Rye celebrate first home win

Olly Lockyer scored Rye United's second goal in the 3-1 win at home to Selsey
Olly Lockyer scored Rye United's second goal in the 3-1 win at home to Selsey

Rye United finally recorded their first home league win of the season yesterday (Saturday).

After two draws and two defeats in their first four Sussex County Football League Division One matches at The Salts this term, Rye broke their duck with a 3-1 success against Selsey.

Selsey made the long journey to The Salts having won five of their last six league games, but they were two-down inside 14 minutes after Andy Atkin gave Rye a fourth minute lead and Olly Lockyer doubled their advantage 11 minutes later.

Ben Billings put the result beyond doubt with Rye’s third goal in the fifth minute of the second half before Dan Martin nabbed an 84th minute consolation for the visitors. See Friday’s Rye Observer for a full report.

Standings (played 10 matches unless stated): 1 East Preston 28pts, 2 Hassocks 23, 3 Littlehampton Town 21, 4 Lingfield (11) 21, 5 Horsham YMCA 19, 6 Crowborough Athletic 17, 7 Dorking Wanderers 16, 8 Selsey 16, 9 RYE UNITED 15, 10 St Francis Rangers 15, 11 East Grinstead Town 15, 12 Newhaven 14, 13 Arundel 12, 14 Shoreham (9) 11, 15 Chichester City 11, 16 Pagham 10, 17 Ringmer 6, 18 Lancing 5, 19 Hailsham Town 4, 20 Worthing United 3.