Common win but Westfield lose

Action from Little Common's 5-0 win at home to Saltdean United. Picture by Simon Newstead
Action from Little Common's 5-0 win at home to Saltdean United. Picture by Simon Newstead

Little Common and Westfield experienced mixed fortunes in last night’s (Tuesday’s) football.

Common won 5-0 at home to Saltdean United in Sussex County Football League Division Two, but Westfield were beaten 3-2 away to Oakwood in a Division Two Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Steve Morris gave Common a ninth minute lead with an emphatic finish into the far corner. Saltdean probably had the better of the play during the remainder of the first half, but Russell Eldridge doubled Common’s advantage with a shot from outside the box in the 39th minute.

Common stepped up a gear after the break and ran away with the match. A delightful James Vaughan free kick made it 3-0 in the 51st minute and Lewis Hole went through to add number four just two minutes later. Hole rounded-off the scoring in the 66th minute after the ball broke kindly for him.

Westfield missed out on a potential semi-final against neighbours Bexhill United following a narrow defeat away to Crawley-based Oakwood. Tom Archer and Mike Booth scored Westfield’s goals.

See Friday’s Observers for full reports.

Sussex Division Two standings (played-points): 1 Eastbourne United AFC 26-64, 2 Loxwood 27-61, 3 Broadbridge Heath 27-59, 4 Haywards Heath Town 27-50, 5 LITTLE COMMON 27-46, 6 Wick & Barnham United 27-42, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 28-39, 8 Mile Oak 25-37, 9 Steyning Town 25-37, 10 WESTFIELD 26-31, 11 AFC Uckfield 26-30, 12 Oakwood 25-28, 13 Saltdean United 27-26, 14 Storrington 27-22, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 26-21, 16 Rustington 28-18, 17 Seaford Town 26-17.