Common & Bexhill win again

Lewis Hole has scored eight goals in Little Common's last two games
Lewis Hole has scored eight goals in Little Common's last two games

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.