Maggs wins manager award

Hastings United manager John Maggs
Hastings United manager John Maggs

Hastings United boss John Maggs has been named Macron Manager of the Month for October in Ryman League Division One South.

Maggs’ men won all three of their league outings, and progressed in the FA Trophy and Robert Dyas League Cup.

United’s under-21s, meanwhile, completed the double over Three Bridges with a comfortable 4-0 victory at The Pilot Field last night (Monday).

The U’s struck once in the first half and three times during the second period to chalk up their second win of the Ryman U21 League South Division season.

United fielded a strong side featuring the likes Andy Corrigan, Sean Kelly, Andy Henson, Jordan Woodley and Rodrigo Branco, and the latter had a hand in all of the first three goals.

Jay Crisford opened the scoring after Branco skinned the Bridges left-back, drove into the penalty area and pulled the ball back.

Branco himself scored the second with a good finish from an acute angle and the diminutive Adam Smith made it three with a far post header after more good work from Branco.

The fourth was a comical own goal as the Bridges goalkeeper punched Chris Cumming-Bart’s free kick into his own net. It was a good performance from United and triallist Nathan Lee performed well between the posts.