Second half blast sinks Bexhill

Bexhill United conceded four second half goals against Hailsham Town for the second time this season last night (Tuesday).

Wednesday, 14th March 2012, 9:48 am

Darrol Parris’ side had looked on course to make it 19 Sussex County Football League Division Two points from a possible 21 when they led through Casey Ham’s 29th minute goal at half time.

But Shane Saunders equalised just 16 seconds into the second half and went on to complete a 22-minute hat-trick. Ryan Alexander sealed the points for second-placed Hailsham with a low 25-yard drive in the 80th minute.

A miserable second half for seventh-placed Bexhill was made complete when the usually deadly Ham, pictured, blazed an added time penalty over the crossbar. A full report and reaction will appear in Friday’s Bexhill Observer.

Bexhill (4-4-2): Bourne; Henty, Parsons (Denny HT), Elliott-Noye, Agutter; Markham (Kidman 62), Aston, Dadswell, Tudor; Ham, P. Rogers (Bristow 86). Sub not used: J. Rogers.

Standings (played-points): 1 East Preston 28-77, 2 Hailsham Town 27-62, 3 Dorking Wanderers 27-55, 4 Littlehampton Town 29-47, 5 Southwick 30-47, 6 Eastbourne United AFC 29-46, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 30-43, 8 Storrington 30-40, 9 Loxwood 27-40, 10 Rustington 29-36, 11 Mile Oak 31-36, 12 Steyning Town 30-32, 13 Wick 28-32, 14 WESTFIELD 28-29, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 27-26, 16 Oakwood 29-25, 17 LITTLE COMMON 29-24, 18 Seaford Town 28-23.