Rye and Bexhill set for action

Rye United and Bexhill United will be in Sussex County Football League action tonight (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 14th August 2012, 1:39 pm

Rye will travel to AFC Uckfield in Division One and Bexhill are away to newly-promoted Saltdean United in Division Two. Both matches will kick-off at 7.45pm.

Scott Price’s Rye side has made an unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw away to Shoreham in the league opener being followed by a 1-0 victory at St Francis Rangers in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Uckfield were 4-0 winners over Selsey in their only league fixture to date, but lost 4-2 away to Lingfield in the FA Cup at the weekend. Both meetings between Rye and Uckfield last season ended in draws.

Price said: “It will be a tough one. It’s a side we seemed to struggle with last year and I do like the way they play, but I will set up to win the game.” Jack Franklin is likely to start and Price plans to revert to 4-4-2.

Bexhill will be seeking to make it two wins out of two following their 4-3 success away to Southwick on Saturday. Last season’s Division Three runners-up Saltdean began with a 1-1 draw at home to Midhurst & Easebourne.

Bexhill manager Darrol Parris said: “I’ve got to be confident, but not over-confident. They’ve come into the league so they’re going to be on a high, but as long as we work hard I’m sure we’ll be fine.”

Gavin Bourne and Ashley Kidman may be added to the squad, but Will Dunstall is unavailable. Follow @SimonNewstead on Twitter to find out the results and return to this website tomorrow morning for further details.