Saxons keep alive slim title hopes

George Deaves
George Deaves
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South Saxons pulled off one of their best wins of the season to stay in the title hunt.

The Hastings club won 2-0 away to fourth-placed Lewes III to remain four points behind South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One leaders Horsham II with two games to go.

Jamie Busbridge gave Saxons a half time lead and Alex Coombs made sure of the points after the break. Man of the match George Deaves made a brilliant save from Lewes’ one real chance.

A full report will appear in Friday’s Hastings Observer.

Saxons: Deaves; Reed, Ford, Bunday; Coombs, Burnett, Eldridge, Cornish; Towers, Orr, Cload. Sub: Busbridge.

Standings (played-points): 1 Horsham II 20-54, 2 SOUTH SAXONS 20-50, 3 Penguin 20-39, 4 Lewes III 20-37, 5 Brighton & Hove III 20-32, 6 Eastbourne II 20-31, 7 Hailsham 20-30, 8 Crowborough 19-25, 9 Middleton & Bognor 19-21, 10 Crawley II 21-16, 11 Southwick 20-13, 12 East Grinstead IV 19-0.