Ramsay hits five in Rye win

Five-goal Scott Ramsay
Five-goal Scott Ramsay

Scott Ramsay plundered a remarkable five-goal salvo as Rye United won 5-3 away to Wick on Saturday.

The former Eastbourne Borough and Brighton & Hove Albion talent also hit the post despite playing the last 25 minutes of the Sussex County Football League Division One fixture at centre-half.

After Josh Pelling saved an early penalty, Rye were never behind in a game which had everything. They led 1-0, 4-1 and 5-2 en route to a victory which means they will finish at least third.

In fact, Rye will come second if they pick up four points from their last two games. They travel to Lingfield on Bank Holiday Monday and champions Crawley Down on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Sidley United rounded-off a successful season with a very good 2-1 win at fourth-placed Pagham despite losing captain Danny Spice to injury in the first half. Sean Kelly (penalty) and Paddy Cody scored the goals.

Little Common completed a disappointing Division Two programme with a 3-3 draw away to Steyning Town thanks to a brace of goals from Lewis Hole and one from Casey Ham.

Westfield were denied a top half finish by a 3-0 loss in their final game at Storrington. Bexhill United had already finished their fixtures, but results elsewhere meant they held on to fourth spot.

Full reports on each of these games will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings - Division 1 (played 38 matches unless stated): 1 Crawley Down (35) 88pts, 2 Peacehaven & Telscombe 76 (+36 goal difference), 3 RYE UNITED (36) 72 (+36), 4 Pagham 71, 5 Three Bridges 70, 6 Hassocks 68, 7 East Grinstead Town (36) 65, 8 Arundel (37) 53, 9 Redhill (37) 53, 10 Ringmer 52, 11 Crowborough Athletic 48, 12 SIDLEY UNITED 48, 13 Lingfield (36) 47, 14 Wick 45, 15 Hailsham Town 44, 16 Chichester City (37) 44, 17 Selsey 44, 18 Shoreham 31, 19 St Francis Rangers 29, 20 Eastbourne United AFC 10.

Division 2 (played 34 matches unless stated): 1 Lancing 78, 2 AFC Uckfield (33) 76, 3 Worthing United 73, 4 BEXHILL UNITED 60, 5 Seaford Town 58, 6 Loxwood 58, 7 Mile Oak (33) 55, 8 Storrington 49, 9 Rustington 49, 10 WESTFIELD 49, 11 Littlehampton Town 45, 12 Southwick 45, 13 LITTLE COMMON 43, 14 East Preston 34, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 27, 16 Steyning Town (33) 25, 17 Oakwood (33) 16, 18 Clymping 13.