Rye rally to beat Worthing

Rye United celebrate scoring against Worthing United
Rye United celebrate scoring against Worthing United

Rye United maintained their title bid with another home victory on Saturday.

But the Quarterboys had to come from behind before winning 3-1 at home to Worthing United in Sussex County Football League Division One.

Sam Adams levelled from the penalty spot before half time and then put Rye ahead with a cracker into the top corner. A late header by Kenny Pogue sealed the points.

Sidley United were unable to do Rye a favour as they went down 2-0 at home to third-placed Three Bridges with both goals coming during the first half at Gullivers.

Casey Ham struck twice on his return to Bexhill United as they won 2-0 at home to third-placed Dorking Wanderers in Division Two – their fourth straight league win.

Westfield did their survival hopes the power of good with a 4-0 success at home to Wick. Gordon Cuddington bagged a hat-trick and David Pugh netted the other.

But Little Common remain deep in trouble on the back of a 5-1 reverse at home to Littlehampton Town despite an early goal from Linton Rogers.

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

Standings (played-points) – Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 32-74, 2 Lancing 31-68, 3 Three Bridges 27-63, 4 Hassocks 32-60, 5 Pagham 30-59, 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe 31-54, 7 Lingfield 29-48, 8 Redhill 28-47, 9 AFC Uckfield 30-46, 10 East Grinstead Town 32-42, 11 Crowborough Athletic 34-40, 12 SIDLEY UNITED 32-40, 13 Selsey 30-37, 14 Shoreham 32-34, 15 Arundel 30-32, 16 Horsham YMCA 31-30, 17 Ringmer 30-29, 18 Worthing United 28-28, 19 St Francis Rangers 32-16, 20 Chichester City 27-8.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 28-77, 2 Hailsham Town 25-56, 3 Dorking Wanderers 26-52, 4 Littlehampton Town 28-47, 5 Eastbourne United AFC 29-46, 6 Southwick 29-44, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 27-39, 8 Storrington 29-37, 9 Loxwood 26-37, 10 Mile Oak 30-36, 11 Rustington 29-36, 12 Steyning Town 29-32, 13 Wick 27-32, 14 WESTFIELD 27-28, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 26-26, 16 LITTLE COMMON 28-24, 17 Oakwood 28-24, 18 Seaford Town 27-22.