Westfield lose at Rotherfield... Hollington set for battle of 100 per centers

Westfield went down 2-0 at Rotherfield - while Hollington United still have a 100 per cent record.

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 3:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 3:05 pm
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Rotherfield 2 Westfield 0

On the back of a fantastic start to the season, Westfield lost at Rotherfield.

They were without their front three of George King, George Landais and Dan Tewkesbury, so in stepped Lee Paine, Connor Benton-Powell and Will White.

Rotherfield took the lead, despite being down to 10 men due to a sinbin to their captain.

A free-kick from the right was mis-hit and fell kindly to a Rotherfield forward to slide into the net, leaving Gav Bourne with no chance.

For Westfield, Jack Stapley missed a chance with a diving header that bounced harmlessly over.

A moment of madness from Roberto Martellini saw himsent off.

Already heated after a clash witha Rotherfield forward, he let his mouth get the better of him and received a straight red for foul and abusive language.

Rotherfield soon found themselves 2-0 up, although in the eyes of the Westies it should never have counted.

A ball from the left was scooped over Bradley Kipps with a forward’s arm and smashed into the top

corner.

The Westies still pushed hard, hitting the post and bar in quick succession through Connor Benton and Lee Paine.

Despite Westfield’s first defeat of the season, there were positives in terms of the chances being created.

Westfield play Uckfield Reserves this week at The Parish Field (2pm).

Hollington Utd

Hollington travel to Crawley to face Forest Row on tomorrow.

After a dominant performance in their last game, Hollington will look to extend their winning streak to four games. Both teams have a 100 per cent win rate so far in the league, so something will have to give, although Hollington are in first place thanks to goal difference.

The game kicks off at 2pm at Oakwood Football club, Tinsley Lane Three Bridges.

Hollington still have Ben Radley,Dan Andrews and Pat Willis out with injury.

Andy Corrigan will be back playing after being away with work commitments.

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