Sidley United moved into the top five courtesy of a 3-1 win at home to AFC Uckfield last night (Wednesday).
Uckfield played the better football and dominated possession, but Sidley defended doggedly, worked tremendously hard and took their chances when they came along.
Scott McDonald gave Sidley a half time lead and Lewis Hole, pictured, doubled their advantage six minutes into the second half of the Sussex County League Division One fixture.
Uckfield pulled one back in the 59th minute through Jack Divall, but Sidley hung in there and sealed victory through Hole’s 87th minute header from a corner.
Sidley (4-4-2): Willis; Rea, S. Morris, Cruikshank, Mote; Funnell, Munday, S. McDonald, Taylor (White 79); Ham (Bird 64), Hole. Subs not used: C. Morris, Chandler, Heritage.
Sussex Division One top half (played-points): 1 Pagham 16-43, 2 RYE UNITED 19-41, 3 Lancing 17-35, 4 Hassocks 18-32, 5 SIDLEY UNITED 18-32, 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe 18-31, 7 Three Bridges 15-31, 8 Lingfield 17-29, 9 Redhill 15-28, 10 AFC Uckfield 20-28.
A full report and reaction will appear in tomorrow’s Bexhill Observer.