Ramsay hat-trick keeps Rye on course

3/3/12- Rye Utd vs Worthing Utd football action.
3/3/12- Rye Utd vs Worthing Utd football action.

Scott Ramsay scored a hat-trick as Rye United notched up another victory on Saturday.

Ramsay, pictured, struck twice in the first half and once in the second period to give Rye – who were missing three regular starters in defence - a 3-1 win away to Selsey.

Sussex County Football League Division One title rivals Three Bridges won 2-1 away to Chichester City to remain 11 points behind Rye with five games in hand.

Bexhill United made it 16 points from a possible 18 in Division Two with a 2-1 win at home to Littlehampton Town. Josh Elliott-Noye and Nathan Tudor scored the goals.

Westfield drew 1-1 in a relegation six-pointer at home to Oakwood. After David Pugh had a penalty saved, Sam Willett put Westfield in front only for Oakwood to level.

Little Common dropped below Oakwood into the bottom two after losing 2-1 at home to third-placed Dorking Wanderers. Jake Sherwood was on target for Common.

See Friday’s Observers for full reports.

Standings (played-points) – Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 33-77, 2 Lancing 31-68, 3 Three Bridges 28-66, 4 Hassocks 33-63, 5 Pagham 31-62, 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe 31-54, 7 Lingfield 30-51, 8 Redhill 29-50, 9 AFC Uckfield 31-46, 10 East Grinstead Town 33-45, 11 Crowborough Athletic 35-40, 12 SIDLEY UNITED 32-40, 13 Selsey 31-37, 14 Shoreham 32-34, 15 Arundel 31-33, 16 Horsham YMCA 32-30, 17 Ringmer 31-29, 18 Worthing United 29-29, 19 St Francis Rangers 33-16, 20 Chichester City 28-8.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 28-77, 2 Hailsham Town 26-59, 3 Dorking Wanderers 27-55, 4 Littlehampton Town 29-47, 5 Southwick 30-47, 6 Eastbourne United AFC 29-46, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 29-43, 8 Storrington 30-40, 9 Loxwood 27-40, 10 Rustington 29-36, 11 Mile Oak 31-36, 12 Steyning Town 30-32, 13 Wick 28-32, 14 WESTFIELD 28-29, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 27-26, 16 Oakwood 29-25, 17 LITTLE COMMON 29-24, 18 Seaford Town 28-23.