Bexhill win, Common & Westfield draw

Action from Bexhill United's 3-0 win at home to Rustington on Saturday. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh51019e)
Action from Bexhill United's 3-0 win at home to Rustington on Saturday. Picture by Steve Hunnisett (eh51019e)
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Bexhill United picked up their first win in four games with a 3-0 victory at home to Rustington on Saturday.

Second half goals from Steve Earley, Jacob Shelton and Ashley Jarvis saw off second-bottom opposition in Sussex County Football League Division Two.

Elsewhere in the division, Bexhill’s crosstown rivals Little Common salvaged a last gasp 2-2 draw away to Haywards Heath Town despite fielding a depleted side as a result of injury and unavailability.

Common took a 12th minute lead when Lewis Hole received a Sam Cruttwell pass and rounded the goalkeeper before slotting in off the post. Heath dominated the early stages of the second half and levelled in the 54th minute as the unmarked Jamie Wanstall headed home from a corner.

With 90 minutes on the clock, Heath grabbed what looked to be the winner when a neat one-two resulted in Sean Ardley tapping home. Common raised their game for one final push and following a succession of corners, the ball was knocked back into the box by a Heath player and Hole made no mistake from eight yards.

Also in Division Two, Westfield made it 10 points from a possible 15 with a goalless draw at home to Broadbridge Heath. Heath boast the division’s best defensive record with just 12 goals conceded and Westfield have the third meanest defence so it was perhaps no surprise that the scoresheet remained blank.

See Friday’s Observers for full reports.

Sussex County Football League Division Two standings (played-points): 1 Eastbourne United AFC 16-41, 2 Loxwood 17-38, 3 Haywards Heath Town 18-38, 4 LITTLE COMMON 19-33, 5 Broadbridge Heath 16-32, 6 Steyning Town 16-27, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 18-26, 8 Mile Oak 16-25, 9 AFC Uckfield 15-22, 10 Wick & Barnham United 16-22, 11 WESTFIELD 16-19, 12 Oakwood 16-15, 13 Storrington 17-14, 14 Seaford Town 16-13, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 17-12, 16 Rustington 17-11, 17 Saltdean United 16-7.