Four out of four for slick Sidley

Action from Three Bridges v Sidley 13 August 2011

Action from Three Bridges v Sidley 13 August 2011

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Sidley United have continued their perfect start to the football season.

The Blues made it four Sussex County League Division One victories out of four - all away from home - with four clean sheets thanks to a 1-0 win at St Francis Rangers on Saturday.

Although Paul Tuppenney had a penalty saved in the first couple of minutes and Sidley hit the post later in the first half, Lewis Hole’s first goal for the club at the start of the second period proved decisive.

Rye United won 6-0 away to Division Two side Storrington in round one of the John O’Hara League Challenge Cup thanks to goals from Wes Tate (2), Duncan McArthur, Luke Woodley, Sam Adams and Kevin Rose.

Westfield, of Division Two, upset Division One team Worthing United 3-2 at The Parish Field in the same competition. Sam Willett, Joe Barham and David Pugh scored the goals.

Little Common conceded two late goals to lose 3-1 at home to Chichester City in another Division Two versus Division One tie. Stuart Collier bagged his first senior goal in Common colours.

Two penalties - one of which was highly contentious - near the end resulted in Bexhill United losing by the same score away to Southwick in Division Two. Dominic Clarke had made it 1-1 in the second half.

Full reports on all these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points) - Division 1: 1 Pagham 5-14, 2 RYE UNITED 6-14, 3 SIDLEY UNITED 4-12, 4 Redhill 5-10, 5 AFC Uckfield 5-10, 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe 5-10, 7 Lingfield 5-9, 8 East Grinstead Town 6-9, 9 Lancing 4-8, 10 Three Bridges 4-6, 11 Crowborough Athletic 6-6, 12 Hassocks 5-4, 13 St Francis Rangers 5-4, 14 Worthing United 4-4, 15 Ringmer 6-4, 16 Chichester City 3-3, 17 Horsham YMCA 5-3, 18 Shoreham 3-1, 19 Selsey 3-0, 20 Arundel 3-0.

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