Hastings return to league action

Hastings United return to league action today (Saturday) with a trip to Faversham Town.

Saturday, 7th September 2013, 6:30 am
Jamie Crone is away for Hastings United's trip to Faversham Town today. Picture by Terry S. Blackman

United, who beat Ramsgate in the FA Cup last weekend, are lying second in Ryman Football League Division One South having picked up 16 points from a possible 18 so far.

Faversham are six points worse off in seventh having reached the play-offs last season. Jamie Crone and Jordan Woodley are on holiday, while Andy Henson is rated touch and go with a groin problem.

Elsewhere today, Rye United will resume their Sussex County League Division One campaign after back-to-back cup matches over the past week by making the relatively short journey to Ringmer.

Rye - who have bolstered their defence by signing Nathan Russell and Ben Radley this week - have taken seven points from their first four league games, while Ringmer have gained just three from five.

There’s a local derby in Division Two as Westfield entertain Bexhill United. Westfield have just one point from four matches so far, but showed a significant improvement when narrowly losing 4-3 away to Division One side Arundel in a midweek cup tie having led 3-1.

Bexhill have garnered seven points from four fixtures under new manager Kenny McCreadie and are unbeaten in their last three. The front two of Peter Cooper and Danny Leach have been in fine goalscoring form.

Little Common will be celebrating Non League Day as they host East Preston in round two of the Sussex RUR Charity Cup. Anyone with a season ticket or membership card for one of the 92 Football League clubs will get free entry.

Common are third in Sussex Division Two with 12 points from their opening six games, while East Preston head Division One with 10 points from a possible 12. Kick-off in all of these games is 3pm.