arundel 5-7, 12 Hassocks 4-6, 13 SIDLEY UNITED 5-6, 14 Peacehaven & Telscombe 5-4, 15 St Francis Rangers 4-4, 16 Lingfield 4-4, 17 Hailsham Town 6-4, 18 Ringmer 5-3, 19 Wick 6-3, 20 Eastbourne United AFC 6-2.

Sussex Division 2: 1 Lancing 5-13, 2 WESTFIELD 7-13, 3 Rustington 7-13, 4 Southwick 6-13, 5 LITTLE COMMON 6-12, 6 Loxwood 5-12, 7 AFC Uckfield 6-11, 8 Seaford Town 7-11, 9 East Preston 6-11, 10 Worthing United 5-8, 11 Storrington 6-7, 12 Steyning Town 6-6, 13 Midhurst & Easebourne 6-5, 14 BEXHILL UNITED 7-5, 15 Mile Oak 5-4, 16 Littlehampton Town 5-3, 17 Oakwood 6-3, 18 Clymping 7-1.