Bexhill United and Little Common continued their fine starts to the season by winning again on Saturday.
Common came from behind to triumph 2-1 away to Wick in round two of the Sussex County Football League Division Two Challenge Cup, while Bexhill prevailed 5-2 at home to Southwick in Division Two.
Bexhill actually fell behind to a free kick in the first three minutes, but Andy Garman soon levelled and Steve Morris put them ahead.
Two Danny Turner goals - making it three in two games since his elevation to the front side - made it 4-1 at half time. Morris added his second and 10th of the season before Southwick nabbed a consolation.
Common, meanwhile, didn’t produce a vintage performance and a Wick side which was much-improved from the one Common beat 4-0 on the opening day of the season took a 13th minute lead through Michael Frangou.
Hole equalised six minutes later from Anthony Cooper’s through ball, and grabbed the winner 18 minutes from time by latching onto a delightful ball from Russell Eldridge, turning a defender and drilling into the bottom corner.
Elsewhere, Westfield saw their interest in this season’s county knockout competitions come to an end following a 2-0 loss away to Loxwood in round two of the Division Two Challenge Cup.
Full reports on each of these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers.
Sussex Division Two standings (played-points): 1 Newhaven 12-29, 2 LITTLE COMMON 11-23, 3 Littlehampton Town 9-23, 4 BEXHILL UNITED 10-22, 5 Eastbourne United AFC 10-20, 6 Broadbridge Heath 11-19, 7 WESTFIELD 10-16, 8 Wick 11-16, 9 Southwick 13-16, 10 Mile Oak 11-15, 11 Midhurst & Easebourne 11-15, 12 Seaford Town 10-14, 13 Loxwood 12-13, 14 Oakwood 10-10, 15 Steyning Town 12-8, 16 Storrington 12-8, 17 Rustington 11-4, 18 Saltdean United 12-1.