Clubs produce mixed results

Martin Denny set Little Common on their way to victory at Steyning Town
Martin Denny set Little Common on their way to victory at Steyning Town

The area’s three Sussex County Football League Division Two clubs again produced a mixed set of results on Saturday.

Little Common achieved a good 2-0 win away to Steyning Town, Bexhill United fought out a goalless draw at home to Mile Oak and Westfield lost 2-1 at home to Saltdean United.

Common made it 10 points from a possible 15 with their first away league victory since the 1-0 success over Storrington way back on October 12. First half goals from Martin Denny and Steve Morris did the damage.

Bexhill are now five points and two places behind their crosstown rivals having played an extra game following an uneventful stalemate against a Mile Oak side which beat them 4-3 in the reverse fixture on the opening day.

Westfield suffered a 2-1 loss on home soil for the second successive Saturday. They found themselves two-down against a Saltdean side which beat them 5-3 a fortnight earlier before Gordon Cuddington pulled one back with his second goal in as many matches.

See Friday’s Observers for full reports. Rye United’s scheduled trip to Selsey in Division One didn’t go ahead because Rye withdrew from the league on Friday largely due to financial difficulties.

Standings (played-points): 1 Eastbourne United AFC 25-61, 2 Loxwood 26-61, 3 Broadbridge Heath 25-53, 4 Haywards Heath Town 26-49, 5 LITTLE COMMON 26-43, 6 Wick & Barnham United 26-39, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 27-38, 8 Steyning Town 23-36, 9 Mile Oak 23-34, 10 WESTFIELD 24-31, 11 AFC Uckfield 24-29, 12 Saltdean United 25-26, 13 Oakwood 23-25, 14 Storrington 27-22, 15 Rustington 27-18, 16 Midhurst & Easebourne 25-18, 17 Seaford Town 26-17.