Blooming Rose does it again

Kevin Rose scored an 89th minute winner for Rye United against Arundel
Kevin Rose scored an 89th minute winner for Rye United against Arundel

Kevin Rose scored an 89th minute winner as Rye United triumphed 2-1 at home to Arundel on Wednesday night.

The recent signing from Sidley United headed home a Danny Ellis corner to give the Quarterboys only their second victory in eight matches.

It was Rose’s second crucial goal in the space of 48 hours after netting a stoppage time equaliser in the 2-2 draw away to his former club on Monday night.

Rye had opened the scoring in the 29th minute of a lively Sussex County Football League Division One fixture through a well-taken goal by Jack Dixon.

Arundel equalised from a 62nd minute free kick, but Rye went three up-front in search of a winner and got their reward thanks to man of the moment Rose.

Rye manager Scott Price said: “We just needed a win. They seemed to have plenty of energy today. Rosey’s the one player in the team who will attack the ball.”

Rye (3-5-2): Pelling; Ramsay, Tuppenney, Richardson; Woodley, Ellis, Dixon, Franklin (Cooper 85), Cole; Buay (Rose 71), Leach (Radley 90+1). Subs not used: D. Clarke, D. Bourne.

A full report will appear in tomorrow’s Rye Observer.

Rye have received a walkover in tonight’s Reserve Section (East) fixture at home to Pease Pottage Village. Sidley United will entertain Little Common in the same division from 7.45pm.