Injury-hit Bexhill see off Wick

Bexhill United overcame their injury problems to win 1-0 at Wick on Saturday.

Steve Morris scored the only goal - his 13th of the season - during the first half as Bexhill moved to within two points of the top three in Sussex County Football League Division Two.

Little Common had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Steyning Town in the same division. Steyning went ahead after half-an-hour and Common missed a number of chances before Dominic Cruttenden levelled six minutes from time.

Westfield’s run of six wins in seven Division Two matches ended with a 2-0 loss away to second-placed Littlehampton Town. It was Westfield’s third defeat without scoring against a strong Marigolds side this season.

In Division One, Sidley United lost 5-0 away to fourth-placed Hassocks with all the goals coming during the second half. The Blues had lost only one of their previous eight games in all competitions and won at Hassocks in the FA Cup during August.

Full reports on all these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers. Rye United’s FA Vase third round tie at home to South Park was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and has been rearranged for next weekend.

Standings (played-points) - Division 1: 1 Peacehaven & Telscombe 17-40, 2 East Preston 18-40, 3 RYE UNITED 18-39, 4 Hassocks 20-38, 5 Redhill 18-35, 6 Lancing 19-32, 7 Ringmer 17-32, 8 East Grinstead Town 20-31, 9 Lingfield 18-30, 10 Pagham 16-29, 11 Horsham YMCA 18-28, 12 St Francis Rangers 20-27, 13 Crowborough Athletic 19-25, 14 Arundel 19-23, 15 SIDLEY UNITED 18-22, 16 Shoreham 19-22, 17 Dorking Wanderers 19-20, 18 Hailsham Town 16-19, 19 Selsey 19-19, 20 Chichester City 21-12, 21 AFC Uckfield 18-9, 22 Worthing United 17-3.

Division 2: 1 Newhaven 16-39, 2 Littlehampton Town 14-35, 3 Broadbridge Heath 16-31, 4 LITTLE COMMON 15-30, 5 Eastbourne United AFC 14-30, 6 BEXHILL UNITED 14-29, 7 WESTFIELD 15-25, 8 Loxwood 17-23, 9 Southwick 16-19, 10 Midhurst & Easebourne 14-18, 11 Mile Oak 16-18, 12 Seaford Town 14-17, 13 Wick 15-16, 14 Storrington 17-15, 15 Oakwood 15-12, 16 Steyning Town 15-11, 17 Rustington 15-11, 18 Saltdean United 16-1.