Bexhill stay unbeaten

Bexhill United scorer Josh Elliott-Noye
Bexhill United scorer Josh Elliott-Noye

Bexhill United continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw away to Broadbridge Heath on Saturday.

Darrol Parris, Bexhill’s manager, considered it a decent point against fellow undefeated opposition in Sussex County Football League Division Two even though Bexhill took the lead just before half time through Josh Elliott-Noye.

Heath got on top during the second half and grabbed a deserved equaliser. Bexhill goalkeeper Joe Rogers also pulled off some top class saves, although Steve Morris came close to making it 2-0 at one stage.

There was little good news elsewhere, though. Sidley United produced their worst performance of the season to slump 3-0 at home to Horsham YMCA in Sussex Division One.

Andy Hales squandered a great chance to put Sidley ahead early on and YM took command with two goals in the closing 20 minutes of the first half. A third goal eight minutes into the second half sealed Sidley’s fate.

Back to Division Two and leaders Little Common saw their six-match winning run brought to an emphatic end away to a strong Eastbourne United AFC side on Friday night. Former Common striker Drew Greenall was among the scorers.

Westfield lost 2-0 at home to a similarly potent Littlehampton Town team in round one of the John O’Hara League Challenge Cup. Both goals came in quick succession during the first half.

See Friday’s new-look Observers for reports on each game.

Standings (played-points) - Sussex Division 1: 1 East Preston 10-28, 2 Peacehaven & Telscombe 9-20, 3 Redhill 9-20, 4 RYE UNITED 10-20, 5 Lancing 10-19, 6 Hassocks 10-19, 7 Ringmer 9-19, 8 Lingfield 8-13, 9 Arundel 8-13, 10 Shoreham 10-13, 11 Dorking Wanderers 9-12, 12 Selsey 9-11, 13 Horsham YMCA 9-10, 14 Pagham 7-10, 15 SIDLEY UNITED 9-10, 16 St Francis Rangers 10-9, 17 Chichester City 11-9, 18 Crowborough Athletic 9-9, 19 East Grinstead Town 10-8, 20 AFC Uckfield 9-6, 21 Hailsham Town 8-6, 22 Worthing United 9-2.

Division 2: 1 LITTLE COMMON 9-19, 2 Newhaven 8-17, 3 Littlehampton Town 5-15, 4 BEXHILL UNITED 7-15, 5 Eastbourne United AFC 8-14, 6 Mile Oak 9-14, 7 Seaford Town 9-14, 8 Southwick 8-13, 9 WESTFIELD 9-13, 10 Broadbridge Heath 6-12, 11 Midhurst & Easebourne 9-12, 12 Loxwood 10-10, 13 Wick 8-7, 14 Steyning Town 7-5, 15 Storrington 9-5, 16 Oakwood 5-4, 17 Rustington 9-4, 18 Saltdean United 9-1.