Bexhill home game switched to opponents’ ground

Action from a previous meeting between Bexhill United and Southwick at the start of last season. Picture courtesy Mark Killy
Action from a previous meeting between Bexhill United and Southwick at the start of last season. Picture courtesy Mark Killy

Bexhill United Football Club’s scheduled first home game of the season will take place at its opponents’ ground tonight (Wednesday).

The Pirates were due to entertain Southwick in Southern Combination League Division One, but there’s been a delay in putting up the floodlights at The Polegrove so the match will instead take place at Southwick with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Bexhill manager Ryan Light said: “The floodlights should all be in place. But because of the high winds we had over the weekend, the company (putting the lights up) said they wouldn’t be able to move the floodlights because there’s a high risk of damage. The earliest date they could return was Tuesday October 2.”

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Bexhill are currently in sixth place after Saturday’s crushing 8-1 win away to Worthing United, but will move into the top four if they beat third-bottom Southwick.

“Saturday was great, but we need to back it up with a midweek win against a team in the bottom half,” added Light.

Bexhill’s first home match of the 2018/19 campaign will now be against Selsey this coming Saturday.

Southern Combination League Division One top half standings (played 7 matches unless stated): 1 AFC Varndeanians 19pts (+15 goal difference), 2 Steyning Town 18 (+10), 3 Alfold 16 (+13), 4 Hailsham Town 15 (+15), 5 Wick 15 (+3), 6 BEXHILL UNITED (6) 12 (+18), 7 Littlehampton Town 12 (-1), 8 Selsey 11 (0), 9 Seaford Town 11 (-3).