Booth strike ends losing run

Mike Booth netted Westfield's equaliser in a 1-1 draw away to Haywards Heath Town last night
Mike Booth netted Westfield's equaliser in a 1-1 draw away to Haywards Heath Town last night

Westfield’s footballers ended a three-match losing run with a creditable point away to top four opposition last night (Tuesday).

Mike Booth’s late strike earned Westfield a 1-1 draw from a Sussex County Football League Division Two fixture away to Haywards Heath Town which ended 10-a-side.

Westfield won a penalty shoot-out on their last visit to Hanbury Park back in October after a Parafix Sussex Senior Cup first round tie between the clubs ended 5-5 at the end of extra-time.

A repeat of such high scoring drama never looked on the cards, though, during a first half of precious little goalmouth incident. There was more to talk about in the second period and Heath got their noses in front through Jamie Wanstall in the 57th minute.

Both sides had a player sent-off in the same incident with Jethro Warren seeing red for Westfield. The visitors earned a share of the spoils thanks to Booth’s goal in the closing 10 minutes.

Sussex County League Division Two standings (played-points): 1 Eastbourne United AFC 27-65, 2 Loxwood 28-64, 3 Broadbridge Heath 29-63, 4 Haywards Heath Town 29-54, 5 LITTLE COMMON 28-49, 6 Wick & Barnham United 28-45, 7 Mile Oak 28-43, 8 BEXHILL UNITED 29-42, 9 Steyning Town 27-37, 10 WESTFIELD 28-32, 11 AFC Uckfield 28-32, 12 Oakwood 27-31, 13 Saltdean United 29-29, 14 Storrington 28-23, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 28-22, 16 Rustington 29-18, 17 Seaford Town 28-17.