Wins for Bexhill and Common

Jacob Shelton's goal secured Bexhill United's first victory since January
Jacob Shelton's goal secured Bexhill United's first victory since January

The footballers of Bexhill United and Little Common recorded 1-0 victories away from home on Saturday.

Bexhill got the better of Rustington to end a seven-match winless run in Sussex County Football League Division Two, while Common triumphed against Midhurst & Easebourne to continue their good form in the same division.

The goal that decided a hard-fought game in Bexhill’s favour came early on. Jacob Shelton netted his 15th of the season and second in successive outings in only the fourth minute.

Common made it three straight wins and clean sheets thanks to a 75th minute strike by Steve Morris - his third in as many matches. In fact, Common have picked up 16 points from the last 21 available.

Elsewhere in Sussex Division Two, Westfield went down 2-0 away to second-placed Loxwood with both goals coming after the break. It was Westfield’s seventh loss in their last nine games and fifth successive defeat on a Saturday.

See Friday’s Observers for full reports.

Sussex County League Division Two standings (played-points): 1 Eastbourne United AFC 26-64, 2 Loxwood 28-64, 3 Broadbridge Heath 28-62, 4 Haywards Heath Town 28-53, 5 LITTLE COMMON 28-49, 6 Wick & Barnham United 28-45, 7 BEXHILL UNITED 29-42, 8 Mile Oak 27-40, 9 Steyning Town 26-37, 10 WESTFIELD 27-31, 11 AFC Uckfield 27-31, 12 Saltdean United 28-29, 13 Oakwood 26-28, 14 Storrington 28-23, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 27-21, 16 Rustington 29-18, 17 Seaford Town 28-17.